It all started with my then 4-year-old son. We have a habit of watching a movie every Saturday. It's a buddy thingy..

This time it was “How to train your dragon". At the end of the movie my son started to pretend as the movie character “Hiccup” the dragon trainer, with the famous action of him raising the hand towards "Toothless" head to build trust with the dragon, and that’s me. Trust is a key thing between father and son. But it also reflected me to my professional life thinking, am I “Toothless” the dragon or “Hiccup” the dragon trainer?

As an Agilist, I am the “Hiccup” who don’t think from a formal way and try new avenues. But as an Employee, I am the Dragon who needs the hand of a “Hiccup” to bring the victory home. In fact, every employee in an organisation is a Dragon who seeks the trust, support, training, hand in failures, appreciation in success from a “Hiccup” and it starts even before the Dragon is select.

This presentation details what should be done by a Hiccup in every organisation to form Dragons to bring success, I am sorry its not success but excellence in your teams!!!


Outline/Structure of the Talk

I will walk through following key time gates of an employee’s life in an organisation. Mainly in the first 6 months.

  • Before joining
  • Day of joining
  • 1st Month
  • 2-3 months
  • 4-6 months
  • Beyond

Where I also touch on each of the following within those timeframes to show how crucial are they to build a team member who seeks excellence and adapts to a team family. As in a family, you don't give up on your child...

  • Dragon dreams vs Hiccups dreams
  • SFIA framework
  • Handling NDA’s
  • R&R’s
  • KT planning
  • Targets for confirmation
  • Employee Total Experience (ETE) vs Employee Organisational Experience (EOE)
  • Intro presentation
  • Personal mapping
  • Catchups
  • Skill assessment matrix
  • Going beyond office walls - From team to a family!

Learning Outcome

At the end of this session, participants will be able to take some thoughts and personal experience of the presenter in

  • Managing your employees or team member
  • Revisiting organisational standards
  • Employee motivation
  • Implementing new HR practices
  • Creating a family not a team

Target Audience

Those who aspire to be leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees

There are no prerequisites for attendees.

But anyone who is with below, should come and see what I have to offer. It will bring back all your past memories on each workplace you worked and how you/organisation could have done it differently.

  • Aspiring to be good leaders
  • Leading team(s)
  • HR professionals especially in the agile world
  • Thought leaders


schedule Submitted 3 years ago