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Agile is dead—the opinion of 2 Agile coaches

Matthew Kern recently published a controversial post: Agile is dead. We asked two of our coaches what they thought about it. Is it really the end of Agility? Here is the opinion of Steffan Surdek and Marc-André Langlais. Steffan Personally, I believe there is a certain degree of truth in …

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Leadership in the garage league

For many years, I played hockey in different garage leagues close to where I live. Picture for a moment twenty guys, forty years old and over, desperately trying to create their personal SportsCenter highlight real moment, all the while claiming they are “just playing for fun”. During all this fun, …

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How to finish several projects faster…

Let me guess… In the company where you are working, you simultaneously take part in 10 different projects. The organization’s management team is hearing the word Agility everywhere on the market, finds it cool, and wishes to catch the wave. Unfortunately for you, their understanding of Agility is that you …

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Management 3.0 empowers teams!

With a lot of my clients, I see a familiar pattern: employees work in a command and control environment where they are told what to do. The power of these environments is so strong that employees are conditioned to do exactly what they are told and the managers do not …

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Management 3.0 means energizing people!

In our current business world where there is great focus on always delivering results, it is important to continuously keep employees energized and motivated! How do we do that in a world where, according to a Gallup poll a few years back, 70 percent of people in the workplace are …

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Management 3.0 begins with Agile management

Are you working as a manager of an Agile team? Are you the director of a department or an executive looking to better understand your role in an Agile organization? If so, this post is for you! I hear many debates in Agile conferences about the role of managers in …

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Merit or trust?

A little while ago, at a conference, I gave a presentation on team dynamics. During my presentation, someone in the audience asked for advice on what should be done to establish relationships of trust between team members. This allowed us to discuss about the important distinction between trust and merit …

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Why I became a Management 3.0 facilitator

Do you know Melly Shum? Melly is the person who represented on an iconic billboard in Rotterdam (Netherlands). The billboard has been around for over twenty years. When you look at Melly in the picture, she looks like any other employee in your organization, but here’s the thing: according to …

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Why change?

In a previous post, I’ve briefly covered why we should consider team coaching an investment as well as the success criteria required to make it a profitable investment for the organization. When we decide to bring change that requires coaching, it is important that the rationale for this change be …

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Why should you invest in your teams?

I often tell people that it’s important to understand that real team coaching is a long-term investment for any business. Given our hectic lifestyle, this notion is rapidly forgotten by executives who mainly seek to increase productivity in the short run. The easy pitfall when coaching our clients’ teams is …

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