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Finding a Stoos Network ambassador

In light of getting a movement going, it should help a lot if a well-known person could be attracted to come to Stoos Stampede Amsterdam, participate in the discussions and become an ambassador. My proposal is to start an urgent activity. Given overly filled agenda’s, this would need to happen quickly. Hence, I’ll start with a candidate proposal right away. My candidate is Herman Wijffels. He is a well known individual ...more »

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY ANOTHER PROPOSAL (see link at bottom of this text) UPDATE: I have rethought this and rewritten this idea in a different form, in another session proposal. I am puzzled by the negative votes... I am planning to do this, just letting you know. If you dislike it, feel free to head somewhere else, If you have a problem with it, I'd be curious to hear from you: find me on twitter at @deborahh ...more »

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Retrospectives and A3 Problem Solving

How to use A3 Problem Solving methodology during a Retrospective. Incl. smart choices of KPI's and a kanban board for process improvement.

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Pitch(es) and Propositions

"Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you'll never share it with anyone." Emma Coats, Pixar, on basic story rules. - We know there's a better way. Well, fine. But what do we tell a manager who's asking us: "You want me and my organization to change - so what are your points? What is it that you propose, and how do you want to add value over what is there today?" ...more »

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The Great Game of Business

The Great Game of Business wasn’t born in a New York think-tank or an Ivy League business school…Not dreamt up by fancy consultants, but forged on the factory floors of the heartland and proven out in every industry around the world for the past 30 years. So what is it? The Great Game of Business is about running your business in a strategic, forward thinking fashion. Employees are taught the rules of business, ...more »

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Agile transformation What should be the best approach?

Changing an Application division of 500 people, used to work successfully in à waterfall way, into an Agile company using scrum & xp practices. What Would be The most effective way to reach The goal. How long should it take? How many change agents do we need?

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Connect with your Vision to create more powerful change

Leadership is moving from a "telling" model to a "coaching model". Experience (free!) one-on-one coaching with a trained professional coach. This could be a guided visualisation of your future, sure to to energise your way forward, or coaching around a given problem or opportunity. I (Deborah Preuss) am a Co-Active coach, and will offer 4 sessions to passionate change agents. To participate, just send your one-line ...more »

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Evoke change with Powerful Questions

Powerful Questions is simple, yet strong coaching skill that you can use to move colleagues into action. Well - it'ssimple, but not easy! We have unconscious habits that weaken our questions, like asking yes/no questions! Deborah Preuss will share a short talk on how to frame questions that bring new ideas and encourage change, then we will do an exercise in small groups to practice. Session closes with a group discussion. ...more »

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A New Management Body of Knowledge

We are discovering a whole new mindset to apply when looking at Management. Some of the body of knowledge if pretty well known by mostly everyone in our community: we have Agile, Lean, Complexity thinking... But we are also discovering how other fields of science, psicology, sociology or even phillosophy are helping us to create a new body of knowledge: behavioural science, motivation, story telling... Even Aikido or ...more »

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Intrinsic motivation based on 4 Drive Theory

It appears that humans have an intrinsic drive to acquire, to bond, to learn, and to defend. Organizations where members cannot satisfy all four drives more or less equally either drive good people out the door or cause erratic, illogical and destructive behavior. This session is based on the 2002 book "Driven - How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices" by Harvard Business School professors Paul Lawrence and Nitin Nohria. ...more »

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Innovation Safari: A breakthrough model for change

Founded in Amsterdam in 2010 and now internationalising, the Innovation Safari is a week-long pressure-cooker innovation experience with a unique DNA. As co-founder I would like to share this concept and our journey with you to encourage Safari's all over the world.

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