Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting a Pecha Kucha-light on the use of metaphors for organizational change during the Agile Open Holland. This incredibly fun format advances slides automatically every 20 seconds. It was pretty tense, but after roughly 20 practice rounds at home my timing was good enough to come across as natural. Loved the challenge, here is the slide deck that I used.
This is a summary of the morning drawings I made during the plenary reflection rounds. It was a very interesting training, Holacracy is quite a radical shift from the traditional management hierarchy. It also seems to be very compatible with the Agile/Scrum methodologies I am well versed in. Look forward to working with Holacracy!
De bijenherder (Antwerpen: Business contact, 2016)
Rini van Solingen wrote a short book about the role of leaders in an organization that employs self-organizing teams. It is written in the form of a story which makes it an easy read. To me it’s a real must-read if you are contemplating switching to this model. It will truly change your role as a leader. This book will help you prepare.
This book is currently only available in Dutch.
Sorry to english readers, but this is a Dutch slide deck I use for introducing Scrum in about 1-1.5 hours. Really it is intended to get a conversation going and has the pieces it needs to open the doors for Agile and Scrum.
Turn the Ship Around! (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2012)
Wow, what a great book! It reads like a true adventure, but really makes you think about how you lead at the same time. I can recommend this book to literally anybody!
Please note: I can’t for the life of me find the author of this quote. If you are him/her, please contact me and I’ll reference you correctly.
Last week my team started with Holacracy. During that first evening we did a Tactical meeting, which is a session to discuss status and running projects. We had not prepared the session at all and to be honest: the session hurt. We learned a lot from doing a Tactical meeting though!
I loved this photo when I saw it. The elegant adult swan leading the way for his young ones. It got me thinking about the way I like to change things. Start small but do things in such a manner that inspires people to follow. Take small steps, but make them count.
Photo by Anne Kruit Fotografie
We’d like to welcome all those curious about LEGO SERIOUS PLAY to an introduction evening into this methodology. During this evening you will be able to experience the power of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY for yourself. No prior knowledge or training required, just come over and be inspired!