Solution Focus Coaching – A Positive Approach to Change

­­­­Introduction Last September I was having breakfast while scrolling through my twitter I came across a tweet from a well-known consultant that caught my attention. "So you want to fix your current situation, but you don't want to understand what you did to reach this point... :-\" I answered, “No, you don’t need to understand … Continue reading Solution Focus Coaching – A Positive Approach to Change

Systemic Constellations

Are you an Agile Coach, Team Lead, Team Coach or Manager? Have you ever had the strange feeling that something smells in a team? Is there something stuck or the same issue keeps recurring? Is there too much talking, too many words, and rational analysis is not getting to the issue? Are team members stuck ‘in their heads'? Is … Continue reading Systemic Constellations

Forming, Storming, Norming … Bullshitting

At risk of being burnt alive for heresy by the Coaching Inquisition, I have to publish this post. I said to myself "if see a reference to Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing again I will blow up". So, here it is. Enjoy! Perhaps, one of the most widespread model of group development is Tuckman's model. It's being used as … Continue reading Forming, Storming, Norming … Bullshitting

Breaking free from bias

­­­­ Introduction Cognitive Biases are unconscious processes that influence how we perceive the world and how we take decisions. These mechanisms are a result of evolution Biases are automatisms of our brain that make our live easier, but they have also a dark side. Specially, in organizations biases are a significant issue, but there is little … Continue reading Breaking free from bias

Team Leadership

It is fascinating that much of the literature on team performance in recent years has ignored the role of the leader. Leadership is a structural condition of teams that can have a great influence in performance. However, team leaders are not as important as we think they are, and left alone it is quite probable they … Continue reading Team Leadership

Compelling Team Purpose

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll Many people live their lives without a clear direction, carried away by circumstances. You may ask people questions like: “where do you want to be in 5 years time?”, “what is your passion?”, “at your funeral what would you like … Continue reading Compelling Team Purpose

Working Agreements

It is surprising how many unnecessary conflicts are caused by the absence of working agreements in all sort of human systems, yet it is not common practice. A lot of conflicts in organizations are caused by one or more of the following causes: Absence of working agreements Unclear roles and responsibilities Lack of alignment and shared vision Most conflicts are not caused … Continue reading Working Agreements