#105 – Coaching for Technical Leaders – Bob Galen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcZC0v0ak8k. #105 - Coaching for Technical Leaders - Bob Galen. “Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching”. Bob started by explaining the concepts of agile leadership and agile coaching. He shared about the different coaching stances and why he suggests that coaching is an essential core leadership skill. Bob then went into details to describe the skills to become a good coach, such as asking powerful questions and becoming powerful listeners. Towards the end, Bob shared some tips for coaching up and coaching the middle managers, i.e. coaching the coaches. Listen out for: * Quote & Intro - [00:00:00] * Career Journey - [00:06:39] * Agile Leader - [00:09:17] * Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching - [00:12:35] * Definition of Coaching - [00:15:31] * Coaching as a Leadership Skill - [00:19:44] * Skills to Become a Good Coach - [00:24:00] * Powerful Questions - [00:27:59] * Powerful Listening - [00:33:37] * When to Give Solutions - [00:38:54] * Coaching Up - [00:43:30] * Coaching Middle Managers - [00:48:06] * 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:51:47]

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Live interview about “Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching” with Bob Galan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuADCRc1Mh4. Live interview about "Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching" with Bob Galan. Together with the Agile Book Club, we're going to conduct interview with Bob Galen, the author of "Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching: The Journey from Beginner to Mastery and Beyond". The following topics have been discussed: Coaching Mindset Essential Skills that any Adult Coach should have Self-Mastery Stances and Meta skills Adopt a Professional Coaching Stance Advisory Stance What is the most badass Agile Coach you ever seen Diamond Coaches versus Pebble Coaches What would you say makes an Agile Resilient Can a Scrum Master Coach The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel Coaching Personal Improvement Survey Meta Skills

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On the Homestretch with Bob Galen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyp4onZHHfE. On the Homestretch with Bob Galen. Seeing a lot of one-trick ponies. Coaches that seemed to only have one tool in the toolbox. For instance, submitting a client to death by a thousand questions. Serve the client by meeting them where they are. Understand that it’s a deep and broad profession to grow into. Maintenance and self-care. Be sure to apply to yourself the same things you’re coaching to others. You are a role model for others. The things Bob has added in his life like walking in nature, meditation, scented candles. Small things that help him recharge and de-stress. Bubolz shares a bit about his experience coaching third-graders in basketball. The approach isn’t any different. Understanding where the team members are at with their skill level and adjusting your style to match. The new book Extraordinary Badass Agile Coaching. Sounds pretty legit! But what’s in it for Product Managers? Or anyone who may not consider, or want to be, an Agile coach? There’s a good chance that you’re having coaching conversations all the time and don’t realize it. Meta skills are a powerful tool for Product Managers as well. Product Managers, Scrum Masters, and Leaders really need to sharpen their coaching skills. Lots of conversation on the power of pairing. This is a topic that both the Jeffs are passionate about as well. When you need to put your best foot forward, you should pair. When you need diverse ideas, you should pair. When you’re tackling complex issues, you should pair. There are so many great reasons to pair!

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Bob Galen | Scrum Life: Agile Leadership Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohwbuQdNr6w. Bob Galen | Scrum Life: Agile Leadership Series. Servant Leadership Ways Scrum Masters serve themselves Scrum Master serve themselves Sports Analogies How do you coach someone that has all of the skills Your coaching style The professional Coaching Stance Growth Internal Scrum Masters What areas do you want to improve on Agile Leaders Systems Coaching Ask for help 12 ways that a product owner can re-energize their team

