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Being a facilitator…

Today, I would like to tell you what facilitation means to me. It’s a concept that I really like because its main concern is foremost human beings in the workplace. I am a facilitator because I like to support people, help them consider other perspectives, and make them feel happy …

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Be fearless of failure and start learning by doing

This article was initially published on Forbes.com. One topic I often find myself discussing these days is learning by doing. Cultures that value continuous improvement encourage experimentation. They also encourage people to fail fast so they can learn fast. But this idea is scary to those working in cultures who believe …

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Are we learning?

I’ve decided to write blog posts to increase my presence on social networks so people learn about the services I can provide, i.e. team dynamic facilitation. In other words, I wish to start and support conversations where vulnerability and authenticity are present and sources of tangible results, significant actions, and creative projects. …

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Organizational design eats culture for breakfast!

Maybe you’ve heard the quote “culture eats strategy for breakfast” meaning that a strategy is only as good as the culture’s willingness and capacity to implement it. The company’s culture can be thought of as how things get done here. It has the power to make or break whatever strategic …

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Five easy ways to effectively collaborate with your team

This article was initially published on Forbes.com I talk a lot with those around me about co-creative leadership and collaboration. My team and I collaborate a lot with our clients, but not as often as we do with each other. More often than not, you have the choice whether or …

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An Agile approach to designing and deploying leadership development programs

Business alliances are living systems, evolving progressively in their possibilities… We are happy to announce that two human organizations are blossoming and entering a new relationship. This new connection—CoachingOurselves and Pyxis Technologies—will offer unforeseen training opportunities … creating new value together that changes the world! Better together! An Agile approach to …

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Rebalancing society and Agile organizations

SPECIAL COLLABORATION Phil LeNir is co-founder and managing partner of CoachingOurselves, which is a peer-coaching program developed by Phil LeNir and Henry Mintzberg that enables managers and leaders to learn from and coach each other, and organizations to build capacity for self-development. Phil has authored numerous articles and published a book in Japan …

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Coaching: the sometimes forgotten element in Agile coaching

As Agile coaches, we can sometimes get caught up in the process of changing a company’s software development culture and we can forget the most important aspect of bringing about that change: the people. Without the people, there is no corporate culture and nothing to change. In more than half …

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Developing teams takes communication and perspective

  Special Collaboration Diane Musho Hamilton, Co-founder of Ten Directions Diane Musho Hamilton is a gifted mediator, facilitator, teacher of Zen and author. She is an innovator in dialogues about culture, religion, race and gender relations. She is a core member of the Integral Institute and has been deepening individual …

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Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadership

Self-Organization is not “Laissez-Faire”

Imagine the following conversation between three Agile transformation leaders at a conference panel discussion: Mr. Black: “We have decided to get rid of command and control. We will let teams self-organize so they can decide themselves how they want to be Agile. We expect great results from this hands-off management …

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