June 22, 2018

Weaponised Agile?

Weaponised Agile? “A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still” – Adapted from Samuel Butler’s Hudibras (1612-1680) and popularised again in Dale Carnegie’s book ‘How to win friends and influence people’ 1936.  People over Process Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools, is a value which can be summed up as…

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May 17, 2018

The Difference Between Mindset, Values, and Principles

The Difference Between Mindset, Values, and Principles The following is from the attendees to the Enterprise Coaching course slack team conversation that all participants to my class are invited to join. I am sharing it here in the hope it might be useful for others. This is my reply to the question of what is the…

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April 13, 2018

Coaching Tired Teams

Coaching Tired Teams Last night AWA hosted Anna Obukhova in London at one of our free meetups. I don’t usually write about the meetups we host, mainly because we film nearly all of them and upload the videos to our YouTube Channel. Last night, however, we did not film the event but you can see…

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February 18, 2018

How to Change Culture

How to Change Culture There are many models for discussing Culture change that are useful in opening the conversation with leadership. Models I have found useful include: The Schneider Model Frederic Laloux model based upon spiral dynamics The Sahota model These models give us the ability to see where things are now and where we…

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December 27, 2017

2018 New Year’s resolutions for work

Agile 2017 stand

2018 New Year’s resolutions for work 2018 already, crazy. I have heard it said time speeds up as you get older. My theory is that each minute, day, year, is a smaller percentage of your time alive and therefore seems to go quicker relatively. This doesn’t matter much, as long as you make the most…

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December 25, 2017

My Predictions for Agile for 2018

Sunset - close of the day

My Predictions for Agile for 2018 Not being a gambling man I usually don’t go in for predictions and the such like, however as a consultancy and community founder it is part of my role to listen to clients and the industry (most of whom are my friends!). So I thought I would share what…

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November 10, 2017

Enterprise Agility Masterclass – a new course by AWA

History of Agile and Organisational Change Timeline game

Enterprise Agility Masterclass – a new course by AWA   Are you working as a coach, change agent or leader in an organisation that’s moving to agile ways of working? Do any of these challenges resonate with you?: – Finding the right people of influence and engaging them in such a way that effects real change? –…

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October 25, 2017

Adventures with Agile have Partnered with ICAgile

Adventures with Agile have partnered with ICAgile To Make Working Life Better The above intention underpins everything we do and has been our mission statement from the beginning of our journey. Sometimes it feels like a distant, unachievable goal, and although we have made many mistakes along the way we always come back to this…

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October 19, 2017

Join Us For Our 3rd Birthday Celebrations!

Join us for a celebration of 3 years of AWA! Michael Sahota and Simon Powers will be running a free format question / answer session and sharing their work and insights on the deep emotional and mind-set shifts and the resulting structure and culture changes that are happening in organisations all over the world. Expect…

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October 16, 2017

It’s Never the Right Time for Agile Transformation

Levers for Cultural Change - AWA Training Material

It’s Never The Right Time for Agile Transformation For over a decade I have been introduced to very large companies who are wanting some kind of agile/lean program to make them more competitive in the marketplace. Unfortunately, I hear the same thing over and over again: “Now is not the right time for Agile because…

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