Recently, I was the keynote for Agile Midwest.  I was the first session of the day and then my responsibilities were complete.  I spent the rest of the day attending various sessions.  I was able to sit and truly listen.  My phone wasn’t go off.  I wasn’t worried about if tasks were getting done.  I wasn’t wondering if others were enjoying sessions.  I’ve been helping with conference organization for so long that being attendee was quite an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

I know that I’ve given appreciation to organizers and volunteers in the past but this experience continued to highlight how different a conference can be.  So as I enjoy my mostly retired conference organizing role, I am grateful to others that help provide the wonderful learning opportunity that I had at Agile Midwest.  I was able to take a few great nuggets of information and inspired ideas from Jeffrey Cook’s Group Glue: The connective power of how simple questions lead to great conversations and Wayde Stallman’s 3 minute improv games to improve your teams.

So thank you chairs, organizers and volunteers.  This attendee is extremely grateful!

Tricia Broderick

Tricia Broderick

Tricia Broderick is a leadership and organizational advisor. Her transformational leadership at all levels of an organization, ignites growth of leaders and high performing teams to deliver quality outcomes. Tricia has more than twenty years of experience in the software development industry. She is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator and motivational keynote speaker. Beyond her extensive knowledge and skills, her biggest offering is inspiring people to believe anything is possible.

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