Transforming a Worst Nightmare Leader to Situational Leader

Individual and team performance varies by the competence and commitment with the task at hand. Leaders must be adept at diagnosing situations and versatile in applying the matching leadership style to improve the individual’s or team’s performance. Leaders at all levels (functional leads, scrum masters, agile coaches, managers, etc.) will gain valuable insight into the behaviors of various leadership styles and the appropriate application of those styles in situations that improve the effectiveness and outcome. Participants will have their eyes opened to the characteristics of everyone’s worst nightmare leader, learn about leadership styles and versatility, and apply the concepts to turn their worst nightmare into a role model for leadership. This workshop is based on the Situational Leadership II model developed by Ken Blanchard.


This presentation will be presented at the Agile2012 Conference in Dallas, TX in August.

 

About the Speaker: Dave Neuman

With over 15 years of experience in professional services, software and systems development, and IT including roles of from engineering to project management to director-level management, Dave is currently a Director of IT at Markel Corporation responsible for all aspects of systems development, operations, and strategy within the Direct/Retail channel of Markel.

Prior to Markel, he was Manager of Project and Risk Management within the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds application support and development group where he helped lead the organizational transition to Scrum/Agile across the entire IT department. This transformation including training, coaching, and mentoring teams across multiple locations along with framework definition and evangelization within IT and within the business.

Agenda

5:30 - 6 pm Arrive & Socialize

6 - 6:15 pm Group Stand-Up (a new feature designed to engage and challenge members to take what they learn out into the world as well as provide an incubator for group discussions)

6:15 - 7:15 pm Our Featured Topic

 

Milwaukee Agile is geared toward both experienced and brand new practitioners. The pizza and beer are free and sponsored by Redpoint Technologies and MillerCoors.

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  • Tonya Smith

    great topic and loved the exercise at the beginning.

    June 17, 2012

  • Todd Nilson

    You can get Dave's full deck here: http://www.slideshare.net/daneu...­

    June 7, 2012

  • Amy Haffner

    The speaker was very engaging and the exercise at the beginning of the session led to a great discussion within our small group as well as the larger group when we came back together. While the topic itself wasn't <agile>, effective leadership is always important.

    June 6, 2012

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