What makes a remarkable leader?
A common person with uncommon resolve and steadiness when the safety and certainty everyone depends on suddenly changesThe secret to this skill is the reprioritization habit - focusing on responding to change rather than bemoaning or resisting it.
I can see the imbalance and injustice everywhere. What is the badass meant to do about it? * As a leader with a clear service-oriented vision, only you can decide what causes you serve * But once you've decided, you need to act with courage if you expect to build and maintain trust, and truly lead.
What do legendary leaders have that the rest of us don’t? * Superhuman Accountability - the refusal to blame others, but rather the acceptance that all of our outcomes are within our ability to change * This is what allows people to achieve the impossible….they own their outcomes and know the only thing that influences their destiny is THEM
How do we level-up feedback skills to build a super-charged dream team? * You will have to go first * You will have to be vulnerable * You will need to leverage and build trust * You need to build a sense of accountability and duty
What is the badass’ contribution to Agile at Scale, or any large scale organization? * The bigger it gets, the more it seeks certainty and safety. There’s nothing theoretically wrong with that * Scaling will alway be a compromise between predictability and agility * Try to infuse agile mindsets and principles everywhere you go. That alone has the potential for massive improvement. * A badass is not strictly agile. A badass is someone tenacious enough to work tirelessly to find the right...
How do all these podcast episodes make you more badass? * Integration of all the mindsets and habits are key. We focus on fundamentals * Each episode gives you some practical implementation advice - use it. * Review old episodes - as you grow, they will provide deeper wisdom * As you listen to this checkpoint, decide which areas need work and go back to revisit the appropriate episodes
In Personal and Team performance, How do you overcome blind spots so you can see your own gaps - and that of others - clearly and objectively so you can supercharge your continuous improvement? * You need to be in tune with Actions and Reactions, and what causes them - both yours and other people's * You need to be able to separate stimulus, or triggers, from the automatic responses and thoughts they invoke * You need to learn how to put some room between triggers, your responses, and...
Why do we fail to address areas of greatest need by never really getting to the big pain points? * We need to measure ourselves against goals we set for achieving our vision * We need to practice looking at our strengths and gaps every day
THIS IS A CROSS POST from my podcast for artists and entrepreneurs. I accidentally posted this to Badass Agile and removed it; however it was one of my more popular episodes so I added it here anyway! See you next week.
Why do we really do retrospectives, and what qualities must they have to be truly powerful and effective * Retrospectives are about a continuous improvement mindset * Making changes should be aggressive, prioritized and experimental. * Everyone is involved. Executive/Leadership too. * Feedback must be meaningful, honest and democratic. Outcome-based is better than behaviour-based.
How do you become the leader you’ve always wanted to be? What qualities does a badass have that makes other people trust and follow their leadership? * A Badass Leader exhibits control * We discuss Two kinds of struggle - chaos (fight-or-flight, rational fear) and triggering irrational fear (ego-based) * How you react is everything. Negativity, fear are self-propelling and spread virally * Finally we discuss 9 rules for staying in control, and how this affects the kind of leader people...