Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Special Edition, 2022

Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Special Edition, 2022
Weekly Pulse is content curation and highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, ramblings, and other interesting things I discovered and digested during the week.

In the special edition, you have the chance to have a look at all the Weekly Pulse editions from 2022. 

Just click on the week title to read the summary.

Week 51, 2022

#1 - Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey
#2 - If You Encounter Any of These “Monster” Managers … Run
#3 - Having Trouble With Your Strategy Then Map It
#4 - AI in the Workplace: Paving the Way For Man-Machine Collaboration
#5 - The New Productivity Challenge
#6 - What is Kanban
#7 - Book Notes: Doing Agile Right - Darrell Rigby, Sarah Elk, and Steve Berez


Week 50, 2022

#1 - The Right Way to Manage Expats
#2 - The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Leads to Better Work
#3 - Managing in the Knowledge Economy
#4 - 3 Common Fallacies About Creativity
#5 - The One Thing You Need to Know About Managing Functions
#6 - What Is Scrum
#7 - Book Notes: Doing Agile Right - Darrell Rigby, Sarah Elk, and Steve Berez 


Week 49, 2022

#1 - The Set-up-to-Fail Syndrome
#2 - Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy
#3 - Innovation at the Speed of Information
#4 - Dunbar's Number: Why We Can Only Maintain 150 Relationships
#5 - Designing the Hybrid Office
#6 - What Is Agile
#7 - Book Notes: The Unicorn Project - Gene Kim


Week 48, 2022

#1 - Cracking the Code of Change
#2 - Revisiting Agile Teams After an Abrupt Shift to Remote
#3 - What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team 
#4 - Incentives and the Two Types of Motivation
#5 - Drive Innovation with Better Decision-Making 
#6 - What Is Lean
#7 - Book Notes: The Phoenix Project - Gene Kim, George Spafford, and Kevin Behr


Week 47, 2022

#1 - Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change
#2 - A Lack of Leadership Roles for Women Even in the Metaverse
#3 - Why We Buy Things We Don't Need
#4 - What Happened When Zapier Cancelled Meetings for a Week
#5 - Feeling Stuck or Stymied
#6 - What is Design Thinking
#7 - Book Notes: The DevOps Handbook - Gene Kim, Patrick Debois, Jez Humble, and John Willis


Week 46, 2022

#1 - The Brand Report Card
#2 - 12 Simple Daily Tasks That Will Energize and Simplify Your Life
#3 - How Apple is Organized for Innovation
#4 - What Happened After Zappos Got Rid of Workplace Hierarchy
#5 - Persuading the Unpersuadable
#6 - What is a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
#7 - Book Notes: The Lean Machine - Dantar P. Oosterwal


Week 45, 2022

#1 - Why Should Anyone Be Led by You
#2 - When Does Intelligence Peak?
#3 - 15 tiny ideas that quickly drain stress from your life
#4 - How to Combat Virtual Meeting Fatigue
#5 - What Evolution Can Teach Us About Innovation
#6 - What is OKR - Objectives and Key Results
#7 - Book Notes: This is Lean - Niklas Modig, Pär Åhlström


Week 44, 2022

#1 - Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups
#2 - Redesigning the Post-Pandemic Workplace
#3 - 8 Outrageous Tips That Will Save You Time
#4 - What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
#5 - Leadership That Gets Results
#6 - What Is 4DX - The 4 Disciplines of Execution
#7 - Book Notes: Management 3.0 - Jurgen Appelo


Week 43, 2022

#1 - Conquering a Culture of Indecision
#2 - Simple Behaviors That Make Others Want to Listen to You
#3 - Some Reflections on Being Off Social Media
#4 - Enterprise Agility: Buzz or Business Impact?
#5 - Managing Our Hub Economy
#6 - How to Define Goals - S.M.A.R.T.
#7 - Book Notes: Reinventing Organizations - Frederic Laloux


