Ego, Power, Fear ... and Leadership
Wether you are an Agile Coach, an Agile transformation facilitator or a Scrum Master, did it happen to you to feel frustrated because the change you wanted to see was nat the change that was taking place? Did you ever think that the values and principles you promoted had not the desired echo? Did you ever felt the pressure to succeed a transformation, while people had other operational priorities? If you are a manager, did you feel excited by a more collaborative way of working, then felt lost because your hierarchy hase the same "old ways" type of expectations form you?
If you ever felt this way, this session invites you to explore another path toward leadership, a path that I believe helpful either for coaches, facilitators, and managers, the path of the servant leader, who I'd rather call "leader at service".
The challenge of a "leader at service" posture is the letting go of our own fears, our ego and eventually, our own involvement in power games, therefore we will discover together, from a systemic point of view, how our own fears may reinforce our ego and may push us in group power dynamics. The "Human Element" model created by William Schulz will be used to explore the root causes of fears and how we can address them, and Robert Greenleaf's Servant Leadership principles will be also used as a support
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
Phase 1: Set the stage, frame the context : Work on the experience of participants with agility. Interactive, 15 min
Present the intention of the session and the global context : 10 min
Phase 3: Present the "Human Element" model : 10 min
Phase 4 : Work individually how the "Human Element" model relates to her own situation 15 min
Phase 5: Illustrate the relation between fear, ego and power and invite the participants to map it on there own "Human Element" model. : 15 min
Phase 6: Present the Servent leadership principles and explore the concrete ways to shift perspective to became a free "leader at service".
Learn how compassion can be a transformation accelerator
Become aware how our own personal needs as a transformation agent impacts the group dynamics
Learn and hopefully, embrace another perspective of a leader at service
Discover the work of William Schultz on collective fears and how it can be useful in organisational transformations dynamics.
Facilitators, Coaches, Managers, Scrum Mastes... and anyone who loves working with people
Prerequisites for Attendees
Nothing in particular.
Having already experienced working with Agile would be better.