screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-10-36-12-amI had heard nothing but stellar things about Lean Agile Scotland so I decided to submit a few talks in hopes that I would be selected. I was fortunate enough to be asked to give a talk on why managers are still important in the workplace, why we shouldn’t hate them as much as we want to and things you can do as a manager to be valued by your team. Please enjoy the video below and feel free to provide feedback¬†in the comments area.

Let’s (not) get rid of managers!

Are you a manager in a world that increasingly wishes you didn’t exist? The positional power structure of traditional management is at odds with an agile approach. But, don’t despair¬¶ there’s hope!

Fortunately, it is possible to do your job well and have your team want to hug you instead of kill you. Julia Wester will talk about how to transform your role away from its command and control roots and be a valuable member of an agile team.

For information on future speaking opportunities, take a look at my speaking page.