Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 25

The Agile Mindset – Perceptions around Failure

If I used the word failure to you – what does it bring up for you?  What sort of feelings, images or thoughts does it conjure up?  Failure is an evocative word that sends shivers down the spines of the most macho of males.  It is a dirty word in many organisations with a traditional …

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Feb 25

Acquiring an Agile Mindset – Part 2 of The 12 Dysfunctions

This is part 2 of the 2 part article on the 12 dysfunctions of thinking

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Feb 24

Acquiring an Agile Mindset – The 12 Dysfunctional Patterns of Thinking

In order to acquire an Agile mindset it is often important to understand the impediments that block our way. This article explore the 12 dysfunctions of thinking as potential barriers to an Agile mindset.

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Feb 16

Building and Strengthening Relationships — An Exercise

Our everyday interactions with our colleagues, whether on Agile projects or not, are the ingredients that comprise our relationships. How “tasty” are your relationships?

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Feb 02

The Abilene Paradox – Saying Yes When We Really Mean No

Have you ever sat in a meeting or some other gathering where a decision is being made that you don’t particularly agree with. You maybe heard one of your inner voices say “wait a minute – that doesn’t feel right”. The group consensus appears to be saying “yes”, but then you maybe start to feel uncomfortable about being the sole voice who says “no”.

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Feb 01

Goal Setting — Are Your Goals SMART PURE and CLEAR

We have all heard of setting SMART goals but in my coaching practice I have come to realise that many people haven’t heard of PURE or CLEAR goals. In this article I summarise these acronyms and why they are important.

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