Say YES to Your Biz & Destroy the NOISE

Leadership is not something that is born or created, leadership is a choice! Candy's discussion is all about how to take personal responsibility and accountability for the choices you make and how to lead by example. Emotional intelligence is often not focused on enough in business, and as such many are teams expeirence high dsyfunction, lack of trust, and employees not being fully engaged or able to play to their highest and best level. This presents an opportunity to look at leadership differently and build a new generation of leaders.

Outline/Structure of the Talk

In order to say YES to yourself and your business, you must first understand the barriers getting in your way, so you can learn to say no to what doesn’t serve you. The barriers, or N.O.I.S.E., are broken down into the following categories: 

  • N - Negative Self Talk & Filters
  • O - Opinions of Others You Choose to Internalize
  • I - Inefficiencies We Create in Your Daily Activities
  • S - ‘Should’-ing All Over Yourself
  • E - Excuses We Create & Perpetuate


Learning Outcome

Candy helps you truly capitalize on the returns you desire in your business and demonstrates the power of emotional intelligence (EQ) and messaging to influence people’s mindset and behaviors so that you can:

  • Gain traction for explosive growth
  • Establish stronger leaders / teams
  • Maximize & leverage your ROI
  • Create sustainable long-term success

Target Audience

Individual Contributors & Leaders, Managers & Growing Leaders

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  • Zuzi
    Agile Coach and Trainer
    schedule 5 years ago
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    60 Mins

    You would most likely agree that communication is one of the key success factors in any project, regardless of their size and complexity. This highly-interactive talk shows typical communication patterns, stress the behaviors we keep repeating without even noticing and provides eye-opening insights into the ways communication can be improved. At the end of the session you will understand the most common communication issues and will be able to break those patterns and effective communication will not be just a buzzword without real meaning to you.

  • Mariya Breyter

    Mariya Breyter - The "Anna Karenina Principle" in Agile

    Mariya Breyter
    Mariya Breyter
    Agile Coach
    Goldman Sachs
    schedule 5 years ago
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    60 Mins

    Leo Tolstoy’s book Anna Karenina begins: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” We can refer to it as “Anna Karenina principle” which is fully applicable to implementing Agile at scale. Imagine, you rolled out Agile in your organization successfully and your energized teams are delivering software on cadence and with high quality. What do you hear next from the management? Let’s scale. Let’s have more of those. So you coach more, establish repeatable practices, coach the teams, and all of a sudden, it all falls apart. Unmanaged dependencies, overlapping product backlogs, conflicting roadmaps bring quality issues, delays in delivery, frustrated teams, and unhappy stakeholders.

    In this attempt to apply the "Anna Karenina Principle" to Agile, we will explore relationship between Scrum and DevOps, ATDD and Waterfall, value and cost, "happy" Scrum and Scrumfall. This conversation will make you think and laugh, agree and disagree, talk and listen, but most importantly, it will introduce some patterns in Agile and Scrum that will help you assess what all "happy" Agile implementations have in common from technical and non-technical perspective.

    The presentation includes a group exercise to validate the principle.





  • Hugo Messer

    Hugo Messer - How to manage distributed teams successfully

    Hugo Messer
    Hugo Messer
    schedule 5 years ago
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    90 Mins

    In Hugo’s workshop, participants will create a best practice board in teams of 5-6 people. The teams go through each block of ‘The Bridge Canvas’. The goal is to share best practices, ideas and experiences. Per block, each team selects the ‘best best practice’. At the end of the workshop, each team will present the best best practices for each block.


    At the start of the workshop, Hugo shares a few best practices (personal ones + from other distributed agile experts). Each person gets a handout with clear instructions. This includes some questions to stimulate thinking within the team + some best practice examples per block.