Enlist a coach. Become a hero.

No Agile coach is immune to moments where their coaching powers sputter and they feel a little less than a superhero. Self-limiting beliefs, impostor syndrome, difficulty taking the next-step or being unclear about what we truly want can all send our inner heroes back into the shadows. Keeping radioactive spiders or cans of spinach handy might help, but what does it really take to transform a Peter Parker into someone so confident and fully actualized that they're compelled to use their powers to save the world? The fact is, we're all brimming with the potential to make this transformation and the best way to unleash our Agile coaching superpowers is to enlist a coach of our own.

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Scrum Master As Servant Leader

The Scrum Guide tells us: “The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team.” When discussing the characteristics of an excellent Scrum Master, we invariably include the idea that being a servant leader is one of the most important (and most often mentioned) characteristics that a person needs to embody if they are to excel in the role of Scrum Master. While generally accepted to be true, it’s not always clear what being a servant leader looks like for Scrum Masters. Who makes the best servant leaders and, therefore, Scrum Masters? What does it look like for a Scrum Master to truly embrace servant leadership?

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The Coaching Mindset

When it comes to developing a coaching mindset we often think about what we do as coaches. While doing is important, it does not represent who we are as coaches. Our mindset becomes visible in what we do and how we approach coaching situations, however, our mindset exists more in who we are as coaches.

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