Angie Doyle (Linkedin | Twitter) and I were selected to present at Agile2018 this year in San Diego. Our workshop focussed on effectively lifting off (or forming) high performance teams.
Why is team lift-off important?
We believe in the power of aligning teams upfront through conversation – ensuring that we are focussed on creating an intentional team culture from the very beginning. These techniques can also be used as stand alone techniques in retrospectives or shorter workshops.
How do you use this with your teams?
We encourage you to use these techniques with your team and have included all the material we have designed below.
- Do it yourself Values Game:
- We used the Big Values List from Management 3.0 which can be found here.
- We created an Atmosphere Poster, download the PDF here.
- The All You Need Is… Card Game:
- We created a card game, you can download the PDF cards here (print and cut to business card size).
- Full list of needs from the Centre for Nonviolent Communication Needs Inventory can be found here.
- Needs “story card” template, you can download here.
- SMARTER Canvas
- We designed a visual canvas to unpack goal statements and create more meaningful goals for your team and personal goals. You can download the canvas here.
Thank you to all of those who attended our session. For those who did not attend, we hope that this information is useful. You are welcome to contact us with any questions by clicking this link.
How do we improve education, both formally and informally? How do we create a culture of continuous learning? How do we stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation?
These are all extremely difficult questions, and although we may not have all the answers now, it’s inspiring to see people stepping up and actively trying to address some of these questions.
Suits & Sneakers
Mark Sham is one of these people. A few years ago he started Suits & Sneakers to offer people access to great speakers for free! He made an assumption: if we make access to inspirational and informative speakers available to people for free, that they would come to learn. And boy was he right!
Real Life MBA Conference
On Thursday 25 May, he had the 5th Suits & Sneakers event and it was packed! The next day, for the first time this year, he also organised a full day conference, Real Life MBA, with a line-up of 24 amazing speakers across 4 tracks. The idea behind this format is that there’s no way you can watch all the talks on one day. So in order to get the full value out of the conference, all the presentations were filmed and will be made available to view afterwards. Mark has challenged everyone at the conference to set up working groups with colleagues and friends to go through the remaining presentations in 12 weeks after the conference.
To do my small part, I’ve put together a mini “Sketchnoter’s Guide” for the Real Life MBA conference. It only has the presentations that I could attend on the day – you can download the PDF here.
Here are some of the sketchnotes from the Real Life MBA conference:
Introduction by Mark Sham (LinkedIn | Twitter)
But I will take up Mark Sham’s challenge to work on the other presentations over the next few weeks and share them for those who are interested.