10 Things New Leaders Must Do to Score Big Wins in Their First 10 Weeks

25 When you transition to a new leadership role in the organization, your first instinct may be to jump in and start changing things immediately—what we at NOBL refer to as “Mighty Mouse Syndrome.” Unfortunately, in this rush to get things done, it’s easy to overlook the most critical challenge for a new leader: winning over your team. In this webinar, we discuss the 10 things you can do to build a relationship with your team members so you’re positioned for success. We’ll also walk through two activities you can apply immediately to start developing and improving those relationships. Johnny’S […]

Simplifying complexity

Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn’t feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution. Illustrating the tips and tricks for breaking down big issues, he distills an overwhelming infographic on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to a few elementary points. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Questions from Frankenstein

When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, the world lived its first industrial revolution, and the questions that came up in society were two: are we becoming monsters ? Are we losing our identity ? In the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, that of Artificial Intelligence, Paolo Gallo questions other questions: what are we learning ? What choices are we making ? What is our moral compass ? But above all: what are we fighting for ? Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Being Agile vs Doing Agile

True Agile implementation offers ‘paradigm shifts’ in organisations, teams and individuals. Most are unable to get past what Arie calls ‘Mechanical Agile’ ( in his view i.e. doing just some rituals, but not shifting paradigms on for example documentation, leadership, reporting, multi disciplined teams and removing silos). Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

There’s more to life than being happy

Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there’s a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life – serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you – gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

How To Create A Side Hustle As A Multipassionate Person

If you’re a multipassionate person, it can feel difficult to decide what side hustle you want to start and which skills to back. You’re likely feeling overwhelmed on where to start because deep down, you know you have so much more to offer as a multifaceted person. But what if you can use your gifts to create a unique way of working and combine them to stand out? What if your previous work experience and skills you’ve accumulated along the way hasn’t been a waste, and can be used in your new path as an entrepreneur? Being able to embrace […]

The Elephant in the Brain

We humans are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to get ahead socially, often by devious means. Understanding hidden motives in everyday life can dramatically change how we view social familiar institutions such as education, medicine, politics and religion. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

The Happiness Trap

Over the last 5 years we’ve met hundreds, if not thousands, of people that are seeking more from their work and life. Whilst the monthly pay cheque might be feeding their mouths, it’s not feeding their soul. At the same time there are others that have found their calling, but struggle making a living from it. We call this the happiness trap: for many it’s a straight choice between doing good or making money. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Rethinking Leadership

The Agile world seems to have recently discovered the importance of “leadership”. This can be very good news and it can also very bad news. It’s bad news if the so-called “Agile Leadership” is a way to rebrand traditional management models, along with their underlying mindset, so that they could survive in a rather different cultural ecosystem. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Leading Through Change

Underwear, Clocks, and Companies: How to Change When You Must. Bree Groff explored the pitfalls that leaders must overcome during periods of vast organizational change. Bree explains why those at the top of organizations must be instigators of change, and how to work through human responses like resistance and vulnerability. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Nomad Dating

Topic: “Nomad Dating” What are the unique benefits and challenges when dating as a digital nomad? How does one attract the right partner when living such an unconventional, mobile lifestyle? This time our speaker was Jackie Blake a new yorker life coach specializing in dating and relationships and author of “Dating as a Spiritual Adventure: Avoid Red Flags, Rock the Journey and Find the One” Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Moving Beyond with Next Level Agile

Today, most Agile teams are trying to achieve predictable, fast delivery. While that’s good, it’s no longer good enough—not if we want to keep up in this highly competitive, rapidly changing world. It’s not just about teams anymore. Next Level Agility is about the ability of entire organizations to quickly adapt to market changes. Together, we reset the bar on how great Agile organizations operate by moving beyond practices like user stories, project plans, stakeholder feedback, continuous integration, and velocity, and towards a new Next Level Agile Manifesto with an emphasis on Discovery over Execution. Learn to identify organizational impediments […]

The mindset of the business innovator – an artist or a scientist?

