In the Agile community, we often talk of Servant Leadership, but this notion often doesn't resonate with leaders that have a history for more command and control based approaches. While Servant Leaders exhibit behaviors preferred for leading and supporting teams, the transition can be difficult to grasp. In order to help leaders understand and take action, I have merged the concepts of Servant Leader with a participatory style to become Facilitative Leadership.  This provides a means for better helping people understand more of what they can take action on.

This talk will help people understand how anyone can become a facilitative leader with a specific focus on people who need help in transitioning their thinking from typical command and control approaches to those that are more facilitative. So if you have been struggling how to serve your teams better, let's reframe how we think of approaching the actions we can take.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This is notional at this point being built from thoughts from my blog:

  • What struggles people have had demonstrating servant leadership? (Exercise to understand what to emphasize) ~10min
  • Leadership Quadrants ~5min
  • How Anyone Can be a Facilitative Leader ~5 min
  • Facilitation Kernel - a method for thinking about facilitation and how to apply leadership ~5 min
  • Facilitative Leadership Skills ~5 min
  • Identifying how to make the transition using the Management 3.0 Delegation Poker model ~10min
  • Q&A ~5 min

Learning Outcome

There are two basic learning objectives:

  • Understand how a facilitative leader applies themselves to achieve results
  • Provide a means to think through the transition from a command & control mindset to one of a facilitative leader

Target Audience

managers, executives, scrum masters, team leads, team members

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