Week 42, 2022

#1 - Harnessing the Science of Persuasion
#2 - The Best Leaders in the World Are “Quiet Managers”
#3 - Managing in the Knowledge Economy
#4 - The Coronavirus Effect on Global Economic Sentiment
#5 - Don’t Let Age Get in the Way of Entrepreneurship
#6 - The Elements of Value
#7 - Book Notes: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Patrick Lencioni


Week 41, 2022

#1 - Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance
#2 - How Companies Can Help Midlevel Managers Navigate Agile Transformations
#3 - Persuade Your Company to Change Before It's Too Late
#4 - How to Think Clearly
#5 - Beyond Theory Y
#6 - The Magic Circle of Johan Huizinga
#7 - Book Notes: Agile - Andre Faria Gomes


Week 40, 2022

#1 - Blue Ocean Strategy
#2 - Are Your Team Members Lonely
#3 - How Incumbents Survive and Thrive
#4 - Strategy for a Digital World
#5 - Teaching Smart People How to Learn
#6 - Mastering Your Learning with ShuHaRi
#7 - Book Notes: Lean Thinking - James Womack and Daniel Jones


Week 39, 2022

#1 - Tipping Point Leadership
#2 - When Waterfall Principles Sneak Back Into Agile Workflows
#3 - Process Improvement, The Agile Way
#4 - Revenge Bedtime Procrastination
#5 - Your Strategy Has to Be Flexible
#6 - The Yerkes-Dodson Law
#7 - Book Notes: Scrum - Jeff Sutherland


Week 38, 2022

#1 - The One Number You Need to Grow
#2 - Are We in the Metaverse Yet?
#3 - More-Experienced Entrepreneurs Have Bigger Deadline Problems
#4 - How to Make Your Culture Work with Agile, Kanban & Software Craftsmanship
#5 - Your Strategy Should Be a Hypothesis You Constantly Adjust
#6 - The Schneider Culture Model
#7 - Book Notes: The Agile Organization - Simon Reay Atkinson and James Moffat


Week 37, 2022

#1 - Is Silence Killing Your Company
#2 - The Ultimate Learning Machines
#3 - In-Depth Career Planning Process for Positive Impact
#4 - Just Move: Scientist Author Debunks Myths About Exercise And Sleep
#5 - The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose
#6 - The Kano Model
#7 - Book Notes: The Enterprise and Scrum - Ken Schwaber


Week 36, 2022

#1 - How to Pitch a Brilliant Idea
#2 - The Hard Truth About Business Model Innovation
#3 - Skilled Incompetence
#4 - To Start a New Habit, Make It Easy
#5 - The CEO View: Defending a Good Company from Bad Investors
#6 - The SWOT Analysis
#7 - Book Notes: Scaling Lean - Ash Maurya


Week 35, 2022

#1 - Fear of Feedback
#2 - Why Agility Pays
#3 - The Best Digital Business Models Put Evolution Before Revolution
#4 - The Frustration with Productivity Culture
#5 - The Stretch Goal Paradox
#6 - The Contingency Theory
#7 - Book Notes: The Art of Agile Development - James Shore and Shane Warden


Week 34, 2022

#1 - Fair Process: Managing in the Knowledge Economy
#2 - Dunbar's Number: Why We Can Only Maintain 150 Relationships
#3 - Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change
#4 - Life Is Not a Game
#5 - To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It
#6 - What is The Peter Principle
#7 - Book Notes: The Peter Principe - Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull


Week 33, 2022

#1 - The Young and the Clueless
#2 - 1,000 True Fans
#3 - Tim Ferriss Show with Kevin Kelly
#4 - Lessons from Levi’s’ Digital Transformation
#5 - Your Strategy Won’t Work If You Don’t Identify the New Capabilities You Need
#6 - Agile Manifesto for Software Development: Principles and Values
#7 - Book Notes: Practices for scaling Lean and Agile - Craig Larman

Week 32, 2022

#1 - Saving Your Rookie Managers From Themselves
#2 - A To-do List Won’t Help You Master Your Life
#3 - Why Leaders Resist Empowering Virtual Teams
#4 - Better Ways to Green-Light New Projects
#5 - The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study
#6 - X&Y Theory by Douglas McGregor
#7 - Book Notes: Scrum and XP from the Trenches - Henrik Kniberg


