Can you be their servant? A game for leaders!

"... make sure that other people's highest priority needs are being served. The best test, and difficult to administer, is: do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer and more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? " (Greenleaf 1991)

Join us for an interactive and fun serious-play session on agile leadership, how agile coaches aspire to lead. Using principles of games design and training from the back of the room we will be sharing a board game which facilitates a fun and informative conversation on Agile Leadership. We will be presenting the version 2.0 of the game after presenting in the LAST conference in Adelaide and trying it out with our clients.

Inspired by Lyssa Adkins's "Coaching Agile Teams", Carol Dweck “Mindset” and 'Better Me' board game, dynamic conversations, and deeper commitments are gamified in this workshop. You will leave the session with practical ideas to try with your team.

This session will challenge your mind and spirit!

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

- Introduction to servant-leadership concepts - 5 minutes

- Group activity (board game) - 40 minutes

- Debrief - 5 minutes

Learning Outcome

- What are the principles of servant-leadership?

- How to master yourself as an agile coach?

- How to recover from command and control?

- Practical exercises to take back to the workplace

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Managers and Leaders and all Agilists

Prerequisites for Attendees

N/A

schedule Submitted 3 months ago

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