Unleashing the Leadership Beast through Kanban

A session at London Lean Kanban Day 2015

Monday 20th April, 2015

10:45am to 11:25am (GMT)

Kanban preaches about Leadership at Every Level, through its 4th Foundational Principle. However, does this suffice to remedy organisational dysfunction, counter the decaying effects of entropy, and avoid leadership waste?

Despite significant progress toward self-organisation, the misconception that leadership activity is still grounded in the individual is evident. Are we ready to accept the separation of leadership from people? Could leadership be –more usefully– perceived as a resource to be managed, as a distinctive and strategic asset of the company?

How about that the organisational system has separate leadership capability than the sum of all leaders working for it? And finally, is Systemic Leadership an anthropomorphic attribute for organisations, similar to what psyche, mind and morality are for humans?

This talk aims to challenge perceptions and explore different ways to manage the beast of leadership more effectively.

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Lazaro Wolf

Can you see the Flag of Change coming? It's the... http://LeanWarrior.com. Founder @WeAreActinium & another Startup! Passionate: #Kanban, #Leadership & #Culture

Lazaro Wolf is a Lean Transformation Consultant committed to help organisations with their journey towards Agility. As a passionate advocate of Lean Thinking, Systemic Leadership and Collaboration, Lazaro delivered global mission-critical projects for SaaS companies, the Big Four and the European Commission in the last 10 years.

Despite starting his career in User Experience and Visual Arts, he was quickly lured into the world of Change Management and Process Improvement.

He achieved professional recognitions -such as Fellow of BCS (FBCS), Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)- and provides consulting and training in Lean Kanban (LKU Accredited Kanban Trainer) and Agile Thinking (BCS Agile Foundations Trainer).

Lazaro is the Secretary of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group, organising events for the Agile Community, such as the London Lean Kanban Day (LLKD).

Frequently, he rumbles on Twitter at @lazarowolf and on his personal blog (http://www.LeanWarrior.com). When not researching or with an Agile team, Lazaro can be found in the kitchen, usually setting the smoke alarm off with his experimentations on molecular cooking.

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4 attendees

  • chris west
  • Glenn Bowering
  • Lazaro Wolf
  • Patricia Beyet

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Time 10:45am11:25am GMT

Date Mon 20th April 2015

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