As consultants we both enter new systems on a regular basis. But even if you are working in a company, any time you interact with a new group, you are entering that system, and you will have an impact on that group. The thing is, because you are new, you don’t know what has happened before you got there, what the struggles have been, what the norms are. So it is useful to enter with clarity about your own intentions, and a clear commitment to understand who the group was before you. As a newcomer, you are looking at the group with fresh eyes. Your insights are more likely to be accepted, if you stand in curiosity, rather than judgement.
In this episode we’re shifting focus a bit--but still, we come back to questions. The questions that we ask ourselves, and some that you might ask for self-reflection.
14 - Exiting Systems
13 - Help the system see the system with reflective observations.
12 - Accumulating Sorrow and Network Trauma
11 - Observing Systems
10 - Coaching Past Resistance
9 - Coaching Teams That Do Not Want To Be Coached
7 - Asking Better Questions - Assumptions
6 - Asking Better Questions - How Different Structures Of Questions Function
5 - Asking Better Questions - Intentions
4 - System Constraints and De-constraints
3 - Five Tips That Will Help You Improve Your Agile Retrospectives
2 - How Agile Might Evolve In The Close Future - With Yassal Sundman
1 - Being A Beginner At Anything Increases Your Empathy