How does a business innovator think? Does he, or she, thinks like a scientist or an artist? This short video explains how the mindset of the business innovator is a combination of both ways of thinking. The business innovator thinks like a scientist when looking for clues about unmet customer needs, and as an artist when inventing new products or services satisfying those needs. Which of the two mindsets comes more natural to you ? Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

How to be a high performing distributed team

As web technologies advance, it’s becoming more and more common for companies to go remote. In the past, communication with remote colleagues has been notoriously bad. The connections were rarely good, we couldn’t see each other, and we often found ourselves around conference room tables hunched over a spider phone yelling “Hey Bob, it’s Lisette. Can you hear me?”. And indeed, in these conditions, working with teams outside the office was undesirable, to say the least. Your virtual team is working ok-ish, but you know things could be better. You would like to know how to work online as if […]

T-Shaped Teams: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

How becoming T-Shaped can cause a Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Gwen Diagram In small teams, it’s common for people to share roles such as Scrum Master / Tester / Dev but in a lot of cases there are conflicting interests. How can a Tester adequately test when as a Scrum Master the highest priority is assisting the team to deliver? This is an experience report from when Gwen was working at a start up with a shared role of Tester, Scrum Master and DevOps and how the role affected her thinking when context switching to different […]

Stop scaling, start growing an Agile organization

Strategic advantage lies in being yourself and doing the right things the right way. Those who copy what their competitors are doing, place themselves behind the pack — a sure way of losing. This is why “scaling” agility is misleading at best, and disastrous at worst. When you take an existing model and fit your organization to that, you lose much of what makes you unique and different.Companies small and large must instead learn to grow their own agility for their own advantage. This sounds simple — and it is, when you know what to look for.In this keynote, Andrea […]

Business Not As Usual – Identifying Innovation with Speed

Chris Hodge, Product Manager & Innovation Leader, Intuit Intuit will teach their Design for Delight framework and how to apply this design thinking methodology to create innovation and products that deliver real customer benefit. Chris Hodge is best described as passionate and obsessed. Especially when it comes to his customers. Early in Chris’ career he spent five years as a restaurateur and discovered putting your customers’ needs front and center is what leads to real growth and innovation. Chris created experiences and processes to deliver benefit for his customers that are still leading edge in that industry today. Realizing the […]

How remote work redefines productivity

When it comes to remote work, our current industry state has strange productivity metrics. The quantity of the office spent hours seems to matter more than the quality of the work done, even though it can lead to a toxic, over-competitive environment or even burnout. Building a healthy work culture without physical proximity is ultimately a trust exercise and here’s something to be said about productivity when you shift focus onto variables like discipline, proactivity, creativity, handling distractions and working without guidance. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

If you are smart, why aren’t you happy ?

In this funny talk, Prof Raj reveals the simple secret of a happy life, based on his years of research shared in one of the most popular online courses ever “A life of happiness and fulfilment” By using the audience as a research subject, Raj shows how each one misses an important point when it comes to happiness. Raj Raghunathan (aka Dr “Happy-smarts”) is the Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin. A researcher and author, Raj teaches a very successful course on Happiness around the world and his book “If You’re So Smart, […]

The Role of Leadership in Driving Company Culture

Among the many responsibilities of leaders, guiding company culture is arguably one of the most important. Every employee plays a part in this process, yet at the end of the day, leaders are the ones who can make or break culture, causing a ripple effect on employee recruitment, engagement, and performance. You will learn: -The role of leaders and managers in driving company culture -Specific behaviors and techniques that leaders can apply to guide culture -How to incorporate the employee voice into your culture efforts Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

How to manage a remote team

Markus Ahlstrand is a cofounder and Think Chief Architect of acast, a curated platform for podcasts that connect listeners, podcast creators, and advertisers in a fully integrated, one-stop shop. Markus will be discussing how he tries to get the most out of remote work, which processes and tools can be used to boost the advantages of remote working, and how do you keep everyone on the page. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Agile in Distributed Teams

In the ideal perfect world there will be rainbows and unicorns and teams that all sit together. In reality most teams have to deal with distribution in one form or another. For some its team members spread across a building, for others its team members in other parts of the world in different time zones. We will provide some tips to help agile work better for these teams Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

4+3+2+1 Team Success Factors

Jimmy Janlén presents 4+3+2+1 Team Success Factors, a model that captures and describes what you can do to help your team become strong and successful. These 10 factors are split into four groups. * The first group describes four dialogs we need to have as a team. * Next we have three aspects of hard work. * Then there are two dialogs I need to have with myself. * The final one is about how we communicate with the organisation around us. Download printable poster here: http://blog.crisp.se/teamsuccessfactors Camera, script, graphics and editing: Jimmy Janlén Book: Visualization Examples – https://visualizationexamples.com/ Johnny’S […]

