Global Webinar: Creating and Maintaining Shared Context – The Strategic Leadership Imperative
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Global Webinar: Creating and Maintaining Shared Context – The Strategic Leadership Imperative

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
3:00 - 4:00 PM (ET)
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Presenter: Larry Cooper and Dan Murphy, Senior Partners of AdaptiveOrg Inc.
Contact: Jennie Benjamins

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Creating and Maintaining Shared Context – The Strategic Leadership Imperative

An organization can be defined as a group of people working together to accomplish a common vision, objectives and key results. Your challenge as a leader is to create a shared and clear understanding of where your organization is today, and the future destination you would like to co-create. In the digital era – this co-creation occurs by convincing people inside as well as in your organization's ecosystem that the future state is a better place, and by working together, it is possible to get there.

You do this by understanding their context and by ensuring that they understand yours.

Without context, you have no way to understand why you are going to a particular place, or why they would want to join you on your journey.

As a top-level executive, you need to recognize that not only does context matter, but also that one of your main roles is to be the curator of your organizations, branch, and division's strategic contexts. Vanguard leaders transform from directing, managing, and supervising, to co-creating shared context.

This session will introduce the components of creating a shared context and how powerful it can be in transforming your organization:

  • Strategic Intent
  • Ecosystem mapping
  • Logic models
  • Flow of value
  • Agile delivery
  • Retrospectives of everything

 About the Presenters


Larry Cooper’s goal is to help people and organizations identify and focus on their collective purpose.

A leader in agile business value management, he delivered the first workshop on the topic in 2010 at BA*World Toronto and was a lead contributor to the Agile Business Value learning track of ICAgile. Larry has over 40 years of leadership, product development, business development, and operational experience in the Canadian and US public and private sectors.

Book Author:

  • Agile Value Delivery: Beyond the Number, 2015 (endorsed by co-author Manifesto for Agile Software Development)
  • Leadership Agility: Enabling Sustainable Organizations, 2016
  • Organizational Agility: Values, Principles and Traits, 2016

Book Author Mentor:

  • PRINCE2 Agile, 2015

Book Contributor:

  • #NoProjects: A Culture of Continuous Value, 2018
  • AgileSHIFT, 2018

Dan Murphy is a partner in AdaptiveOrg Inc. He has been engaged in a number of IT service development initiatives over the years related to the transformation of large complex organizations leveraging Agile / Lean methods. He has been coaching senior executives on Agile and leading Agile initiatives in the Canadian public sector for the last 15 years. Mr. Murphy has been called multiple times to witness to political level committees on the adoption of Agile in the public sector. He has presented at major symposiums on how to leverage Agile methods for large IT network and cloud service development initiatives. He has developed national services that delivered clear and measurable business value. Passionate about project success, and client focus, he has applied Agile methods across the enterprise including HR, Supply Management, Finance as well as IT.

He began his career at IBM, and later moved to Cisco Systems, where, in the late 1990’s he led the development of the “Shared Services” concept and pushed it into existence at the political level within the Federal Government.


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