Becoming a leader that others want to follow is more than process and the agile mindset. Instead, it is applying our best selves consistently and sacrificially in service of our teams as we lead them in fulfilling the mission.

During this session, Eric will illustrate how effectively shepherding our teams produces remarkable results. The presentation centers on elements of servant leadership that include distinct and interdependent parts such as: leading yourself, engaging teams effectively, helping teams connect with us, creating safety, and effective leadership. The presentation is a mix of slides and video that engages the participants to think about how they can grow in becoming a better leader.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Leading yourself
  • Entering the world of others
  • Connections
  • Safety
  • Leading
  • Aligning
  • Doing something remarkable

Learning Outcome

  • How to become the leader others are waiting to follow
  • Telling your leadership story
  • Connecting authentically with your team
  • Examples of how to increase empathy across the team
  • How to ensure the best chance of successful deliver

Target Audience

Product professionals who lead or are interestested in leading a team.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Individuals who have wondered why it is harder to move their teams from here to there quickly and efficiently. This talk provides answers to this problem.

schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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  • Shane Hastie
    By Shane Hastie  ~  7 months ago
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    Hi Eric

    Thanks for this submission.  

    Please could you share more information on the timing/structure of the talk and how you will engage the participants through the session while keeping it to 45 minutes.

    Please also provide us with the slide deck you will use in the session.

    Many thanks


    • Eric Peterson
      By Eric Peterson  ~  5 months ago
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      Shane and team,

      Thank you for your question. 

      My presentation works well as workshop which could be done as it was originally designed as 7 separate sessions.   For this conference, my intention is for it to focus on what matters most; inviting attendees to becoming the leader their team mates and leadership have been waiting for through providing practical, authentic ways of leading that make sense and people respect.

      Ways I engage the audience:

      • Call and response
      • Guide sheet provide online or physical for attendees
      • Short videos
      • Questions to the audience with some short responses
      • Some physical movement

      40 minutes is not a lot of time, but can be impactful, fun and thought provoking as I leave them with a call to action encouraging them to become the leader others are waiting to follow.

      I can provide you a pdf of some of the slides I have used.   I tailor my presentation to the time allotted and audience, but it will give you an idea of what to expect.  If you provide me a location of where to upload the pdf I would be happy to provide the sample.




      Please find below a link to a sample of some slides I have used in a recent presentation.

      • Shane Hastie
        By Shane Hastie  ~  7 months ago
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        Thanks Eric

        You should be able to Update the proposal and add a link with the slides.

        All the best


        • Eric Peterson
          By Eric Peterson  ~  5 months ago
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          Shane - I have added the link to my previous reply for you and the team.  It is a PDF of several slides I have incorporated into previous presentations.  

          Let me know if you have other questions.