We started off after the key note with a packed house for discussing the 7 Hidden Impediments of Great People. Getting to speak about my own experiences is a great way for me to share what I want to keep myself aware of while allowing others to self apply. After my talk, there were many comments to the impacts made that people were allowing themselves in understanding these hard to see behaviors. I must say here how powerful it is to be reminded how many of us truly strive to create the world the way we see fit. This is passion.
- Subjective Reality
- Competition vs. Leadership
- Context (Reality)
- Worry (Present Thinking)
- Status Quo Value Thinking
As we broke for lunch we prepared the room to build highly effective teams while practicing this leadership thinking of ourselves. Jim said in the beginning of the keynote talk, "people aren't your greatest assets, the right people are." It was a very powerful perception for building the right team to overcome the impediments that face us.
project management; there are teams doing powerful things in any environment."
As Jessica started her workshop, the approach to the tournament of games was excellent as each activity was led through before explaining how it connected results to the other games as inputs. While listening to the crowd ask questions about ACTIONABLE insights, Jessica nailed it (as usual). A skill to see her demonstrate is the going beyond initial data gathering and helping the audience realize the critical questions around the data that unlocks the underlying innovation.
As we facilitate teams with games, or serious play, it is never about the game or the metaphor, but what we intend to do with the results that empowers people and business. Using these results coupled with a clear and present self awareness is what the new world of work is all about.
My take away from this day is a reminder that "There is no agile or traditional project management; there are teams doing powerful things and there aren't."
CSM, CSP, CELC, CPC, PMI-ACP, PMP
Scotty is a CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP, PMP, CELC, and accredited Leadership Gift Coach, and active public speaker. After spending more than 14 years with the military and 9 years working with team structures, he focuses his time on improving organizations and mentoring individuals in scrum, agile, and leadership coaching around continuous improvement and product delivery.
"Seize the day; pay it forward and backward."