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Tuesday, August 7 • 15:45 - 17:00
Direct Communication - Pushing the Boundaries to Build Better Teams (Allison Pollard, Cherie Silas) POPULAR

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Coaching Agile Teams is all about asking questions and allowing them to self organize, right? Well, that's just part of the mission. During this session we will introduce participants to some anti-patterns that have arisen in the scrum master and agile coaching communities that make the coaching they are doing with their teams less powerful. Then, we'll talk about changes you can make incorporating more direct communication to bring more power to your coaching and push the boundaries to make teams better. Sometimes teams need more than just questions. They need scrum masters and coaches who are courageous enough to have the hard and direct conversations, challenge their decisions, push them to the next level. In this session, we will talk about skills you can use with your team to make this happen.
We also recognize that sometimes when a coach exercises a stronger stance we can push our teams a bit too hard and create negative conflict. It's times like this when we need to demonstrate how to reach out and make the first move to repair the relationship. In this session, we will introduce the concept of repair bids to help you regroup in the event this ever happens to you.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify two coaching anti-patterns
  • Embrace the concept of more powerfully challenging teams to make them better
  • Utilize repair techniques to get coaching back on track when you push the team a bit too hard

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Allison Pollard

Leadership and Team Coach/Trainer
Allison Pollard is a coach, consultant, and trainer who brings the power of relationship systems intelligence to go beyond tasks, roles, and frameworks to create energy for change. She engages with people and teams in a down-to-earth way to build trust and listen for signals to help... Read More →
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Cherie Silas

Enterprise Agile Coach, Tandem Coaching Academy
Certified Enterprise Coach and ICF Professional Certified Coach

Tuesday August 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00 PDT
San Diego C