Agile Conversations Book

Agile Conversations Book

In our new book Agile Conversations, we argue that the main reason organizations aren’t effective is that they forget to share valid information, have difficult conversations, and build relationships. We show how to use techniques from Action Science to have the five key conversations of highly productive teams.

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What is Conversational Transformation?

Learn How Difficult Conversations Unlock Successful Digital, Agile, Devops and Lean Transformations

Transformation is Essential

There is more pressure than ever to adapt and evolve. And for many companies incremental change is no longer enough. Radical changes to behaviour require a different culture. The question is how do you transform your culture?

Conversation is Key

Culture is an emergent property of all of your conversations. Change your conversations and you change your culture. However, our habits of conversation are deeply ingrained, and powerful cognitive biases work against any change.

Learn How to Change

Conversational Transformation is a skill. With disciplined practise, you can improve your conversations the way you’d improve your tennis game or your piano playing. We will try and inspire you, to show you how to practice. Doing the work? That’s up to you.

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Latest Posts

How to Stop

How to Stop "Harping"

One of Squirrel's clients finds herself "harping on" a particular point in her technical team, and is frustrated that behaviour doesn't change.

Your Team is Bigger Than You Think

Your Team is Bigger Than You Think

Reacting to an insightful comment from Elisabeth Hendrickson, Squirrel and Jeffrey have a minor tussle over how to interpret the idea of "reflecting and adapting".

A Horrible Story

A Horrible Story

A client tells Squirrel about a "horrible" meeting where his team accused him of pushing them to overwork and take shortcuts, but we discover it was actually a great breakthrough.

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