This session is based on agile and lean leadership principles and takes the audience though a journey of self learning with a series of activites. There is a lot in the industry on concepts of ShuHaRi and Toyota Leadership principles. A succesful project needs each one of in a team to bring in a leadership skill. So how we do we know which skills we have as a team member or identify the skills others have in the group you work with. 

One of the key phases self leadership awareness would be the discovery phase. This will help with concrete action items they can take out of the session in terms of skill set development.

Once the participants discover thier skill level. they will take part in exercises to take the leadership leap 

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Outline/structure of the Session

5 Minutes - Open the session with goals for the session and how to self manage the session. Form pairs. 

15 minutes - Self Leadership Discovery Phase using two table activities

5 - Debrief 

15 minutes -  Exercises to assess the participatant to take the leaderhsip leap. 

5 - Debrief

15 - Q & A 

Learning Outcome

Learning outcomes 


In the discovery phase 

 - Learn your self leadership strenghts and weaknesses. 

 - Prioritize them and get ready for debrief to your learning partner. 


In the Taking the leap phase

  - Identify the next leadership challenge based on the discovery phase. 

  - We will also help the participants on how to actually be succesful though the journey


The participants can later apply the same same exercise to solve real life challenges including applying it in the context of an agile team



Target Audience

Any one interested to be a leader particularly teams.

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  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Vibhu,

        Have you delivered this workshop before?  Also, after someone attends your workshop, what will they do different in their work?



    • Gautam Ramamurthy
      By Gautam Ramamurthy  ~  3 years ago
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      Hello Joel,

      I co-presented this workshop along with Vibhu at the recently concluded Lean India Summit 2014 @ Bangalore. The links provided within the submission are from the same.

      The exercises that are planned within the workshop will enable the participants to discover their strengths and weaknesses as a Leader and also help them undertake their leadershop journey - techniques on how to handle challenges (taking the leap). They can then apply these simple techniques to their own real life leadership challenges at their workplace and hopefully learn to overcome the same.

      Hope this helps.


      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  3 years ago
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        Thanks Gautam, much appreciated.  Digging a little deeper - could you give me an example of what has done after being through this session? I'm still struggling to make that connection.

        For instance, leading from behind, empowering individuals, etc - this is all things that sessions touch on, 'leaders' say they want to do / need to do, but then people go back to their offices and fall into the environment they work in and nothing changes.  

        I hope that gives you context of why I am looking for a more tangible example.  I appreciate the idea and want it to work;)



        • Joel Tosi
          By Joel Tosi  ~  3 years ago
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          Also - the link under video just goes to an image?  Could you please correct

          • Vibhu Srinivasan
            By Vibhu Srinivasan  ~  3 years ago
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            Hi Joel


            This is the reason we are going to encourage the participants to write down actual action items for example

            1) a persoanal kanban board that they implement and send us pictures about the changes they are going to make

            2) This session is loosely based on the leadership class we teach at agile transformation work we do and hence we want each person to take action items out of this exercise 

            example - I will reduce multitasksing for my specific projects

            I will reduce the number of meetings i call people into

            I have selected a mentor his name is this and he will be the person who is going to help me with this change

            We ask peoples email and phone number and we actually follow up with them after the session to see if they have taken that step. 

            Since we also pair up people we ask for the pairing partner to connect with them after a week. We are open to ideas on what would be some improvements. But our goal is not to theorize but have people take some actual actions out of this session on changing self. 

            This would need more refinement in the next few months so that we deliver something crisp and clear


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