Committing to an Agile coach is not a show of weakness, but for a willingness of relentless improvement. Resist the corporate culture fallacy, believing that coaching is for the weak. Anyone willing to make themselves vulnerable enough to change is showing incredible strength.
Soon I will launch a new Agile leader business novel series, The Dominant Gene, that brings the Agile coaching dynamic to life. In the first book, Reveille, main character and IT director Joel is assigned to Eve, an experienced master coach with a practical side. Joel is resistant to the idea because he doesn’t believe he needs to change. To make matters worse, all Eve seems to want to talk about is Lean leadership. The last thing he wants to be is a quality jerk. Where is the Agile in this Agile coaching?
Over hot drinks at a local café, Eve reveals to Joel that his career at Watzka Legacy is definitely not fine. In fact, his reveille, his unexpected awakening is all at once exhilarating and disturbing, and is occurring in many parts of his life. Joel’s resistance begins to change into willingness…to be coached, and to change.
Reveille offers readers a view into deep leadership coaching, and its personal and professional impacts. At the end of each chapter, readers can learn and reflect on key Agile and Lean leader concepts, as told by Joel’s journal entries. You’re invited to join Joel on his undulating journey to becoming a better leader, an Agile leader.
Coming to Amazon and your Kindle soon.
- A Wake-up Call to Agile Leadership
- Corporate Culture Vs. Agile: Reveille Sneak Preview