Learning The Influencer’s Mantra
(The Philosophy, Archetypes, Dynamics and Forces Influencing Change)
In this workshop you will:
- Gain skill in creating safety for change through Influence Mapping
- Learn how Influencer archetypes and Dynamics both enable and sabotage change
- Take away your “Mantra” to help you influence Agile adoption or any change
The Influencers Mantra:
Mantra (n): A word or group of words, an act or a series of acts - all considered capable of creating “transformation”. (“man” - mind + “tra” - liberation).
This workshop examines the Influencer's unique challenge and provides a “Mantra” for the Influencer to become more effective. We start the workshop with the Influencer’s philosophy, archetypes, dynamics, and forces before, during and after change.
This workshop is for Influencers. Change Artists who want to knowing themselves deeply and understand the “hero’s journey” that has been their life so far, and what’s next for them. “This workshop is for Change Artists. Knowing yourself and your natural bias is important when influencing positive behaviour. Your perception of your “client’s” reality may be a mis-match for their actual reality. Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your craft, explore your journey as a change artist and find out what’s next.”
The Journey Inward: “Understanding the Sources of your Influence”
We journey inward into the Influencer’s the mental models. Participants will create their influence map. They’ll learn what influences them, how they influence, and where they are on their Influencer’s journey. This results in clarity of their true personal vision and Influencer archetypes. “Clients” may need different archetypes to understand your personal vision. It’s important you have clarity around your influencer archetypes so during the journey outward you can relate more effectively with your “client”.
The Journey Outward: “Understanding the Impact of your Influence”
Turning outward, we’ll interactively explore the Influencer’s philosophy, archetypes, dynamics, and forces during change. In groups we’ll experience how Mantras interact. Then we’ll draw the Influence map based on the interactions. Using that Influence map we’ll generate information and ideas on how to improve their change experience. Finally we’ll apply those ideas to the change process.
Finally, we summarize the “Mantra” that helps Influencers during change in any context. What does the context want/need? What is the philosophy for change? What archetypes are available or missing? What forces are involved in the change? Every change will have it’s own unique set of circumstances with a unique culture and mix of people. As a change artist, understanding your yourself and how your mantra interacts with other will increase the odds of a successful change by allowing you to “speak your client’s language”
At the end of the workshop participants will have clarity into their personal vision. They’ll be able to draw influence maps showing the philosophy, archetypes, dynamics and forces for change. As a change artist / influencer they’ll know the mantra for adopting and influencing successful change initiatives.
About Siraj Sirajuddin:
Siraj has provided change management coaching and leadership to large and medium-sized organizations such as LeanKit, Ft. Huachuca, Ultimate Software, Labcorp, Elemica, ShoreTel, Winn Dixie Stores, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae etc. He has deep and varied domain and functional knowledge and process improvement experience using systems thinking, Lean, Kanban, Agile, CMMI, Six Sigma, PMBOK, SOX, BASEL and HIPAA. Siraj organizes the Agile Coach Camp USA and is a member of the Society of Organizational Learning North America Implementation Committee.
About Don Gray:
Don’s quest to answer “What is the earliest indicator for a project’s status?” has led him to become proficient in communication, personality types, team styles, systems thinking and human systems dynamics. His clients range from small startups to Fortune 50 involving manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, financial, engineering and telecommunications. Don’s varied interests and client experience enable him to help clients introduce change and build adaptive capacity. He conducts workshops on accelerating change, personality type, and retrospectives. Don occasionally writes articles that can be found in STQE, Better Software and on StickyMinds. His blog can be found atwww.donaldegray.com. Don co-founded and continues to Host the AYE Conference.
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The Influencers Mantra
The Influencers Mantra Retreats and Workshop series.