Agile + DevOps West 2021 Leadership Summit Session: Transform Yourself Before Transforming Others

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Friday, June 11, 2021 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Transform Yourself Before Transforming Others

The aspiration of leadership is often rooted in character traits that make effectively leading healthy organizations difficult. Pride, ego, and ambition are powerful internal motivators, but they must be tempered in order for you to grow into the kind of leader your people need. An effective transformation of any kind must start with you to be successful. Join Lee Eason as he shares his stories of leading organizational change while highlighting the personal growth that had to occur for him to be successful. Learn how Lee lead product development turn-arounds and widespread organizational changes, by first finding balance and dealing with some personal demons. Leave this presentation with ideas on how to cast aside character traits that will get in the way of change and become a better leader. Take home personal transformation practices that you can use to improve yourself and ultimately your organization.

Lee Eason
Edward Jones

Lee Eason is currently the Director of Digital Branch Experience at Edward Jones. Prior to this, Lee was CEO of Takata, an organization that helps teams reach its peak potential and the CTO of SoftPro, the number one provider of mortgage title and closing software in the US. After finishing his undergraduate program in History Education, Lee pursued a career as a self taught technologist. Over the past 19 years he has enjoyed being a coder, team leader, DevOps transformation change agent, and now an executive. In 2018, he also founded and launched a tool that helps teams optimize hiring and training around team health and capability. He has worked in various technology industries including marketing, education, healthcare, and financial technology. You can read Lee’s articles on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter.