My personal blog’s motto is “don’t just talk agile, walk agile” because I have always been well aware of the trap of merely using agile jargon instead of applying an agile mindset and living agile values.
However, I recently came to understand that while the “walk” is important, the “talk” has its own challenges. The eye-opener was L. David Marquet’s second book “Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of what you say - and what you don’t”.
That’s why I would like to speak about “wholesome talk” and address the following questions: What is wholesome talk in an agile work environment? What language patterns help to invite feedback and foster learning?