Leading an IT Team Workshop

Leading an IT Team Workshop

This is a full-day workshop I have presented at several conferences. It's drawn from my book The Leadership Journey (http://leanpub.com/theleadershipjourney) and is meant to help attendees discover skills and behaviors they want to improve in order to lead a team of IT professionals.

Last updated after Romanian Testing Conference 2019.

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Jim Holmes

May 10, 2018
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    Leader Qualities Task: Get with a new person Talk, think

    of two things that make a leader great Write on chart ONE OR TWO WORDS!!
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    Great Leaders Task: With same new person Talk, think of

    two Leaders NOT INSPIRATIONAL Write on chart
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    HOW

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    What’s Your Mission? Task: Pair up with someone new Them:

    Discuss what their team’s job is You: Ask questions
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    — Adm. William H. McRaven, US Navy SEAL IF YOU

    MAKE YOUR BED EVERY DAY IT WILL GIVE YOU A SMALL SENSE OF PRIDE AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO ANOTHER TASK ” “
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    WE SEEM TO AGREE THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. WHAT

    WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? ” “ INSTEAD
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    Focus on Value Task: Think of a situation where you

    wanted to say “No”. Rephrase in a positive, value- oriented way.
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    Find the right person LEARN ABOUT THEM Schedule their time

    Greet Pitch Ask for questions RESPECT their time Thank them for their time!
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    Making a Pitch Task: Find a partner Build a pitch

    Think of an idea Problem / Solution / Value Practice with your partner Deliver pitch!
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    Review Task: Validate your strengths & weaknesses from earlier exercise

    How can you mitigate your weaknesses? How can you leverage your strengths?
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    Mentors Task: Do you have a mentor? If so, how

    well is that working? If not, think of two candidates
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    What’s Changed? Task: Review the first exercise (two reasons why

    you shouldn’t or don’t want to lead) Do you see those reasons differently?
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