Dec. 1, 2018

Leadership in an Agile Context: Preview of our Don't Panic series

For organizations that want to become agile, cultural change is not an option but a necessity. 

Agility requires a change in mindset. This involves changing past traditions, habits, and behaviours.

But culture is difficult to work with. Often, we panic and we question ourselves: “What is the likelihood that I will be able to positively change my organization?”. Ultimately, we talk ourselves out of making any changes because we don’t believe we can.

However, what if I tell you that you can make a change and you can create a movement within your organization. And this can be achieved by doing one story, one experience at a time.


In the webinar “Don’t Panic. Stories of Cultural Change”, Dave Sharrock and Melissa Boggs will guide you on your journey in changing the culture of your organization. The following topics will be covered:

1. Defining culture
2. Explaining how culture changes
3. Demonstrating how stories serve as a tool for changing culture
4. Highlighting three things to look out for during a cultural transformation 

To listen to the full webinar, click on this link: https://goo.gl/E6H4H1

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You can follow our Don’t Panic series, which will divide the webinar into four blog posts and summarize Dave and Melissa’s discussion on cultural change. Here is a preview for you:


Leadership in an Agile Context

Dave Sharrock (DSH): We get a lot of questions about how to make changes happen in an organization. In fact, as Agile coaches, this is what we spend a lot of our time on to help people get to grips with. And when we’re working through the Certified Agile Leadership class, one of the topics that I like to spend a decent amount of time on and really reflect on our experiences is storytelling. Another way to put it is how to affect change without just simply sending out power-points and communications regarding the next steps.

This is about how to change a system from within and how to change an organization. Whether you’re a leader in the organization or someone trying to get their head around on how to work as a team, this applies to everyone.

And it all starts with understanding culture and what culture is.

Be on the lookout for the upcoming blog post: Don’t Panic Series (Part 1): What is culture?

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