Ish and the Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough

Lynne Cazaly is an international keynote speaker, author and master facilitator. Her recent book “Ish: The Problem with our Pursuit for Perfection and the Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough” is also the topic of her Agile2019 presentation. By “ish” Cazaly means something like “doing a good enough job to release and get feedback” – something that agilists might call “bias toward rapid feedback.”

Too often people practice perfectionism even when the result of putting more time and effort isn’t demonstrably better than without it. How to spot a perfectionist? Cazaly says to look for “anybody working late, repeatedly working through lunch, not taking a break, not taking care of themselves, or being hesitant to share or show their work.”

Lynne Cazaly’s words of wisdom:
“A lot of our identity can be tied up in the role we have, or the title, or the experience, or the story of where we’ve worked. Don’t get too hung up on that. You are so much more than your current role. You’re so much more than that bad experience with that team where it didn’t work out.”

Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Leslie Morse hosts.

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