"It's you, not me. - How to find your own way" with John Le Drew

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Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a team. And this team, no matter how hard they tried, just couldn’t do agile. They went on a quest to find the “Scroll of Agility”, and after many a death defying feat, stood atop mount Lean under the shade of the great old Scrum-fall tree, they opened the scroll…

Sometimes, we spend so much time as individuals and teams on a quest for change, for transformation. But maybe, we can’t be changed? Maybe, no one can change us. Any maybe, that’s exactly how it should be.

In this session we will take a journey to authenticity, and discover why it matters not only to individuals, but to truly effective teams.

* Why authenticity matters for both individuals and teams?
* Understand how to guide teams towards discovering what is authentic for them.

This session is about my personal journey to authenticity and my own recognition of the link between authenticity and team effectiveness.

In the session we will discuss the contradiction between wishing to imitate people who seem really authentic, and true authenticity. And how this isn’t dissimilar to the way many teams work. Imitating other teams and organisations.

We will explore a case study of three teams I worked with, with very different outcomes.

We will explore the work of Ken Robinson, The Energy Investment Model from John Edmonstone and the concept of contextual misalignment.

We will then look at some ways coaches and leaders can work with teams to improve their effectiveness, and that doesn’t mean telling them how to do the process, it means guiding them to discovering their own.