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Badass Agile

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Seeking certainty costs you time and money.   Think about how much.

This topic isn’t new, but it is perhaps the most pervasive cause of failure and disappointment in teams of every kind.

It is also the toughest problem to crack.

Seeking certainty means placing a higher value on consensus or evidence BEFORE acting – building, releasing, etc.

No one is immune to this problem.  It’s everywhere

We seek to avoid mistakes or conflict, which is impossible.

The master skill here is the ‘courage to deal with the fallout of wrong or unpopular decisions’

Without this courage, two things are taken away from you – speed to market, and the sheen and polish of a decisive leader

However, courage is hard to ‘get’.  Here are some things that might help give yourself (and others) more courage:

-Courage is a muscle.  It doesn’t grow without use and challenge.   Crisis.  Pain.

-Challenge yourself to lean into your fear zone every day by having difficult conversations and inspiring others to do the same

 

When influencing others to make the leap, it’s helpful to:

  • -let them fail sometimes so they can experience the effects
  • -offer to take care of the executive support problem if they feel like they won’t have backing
  • -create “what if there was no…” or “what if you had everything you needed…” scenarios
  • -inventory their beliefs about going NOW
  • -always ask what else might work, and ‘why not?”

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Jun 04, 2021

Badass Unscripted – Stretch Goals

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  • I was recently caught in an online conversation about how its inhumane to give teams stretch goals.
  • We’ve been fooled into believing that this is how people are getting more and more stressed
  • Stretch goals do not mean longer hours or added performance pressure.  It means getting people to find ways to get better.  To produce more with less effort.  To be more effective.  To bring more passion to their work, to take new things and make them habitual so they can focus on the stuff that matters.
  • Here’s the deal.  If you don’t tear muscle, it doesn’t grow.  If you don’t challenge the mind, it doesn’t expand.  If you don’t push your limits, you never get to see what you’re made of, and how far you can go.
  • That distaste you feel for being pushed in not injustice, it is fear.
  • So get out there and ask to be pushed.  We already live soft, easy lives, stop asking for a pass on the hard challenges that define a life well lived.

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If you want to work for “the best companies to work for” – make it yourself.

Great companies must model the ability to venture into the unknown and the uncommon in order to attain and sustain greatness.

It is possible whether the organization is large or small, but large organizations carry an additional challenge of overcoming negative will – the tendency to push back against progress to keep the organism safe and comfortable

You can still do it…but it requires much more effort and determination
It requires the ability to fail publicly
It requires a comfort level with constantly offending and upsetting people
It requires a rivalry with the status quo
It requires a trust relationship with the most senior leadership to shine a light on the cause – you must never fight this enemy in darkness

In a way, you have to enjoy the punches. You have to remember that the “obstacle is the way”
This is the antithesis of the easy and light path. Agreeable, one of the crowd, the grey man. You fight so much that sometimes it feels odd to agree.

It is a conscious choice to believe what you believe – the belief system of (not just) a rebel, but a pioneer. To want the best for your client and teams.

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May 27, 2021

Badass Unscripted – The Truth About Badasses

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We don’t like to hear about it, but there’s a certain kind of practitioner who is certain and confident in every situation.  Either they know what to do, or they’ll figure it out.  They have no natural predators

Nobody likes to hear it, but there is such a thing as the person who doesn’t need rules, instructions, or best practices.  They don’t need permission to do anything.  They can’t be bought or sold, or bullied.

They have made their peace with their place in the world, their bigness and smallness.  They are prepared to be both right and wrong at once and have no preference for either.  They understand their purpose, how to serve it, what matters and what doesn’t.  Because of this, they have a healthy relationship with fear.  They take their energy from it, yet refuse to be limited by it.

And because of this, they have unique, unshakeable confidence and certainty.
What they do is risky and sometimes dangerous – sometimes damaging, but much less so than the alternative – a life of compromise and bending to the will of others.  To popular opinion, political correctness, the latest fashion or causes.

They have a presence, a strength, a charisma that is not the absence of weakness, humanity or authenticity…quite the opposite.  They are a complete blend and balance of the range of human triumph and failure.

