Lessons on Agility from the Dalai Lama
“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” – Dalai Lama
As I sat in rapt attention to a talk by the Dalai Lama in honor of his 80th birthday celebrations earlier this year, there was an unexpected and serendipitous realization that many of his stories and messages shared an uncanny yet natural affinity to what we would call “being Agile”.
More recently, at the Agile2015 conference, Lyssa Atkins asked “What if agile in your organization were just practice ground for you getting skills to address global issues? What if?”
In this atypical session targeted at all those interested in viewing Agile values, principles and practices from a different vantage point, we will explore this interplay of social consciousness and agile, focusing on select musings from Dalai Lama on compassion, wisdom, experimentation, collaboration, leadership, and their applicability to our behaviors and actions as Agilists.