October 29, 2015

Agile Kids Russian - Is Now out!

Scrum with Kids and Family.
A practical way of getting daily tasks done and enhancing family communication. Agile Kids is the book every modern family needs, with both parents with full time jobs, and children who need their attention. An essential part of your child’s development is his ability to choose, be independent and control what happens in his life, and parents need to encourage that independence. Agile Kids will show you how to empower your children without losing your parental authority, through a collection of practical actions. Each chapter can stand alone, and offers practical advice you can act on straight away. The methods described in the book are is effective at teaching values and respect to others, and applies to public and home schooled children alike. So enjoy :)

Agile Kids - Hindi version is out! - एजाइल किड्स मेरा बॉस िौन है?

यह पुस्तक आपके दैनिक कार्यों को करने व पारिवारिक संवाद को बेहतर बनाने के लिए एक व्यावहारिक तरीका बताती है| “एजाइल किड्ससभी मॉडर्न पारिवारिक ज़रूरतों के लिए है| यह माता-पिता व बच्चे, जो अपने अभिभावकों का उनकी ओर ध्यान चाहते हैं, दोनों के ही लिए बहुत लाभदायक है| बच्चों के विकास का एक महत्वपूर्ण भाग है उनकी चुनाव करने, स्वतंत्रता रहने व उनके जीवन में जो भी घटित होता है उस पर नियंत्रण करने की उनकी योग्यता| माता-पिता को भी उनकी इस आज़ादी को प्रोत्साहित करने की ज़रूरत होती है|
एजाइल किड्सआपको व्यावहारिक गतिविधियों के एक संग्रह के माध्यम से यह दर्शाएगी कि आप अपने अभिभावकीय अधिकारों को छोड़े बिना ही कैसे अपने बच्चों को सशक्त और सक्षम बना सकते हैं| प्रत्येक अध्याय आपको स्पष्ट जानकारी उपलब्ध कराता है, जिसे आप पढ़ने के साथ-साथ अमल में भी ला सकते हैं| इस पुस्तक में वर्णन की गई पद्धतियाँ बच्चों को वैल्यूज़ (पारिवारिक मूल्य) और दूसरों का सम्मान करना सिखाने में बहुत प्रभावशाली हैं|
एजाइल किड्सअंग्रेज़ी के अलावा हिब्रू, स्पेनिश, इटालियन व हिंदी भाषा में भी अनुवादित की जा चुकी है और इसका रूसी भाषा में अनुवाद चल रहा है|

January 17, 2015

Can our online relationships hold a real socialization benefits?

Some say that online interaction misses the essential quality of “real” human relationships. As far as those people who actually understand the Internet are concerned, this is not true. It’s not true for gaming, personal relations , coaching  and even therapy.  But, its real for the good and for the bad in it.
“We really need to stop questioning whether or not these online connections are real and, instead, start realizing how we can more effectively integrate our physical needs with our cognitive and emotional desires.”

January 03, 2015

Finally- Being able to Successfully deal with a rapidly changing environment.

Change (and adapting to it) needs to become an ingrained habit and this is a simple way to do so with any coaching technique.

Coaching is becoming widely acknowledged and people realize just how effective it can be.
Coaches use various types of tools and methods for life coaching, personal coaching, career coaching and many more…after all, Coaching is about getting the very best out of someone and enabling them to make decisions that will improve their life.

Our new Agile Coaching Book the ‘The Agile/Lean Coaching Booster’ 

This book is a tool, a booster to use with all of these different coaching methods. It's  a booster for coaching results, to allow every coach in every  field and level of coaching, to take the coaching to a new level, suitable for dealing with a rapidly changing environment.

Agile Coaching Booster

The world around us is changing, and fast. It is becoming more and more complicated and the pace of technological change is one of the highest in recorded history. Naturally, this new reality creates new challenges. The goals that we want to achieve, for example, can be ever-changing – and therefore seem unachievable. 

To face these challenges, we need strategies that will help us regain a feeling of control over our goals, and help us reach them. We need ideas that will enable us grow and flourish, while at the same time help us face the uncertainties of change. 

The need to develop new strategies and ideas, and adapt to changes, is at the heart of many coaching processes. Why? Because as coaches, we recognize our coachees' universal need to deal with change. They need to understand what needs to be changed, and they need to learn how to both preserve their newfound behavior so that it doesn't dissipate within a week or two, and how to easily change again when needed. 

Based on Lean and Agile methods, our Agile\Lean Coaching Booster teaches people how to see change as a habit, and embrace change as a way of life. This book will help people leave their comfort zone, turn dealing with new changes into a habit, and help them change our their habits effectively and quickly, all while demonstrating how it can be repeated in the future.

Lean and Agile methods boost productivity, promote innovation and have been tested (and proven) in real-life situations. They have achieved better results than any other method so far. The Booster also introduces a framework that helps you coach easier, working together with your coachees towards the goals they have developed themselves. 
The Booster is written to be simple and intuitive, showing you how to simplify the complex environment of change in which we live. This makes it easier for us to set goals and establish a vision, as well as cope with changes. 

It's not that the questions we ask, as coaches, are not suitable anymore; it's not that the goals and value we help the customer realize have lost their relevance; it’s the way we manage the flow that leads to achieving these goals that has become unsuitable for rapidly changing environments.

Anyone can use it, anyone can take the framework suggested, follow a few simple principles and apply it to any kind of coaching method.

This book was written out of our experience as Agile coaches, dealing with rapidly changing environments. All we did is merely collect these amazing tools and present them here for your use.

Enjoy :)