I got several questions at Agile2018 as to what my remaining 2018 public events were – so I thought I would highlight them this week.
Leading Amazing Teams: Irving, TX; McLean, VA, San Francisco, CA
While we want teams to solve many of their own challenges, leaders play a critical part in this process by helping teams continue to improve and develop. Great leaders engage with people and teams to address issues like conflict head-on, helping teams find ways to gain from conflict and improve. They don’t have the luxury of telling teams “you are empowered” and walking away – they must do ‘just enough’ to help teams thrive. This requires leaders to have the awareness and protocols in place to know when they might be limiting the team.
Training from the BACK of the Room: Denver, CO
If you train, coach, lead meetings or facilitate groups, take your skills to an advanced level, regardless of the complexity of topics, size of the class, or level of learners. Training skills are not only for people that teach multi-day courses or at schools; training is a part of leadership. Gaining these skills increases the quality and volume of collaboration, engagement and retention within teams. Note: I only provide this public course once a year.
Agile + DevOps East Conference by Techwell: Orlando, FL
I’m one of the keynotes for this conference! Leadership Journey: Start from within
Becoming an amazing leader means achieving high-performing results. However, this journey of growth and learning has plenty of ups and downs, twists and turns, and results and surprises. After years of leadership coaching and practice, Tricia Broderick has noticed several key patterns that have prevented people from taking the next step toward growing their leadership skills. Some of the common questions are, “What if we risk failure?” “Why won’t my team step up?” and “Am I still adding value?” Tricia says that to achieve high-performing teams, leaders must challenge these patterns through learning, reflection, and discovery. She also asserts that this challenge starts from within each one of us. Too often we focus on what the team is or is not doing, when instead we should start with what we are doing to influence the team dynamic. In this keynote, Tricia will explore a leader’s role in creating an ecosystem for self-organizing teams. Walk away with techniques to minimize the internal struggles, including the sometimes overwhelming expectations of leaders, responding to unfair goals or deadlines, and effectively dealing with self-doubt. Most importantly, leave with an appreciation of how rewarding inside-out leadership growth is and the impact it can have on your teams and organization.
I get to speak with Christina Hartikainen on Escaping Drama Triangles!!!
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a dramatic situation where, despite good intentions, the conflict continues to rise. Unfortunately, people can struggle to recognize how they are only escalating the conflict and are challenged to find a positive outcome. Join Tricia and Christina to gain a better understanding of the drama triangle dynamic and how to elevate beyond. Expect to learn the three roles in the Karpman drama triangle, how to identify each role, and how to escape the drama.
There is also a chance (pending approval from Scrum Alliance) that we’ll have an Advanced CSM (focused on facilitation skills) public course in Denver in October. Fingers crossed!
I hope our paths cross soon!