In 2001, Agile started as a simple set of 4 values and 12 principles designed to be a guide for delivering solutions to customers. Since then, countless frameworks, tools, certifications, and methods have emerged, with many promising to have the one right approach to make Agile work.

We need servant leadership...no wait, we need emergent leadership...no wait, we need agile management and agile leadership...no wait...

It's no wonder today's leaders and managers are confused about how to lead an agile organization. In this session, we'll explore how to look at your organization through 3 different lenses and apply 4 timeless leadership capabilities used by great leaders from organizations like IDEO, Ford, and Ikea.

Attendees will walk away with a profile that describes their individual leadership style, along with how to know how to balance each of the 4 leadership capabilities that are timeless, tried-and-true, and not rooted in agile buzzwords.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

The session will start with a brief overview of the 3 lenses and 4 capabilities, each supported by a short story from organizations you might not immediately think of when it comes to great leaders.

After that, people will work in small groups to compare and contrast what their personal leadership styles are, how they can know when to change their stance, and when/how they need to invest in their own skills to increase their competence in any one of the capabilities.

Learning Outcome

- patterns of great leadership throughout the ages (and before 'agile' was invented)

- how to become situationally aware in order to know which of the 4 capabilities makes the most sense to use in any given situation

- how to consider the perspective of people who see organizational challenges through a different lens than you

Target Audience

leaders, managers, agile coaches

schedule Submitted 2 weeks ago

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