Designing a team culture

Such a culture in a team or organization must be created in a focused manner. What is the culture in a team or organization? Facilitation tools: building a consensus (Michael Wilkinson from “The Secrets of Facilitation”), coaching alignment (ORSC). . What this article is about.

Scrum Master is the Master of Coaching

We have invested time and effort for finding Scrum Masters in the job market and for developing more Scrum Masters internally with great coaching skills. Because as a company we truly believe that a great coach will improve people’s lives and the company will reap the benefit out of it. The Scrum Master is a coach at the organisation level. The coaching stance is one of the stances that the Scrum Master need to master besides the many other stances. What is coaching?

What Makes A Developer Culture?

These days, it seems to be more about Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, and other “process roles”. These days, it seems to be more about Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, and other “process people”. where we shaped a strong “Developer Culture”.

My Experience With Growing A Developer Culture

I’ve also worked for organizations where people struggled to create such a culture. Often, after only having worked shortly for such an organization, I already felt what the problem was: they lacked a “Developer Culture”. Examples of a Developer Culture.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

N2Growth Blog

Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. These are factors I’ve learned that define whether an organization can improve their Culture or not. David,” he asked, “can you build me an employee engagement survey that we can customize around the kind of culture I want to create?” How does that define one’s culture? In 2006 I launched the Culture Compass™.

One Shocking Thing Many Agile Coaches Are Getting Wrong

Many Agile coaches and Scrum Masters believe they know best. Because many Agile coaches are also unfamiliar with Taylorism or misunderstand it, they often fall into the same trap that Taylorists fall into. What some Agile coaches are getting wrong. The Coaching Habit.

How agile coaches measure high performance at Spotify


When I first joined Spotify as an agile coach at the beginning of 2017, one of the challenges we faced was how to understand whether our teams were high-performing. DevOps, DevOps Culture, Special Coverage: Agile + DevOps West 2019, Agile

How to Build a Resilient Company Culture That Will Help Every Employee Thrive

N2Growth Blog

A resilient culture is built one person at a time, winning companies cultivate cultures that enable their people to develop the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Resilient people make resilient cultures. When you change behavior, you change the culture.

Parents as Leadership Coaches

Let's Grow Leaders

As I prepared a trust workshop for a group from Nigeria, we shared ideas of what exercises would work best culturally, I wrote content, he made slides and tools pop visually.

Build a Successful and Results-Driven Sales Culture

Speaker: Gary Galvin, CEO, Galvin Technologies

agile42 Sweden is hiring a new coach!


Since the business of agile42 is growing, and the Swedish market is growing fast, we are now looking for a new coach that would be working together with our great team in Stockholm, Sweden! This is a perfect way to learn from all our coaches and get a broader view of ways of coaching.

Culture Change – Slow Down to Go Fast

Strategy Driven

Similarly, taking the time to slow down and plan improvements to workplace culture also produces more effective results down the line. Workplace culture isn’t something you can instantly fix, swap out, or quickly reboot. Culture is often so ingrained that people take it for granted.

A word from our coaches


We have asked coaches Richard Dolman, Daniel Lynn, Jakob Verner, Dave Sharrock and Andrea Tomasini to sit down for a short video where they tell us about the coaching culture at agile42.

Positive Vacation Workplace Cultures Benefit Employees and The Business

Steve Farber

Make it crystal clear that everybody is expected to take time off, and create a culture in which they are backed up (not criticized) for that decision. Don’t let this culture get a foothold at your place of work.

Coach Morrison’s Journey

Steve Farber

Coach Scott Morrison’s journey as an educator serves as a great lesson for all of us–no matter our profession or path. I’m deeply gratified to hear that my work has served as a confirmation of Coach Morrison’s natural impulses and instincts. He was the head basketball coach at the high school where I taught and coached, and he was also a PE teacher at the Elementary school within the district.

Meet the Coach: Giuseppe De Simone


Following the announcement of the public launch of agile42 in Sweden , we bring our series "Meet the Coach" to Stockholm to meet Giuseppe De Simone. Born in Italy, Giuseppe is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Team Coach and his relationship with agile42 goes way back.

3 Signs Your Culture is Starting to Stink

Steve Farber

If your organization’s culture sits on either end of two extremes, you don’t need an engagement survey or a high-priced consultant to confirm your reality. In the meantime, here are three danger signs that will tell you if your culture is in trouble: You’re experiencing MEGO. If you acknowledge the gaps between where your culture is and where you and others want to take it, most employees will help you make it happen.

Meet the Coach: Cliff Hazell


The agile42 team in Sweden has been joined recently by Cliff Hazell , an experienced Agile Leadership coach and trainer that has worked both as an internal Agile coach and as a consultant for large organizations. How did you start with Agile and what brought you to become a coach?

10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

N2Growth Blog

As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed. I want them to have experiences that will lead them to achieve their goals: increased sales, better performance, healthy growth, stronger culture and ultimately a better organization.

Is “Culture” Just a Buzzword?

Nathan Magnuson

“What we really need around here is a culture.” Not many things can top being part of a great team with a great culture. contrasted different theories of organizational culture. Do leaders create culture or does culture exist independently?

