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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Lead Teams that Deliver the Goods

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In software development—and in many life activities—success often depends on how well we collaborate with our team and our stakeholders. Yet getting a group of people to truly work in partnership—let alone self-organize—is a daunting challenge. And we’re often left with lingering tensions, anxieties, and sub-par performance because teams are made up of people with varying degrees of knowledge, skill, and commitment. Although we need our team focused on delivering a great outcome, sometimes egos, personalities, and agendas get in the way. Andy Kaufman asks you to think back in your career to the best team you’ve been a part of and what made it exceptional. Andy explores a model to diagnose what’s going well with your team and identify factors holding them back. How does your team deal with conflict? Do you see gaps in levels of commitment and trust? Are you looking for ways to better motivate and engage people? Andy shares practical ideas to help your team move forward in its ability to deliver the goods and be the best it can be.

Andy Kaufman
Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development, Inc.

Andy Kaufman started his career as a software developer and was promoted into management for all the wrong reasons. After learning many lessons on his path from front-line manager to senior executive, Andy founded the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc. He is now an international speaker, author of three books, a certified trainer, and executive coach, focused on helping people learn how to lead more effectively and deliver more reliably. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the  host of The People and Projects Podcast which provides interviews and insights to help listeners lead people and deliver projects.