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Are You a “Fiber One” or a “Cocoa Puffs” Manager?

In line with my earlier post (Are you an Agile Leader? – Nine questions for people managers), I like to use metaphors to explain various concepts but I also like metaphors to determine the profile of the people attending my presentations. I recently used the cereal metaphor presented below (the power point slide is available here).

In addition to being a good ice-breaker for the presentation, this slide usually gets people talking about (and sometime defending) their management style. Needless to say the “Fiber One” managers are often the ones who find the agile concepts harder to grasp.

Which cereal are you?

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  1. This is great! As I explored your leadership continuum I feel somewhere towards froot loops & frosted flakes.

    May 20, 2010
  2. Leo #

    Hi Martin!

    What about “Frosted Mini-Wheats” for those with bipolar disorder? ;-)

    June 6, 2010

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