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A workshop i gave at the booster 2014 conference about leading teams.

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  • 1. Leading teams in the Age of Agile
 Presentation #6 out of 12,345,902 Elad Sofer Agile coach co-founder @ practical-agile twitter: @eladsof email: elad@practical-agile.com blog: www.thescrumster.com - It’s in Hebrew ;)
  • 2. Connection before content
  • 3. Sharpie
  • 4. Physical examination
  • 5. A-HA wall Feedback
  • 6. THE biggest problem
  • 7. BORN Leaders are not Leaders are Grown
  • 8. What are you responsible for ? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Personal –Spouse –Children –Family –Friends –House chores Product Project –Code –Requirements –Tests –Plans –Support –Bugs –Reports Team People –Training –Teaching –Mentoring –Administrative Communication –Phone calls –Meetings –E-mail –Proposals –Blog –Slides –Manual
  • 9. Begging Reward Punishment Doityourself
  • 10. Leadership ?Performing actions that will inspire change that is aligned with a specific goal. maybe/
  • 11. George Edward Pelham Box Essentially, 
 allmodels 
 are wrong, but someare 
 useful.
  • 12. Share with your team a problem you are currently facing 
 
 (Describe the problem, what did you do) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • 13. 
 

  • 14. Blame Shame Justify Obligation Responsibility Christopher 
 Avery
  • 15. Analyze your problems
 using the responsibility process. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 • In what stage are you? • What would be the responsible thing to do?
  • 16. For each stage: • Find ways to keep the team in the stage • Find ways to advance the team to the next stage. • Find ways to move the team to the previous stage 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • 17. FEEDBACK - THE SECRET SOUCE…
  • 18. Find a partner. 
 (Choose who is A and who is B) <A> shares with <B> a (new) problem with a colleague role play: <B> gives feedback to <A>
 (<A> acts as the colleague, <B> acts as <A>) 4 3 2 15
  • 19. Find a partner. 
 (Choose who is A and who is B) <A> shares with <B> a (new) problem with a colleague role play: <B> gives feedback to <A>
 (<A> acts as the colleague, <B> acts as <A>) Switch roles 4 3 2 15
  • 20. Effective feedback Pre-Conditions:! You Have accurate data You care about the person Your goal is improvement (Double check) ! Guidelines:! Give feedback frequently Be prepared. Speak for yourself Use I language. straight to the point.
  • 21. Giving effective feedback Set the Stage! make sure the person is in a state to receive feedback ! Describe the behavior or result! Be specific, accurate, speak from experience, validate facts ! State the impact! The impact should be a real one, the painful the better ! Make a request! Specific, accurate, leave room for other suggestion
  • 22. Repeat the exercise using the model prepare your feedback. Give it & Reflect with your partner Switch 6 5 2 1347 Set the stage - Describe the behaviour
 state the impact - make a request
  • 23. Be at the right state! If the time is not right, express it, offer alternative
 Actively listen, do not judge! Conquer you ego, Listen, Ask for clarifications
 UnderstandEmpathize with the impact! Show real Empathy, understand the impact, see the other side
 Suggest a solution Ask for help! Be honest, even if you don’t think this is a problem. Receiving effective feedback
  • 24. NAVIGATING 
 CONFLICT
  • 25. patrick
 Lencioni
  • 26. Dealing with conflictThomas-KilmannConflictModeInstrument
  • 27. 3 2 1 From 1 to 5 (1 - often , 5 - seldom): 
 How do i deal with conflict ? Competition - Avoidance - Surrender - Compromising - Collaborating Reflect with yourself about the score
  • 28. 3 2 1 For each conflict type describe at least one situation that it should be used. Competition - Avoidance - Surrender - Compromising - Collaborating Reflect with yourself about the score 5 4
  • 29. Conflict types
  • 30. Conflict types symptoms.
 Think of ways to identify 
 conflict types 4 3 2 1 Lack of clarify - Emotional attachment 
 Different values - interpersonal conflict.
  • 31. Suggest how to approach the different conflict types 4 3 2 1 Lack of clarify - Emotional attachment 
 Different values - interpersonal conflict. 6 5
  • 32. Navigating conflict using The Perfection game
  • 33. Growing 
 leaders
  • 34. You don't see the world very clearly! You feel that one listens to you.! Fragile, you break easily. People now notice you.! You have a better picture of how the world works.! People don’t always understand what you mean.! You still have a lot to learn and you fail often. You have learned a lot and gained experience.! You have more knowledge.! You are able to influence your environment.! It is now time to start hatching more eggs.
  • 35. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • 36. Celebration of learning
  • 37. #booster2014
  • 38. Letter to future self 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • 39. Thank you! (Toda) .‫תודה‬