What happens when you take a world record and add IT ? You get a new way of looking at limits and the role people play.
In a world that is changing quickly, agility and Agile have become key words, but have we as players in this world changed ? Are we still living in a world of ‘following’ or are we activating our inner leader and shining ?
You don’t have to be borne a leader. I know this because I wasn’t borne to become the Deepest Woman in the World, I had to learn how and that started with changing the assessments I had about the world and how I fitted into it. I stopped doing what felt right for me and started to do the things that a world record holder would find easy. I started to think and act greater than who I thought I was! I chose to react differently to the world around me.
Which is what this site is all about – finding new ways of showing up, shifting cultures out of unilateral being into autonomous, agile, creative being and showing people new ways that they can own their ‘shine’
Listen to my Talk from Agile Africa 2017 on Agile Leadership Labs
Alomgside all the other talks from Agile Africa 2017, my talk is now available on YouTube. I was talking about my passion, creating spaces where people are able to shift into more powerful versions of themselves, versions that coincidentally also build Agile Cultures. Agile isn’t only about the easy to spot processes or even the […]
Agile 2017 : Talking About Agile/ Servant Leadership
If you have been wondering what I am talking about with Agile/ Servant Leadership and Leadership Labs, I will be one of the speakers on this topic. Dates are August 21 (my day) and 22. For more info on the topic, click here http://2017.agileafricaconf.com/sessions/agile-leadership-labs-coaching-for-agile-leadership/
Why You Need a Permanent, Internal Leadership Lab!
I facilitate our internal 3 day workshop on Agile Leadership (Servant Leadership based in Roger Schwartz’s book, The Skilled Facilitator ). For one of our bigger programs (around 200 people and about 12 feature teams), I am a permanent fixture with a permanent, dedicated space. We do the training at work which has raised some […]
Finding My Why in New York – Simon Sinek Style
2017 was the year of really finding my passion – namely group coaching and facilitating around shifting behaviours and mental models and maps. The problem was, I wasn’t sure why this was so important to me ? What was it I wanted to create ? I guess my Guinness World Record thinking was coming to […]
And That is How Leaders Create Compliance, Thinking it is Great Leadership
LEADER (as a participant in the room), ” So we all agree it is…..” or the faster, “Does everyone agree ?” ROOM ….. some nods, mostly that suspicious silence that indicates disagreement LEADER (as a participant in the room)… takes silence as agreement and carries on Sound familiar ? ‘Does everyone agree’ Forces Compliance It […]
13 Years as Deepest – Where Are The Women ?
Today, back in 2004, after almost 6 hours in the water I surfaced with a new Guinness World record for the Deepest dive by a Woman in Scuba! My dive to 221m also broke my existing record set in 2001 for Cave diving and altitude! I have held world record for 16 years – a […]
When Roles Own Delivery – how to shift that to teams
One of the interesting parts of my job as a Agile Transformation Coach is the shift from command and control cultures (that created waterfall as a way of delivering software), to an Agile way of working where free and informed choice is assumed and solutions are created using what everyone knows (rather just the single […]