Leadership bootcamp – tools

I’ve completed 2 of 3 days of a leadership bootcamp run by Satori Lab.  This has been a superb course, which has introduced me to, and refreshed my understanding of a great mix of tools and ideas.  I’m cataloguing the tools below for future reference, and will blog on my application of them in future posts.

  • Connected age vs industrial age ways of doing things
  • Ego-system vs Ecosystem
  • Agile – scrum flavour:
    • Product owner, Team, Delivery Manager
    • Rapid prototyping – Reduce the length of time in feedback loops
    • Problem statements
    • User Stories – As a <service user> I need <feature> …. So that I can <reason>.  (E.g. As a user, I need to upload photos so that I can share photos with others.)  Focus on unmet needs and external customers.
    • Epics are the daddy of User Stories e.g. As a person with disabilities, I need to be able to live independently.
  • The Learning Organisation
  • Gov.uk service-manual / GDS design principles
  • Growth mindset
  • Internal locus of control
  • Psychological safety
  • Google rework
  • What is the irreducible core?
  • 5 whys
  • Replace Assumptions With Evidence
  • Replace Fear Of The Unknown With Curiosity
  • Working In Public / Working Out Loud
  • Datavores
  • Avoid the Us And Them mentality.  Say We, not They.
  • 100 questions.
  • Focus on the whole person, not just the narrow skill set defined in their job description / person spec.
  • Organisational values – if there’s a big disconnect between what’s on the wall and reality, staff will disengage.
  • Personal values – unique to each of us.  Useful to know what colleagues’ values are.
  • 4mat / Kolb / adapted.   Why, What, How, What if.
  • The Connected Company, Dave Gray.  The more idiot proof the system, the more people will act like idiots.
  • Innovation drill (MIT)

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