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
“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 blowing through the forest trees. It…Read More
14 Self Care Tips for Working From Home
Many of us may be feeling unsure how they are going to cope as we head into this new phase in our lives where many of are us are working from home. Over the coming days and weeks we will be sharing a series of tips and techniques to better support you with working from…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?
Simon Powers has recently published a new post about Systems Coaching which expands on the AWA definition as well as exploring the problems these powerful techniques solve, and why it’s an essential toolkit for coaches, change agents and leaders who are leading change. Read this new updated article here This is my definition as a…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
Trust, disappointment, and boundaries; in a workplace setting.
At the beginning of last week, I started a retreat for both self (my own) and business development. This post is a story about one thread that has come up a lot, that has affected my leadership, the contracts we write, and also my personal relationships outside of work. It is a story of trust,…Read More