Developing great leadership, like any other skill, requires deliberate practice and continuing actionable feedback. Leaders progress through stages of development: from being experts (tacticians), to achievers (strategists), to visionaries (catalysts). We will explore the mindset and behaviors at each of these levels of leadership, and present a practical framework for practicing and developing your personal leadership skills toward becoming a Catalyst and Visionary leader. Participants will leave this session with a personalized action plan and a powerful framework for continued growth in leadership skills, whether they are Managers, Coaches, Scrum Masters, or individual change agents of any kind.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Connections activity: the best boss you ever had: what made them great? (5 minutes)
  2. Concepts: Introduce the 3 levels in the Leadership Agility framework: Expert, Achiever, & Catalyst. Participants will work in small groups to identify the mindset shifts required to become Catalysts. (20 minutes)
  3. Concrete Practice: Participants will create a personal plan for practicing Catalyst leadership in a real-world scenario using a template that I provide. The situation may be a 1-on-1 conversation, team-level issue, or organizational change initiative. (20 minutes)
  4. Conclusions: In small groups, participants will share key points of their personal development plans and get feedback from others. Each smaller group will share their best ideas with the larger audience. (15 minutes)

Learning Outcome

1. Describe the traits associated with Expert, Achiever and Catalyst-level leadership

2. Explain several mindset shifts and behavioral shifts required to advance toward Catalyst leadership
3. Develop a personalized plan for developing your leadership skills toward becoming a Catalyst leader

Target Audience

Managers, Coaches, Scrum Masters, aspiring leaders, change agents

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites

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