Exhibiting Rebus Leadership in the Complex Domain

Today’s business world is shifting swiftly and the organization needs to exhibit different styles of leadership to sustain
in this turbulent period. Leadership in large organizations is more complex as it has built-in legacy which will not
allow it to mobilize the decision making fast enough for business survival. The business environment has become
increasingly unstable, and uncertain, in just the past decade or so.Leaders need to think differently to transform the
complete ecosystem with his/her team members aligning with the external ecospace. In today’s organization, most
of the employees are not engaged (Gallup employee engagement survey 2015); when employees are disengaged
it means quite simply that companies are receiving only a fraction of the creativity and productivity of their workforce.
Leaders need to ensure company’s ability can increase so that it can surpass competition and drive growth in new
distinct situations by learning and adapting when tackling unforeseen circumstances, predicaments, complex
problems and crisis. Today’s leaders are operating in the complex domain which necessitates out of the box thinking
and innovative solutions to solve everyday problems.

This talk will highlight

a) how the proposed new leadership model will ensure enterprise agility,

b) how adaptive leadership team plan to transform operation excellence and bring agility across the layers,

c) how leadership introduces and ensures sustaining of the new cultural transformation with innovation,

d) how building adaptive project management to increase response ability,

e) How to influence emergence and achieve enterprise agility?


Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

A new leadership theory proposed by us. We share our experience and start interacting with the participants.

a) Leadership practices in complex domain? why it is so special in today's world ( 5 Mins)

b) Why Conventional leadership style is not working with Agile organization? ( 10 mins)

c) What is Rebus Leadership Theory ? Components ? ( 10 mins)

d) How RLT is helping organization to achieve agility? ( 10 mins) 

e) Case studies ( 5 mins) 

f) Q&A ( 5 mins)


Learning Outcome

After the session we together discover the below benefits

a) Recognizing Leadership style change? 

b) What are the various preparations require to lead the agile world?

c) How RLT helps to achieve scaling and enterprise agility?

d) Organizational change requirements? 



Target Audience

Leaders, Scrum Masters, Product Owner, Managers

schedule Submitted 3 years ago

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  • Deepti Jain
    By Deepti Jain  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Chanda and Badri, thank you for the submission to Agile India 2017. This is great topic and it will be very interesting to know from your experience what challenges you faced and how you arrived on this theory. Will you be sharing your experience with a client or Organization where you applied this theory for leadership and derived transformation? Thanks!

  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  3 years ago
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    The problem statement you describe is perhaps a billion dollar question, and indeed world's top universities and management gurus are working on finding answers to some of these tough questions. There is enough body of knowledge from top leadership gurus and management thinkers like Marshall Goldsmith, John Maxwell, Gary Hamel, Bob Sutton, etc. and classics like Warren Bennis or Pater Drucker, and so on....and yet, we don't have a unified theory or some panacea that might work more effectively than other ideas. While I don't dispute your proposal and the theory that you propose, I would find it a bit difficult to accept that you have a theory to address such elusive problems. Giving you benefit of doubt, I would encourage you to share more details about your idea - what problem are you addressing? what is it that other mainstream ideas don't address effectively that you are proposing? Where have you tested your theory - and we must recognize the academic rigor that is always needed to demonstrate unequivocally about the validity of a theory? What were the results and key learning? and so on. I think creation of "theory" is a significant academic and reseearch subject, and with all due respect, as much as we need to encourage and support it, I want to be sure that we are not diluting the basic ethos of it without at least examining the questions I posed above. On the other hand, I would be totally comfortable if you were to call it an experiment and demonstrate what were the learning from it - with enough ceveat emptors to the attendees on where it might work, and what were the operating conditions, and so on.