January 24, 2023

Introducing Bryter Work

Introducing Bryter Work

We’re incredibly excited to share that we’ve now launched Bryter Work! What is Bryter Work? Bryter Work is a coaching-focused consultancy, that builds an organisation’s confidence and capability both in making change and how to measure that change. Bryter Work does this by creating inclusive cultures where innovation and high performance thrive through value-driven, highly-targeted…

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July 12, 2022

Coaching feeds my curiosity about the human condition – an interview with Linda Spencer

Coaching feeds my curiosity about the human condition - an interview with Linda Spencer

  Linda Spencer is an Executive Coach, ICF-certified PCC, and holds an M.A. in Coaching and Mentoring. Linda will also be the co-lead of our new coaching programme “Inspire the Human Within: Professional Coaching“, launching later this year. In this interview, Linda shares why she retrained as a coach following a successful career in automatives,…

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May 26, 2022

The digital now

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?

Coaching feeds my curiosity about the human condition - an interview with Linda Spencer

What is a coaching culture? And what does one look like? Cultivating a coaching culture in the workplace enables businesses to grow and develop their people, as well as making 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…

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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?

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 part of the team that 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…

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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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March 1, 2019

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 a hidden diversity of thought, and the effort…

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July 5, 2018

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 a chosen problem. On the other…

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June 20, 2018

Choose How You Live and How You Lead

What if I told you that you have choice about how you feel and what you think? That you have the choice of either feeling stressed and anxious or feeling content and at peace? Would you believe me? According to the teachings of Krishnaji – the founder of the schools of consciouness transformation, there are…

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January 30, 2018

Save up to £800 with the Leading for Change Training Pass

Save up to £800 with the Leading for Change Training Pass Our Leading for Change training pass is designed for coaches, managers and consultants responsible for helping their organization move to agile ways of working. It combines our three most advanced agile courses, Enterprise Agility Masterclass, Coaching for Enterprise Agility and Certified Agile Leadership courses…

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July 17, 2017

The Problem of Anxiety and How to Embrace It

The Problem of Anxiety and How to Embrace It Uncertainty and complexity demands that today’s businesses must continually be changing to remain competitive. That’s a fact. This is at odds with the mindset of the very people who help organisations to be successful, their employees. This is because people naturally crave stability in the form…

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April 19, 2017

Dave Prior Interviews Olaf Lewitz

Leading Agile’s Dave Prior interviews TrustArtist and Certified Enterprise Coach, Olaf Lewtiz about leadership. Listen to hear Olaf talk about: giving people tools to grow their awareness of how they show up, why skepticism is an important part of any class and any transitio, the advice Olaf would give his 29 year-old self about being a boss…

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April 4, 2017

I Have Compassion For Managers

I Have Compassion For Managers Certified Agile Leadership Training – 18th – 19th May 2017  Christine Neidhardt and I co-created a leadership training based on our leadership academy. It calls for compassionate leaders. If the story resonates with you, share it and join us. Secure your seat here.  People’s Scrum   Compassion For Managers When I…

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March 7, 2017

Review of Certified Agile Leadership Course: An Insight to Yourself & Your Company’s Ability to Change & Grow

Review of Certified Agile Leadership Course: An Insight to Yourself & Your Company’s Ability to Change & Grow Introduction I’m going to start a review of this agile training course in an unusual place, by not initially talking about the course itself. I arrived at the building with a feeling of excitement about the topics,…

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