Week 31, 2022

#1 - What Kind of Happiness Do People Value Most?
#2 - What Parents Need to Know About the Coming Metaverse
#3 - The Social Economics of Work and Productivity
#4 - How Collaboration Needs Change From Mind to Marketplace
#5 - Strategy for Startups
#6 - What Can We Learn From Instagram Rolling Back "TikTok Style" Changes
#7 - Book Notes: Kanban and Scrum by Mattias Skarin and Henrik Kniberg


Week 30, 2022

#1 - What You Don't Know About Making Decisions
#2 - Scale vs Speed: Why Organizations Slow Down
#3 - Forgotten Stakeholders: Forming Team in an Outsourced IT Environment
#4 - Think Globally, Innovate Locally
#5 - How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution
#6 - The Pomodoro Technique
#7 - Book Notes: The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo


Week 29, 2022

#1 - What Leaders Really Do
#1 - A Survival Guide for Leaders
#2 - The Long Tail
#3 - Where Did the Long Tail Go?
#4 - YouTube Extremism and the Long Tail
#5 - The Leader’s Calendar: How CEOs Manage Time
#6 - The Taylor Bathtub and Management Changes
#7 - Book Notes: Organize for Complexity - Niels Pflaeging


Week 28, 2022

#1 - What Leaders Really Do
#2 - Double Loop Learning in Organizations
#3 - Parenting: Who is it really for?
#4 - Revamping Your Business Through Digital Transformation
#5 - Is Your Company Actually Set Up to Support Your Strategy
#6 - Neophobia: The Fear of New Things
#7 - Book Notes: Agile Project Management with Scrum - Ken Schwaber


Week 27, 2022

#1 - What Leaders Really Do
#2 - Double Loop Learning in Organizations
#3 - Parenting: Who is it really for?
#4 - Revamping Your Business Through Digital Transformation
#5 - Is Your Company Actually Set Up to Support Your Strategy
#6 - The Habit Loop
#7 - Book Notes: Succeeding with Agile - Mike Cohn


Week 26, 2022

#1 - Transforming Corner-Office Strategy Into Frontline Action
#2 - Parkinson’s Law
#3 - The Project Economy Has Arrived
#4 - Reframing Growth Strategy in a Digital Economy
#5 - Is Execution Where Good Strategies Go to Die
#6 - The One Thing Philosophy: A Guide to Improve Your Focus
#7 - Book Notes: Managing Agile Projects - Sanjiv Augustine


Week 25, 2022

#1 - The Work of Leadership
#2 - How New Top Managers Use Control Systems as Levers of Strategic Renewal
#3 - The Concept of "Ba": Building a Foundation for Knowledge Creation
#4 - How to Manage ‘Invisible Transitions’ in Leadership
#5 - What Most People Get Wrong About Men and Women
#6 - How to Stop Saying You Don't Have Time and Get Things Done
#7 - Book Notes: Creating Agile Business Systems - Amar Gupta and Amit Mitra


Week 23, 2022

#1 - Taking The Stress Out of Stressful Conversations
#2 - There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives
#3 - The Socially Intelligent Leader
#4 - How to Combat Virtual Meeting Fatigue
#5 - Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second
#6 - The Spotlight Effect And Social Anxiety
#7 - Book Notes: Agile And Iterative Development - Craig Larman


Week 22, 2022

#1 - Radical Change, The Quiet Way
#2 - The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Leads to Better Work
#3 - The AI Revolution
#4 - Why Every Executive Should Be Focusing on Culture Change Now
#5 - How The Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap
#6 - The VUCA World
#7 - Book Notes: Agile Product Management with Scrum - Roman Pichler


