The 9 most important skills for an Enterprise Coach
Many organisations need help adapting to their rapidly changing marketplaces, whether public or private, and the rate of change can be overwhelming. Upgrading organisations to meet current and future challenges is not a simple endeavour. This article details the key skills you need to be an effective Enterprise Coach (EC). 1. Self Mastery Most…Read More
Flow of the book Change.
Some of you may know that I am writing a book called Change. I am writing this book chapter by chapter and releasing them each week on Medium. I have an outline for the book, but I am reserving the right to change it as I go along!! I am releasing the outline now as…Read More
Change. Chapter 3. Collective sense-making through stories
“The past changes a little every time we retell it.” — Hilary Mantel Introduction to the chapter Over the years many people have propositioned me to buy Adventures with Agile. In one of these discussions, the CEO of the other company told me that I would go far because I was able to express truth in the form…Read More
An exciting opportunity to learn about empathy
Hopefully by now, every Agile Coach, Scrum Master, HR Change Agent, and Enterprise Coach, is fully aware of the role that Professional Coaching plays in their job role. Professional Coaching is the key that transforms effectiveness from the mundane to the extraordinary. The late Carl Rogers, often said to the be the founding father of…Read More
Change. Chapter two. by Simon Powers
There is no shortage of opportunity. There is only a shortage of those who will apply themselves to the basics that success requires. ~ Jim Rohn The basics of agility. It’s been a long and hard journey to write this book. I know every author says the same thing. I have had the additional challenge…Read More
Purposeful Empathy and its role in change.
If you are reading this, it is most likely that you are human being. We humans are social creatures. If you are unsure this is true, you can tell by looking at a map as seeing how we all like to live together in cities and towns, go out to clubs and restaurants and generally…Read More
Change. Chapter One. By Simon Powers
Chapter One. Change. by Simon Powers “When the rain falls, it won’t fall on one man’s house” — Bob Marley Why read this book? “He who has a ‘why’ to live for, can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche On a cold September night in 2014, I lay in bed and listened to the wind…Read More
The very first step towards agility
Alignment around outcomes Alignment on what the overall business objectives or outcomes are, is essential in achieving any kind of business success. Without alignment, we cannot leverage the power of collaboration and there will be no agreement on how much change or agility is required to achieve success. The most overlooked, the most powerful, and…Read More
What is systemic coaching?
This is my definition as a work in progress of systemic coaching. I am still working on it as my knowledge and experience evolves. Definition Systemic Coaching is the practice of coaching a person, team, or system, in an interdependent relationship that includes the coach to cocreate the insights needed for a positive benefit to…Read More
A guide to organisational coaching styles
The need As projects get more complex and require larger numbers of people to work on them, and as innovation continues to be paramount in all product and service development, the need for different personalities to collaborate and produce real results is higher now than ever before. Demanding that people work together and deliver innovative…Read More