Emotional Intelligence: the Power to Change

At the core of Agile is the Agile mindset. The Agile mindset is the belief in change. Uncomfortable emotions are the hindrance to any change. Emotional intelligence gives us the ability to embrace our uncomfortable emotions and see the opportunity in challenges. Join Amy, as she goes into detail about how emotional intelligence can give us the power to be adaptable to change and how we can improve our emotional intelligence!

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • What is the Agile Mindset
  • How does the Agile Mindset Relate to Emotional Intelligence
  • Why Emotional Intelligence is needed for Change
  • What is Emotional Intelligence
  • How to improve our Emotional Intelligence

Learning Outcome

That being Agile is foundational to being able to do Agile. Emotional intelligence gives us the ability to choose to enter the Agile mindset, which is the core of being Agile

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to understand how to unlock change

Prerequisites for Attendees

An open mind

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

Public Feedback

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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    Hi, Amy,

    The abstract is the place where you sell your session to the right prospective attendees. Help them recognize themselves and their situation, and tell them what benefits they'll get by attending. Give them enough information about the content to convince them that they'll get that benefit.

    The outline/structure is the place where you sell your session to the reviewers. Help them recognize that you'll deliver on your abstract. Give them details about the content and the way that you'll present it to convince them that you'll do a good job.

    It's fine to link to blog posts, videos, and slide decks, but that's as backup information, not as the session submission.

    See also https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1028714041349263360.html for an independent description of submitting a successful proposal.

     - George

    • Amy Whicker
      By Amy Whicker  ~  1 year ago
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      Hi George,  

       

      Is there time for me to make adjustments?

      Best, 

      Amy 

      • George Dinwiddie
        By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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        Yes, you should be able to edit it still.

        • Amy Whicker
          By Amy Whicker  ~  1 year ago
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          Thanks George.  It's updated.  Let me know what you think?

          • George Dinwiddie
            By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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            Both the abstract and the outline/structure could  use more detail.

            What situation might your intended audience be facing? What do their problems look like to them before they hear your talk? What will be different afterwards?

            For the review committee, tell us what is your message. You have five bullets, but they are just cues for you. We don't know what your content is.

            • Amy Whicker
              By Amy Whicker  ~  1 year ago
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              my audience is facing resistance to change

              the problem is a lack of ability to change

              They will know how to change afterward

               

              If you have such little trust in my bullet points, then pass on me! Or you can come to see my Talk at NYC Agile Day on Sept 5, 2018!! (where they are paying for my transportation)

               

              Thanks!!

              • George Dinwiddie
                By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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                As you wish.

                • Amy Whicker
                  By Amy Whicker  ~  1 year ago
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                  I was a computer science professor for 9 years

                  Why do you not ask for a bio if you need us to prove ourselves to you?