Author Archives: Ian Brockbank

Students: do you want a job as a software engineer?

Getting a job. It can’t be that difficult can it? Finding a suitable graduate to join our software team. We’re told how students struggle to find work, so it should be easy, right? Wrong.  Last year we were looking for … Continue reading

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Last chance to Empower your Team

Are you surrounded by victims? Do you feel surrounded by people who don’t care? Are you always the one who has to pick up the pieces? Are you fed up of inquests when things go wrong? What if you could … Continue reading

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How do we explain Agile?

“No-one wants to be agile. They don’t even want to do agile. They just want to appear agile.”  “Training companies are propagating a shallow understanding and superficial ways because there is a huge market.” “We are now seeing second and … Continue reading

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Last few days for early-bird on Christopher Avery

The early-bird discount on Christopher Avery’s workshop Leading And Coaching People to Take Responsibility and Demonstrate Ownership in Edinburgh runs out at the end of September.  Get in soon to secure your discount, and use code AGILESCOT14 to get a … Continue reading

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Esther Derby Change Artistry – 10th Sep in Edinburgh

Managers have good reasons to ask the people in their organizations to change: they want to get products to market faster, reduce costs, improve quality. Maybe you’ve tried to implement such a change–only to find that people hang onto their … Continue reading

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Extra tickets released for Lean Agile Scotland 2014

I’ve just heard this from Chris McDermott: If you haven’t already secured your ticket for Lean Agile Scotland this year I’ve got great news for you. After the conference sold out last week I was bombarded with requests for extra … Continue reading

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Discounts on Christopher Avery – get in quick!

Only a few days left for super-early-bird discount on Christopher Avery’s workshop Leading And Coaching People to Take Responsibility and Demonstrate Ownership in Edinburgh on 14th November.  Get in by Friday 5th September to secure a £200 discount, bringing the … Continue reading

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The Leadership Gift™ Program 2015

Leadership. Ownership. Empowerment. Overused buzzwords which I try to avoid – they certainly trigger my bulls**t sensors. After two years in this program, I actually find myself using them in earnest. It is not overstating things to say that this … Continue reading

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Leading and Coaching People to Take Responsibility and Demonstrate Ownership – 14th November 2014, Edinburgh

I’m delighted that I’ve managed to persuade Christopher Avery to come to Edinburgh to teach this workshop. This is the first time he has presented it in the UK. Consider “Pushing Responsibility Down and Empowering the Team” as a short … Continue reading

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Pushing responsibility down and empowering the team – free session 1st September

What would it be like if people around you would actually take responsibility for finding solutions and getting things done? Do you wish people around you would take more ownership for solving problems, rather than wasting valuable time discussing whose … Continue reading

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