Video: Cutting to the heart of Agile

This is the video of my talk from Radtac’s Evening Briefing on 12th May 2015 where I spoke on Cutting to the heart of Agile.

Cutting through methods to the heart of Agile: people, work and the nature of collaboration.

In this talk we get beyond the specifics of different methods, the narrow box of IT and cut to the heart of Agile. Through some examples we explore how it enables different approaches to valuing, motivating and investing in people, how it changes the management of work and how it drives the spread of collaboration and cooperation; moving competition outside the organisation where it most healthily belongs.


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What’s a Recent Example of what it’s like Working with You?

In this Transformation Dialogues video, Ann Blythman interviews me to hear about recent change work I’ve done and to learn more about how I work and what it is like working alongside me.

I discuss the initiation of a major change programme with a £50bn public sector loan provider working with the CEO, executive team and change team on the ground. I talk about the range of work I do and how my hands-on approach works.

We dig into more detail to discuss how I work day-to-day and how education and strategy are folded in and some of my key tools and techniques. We explore how the impact of my work can be measured to assess its value and both the hard and soft benefits that can be expected.

I hope you enjoy this video and more that follow soon in the Transformation Dialogues series.


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When you leave a client, what Legacy do you leave behind?

In this Transformation Dialogues video, Ann Blythman interviews me to understand what’s typically left behind after I’ve finished working with a client.

I discuss how this legacy is a different attitude to change, a way to tell what matters and what doesn’t and simple principles that people go on to use throughout their careers.

I focus on creating a powerful demystifying simplicity without jargon and how to put things into simple plain English terms. I cover the key questions that people need to ask themselves to drive effective change and common symptoms of bad approaches.

I hope you enjoy this video and more that follow soon in the Transformation Dialogues series.


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Why aren’t you Just Another Consultant?

In this Transformation Dialogues video, Ann Blythman interviews me to understand what makes me different and why I am not just another consultant.

I discuss what it is that makes me different to traditional management consultants and how my approach is far more practical. Sometimes this surprises people because there can be safety in commissioning ineffective reports and assessments that don’t deliver change.

We discuss my measure of success which is the lasting change that I make on the ground and how the way I work rapidly delivers hands-on change. We explore how quickly I can get results and the factors that influence the speed at which organisations can deliver change.

We finish up discussing the importance of understanding organisations and what makes them special and adapting change to fit and work.

I hope you enjoy this video and more that follow soon in the Transformation Dialogues series.


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Transformation Dialogues: The Ambitious Manager

In this, the first of the Transformation Dialogues series of short videos, Ann Blythman interviews me on The Ambitious Manager to find out what it is all about, why I created it, who it is for and to learn more about me and my approach.

I discuss the 4 key frustrations that lead me to create The Ambitious Manager: Attitude, Education, Ownership and Feedback, the challenge of creating transformative change in a digital, mobile, social media world, how ambitious you need to be to work with me and how often organisational ambitious falls sort of what it could be.

I hope you enjoy the video and many more follow soon in the Transformation Dialogues series.


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