Event Information:

  • Wed

    Managing for Happiness: Leadership Guru Jurgen Appelo in Japan after 5 years

    19:30 - 22:00Growth xPartners, Inc. G's LounGe 〒160-0023 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku, 7 Chome−21−1 (新宿ロイヤルビル 3rd floor)

    Managing for Happiness: Learn how to reform your organization

    Jurgen Appelo will give a talk at our community event about:

    • How to upgrade your enterprise with more engagement and faster results
    • How to become an agile business with better software
    • How to creatively manage your company
    • How to inspire professionals with a purpose
    • How to advocating work-life integration for creative people.

    We are excited to welcome Jurgen Appelo from the Netherlands in Japan to give a talk at our community.
    As a serial founder, leadership guru, one of the most influential people in agile, author and speaker, Jurgen is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers. He also offers a platform for you to share your practices and stories with the rest of the world.

    Be ready to be surprised ...


    Agenda (details might change)

    Time Content
    19:40- 19:50 Welcome
    19:50 - 20:15 Genba Report #1: Yunomae-san, Akatsuki Inc.
    Genba Report #2: TBD
    Genba Report #3: TBD
    20:15 - 21:00 Jurgen Appelo
    21:00 - 22:00 Networking & Answering of Question Wall by Jurgen Appelo
    ※ Catering (Sushi & Drinks) will be provided


    Jurgen Appelo

    Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management. His most recent book is called Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients.

    Jurgen is CEO of the business network Happy Melly, co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network and inventor of Management 3.0. He is also a speaker who is regularly invited to talk at business seminars and conferences around the world.

    With his company Agility Scales, Jurgen is inventing the future of organizational agility. Why are we wasting our time learning how to manage companies, when very soon computers will navigate us through our work-lives and help us to lead and manage our teams?

    Presenter of Genba Report

    Yoshihiro Yunomae

    2010年に新卒で日立製作所システム開発研究所(現横浜研究所)に入社。Linuxカーネルのアップストリーム活動に従事。2014年10月に、クライアントエンジニアとしてアカツキ入社。2015年7月よりプロジェクトマネージャーとして、ゲーム開発にAgileの手法を導入。2017年4月よりVP of Engineering(VPoE)として、エンジニア組織の文化作りやエンジニア採用に携わる。現在はVPoEの傍ら、複数タイトルのプロジェクトマネージャーに従事して、全社的なゲーム開発の最適化手法を開発している。



    Stefan Nüsperling

    Stefan is a Change Agent, the founder of NüWorks, a certified Scrum Master and the the first licensed Management 3.0 facilitator in Japan.
    He coaches organizations and people to give them the ability to improve their work into innovative, high-performing and fun places. Seeing self organization as the key to successful high-performing teams, he helps companies to adapt Agile Leadership and Innovation practices of Management 3.0 by providing public workshops as well as in-house workshops.
    During his career he made extensive experience in working as Project Leader, Regional Manager and Agile Transformation coach with multinational High-Tech enterprises in the fields of Management as well as Agile Software Development in Japan, South Korea and Germany.
    He is active in the Agile community as a blog writer, Meetup organizer and conference speaker, for example at the Regional Scrum Gathering and Agile Japan.


    Ken Takayanagi

    gaoryu Profile In-House Training Concultant, Advisory Facilitator、Licensed Management 3.0 Facilitator
    Ken is a facilitator for in-house training. His goal is not only the acquire of knowledge, but that the individuals as well as the team as a whole can utilize the content and perform better. He believes that within the company it is important that the training is seen as a place where you can build and deepen the relationship and failure is seen as an opportunity for further learning.
    Management 3.0 helps understanding individuals and organizations comprehensively and in combination with the right training it can be an approach to improve the organization.
    Projects: In-house training production, set-up of in-house evaluation, recruitment, co-creation of new business, advisory facilitator



    Managing for Happiness | Jurgen Appelo | TEDxLille

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    The latest book by Jurgen Appelo

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