Esther Derby

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Average rating: 3.92 · 2,628 ratings · 165 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
Agile Retrospectives: Makin...

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Readings for Problem-Solvin...

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Change Artistry Reader

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Behind Closed Doors: Secret...

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Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
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Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill
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This story should be interesting, but it is not. The writing style is "this happened, then that happened, then this happened..." on and on and on. No particular character development, thread, theme, or insights.

A bad pick by the book club.
Practical Empathy by Indi Young
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Humble Consulting by Edgar H. Schein
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Humble Inquiry by Edgar H. Schein
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Groups That Work (and Those That Don't) by J. Richard Hackman
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“Dana followed a specific structure: Set the stage. Gather data. Generate insights. Decide what to do. Close the retrospective.”
Esther Derby, Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

“Then ask everyone in the room to speak. When someone doesn’t speak at the beginning of the retrospective, that person has tacit permission to remain silent for the rest of the session.”
Esther Derby, Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

“Useful goals for retrospectives include the following: Find ways to improve our practices. Discover what we were doing well. Understand reasons behind missed targets. Find ways to improve our responsiveness to customers. Rebuild damaged relationships.”
Esther Derby, Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great




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