Author: Rachel

  • The role of Product Operations in modern Product-led organisations πŸ’Ž

    The role of Product Operations in modern Product-led organisations πŸ’Ž

    In today’s fast-paced product development landscape, Product Operations (Product Ops) has emerged as a crucial function. Product Ops ensures that product teams have the right tools, data, and processes to deliver high-quality products efficiently. By standardizing routine tasks and creating comprehensive knowledge bases, Product Ops helps streamline workflows and improve onboarding for new team members.…

  • Leadership excellence πŸŽ™οΈ

    Leadership excellence πŸŽ™οΈ

    Woot Woot ! Hey folks, guess who will be talking leadership excellence? Yours truly! 🌟 Catch me at the upcoming CafΓ© Fest on Friday, May 31st at 10 am, where we’ll be soaking up wisdom at Michele Ruffault’s roundtable discussion. πŸš€ with some tremendous female leaders we will see how can we all cultivate this…

  • The Rise of Product Ops: A Modern Solution for Agile Organizations πŸ’‘

    The Rise of Product Ops: A Modern Solution for Agile Organizations πŸ’‘

    As someone who’s been navigating the tech industry since the early 2000s, I’ve witnessed firsthand the evolution of product management and the emergence of Product Ops as a game-changer. πŸš€ Originally integrated into product marketing or management, this function has gained prominence, spurred by the need for leaner, more efficient processes and empowered by advanced…

  • FUEL your Coaching toolkit! πŸš€

    FUEL your Coaching toolkit! πŸš€

    Are you ready to take your coaching sessions to unprecedented heights? In this Tools & Tips article, we unravel the transformative power of the FUEL coaching model developed by John Zenger and Kathleen Stinnett. Originating from their book Β« The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow, Β» FUEL offers a dynamic and adaptable framework…

  • Why agile coaches are the best choice when hiring your next COO?

    Why agile coaches are the best choice when hiring your next COO?

    In the face of today’s radical business landscape, pushed by the world’s economic tsunami, traditional leadership models and old ways of working often find themselves floundering. Business agility, organisational adaptability, and a deep understanding of people are no longer luxuries, they’re survival necessities.  This begs the question: where will tomorrow’s leaders emerge from? The answer…

  • Data-Driven decisions make agile wings flap!

    Data-Driven decisions make agile wings flap!

    aka Ditching gut feelings for smarter organisations I’ve spent 20 years in the tech trenches, navigating the exhilarating chaos of product management and the agile revolution. One constant I’ve observed? We agilists preach flexibility, adaptation, and rapid iteration. Yet, our decisions often remain stubbornly rooted in instinct or experience, sometimes brilliant, sometimes…well, let’s just say…

  • Clean Language

    Clean Language

    Unlocking the power of Questions: A Coach’s Toolkit Forget advice, ditch directives! Questions are the secret weapon in a coach’s arsenal. Why? Because they empower clients to discover their own answers, unearth hidden insights, and chart their unique path forward. But asking good questions? Not always easy. We battle closed-ended queries, unconscious biases, and that…

  • Enter the Strategy Sprint

    Enter the Strategy Sprint

    Oh Gosh, it is that time again. Strategy days … 😱 Sounds familiar? Strategy formulation within companies is often a daunting task, encompassing various facets such as business, product, technology, and organizational strategies. It’s a laborious process, with no definitive playbook on how to approach it. The ambiguity surrounding the concept of strategy itselfβ€”what constitutes…

  • Strengthening the Delegation muscle : 7 steps to Freedom, Growth, and Leadership

    Strengthening the Delegation muscle : 7 steps to Freedom, Growth, and Leadership

    Leadership isn’t just about titles and authority; it’s about creating space for others to grow and shine. Delegation, often seen as a mere task-management tool, is in fact a powerful leadership practice that transcends simple workload distribution. It’s about empowering individuals, nurturing potential, and inspiring the next generation of leaders. By delegating effectively, you give…

  • Nurturing leadership excellence

    Nurturing leadership excellence

    As seasoned Agile coaches, we are committed to enhancing team dynamics and driving organizational success. Drawing inspiration from Ruth Wageman work in the book “Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes to Make Them Great,” we recognize the importance of establishing clear and consistent leadership team norms. These norms, or shared expectations about behavior, lay the…