7 Plays for Coaching Managers in a Government Agile Transformation

Managers exist in all levels of Government, yet agile thinking really teaches us to self-manage. How to reconcile this tension? Rather than go down the dog trail of management vs. leadership, a smart coach will maximize the leverage that these institutional players can provide. Based on real world experience working with tough clients in less-than-perfect environments, there are 7 plays a savvy coach can use to help turn the toughest skeptic into the most ardent champion.

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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introduction: Transformational Leadership and Why Management Matters
  • Mobilizers, Blockers, and Talkers: Who Are You Dealing With?
  • Making the Right Play: Using Your Insight to Get the Right Results

Learning Outcome

Attendees will be better able to triangulate on the real motivations of their managers and apply a heuristic to guide how to empower the manager to empower their people and plant seeds for lasting change.

Target Audience

Change agents, coaches, Federal employees.


No prerequisites.

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  • Manoj Vadakkan
    By Manoj Vadakkan  ~  9 months ago
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    I also would like to see at some level what those 7 plays are as in "7 plays a savvy coach" 

  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  9 months ago
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    It would be helpful for the reviewers if you gave more detail about the outline/structure of your session.

     - George