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The Journey of Leadership

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When it comes to leadership, everyone's got an opinion. And yet, take a look around and it's clear for all to see that, in spite of the vast amounts of research and books published on the subject, it seems we are none the wiser. What's more, in many organisations, the topic of leadership is taboo because it casts doubt on those who should be leading but are not.

In this interactive workshop, we'll explore what leadership is and what it isn't, how we can do it better (even if we don't have the official role of 'leader') and why the world needs all of us to become better leaders.

As a apprentice leaders, we will share stories and lessons learned in an attempt to make sense of what leadership is and how to get better at what is fast becoming a life skill in order to thrive in a frenetic and ever-changing world.

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The Journey of Leadership

  1. 1. The Journey of Leadership with Portia Tung & Kamila Piorowska
  2. 2. What’s your favourite Star Wars character and why?
  3. 3. Portia Tung Agile Coach & Researcher of The Force Founder of The School of Play www.theschoolofplay.org @portiatung Kamila Piorowska Agile & Mindfulness Coach @kamilapiorowska Welcome
  4. 4. Personal Leadership As an aspiring leader I need to practice personal leadership So that I can be a better leader. Success Criteria [ ] I understand what true leadership means [ ] I’ve identified ways I can lead better [ ] I’ve identified at least one improvement action [ ] I’ve had fun!
  5. 5. "Leadership is like..."
  6. 6. “Leaders aren’t born. They are chosen.” Darth Vader
  7. 7. “An energy that pervades the fabric of the universe and influences and is influenced by every living being.” @DavidWaldock
  8. 8. “Leaders, born they are not. Make choices we can.” Yoda
  9. 9. http://tlexinstitute.com/client-impact/ Ability to focus on job at hand Stay calm in difficult situations Mindfulness & Leadership
  10. 10. http://tlexinstitute.com/client-impact/ Better understanding of blockers and innovation Ability to listen and accept multiple perspectives
  11. 11. Time to breathe Mindfulness Practice
  12. 12. The Padawan Method “A padawan is something between a student and apprentice trained in the Jedi order” – Obi-Wan Kenobe
  13. 13. “True to their personal values, true leaders are.” Yoda
  14. 14. Personal values reflect what you need, desire and care about most in life. They are the decision-making guidelines that help us connect to our true selves.
  15. 15. What are your personal values? Write down your top 3 values A B C Step 1/6
  16. 16. “Know their projects, true leaders do.” Yoda
  17. 17. A project is something you spend time doing or would like to spend time on.
  18. 18. What are your projects? Write down the projects you are working on or would like to spend time on X Y Z Step 2/6
  19. 19. “Know what their projects are worth, true leaders do.” Yoda
  20. 20. Personal values estimation means estimating the value of what you do according to a personal value.
  21. 21. How much is each project worth to you? Relatively estimate each project by each of your values 100 45 100 X Y Z BA C 50 45 80 A CBBA C 100 45 100 A B C 50 45 20 Step 3/6
  22. 22. “Know the goals of their projects, true leaders do.” Yoda
  23. 23. A goal is something you work towards. It is the reason for working on a project.
  24. 24. Identify and group projects by goals Determine high level goal for each project A B C 100 45 100 X Y Z A B C 50 45 80 A B C 100 45 100 A B C 50 45 20 Goal D Goal D Goal E Step 4/6
  25. 25. “Visualise the value of their efforts, true leaders do.” Yoda
  26. 26. Creating a graph makes the patterns and priorities more easy to see.
  27. 27. Compare your projects by value Create a bar chart to give an overview of each project by value estimates Value 1 Value 2 Value 3 ValuePoints X Y Project 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 Step 5/6
  28. 28. “Know their definition of success, true leaders do.” Yoda
  29. 29. Success criteria are tests to check if your project is finished.
  30. 30. Define success criteria for each project So you know when you’re done A B C 100 45 100 X A B C 100 45 100 Goal D Criteria 1 Criteria 2 Criteria 3 Step 6/6
  31. 31. “Doesn’t just talk the talk and walk the walk, a true leader does” Yoda
  32. 32. Portia’s personal values Limited to 3 for ease-of-recall
  33. 33. Projects became very easy to prioritise Appear in the order I’ve known in my heart but not been aware of
  34. 34. Portia’s projects 8 projects I was working on, thinking about or wished to spend time on
  35. 35. I noticed similar projects with a common goal Made it easier to see what I really wanted to achieve in my life
  36. 36. I noticed similar projects with a common goal Made it easier to see what I really wanted to achieve in my life
  37. 37. Top priorities clearly visible Easy to see which were dreams and which were enablers of dreams
  38. 38. Clarified scope of goals Now I know when I’ve achieved a goal
  39. 39. Time to breathe Mindfulness Practice
  40. 40. Wheel of Change Continuous Improvement in action 1 Day 7 Days 30 Days
  41. 41. A true leader... • Knows what they value and lives their values • Knows their purpose and pursues their purpose • Prioritises their projects to maximise ROI
  42. 42. Personal Leadership As an aspiring leader I need to practice personal leadership So that I can be a better leader. Success Criteria [ ] I understand what true leadership means [ ] I’ve identified ways I can lead better [ ] I’ve identified at least one improvement action [ ] I’ve had fun!
  43. 43. Portia Tung Agile Coach & Researcher of The Force Founder of The School of Play www.theschoolofplay.org @portiatung Kamila Piorowska Agile & Mindfulness Coach @kamilapiorowska Let your Force awaken

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