Everything You Need to Teach a Feedback Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of lovely Scrum Masters about building a personal learning plan.  During our conversation I mentioned my feedback workshop.  This is great for opening discussion on what is often a difficult subject.  It is...

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How to Learn To Find Value in Your Own Praise

During one of our pair working sessions many months ago, Melisa and I enjoyed discovering that we are very different types of coaches.  The more we talked, the more we found that we each get a little kick of dopamine in our brains for completely different things.  We...

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You’re New Here – Don’t Touch Anything!

I've been part of a team recruiting for Scrum Masters ...well, pretty much since I joined NewVoiceMedia.  Now, for the first time since I joined we are about to be fully staffed (woohoo!).  This got me thinking about what advice I would give to new Scrum Masters when...

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Scrum Buddies! (Because we all need a little help sometimes)

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how to turn New Year Resolution rituals to the advantage of both you and your team.  This is a different slant on the same idea. So: you make a decision to do something regularly –  every day, or every week for example.   It is...

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Mind Control, Manipulation & Influence

If you knew you could control what someone thought, how they thought ....anyone at all....would you do it? Aside from the (hopefully) obvious moral implications of this, try it as just a thought exercise for a moment.  You could free this person of self-doubt,...

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5 Essentials for a Newbie Scrum Master

My recent posts have all been on fairly deep behavioural themes so I thought it might be time to break it up a bit.  I have worked with several people in my career that I would class as 'newbie' scrum masters.  I still coach newbies at work and privately too, and as I...

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Please Don’t Rescue Me!

Scrum Masters rescue their teams, coaches rescue their charges, we rescue our peers all the time. Its just what kind and decent people do isn't it? Some one asks for help, or perhaps doesn't ask, but definitely needs help, and we use our skills to assist. How could...

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Volunteering Not To Hire Students

Mock Interviews for 6th Formers at Sexey's School, Bruton A couple of weeks ago I spent an afternoon interviewing 6th formers who had no intention of accepting work.  This was lucky really, as I was interviewing them with no position to offer them anyway. ​Inspiring...

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The Simplicity & Complexity of Coaching People

via Twitter http://ift.tt/1stKvhu Also: a carton of ribena & a snickers bar from the vending machine have most of the necessary food groups to keep you going #tipsfornewdocs — Kevin Fong (@Kevin_Fong) August 6, 2014 Why a single tweet from a doctor I don't know is...

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