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Agile Leadership Lessons

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Keynote in various forms: Agile Testing Days 2015, Trondheim Test Conference 2016, StarWest Conference 2016, expoQA2016

Successful Agile companies and Richard Branson embrace seven specific principles for their competitive edge. And it feels good too. I share personal life and work experiences to highlight the principles in action. The only person stopping you from being a great leader is YOU.

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Agile Leadership Lessons

  1. 1. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 Agile Leadership Lessons DelesieSolutions.com @SelenaDelesie Selena Delesie #leadership
  2. 2. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 Coaching Consulting Training Evolving Mentoring Inspiring Sharing Speaking Mom’ing Exploring Loving Leading Healing
  3. 3. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 Say Hello to Christian
  4. 4. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 If You Could Have Dinner With Any Person Alive… Who Would It Be? Why? What Do You Love About Them?
  5. 5. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 My Top 3 Richard Branson Dalai Lama Elon Musk … or Oprah Winfrey
  6. 6. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 I Nearly Met This Guy
  7. 7. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 Sir Richard Branson Started first business at 16 Founder of Virgin Group - more than 400 companies Net worth US $5 billion Humanitarian & Environmental Advocate Entrepreneurial Mentor
  8. 8. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 Richard Branson What Traits Does He Bring to Mind?
  9. 9. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 What I Learned From My Life and Richard Branson
  10. 10. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 Listen, Deeply
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  13. 13. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 It’s All About the People
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  18. 18. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
  19. 19. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 What New Thing Will You Try Today?
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  21. 21. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world.
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  29. 29. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 Follow Your Joy
  30. 30. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
  31. 31. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, 'Oh God, I've got to do this today.'
  32. 32. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 What Brings You Joy?
  33. 33. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 Listen, Deeply It’s All About the People Be Addicted to Learning Be of Service Flow Through Change Move Through Fear Follow Joy 7 Principles for Agile & Leadership Success
  34. 34. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License View a copy of this license. © Selena Delesie, 2015 "My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them ... from the perspective of wanting to live life to the full, I felt that I had to attempt it." ~ Richard Branson
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