Skip to main content
Spotify for Podcasters


By Aaron Kraft

Conversations about continuously improving your life!
Available on
Apple Podcasts Logo
Google Podcasts Logo
Overcast Logo
Pocket Casts Logo
RadioPublic Logo
Spotify Logo
Currently playing episode

Agile at Scale

Agile4LifeJun 10, 2021

Agile Habit Forming
Jun 14, 202135:37
Agile at Scale

Agile at Scale

On today’s podcast we are going to talk to our next guest, Bernard Williams, about his experience developing scaled agile, meaning agile when you want to practice agile on a grander scale then just a single team. This is often the case when there are lots of moving pieces, when one thing is dependent on another, when timing is complex, and you need a birdseye view of all the complexities.

Moriah and Bernard met recently at a training session covered SAFe, which stands for Scaled Agile Framework. This is an approach to applying the Agile principles we talk about each week when things get really big.

For our listeners who are more interested in personal agile this episode will probably lean a little more toward professional agile. So we’ll understand if this isn’t your cup of tea. That said, things can get pretty complex in our personal lives so maybe there will be some nuggets for you if you keep listening.

Jun 10, 202134:47
What is Business Agility?

What is Business Agility?

Without an understanding of Business Agility it makes it difficult for organzations to adapt and change to the world around us.

In today's podcast we're going to be talking about Business Agility as a pivitol piece in our successes. We discuss the definition of Business Agility as found in this Wikipedia post, defined below, and how we can use this in our everyday life. 

Business agility refers to rapid, continuous, and systematic evolutionary adaptation and entrepreneurial innovation directed at gaining and maintaining competitive advantage.[1] Business agility can be sustained by maintaining and adapting the goods and services offered to meet with customer demands, adjusting to the marketplace changes in a business environment, and taking advantage of available human resources.[2] In a business context, agility is the ability of an organization to rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways. An extension of this concept is the agile enterprise, which refers to an organization that uses key principles of complex adaptive systems and complexity science to achieve success.[3] Business agility is the outcome of organizational intelligence. 

Thank you for listening, 

Aaron and Moriah

May 05, 202132:33
Why we must be emotionally agile to be successful

Why we must be emotionally agile to be successful

Without healthy emotional control in our lives we won't accomplish everything else we want to do. On today’s podcast we’re going to be talking about emotional control as a critical factor for our agility.

4 areas where emotional control or the lack there of can positively or negatively impact things

  • Decision making
  • Relationship success
  • Day to day interactions
  • Self care - physical and mental health

Cole, Michel, Teti, Emotional Regulation is “the ability to respond to the ongoing demands of experience with the range of emotions in a manner that is socially tolerable and sufficiently flexible to permit spontaneous reactions as well as the ability to delay spontaneous reactions as needed” (Cole, P. M., Michel, M. K., & Teti, L. O. (1994). The development of emotion regulation and dysregulation: A clinical perspective.)

Crystal Raypole lays out a variety of ways to achieve that healthy emotional balance. We won’t talk about all of them today, but I’ll put the link to the article in our show notes.

  1. Learn to identify what emotions you are experiencing.
  2. Learn to regulate not repress
  3. Know when to express yourself and with whom
  4. Give yourself space as needed

If you or someone you know is struggling with emotions or general mental health please reach out to someone. Your personal well-being is far more important than anything else. While we're not trained to provide that support, we would be very happy to connect with the right person if you want.

Moriah and Aaron

Apr 26, 202129:39
Continuously Improving through Accountability
Apr 19, 202131:54
Are email, chat, and texts making things worse?
Apr 10, 202133:11
Productive Planning
Apr 04, 202124:12
Tackling Complex Problems
Mar 27, 202125:59
Course Corrections

Course Corrections

The very agile Moriah suggested the idea for this podcast. It started out as "test your hypothesis" and evolved into the idea of making those small, agile course corrections necessary to get you where you want to go as quickly and painlessly as possible. In this episode we take another pass at a definition of agile that applies to both our personal and professional lives and then talk about the difference between our goals and how we go about achieving them.

Mar 20, 202134:27
We finally agiled our way into a podcast!

We finally agiled our way into a podcast!

Moriah and Aaron introduce themselves and talk a little about how life brought them to this agile mindset. What started at work has quickly spilled over into the rest of their lives.

Mar 14, 202125:16