January 11, 2022

It’s helping people realise what they can do to excel – an interview with David Lowe

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  David Lowe is an Agile Coach based in the UK and the co-creator and program lead for our ICAgile Accredited Agile Team Coach Cohort Program. In this interview, David shares why he is working on a doctorate about coaching and humour, how coaching helps people achieve their goals, and why it’s important to keep…

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February 4, 2021

Change. Chapter two. by Simon Powers

Simon Powers teaching organisational change

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…

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March 18, 2020

How to Harness the Power of Agile Coaching to Build Highly Productive Remote Teams

We are in unprecedented and incredibly challenging times. Where the health and safety of our loved ones is paramount, yet life has this habit of marching on. With so many of us now working from home away from our teams and clients how do we continue to help them navigate the challenges they face? As…

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December 29, 2019

A Brief Explanation of the Integral Quadrant Model

Integral Model

Another model for the Coach tool kit or just in general life. This model can be used to make sure that you are covering a subject from the 4 different viewpoints to better understand it and provide better coverage. Often when a conflict occurs between two usually rational people, it is because they are arguing…

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August 15, 2019

Letting The Expert Go

Agile Coaching at AWA

For previous articles in this series please see: What coaching means to me, To Coach, you need permission and An essential ingredient for successful coaching – a contract Letting The Expert Go You need experts on your organisational journey to agility, but they are not the only ones you need. An expert is someone who…

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June 22, 2018

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 People over…

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May 31, 2018

Embark on your Agile Journey with Adventures with Agile

We’re happy to announce that we are now accredited by ICAgile to run our Agile Fundamentals course for their ICAgile-Certified Professional certification, the gateway certificate to all other ICAgile tracks and expert designations. This two-day class is an interactive and immersive learning experience using Training from the BACK of the Room accelerated learning techniques to explore the…

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May 21, 2018

Overcome Common Agile Challenges with Michael Sahota’s Certified Agile Leadership Experience

Most organisations are working with agile practices but many are failing due to a number of shared and common challenges. From the Version 1 Survey we know that the most common challenges are due to: company philosophy or culture is at odds with core agile values lack of agile experience lack of management support The…

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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 25, 2017

My Predictions for Agile for 2018

Sunset - close of the day

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 trends I see and how I…

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