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Eigenquestions – Framing the problem and asking the right question

Until a few days ago I hadn’t heard of Coda and its founders, but that changed when I came across their approach to framing problems and asking questions. Coda is a document creation and sharing platform, Shishir Mehrotra – Co-Founder / CEO and Matt Hudson – founding product manager and now Head of Growth – […]

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Book review: “Humble Inquiry”

Edgar H. Schein, a former professor at MIT has done a lot of research in the field of organisational culture, and I particularly like the work he has done with respect to effective communication. His 2013 book “Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling” is a prime example of Schein’s endeavours to […]

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Book review: “Why Are We Yelling?”

  Buster Benson, entrepreneur and former product leader, has written “Why Are We Yelling?”. In this book, he covers ‘the art of productive disagreement’. Most of us are weary of disagreement, so Benson’s claim that disagreement can be productive is intriguing. The book begins with some of the common misconceptions with respect to disagreement: Arguments […]

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Book review: “The Fearless Organization” by Amy C. Edmondson

Before you read this review of “The Fearless Organization” by Amy Edmondson, I’d encourage you to watch Amy’s Tedx Talk in which she talks about how to build psychological safety. Edmondson is a management professor at Harvard Business School and has done a tremendous amount of work in the area of psychological safety.  In her […]

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Book review: “Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”

You might have come across “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. Patrick Lencioni, a consultant and speaker, wrote this seminal business book back in 2002. In this book, Lencioni identified the common root causes behind teams and companies underperforming: Dysfunction #1: Absence of Trust: The fear of being vulnerable with team members prevents the building of […]