Jul 21, 2019
SPaMCAST 556 features our essay on Socratic Questioning. Questions are a critical tool that every coach, mentor or leader uses to help shape and improve the performance of those they interact with — I don’t think this statement should surprise anyone. That said, pushing past the concept of just asking questions, Socratic questioning is a formal and disciplined approach to getting the person answering the questions to synthesize and answer based on knowledge and logic.
We also have a visit from Susan Parente. Susan brings her Not A Scrumdamentalist column to the SPaMCAST. In this installment, Professor Parente discusses being agile in name only. Being agile in name only is not an enviable place to be!
Re-Read Saturday News
The availability heuristic, introduced in Chapter 12, states that we make judgments about an attribute based on how easy or hard it is to retrieve information about the attribute. In Chapter 13, Kahneman dives deeper into how the availability heuristic functions, and provides some hints on how it can be used.
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SPaMCAST 557 will feature my interview with Jorgen Hesselberg. We talked about his book Unlocking Agility and assessing agility. A thought-provoking and fun interview. Jorgen’s irrepressible nature shines through even when tackling tough topics!