Feb 15 / Jim Benson

Collaborwocky Ep001 - Your Energy

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Welcome to the first episode of the Collaborwocky podcast, where we delve into the world of collaboration, visual management, and making work life better. In this episode, we have a panel discussion with Jim Benson, Tonianne DeMaria, Dave Prior, Thushyanthan A., and Mark Kilby.

Collaborwocky

The Collaborwocky Team

  • Jim Benson: Founder of Modus Institute and co-author of Personal Kanban.
  • Tonianne DeMaria: Co-founder of Modus Institute, co-author of Personal Kanban, and an expert in the psychology and neuroscience behind work.
  • Dave Prior: Certified Scrum Trainer and a faculty member at Modus Institute.
  • Thushyanthan A.: An education industry professional and a Modus Institute faculty member with a love for documentation.
  • Mark Kilby: Co-author of the book, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams, and a co-instructor for the new Successful Distributed Teams course on Modus Institute.

Managing Energy, Not Time

The main topic of discussion was managing energy rather than time. Tonianne shared her approach to managing energy, which involves setting clear goals, architecting her environment, and respecting her natural rhythms. She emphasized the importance of self-care and sleep in maintaining energy levels.

Thushyanthan added that understanding one’s own patterns and rhythms can help manage energy effectively. He shared how he uses mundane tasks to recuperate energy during the day.

Dave and Mark agreed that respecting one’s own system and allowing for recovery time is crucial in energy management.

Upcoming Course

Tonianne DeMaria gave a sneak peek into an upcoming course at Modus Institute that focuses on the humanization of work, integrating psychology, behavioral economics, systems thinking, and neuroscience.

Stay tuned for more episodes of Collaborwocky, where we continue to explore ways to make work life better.

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The Podcast

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The Team

  • Jim Benson: Founder of Modus Institute and co-author of Personal Kanban and the NEW Course, Toxic Waste.
  • Tonianne DeMaria: Co-founder of Modus Institute, co-author of Personal Kanban, and an expert in the psychology and neuroscience behind work.
  • Dave Prior: Certified Scrum Trainer and a faculty member at Modus Institute.
  • Mark Kilby: Co-author of the book, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams, and a co-instructor for the new Successful Distributed Teams course on Modus Institute.
  • Thushyanthan A.: An education industry professional and a Modus Institute faculty member with a love for documentation.