Two sets of rules reduce risk!

Coaching requires intervention. Intervention involves taking a risk, even if the intervention is as passive as ignoring something. Managing the risk of intervention is important for every person involved in a coaching experience so that everyone maximizes the value to the coaching transaction. There are two categories to consider when managing the risk of a coaching.  All coaches must address positioning/contracting and develop a rationale for intervention to reduce risk. (more…)

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SPaMCAST 496 features our interview with Sam Laing.  Sam and I talked about coaching agile teams. The goal of coaching is to help people unleash their inner power.  We also touch on the difference between coaching and mentoring. They are different and require different approaches but both are useful!


Sam’s Bio – Sam writes:

Samantha Laing (@samlaing)

My personal motto is ‘be brave’, and I embody this by taking on challenges one small step at a time.

Most of my career has been in the IT industry, specifically Software Development. Nowadays I find myself guiding and mentoring others with a passion for agile. This year my focus has been on experimenting and learning from my failures (and successes) – what a great journey so far.

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Re-Read Saturday News

In week eleven of the re-read of L. David Marquet’s Turn the Ship Around!  (Buy Your Copy Now).  This week we begin Part III of the book and add two more mechanisms to our tool belt.  This week the two chapters are Mistakes Just Happen and We Learn.

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Week 11: Mistakes Just Happen and We Learn

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