The Silent Leadership Crisis
There is a silent leadership crisis going on right now in workplaces around the world. The generation shift and the changing needs of current workplaces are forcing an older generation of leaders to evolve their leadership styles. The crisis is in how these leaders either are not even aware that their leadership needs to change or are aware of it but do not know what to do about it and no one around them can have the the right conversations with them to help them. This conference explores this silent leadership crisis from the perspective of an integral coach that works with these leaders in various organizations on a daily basis .
This is not a session of blame, it is a session where participants can better understand some of the organizational and people dynamics they are living through at work as a person. This talk is for directors, line managers, software architects, project managers, team leads because of their key roles in organizations but it is also for anyone else in a leadership role that feels their leadership is ineffective.
This talk is centered around how to bring collaborative and authentic leadership to the workplace and will also allow participants to reflect on their own leadership styles. The content is based on Steffan's personal experience coaching in organization over the last five years.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
This talk is relatively new. I did it for the first time at Agile Tour Montreal last November. It was also the keynote presentation for the Journée Agile 2016 conference in Namur (Belgium) in May 2016.
It is based on the content of two Executive Updates I wrote for the Cutter Consortium last year, one called "The Silent Leadership Crisis" (https://www.cutter.com/article/silent-leadership-crisis-470661) and another called "How Learning by Doing Speeds Learning" (https://www.cutter.com/article/how-learning-doing-speeds-learning-463266). As you will see from my sample slides, there really isn't all that much to the slide deck, I create and manage conversations with the audience around the different slide topics so it is fairly interactive and can be slightly different from one time to the next. Think of it more as presenting material and facilitating a conversation to challenge participants and help people think more deeply about the subject.
Here is a high level structure for the talk:
- Topic introduction / setup
- Understanding the polarity between "directivity" and "leadership"
- Bringing more authenticity and vulnerability in leadership
- Why intentional leadership can only happen intentionally
- Why leadership also implies co-creation
- Understanding the distinction between management and leadership
- What are dormant leaders and why should you wake them up
- Conclusion and wrap-up
Here are some of the learning outcomes for participants:
- How the organizational landscape is changing. There is a generation shift in the market right now and different generations need different types of leadership.
- How leadership and management are actually two separate things. Why there are so many dormant leaders in organizations right now. How you can maximize the leadership potential in your organization.
- How authenticity and vulnerability can empower your leadership. Among other things, leaders used to need to have all the answers, but not anymore. How you can show up as an authentic and vulnerable leader in your organization.
- Why intentional leadership needs to happen... intentionally. Leadership is about who you are and how you act with people every day. How you can incorporate the power of clear intentions into your everyday leadership.
- Why co-creation is a skill every leader should acquire. As a leader, the ability to build with your employees is one of the keys to success. How you can co-create with your teams while allowing them the space to contribute to what you want to create.
Project managers, team leaders, managers, executives, team members
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