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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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Being Agile beyond Scrum

Like many of us, I started my Agile journey by looking at the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. With my team, we decided we’d try our hands at Scrum. The guide seemed quite clear, it made sense, and furthermore it seemed pretty lightweight compared to our usual project management methodologies. …

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Culture and collaborationParticipatory Agility

A moment together on ‘The Alchemical Terrace’

With this post, my intention is to reevaluate common beliefs about conversations in organizations. Another way to say it is that I invite you to take a moment with me on the ‘Alchemical Terrace.” I spent the last two years in Vancouver with my family. I needed to change my …

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Recognizing a group/team in the Storming phase

This article was initialy published on jesusmendez.ca You are about to read the third article of the second workbook of the “Agile Teams from Forming to Performing series” titled “Storming Agile Teams“, which contains the first tool that I would propose you to use, to help with identifying a group/team …

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Culture and collaborationManagement and leadership

The Value of Values

As with most people, my earliest values were created by my parents and the education system. Learning to share, to dress and speak appropriately, to raise my hand in class and otherwise to fit in, are lessons every child learns. It is an unconscious act really, and if anyone were …

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The Agilist and the Artist

I believe that we subconsciously apply Lean and Agile Methodologies every day of our lives and I can only imagine where we could go if we learned to apply the principles intentionally.  I believe in improvement for Everyone. I want to be the “Everyday Agilist”. I have recently moved to …

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