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When does coaching end and doing start?

“Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” ― John Whitmore

Coaching is an interesting and confusing notion, as an Agile coach in my current role we must be explicitly invited by a team or an individual to coach, usually this is driven by an awareness of a specific problem or a general desire to improve in some area.  

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Leaders Show They Care

According to a recent survey conducted by Paychex, one of the top reasons people quit their jobs is that they felt their employer didn’t care about employees (52.77% of those surveyed). 623 more words

Leadership: Asking for Feedback

As the leader, how are you supposed to know if what you are doing and how you are running the ship is working well and meeting the needs of the rest of the team members?  552 more words

If you want High-Performance, balance the Tasks with the Relationships

When your team gets together, what do you discuss?

This has been one of the questions that I have been asking delegates recently at various conferences where I have been keynote speaker.  551 more words


Leaders Take Action

Leaders take action.

We all know the sayings: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”, and “You are measured by what you do, not what you say you will do”, and many other that illustrate that accomplishing something is what leadership is all about. 376 more words

Self-Organisation vs Human Nature

I love the notion of self-organising teams, the belief that if left alone the team will pull together and solve the problem at hand. I also love the notion that a team doesn’t need named roles and that a team should be multi-skilled and can and will do any and all tasks necessary to deliver the work.   1,473 more words

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Leadership is an Active Sport

I once worked in a company where one boss spent most of his time behind a closed door. Not meeting with people, just by himself in his office. 510 more words

Qualities Of Leadership