I know not long after this response you wrote a more complete blog response, http://www.ryanlockard.com/2017/07/05/change-leadership/. Thank you for the more in depth response.
I admit my acknowledgement of the lack of safety insight came from the Modern Agile framework. I appreciate the thoughts Joshua Kerievsky has pushed out to the community. I won't go through all the answers you provided. Those interested in can take the time to have a read through (note to others: it is worth the read). You are right on the fact that there are months of bad habits to unlearn. Still, well worth the effort.
The one that caught my eye as I heard this from a couple of places was Establish working agreements or for others establish social contracts. I have started attending a LEAN/Agile coffee morning and was chatting to others about their experiences.
The collective wisdom has been wherever they have been established, the establishment has been very worthwhile, but the process felt quite awkward.
Some of the advice has been:
- Create your own items as anything generic or foreign feel foreign and fall flat.
- Keep them few (you echoed this in your chat)
- During the establishment phase it is well worth revisiting them in retros
- Stick them on the wall
- Revise them if them if the don't work for the team
After all the talk, I'm considering suggesting it to my team. It isn't the silver bullet, but it a least begins to help the team find a framework for restoring safety and trust.
I'm going to have to read through your blog again, but thank you once more.