Week 21, 2022

    #1 - The Necessary Art of Persuasion
    #2 - Revisiting “The 4-Hour Workweek”
    #3 - The First Rule Of Being Your Own Boss? Be Authentic
    #4 - Redesigning the Post-Pandemic Workplace
    #5 - The Age of Continuous Connection
    #6 - The Tuckman Model of Team Development
    #7 - Book Notes: Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide - Kenneth S. Rubin
      #1 - The Discipline of Innovation
      #2 - The Real Meaning of Freedom at Work
      #3 - The Ivy Lee Method: Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity
      #4 - 10 Things Your Corporate Culture Needs to Get Right
      #5 - The Feedback Fallacy
      #6 - Short Story of the Donkey, the Tiger, and the Lion: When Arguing is Futile
      #7 - Book Notes: Lean Software Development - Mary and Tom Poppendieck
        #1 - The Core Competence of the Corporation
        #2 - Great Attrition or Great Attraction? The Choice Is Yours
        #3 - The Artificial Intelligence Revolution
        #4 - The Benefits and Risks of Rehiring a Boomerang Employee
        #5 - The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures
        #6 - A Philosophy for a Happy Life, by Sam Berns
        #7 - Book Notes: Coaching Agile Teams - Lyssa Adkins
          #1 - How Management Teams Can Have a Good Fight
          #2 - How to Turn Everyday Stress Into Optimal Stress
          #3 - Who Has the Next Big Idea
          #4 - Responses to Disruptive Strategic Innovation
          #5 - Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong
          #6 - The Internet of Things (IoT)
          #7 - Book Notes: Agile Software Engineering - Orit Hazzan and Yael Dubinsky
            #1 - What Is Strategy
            #2 - Reviving the Art of Apprenticeship to Unlock Continuous Skill Development
            #3 - How to Get at What You’re Good At
            #4 - A Dynamic View of Strategy
            #5 - Begin With Trust
            #6 - The Impostor Syndrome
            #7 - Book Notes: Changing Software Development - Allan Kelly


