Author Archives: Steffan Surdek

Why Leaders Need To Get More Co-Creative – Forbes.com

Over the last few years of working with clients, it’s become clear to me that many leaders have difficulty co-creating with their teams.

According to the annual Gallup poll, over 70% of the American workplace is disengaged. That is both sad and outrageous, but it also says a lot about the management teams we have in organizations and the leadership they bring.

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Journée Agile 2016 – La crise de leadership silencieuse (French)

J’ai eu le plaisir cette année d’être le conférencier principal pour la conférence Journée Agile 2016 à Namur en Belgique. Merci aux organisateurs de m’avoir invité à présenter pour vous!

Voici l’enregistrement vidéo de ma session sur Youtube.

The distinction between compliance and engagement – agileknowhow.com

The last few years I worked with a lot of teams as an agile coach in many different companies. I have come to notice there is a cycle teams seem to go through to become more cohesive. I also noticed that organizational culture sometimes makes it more difficult for team members to engage in the team building process but up until earlier this year, I was not able to put the right words on what I was seeing.

In some organizations where there is more of a command and control culture and where directivity seems to be the dominant leadership style, I believe one of the key things to understand is the distinction between compliance and engagement.

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Management 3.0 from the bottom up – agileknowhow.com

A few months ago, I delivered a Management 3.0 course for a group of people at one of my consulting clients. I had a mix of team leaders, directors, and general managers in the group. A few weeks after the course, as I was doing my rounds at their office, I bumped into a group of people who attended the course and the trainer/coach in me decided to ask them what they started putting in practice from what they learned in the course.

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Virtual Not Distant Podcast 79: Building Capacity in Teams and Systemic Coaching

In this episode, Pilar talks to Steffan Surdek about building capacity in teams, what is systemic coaching and why he became involved in writing a book about distributed SCRUM.

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