Leading for the 21st Century: Building Resilient Learning Teams

It’s time to rethink the way we conceptualize and set expectations for software teams. To capture business value in the 21st century, today's leaders need a new vision of team performance. We know that the "new normal" includes the unexpected, and both the known and unknown unknowns. That today's, and tomorrow's, challenges need resilience and a focus on learning and learning fast. What is your current speed to learning?

Savvy leaders, with and without formal titles, emerge in every part of the organization, including the Quality and Test functions. As a leader, you must turn your attention to creating effective environments for collaboration, discovery, and delivery within and across functions. The challenge for today and tomorrow lies in the ability to let go of ineffective habits of leadership. We must expect and accept the pace and ambiguity of a complex world of business. Where does your organization foster and support resilience and sustainability in the face of change? How do you design work processes and climates for building team responsibility and motivation? How do you model and support a learning organization? How well does your organization capture and capitalize on team learning?

In this talk Diana Larsen, co-author of the book Lead without Blame: Building Resilient Learning Teams, will lead you in exploring new ideas for effective leadership.

Diana Larsen

Diana Larsen, also known as a Visionary Pragmatic, Retrospective Goddess, and Leadership Agility Advisor, engages with challenges that emerge at the intersection of team improvement, learning, and leadership. She discovers solutions and possibilities where others find only barriers and obstacles. Diana works alongside leaders to build their proficiency in shaping environments for productive, resilient teams and accelerate organizational learning. She delivers keynote talks, as well as consulting and mentoring services.

Devoted to the success of all Agile leaders, coaches, and teams, Diana co-authored books *Lead without Blame: Building Resilient Learning Teams*; *Agile Retrospectives 2nd ed: A Practical Guide for Catalyzing Team Learning and Improvement*; *Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams*; *Five Rules for Accelerated Learning*; and co-originated the Agile Fluency® Model. Discover more about Diana’s contributions at dianalarsen.com.