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Tuesday, August 4 • 10:45 - 12:00
A Systems Approach to Modern Leadership (Matt Barcomb) POPULAR

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As the pace of business and competition increase, leaders need to respond in kind; learning how to surf instead of trying to control the waves. The future of leadership lies in collaboratively cultivating ecosystems that allow emergence and growth to thrive. Modern leaders need to facilitate continuous change by seeing their organization as a system while simultaneously embracing uncertainty.
Attendees will leave this session with the ability to facilitate pragmatic practices they can use immediately to apply fundamental concepts about systems and uncertainty such as systems diagraming and experiment design.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of what makes environments uncertain
  • - Facilitating change in complex adaptive systems (CAS)
  • - Fundamental nature of developmental work
  • - Increase of connectedness in business
  • How to use experiment design
  • - Creating informed hypothesis in a CAS
  • - Decide on starting conditions and duration
  • Understanding context of experiments through systems
  • - Systems diagraming: boundary identification
  • - Systems diagraming: parts identification
  • - Systems diagraming: connections (using CDE model)
  • How to use narratives to sense organizational outcomes
  • - How to create broadening narratives
  • - How to focus your narrative on and end state
  • - How to discover leading narratives to sense changes

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Matt Barcomb

VP Org Design Services, LeanDog
Matt (@mattbarcomb) is a product development specialist with a penchant for organization design. He works with companies to turn software development into a core competency by integrating product development activities with business practices. Matt takes a pragmatic, systems approach to improvement, working with stakeholders throughout medium and large organizations. He has experience working with product management and software delivery teams as... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 10:45 - 12:00
National Harbor 3