Hello Agilists, I would like to invite you to join me on Tuesday 4/21 for a virtual session on Agile Leadership with Paul Boos. Abstract The Agile Manifesto doesn’t explicitly talk about what
I would like to invite you to join me on Tuesday 4/21 for a virtual session on Agile Leadership with Paul Boos.
The Agile Manifesto doesn’t explicitly talk about what changes in management should happen and neither do the approaches. In fact, sometimes we hear the exact opposite from teams – “What do we need managers for..?” or perhaps “Can’t they just get rid of all the impediments we have?” Some frameworks assign more ‘directive’ roles to managers, which works against the intent of the Manifesto.
As a former manager and now as a coach, I also find the words Servant Leadership sometimes don’t resonate. It actually only paints part of the picture anyway. What we want are ways to enrich management’s job so that they can do more for the organization and its teams. In this workshop I want us to discover what some of this enrichment means for managers and executives.
* Some causes for resistance to the concept in servant leadership in managers
* How to address these with the concept of enriching management’s job
* How observing the work, being proactive, and enriching an employee’s role actually enriches management’s job
* How delegation and experimentation fit into enriching jobs
* What behaviors might need to be changed
Paul is an IT Executive Coach with Excella helping managers and teams improve their game. He focuses on pragmatic ways Agile, Lean, and leadership techniques can be applied to create more effective organizations. Paul has led small teams to large groups as a Federal, commercial, and contractor software development manager and coached numerous organizations in the private and public sectors. As an active community member, he has founded several Agile groups, a government-centric Agile conference, and serves as the chair for the Agile Alliance’s Agile Coach Camp Initiative.
(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm