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About Kevin Callahan

Kevin is the principal of Interaction Agility. He believes strongly in the centrality of people as the foundation of organization success. Complimenting his humanistic approaches are tools, practices, and patterns gained as an expert in the field of Lean and Agile Software Development. He is inspired by the potential benefits to people, organizations, society, and the world that are suddenly possible when we work together under a positive unifying purpose. You can learn more About Us.

Agile Uprising Podcast: Shipping Over Planning with Kevin Callahan

Advanced Product Ownership Agile Uprising's Troy Lightfoot and Colleen Johnson invited Interaction Agility Principal Kevin Callahan to join them for a chat about the critical importance of shipping over planning in complex contexts. In some ways this session is a prequel to the Advanced Product Ownership episode released in the early fall [...]

By | 2018-11-27T13:23:48+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Blog Post|0 Comments

Agile Uprising Podcast: Advanced Product Ownership with Kevin Callahan

Advanced Product Ownership Agile Uprising's Troy Lightfoot invited Interaction Agility Principal Kevin Callahan to join him for a chat about advanced product ownership. It is a difficult topic to cover even in a multi-day training, let alone an hour-long conversation. Multiple topics were touched on, and likely more barely mentioned if at [...]

By | 2018-07-05T13:28:06+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Blog Post|0 Comments

Unleashing Collective Performance Through Understanding Team Member Perspectives, page 3

The Action Domain of David Kantor’s Four Player model provides an additional layer of guidance to discern alignment between a conversation’s stages (the “how”) and content (the “what”). We can learn to recognize signs and signals when such alignment is lacking and possible ways to move it back to a more productive state. Kantor's [...]

By | 2018-02-02T12:45:38+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Blog Post|0 Comments

Unleashing Collective Performance Through Understanding Team Member Perspectives, page 2

Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory ELT provides a map of how people prefer to interact with each other and the world; what the theory considers learning situations. Each perspective is a sort of mental window or filter that is used to make sense of the learning situation and thus informs our affective, perceptual, cognitive, and [...]

By | 2018-02-02T12:45:38+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Blog Post|0 Comments

Unleashing Collective Performance Through Understanding Team Member Perspectives

Working in teams can be incredibly rewarding, though also is often a source of frustration. With a small amount of information and effort informing a more effective conversation around our communication preferences, we can quickly and easily drastically change the dynamics of our teams and organizations by aligning and unleashing the creative power of our [...]

By | 2018-02-02T12:45:39+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Blog Post|0 Comments

4 Steps to Improve Delivery of Value

If you are involved in knowledge work where more than a single operation or task is required to move an idea to production, you're operating a workflow. Effectively delivering value through knowledge and service work is challenged by the fact that not only is the work itself invisible, the steps that must be taken to [...]

By | 2018-02-02T16:01:23+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Coaching and Mentoring: 5 Similarities and 2 Critical Differences

Recently I saw the following question posted on LinkedIn: what’s the difference between coaching and mentoring? While this may seem a minor issue of semantics, for anyone identifying as a leader, having an understanding of the similarities and subtle, though important, differences can boost effectiveness. Similarities Between Coaching and Mentoring First, a brief [...]

By | 2018-02-02T16:00:14+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Blog Post|3 Comments