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Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching: The Journey from Beginner to Mastery and Beyond Paperback – Jan. 27 2022
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Do you aspire to become a truly Badass Agile Coach? A coach with a mission of professionalism, craft, passion, accountability, and expertise that you need to bring to bear in service of your clients? Then Extraordinary Badass Agile Coaching will be your trusted guide to meet (and exceed) that mission.
The profession of Agile Coaching is, in a word, confusing. That’s because of a number of factors, including:
- It gets conflated with Professional Coaching and it’s so much more than that;
- There isn’t a standard or generally accepted model for what it is and isn’t;
- Clients don’t understand it, so shared accountability is unbalanced with their coaches;
- There is specialized nuance around the skills of coaching at the Team, Enterprise or Organizational, Technical, and Leadership levels.
This confusion has created a space where nearly anyone can claim to be an Agile Coach with little experience and narrow skills. Resulting largely in mediocrity and negative impacts for our clients, who by the way, are counting on and paying us for help.
Bob Galen has written Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching to help alleviate the confusion. The book centers on the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel as the competency and skill maturity model to baseline your agile coaching skills against. Its core goal is to “raise the bar” as to what true excellence looks like and to help you establish a personal development and growth plan.
Bob intentionally uses the term Badass to create a vision of professionalism, craft, passion, accountability, and expertise that you need to bring to bear in service of your clients if you represent yourself as an “agile coach”.
Being an Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coach isn’t easy, quick, or for the faint of heart. It takes lots of hard work and dedication. It also requires a map to point you in the right direction. Consider this book that maps to coaching badassery, personal growth, and client service.
- Publisher : RGCG, LLC (Jan. 27 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 367 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0988502658
- ISBN-13 : 978-0988502659
- Item weight : 540 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.11 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #234,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #649 in Software Architecture
- #2,885 in Leadership
- #3,140 in Business Leadership (Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on September 13, 2022
Secondly, I would like to recommend it to literally everyone on their Agile journey: Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Leaders... regardless if they are a beginner or a catalyst.
This book has triggered a deeper reflection of my Agile journey so far and increased my self-awareness. It is an excellent collection of practical coaching scenarios, tools, canvases.
It covers many aspects of the Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching including: mindset, meta-skills, The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel, Pair-Coaching, Situational awareness and many more.
It is also written in a really nice to read way.
References to Alistair Cockburn, Michael Spayd & Lyssa Adkins and how their efforts can influnce/enhance your journey were perfect. Bob's humbleness of how their contributions can contribute to your development were on target.
Providing the example from Mark Summers and role based/context based coaching from Jennifer Fields were very helpful. In addition broaching the subject of SOGI and other areas of awareness from his daughter, Rhiannon greatly enhanced in connecting the content to reality as well as helped in reflection.
Ovreall I felt a theme of calmness, deep reflection, service and being humble. I will keep this one on the top of bookshelf for reference. Thank you Bob & Team.