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Embracing Space: A Key to Effective Leadership in Agile Environments

As you scan this first line, you're assessing whether to keep reading and if the information is worth your time. In our fast-paced corporate world, ...

The Benevolent Disruptor’s Guide to Optimising Executive Performance

Your busyness and back-to-back meetings are the biggest risk to your executive performance. How long can you afford to carry on in this manner? ...

Designing a leadership offsite workshop using the RAMP approach

When I was asked to come up with some ideas for designing a leadership team’s offsite all day workshop, I approached the situation by framing the ...

Five steps on the pathway to becoming an agile coach

Here are the five steps; consider these then read on to get more details:

The one skill that differentiates the best agile coaches

Yes, one skill can make or break an agile coach. Here's my view on this one skill.

Five Agile Coaching Techniques to Deal with Bullying Behaviour

You never know when or where you'll meet a bully. If you do encounter such a person there are techniques to use to help everyone navigate towards a ...

How I got 15 agile coaches to align, collaborate and deliver an ...

HINT: you can't command and control agile coaches; they expect and deserve to be treated as knowledge workers who play a key role in achieving change ...

4 steps to becoming a competent, self-confident agile coach

I believe the role of agile coach is the best job to have; this post is my view on what it takes to confidently and competently execute the role.

Three Tensions Agile Coaches Learn to Navigate

Navigating tensions is like walking along a ridge; one wrong step can lead to a (very) bad outcome. Here are some tips to keep you safe.
Source Agility - Responsive Agile Coaching book


In “Responsive Agile Coaching” – Niall McShane draws on over a decade of agile coaching experience to document a clear and well-researched model that lifts the lid on how agile coaching actually works. The book starts by defining what the role of agile coach has become in recent times before putting forward a field-tested and theoretically sound model for conducting agile coaching conversations.