General Electric was undergoing a business transformation to a “Digital-Industrial” company. A great emphasis on Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Analytics were at the core of this transition. The engineering leadership team of the Digital Solutions business had just been restructured to focus on an agile transformation with an emphasis on lean solutions. They sawTh servant-leadership as the core underlying factor to the success of this transformation.
The executive responsible for the new team sought a speaker to inspire and motivate the leadership team about why servant leadership is important, what it is, and how it is practiced.
Ben’s extensive experience in the IT field enabled him to develop an introduction to servant-leadership specific to software engineers. We applied both Agile and Lean terminology, methods, and examples. As a result, the language was familiar and the team found it much easier to comprehend. The reality is, much of their beliefs and practices already aligned with servant-leadership. They simply needed a unified language and understanding.