Category Archive: Agile Leadership

Apr 23

Overcoming a Blame Culture – Our Top 20 Suggestions

Our top 20 suggestions for things leaders can do to reverse a blame culture in their organisation

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Mar 28

Values Elicitation Exercise

This exercise is one that I share with my clients in the early days of our coching relationship as it helps me to understand them better.  Often it also helps build awarness for the client as they may not be fully aware of what is most important to them in their personal or professional lives.  …

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Mar 22

Some surprising truths about admitting to our mistakes

It takes courage and humility to admit when we are wrong or that we have been the cause of some upset. So is it a lack of courage or personal pride that keeps leaders from admitting they were wrong or made a mistake?

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Mar 21

Agile Mindset – Changing Mindset and Emotions, A Model

It is during times of change in organisations when levels of stress increase. In this article I explore the ABC model and how I apply it to help people change their minds about the true source of their stress: themselves.

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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 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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Nov 16

The Real Job of Leaders

Word count 1277, Time to read: 15 mins, Published 16 November 2011 In the previous newsletter I started to talk about motivation as that was a subject that a number of you requested as a place to start in our work together.  Since writing that installment I have been reflecting on a number of themes …

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