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With Great People: High-Performance Teams
49 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Tito Jackson: How Adding More Cowbell Can Be the Prescription for Your Team's Fever
In this episode, Richard interviews Tito Jackson. Tito is an entrepreneur, founder of Apex Noire, and a former City Councilor of the City of Boston. He tells us how to inspire cultural dedication to goals within your team and gives us a taste of his secret management sauce - Cowbell Fridays. When you finish listening to the episode, find Tito on Instagram or Twitter, or email him at email@example.com. You can read the transcript of the entire episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-92-tito-jackson/.
29 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Dr. Dave Cornelius: How Having Fun and Building Trust Makes Teams Resilient and Successful
In this episode, Richard interviews Dr. Dave Cornelius. Dr. Dave is a lean and agile catalyst leading and empowering others to achieve their best. He is the author of several books, including Belonging and Healing: Creating awesomeness for yourself and others and Deliver Value: Happy contributing people, Satisfied customers, and Thriving business. Dr. Dave is a founder of the 5 Saturdays Agile education outreach program that enables high school students to experience technology and business careers through an interactive summer workshop. He tells us how building trust among your team members will build trust among your clients and customers. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Dr. Dave Cornelius on his website at https://davecornelius.us. You can read the transcript of the entire episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-91-dr-dave-cornelius/.
44 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Jessica Kerr: How Some Shared Fun Time Increases Your Team's Productivity
In this episode, Richard interviews Jessica Kerr. Jessica is a software developer, popular public speaker, and a symmathecist. She tells us about symmathesy and observability and how they make our world develop faster and more harmoniously. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Jessica on Twitter, visit her website at https://jessitron.com, or chat with her during her office hours at https://www.honeycomb.io/devrel/observability-office-hours/. You can read the transcript of the entire episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-90-jessica-kerr/.
19 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Sally Elatta: Here Are 5 Factors That Will Guarantee Your Team's High Performance
In this episode, Richard interviews Sally Elatta, CEO and founder of AgilityHealth. Sally tells us how leadership is just another way of serving a team and how leading from a place of love keeps the team engaged and focused. She also shares with us the top 5 predictors of a team's high performance. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Sally on LinkedIn and visit agilityhealthradar.com. You can read the transcript of the entire episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-89-sally-elatta/.
25 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
Andrea Ippolito: How to Bind Your Team With Friendship and Trust
In this episode, Richard interviews Andrea Ippolito, CEO and Founder of SimplyFed. SimplyFed is an organization supporting families in feeding their babies. Andrea was a part of and led many teams, including as the Director of the Department of Veteran's Affairs Innovators Network and as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House. She tells us how the sense of shared vision and friendship among team members brings the ability to communicate freely, even disagreements, and push the team forward faster and better. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Andrea on Twitter and visit SimplyFed's website.
32 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Lisette Sutherland: How to Build Strong Personal Connections in a Remote Team
In this episode, Richard interviews Lisette Sutherland. Lisette is an author and keynote speaker, helping people work remotely successfully. She's also the founder of the online community Virtual Team Talk, the host of the Collaboration Superpowers podcast, and the founder and director of the Collaboration Superpowers consulting firm. Lisette tells us about the importance of personal connections in the workplace and how to foster them in remote teams. When you finish listening to the episode, check out Lisette's website, visit collaborationsuperpowers.com, and give a listen to her podcast. You can read the transcript of the entire episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-87-lisette-sutherland/.
36 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
Claire DeMarco: How To Bring Your Team To Perfection With the Core Protocols
In this episode, Richard interviews Claire DeMarco. Claire is the Director of Information Discovery Services at the Harvard Library. She led multiple high-performance teams, including the one that made Harvard University Libraries available to virtually anyone in the world. She tells us how the Core Protocols helped her teams to achieve successes and what to expect when these successes get noticed. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Claire on Twitter, and check out her writings at medium.com. You can read the transcript of the episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-86-claire-demarco/.
56 minutes | May 24, 2022
Patricia Kong: How to Get From an Average to a Great Team With Emotional Intelligence
In this episode, Patricia Kong comes back to the show and turns the tables on Richard, asking him questions. Patricia Patricia leads Enterprise and Leadership Solutions at scrum.org. She is a public speaker, coach, a co-author of The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum, and a co-developer of the Evidence-Based Management Framework. Patricia recently invited Richard to scrum.org to present a webinar on core protocols for psychological safety and emotional intelligence. During this interactive session, some important questions remained open, so Patricia came to get her answers! When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Patricia on LinkedIn, and visit scrum.org, where you can check out Richard's webinar. You can read the transcript of the episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-85-patricia-kong/.
26 minutes | May 10, 2022
Brian Lucas: How to Define Your Team as a Powerful and Long-Lasting Brand
In this episode, Richard interviews Brian Lucas. Brian is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is best known for his research on creativity and morality in the workplace and everyday life. Brian tells us how igniting energy and passion in your team brings the spark of creativity and endurance. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Brian on Twitter, visit his website, and check out his research. You can read the transcript of the episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-84-brian-lucas/.
