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Navigating conversations with avoidant personalities

Navigating Conversations with Avoidant Personalities: 5 Archetypes & Communication Strategies

How do we speak with people who avoid conversations? This is a universal challenge for leaders, alongside leading through resistance … Read More

Command & Control, why it's ok, and not ok

Command & Control – Why it’s OK, and Not OK

Mental Model Dōjō pre-session video Transcript First, let’s take a step back and look at “command & control”. In modern … Read More

Navigating Uncertainty, Handling Complexity - Leadership Skills Development

Navigating Uncertainty, Handling Complexity – Leadership Skills Development (session recording)

Synopsis: Thanks to the popular “VUCA” acronym, the ability to manage enterprises and lead teams in volatile, uncertain, complex and … Read More

Managing Smart People, Managing Quiet People

Managing Smart People, Managing Quiet People (post session recap)

One of the objectives of the Mental Model Dōjō community sessions is to create space for people to discuss hard-to-put-a-finger-on … Read More

Post-session recording: MMDojo How to healthily storm

Facilitating Healthy Storming

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What is Fair Process?

Fair Process – A Primer

INSEAD is big on “Fair Process”, a leadership mental model formulated by the creators of Blue Ocean Strategy W. Chan … Read More

Try this simple two step approach to conflict resolution

Conflict Resolution: Try This Simple Two Step Approach

Caught in an argument, tough negotiation or even a full-blown office battle? Try this simple two step conflict resolution approach. … Read More

Essence of High Performance Leadership Development

What is a High Performing Leader?

At Agile Organization Development we regularly design and deliver High Performance Leadership Development Programmes for MNCs. The set up by … Read More

Coaching Fair Process to the Impatient Leader

Coaching Fair Process to the Impatient Leader

“It’s not that they don’t get it. It’s that they’re resisting.” “I don’t get it. This plan makes so much … Read More

c2it: confirm, communicate, dot the i's, cross the t's

c2it to follow-through

As boss, how do we ask our team members “can you see to it?” without sounding hard-pressing and controlling? Getting … Read More

Remote and Hybrid Teamwork Success: Asynchronous Communication is the Key

Remote and Hybrid Teamwork Success: “Asynchronous” Communication is the Key

Addressing the “Always On” Fatigue of Remote and Hybrid Working with Asynchronous Communication “I miss working in the office, at … Read More

Separating Thinking Doing Time Blue Red Work

Separating Thinking & Doing Time: Learnings from David Marquet’s “Blue & Red Work”

David Marquet’s “Blue & Red Work” Red Work: Doing Time We continue to be haunted by the ghosts of Taylorism … Read More

What, So What, Now What x 1-2-4-All

Team Alignment in VUCA”O” Times: Try W3 x 124A (What, So What, Now What x 1-2-4-All)

The situation is volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous, overwhelming (VUCA”O”). We have an immediate, mission critical challenge to tackle. We need … Read More

Understanding the Science of Motivation for Leading with Inspiration and Purpose

Understanding the Science of Motivation for Leading with Inspiration and Purpose

Watch on YouTube References Transcript How do we lead with inspiration and purpose? It’s a good question and every leader’s … Read More

How to influence without manipulating

How to Influence, Not Manipulate (Follow-up post to “Aristotle’s Influence Model”)

Dear Eli, Frankie and team, thanks for the follow-up questions to our group coaching session on “Aristotle’s Influence Model”. What … Read More

Curious Active Listening Mindset as a Leadership Modality - Directional Talk or Dialogue?

Curious Active Listening Mindset (CALM) as a Leadership Modality

Directional Talk, or Dialogue? Previously I shared CALM for receiving critical feedback. You can also have a Curious Active Listening … Read More

Curious Active Listening Mindset for Receiving Feedback

How to Receive Critical Feedback in a Breeze: Try CALM – “Curious Active Listening Mindset”

Receiving critical feedback is dreadful. Our defensive routines get triggered and however we might understand that the feedback giver is … Read More

Feed-Forward Positive Feedback with the FFF Feed-Forward Formula

Feed-Forward Positive Feedback with the FFF Feed-Forward Formula

When we think of feedbacking, we tend to just do “corrective feedbacking”; i.e. feedbacking on things to improve. Don’t do … Read More

Delegation, Empowerment Spectrum

The Delegation, Empowerment Spectrum

“I don’t delegate, I empower.” The mantra of the modern enabling manager. I don’t disagree. Though caveat emptor. The delegation, … Read More

Classic Leadership Balance Still Holds for Agile Leadership

Again, it’s all in the balance. If it’s just all vision and empowerment, the team won’t move. Even as an … Read More

Three-Compentencies-of-Mastering-Product-Development

The Three Competencies of Mastering Complex Product Development

It’s mastery, so don’t expect it to be easy. As both a serial entrepreneur and agile coach to teams of … Read More

Performing teams have two simple traits: 1. They have team processes that work. 2. People talk to each other.

The Two Simple Traits of High Performing Teams

What do you do? The dreaded elevator pitch question. I fumble on it every time. Some days I will say … Read More

Smart people can't stand looking stupid

Let’s Talk About Fear of Failure

There’s one HBR article that I share but never hear back about. It’s Chris Argyris’ “Teaching Smart People How to … Read More

Kill the Zombies in the Eisenhower Matrix | agile-od.com

Kill the Zombies in the Eisenhower Matrix

My executive coaching client was being completely overwhelmed. After a download of a long list of things on his plate, … Read More

Disagreement vs Misalignment

Disagreement vs Misalignment

“Shared understanding” is an everyday word in my team coaching. It’s so easy to get into positional talk and convincing … Read More

Vincent Van Gogh Three Sunflowers

If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will … Read More

The many flavors of experimental and iterative approaches

The many flavors of Experimental and Iterative approaches

The importance is to experiment and iterate. What approach you take is of secondary importance. Chose whatever approach that best … Read More

Shared Understanding | agile-od.com | Lifecycle

Shared Understanding

I’m glad we all agree. (Really?)