IF 100 OF US WRITE OUR NAME ON A BALLOON
We all throw our balloons into a hall, and we moved through the hall mixing the balloons up.
We all search frantically to find the balloon with our name on it. After a chaotic and frustrating period of time where few of us find our balloon we all stop.
We appoint a leader to come up with a plan and process to collect, order and distribute balloons back to their owners. That takes several hours and some of us feel ignored and marginalised from the process.
If we are all agile, one of us might take a bite-sized action that involves picking up a balloon that is closest to us and giving it to the person whose name is on it. Because this delivers a good result, a person is united with their balloon, the rest of us copy the bite-sized action. In less than a few minutes, we are all holding our own balloon.
Agile festivals give everyone an escape from the constraints of certainty.
To be agile thinkers who adapt, who think in a flexible way.
To see that success and failure is temporary. What matters is discovering what is next.
Agile coaches help everyone to grow 3 life skills we tend to need to live an agile life
An Agile coach breaks the creative sport and activity (cooking, music, dance etc) into bite-size actions that get a bite-sized result. An Agile coach helps players practice these bite-sized actions individually and to build unplanned sequences of these bite-sized actions. Agile coaches build agile teams by coaching players to take bite-sized actions that add value to themselves and their teammates. Agile coaches build a sense of community by encourages players to copy each others bite-sized actions.
To take action
To have the good judgment to know when to do as planned and when to be agile. To be agile by building unplanned sequences of bite-sized actions. To take a bite-sized action that gets a result, good or bad doesn’t matter which, then think on our feet, adapt, and take the next bite-sized action. To work in agile teams by adapting our bite-sized actions to add value to our teammates. To build a movement for change by copying the bite-sized actions of others.
To get results
To see that success and failure is temporary. What matters is discovering what is next. To be energised by disruption. See opportunity in not knowing what is going to happen. To use failure to fuel a desire to take responsibility and rise to a challenge. To grow by discovering what we didn’t know we could do. To always ask ourselves ... what is next?
To live well with risk
To enjoy making decisions in the moment. Doing things at pace and with confidence. To safely think on our feet to correctly act when things go wrong. To try something that we are not sure will work when the potential good consequences out-way the potential bad consequences. To keep reflecting. To stop doing what is not working. Perfect what works for as long as it works.