Just curious: as transformation leaders, is there sometimes a feeling of "career risk?" If so, in what way?
god yes. DevOps radically changes traditional IT. Big change = big risk but also Big change = big opportunity
I don't feel it so much, either a successful or failed DevOps transformation is a valuable asset for your next potential employer
Yes, if your not on the same page as your CEO, get some help or a new CEO ;-)
I would really be interested in see the persona of a "transformational leader" who are these people & is there a list of leaders to talk to.
.@RealGeneKim yes there is unfortunately a culture of "no one gets fired for choosing [old way]".
What is the background of the "ideal" transformation leader - or is it industry by industry?
I believe an aspect of effective Transformational Leadership is to be able to take on risk and build a firewall for your team and allow them to take credit. This can you at risk from a career development perspective.
exactly why I asked bc I think it would be great to highlight them and understand what the skill set or make up of these awesome people are
And what advice would you have to the younger generation interested in starting a career in DevOps?
believe it or not I get asked all the time this question: "who should i put in charge or promote or give the tasks too"
Failing at running the status quo can be blamed on others. Failing at transformation might stick to you.
it definitely requires resilience. I've been pleasent
Taking risk and allowing others to take credit aids in the transformational success. Servant leadership is a critical aspect of this.
... Its been great how the organisation has embraced change, given 325 years of history
@damonedwards great point Damon.
.@furrier If u're interested, I can connect u with Stephen Mayner, who is studying this. He's studying @carmendeardo too!