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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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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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The greatest changes brought by Agility in the financial world

Over the past fifteen years or so, Agility has proven itself and has been adopted by the biggest businesses working in various fields. The Agile Know-How team sat down with Guillaume Bertin of Morgan Stanley and Christian Dubé of PSP Investments to discuss their experiences with Agility in the world …

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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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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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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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The Surprising Baggage You’re Carrying As A Leader

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com Over the last five or six years, I played hockey in different garage leagues, usually very late at night. Hockey is a very fast-paced sport, and even if we were “just playing for fun,” there were nights when players behaved recklessly, causing frustration …

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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 …