              #1 - Values in Tension: Ethics Away From Home
              #2 - The Journey to an Agile Organization
              #3 - Creating the Lean Startup 
              #4 - Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution
              #5 - How to Protect Your Job in a Recession
              #6 - The Matthew Effect
              #7 - Book Notes: Agile Software Development - Alan S. Koch
                #1 - Making Differences Matter: A New Paradigm for Managing Diversity
                #2 - The Future of Work After COVID-19
                #3 - Free Agent Nation
                #4 - Strategy as a Way of Life
                #5 - Crucibles of Leadership
                #6 - The Cynefin Framework
                #7 - Book Notes: Agile Excellence for Product Management - Greg Cohen
                  #1 - Building Your Company's Vision
                  #2 - How Concept Sprints Can Improve Customer-Experience Innovation
                  #3 - What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
                  #4 - The Hard Truth About Business Model Innovation
                  #5 - Cultural Innovation
                  #6 - Our Careers and Our Identity Capital
                  #7 - Book Notes: Agile Estimating and Planning - Mike Cohn
                    #1 - We Need Better Managers, Not More Technocrats
                    #2 - Successfully Transitioning to New Leadership Roles
                    #3 - Warning: Habits May Be Good For You
                    #4 - The Great Leap: Driving Innovation From the Base of the Pyramid
                    #5 - Getting Serious About Diversity
                    #6 - What is Reverse Mentoring
                    #7 - Book Notes: Build Your Dream Network - J. Kelly Hoey
                      #1 - The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why
                      #2 - Change Management: Lessons From Japan
                      #3 - Creating the Lean Startup
                      #4 - The Hard Truth About Business Model Innovation
                      #5 - How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace
                      #6 - Ikigai: The Japanese Philosophy to Find Purpose
                      #7 - Book Notes: Agile Development and Business Goals - Bill Holtsnider and others
                        #1 - Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail
                        #2 - The Great Attrition: Wanting the Best, Keeping the Worst
                        #3 - I’m a Copy Machine
                        #4 - Picking the Right Approach to Digital Collaboration
                        #5 - The Circular Business Model
                        #6 - The Parkinson's Law
                        #7 - Book Notes: Agile Game Development with Scrum - Clinton Keith
                          #1 - Discovery-Driven Planning
                          #2 - Three Keys to Building a More Skilled Postpandemic
                          #3 - I am a Saboteur
                          #4 - The Practices That Set Learning Organizations Apart
                          #5 - When Your Culture Needs a Makeover
                          #6 - My Personal 6 Levels of Reading
                          #7 - Book Notes: Agile Coaching - Rachel Davies and Liz Sedley
                            #1 - How Brands Can Enter the Metaverse
                            #2 - Unleashing the Power of Communication in Agile Transformations
                            #3 - Ten Habits to Boost Your Happiness
                            #4 - Virtual Collaboration Won’t Be the Death of Creativity
                            #5 - Our Work-from-Anywhere Future
                            #6 - The Project Economy
                            #7 - Book Notes: Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World - Ahmed Sidky and Greg Smith
                              #1 - The Psychology Behind Meeting Overload
                              #2 - Strategy for a Digital World
                              #3 - This is My Brain on Coffee
                              #4 - Toxic Culture Is Driving the Great Resignation
                              #5 - Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System
                              #6 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect
                              #7 - Book Notes: Agile Career Development - Mary Ann Bopp, Diana A. Bing, Sheila Forte-Trammell
                                #1 - Why Change Programs Don’t Produce Change
                                #2 - Enterprise Agility: Buzz or Business Impact?
                                #3 - When Data Creates Competitive Advantage
                                #4 - 11 Realities About Being Productive
                                #5 - People Aren’t Meant to Talk This Much
                                #6 - The Stockholm Syndrome
                                #7 - Book Notes: Head First, A Crash Course in Positivity - Steve H. Lawton
                                  #1 - Major Sales: Who Really Does the Buying
                                  #2 - That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief
                                  #3 - Why Decentralization Matters
                                  #4 - More Tasks, More Ideas
                                  #5 - What You’re Getting Wrong About Burnout
                                  #6 - The Conway's Law
                                  #7 - Book Notes: Agile Business - Bob Gower
                                    #1 - Negotiating Your Next Job
                                    #2 - Getting Brand Communities Right
                                    #3 - How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity
                                    #4 - Getting Things Done Guru David Allen and His Cult of Hyperefficiency
                                    #5 - Maximizing Agile Productivity to Meet Shareholder Commitments
                                    #6 - The Flux Mindset
                                    #7 - Book Notes: The Defining Decade - Meg Jay
                                      #1 - When Machine Learning Goes Off the Rails
                                      #2 - The Rules of Co-opetition
                                      #3 - The New New Product Development Game
                                      #4 - I’m not languishing, I’m dormant
                                      #5 - What Makes Some People More Productive Than Others
                                      #6 - Understanding Business Agility
                                      #7 - Book Notes: The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
                                        #1 - When Machine Learning Goes Off the Rails
                                        #2 - The Rules of Co-opetition
                                        #3 - The New New Product Development Game
                                        #4 - I’m not languishing, I’m dormant
                                        #5 - What Makes Some People More Productive Than Others
                                        #6 - Understanding Business Agility
                                        #7 - Book Notes: The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
                                          #1 - How to Retrain Your Frazzled Brain and Find Your Focus Again
                                          #2 - Revisiting Agile Teams After an Abrupt Shift to Remote
                                          #3 - What Children Lose When Their Brains Develop Too Fast
                                          #4 - If You Encounter Any of These “Monster” Managers … Run
                                          #5 - The Project Economy Has Arrived
                                          #6 - The Spotlight Effect and Social Anxiety
                                          #7 - Collaboration Tools Are Managers' New Best Friends
                                          #8 - Book Notes: Quiet Leadership - David Rock
                                            #1 - Carol Dweck Revisits the Growth Mindset
                                            #2 - The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done
                                            #3 - Nassim Taleb: What do I mean by Skin in the Game?
                                            #4 - Incentives and the Two Types of Motivation
                                            #5 - Your Job Doesn’t Have to Be Your Passion
                                            #6 - What is the Great Resignation
                                            #7 - Book Notes: Agile IT Organization Design - Sriram Narayan




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