In his landmark book, “The Inner Game of Tennis”, Tim Galway spoke of tennis as both an “Outer” and an “Inner” Game: the former is played against an opponent, while the latter is played in one’s mind. The main point of Galway’s book was that the “Inner” Game always governs the “Outer” Game.

I suggest that something similar is at work in regards to the game of life called ‘Leadership Agility’. Leadership Agility—whether you are an executive leader, a scrum master coaching a team, or a software developer who takes an informal leadership role on her team—can be defined as the ability to take effective action in the face of complexity and uncertainty.

And, just as it is with tennis, the game called ‘leadership agility’ is both an Outer game–involving skill, competence, know-how and savvy–and an Inner game–involving deep awareness (of self and others), sensemaking complexity, self-management, and presence.

In this highly interactive and lively session, we will leverage a unique blend of human technologies and practices drawn from the fields of adult development, complexity thinking, and experiential learning to uncover the underlying (and largely hidden) ‘operating system’ that determines our capacity for leaderful impact in the world. Expect to be surprised and challenged in this session!


17:30 Mingle at Crisp office

18:00 Session start 

19:30 More mingling 

20:00 End.


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