All by Ourselves (Keynote) – Chet Richards at LKCE15

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Sometimes, people who have developed a high level of skill in lean and agile techniques move into management positions and want to apply these philosophies to the larger organization. They often ask: “Which leadership style is best for lean development and operations?” For some guidance in the area, we might look to the best military organizations, which, like us, face the problem of maintaining a high level of performance under conditions of stress and uncertainty. My conclusion, and the subject of this talk, is this: You have to have a leadership style, but you can pick any style you want so long as it reinforces five key organizational elements.