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Thursday, June 4 • 10:30 - 11:10
Leadership: A Parental Handbook

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Believe it or not, leadership and parenting are very similar. I’m not sure if it was while getting my daughter to stop cutting the cat’s whiskers while it slept, or attempting to get a junior team member to engage in learning a new skill that I noticed a crossover in many of the techniques I was using from five years as a parent and 20 years as a leader. However, once I started to pay attention I noticed similarities between parenting and leadership everywhere! It was then that I started to actively apply some parenting techniques to my work life and vice versa in areas such as communication, personnel management, team engagement, and personal mindset. The results were quite positive for my team and my family. Although, I haven't managed to get the family to use a Kanban board yet!

This talk is about my learnings from using leadership techniques with my children and using parenting techniques with my teams. I will share my learnings and stories around the topics of:
  • Growth mindset and how using this can generate grit and determination in a team 
  • Communication from the area of Gentle Parenting and how this can help strengthen understanding with team members 
  • Gamification of tasks which help keep teams focused and engaged, even when the pressure is on.

Key takeaways:
  • Identify how concepts such as growth mindset can be used personally, and within a team to produce positive results 
  • Understand how concepts such as gentle parenting can apply to leadership, and team management
  • Apply ideas from unlikely places to enhance your interactions with your team

Speakers
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Shey Crompton

Director, Crompton Consulting
Shey is an independent Software Tester with 20 years experience in many areas of software development. Recently, he has been working with large enterprises in order to help them transform themselves to be more modern, agile, competitive within their industries. When he is not talking... Read More →


Thursday June 4, 2020 10:30 - 11:10 EEST
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