Topic: Biology of Powerful Powerless Leader
About the topic: Agile Leadership has its unique flavor of natural leadership when power is not given with a title but taken by a person based on his/her inner abilities. We use Servant Leadership or Powerless Leader to emphasize this difference. If we look deeper into the biology and neuroscience of leadership we might find really unexpected things – that Agile leaders are the ones that are recognized by nature and we unconsciously can select these people from the crowd. How to become this type of person? To be an effective Agile leader we need to understand: What makes a leader: Leader-Leader Agile Model; The difference between a leader and dominant behavior, why leaders look younger and more active (on hormonal level) ; Hormones and neuroscience of a natural leader (with some cases and practice); Leadership differences and similarities of Scrum Master and Product Owner; Simple (4 words) yet powerful mindset change to become a natural leader that people will follow.
About the speaker: Anna Obukhova is an expert of agile methodologies, and her specialisation is people. She thinks, that it is important not to “squeeze” a person in the team, but to understand how to change the processes in order to increase the productivity with the help of the brain science. Whether it is a one person, or the entire team.
Graduated from the Neuroleadership Institute and gained the actual knowledge of how understanding the brain helps team leads to influence the efficiency of the processes. Practicing this topic more than 10 years, and more specifically, practicing Agile since 2004. From the QA engineer, scrum master, project and program manager to the portfolio manager of 100+ programs and $80M annual budget in the international bank, worked in Stockholm and London.
Received an MBA at Manchester Business School, specializing in global business. Applying my biology, psychology, coaching knowledge and education in enhancing the possibilities of the agile methodologies.