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Agile Coach: Big ‘C’ Coach or little ‘c’ coach

Reference:[1] Trillion Dollar Coach; by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle; page xiv.

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LAST Conference 2019 – 3 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

Here are the slides from my LAST Conference Talk today. Self-awareness is about learning to observe yourself not only through your own eyes but through others people’s eyes too. When you are self-aware, you know your strengths and weaknesses and how to manage them in the workplace. The talk introduces a model for developing self-awareness […]

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LAST Conference 2018 – Overcoming Your Immunity To Change

My conference talk at LAST 2018 titled “Overcoming Your Immunity To Change” is available on Slideshare. We talk about people needing to change their mindsets or have an agile mindset.  But what does this really mean? In this session we will cover a brief introduction to the research by Kegan and Lahey where they discovered that […]

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Agile Transformation: Mastery, Autonomy & Purpose

In this guest post Michael Gibson – Agile Coach at ANZ, presents a slightly different way of viewing agile maturity, through Dan Pink’s lens of Mastery, Autonomy and Purpose; as a simple and useful way of fostering conversations and ensuring all relevant perspectives are considered.   Mastery, Autonomy & Purpose Let me start by saying that if you […]

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My letter from Shayne Elliott

It all starts with a letter Can you remember a time when you received a letter from your CEO?  Yes I did say letter, not email.  In August this year, ANZ staff  got an eight page letter from Shayne Elliott.  The letter helped me understand how our purpose, strategy, culture, values, and our way of working […]

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Agile capability and skills no longer optional

If you are someone who have little or no experience in agile and other related ways of working, you should start considering learning about it now.  A recent search at one of the largest job search sites in Australia, seek.com.au, reveals 6,661 jobs with the word ‘agile’.  This has more than doubled in 2 years! This […]

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ANZ Agile Transformation To Create A Learning Organisation

The journey of transforming ANZ Banking Group into an awesome place to work has begun.  It’s about three months since Shayne Elliott, CEO of ANZ publicly announced his vision and plans to make the bank agile as part of the transformation into a bank and brand people love.  ANZ is a large enterprise with ~46,000 employees […]

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Lead And Own Your Business Transformation

The World Is Rapidly Changing The world has changed and the pace of change is accelerating rapidly.  The customer is the new boss and their expectations are higher.  Empowered customers increasingly expect you to do business on their terms.  Digital disruption is changing how companies deliver the value proposition of existing goods and services.  Globalisation has […]

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Webinar – The role of a BA in large agile environments

This webinar was recorded in June 2014.  I was on a panel with Bernd Schiffer discussing the role of a BA in large agile environments hosted by Pete Cohen.  I forgot to post this at the time and although it was two years ago the discussion is still relevant today. Thanks to Lynne Cazaly for capturing the […]

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LAST Conference 2016 – Agile Innovation and Thinking Like a Startup

My presentation at LAST Conference 2016 titled “Agile Innovation and Thinking Like a Startup” is available on Slideshare. Many enterprises are struggling to innovate whilst smaller startups are disrupting the market. Existing organisational business models work well in a known and predictable environment. However, these approaches fail when applied to an uncertain and changing environment. In this […]

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