Beyond Copy Paste Agile

Beyond Copy Paste Agile

(Becoming a leader worth following)


30min, 45 or 60min variations available
+ Q&A are ideal


After 5 years coaching Leaders at Spotify, I grew weary of companies claiming they were copying us.

My problem is most companies wanting agility, start at the team level and ignoring the opportunities and problems across their org, and leadership that would improve their business results, and not merely a teams output.

This talk is my take on what to be aware of when taking inspiration from the approaches of others, how to go understanding your situation well enough to be sure you aren't solving a problem you don't have. Finally how to engage leadership in designing around their biases and defaults, to create the habits need to sustain the momentum of improvement.

I explore this through three lenses.

Systems - Looking beyond the team level to create focus across all flight levels
Science - How to avoid missing out, find your highest leverage opportunities
Sapiens - How to build habits that consistently design around your Bias


  1. Where to look besides the team level when you want to level up your business.
  2. How to find the highest leverage improvement actives, to avoid working hard and rather be smart.
  3. How designing around our biases and defaults, creates habits that sustain and amplify our successes.


Ideal Audience includes mid to senior level managers and change leaders.
It assumes basic experience with product development, agile and software practices.


Cliff has made a career out of breaking down the obstacles that stand in the way of great work. He is often challenging the status quo in his quest to develop the right culture and systems for the creation of excellent Companies and Products.

After a tour of addresses across South Africa, Cliff moved to Stockholm where he led a team of Coaches at Spotify for 4 years.

Now he helps Scale-ups remove their Growth pains, enabling them to Create Focus, Find Leverage, and Build Habits.

More than guidance and theory, He'll teach you how to do it so you can continue and fly solo.


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