Abstract/Description

Want Jedi like leadership?
Come grasp why Agile teams communicate 5x+ more effectively and the underlying principles you can use to
Create Influence, On Demand

From addressing resistance to change to instilling self-direction in teams, Agile relies on Influence rather than Authority. Agile practices like co-location and standups actually amplify influence by leveraging behavior patterns built in to humans through biology and social conditions. This workshop teases apart those patterns, turning them into conscious tools for leadership through influence. Exercises take participants through the application and practice of techniques to lower resistance to communication, whether face to face or over a phone. This session is ideal for anyone seeking to tap the latent genius present in the people, teams and businesses with whom they work in order to accelerate the arrival of high performance.

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About the Speaker(s)

Bernie’s career started with a flash and a bang. Literally. His first position was designing devices that protect telephone networks from lightning strikes. A few career pivots later, he had a flash of insight: it was possible to tap into latent potential in every person, every team, and every organization.Across his 25 years of engineering and leadership experience, he’s worked with firms including Bell Telephone Laboratories, HP, TiVo, Cisco and many more. In addition to his client work, he teaches Agile Product Development at Stanford Continuing Studies.Leading through influence rather than authority, Bernie believes that Accelerating Genius is possible in any leader, team or business, and can lead to success at work, while still having fun.