Diagnosing Organizational Dysfunction

When you encounter a problem in your organization, what do you do? This filter model will help you take a methodical rather than haphazard approach to diagnosing your organizational dysfunction.

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:16+00:00 May 12th, 2015|agile, leadership, management, organizations, People, teams|0 Comments

Do you really need agility?

Is an agile approach always the right answer? Are there times when the more traditional, sequential, also known as waterfall, approach makes sense? How do you decide if you really need agility?

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:16+00:00 March 20th, 2015|agile|0 Comments

Lean Agile Coach as Technical Specialist

Coach as: Technical Specialist An education coach who is being a curriculum (Technical) specialist is focusing on the WHAT of teaching not the HOW. This coach is acting as a content expert.  Maybe they have 20 years of teaching 14th Century English literature.  I would want to tap this person if I was teaching 14th [...]

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

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