How to Lead a Team by Doing Nothing

How to Lead a Team by Doing Nothing

Get out of the way of your team. Show them where to go, and trust their expertise to get the job done. Provide them with actionable feedback. It all sounds simple enough, but how can you actually do it? The organisation looks to you, as a tech lead, for results; while the team looks to you for direction. By taking a step back and implementing accountabilities, tensions, visualisation, feedback and flow, you can take a team on an inspiring journey of improvement and autonomy — but beware: doing nothing can take a surprising amount of work.

This talk will show you how to build a motivated and creative team by stepping back and growing a culture of leadership on all levels.

Transcript: http://arjanvandergaag.nl/blog/lead-by-doing-nothing.html

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Arjan van der Gaag

May 10, 2017
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  1. how to lead a team by doing nothing Arjan van

    der Gaag • arjanvandergaag.nl Agile Manchester 2017
  2. Arjan van der Gaag • Brightin brightin

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  4. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl survival mode learning

    mode self-organisation mode
  5. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl survival mode learning

    mode self-organisation mode
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  7. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl transparency balance collaboration

    customer focus flow leadership understanding agreement respect
  8. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl micro management is

    not delegation
  9. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl domain accountability purpose

  10. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl domain accountability purpose

  11. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl domain accountability purpose

  12. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl domain accountability purpose

  13. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl organise the team

    around the work
  14. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl delegate authority,
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    projects
  15. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl evolving architecture evolving

    governance
  16. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl evolving architecture evolving

    governance
  17. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl mind the shadow

    governance
  18. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl embrace science

  19. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl great feedback is

    optimistic is positive (at first) is based on values
  20. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl great feedback is

    specific is positive (at first) is based on values
  21. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl great feedback is

    specific is positive is based on values
  22. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl great feedback is

    specific is positive (at first) is based on values
  23. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl great feedback is

    specific is positive (at first) is based on values
  24. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl getting things done


    is hard
  25. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl the coaching mindset

  26. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl leaders translate goals

    and values into concrete actions
  27. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl constant maintenance

  28. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl

  29. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  30. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl transparency balance collaboration

    customer focus flow leadership understanding agreement respect
  31. Arjan van der Gaag (@avdgaag) • brightin.nl experiment. translate. visualise.

    shut up.