Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : 2020 Leadership Skills: Leadership as an Action, Not a Position


Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

2020 Leadership Skills: Leadership as an Action, Not a Position

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For many, the concept of leadership includes many techniques and habits that would otherwise qualify as traditional management. But the world is changing rapidly. We have a generation of people coming into the market and workplace who simply do not respond to the same techniques employed even 10 to 15 years ago. If a company truly wants to display agility and either adjust or maintain it's culture, it needs to have 2020 Leadership Skills, not 1994 Leadership Skills. As part of a number of workshop style interactive exercises, attendees will experience the application of modern leadership techniques that can be applied immediately after the session conclusion. These exercises include concepts such as learning communication styles, understanding cultural nuances, skillfully asking questions, grooming and mentoring future leaders & developing great listening skills. Each exercise is designed specifically with the concept of maintaining or improving on cultural agility in a modern workplace. Sessions are designed to be fun, humorous, interactive and yet powerfully applicable.

Robert Woods

Robert Woods is an agile community leader, requested industry speaker, published author, and mentor with a proven history of facilitating enterprise transformation while helping create and provide catered training and coaching for organizations consisting of culturally, generationally, and geographically diverse backgrounds. He's the creator of the CLEAR (Collaborative-Lean-Evolving-Adaptive-Reportable) principles for framework-agnostic scaling agility and portfolio management. His specialties include holistic enterprise agile, business agility, enterprise agile leadership, organizational transformation, design thinking, systems thinking, hypothesis, and peer, behavioral, and test-driven development techniques. He is passionate about agile leadership; mentoring team facilitators, servant leaders, and engaged and empowered product champions; and helping enterprises transform their culture into one exhibiting true adaptive business and IT alignment.