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Lean Agile Coach as Mentor

Coach as Mentor Educational coaches hold the hold of coach as mentor in a district or in a building. New teachers are often shocked by how much they struggle in their first year.  My wife has been teaching Middle School/ Jr High for over 20 years. We have often talked about the first three years of any teacher. [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:16+00:00 October 15th, 2014|agile, coaching|0 Comments

Lean Agile Coach As Resource Provider

Coach as RESOURCE PROVIDER:   In the context of an education coach, Joellen finds that teachers turn to a coach to have access to resources that they may not know about or may not have ready access to.  This includes books, articles, assessments and tools for the class room. It may also include access to [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:16+00:00 October 10th, 2014|agile|0 Comments

10 Roles of Coaches

I have been a coach for many years but I am always learning, always growing, always looking for great insights. I found a great insight a couple of weekends ago when discussing coaching with my wife. My wife is an educator and is in a class that is discussing the purpose and value of classroom [...]

By | 2014-10-09T16:15:45+00:00 October 9th, 2014|agile, coaching, lean|0 Comments

Reviewing Retrospectives

In my recent article on ProjectTimes.com I shared that my belief is that the retrospective is the single most important agility enabling practice, period. So I wanted to share here a few resources for retrospectives and some further thoughts. first the thoughts. Keep it safe psychological safety, the belief that it is safe in this [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:16+00:00 May 28th, 2014|agile, agile fundamentals, Retrospective|0 Comments

Four ways to attain business agility

Four ways to attain business agility. Enjoy this article that was publshed on SearchCIO.com. How do you become agile? We all start from a different place and that means that every organizatin's path to agility is different. In this article I discuss 4 aspects that help you focus your attention on what changes are necessary [...]

By | 2014-05-21T13:53:49+00:00 May 21st, 2014|agile|0 Comments