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

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Training and Coaching Agile Minds

  1. 1. ining and coachingTra Ag ile MindsIlias Bartolini -
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  4. 4. W hat isT WU?
  5. 5. ainees W hat tr U? say of T WTWU 27 feedback - nouns
  6. 6. ainees W hat tr U? say of T WTWU 27 feedback - verbs
  7. 7. ainees W hat tr U? say of T WTWU 27 feedback - adjectives
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. T WUphilosophy ch angescontin uously!
  12. 12. T WUphilosophy Context over Competency
  13. 13. T WUphilosophy Fail fast over Be ing evaluated
  14. 14. B unkos! ect m istakesPerf ail better ! fail f ast : f Not only
  15. 15. Coach ing at T WUCelebrate success!
  16. 16. Coach ing at T WUCelebrate success! …and failures! :)
  17. 17. and b ruises…
  18. 18. Coach ing at T WU Recover Resiliency from failure
  19. 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. 20. learnLearn ing to “I own my learning experience”
  21. 21. learnLearn ing to al way adition The tr
  22. 22. learnLearn ing to model eton l earningPrinc 70% 20% 10%
  23. 23. Pairin social g Learn ing is Wit h your team personWit h the y you nearb On-line networksitting s
  24. 24. ersity arn from divLe Differ ent perspe ctives
  25. 25. playingLe arn by
  26. 26. Coach ing at Feedbac T WU k & direc tions, not solu tions
  27. 27. Coach ing at Discove T WU r what motivat es youJurgen Appelo: Moving Motivators -
  28. 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. 29. Coach ing at T WU Encour agin g
  30. 30. Coach ing at T WU G oal R eality O bstacles & Options W ay forwardJohn Withmore: Coaching for performance
  31. 31. Fee dback Continuousimprovement
  32. 32. StrengFee dback then c onfiden ce Improve & effect iveness Continuousimprovement
  33. 33. Giving Fe edbackGive earlier Create safety Focus on Make it a Not too much behaviour conversation
  34. 34. Don’t defend: Seek Say thanks Take actions Ask for it is a gift! clarifications Fe edback Receiving
  35. 35. Giving Feedback Re ceivingPatrick Kua -
  36. 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. 37. Coach ing at T WU Self awareness
  38. 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. 39. to con tributeLearning Share it!
  40. 40. to con tributeLearning Speak up!
  41. 41. conformity BreakSolomon Asch – Conformity experiment: Lift Antics
  42. 42. to con tributeLearning Not o nly pr but pr oblem solv oblem ers, finder s
  43. 43. e next cognis tep Re learn in g s Dreyfus model of skill ac quisitionPatrick Kua -
  44. 44. ng to unlearnLearni scratchResta rt from d rules B reak ol ptions reak p reconce B
  45. 45. unce rtaintyDeal with ponsible ast res t L momen Courage
  46. 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. 47. W hat isT WU?
  48. 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. 49. Q uestions ?
  50. 50. Fe edback
  51. 51. credits Creative commons pictures - by-nc-sa / by-sa / by-nc-nd: Thank you!