Understanding Change

At the end of Andrew Fuqua’s presentation on “How to Energize Your Team” at agile-atlanta the conversation turned to how change affects teams. I drew and explained the Satir Change Curve.   Late Status Quo – things humming along nicely....

One Issue – Two Sides: Safety and Trust

When we flip the safety discussion over, we find trust. When I trust you I provide the safety you need to take risks and speak your truth without fear of ridicule, rejections or retribution. What Does Trust Mean? I like to use the following four beliefs I learned from...

Generating Safety

Most of the time, most of the people don’t put a lot of thought into their behavior. They run an “auto-pilot” program that governs how they respond. If we examine the elements that generate behavior, we get something like this list: Physical sensations –...

How Safe is Your Workplace?

We’ve defined safety to mean we can take risks and our coworkers/management will support us, especially if setbacks occur. We have the ability to speak our truth without fear of ridicule, rejection, or retribution. Throughout the day we will feel differently about the...

What Does Safety Mean?

When I talk with other coaches about teams, I  hear a lot about “creating safety” and “safe teams”. I don’t hear much about how to do that. While debriefing a coaching simulation the 2010 AYE Conference we listed things coaches did and models coaches might use....

Teamwork at agile-RTP

58 members of agile-RTP and I explored communication in agile teams March 2, 2010. I appreciate the turnout. The rain and temperature were falling. We kept warm and had a great time. Here’s the slide deck I had time for. Thank you again to Jeff Barschaw, the...