We Should Build Heroes - Making The People That Make The Difference

Agile needs more Badass.

If you are dealing with Agile, chances are good that you’ve evolved your entire career on technical skill and wisdom. One day, you started pair programming, or mob programming, and delivering in sprints and increments and adopting all of these ceremonies down in the windowless sub-basement of the “Development Team Room”.

But now that Agile is spreading, we need to be able to change minds and hearts. To influence and persuade, to inspire and ignite….and we need to do it in every department and at every level of our organization - and perhaps beyond.

But they didn’t teach those kinds of skills down in the boiler room. They didn’t tell you you that your Agile knowledge nominated you to be the next generation of leaders.

So how can you improve your game? How can you learn to step up and perform like the heroes we see everywhere in our culture?

Let me share with you the lessons I’ve learned from my time learning from the military’s finest and as a boxing instructor about the simplest, most effective way to lead your Agile organization. Let me make you the Badass you know you want to be. Let me show you how we create heroes.

In this session, I’ll teach you why you need to go back to the Agile basics you already know, and reset your focus on fundamentals - and I’ll give you a simple system to learn, remember and follow:

Get Visionary.
Get Focused
Get Humble, Get Flexible
Get Gritty.

These 4 fundamentals will give you everything you need to Get Badass, so we can build the heroes we need to make our clients and customers happier, better and more successful. If you are a traditional or fledgling leader, struggling to gain influence and impact with your people and decision makers, you’ll want to take part in this session!


Outline/Structure of the Talk

As a 60 minute session it would likely run as this:

Introduction and Prelude "I can make you great in 5 minutes” -
-What I learned from US Navy SEALs (and getting punched in the mouth) (5min)
-A Demonstration on The Power of Fundamentals (5 min)

Part 1 (15 mins) - The Problem
- The Same Old Problems
- The Same Old Solutions
- What Makes A True Leader: Vision and Service
- The Causes of Inaction and Wrong Action

Part 2 (20 mins) - The Way of the Badass
- Enter The Badass: Dirty Harry Takes On Agile
- The Way of The Badass:
- Get Visionary
- Get Focused
- Get Humble/Get Flexible
- Get Gritty

Part 3 (15 mins)
- Practice, and the Long-Game
-The true source of influence and persuasion
- Outcomes - Becoming The Person Others Want To Follow - A 30-Day Mindset and Habit Practice to Make you More Badass

Learning Outcome

After this session, attendees will be able to:
-Apply a "fundamentals to perfection" technique to powerfully accelerate your leadership development
-Understand how the Agile skills they already know serve as a model for their development as a Badass Leader
-Describe and immediately use the simple, repeatable fundamentals for leader development - (Get Visionary, Get Focused, Get Humble/Flexible, and Get Gritty!) to reduce the stress and confusion of the Agile knowledge landscape - and become effective with your teams and customers now.
-Recognize, model, and develop the qualities and charisma of a Badass leader that make others want to follow them
-Reinforce their learning through experience with a set of next steps that they can use in their daily practice.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Agile Leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees

Scrum/Agile Fundamentals

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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