Job Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement

With this article I’d like to give Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches a (simplified) model, in order to understand how they influence job satisfaction. Additionally I’ll highlight how this influence can be used to perpetuate continuous improvement and what to...

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A Better Understanding of Hierarchy in Self-Organisation

Over the last months I was confronted with a lot of misconceptions regarding self-organisation and how hierarchy intertwines. With this post, I try to clear some things up and show how these two concepts actually work together in terms of...

5 minute read

Agile Simplicity – Return to Values; Unlock new Ways

The Agile Movement has come a long way over the last years. In the ever-growing complexity of “good” and “bad” Agile, I found a surprisingly simple coping mechanism: return to basic values. Thereby you don’t just reduce an overly complicated...

4 minute read

3 Key considerations for a successful agile transformation

Transforming your organization into an agile one by adapting to the fast-paced high complexity of modern-day business is an art. But running a successful transformation depends on several factors such as the people involved, the culture and leadership. Here are...

8 minute read

A First, Simple Step Towards Servant Leadership

When managers start their journey in an agile or human-centred organisation, one of the first paradigms they learn about is Servant Leadership. There is lots and lots of advice on what that is and what is expected. There is one...

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Leaders Have to Go First in Any Change

A lot of “change initiatives” or “transformations” are either driven top-down or bottom-up. But where to start? No matter if you “go Agile” (which I would not recommend as a sole purpose!), or strive for other improvement: You need to...

3 minute read

Bring Me Problems, Not Your Solution!

There is a common misconception about delivering solutions and calling it “solution focussed”. Many managers I experience are demanding to be delivered solutions - be it from their own employees or consultants. This behaviour is kind of a perverse incentive and may...

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How Solving a Jigsaw with Toddlers Teaches Me Coaching

Today I got the feeling that playing and working with children gives you a good opportunity to grow as a coach. When I played with my two-year old, it reminded me of how it feels to coach people in actual...

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