25 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
Luke Hohmann: How Being Happy with Who You Are Makes You Feel Wonder for Who You Can Be
In this episode, Richard interviews Luke Hohmann. Luke is the founder and CEO of FirstRoot, the company on the mission to create the next generation of impact investors. He is also an inspiring public speaker and the creator of Innovation Games. Luke tells us how to recognize whether a team is a team we want to stick with and how self-appreciation can help us on this quest. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Luke on LinkedIn and visit www.firstroot.co. You can read the transcript of the entire episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-83-luke-hohmann/.
35 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
James Grenning: How to Make Your Team an Iterative Engineering Machine Safely
In this episode, Richard interviews James Grenning. James is the founder of Wingman Software, where he coaches and consults around the world. James is also the author of the book Test-Driven Development for Embedded C and the co-author of the Agile Manifesto. James tells us how to encourage our teammates to experiment and iterate and why experimentation and iteration are essential. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with James on Twitter, visit his website at www.wingman-sw.com, and check out his book. You can read the full transcript of the episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-82-james-grenning/.
30 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
Catherine Louis: How to Make Your Current Team Your Best Team
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38 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Michael Spayd: How Destiny Brings the Best Teams Together
In this episode, Richard interviews Michael Spayd, a co-founder of The Collective Edge, Agile Coaching Institute, and the co-author of Agile Transformation: Using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework (tm) to Think and Lead Differently. Michael is best known as the originator of the Integral Agile Transformation Framework (tm). He tells us why being in a good team might feel like a fulfillment of your destiny and how does this destiny find you. When you finish listening to this episode, follow Michael on LinkedIn, visit The Collective Edge website at https://www.the-collective-edge.com, and read Agile Transformation: Using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework (tm) to Think and Lead Differently. You can read the transcript of the episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-80-michael-spayd/.
34 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Kate O'Brien: How "Rushing to Health" Actually Makes Your Team Perform Worse
It is a part of human behavior to resist change, especially when things seem to go well. So, how do we secure "buy-in" among the stakeholders for the new ideas? In this episode, Richard interviews Kate O'Brien, Senior Human Resources Director at Remix Therapeutics and an expert on people analytics. She tells us how the teams assume ownership over their work, outcomes, and, yes, changes that affect their work. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Kate on LinkedIn. You can read the transcript of the entire episode at: https://kasperowski.com/podcast-79-kate-obrien/.
32 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Arie van Bennekum: How Saying "Yes" Can Take You Anywhere You Want
In this episode, Richard interviews Arie van Bennekum. Arie is a co-author of the Agile Manifesto and an Agile thought leader at Wemanity Group. Arie tells us how accepting new challenges, even when doubting ourselves, opens new opportunities and truly makes us the architects of our own life. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Arie on LinkedIn and visit his website at https://arievanbennekum.com. You can read the transcript of the entire episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-78-arie-van-bennekum/.
9 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Psych Safety and Team EI: The Antidote to the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
In this episode, Richard talks about the importance of trust among the team members and how psychological safety increases performance. You can read more about it here: https://kasperowski.com/the-five-dysfunctions/.
36 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Vanessa Druskat: How to Cross Rope Bridges by Relying on Your Teammates' Skillsets
In this episode, Richard interviews Vanessa Druskat. Vanessa's research on organizational behavior and team emotional intelligence profoundly influenced Richard's work with teams. She tells us how relying on a specific skill set of each individual within your team leads to superior results and more cohesive and lasting relationships. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Vanessa on LinkedIn and learn more about her research at the University of New Hampshire website. You can read the full transcript of the episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-76-vanessa-druskat/.
19 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Mary And Tom Poppendieck How A Focused Leader Ensures Their Team's Success
This episode is a continuation of Richard's interview with Mary and Tom Poppendieck. As the official part of the interview finished, they continued chatting and sharing some great ideas. Luckily, the record button was still on, so we can share this fantastic "unofficial" part of the conversation with you. You can read the transcript of the episode at https://kasperowski.com//podcast-75-mary-and-tom-poppendieck
46 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Mary and Tom Poppendieck: Keeping Your Team Together During the Great Resignation
In this episode, Richard interviews Mary and Tom Poppendieck. Richard's Agile heroes, the Poppendiecks have written highly influential works on lean software development, including Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit, The Lean Mindset, and Leading the Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point. Richard tackles with them one of the burning problems of today's business world: how to retain an increasingly independent workforce? When you finish listening to this episode, visit their website at: http://www.poppendieck.com. You can read the transcript of the full episode at http://kasperowski.com/podcast-74-mary-and-tom-poppendieck.
35 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Woody Zuill: The Best Leader Is the One Who Leads Without Authority
In this episode, Richard interviews Woody Zuill, an Agile coach well known for popularizing mob programming and the No Estimates movement. In this first part of the interview with Woody, he tells us how kindness, consideration, and respect can transform any team into a fulfilling working experience. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Woody on LinkedIn and Twitter, visit his website at www.woodyzuill.com, and check out his upcoming book No Estimates - How to Deliver Software Without Guesswork. You can read the transcript of the entire episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-73-woody-zuill/.
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