Are you born as an Agile leader or can you develop or pivot your leadership style to be one? This talk will uncover ten Agile leadership attributes in a fun and engaging way, gives participants an opportunity to reflect on their own capabilities and then self focus areas for further development of their leadership capability


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Mins 1-5:

Sam starts with sharing his personal leadership story to connect the audience to the topic, and how he was an Agile leader long before the projects he led were themselves Agile. He also shares the important role the leader has in the 'system' that surrounds the agile team and how the leaders behaviour can impact the team's performance ... either towards higher performance or to prevent progress and growth.

Mins 5-25

The workshop’s main learning content is delivered in an engaging rapid fire manner, covering ten Agile leadership concepts in just 2 mins each (What is the concept, when used and some with very short stories attached). This sounds like a ridiculously short time, but every participant will get a workbook to take away with more content and some self reflection questions

The ten topics are:

  1. Awareness & Perception
  2. You as a leader
  3. Leadership Language
  4. Personal Responsibility
  5. Emotional Agility
  6. Psychological Safety
  7. Intent Based Leadership
  8. Trust
  9. Engagement and Flow
  10. Holding Space

Mins 25-30

Participants then do a simple self-assessment against the ten concepts which helps them to focus on one or two concepts to work on as they develop their Agile leadership capabilities. It also helps them reflect on which concept to learn more about in the following section of the workshop

Min 30-60

Participants select one of the topics and self organise into groups of people who have chosen the same topic. There is a pre-prepared worksheet with an activity of self reflection and discussion on experiences on the topic. This will be a mixture of individual thinking plus the group discussion depending on the topic chosen (note: I cam email the workbook to show the committee the example worksheets)

Mins 60-85

Ask some groups to share back their reflections, learnings, examples and discussion points with the broader group in the room

Mins 85-90

Wrap up and conclude. Suggest how people may be able to take this back to their workplace and teach others

Learning Outcome

Some very practical takeaways on Agile leadership and some focus on where they want to develop

Target Audience

Leaders put applicable to all

Prerequisites for Attendees



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