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Please, not more of the same (2 of 3)

21 Sep 14 · 11:06 pm

I had to get up at 0400 this morning to make the morning flight for Berlin.  The reason was that I had an indulgent thirty hour period which stated on Friday night with a Blues match at the Arms Park, followed yesterday by a walk on Pen-y-fan followed by a performance of William Tell by the WNO in Cardiff.  OK we lost the match, but with considerable improvement over the previous week and it will take time for the new coach and players to jell.   I also got to take Kim Ballestrin to her first ever Rugby match.  I'd driven her down from our software design session showing off the length of Wales in the process via the glories of the A470 with the odd mountain road diversion.   The walk was good, although not as good as y Garn!   The opera was brilliant, a glorious peon to freedom and I will try and get to it again.  So I don't deserve sympathy for the early rise.

It's always a pleasure to return to Berlin and thanks to the rush it was my first cup of coffee in over 24 hours which is a very long time.  On the flight I was thinking through the opening keynote I have to give tomorrow at the Scrum Global Gathering. I argued in yesterday's post that more of the same would not work.  Nearly everything listed in the McKinsey report referenced yesterday as a solution is not an argument for radical rethinking of how we do things, although their analysis (which is good) demands it.  Also some...

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Early Bird Discount for Washington DC’s CSM course ending 8th Sep

By Michael Cheveldave  ·  2 Sep 14  ·  6:43 pm

Update below from Jules Yim who leads our course marketing:

Summer's nearly over, and with it our Early Bird discount for the CSM course in Washington DC from the 29th September to the 2nd October.

We'd like to share more about the opportunity to spend some quality one-on-one time with Tony Quinlan and Michael Cheveldave during the executive coaching session, which is bundled with Day 4 and is directly related to its afternoon session – learning how to work with narrative in facilitated sessions and in large volumes with SenseMaker®.

This covers more than just theory and broad brushes in application, as Tony and Michael have decades of experience using narrative across diverse fields in the private and public sectors. You'll get go hear their experiences applying SenseMaker® in countries such as Mexico, Columbia, Ethiopia, Canada, USA, Rwanda, Egypt and Singapore, getting executive buy-in… or pick their brains and perhaps even solve a nagging issue or two you've been having.

If you take advantage of the Early Bird discount for the full 4-day CSM course, you can save up to $439 — this discount ends on the 8th September.

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