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Training and Coaching Agile Minds


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A summary of some of the things I learned after being a trainer and coach at ThoughtWorks University

A summary of some of the things I learned after being a trainer and coach at ThoughtWorks University

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  • 1. ining and coachingTra Ag ile MindsIlias Bartolini -
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  • 4. W hat isT WU?
  • 5. ainees W hat tr U? say of T WTWU 27 feedback - nouns
  • 6. ainees W hat tr U? say of T WTWU 27 feedback - verbs
  • 7. ainees W hat tr U? say of T WTWU 27 feedback - adjectives
  • 8. Wha t is an ind? Agile M take a test (a) (b) ”oh, you must be really smart” ”oh, you should have worked really hard" choose a new test choose the easy test choose the difficult test get the difficult one anyway give up “I can do it, I just need more…”Linda Rising – The power of an Agile Mindset
  • 9. Wha t is an ind?Agile M look at someone else test worst ones: “want to feel good” better ones: “I got a chance to learn” take same initial test little bit lower scores improved! advice other studentsno advice, started lying on their started coaching and encouraging scores
  • 10. Wha t is an ind? Agile M Fixed Mindset Agile / Growth Mindset •  wants to look good •  wants to learn and improve •  avoids challenges •  embrace challenges •  individualism •  empathy •  what I can do comes ”for free” •  I can get smarter and stronger •  give up easily •  find motivation in struggling situation indset ca n change! M “Perfect” is a verb!Carol Dweck – Mindset
  • 11. T WUphilosophy ch angescontin uously!
  • 12. T WUphilosophy Context over Competency
  • 13. T WUphilosophy Fail fast over Be ing evaluated
  • 14. B unkos! ect m istakesPerf ail better ! fail f ast : f Not only
  • 15. Coach ing at T WUCelebrate success!
  • 16. Coach ing at T WUCelebrate success! …and failures! :)
  • 17. and b ruises…
  • 18. Coach ing at T WU Recover Resiliency from failure
  • 19. Coach ing at Support T WU Trusted connections Acceptance Help ty Responsibili Skills Resiliency Internal resources Alternative solution Goal Recovery planElena Malaguti - [ita]
  • 20. learnLearn ing to “I own my learning experience”
  • 21. learnLearn ing to al way adition The tr
  • 22. learnLearn ing to model eton l earningPrinc 70% 20% 10%
  • 23. Pairin social g Learn ing is Wit h your team personWit h the y you nearb On-line networksitting s
  • 24. ersity arn from divLe Differ ent perspe ctives
  • 25. playingLe arn by
  • 26. Coach ing at Feedbac T WU k & direc tions, not solu tions
  • 27. Coach ing at Discove T WU r what motivat es youJurgen Appelo: Moving Motivators -
  • 28. Coach ing at Set per sonal ex T WU pectatio ns Letter in the future Why I deserve an “A”Rosamund & Benjamin Zander: The Art of Possibility
  • 29. Coach ing at T WU Encour agin g
  • 30. Coach ing at T WU G oal R eality O bstacles & Options W ay forwardJohn Withmore: Coaching for performance
  • 31. Fee dback Continuousimprovement
  • 32. StrengFee dback then c onfiden ce Improve & effect iveness Continuousimprovement
  • 33. Giving Fe edbackGive earlier Create safety Focus on Make it a Not too much behaviour conversation
  • 34. Don’t defend: Seek Say thanks Take actions Ask for it is a gift! clarifications Fe edback Receiving
  • 35. Giving Feedback Re ceivingPatrick Kua -
  • 36. Coach ing at T WU "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” Richard P. Feynman ty as st ume par II At a co Elizabeth Queen
  • 37. Coach ing at T WU Self awareness
  • 38. to con tributeLearning “Your obligation is that of active participation. You should not act as knowledge absorbing sponges but as whetstone on which we can all sharpen our wits” Edsger W. Dijkstra
  • 39. to con tributeLearning Share it!
  • 40. to con tributeLearning Speak up!
  • 41. conformity BreakSolomon Asch – Conformity experiment: Lift Antics
  • 42. to con tributeLearning Not o nly pr but pr oblem solv oblem ers, finder s
  • 43. e next cognis tep Re learn in g s Dreyfus model of skill ac quisitionPatrick Kua -
  • 44. ng to unlearnLearni scratchResta rt from d rules B reak ol ptions reak p reconce B
  • 45. unce rtaintyDeal with ponsible ast res t L momen Courage
  • 46. W hat is T WU? B etter nalyst Busi ness A B etterB etter PeopleDev eloper B etter etter Expe rience B nalyst Qu ality A Des igners
  • 47. W hat isT WU?
  • 48. W hat is T WU?Next time someone asks you what you were doing those 6 weeks you say:“I became best friends with 92 people” Govind – TWU 28
  • 49. Q uestions ?
  • 50. Fe edback
  • 51. credits Creative commons pictures - by-nc-sa / by-sa / by-nc-nd: Thank you!