We learn the most when things go wrong - leading leaders to #extremeOwnership and #noBlame culture
If I had a dolar for every time, I heard a CEO, product owner, scrum master or a manager complaining about their teams not caring enough about projects, other team members and users ...
If I had a dolar for every time, I heard a leader asking for advice on how to stop "blaming games" and "political bureaucracy" in his/her organisation...
We learn a lot about an organisation, its culture, and real values not during the times of enormous profits, successful product deliveries or CEO monthly motivational speeches but during the times of greatest struggles. We learn and find out who the real leaders are in moments when everything goes wrong, and everyone is making excuses and finger-pointing at other members or external factors. No one is to blame, and no one knows whose fault was the latest issue? The horror stories of firing employees on the spot, tearing down teams, bullying and threats are familiar to all of us.
I genuinely believe that it does not have to be this way. I believe that there is a more effective way of leading the organisation, teams, and individuals. We have the most extraordinary opportunity to improve, make an impact and improve when things go wrong.
We just have to change our approach to blame and ownership. Together we will learn how to reconsider your leadership skills and how to use them to accomplish team mission effectively. I want the audience to experience what extreme ownership means for them and what it means to be entirely responsible for all possible outputs. Participate in a challenge to create a team with a #noBlame approach to their mistakes. At the same time develop teams where psychological safety establishes an environment where uncomfortable conversations and creative conflict solutions can thrive.
I want to share impactful lessons learned from building teams and company that tries to behave differently in moments of failure. How we started to appreciate opportunities created by accidentally removing production database, what we learned by forgetting to communicate with each other or follow agreed processes, and what happened when we declined to do a very profitable project. How we are seeing signs of people owning their projects entirely, taking responsibility and changing others around them. How we train leaders on all level of organisation and how we share more and more responsibilities with them. Experience our approach to blame concept and #noBlame culture we champion and value.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Consider what is an impact of poor leadership for organisations and teams
- Introduce failure as an opportunity to improve
- Introduce #extremeOwnership concept for leaders
- Experience a detailed view and practical lessons of leadership effectiveness, dealing with under performers, believing in your mission, leading your subordinates and your bosses and managing your own ego
- Learn how to grow leadership skills in your organisation and team
- Introduce #noBlame concept, practical application and impact on culture
- What to do on Monday on your return to the office?
Learn what it means to be an effective leader
Learn how to improve your leadership skills by understanding what extreme ownership and responsibility means
Learn how to embrace and train leadership skills within your organisation and team on all levels.
Learn how to build #noBlame teams that embrace tough conversations, conflicts and failure
Leaders, Executives, Managers, Scrum Master, and Agile coaches
Prerequisites for Attendees
- Consider what it means to be a great leader.
- Consider how you current organisation/team deals with blame, excuses and responsibility
- Consider how to grow leadership skills within your team.
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