The Agile Mindset: Don’t Leave Home Without It by Michael Sahota

Hosted by Washington DC Scrum User Group

Public group

This is a past event

70 people went


Do you remember when you were first introduced to Agile? When you found your “tribe” and deeply resonated with a new way of working and being. We all have desire and passion to Do and Be Agile. Yet when we walk into the office, the Agile Mindset can be lost. It easy to fall into the trap of “Business As Usual”.

In this hands-on workshop, we will co-create a working definition of the Agile Mindset that can guide our leadership behaviour. We will explore the common pitfalls of leading organizational change and developing leaders around us. You will learn how to identify and overcome resistance to increase your influence. And the final part - if you are ready for growth - is to clear away “leadership edges” to inspire leaders around you.


Michael Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He in the creator of a proven system for leading change through a practical playbook. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile drives lasting organizational results.

As a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator with the Scrum Alliance, Michael teaches on a worldwide basis. His highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1 & 2) Trainings reflects his growth and capability as a leader. He has been traveling to India for the past 4 years in an intense study of personal growth and transformation for his own leadership path. He practices and models what he teaches to create transformative experiences. His upcoming trainings at

Since 2001, Michael has been guiding success with Agile. Since 2010, he has held his Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designation. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". Michael has two books that are to be published this year: Emotional Science and Agile Leadership.


6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network
6:30 – 8:00 Presentation/Discussion/Game/Workshop
8:00 – 8:30 Q&A


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