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Change? No problem, but how?

Changing is no longer an option; it’s a prerequisite. And wham! In our fast-changing organizations, it is likely that you’ve heard this maxim at least once! If changing is no longer an option, how to change is one. But still, one has to know how! Beyond multiple more or less …

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Hot commodity investments of the year…

Warren Buffet may be one of the best and renowned investors in the world, and believe me, he’s made quite a fortune throughout his career. But is money or material the only things you can invest in? If your career involves interacting, communicating, helping and guiding groups and individuals, it …

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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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Immunity to change (ITC)—The initial frontier to adopting an Agile approach

As you might already know, Agility is a set of 4 values and 12 principles, which helps in the adoption and maintenance of an Agile method. It also helps enhance the quality and delivered value by incorporating continuous improvement in all areas. For example, the adoption of TDD, automated unit …

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Finally on vacation! But what are you fleeing from?

For many years, I waited for my vacation as if I was breaking free from my daily life. I could finally escape from the day-to-day routine, enjoy life, travel, take care of myself, and rest. I was thoroughly planning my vacation several months in advance, during the cold winter days, …

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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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Installing an information… radiator!

Even though Scrum Masters or facilitators must be versatile, don’t worry, they do not need any plumbing and heating skills. Though… Nowadays, despite sometimes mocking considerations regarding those who agitate the organization by “decorating” walls with a slew of post-its, the need for clear, relevant, yet accessible information is essential. …

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Management that Energizes and Empowers? Management 3.0

Middle managers who empower and energize?!? It sounds like a concrete boat race (or having one foot on the gas and the other on the brake). Well, yes! Just ask any “in the know” civil engineering student and/or one of the many students who are building and racing in the …

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Live with intentionality!

Do you sometimes act without thinking about consequences? Do you sometimes simply say out loud what comes to your mind without measuring the potential impact of your words? Do your words and actions sometimes lack alignment? What could possibly change if you added intentionality to your words and actions? What …

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Identify technical debt to finally settle it

Ah, technical debt, the arch enemy of all projects! It is polymorphous, invisible, and insidious. It’s even a taboo subject for many people, while we, Agile coaches and Scrum Masters, make a point of honour of addressing it frequently. Do you know your teams’ technical debt? Can you describe it? Above …

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