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AGILE FESTIVALS ARE WHERE WE

ENERGISE OURSELVES FOR A LIFE DISCOVERING WHAT WE DIDN'T KNOW WE COULD DO

A LIFE FINDING OUR WHAT IS NEXT

 
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WE DO PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES, WHICH INCLUDES SPORT, EXPLORING, DANCE, MUSIC, AND COOKING.   

AGILE COACHES HELP EVERYONE TO BUILD THEIR OWN UNPLANNED SEQUENCES OF BITE SIZED ACTIONS

 
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WE PLAY IN AGILE TEAMS BY TAKING BITE-SIZED ACTIONS THAT ADD VALUE TO OUR TEAMMATES

WE BUILD A MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE BY COPYING THE BITE-SIZED ACTIONS OF OTHERS

WE FIND OUR "WHAT IS NEXT"

 
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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.

 
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WE REBEL AGAINST THE CONVENTION OF RESPONDING TO UNCERTAINTY
BY CREATING
CERTAINTY

We REBEL by not shrinking our lives to restore certainty. By embracing uncertainty to grow. Taking action before we have certainty. By acting with only a rough idea of what will happen, thinking on our feet, adapting as we go.

We REBEL by seeing opportunity in not knowing what is going to happen. Energised by disruption.

We REBEL by feeling alive as we discover what we didn't know we could do.

The purpose of the dance is not to end. If that was true we would only watch the closing few seconds. The purpose of the dance is the dance. The purpose of life is life. To live. To be alive. To embrace uncertainty. To grow in uncertainty. Some of us need to go full steam ahead into uncertainty. But the lockdown stops us doing the very thing that could save us. If we all shrink into ourselves to get a sense of certainty we will make the situation worse. We need to let those who want to embrace uncertainty... dance.

 
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Agile festivals give everyone an escape from the constraints of certainty.


To dance.


To live.

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.

 
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AGILE FESTIVALS GIVE EVERYONE AN EXPERIENCE OF TRYING SOMETHING WITH ONLY A ROUGH IDEA OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN

Agile coaches help EVERYONE take a bite-sized action that gets a result, to reflect on the result, think on their feet, adapt and act again and discover what they didn’t know they could do.

As EVERYONE grows their confidence in their ability to think on their feet and adapt as they go ... EVERYONE becomes more curious and less fearful of uncertainty. 

As EVERYONE starts to let go of a need for certainty there is less stress when things don’t go as expected. EVERYONE adapts as they go.

EVERYONE stops seeing problems as things not going to plan. EVERYONE stops seeing solutions as ways to get back on plan. Problems become puzzles to be solved by thinking on our feet and adapting as we go.

EVERYONE stops worrying about not being good enough. EVERYONE embraces the joy of life, with all its uncertainty, knowing they will be good enough.

 
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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.

 
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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?

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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.

 
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We share an experience of finding different adaptations, combinations, and variations in coordinated moments of spontaneity, self expression and collective improvisation to discover what we didn’t know we could do.

 
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