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Thursday, August 8 • 14:00 - 15:15
Mindful Agile Leadership – the elements of mindful success (Kathy Berkidge, Geof Ellingham)

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Are you struggling to build a positive agile culture and foster the agile mindset? Juggling countless tasks and multiple stakeholders’ expectations in a volatile environment with little or no time? Unsure whether the decisions you make are the best to deliver successful business outcomes?
The most effective agile leaders are those who invest in their own personal development as well as the development of those around them. Transparent, flexible, adaptive and supportive, the agile leader encourages and empowers teams to become autonomous and high performing. Core personal skills such as self-awareness, emotional self-management, and social awareness are the basis of emotional intelligence, which is a key indicator of leadership success. Mindfulness is a foundational skill that can grow and deepen emotional intelligence and successful agile leadership.
In this session, you will hear why mindfulness is the secret ingredient to develop effective agile leadership. Beyond just simple awareness, you will learn how mindfulness help leaders to show up as the very best versions of themselves. Through mindfulness, you will improve your focus, think more clearly and make better decisions that lead to more successful outcomes.
We will take you beyond individual meditation, sharing techniques to apply mindfulness in meetings, presentations and everyday activities, to build greater self-awareness in your teams, and to help you become a more inspirational agile leader.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What mindfulness is and how it helps agile leaders become more effective
  • How mindfulness can help increase your focus, enable clearer thinking and better decision making to benefit you and your teams
  • How to practice mindfulness and practical ways to introduce and use it within your teams and wider organisation
  • The Elements of Mindful Success - how mindfulness enables greater awareness and better leadership


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Kathy Berkidge

Agile coach and trainer, Mind at Work Consulting
With a background in software development, Kathy is an agile professional with 30 years of experience in I.T. She delivers agile training and coaching services to many organisations in Australia and around the world including large corporations and government departments. Since 1999... Read More →
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Geof Ellingham

Chair, Agile Business Consortium
I'm a coach and consultant with 30 years experience in strategy, leadership, management, delivery and education in the public and private sectors. I've also spent two decades as a non-executive Director and Chair within the non-profit sector, the last two as Chair of the Agile Business... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
Maryland Ballroom D