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The Book that Changes Lives

The Book that Changes Lives

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Getting Results the Agile Way, is “The Book that Changes Lives.”

You can also think of it as “Agile for Life.” 

It’s the book that changes lives because people have used it to build high-performing teams, transform their business, and best of all … transform themselves and unleash what they are capable of.  My Mom even uses it for projects on the house.

It’s also the playbook I wish Microsoft gave me when I started, but it’s also a playbook for life … in terms of how to make the most of what you got.

It’s a simple system for meaningful results … and integrates the life-long lessons I’ve learned from folks like Ward Cunningham and others.

The stories I get from people and how they’ve used it to find the fire inside, or to start a business, or to get back on track, or to build a high-performing team, or how to get a great review, or to get back on their feet, etc. have been amazing.

I’ve used Getting Results the Agile Way to build high-performing teams wherever I go, but lately, I’ve been giving more talks to other teams.   I’ve been giving talks to teams over the years, but now there seems to be a growing interest in how to build high-performing teams and high-performance individuals.

I’ll find a way to share the talk in the future.  I have done variations of it for some companies outside of Microsoft.  Consulting companies especially care because it’s a way to amplify the productivity of individuals, teams, and leaders.  After all, who doesn’t want exponential results?

Until I create the video, your best bet is to read the kindle version of Getting Results the Agile Way, and explore the Getting Results Knowledge Base, which includes checklists, guidelines, and how tos for topics like focus, goals, motivation, prioritization, and time management.

The beauty of adopting Agile Results, is not only will it help you be YOUR best at work, but it’s focused on meaningful results, so you will automatically start to live the three paths of happiness:  The Pleasant Life, The Good Life, and the Meaningful Life.

Live your extraordinary life … with skill.