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Change managementContinuous ImprovementOperations

The Story of Simple C.I.

Simple Continuous Improvement, or Simple C.I., is a technique which I developed and now teach as a simple, repeatable process for solving problems within an organization. Here is my story on how the concept was developed: While working as a Continuous Improvement and Process Specialist for a leading Telecommunications company, …

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Agile CoachingAgile transformationChange managementCulture and collaborationOrganizational transition

The Necessity of an Expert Agile Guide

If you are a tourist, a specialized escort or a guide, can be useful. Especially if, like any self-respecting agilist, you are going to the mountain. But that is not the type of person I want to talk about today. Recently, I presented HEART, the essence of Agility in only …

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Change managementCulture and collaborationTeam facilitationTeams

Storming Agile Teams: Building a Path of T.R.U.S.T

Three weeks ago, I have shared with you the first section of the Storming Agile Teams workbook called “Our Role & Multi-dimensional Storming Challenge”. In today’s article, you will read about the main techniques that I use to help groups wanting to become Agile teams to build a successful path …

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Culture and collaborationFeature postLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipTeam facilitation

Four Helping Stances For Coaches

“But I Was Only Trying To Help…!” In many organizations today, coaching is regarded as a crucial skill for leaders, managers, Scrum Masters and consultants who support teams developing the skills and practices of self-organization.    In our course Coaching skills for Leaders, we teach the distinction between four different …

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Coach Stories: Once Upon a Time… DevOps

Author’s note: We have changed the title of this series of posts to “Coach Stories”. It better reflects its intent. You see, I am from of a small town down the Saint Lawrence River. In my part of the country, if you’re bored on a fall evening, you can always …

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Management and leadershipTools

Learning how to danse with polarities

A tool for the well-being and performance of Agile teams This presentation will introduce you to the management of polarities, how to identify them and also to see how they are powerful tools for individual and collective performance. By interactively experimenting with some of the polarities that often arise in Agile …

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Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadershipSpecial edition

How To Build Your Team’s Capacity

In my first two articles of this series, I introduced you to the five skills of a co-creative leader. I also explained how to be a voice among many in the conversation and how to unleash the leaders around you. This article will explain the next key skill, which is …

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Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadership

More than just brains at work: A conversation about active listening in coaching (part 2).

A few weeks ago, Louise Kold-Taylor and Steffan Surdek were in our offices at Pyxis working on the new coaching course they are building together. I noticed how much fun they were having and I decided it could be fun to go pick their brains a bit. I sat with …

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AgileFeature postLeadership (EN)Management and leadership

How to unleash the leaders around you

Co-creative leadership In my last post, I introduced you to the five key skills of a co-creative leader. I also went into more detail around the skill of being a voice among many in the conversation. This article is the second in a series on co-creative leadership. In it, we …

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Culture and collaborationFeature postLeadership (EN)Special edition

A conversation about active listening in coaching

Last week, Louise Kold-Taylor and Steffan Surdek were in our offices at Pyxis working on the new coaching course they are building together. I noticed how much fun they were having and decided it could be fun to go pick their brains a bit. I went to sit with them for …

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