May 26, 2022

The digital now

According to Brian Kropp and Emily Rose McRae in their article “11 Trends that Will Shape Work in 2022 and Beyond”, one fact became clear by the close of 2021: the disruption of the status quo due to the pandemic and the far-reaching shifts in the global workforce would be a lasting one. Employees themselves…

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February 2, 2022

Dreams and action

January marked the first three months of the 100 Thought Leaders Program (100TL). To celebrate, consolidate, and enable us to grow, as a team, we chose to focus on our motivations and goals going forward as much as on what we had learnt so far. An exercise facilitated by @Gemma Honour gave us some structure…

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September 20, 2021

Thought Leadership

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The business world is abuzz with the different meanings of the word leader. Traditional meanings of the word meant those at the top of the hierarchy who set the vision and direction for the rest of us. As Agile ways of working spread across the working world and digital and knowledge work require decisions to…

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June 23, 2021

What is a coaching culture? And what does one look like?

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Cultivating a coaching culture in the workplace enables businesses to grow and develop their people, as well as make agile work more effectively. However, what does the term “coaching culture” mean? And, perhaps more importantly, how can managers incorporate it into their day-to-day work environment? A coaching culture puts coaching at the heart of personal and business…

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February 8, 2021

Change. Chapter 3. Collective sense-making through stories

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“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…

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January 26, 2021

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…

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May 15, 2020

What Is The Role Of An Enterprise Agile Coach?

I was asked this question just over two years ago as being part of the team who set about defining the competencies for the Expert part of the Enterprise Coaching track for ICAgile, the world’s foremost certification body in all things to do with agility. We had no idea that it would take nearly two…

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April 28, 2020

5 Essential Tips for Successfully Leading Your Organisation During the Coronavirus Lockdown

AWA is helping its clients navigate their path through the current lockdown and these are our top tips for senior leaders who are doing the same elsewhere. Tip 1: Make sure the senior leadership team is aligned on what the new goals are for this next quarter and for the year given the current disruptions….

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December 4, 2019

How to Get Ready to Help your Company Prepare for the Challenges of Today & Tomorrow

The real shift in an organisation’s ability to respond to market demands in an agile way starts with its leaders. However the type of leadership that is needed today is very different to what was needed in the past. The main difference being that the traditional approach to leadership development is outdated and isn’t sufficient…

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November 20, 2019

How to Overcome Key Agile Challenges

This February 2020 we are delighted to welcome Michael Sahota back to London for 2 days of transformational “Agile” Culture and Leadership (CAL1) training. As a leading trainer for the CAL1 Program through the Scrum Alliance Michael has taught over 700 graduates worldwide. His classes are controversial and unique but that’s what allows his students to…

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