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How to Get Smart People With Big Egos to Work Together

Agile Leadership Network Houston

Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

How to Get Smart People With Big Egos to Work Together

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How to Get Smart People With Big Egos to Work Together

Are you in this situation? You share responsibility with others to get things done, and, although you are not in charge of them and they are not in charge of you, your individual performance, credibility, and perhaps even your paycheck depend on what you accomplish with them. I thought so.

Let’s face it the “soft” stuff is hard. Technology and process is simple by comparison. Knowing how to get things done with others over whom you have no direct authority may be your greatest leverage for career success—and your success in developing high-value software.

Learn this proven communication framework for building and leading cohesive, high-performance teams. You don’t need to be a smooth-talker or an extrovert to master this approach. The fundamental challenge is helping team members understand the differences between responsibility and accountability, and mastering the dynamics of everyone’s assuming shared responsibility for success. Being accountable for something doesn't necessarily mean sharing ownership—responsibility—when things go wrong. Teams that operate with shared responsibility have more confidence, get better results, and have more fun. I’ll show you how to make it happen.

Christopher AveryChristopher Avery's (friends call him Christopher) applied research helps thousands of leaders worldwide to grow faster, overcome challenges, and achieve their potential while energizing, engaging, and equipping their teams and organizations. His approach derives from nineteen years of field studies on the front lines of IT learning how personal and shared responsibility operate in our minds and relationships. A popular speaker, blogger, and advisor on responsible leadership, teamwork, and change, Christopher wrote Teamwork Is An Individual Skill for everyone who thinks they must put up with bad teams. He mentors the growing worldwide Leadership Gift Program and community, is an agile coach with Rally Software, senior consultant with the Cutter Consortium, co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network, and is a visiting scholar at Capella University. Christopher earned his Doctorate in Communication of Technology from The University of Texas at Austin where he occasionally lectures.



Sysco Corporation

1390 Enclave Parkway - Houston, Texas -  281-584-1390 

Please park in front of either Sysco building (1370 & 1390 Enclave Parkway).

If front lots are full, park on the street along Forkland Drive and walk around to the front entrance of 1390.



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Sysco Corporation
1390 Enclave Parkway
Houston, 77077

Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

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