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

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…

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May 15, 2020

What Is The Role Of An Enterprise Agile Coach?

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…

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April 28, 2020

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

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…

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December 4, 2019

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

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….

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November 20, 2019

How to Overcome Key Agile Challenges

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…

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March 1, 2019

Evolvagility – Leadership in the Age of Agile

Evolvagility – Leadership in the Age of Agile this article was written by Lisa Boyer Cooney, an agile coach based in Virigina. How many times have you left a meeting where all present have a clear idea in mind of what to do next, and a few weeks later it turns out that there was…

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July 5, 2018

Don’t Tell People What To Do

Don’t tell people what to do In my world there are two different kind of problems, problems we actively choose to address and problems that are pushed upon us. Let’s say you have some habits that you know are really bad for the environment. If you decide on your own to address this, then it’s…

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