The art of becoming the leader others want to follow
Becoming a leader that others want to follow is more than process and the agile mindset. Instead, it is applying our best selves consistently and sacrificially in service of our teams as we lead them in fulfilling the mission.
During this session, Eric will illustrate how effectively shepherding our teams produces remarkable results. The presentation centers on elements of servant leadership that include distinct and interdependent parts such as: leading yourself, engaging teams effectively, helping teams connect with us, creating safety, and effective leadership. The presentation is a mix of slides and video that engages the participants to think about how they can grow in becoming a better leader.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Leading yourself
- Entering the world of others
- Doing something remarkable
How to become a leader that others want to follow through the examination and exploration of:
- What people need and expect from leaders today
- How to tell our leadership story
- Preparing ourselves to lead
- How to effectively enter the world of others
- Helping team members connect with us
- Examples of how to increase empathy across the team
- How to reframe leadership in terms of our responsibilities to our team
- How to ensure the best chance of successful project delivery
- Why the power model of leadership doesn’t work
Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers, Team Leads
Prerequisites for Attendees
Individuals that have had challenges with their teams and are open to looking at new ways of leading.
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