Bryan Miles

Presentation: What the Heck is Adaptive Leadership Anyway?

Abstract: “The single biggest failure of leadership is to treat adaptive challenges like technical problems.” -Ron Heifetz

We live and work in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world. New business models are shifting duties to teams instead of individuals, which means people are now working more closely together. It also means leaders at all levels have to begin to adapt their leadership style to guide the intricacies of human dynamics and channel the collective knowledge of the groups they interact with.

In this workshop, we will explore how leaders create environments that navigate the complexity of interpersonal relationships, overcome the human element of barriers to change, and support the growth and engagement of their employees. Attendees will walk out of the room with a clearer idea of their own leadership style and a list of action items they can use (tomorrow!) to move their teams one step closer to higher performance.

Learning will leave:

  1. Knowing the difference between technical solutions and adaptive solutions.
  2. Understanding where the most typical leadership interventions fall on the adaptive/technical map.
  3. With a clearer picture of their own leadership style and a list of action items they can use to move themselves more toward the adaptive realm.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

Biography: Bryan Miles is a coach whose passion is helping leaders and teams discover and maximize their potential. He believes that successful teams rely on peak performing individuals, effective coaching, and great leaders. Bryan has focused his career developing teams, first working with young musicians, now working with leaders and organizations by helping them move the progress needle a little bit every day.

Bryan has broad experience as an Organization and Relationship Systems (ORSCC) trained coach, an International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC), agile-lean practitioner, agile coach, integral facilitator, and trainer. He’s an ICAgile Training Partner, SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), CSPO, CSM, and PMP. Bryan is a frequent presenter at conference and events around the US.