What’s your Passion #55 – Manager – Coach and Mentor

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The journey to achieving the Flow Leadership Mindset is a lifelong journey. And, as a coach and mentor, you are the main character in this epic story.

Whether you realize it or not, you are on a long trek. Part of your travels through life includes pursuing excellence. It also includes having a clear Vision, the right mindset and how to maintain your momentum with a sustainable high-performance (see links at the end of this post).

As the manager shifts their role to leadership, instead of handing out tasks (that’s now the team’s responsibility to identify and manage) you must be able to coach your teams and team members in the following four lenses:

This transition might feel overwhelming at first, but it is doable. If you are able to quickly unlearn much of what you were taught in the past and shift your mindset to what we teach in Flow, then you have the potential to become an awesome coach and mentor. That’s what Flow is all about. If not, then your journey may not go the way you envisioned or desired.

The following picture is in no way perfect since it compares a role (Manager) with a management structure (Agile – yes, it’s also a mindset) along with a leadership mindset (Flow – yes, it also has roles, structures, frameworks, models and ways of working included in it):

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There are at least five roles in Flow:

  • Trainer
  • Mindset Guide
  • Consultant
  • Coach
  • Mentor

Agile has three roles:

  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Developer

Managers come in an almost infinite number of types:

  • Portfolio
  • Program
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • Project
  • Team
  • Line
  • Process
  • Development, etc.

Since the Flow Leadership Framework and Mindset is methodology-agnostic, it will enhance both Agile and Manager results delivered. And, your job as a coach and mentor is to duplicate Flow person-by-person, team-by-team, product-by-product until the entire organization is transformed.

Duplication is a time-intensive endeavor and requires a laser-focused Vision for the organization, products, teams and individuals. Without that focus, the change efforts will fail. As a coach and mentor, you need to encourage and help everyone maintain and sustain that focus throughout the journey.

We have a small army of Flow Certified Professionals (FCPs), Flow Certified Coaches (FCCs) and Flow Certified Trainers (FCTs) that are skilled in not just the theory of Flow, but in the hands-on delivery of real-world, remarkable results.

So let’s chat!


In these five (5) blog posts (numbers 51 through 55) we have explored the five areas outlined in the “Manager-Agile-Flow” image above – here are the link-backs to each one:


For those that are not familiar with the Flow Leadership Framework & Mindset, it is what’s next for businesses and organizations that are ready to succeed regardless of the methods, frameworks or management tools that they use throughout their enterprise. Flow is methodology agnostic.

Are you ‘in the zone’ of optimal performance right now as a person, team or enterprise? Did you get there by accident or by focused intentional acts?

“Flow” gives you the way of working and mindset needed to create and maintain an optimal state of high performance as an individual, team or organization.

The Flow Leadership Framework turbocharges everything you do, including “business agile” leadership and Scaled Agile.


PS Here are the associated links to this blog post for:

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