Katie Anderson is an internationally recognized leadership and learning coach, consultant, and professional speaker, best known for inspiring individuals and organizations to lead with intention and increase their personal and professional impact. Katie is passionate about helping people around the world learn to lead and lead to learn by connecting purpose, process, and practice to achieve higher levels of performance. She has deep expertise and experience leading and coaching change in a variety of industries and is highly regarded among experts in the Lean leadership space.
In 2015 Katie and her family moved to Tokyo for an 18-month experience in Japan. What began as a connection filled with deep conversations evolved into the international Amazon #1 bestselling book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning. Katie retains a strong connection to Japan and leads frequent study trips to Japan for leaders looking to deepen their knowledge of lean leadership, the Toyota Way, and Japanese culture.
Katie will draw from her leadership experience and book to present Getting Out of the Habit of Telling, sharing practices that can be used to get out of the habit of telling others what to do.
Break the Telling Habit
(Keynote) It’s easy to believe that to be a great leader you must be the expert in the room with all the answers. But what if that belief was not true? Many managers are good at solving problems. The problem is that they solve problems for others rather than developing the capability of team members to solve their own problems, and burdens the manager with the ownership of all the problems. Leaders need to learn to break their telling habit in order to solve more problems and engage their people. Doing so requires asking questions from a place of curiosity to learn what a team member is thinking, not to lead them to your answer. Leaders also need to be aware of the words they use and how they could be received. Discover practices that can change your behavior to encourage critical thinking skills in others, solve more problems, and amplify your impact.