Agile2013 Workshop: Learn different leadership styles with Star Wars Coaches


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Learn different leadership styles with Star Wars Coaches talk at Agile2013 by Bruno Sbille

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Agile2013 Workshop: Learn different leadership styles with Star Wars Coaches

  1. 1. Bruno Sbille Learn different leadership styles with Star Wars coaches. Please sit in group of 4. We would like to have teams of 4 members.
  2. 2. Learn different leadership styles with Star Wars Coaches @BrunoSbille
  3. 3. Name: Bruno Sbille Job: Trainer & Coach Location: Belgium Your Coach @BrunoSbille
  4. 4. Prerequisites
  5. 5. The Empire (Bad Guys)
  6. 6. Rebel Alliance (Good Guys)
  7. 7. Jedi Knights
  8. 8. Management styles ? Leadership styles ? Whatever styles ?
  9. 9. How will we work ? A clip introduce the style We explain the style We will practice the style through role playing
  10. 10. Episode I
  11. 11. Nom: DarthVador (Anakin Skywalker, father of Luke) Job: Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces Location: Death Star, Admiral Ship Your Coach
  12. 12. Context Disagreement on a subject Employee made a mistake
  13. 13. We call this...
  14. 14. The Blame Culture
  15. 15. Blame Culture: characteristics • Any problem is due to someone’s mistake ! • Usually any change is considered as a threat • People doing mistakes must be punished • Use of fear • Point that all problems occur because of the person’s mistake only • “Because of you,...”
  16. 16. Someone did already experience this in professional world ?
  17. 17. Episode II
  18. 18. Nom: Han Solo Job: Space Pirate Location: Millennium Falcon Your Coach
  19. 19. Context We are under attack I give orders (I tell you what to do)
  20. 20. We call this...
  21. 21. Directive Management
  22. 22. Directive Management: characteristic • I tell you what I want you to do • I explain “How” I want you to do it • The person has few opportunity to think or decide by himself • Every move is controlled
  23. 23. Someone did already experience this in professional world ?
  24. 24. JEDI Workshop
  25. 25. Role Playing • Via role playing, you are gonna experience the different styles • By giving them • By receiving them • By observing
  26. 26. Step I We are a team of 4
  27. 27. Step II I will be Manager I will be the employee I will be the coach I will be the coach
  28. 28. Roles I will be Manager My role will be, on a given situation, I will discuss with the employee using a management style Manager
  29. 29. Roles I will be the employee I will listen to the Manager and pay attention to what I feel, what I think. Which message did I receive ? Employee
  30. 30. Roles Coach 2 coaches Coach We observe: word used, body language, what do we feel? We are in charge of the process: roles are respected, instructions of the exercise are applied We are time-keeper
  31. 31. Step III I choose a style I will experiment I choose a context, a situation. I can choose a context from my personal context, or I can pick one from the context list Employee Manager
  32. 32. Step III: example 1 I will experiment giving this style: directive management The context will be: I’m an expert of the IT Platform and I will as a Developer to do some tasks on it. (This context is from my personal experience) Employee Manager
  33. 33. Step III: example II I will experiment giving this style: Blame Culture I’ve no idea for the context so I pick this subject from the subject list: “A developer has taken an initiative resulting in a production problem” Employee Manager
  34. 34. Step IV: Let’s do this during 5 minutes Employee Manager Hello, I wanted to talk to you about something... Coach Coach Ha...?!
  35. 35. V: Debriefing within the team 5 min Employee Manager Coach Coach How do you feel ? What do you think ? What happened ? What did you observe ? Did you like to “give” this style ? Did you like to “receive” this style ?
  36. 36. StepVI: Let do this again but... > Change the roles in the team > Experience a new style Employee Manager Coach Coach
  37. 37. Episode III
  38. 38. Name:Yoda Job: Master Jedi Location: Dagobah Your Coach
  39. 39. Context He is looking for a hidden planet Yoda ask if any student has an idea
  40. 40. We call this...
  41. 41. Personal consideration
  42. 42. Personal Consideration • Doing something especially and uniquely for the person. Consider the person as sole and unique • According to the person’s interests • According to the person’s motivations • Give the person the opportunity to shine
  43. 43. Someone did already experience this in professional world ?
  44. 44. Episode IV
  45. 45. Name: General Dodoma Job: Rebel Forces Chief and Tactician Location:Alliance Secret Base (Yavin) Your Coach
  46. 46. Context Our objective, destroy the enemy base We have some constraints
  47. 47. We call this...
  48. 48. Management by objectives
  49. 49. Management by objectives • I’m more interested in final results than in the method. (What & Why > How) • I explain the results I expect • I define the framework where the action should take place • I identify resources (human, tools, finances,...) • I explain both positive and negative consequences (if the objective is reached or not) • I explain the Timing
  50. 50. Example
  51. 51. • I need an operational Scrum Team. By operational, I mean they can work using Scrum on our Web projects • I want 50% of internal employees and 50% of external consultants (because of budget reasons and to keep a certain balance) • You need to collaborate with Sylvie from HR.We have to respect our shortlisted suppliers • The team must be ready by 1st February 2013 • If you can achieve this, we will use Scrum in our organization. If not, there’s a risk for Scrum to be considered as non-adapted for us. • You will be the Scrum Master
  52. 52. Someone did already experience this in professional world ?
  53. 53. Debriefing Workshop
  54. 54. NOW FORGET about the terms EMPLOYEE and MANAGERS Anybody can use styles with anyone
  55. 55. Which style do you prefer to give ?
  56. 56. Which style do you prefer to receive ?
  57. 57. We are “day one” with a brand new team what style would you pick ?
  58. 58. What’s the best style ?
  59. 59. It depends...
  60. 60. Adapt Management & Leadership styles...
  61. 61. To the person...
  62. 62. and to the context
  63. 63. Adapt Management & Leadership styles to the context and to the person
  64. 64. Other Styles • Charismatic • Visionary • By exception • By example
  65. 65. Luke:“All right, I'll give it a try...” Yoda:“No.Try not. Do... or do not.There is no try.”