Discover Your Leadership Agility

Are you born as an Agile leader or can you develop or pivot your leadership style to be one? This talk will uncover ten Agile leadership attributes in a fun and engaging way, gives participants an opportunity to reflect on their own capabilities and then self focus areas for further development of their leadership capability

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Mins 1-5:

Sam starts with sharing his personal leadership story to connect the audience to the topic, and how he was an Agile leader long before the projects he led were themselves Agile. He also shares the important role the leader has in the 'system' that surrounds the agile team and how the leaders behaviour can impact the team's performance ... either towards higher performance or to prevent progress and growth.

Mins 5-25

The workshop’s main learning content is delivered in an engaging rapid fire manner, covering ten Agile leadership concepts in just 2 mins each (What is the concept, when used and some with very short stories attached). This sounds like a ridiculously short time, but every participant will get a workbook to take away with more content and some self reflection questions

The ten topics are:

  1. Awareness & Perception
  2. You as a leader
  3. Leadership Language
  4. Personal Responsibility
  5. Emotional Agility
  6. Psychological Safety
  7. Intent Based Leadership
  8. Trust
  9. Engagement and Flow
  10. Holding Space

Mins 25-30

Participants then do a simple self-assessment against the ten concepts which helps them to focus on one or two concepts to work on as they develop their Agile leadership capabilities. It also helps them reflect on which concept to learn more about in the following section of the workshop

Min 30-60

Participants select one of the topics and self organise into groups of people who have chosen the same topic. There is a pre-prepared worksheet with an activity of self reflection and discussion on experiences on the topic. This will be a mixture of individual thinking plus the group discussion depending on the topic chosen (note: I cam email the workbook to show the committee the example worksheets)

Mins 60-85

Ask some groups to share back their reflections, learnings, examples and discussion points with the broader group in the room

Mins 85-90

Wrap up and conclude. Suggest how people may be able to take this back to their workplace and teach others

Learning Outcome

Some very practical takeaways on Agile leadership and some focus on where they want to develop. Each participant will be given a workbook covering the ten concepts to keep

Target Audience

Leaders but also very relevant for team members

Prerequisites for Attendees

none

schedule Submitted 3 months ago

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  • Oana Juncu
    By Oana Juncu  ~  2 months ago
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    Hi Sam,

    Thank you for you submission on such a key topic!

    Is there any chance you can think of a 45 min format for your workshop?

    Many thanks,

    Oana

    • Oana Juncu
      By Oana Juncu  ~  1 month ago
      reply Reply

      Hi again Sam,

      We do need your answer of my former question in order to go further with the evaluation. 

      Let us know if your can provide a 45 format of your workshop.

      Looking forward for your answer,

      Oana

      • Sam Bowtell
        By Sam Bowtell  ~  1 month ago
        reply Reply

        Sorry I emailed the response a while back. Yes, if I need to adapt the talk I can. The workshop would get deeper learning but the talk can still work with 45 mins

        • Oana Juncu
          By Oana Juncu  ~  1 month ago
          reply Reply

          Hi Sam,

          thank you for your answer.
          I was wondering  if you can offer a shorter workshop experience , e.g. with a selection of the activities you propose  in the outline. Does this make sense or  it breaks the narrative of your workshop?

          kind regards,

          Oana


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