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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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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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Communication
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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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Emotion
Leadership (EN)Management and leadership

Nurturing individual development

For almost 15 years now, my colleagues and I have been working hard for Pyxis to be an organization where personal development is carefully nurtured so individuals can achieve their full potential. Of course, there were ups and downs, even times of great suffering and turmoil. That being said, as …

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What?!? …is beyond active listening?

When my son was young, and not responding to my inquiry, I asked if something was wrong with his hearing and he responded: “No mother, my hearing is just fine, it’s my listening that is the problem.” We all know the importance of soft skills—one of the most important being …

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Allergic to change? It’s possible and treatable!

You resist, he or she resists, they resist… During any Agile transition to an Agile approach, the verb ‘to resist’ is commonly being used and often conjugate in the present tense. Over time, the famous notion of “resistance to change” appeared. It is known by all managers and consultants in …

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