Ever feel like the racing car has sped into the race with its spotter left blinded by the dust? Today, many companies still follow hierarchical organizational structures that blur the boundaries of people managers and their teams. If the best solutions emerge from self-organizing teams, where does that leave people managers? What is their role on this agile journey? Whether it is through servant leadership, creating an environments that encourages psychological safety, or coaching their teams to awesome results, there is a place for people managers. And the answer isn’t making them scrum masters!

People managers can be the fuel for your agile engine. Wondering how a manager would know if their team is covering for the weakest link? Or how a manager can address big impediments if they aren’t defining the teams’ priorities? In addition to covering the behaviors we feel are critical, Claire and Kerri will focus on practical tips and best practices that will help managers ensure their team members achieve their full potential while the team itself is delivering results that meet business needs. And let’s not forget about innovation. It doesn't just belong to the team. Innovation in management can be the catalyst to team success.

Join us for an interactive discussion on how leaders can be the spark that ignites success in their teams.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

Note: we will include personal experiences/examples throughout the entire agenda.

  • Welcome (5 min)
    • Purpose
    • Outcomes
  • Agile Leadership (10 min)
    • Leader as Facilitator
    • Leader as Coach
    • Servant Leader
  • Shift from Legacy Mindset to Lean-Agile Mindset (15 min)
    • Leading in a VUCA world requires this shift
    • Innovation in management
  • Leadership Behaviors (15 min)
    • Successful leadership modes
    • Failure leadership modes
  • Close + Q&A (5 min)

Learning Outcome

  • Recognition/awareness of success and failure modes of leaders and the impact those styles have on teams.
  • Concrete best practices and tips to become an effective agile leader

Target Audience

Coaches; Leaders (Supervisors, Managers)

Prerequisites for Attendees

Coaches should have experience working with leaders in organizations that have adopted agile.

Leaders should have knowledge and some experience working with teams that are following Agile values, principles and practices or are learning how to make the transition.

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