Lean Team Leadership Workshop 1

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This is the first workshop that digs a bit deeper in the the topic Leadership within the Lean Team Canvas. It is a startup focused methodology to build teams that simply rock. Powered by leanteam.org

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Lean Team Leadership Workshop 1

  1. 1. LEANTEAMLEADERSHIPWorkshop Material
  2. 2. ABOUT•Ben Sufiani•Air Force•Psychology•Campus for Company•6fold•Lean Camp•Startup Weekend•NEXT2
  3. 3. GOALS FORTODAY•Digging deeper into leadership•Setting a vision for your team•Knowing your team better•Realizing your own style•Avoiding common mistakes3
  4. 4. FOR WHO ISTHIS?•StartupTeam Leader and Member•IntrapreneurialTeams4
  5. 5. LEANTEAM LEADERSHIP ?•StartupTeams ≠ Big BusinessTeams•Conditions of extreme uncertainty•Minimal resources•Lack of experience•Startups need a special team managementmethodology5
  6. 6. LEANTEAM CANVASVisuals byJohannaRosenbusch6Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License.
  7. 7. LEANTEAM CANVAS7Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License.
  8. 8. LEADERSHIP8
  9. 9. LEADERSHIP•How do I lead the team?•It takes more then being an awesome technician•Be a visionary + manager + technician is key•Communicate the vision and the way (pivot anyone?)•What are all the mistakes your old boss made ?•What is your unique, authentic leadership style?9
  10. 10. LEADERSHIP•How is the team organized to perform?•Assign roles and responsibilities according to skill•Clearly define the key workflows•Establish actionable performance metrics•Show the direction, but let the team improve the process10
  11. 11. LEARNING LEADERSHIP„Leadership, like swimming,cannot be learned by reading about it.“Henry Mintzberg11
  12. 12. EXERCISE 1: DOS & DON‘TS1. Make a list of the 10 things done toyou by bosses (,teachers or parents)that you hated.2. Make a list of 10 things done to youthat you really liked.12
  13. 13. LEADERSHIP STYLES13
  14. 14. IDENTIFYING LEADERSHIP STYLES• Authoritarian• centralized decisionmaking• no suggestionspermitted• Participative• democratic decisionmaking• promoting interests ofthe group• Laissez-fair• leaving the group tofend for itself• members create ownpolicies and rules•14http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl-leadershipquiz.htm
  15. 15. EXERCISE 2.1: CHOOSING A STYLE• Situation 1: Your sit with you team in your weekly meeting.• Situation 2: Bullets are flying, Deadlines are due, Hell is loose!• Situation 3: YourTeam need to brainstorm new ideas for a campaign.• Situation 4: It‘s an average day ..15
  16. 16. IDENTIFYING LEADERSHIP STYLES• Task-oriented• Focus on the task• Step-by-step solutions• Goals are the priority• Deadlines need to be met• Relationship-oriented• Focus on group relationship• well-being and satisfaction of team• emphasize on communication• shows trust and appreciation16
  17. 17. EXERCISE 2.2: CHOOSING A STYLE• Situation 1: Your sit with you team in your weekly meeting.• Situation 2: Bullets are flying, Deadlines are due, Hell is loose!• Situation 3: YourTeam need to brainstorm new ideas for a campaign.• Situation 4: It‘s an average day ..17
  18. 18. LEADING WITHVISION18
  19. 19. START WITH WHY•Simon Sinek -The Golden Circle•What? rational - factual - logical•How? context - decision-making•Why? purpose - emotion - instinct19
  20. 20. EXERCISE 3:YOURVISION1. What do you do with your team?2. How do you do it?3. Why do you do it?4. If you had a gun to you head,forced to tweet you vision publicly,how would you use the 140 characters?20
  21. 21. YOUR LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES• What is your major leadershipchallenge?• What a situation you would liketo talk about with likemindedpeople?• Get feedback via emailchallenge@leanteam.org21
  22. 22. WORKSHOPS &TALKS•Workshop I22.04.201317-21 o‘clock•Workshop II13.05.201317-21 o‘clock•Talk IIaround 06.201322
  23. 23. RESOURCES•LeanTeam Mangementleanteam.org•Delivering Happiness -Tony Hsiehhttp://www.amazon.de/dp/145550890X•Tribal Leadership - David Loganhttp://about.zappos.com/tribalhttp://www.amazon.de/dp/0061251321•The E-Myth Revisited - Michael Gerberhttp://www.amazon.de/dp/0887307280•Good to Great - Jim Collinshttp://www.amazon.de/dp/0066620996•Lewin‘s Leadership Styles Quizhttp://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl-leadershipquiz.htm•Start with Why - Simon Sinekhttp://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html23
  24. 24. CONTACT• Ben Sufiani• https://www.facebook.com/ben.sufiani• https://twitter.com/bensufiani• http://bensufiani.de• +49-176-30543705• ben@sufiani.de24
  25. 25. CREATIVE COMMONSLeanTeam Canvas is adapted fromThe Business Model Canvas(BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License.25

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