They speak directly but only when needed.  They prefer acceptance to attachment.
They are in complete control of their emotions

We don’t want to hear about the badass, so we try to discredit their abilities – precisely for the reason why they are so effective – in any given moment, they don’t have to try.  But their talents are not innate – They simply fall back on the depth of their training, inner work, courage, and experience.

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Our mission is to create an elite tribe of leaders who focus on who they need to become in order to lead and inspire, and to be the best agile podcast and resource for effective mindset and leadership game.

Contact us (contact@badassagile.com) for elite-level performance and agile coaching, speaking engagements, team-level and executive mindset/agile training, and licensing options for modern, high-impact, bite-sized learning and educational content.

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May 24, 2021

EP 182 – What Will You Bring

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Too many agilists seek out bank jobs and pretend they are going to innovate and advance the craft.  When you go to banks, you ask questions like “what is the salary, comp, vacation: or “what do the opportunities for advancement look like:”.  The right question is “what can I innovate, build or change”.  That’s how you blow the roof off

I say often – it’s possible people won’t get you, and that’s ok.  You really want to focus on the places and the people that do.
How ever, no matter where you seek work, you have to take the focus off of YOU
Stop worrying about what you will GET, and instead focus on what you will build.
When all you ask is about the benefits that will accrue to you – salary, benefits, perks, vacations, titles, opportunities – you appear self-interested, reward-based and rather insensitive to the needs of your prospective client or employer
This is the best time to look for FIT.  The worst thing you can do is choose a job JUST because they’re offering you one.  It helps if you’re excited about the thing you can build for them, and they’re excited about the prospect of working with you.
If you do this, even the most challenging, big-box agile jobs can be fun and offer plenty of challenge and self-development opportunity.

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Our mission is to create an elite tribe of leaders who focus on who they need to become in order to lead and inspire, and to be the best agile podcast and resource for effective mindset and leadership game.

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May 20, 2021

Badass Unscripted – Measuring The Wrong Things

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When you measure the wrong things, you get the wrong results.  What you incentivize has deep impact on behaviour.  Can you help your organization realize that shaving the bottom line can kill the top line?

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Our mission is to create an elite tribe of leaders who focus on who they need to become in order to lead and inspire, and to be the best agile podcast and resource for effective mindset and leadership game.

Contact us (contact@badassagile.com) for elite-level performance and agile coaching, speaking engagements, team-level and executive mindset/agile training, and licensing options for modern, high-impact, bite-sized learning and educational content.

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May 16, 2021

Episode 181 – An All-Too-Common Story Arc

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There is a tragic story arc that is becoming more common with Agile teams – start big, get hammered, lose confidence, lower the bar. You can imagine why this would be a problem….

  • We start with grand ambition and vision, which is great.
  • We move into planning and execution
  • Somewhere along the way we lose the plot
  • Sometimes we just plain lose focus, we lose courage, we lose ambition, we lose grit
  • Shrinking from the big goal won’t do you any good
  • It’s ok to underdeliver for the first bit. To go smaller as you find your feet, but NEVER give up on your potential to dream and do BIG
  • Stay inspired – motivate yourselves and your team to keep growing every day, every sprint
  • Don’t forget to reward failures – not just successes.

 

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May 13, 2021

Badass Unscripted – Handling Your Inner Critic

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It’s possible we all will have a lifelong relationship with your inner critic.  It begins with acceptance that its there…something that guides your actions, and possibly limits your greatness.  Oddly, it’s supposed to be your friend, protecting you from harm, but it doesn’t understand the modern context of danger and risk, so it often overshoots the mark.

Once you understand that it exists, you’ll want to pay more attention to when it is working without your permission, or impeding your growth.  This takes a little more practice…

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Our mission is to create an elite tribe of leaders who focus on who they need to become in order to lead and inspire, and to be the best agile podcast and resource for effective mindset and leadership game.

Contact us (contact@badassagile.com) for elite-level performance and agile coaching, speaking engagements, team-level and executive mindset/agile training, and licensing options for modern, high-impact, bite-sized learning and educational content.

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John Patton
Dec 18, 2019

Great show - lots of discussion about why you should be thinking agile not just teaching agile. Start here if your getting started with agile.

A place for elite leaders and teams.