What do you at expect from a leader?
Mini website about the game: http://www.hanoulle.be/leiderschap You can find a dutch article on the website that we will distribute to the players of the game. This might also explain more about how we think about the subject.
Expected benefits of participating
This session lets you see what influence the leaderships style has on your team. It lets you reflect on the leadership style you wish to use or/and wants to get.
What does the session organizer hope to learn?
For us reorganizing this session, will bring us one session closer in the integration between the two worlds we both live in.
Process and timetable
Introduction 20 min
At the end we finish with a little bit of theory about the exercises. At this point in time we distribute three texts.
1st about the three leadership types we experienced in the exercise, with pointing out the advantages for each one In this text, you will find typical pro's and con's of the type. + the typical situations where you can use this leadership type.
2nd text about the rose of Axen.
3rd text - list of books we think could be an interesting read for people who want to learn more about leadership.
4th and 5th texts with extra info about these examples.
You can find the first two articles on the leaderships game website (http://www.hanoulle.be/leiderschap )
We selected these 3 kinds of leaderships because these are the most extreme cases. A real situational leader would use the 2 leadership styles in different situations. By playing it so extremely it becomes a lot clearer for the participants.
We have both followed and given different workshops, trainings about Team building in all kinds of environments.
We have already played this game once for freelanceforum, an organization with IT freelancers, and this was well received and we have been giving a lot of positive feedback. Not only the "leaders" learned a lot but also the other players learned alot about "their prefered way of being led" and how they look at a leader.
We hope to play this game also in the Belgium XP group in September as well.
We do this session in dutch. Although we both speak English and French, we prefer to play this game in Dutch. We think that for a optimal simulation, we want to be as close to the inner world of participants. We are convinced that for explaining what we see happening it is best that we do this in our mother tongue.
The conference is underway. Watch this space for more news and pictures of the sessions.
Beginning of September 2005
XP Day Benelux Conference
November 17th & 18th 2005
Vera Peeters, Tryx
Marc Evers, Piecemeal Growth
Rob Westgeest, Agidem
Pascal Van Cauwenberghe, Nayima