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Welcome to Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm). The only Podcast that focuses on developing True Agile Leaders. Leaders who embrace the Agile philosophies possess all the tools necessary to become an agent of change within any organization. Our mission is to revolutionize leadership.

Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm‪)‬ Center For Agile Leadership: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) With Rikki Schwartz

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Welcome to Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm). The only Podcast that focuses on developing True Agile Leaders. Leaders who embrace the Agile philosophies possess all the tools necessary to become an agent of change within any organization. Our mission is to revolutionize leadership.

    EP45: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Greg Ballard

    EP45: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Greg Ballard

    Today we’re going to talk about Aligning Your Teams with Your Organization’s Mission and Ability to Grow.  Our guest is Greg Ballard, Certified Professional Coach and expert in Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, an authorized Partner for Everything DiSC, and a PXT Select and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. Listen while Greg dives deep into the purpose and intent of your organization’s mission, and how that feeds into growing your teams

    • 50 min
    EP44: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Kate Megaw

    EP44: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Kate Megaw

    Today we’re examining the Cynefin Framework, used to aid leaders in decision-making. Cynefin (ki-NEV-in) helps leaders to perceive the situations they’re in, and decide what leadership style is appropriate. Our guest today is esteemed colleague/friend Kate Megaw, President/Co-Founder of CFAL’s sister company (Braintrust Consulting Group), CST, PMP, Agile Coach, and Agile Leadership trainer. Many listeners know first-hand Kate’s excellence and popularity as an Agile trainer and Cynefin expert.

    • 54 min
    EP43: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Bill Schaller

    EP43: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Bill Schaller

    To piggy-back onto our Episode #40 interview with Jeff Davis (which beautifully describes the differences between “coaching” and “managing”, we spend this episode with Bill Schaller (recently retired from being an international Agile Trainer, Coach and Facilitator), who shares the inside scoop on what it takes to be a good Agile coach, how Agile coaching has evolved over the years, and what the future of Agile coaching looks like.

    • 55 min
    EP42: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Anu Smalley

    EP42: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Anu Smalley

    Today, we’re looking at the Saboteur Assessment. This free Personal Assessment Tool was created by Stanford/Yale faculty member & prior Chairman of the CTI, Shirzad Chamine; it reveals how our brains work against us. Here to walk us through it is Anu Smalley, Pres/Founder of the Capala Consulting Grp, where she specializes in Exec coaching/Agile Transformations. Anu is also an Enterprise Agile Coach & Certified Scrum Trainer(r)-providing ed, coaching & consulting svcs to clients across the US.

    • 59 min
    EP41: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Jeff Nischwitz

    EP41: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Jeff Nischwitz

    Today we welcome back Jeff Nischwitz from our December 15, 2020 Podcast (Ep. #39), where we continue our conversation about vulnerable leadership. Jeff is an international leadership, team engagement and culture speaker, and the author of four books. Today we revisited the topics of vulnerability vs. authenticity, emotional intelligence vs. emotional awareness, and the link between being vulnerable and being fully present. In addition we did a deep dive into triggers and blind spots.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP40: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Jeff Davis

    EP40: Becoming A True Agile Leader(tm) - Interview With Jeff Davis

    Today’s podcast explores the difference between “Managing” and “Coaching” (with a sprinkle of “Mentoring” thrown in). Today’s guest is Jeff Davis, Talent Development Manager/Agile Coach at eviCore Healthcare in Franklin TN. Prior to that, he was a Senior Scrum Master at the HealthTrust Purchasing Group in Nashville, and before that he served for 19 years as the DevOps Advocate, Agile Enabler, Iteration Manager and Certified ScrumMaster at IBM.

    • 46 min

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4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

J Nischwitz ,

Going Deep

What I love about the Center Agile Leadership Podcast and Rikki Schwartz is their willingness to go deep into the topic and what it takes to really create change. So many podcasts and hosts bounce around the surface, but Rikki uses her questions to take the guests and the listeners to a whole other level of self-reflection and actionable ideas.

Phil Ward Live ,

Stunned at how fun

I'm not even the leader of any kind of team, yet I look forward gleefully to this podcast because of how fun Rikki makes it, and the lessons that apply to general human interaction. If the world ever gets strange enough that I'm in charge of a group of people, I'll probably do it better because I listened to this podcast. Thanks, Rikki et al!

Agile_Leader_In_Training ,

Learned a lot about leadership!

It was awesome to hear Brian's journey launching the Agile Leadership movement. Getting the knowledge straight form the founder was refreshing and exciting.

I think he has a ton of insights that we all can benefit from. Would recommend to anyone trying to learn more about Agile Leadership.

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