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CAJ 061-Bob Galen-Self-Care for Agile Coaches and other Change Agents (and we’re ALL coaches!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh4eRsWd0DE. CAJ 061-Bob Galen-Self-Care for Agile Coaches and other Change Agents (and we’re ALL coaches!) Self-care we forget that we have to serve ourselves first it's that old metaphor of you have to put the oxygen mask on first before we start taking care of other people and I found that very few coaches do that. I really have to sort of keep myself de-stressed, so I started doing some meditation and that's really helped me, and I've started, and I need to have a quiet break very frequently I need to just stop and have a quiet break to recharge my battery otherwise I'll get into workaholic mode, and I'll increase my stress levels. Just analyze and look back and say what calms me what settles me there's an analogy there's think of yourself as a battery I know it's sort of a weird metaphor but think of you as a battery that's getting charged so in your journal if you have a journal draw a battery and keep track of like what charges your what energizes you or what you know what gives you sort of peacefulness and then what takes away your energy and what kinds of things stabilize your energy so think in terms of plus neutral minus and just track some of those activities and then what I would say is do more pluses over time. A metaphor to fill your battery up, and what I'm trying to say is I think that recipe is unique per person. I can really recommend asking for feedback often. Feedback is think about what wasn't said, another feedback channel body language is giving you feedback language is giving you feedback you're getting it from different people but what haven't you heard so like the lack of feedback is feedback so think about what you're not hearing from folks like if you're not hearing speed up or if you're not hearing increase your whip limit maybe you have too much whip limit. Another thing is finding your role model, thinking like it's crucial to invest in yourself and think about what message that sends you're a walking role model to your teams and to your clients think about what that says to them, so it's not just self-care are we modeling the behavior that's going to benefit the surrounding system just wakes up go take care pay yourself first work out, take care of family spend time with a wife go to bed repeat I do think dove real quickly dove did say something, so this notion of an accountability partner like your coach and or a mentor, your partners can help so find it not 20 of them but find one or two partners who you're working with that can really be there for you to help you in this process so don't do it alone in fact while you're talking I see in the chat that a lot of people propose or search for a partner say hey I'm up to it if someone wants it which is great, coaching circles having a group of people that would get together it's just one-on-one three or four people that get together and sort of can just come together and privately share it was mentioned in the chat earlier about supervision, it's not supervision, but it's a form of self-care, and it's holding each other to account it's making space and time for that, and I do think it's super important there are lots of things available lots of different things you can do online and very various things.

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RHAD 2018 – Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet… In Search of the Elusive Agile Culture – Bob Galen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZjdw_xRMXM. RHAD 2018 - Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet… In Search of the Elusive Agile Culture - Bob Galen. Some think that culture is something that just happens. Growing as groups and teams are formed. Emerging organically from some primordial ooze. Others think it’s something you can simply train into an organization. Making selections from a menu and instantiating it very specifically via mandatory classes. Some think it has a top-down flow. Others a bottom-up flow. And still others, and inside-out nature. One thing for sure, in agile transformation and scaling efforts, culture is the soil in which your agility grows and thrives. And Bob Galen posits that it’s crucial for agile success however it is defined. In this session, we’ll explore culture and try to answer the questions of: · What is it? · Where does it come from? · How does it change and evolve? · And, what is the best culture for agile transformations? You’ll leave the session with a renewed understanding of, a respect for, and a focus on culture within your own organizations. Hopefully nurturing your cultural ecosystems so that it can fully support your agile transformations. Recorded at Red Hat Agile Day on October 18, 2018 in Raleigh, NC

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Step Aside: Stop Leading from the Front | Bob Galen | STAREAST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUgW8TC0kI0. Step Aside: Stop Leading from the Front | Bob Galen | STAREAST. Until now, test leadership has mostly been about you—your ability to manage testers and testing, your artful problem solving skills, your gift of keeping a clear head during chaos, and your mastery in directing teams toward project goals. The better you led your teams and the more they accomplished, the more successful you became. But if you look back, you may notice that while you grew and strengthened, your teams did not. What if there were a better model by which to lead? One that creates more skillful leaders who inspire with vision, lead by example, while preparing a new generation of leaders? Bob Galen believes there is, and he is going to share it with you.

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A Tester’s Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8lfbt_DgQQ. A Tester's Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners. The role of the product owner in Scrum is only vaguely defined—owning the product backlog and representing the “customer.” In many organizations, product owners do it alone, trying their best to represent business needs to their teams. What’s often missing is a collaborative connection between the teams’ testers and the product owner—a connection in which testers help to define and refine requirements, broaden the testing landscape and align it to customer needs, provide a conduit for collaboration between the customer and the team, assure that the team is building the right thing, and help demonstrate complete features. This relationship is central to the team and facilitates transparency to help gain feedback from the entire organization. Join seasoned agile coach Bob Galen as he shares techniques for doing just this. Return with new ideas and techniques for helping your product owner and team deliver better received and higher value products—not just by testing but by fostering collaboration.

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Production Ready, Working Software that Customers Love

Production Ready, Working Software that Customers Love. Create an environment in which these things can thrive and as I am learning, try to be the Humble Gardener. Now I am not sure if by doing all of this perfectly we will reach all of our goals, but it seems to me that we will make progress in the right direction.

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