Time estimate: 13 Minutes
Excellent Change Leaders think like coaches or mentors. They believe that intelligence and talent can be grown like a muscle and as such, encourage themselves and others to try new things even if there is a risk of failure.
It’s time to introduce our Speed Mentoring Tool. The tool was inspired by the book Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris and its goal is for you to build an advisory board that helps you grow.
Speed mentoring is most powerful when both parties apply the principles for an ideal apprenticeship and the qualities of an ideal change leader.
Mastering Change Leadership means embracing the idea that one can learn through other’s experiences. Because not all advice needs to be taken on board, it is beneficial to create a board of advisors with a diverse range of thoughts and backgrounds
The motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that you are the average of the 5 people you associate most with. Studies show that we are influenced by people around us, although the network reaches much further than 5. During the Agile Change Leader course, you build your professional network with purpose. If you have completed the course previously, re-use the Conexus map in order to identify speed mentors.
If you aren’t familiar with Conexus follow the below steps on page 9 of your workbook in order to identify your speed mentors:
Use page 8 in your workbook to write down the your takeaway from the conversation and your reflection.
Building new skills take time and lots of practice. As the catchphrases say Practice makes perfect or it takes 10000 hours to become a master, we want to emphasise the importance of repeatedly applying your leanings,
So after your reflection, it’s your turn to role model the quality that you have learned.
Here are a few tips to help you:
Utilise page 8 of your workbook on a weekly basis or set up a progress statement to reflect on your progress.
Upload the workbook below once you have completed a speed mentoring session in order to proceed with your course.