The Agility Series: Organizational Agility + Leadership Agility
Larry Cooper recently launched The Agility Series which covers nine areas of agility:
- Organizational Agility
- Leadership Agility
- Cultural Agility
- Strategic Agility
- Value Agility
- Delivery Agility
- Business Agility
- Client/Customer Agility
- Learning Agility
Each area of agility is being tackled in separate books whose ideas and contents are being crowd sourced. Larry worked with the dynamic team at www.GreatWork.io (a local Ottawa company) using their on-line tool to ask powerful questions, gather ideas and then to converge the ideas into 4-5 phrases for each question which the contributors then prioritized. The books provide insights into the ideas offered and the prioritizations of the group.
For the first book on Organizational Agility Larry approached a group of senior leaders he knew from a broad spectrum of industries, sectors and countries to participate in a Wisdom Council to answer a series of questions. He then created a LinkedIn group for the Series and expanded the scope of contributors for the next book on Leadership Agility (over 70 contributors) and hopes to keep expanding the number of contributors for each subsequent book.
In the session Larry and Jen Hunter from GreatWork will share the insights they gathered on Organizational Agility and Leadership Agility. Organizational Agility focused on six topic areas:
- The primary waste in traditionally run organizations
- The greatest challenge facing organizations that want to become more agile
- The values that all agile organizations would exhibit
- The principles that are the most important for an agile organization to focus on
- The primary trait or characteristic of an agile organization
- How they would describe organizational agility to a colleague
Leadership Agility focused on five main topic areas:
- The key obstacles traditional leaders will need to overcome in the 21st century
- The key differences between leadership and management
- The key behaviors that are exhibited by agile leaders
- The core values that an agile leader demonstrates
- The phrases that would that best describe an agile leader
The contributors to Leadership Agility were also asked to offer their own powerful questions that we could ask of them. We chose 4 additional questions to ask of the group and Larrywill share the those results as well.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
Overview of The Agility Series
Overview of the process used to gather ideas from the council
Walkthrough of the ideas gathered to each question on Organizational Agility and on Leadership Agility
What's next for the Agility Series?
Call to action for attendees to become contributors to the remaining books!
Insights into organizational and leadership agility - where we are coming from to where are heading.
schedule Submitted 2 years ago
People who liked this proposal, also liked:
Sue Johnston - The Geek's Guide to People - Shifting from Output to ImpactSue JohnstonCommunication Coach + Trainer of CoachesIt's Understood Communication
schedule 2 years agoSold Out!
The stereotype of technical professionals as inarticulate, socially inept geniuses inventing problems to solve is unkind and inaccurate. Yet the Dilbert image persists. So do jokes like the one about the engineer sentenced to death on the guillotine, who watches the instrument of death malfunction, then tells the operators how to fix it.
Why do people make fun of engineers and those with their mindset? Do people wired and trained to analyze and solve problems and focus on the mechanics of a situation frustrate those whose brains are wired differently? And how does the engineer’s way of dealing with individuals and interactions - that first value of the Agile Manifesto - sometimes get in the way of team collaboration and productivity?
In this interactive session, we'll show a little empathy for engineers and other analytical folk whose neurological wiring makes them seem different from the rest of humanity. We'll also explore how those with the engineering mindset can develop their own empathy and consciously adopt behaviours that amplify their value to their teams and organizations, make them more effective leaders - and make their own lives easier by positioning themselves for understanding.
Join Sue in a lively exploration of what can happen when engineers and technical professionals shift their mindset from solving problems to creating impact.
You will leave this session with an appreciation of:
- How to make your ideas meaningful to others by taking their perspective
- How shifting your language from "What?" to "So What?" helps people connect the dots
- Why giving up the need to be smart may be the smartest thing you ever do
- Techniques you can use to take someone else's perspective.
Patricia Kong - Scale, the most hyped term today, but really, how do you scale successfully?Patricia KongProgram Owner, Enterprise SolutionsScrum.org
schedule 2 years agoSold Out!
Scrum is everywhere, with over 90% of agile teams using it. But for many organizations wanting to scale agile, one team using Scrum is not enough. Scrum is not enough. The Nexus Framework, created by Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum, provides an exoskeleton to Scrum, allowing multiple teams to work together to produce an integrated increment regularly. It addresses the key challenges of scaling agile development by adding new yet minimal events, artifacts and roles to the Scrum framework.
In this talk, we introduce the Nexus Framework and how it, like Scrum, promotes bottom-up thinking with top down support in order to discover and emerge what works best for your organization. We will use case studies as examples to describe Nexus in detail showing how it works, how it is working, and what its strengths and weaknesses are. The audience will be taken through Nexus, its new events and the key role of the Nexus Integration Team.
Patricia Kong - Servant Leadership, are women the better fit?Patricia KongProgram Owner, Enterprise SolutionsScrum.org
schedule 2 years agoSold Out!
Do women make better Scrum Masters, because they’re more nurturing? Do women have to be aggressive in order to be effective leaders? Why aren’t women good risk takers? Let’s explore these topics, other stereotypes, and different myths and facts that surround the female role in agile and technology. Patricia Kong from Scrum.org and Jill Graves from the Canadian Revenue Agency will share their experiences and facilitate this discussion to explore why women are stalled in leadership roles and in the technology industry, and if Agile can help.