Agile Leadership is an approach that re-engages teams, revitalizes organizations, and changes the way work gets done. It is leadership for the next generation of organizational leaders.
Think about your typical day.
Do you and your team spend most of your time reacting to problems and requests, seeking to control situations, and working to deliver perfect outcomes?
Do you spend most of your time pursuing your purpose and passion, trusting and empowering others, and exploring new, and sometimes messy, possibilities?
Research shows that most leaders spend the majority of their days in a reactive mindset. How can we shift our mindsets to run more creatively so we are fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and value, allowing us to move from certainty to discovery, from authority to partnership, and from scarcity to abundance?
Given the evolution of the meaning of agile, historically relating to the area of software development to its current common usage of leading and building inclusive and transformative organizations, the term often refers to a set of practices that break large projects into smaller, iterative initiatives so that cross-functional teams can react quickly to change. Agile Leadership requires a shift in processes, mindsets, and teamwork to succeed on a scale. It unifies groups by incorporating continuous learning, regular retrospectives, and feedback loops to build trust, solve problems, sustain acceleration, foster innovation, and reduce risk. Regardless of setting, agility is necessary to remain competitive in a professional world that is increasingly interdependent, fluid, and unpredictable.