From Journey to Center: Lessons in Unifying Body, Mind, and Spirit, by Thomas F. Crum "You do the "doing" part of facilitation well, you have to work on centering and entering the conversation", my manager told me some time ago. What does being centered mean? How can you learn to get centered? How does it... Continue Reading →
You want to be a coach. Where do you start? Should you get training? Is a certification needed? If yes, which one? What how can you learn more? How do you find a coach? What kind of skills do you need, as a coach? I will try to answer all these questions and more here.... Continue Reading →
... and is the core of this coaching approach: coaching with compassion, developed by Richard Boyatzis, Ellen VanOosten, PhD, and Melvin Smith, professors at Weatherhead School of Management. I accidentally discovered this coaching approach during one morning when I took a taxi to the office (versus my regular reading-in-the-train trip). I looked for an interesting... Continue Reading →
The coaching relationship is at the heart of co-active coaching. Read on for everything you need to know about the framework: values, principles, contexts, and tools for an effective co-active coaching relationship.
What role does coaching play in the agile transformation of organisations? How do ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches use coaching? How do they differ from Coaches?
Since the beginning of 2019, I have been part of the organising committee of Agile Malaysia (we are are also on Facebook and LinkedIn). The group has been active for about five years, but it needed some fresh blood to engage our community. We are all volunteers, passionate about Agile and intending to create a... Continue Reading →
The retrospectives we ran with the tech teams became quite popular in my former company. The rest of the company got interested in running their own retrospective events, so we started running retros with marketing, social media, product launch, content team, films teams, etc. One complexity I encountered was when I was asked to run... Continue Reading →
Some years ago our teams decided to commit to increasing their Agility (coming from a background of doing Scrum), with a focus on the Agile principles and living them every day. After workshops and discussions on the principles and how we can reflect them better in our work, I experimented with a model of retrospective... Continue Reading →
I've described in a previous post why the retrospective is the most important event you will run in an agile transformation. For the retrospective to fulfill its role, it needs to be effective: it has to happen in a safe space, the team needs to look into data and generate insights based on actual information... Continue Reading →
I believe all Agile principles are equal in importance and they work together holistically: focus on customers, iterative development, self-organised teams, technical excellence, and continuous improvement. But this last principle is "more equal than the others": Continuous improvement is the heart of Agile. Without reflection, there is no learning, without learning there is no continuous... Continue Reading →