Agile Coach is such an overloaded term. It means different things to different people. First, there’s different expectations by different people on what they need from an agile coach. Secondly, different agile coaches have different backgrounds and experiences. It is these experiences that shape who we are and what we bring to our coaching. There […]
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 […]
The presentation I delivered last year at 1st Conference 2015 titled “Evoking Excellence Through Agile Coaching” is available on Slideshare.
The first written record on the use of the word “deadline” was in 1864. It was a the term to describe the line over which prisoners were forbidden to go – Along the interior of the stockade, 19 feet from the stockade wall, was a line of small wooden posts with a wood rail on top. […]
Self-organising teams is the antithesis to hierarchical structures that exist in many organisations. Traditional leadership required a strong leader to take control, attract followers and make it happen. Modern leadership is about leaders giving control and creating leaders. Self-organisation requires autonomy and control to be given to teams. This includes trusting individuals to figure out how to solve problems, make […]
“You are not here to build software. You are here to change the world” were the words used by Linda Rising at her Keynote that was attended by 1100 attendees at the 7th Agile Australia Conference in Sydney last month. In today’s world, you can’t stay still. Nigel Dalton cited Charles Darwin when he said It is […]
Donald Gray has written a great and interesting article on Three Leadership Styles, based observations on managing traffic at an intersection. In the article the most successful leader is the one that sees people as “adults that most of the time they can take care of themselves, and that the role of a manager is […]
Here is an article published in The Wall Street Journal earlier this year which is very relevant to today’s rapidly changing environment and the role of managers on Agile Projects. (Mark Hurd who was my former CEO at HP is mentioned in the article) What is a manager? In simplest terms, a manager is someone […]