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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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5 powerful things dormant leaders absolutely need to know!

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com A while back, I wrote an article called Awaken Dormant Leaders. It is one of my favorite articles ever, and it seems to connect with many people. Recently, a few visitors to the site sent me emails to ask me to write more …

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Agility in finance—The advice of an Agile coach

What needs to be done first when beginning a transition in a field such as finance? Coaches are usually joining a project following a request for help from an organization. There has been an entire internal process before calling upon our services. The project managers usually have a preconceived idea of …

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Why the rush? Interview with Steffan Surdek, co-creative leadership consultant

Steffan Surdek is one of our key contributors on agileknowhow.com. He often talks about leadership and, for the first edition of our magazine, we took some time to sit down with him and talk about what he sees as leadership challenges in his coaching work with organizations. Agile Know-how: Hello Steffan, can you …

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Two “visual” tools that can help you

For nearly three months now, I have been part of the Pyxis Technologies’ team in Montreal, as Scrum Master and team coach. Since I got here, I have had the opportunity to observe several coaches in their day-to-day work and attend several training courses (I consider sharing these experiences in …

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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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Agile nightmare – The attractive trap of local optimization

“Is Agility really supposed to work like that?!” Vicky, a former project manager passionate about Agility who became Scrum Master during the Agile transformation of her big organization, feels like she is living a nightmare worse than what she remembers of the traditional mode. Her team’s sprint planning is at …

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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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5 personal challenges when building Agile organizations

This article was initialy published on jesusmendez.ca #5. Be the coach and fight back old habits My ego feels great when I am invited to join crucial conversations at every level (strategic, tactic or operational), given my privileged position when starting continuous improvement transformations. The thing is, it doesn’t matter how …

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How To Make Your Leadership More Powerful With Loop Learning

As leaders, it is very difficult to create change in our organizations. One of the biggest problems is that over time, we forget what drives our change and what progress we are making. When we work with our teams, change sometimes feels to them as if it lacks structure and …

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