Webinars are back for fall!
**September 28: Contracting**
Whether you are an employee or an external consultant/coach, you have some form of legal contract between you and the organization you work for. That governs the broad strokes of your work. However, you also need contracts with the people you engage with as part of your work. These aren’t legal contracts but social contracts. And they are as important if not more to the success of your work. As you engage with managers, team members, and others, you need to form agreements with them about what your role is, what their role is, and what you can expect from each other. We'll talk about how that plays out in the large and in the day-to-day.
**October 28: The Zone of Proximal Development**
“Change doesn’t start with a vision, it starts with where you are.” Too often, companies embark on an agile (or some other) transformation hoping for dramatically different results. They train people in a process or technology—the stuff that is easy to codify. But they don’t take into account the vast array of fine-grained skills necessary to pull off a dramatic shift or giant leap in capability. The zone of proximal development (ZPD) is a construct that originated in education—and is super-relevant to organizational change.
Trust is the foundation for effective team work and management. Most people want to be trusted, yet many only extend trust after people pass many tests. Some view it as all or nothing—either someone is trustworthy or not. Trust remains elusive. I believe that part of the trust problem is the way we define trust. And that if we decompose what trust in the workplace really entails, we expand circles of trust and enhance communication.