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The Conflict Escalation Ladder

The Conflict Escalation Ladder

Disagreements are not conflicts. Disagreements are a healthy part of a collaborative dynamic, but conflicts are not. The critical outcome is that people strengthen their relationships as they work through disagreements, whereas the result of the conflict is that...

The Self-Managing Team Canvas

The Self-Managing Team Canvas

In our team coaching efforts we have used the Team Self-Managing Canvas to grow teaminess. Teaminess is not a dictionary word, yet 😉 Teaminess refers to a feeling of being one in effort, behavior, and communication toward achieving shared purposes. For teams that are...

Agile leadership skills

Agile leadership skills

Agile leaders maintain an environment of trust and support that is necessary for healthy team dynamics. Especially with all of us working remotely it is more important than ever to step up and lead differently. These are the top three skills necessary to becoming an...

Eight Proven Strategies for Better Team Collaboration

Eight Proven Strategies for Better Team Collaboration

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it had taken place.  Too many meetings are ending \with unclear priorities, poorly delegated dependencies, and a lower confidence in the team’s direction.  It’s a hard challenge — and it just...

Dance Of The Scrum Master – Ask Don’t Tell

Dance Of The Scrum Master – Ask Don’t Tell

I recently attended an Advanced Scrum Master Certification course facilitated by Evolve Agility. I have been working on scrum teams for about fourteen years. Over the years I have been a development team member, scrum master, product owner and scrum coach. I consider...