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

-OR-

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.

Read Part 1 of our Don’t Panic Series: What is culture?

Image of agile42

agile42

News and views from the Headquarter of the agile42 team
blog comments powered by Disqus
Image of agile42

agile42

News and views from the Headquarter of the agile42 team

Latest Posts

Manage flow, not people!

Flow is King. Agility is a side-effect.

Image of mikefreislich

Mike Freislich

Double Down on Scrum Fundamentals: Help Remote Teams Thrive

Teams have moved to remote work: the great news for Scrum teams is that you already have the building blocks in place allowing you to succeed

Image of daniellynn

Daniel Lynn

Agile Coach
Image of davesharrock

Dave Sharrock

Agile coach passionate about getting things done; helping teams exceed expectations, delivering organizational excellence, and all while having fun doing what they do.
Image of barbara.schultz

Barbara Schultz

Complexity, Chaos, and COVID-19

Applying Cynefin & Complexity Thinking to navigate the COVID-19 crisis: a panel webinar recorded on April 2, 2020

Image of davesharrock

Dave Sharrock

Agile coach passionate about getting things done; helping teams exceed expectations, delivering organizational excellence, and all while having fun doing what they do.

Like a breath of fresh air...

Boost your Easter weekend with Carrington-Brown's Rap for agile42

Image of marion

Marion Eickmann

I am one of the founders and the executive director at agile42. I have supported strategic product development and leadership development for longer than 15 years. Since 2007 I have been realizing local and global agile projects with agile42's international team successfully. You like to talk about: ORGANIC agility, complexity, resilience, organizational culture & Agile? Just send an email :-)