Sculpting Yourself Into The Best Version Of You

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies.

It’s important to note that we have many areas of potential in life. Some of them may be negative. For example, we never know how far terrible circumstances might change us. Young people heading to war, for instance, may experience things and thus be changed in ways they cannot predict. That being said, it may also bring out the best of them, in terms of bravery, compassion, care, discipline, and attention. 

Woman in blue blazer smiling

Photo by Jopwell from Pexels

It can be hard to see the extent of our potential because very few of us ever scratch its surface. But how can you ensure that you follow your best potential in the direction that will lett you scratch that surface? Do we have to simply go with the motions, or is there something more to be found here? It’s a worthwhile question to ask of yourself – because you will often start to see how you may be stunted your progress, or just what the principle of ‘potential’ means to you in the first place. This can help you if no uncertain terms, if only by applying the advice below:

Letting Others Help Leads You To Be A Better Leader

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies.

If you are planning on starting your own business, you will no doubt want to ensure that it is a success. You may have a very strong idea that you feel will be able to propel you toward success. You may have visions of rapid growth being driven by this great idea, with you at the helm, reaping the rewards. 

Of course, great ideas do lead to success. But this is only true if they are being fully realized by the right person. To create a successful business, you need to have the right personal attributes. You need to be the right leader for your idea. Are you the right leader? Here are a few of the qualities you will need to demonstrate daily as a great and successful business leader. 

Can Scrum Projects Work in Small Offices?

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies.

Work agile. The Scrum method. For many big corporations, this is the new way of working. However, this new way of working poses big challenges to office interiors, because now companies need workplaces that are suitable for several scrum teams. These teams need to work simultaneously in the same open office space.

So, what does scrumming mean exactly? And how does it affect the interior layout of your office?

The Meaning of Agile and Scrum

If we look at the true meaning of the word, agile means that you can maneuver with ease. Scrum, on the other hand, is a term used in rugby and football, and it’s basically a way to restart the game by packing together, heads down, and trying to get the ball. In project management, this is translated to putting all heads together and finding a solution. 

A Guide to Agile Terminology

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies.

Agile working can be termed as a tactical approach to managing projects in which the workforce identifies and concentrates its efforts on projects of higher value. They will try to complete these projects cooperatively, evaluate their impact, and then constantly try and improve the results over time. Some of the terms commonly used in Agile are user stories, epics, and themes. These terms are there to simplify the discussions carried out during scrums.

User Story

The user story is something a user is looking for. However, agile user stories are more than plain text written on your index card. The reason for writing them here in the agile scenario is having a text written that is more understandable to the team, such as “Modification of tax figures on the sales reports” or “Reworking of the monthly sales report”. There are many teams out there who have learned the advantages of writing user stories in the form of “As a” or “So that”. However, the user story doesn’t need to be written in this way.

How to Improve Your Hiring Process

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies.

Your company is only as good as the people in it. You might have the best ideas, and a stellar plan for executing those ideas, but if your employees are substandard, then there’s only so far that you’ll be able to go. While motivation and a positive culture will bring the best out of your staff, it all begins with your hiring process. If this is watertight, then you’ll be increasing your chances of only bringing the best employees on board. Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested pieces of advice, which will help to improve your hiring process.