Signal to Noise Ratio / Bottom Lining

  A Few weeks ago while attending a Coaching Agile Teams class I heard one of the instructors (Lyssa Adkins) make a reference in passing to “signal to noise” ratio in reference to our ability to communicate with others.  Her comment intrigued me because I’d never heard that phrase before, so I started to do some investigation. Signal-to-noise ratio (abbreviated SNR or S/N) is a measure … Read More

Change Your Questions Change Your World

  Allison Pollard and I will be presenting Change Your Questions, Change Your World at the Agile 2015 in Washington DC in August.  If you haven’t already registered, check it out at: http://agile2015.agilealliance.org

Performance Coaching – Helping People GROW

As an agile coach I get the opportunity to have mentoring and coaching sessions with scrum masters who are in a rut.  They usually have tons of potential but don’t know how to take the next step forward. In order to facilitate these conversations, I use the popular coaching model GROW. G – Gather Data R – Reality Check O – … Read More

Failure Must be an Option

I have heard people say all my life, “Failure is not an option,” and today, I would like to challenge this belief and say that in order to succeed, failure must be an option. One of the things you learn when training to be a coach is the art of deep listening.  When practicing this art with a team, the … Read More