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What can the Agile approach teach us about sustaining momentum in team coaching engagements? How do leaders and organizations need to evolve in order to enable a shift to agile teaming? Tune in to this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast with Host Dr. Krister Lowe and guests Art Pittman and Bob Costello to learn the answers to these and other intriguing questions.

Art Pittman is a Leadership Coach with the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, an Agile Team Coach with the Eliassen Group and an Adjunct Staff at the Center for Creative Leadership. Bob Costello is a Senior Agile Coach with the Eliassen Group-an IT Staffing, Recruiting and Consulting Company. In the episode, Art and Bob share their insights about coaching leaders, teams and organizations to become more agile. Some themes covered include:

-Trends in agile
-The mainstreaming of agile
-The role of leaders in agile change
-The story of the Chicken and the Pig
-Shifting to team-based organizational designs in new companies vs. large established ones
-Factors that impact momentum in team coaching
-Complex adaptive systems and simple rules
-The role of norms in teams
-Team maturity and indicators of development
-Mindset in teams
-Vulnerability and psychological safety
-And more!

This is a rich episode brimming over with practical insights, tips and resources that all team coaches will surely not want to miss! Get in The Team Coaching Zone Today and start taking your team coaching practice to the next level!

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On this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast, the book Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for SCRUM Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition by Lyssa Adkins was mentioned:

About the Book

The Provocative and Practical Guide to Coaching Agile Teams

As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence.

More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. But it’s a challenging role. It requires new skills—as well as a subtle understanding of when to step in and when to step back. Migrating from “command and control” to agile coaching requires a whole new mind-set.

In Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins gives agile coaches the insights they need to adopt this new mind-set and to guide teams to extraordinary performance in a re-energized work environment. You’ll gain a deep view into the role of the agile coach, discover what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to adapt powerful skills from many allied disciplines, including the fields of professional coaching and mentoring.

Coverage includes

  • Understanding what it takes to be a great agile coach
  • Mastering all of the agile coach’s roles: teacher, mentor, problem solver, conflict navigator, and performance coach
  • Creating an environment where self-organized, high-performance teams can emerge
  • Coaching teams past cooperation and into full collaboration
  • Evolving your leadership style as your team grows and changes
  • Staying actively engaged without dominating your team and stunting its growth
  • Recognizing failure, recovery, and success modes in your coaching
  • Getting the most out of your own personal agile coaching journey

Whether you’re an agile coach, leader, trainer, mentor, facilitator, ScrumMaster, project manager, product owner, or team member, this book will help you become skilled at helping others become truly great. What could possibly be more rewarding?




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