Living in flow: the secret of happiness

Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, USA, one of the greatest psychologists of our time, pioneering researcher into optimal experience or ‘flow’ and best-selling author of Flow: The classic work on how to achieve happiness • What really makes us glad to be alive? • What are the inner experiences that make life worthwhile? • When do we experience ‘flow’ – a state of joy, creativity and total involvement? • What does the research show about the beneficial effects of ‘flow’ on our happiness and wellbeing? • How can we actively bring ‘flow’ into our lives at work, at play and in our […]

Self-Awareness to Thrive

In this talk, you will get insights and knowledge on why and how self-awareness is the key to empowerment, fulfillment and also productivity. Self-awareness applied to work is about understanding what works and what does not work for you, in terms of places, people, situations and tasks and learning to manage your energy, not your time… When you then look at the bigger picture, self-awareness and communication are also the keys to fruitful, balanced and meaningful collaborations. In a team or company frame, the more people know themselves and feel that they can express it without blame, the more they […]

How To Transform Good Teams Into Awesome Ones

This is not a talk about teams. This is a talk about you and your role in developing a great team. In order to make this happen you need to work on two levels: The Zen Level and The Operational Level. The Zen Level is mostly about maintaining the right attitude. The Operational Level is mostly about taking the right steps. We will share our experience from Agile transformations we worked on recently, success and failure stories and steps we make while working with the teams. Join us to master the two levels while working with your people. Beware, they […]

Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too? Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

How to turn Failure into Success

Setbacks are a normal part of the entrepreneurial journey. Pitches go wrong, early product builds don’t work out, competitors are chipping away at your market share — entrepreneurs need to develop a thick skin and an iron-clad determination to keep going and learn from their experiences. There are tools to use such as pivots and post-mortems designed to help you iterate and move forward — what are they and how can you take advantage of them? Tune in to hear from our guests, Richard Branson and Tyra Banks, who have dealt with huge failurees to find huge success. Richard has […]

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Beyond empowerment

Doug is a Northern California-based executive coach, organizational consultant, speaker, author and educator. He is the author of Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization. An economics graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, he also holds a law degree from Willamette University College of Law and a Senior Professional in Human Resources designation (SPHR). He enjoys traveling to rough parts of the world and appreciates the perspective that he gains from it. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Kata at Home

Start ’em Early! Create Scientific Thinkers. The Davis Family shows us how we can use the Improvement Kata pattern with our kids, nephews, nieces, grandkids – right now! Just think how well prepared they will be for life’s challenges. See a little more at: http://tinyurl.com/homekata. The Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata’s practice routines for scientific thinking can be applied in business, education and — as shown in this video — in our personal lives too. Johnny’S Cove CoWorking & CoLiving in Civitanova Marche (MC) – Italy BOOK NOW!

Self-Esteem, Gratification & Addiction

Simon Sinek discusses digital addiction & self-esteem. Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: […]

Cultivating Empathy

KEYNOTE: Cultivating Empathy – The Most Important Feature You Can Provide to Your Team, Company and Customers – Leslie Hawthorn Without empathy, teams with enormous technical skills can fail in their quest to deliver quality products to their users. Fail at empathy, and your chances of failing at everything skyrocket. Empathy is not something you’re innately born with – it’s a skill that can be learned, cultivated, refined and taught to others. In this Keynote, Leslie Hawthorn will discuss the value of empathy, how you can cultivate it in yourself and your organizational culture, and conclude with concrete steps for […]

Put more life into your work

Steve Munroe shares how he—and many like him—left more ‘lucrative’ lines of work for a life of greater purpose, connection and satisfaction in the new creative economy. He implores us to educate ourselves in the greatest skill that economy will require: the ability to change. He shows how a community of digital nomads, corporate refugees and creative professionals in Bali offer a glimpse into the future of work, and the kind of education that helps this tribe to navigate the rapidly shifting, location-independent economy. After a ten year, 11 country stint at the United Nations, Steve founded three companies in […]