This above all:
To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
What is your Authentic Self? Many leaders still attempt to be one way at work and their true authentic self emerges outside of work. Some believe leadership is acting. For us to be successful agilists, we need to show up as our authentic selves so that we can be true leaders. Based on the work done by Bill George, the creator of the "authentic leadership" approach to management, this session will address:
Anu Smalley, CST, is an IT professional with over 20 years of industry experience. Anu holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Osmania University in India and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
Anu has extensive experience with large scale agile transformations, integral to the success of the likes of Capital One through her training and coaching expertise. She has specialized in leadership coaching and large group facilitation. Anu has established internal agile coaching Centers of Excellence for several clients to allow self-sustained coaching of their agile transformations. She has developed a coaching program specifically designed for evolving organizational leaders. Anu speaks frequently at conferences both nationally and internationally on Product Ownership and Group Facilitation Techniques.
Anu is passionate about coaching and training others, dedicated to helping to achieve professional and personal success. She is also committed to improving the agile community through several activities. She is an active member of the larger Scrum and Agile community and enjoys giving back via volunteering at various conferences. She is also a Program Advisor to the Scrum Alliance Events group as they plan, organize and coordinate various conferences, retreats and meetups around the world.