Turn Your Managers Into High-Growth Coaches With These 4 Steps

Strategy Driven

Through our decades of business research, we’ve discovered that nothing elevates performance more than coaching. Any organization, division, or team can implement a coaching process that leads to greater growth and increased revenue. million left on the table due to inadequate coaching.

Meet The Coach: Sunny Dhillon


Q: How did you first start your agile path and end up coaching with agile42? When I moved to Canada from the UK in 2012, this truly accelerated my learning; the culture was focused more on being a leader over a manager.

How to Build Your Coaching Skills as a Manager

Survive Your Promotion

Today’s smart managers are getting out of the correcting habit, and getting into coaching instead. Here are a few: Coaches Expect Mistakes – If we’re doing something new, we’re always going to need a few tries to get it right. Coaches schedule time for debriefs, and take the time to give guidance and advice about how to get better. Coaches Track Progress – Sometimes we take two steps forward and then a step back.

Coaching Culture: The Art and Science of Success #IndiaHRChat


It was a time to participate in #IndiaHRChat again and the topic this time was “ Coaching: The Art and Science of Success ”. Why a Culture of Coaching? A culture of coaching fosters trust, accelerates learning and builds collaboration. - – - – -.

What’s The Difference Between Agile Coaching, Agile Transformation and Business Agility?


Over the years, Agile coaching, Agile transformation and business agility have been proven effective at enabling businesses to unlock the full potential of their people, their products and services, as well as their overall organizational capabilities. What is Agile Coaching?

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A CIO’s Role in Creating a Data-Driven Culture in a K-12 District


Sure, fixing tech issues and answering questions is still part of the job, but it’s up to the CIO to stoke a data-driven culture and guide their district into the future with the right edtech to improve communications, streamline business operations, and support student success. In short, the CIO must play the roles of tech advocate, communicator, coach, and analyst—in addition to still being the IT superhero when the signal goes up. What is a data-driven culture?

Changing organizational culture at Siemens Digital Factory


Our approach in cases like this is to study the culture to see whether the changes have been internalized. If you are doing it right, you should see your company culture change in the appropriate direction.

High-Touch Leadership in Buffer’s Fully Remote Culture


Managers can hold space and build a culture where mental health is prioritized, and being frank about promoting it sure helps. One resource that they provide to all employees is Joyable , a digital therapy solution that offers access to personal coaches.

5 Signs Diaper Drama Is Destroying Your Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Signs You May Have a Diaper Drama Culture (and what to do about it). Here are few signs, you may have a diaper genie culture. We were all coached on exactly which topics to avoid at all costs– lest we draw attention to our challenge areas.

Do You Have a Royal Culture?

Nathan Magnuson

But people close to the team highlight an additional factor: the organizational culture carefully crafted by General Manager Dayton Moore upon joining the team back in 2006. But shaping your organization’s culture is always a top leadership responsibility.

The Most Important Factor To Ensure Your Feedback is Heard

Let's Grow Leaders

Last week we shared reasons employees might resist your coaching. courageous cultures brene brown coaching feedback performance managementThere’s one other vital factor to ensure your feedback is heard.

Beyond Requirements Dictator: How Agile Helped a Business Analyst Discover Her Real Value 

Agile Alliance

Business business analyst Coaching collaboration continuous learning culture facilitation TestingDiscover how to provide value as a business analyst on an agile team and see how BAs can broaden their roles and step outside of their role boundaries.

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Culture Trumps Strategy – Not | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I thought perhaps I was misunderstanding what was being said, so I decided to Google the phrase “Culture Trumps Strategy&# and found that Stanford offered an Entrepreneurship Lecture by this title, I found several CEOs using the phrase in speeches, press releases, etc.,

Article: Q&A on the Book Helping People Change

InfoQ Culture Methods

The book Helping People Change by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten describes how you can coach people with compassion for sustained learning and change.

Critical Competencies for Effective Coaching (And a Book) by Lisa Haneberg


Great coaching is at the heart of meaningful accomplishments. In an organizational and team context, being able to coach people means helping them overcome their own resistance, get unstuck and move forward in the direction of their goals. Great coaching catalyzes great results.

Advocacy to Shift Culture

Women on Business

Culture shift is very difficult and ambiguous. Facilitating advocacy is a powerful culture shifting strategy for organizations. Advocacy programming is a powerful culture shifting strategy.

Checklist for Influencers: questions for sellers, coaches, leaders, change agents

Strategy Driven

Most of you are really good at what you do: as influencers, sellers, coaches, change agents, or leaders, your intuition, excellent skills, and history of success guide your ability to facilitate change for your clients.

Five Strategies for Leaders in Law to Remain Culturally Fit

N2Growth Blog

Leaders in Law must first understand that the fabric of leadership is the strength that tightly holds the culture together and leadership must remain in a continuous state of forward-motion at every level of the organization. They must build a culture of self responsibility and accountability, and coach this talent in others. Doing them as a ‘one time event’ or only on an annual basis is the wrong approach to ensuring a healthy updated culture remains at its best.

12 Ways Leaders Can Build a Winning Culture

Terry Starbucker

There’s a foundation to successful business execution that is undeniably critical – the workplace culture. Bad cultures can’t execute very well. I’ve found that there are 12 ways to build a winning culture while still pushing the ball down the field.