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Welcome to the companion resources web page for the Value-driven Leadership aka Law of the Farm Leadership Book
Agile is arguably the greatest buzzword in business in 2018. Agile in practice has much going for it. I like the original Agile Manifesto.
Much of Agile literature in my view since the manifesto misses the human element, so my book takes a distinct Who Before Do bias.
The two best books I have read to date on Agile are by Steve Denning and Marty Neumeier. The detail of their books are in my recommended reading list.
This web page is currently being developed as I complete the research and writing of this the final book in the trilogy.
The title is still a work in progress. Your suggestions are very welcome. I started with the title of law of the farm leadership as some of the writings posted so far reflect.
Publication at this stage will be early 2019 when this web page will be finalised.
To participate in the production of this book (and possibly become a case study!) please join me on a fourth Wednesday (unless otherwise notified) in Ballarat where I conduct a master-class on one of the faces, fundamentals or key applications of value-driven leadership (pictured below) I'm also bringing in other presenters whose expertise I highly value for selected master-classes.
The last three master-classes in this series are featured below.
Living on purpose and leaving a legacy (part of Context in Change Leadership)
On November 28th 2018 our special guest presenter Helen Macdonald will be exploring this topic. You can learn more and register for the master-class here.
A week or so after the master-class I will completing the writing.
On January 23rd 2019 we will be exploring the new world of work and how to ensure technology is enhancing the human experience.
Within a month of this master-class I will complete the writing of the whole book and send final draft to everyone who has participated in a master-class.
You can also participate in learning during the production of this book via first Monday of the month Accountability Accelerators online.
Read the prologue to the book which includes an overview of the law of the farm and the underpinning 5 faces of a fully alive human being.
Warning: please don't feel overwhelmed by everything that is below.
The companion resources are all here simply for the convenience of enabling your access from one place.
Should you like any help please contact me on 0418 807 898. I also encourage you to share your progress during the client only online Accelerators held 12.30 - 1.30 and 5 - 6 pm on the first Monday of every month.
You can get Steven Pressfield's Do The Work book here.
You can get digital copies of my Changing What's Normal book and The Appreciative Leader handbook by contacting me.
Value-driven Leadership aka Law of the Farm Leadership is the third and final book in this trilogy.
Compete With Yourself (part of Self-leadership)
Below is the recording of the Accelerator held on 20th March 2017 about enhancing your (their) gifts. Here's the accompanying PDF.
Enhancing your (their) gifts I believe is the number one role of leadership. Should you not yet be familiar with the concept get the first and second books in this trilogy, Changing What's Normal and The Appreciative Leader. For a quick refresher read the original blog post here.
Below is the recording of the first Appreciative Leaders Accelerator that was held on 13th February 2017. My apologies that only about half the session was recorded. (I was engrossed in the conversation and forgot to press the record button!). Please read The Appreciative Leader to familiarise yourself with the 8 conversations.
Here's the PDF discussed in the recording below.
Read more about Cal Newport's Deep Work concept here.
The Essential Conversations Matrix below is designed to help you to stay focused and keep everything in perspective. I regularly explore this matrix in first Monday of the month Accountability Accelerators and 1:1 and group mentoring sessions. See also the matching conversation type to situation chapter below.
Collaborate (part of Performance Leadership)
You'll find the link to the video of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's TEDx presentation here.
Below are the Seven special steps to successful collaboration from pages 99 and 100 in Changing What's Normal
1. Establish that there is agreement concerning the goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s. Don’t move on until you are absolutely certain there is agreement.
2. State what you can and will do to achieve the goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s.
3. Ask the other person or people involved to state what they can and will do to achieve the goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s.
4. State what you feel are the milestones or measurements that will indicate that you are on on track to achieve what you say you will in 2.
5. Ask the other person or people involved to state what they feel are the milestones or measurements that will indicate that they are on on track to achieve what they say they will
6. Agree on the dates and times that you will be in touch with each other to discuss progress and celebrate achievements.
7. Confirm in writing via email or letter your agreements in 2. through 6. and ask for a confirmation response from the other person or people involved.
Follow a change process (part of Concept in Change Leadership)
You'll find the actions relating to the above change process at the companion resources page to The Appreciative Leader handbook.
Below is a 30 minute conversation between my friend and colleague from Paris David Ednie where I explore compete with yourself, collaborating and following a change process, and David shares some insights into organisational change.
Pursue daily being better and wiser (part of Concentration in Self-Leadership)
This chapter was greatly inspired by Glenn Capelli's wit, wisdom and work and his master-class in Ballarat on June 27th 2018. You can download Glenn's handout from this master-class by clicking on it.
Asking the great questions essential for sustaining shared-view (part of Context in Change Leadership)
Read this chapter. You will be able to download the pulse check from the chapter link.
Match conversation type to situation (part of Communication in Performance Leadership)
Read this chapter. At this link please also download the ebook referenced.
Making Progress Visible (part of Content in Change Leadership)
Please telephone me on +61 418 807 898 for a no obligation chat about how we can work together to apply the lessons of this book in your own best way, and achieve better business results at less human and business cost.
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As a mentor to me and my family members who lead and manage our businesses Ian Berry has made a significant difference to our personal and business success including our 570% growth in just under 5 years.