How to be an Agile Leader?

Rmukesh Gupta

In a rather long blog post, Henna Inam shares her perspective on why board members of organisations need to be agile and also shares a framework from her book Wired for Disruption, which can be used to develop our agility muscles.

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Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted. So, what is it exactly that makes an organization innovative and agile?

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China the story of innovation and disruption.

Paul Hobcraft

Disruption is all around us; it never seems to go away; it simply appears in a different and often entirely new form. The result is the same; it disrupts what we know and often in how we suddenly need to set about doing it differently. part Image credit Knowledge @ Wharton.

Building an agile & innovative organisation

The Future Shapers

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted. The post Building an agile & innovative organisation appeared first on The Future Shapers.

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Are You Doing Agile Right?

Leapfrogging

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software development have taken over the popular zeitgeist recently, and businesses are looking for ways to develop the agile mindset at every possible opportunity.

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Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. For example, do you think Kickstarter became the dominating force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile?

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Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Viima

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted.

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Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To To be agile” is often a badge of honor. Agility is today going far beyond just being responsive,it goes into constantly adjusting and being versatile, modifying to meet rapidly changing conditions. The challenge is to keep the stability but to build around it a more agile, dynamic set of capabilities. Everything is controlled, it has rules yet when disruption suddenly arrives, and it will, watch out.

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Significance over Success. Innovation over Change. Anticipation over Agility.

Daniel Burrus

In a world where exponential change and digital disruptions abound, you simply cannot rest on your laurels and merely rely on what you’ve already built. Instinctually for many, we choose to play it safe and protect and defend the status quo with agility.

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DISRUPT YOURSELF, TEAM AND ORGANISATION

ImagineNation

Whether you actively seek to disrupt yourself, your team, and your organisation to effect sustainable success in the new year, or not, we all need to face, adapt and learn from the range of challenging disruptive events that impacted us in the past 12 months.

China the story of innovation and disruption.

Paul Hobcraft

Disruption is all around us; it never seems to go away; it simply appears in a different and often entirely new form. The result is the same; it disrupts what we know and often in how we suddenly need to set about doing it differently. part Image credit Knowledge @ Wharton.

Agility and Anticipation—A Vital Partnership

Daniel Burrus

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. Agility Isn’t Enough. What Is Agility Good For? Where Does Agility Fit?

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10 Disruptive Trends for 2020

Leapfrogging

Disruption is everywhere. Emerging technologies catalyze disruption. Last year, I described the disruptions facing a variety of industries, including healthcare , packaging , travel and hospitality , software , real estate and construction , retail shopping , and manufacturing.

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Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It also uses its agile strategy to market apparel for niche opportunities where it might sell as few as ten t-shirts. Along with the recap, Inside the Executive Suite offered sixteen strategic thinking questions inspired by the Fanatics case study that you can use to explore agile strategy options within your own organization. Developing an Agile Strategy.

10 Disruptive Trends for 2020

Leapfrogging

Disruption is everywhere. Emerging technologies catalyze disruption. Last year, I described the disruptions facing a variety of industries, including healthcare , packaging , travel and hospitality , software , real estate and construction , retail shopping , and manufacturing. Digital Organizations – More and more companies recognize that moving fast, being agile, and collaborating across internal boundaries and with outside partners is the only way to compete.

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Bitcoin and Blockchain: A Small Glimpse Into Big Digital Disruptions

Daniel Burrus

For those interested in digital disruption and technological advancements , Bitcoin represented so much more than a way to allegedly make money fast like some type of digital wolf of Wall Street. When your focus is on agility and reactionary responses, you will always be behind the curve.

RIDING THE WAVE OF DISRUPTIVE CHANGE

ImagineNation

Similarly, today, where we are riding the wave of disruptive change; COVID-19, and range of chaotic global events, we have the chance to be mindfully present to sense and see the best learning opportunities and creative possibilities that the disruptive waves offer us, as they arise.

Organizational Agility Entails Dual Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Ralph Ohr explores the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures - such as innovation or digital labs - being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities?

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Future-proof Companies: Combining Agility with Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

Both capabilities may exhibit some overlap, yet can basically be considered independent from each other: a company can be highly agile while lacking ambidexterity and vice versa.

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Caught in the Headlights of Disruptive Innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

This past weekend I had an extended period of re-reading about the effects of disruption that seems to be occurring across all points of business, our politics, our governments, it seems across our lives. All good plans sometime get disrupted. So I had some time on my hands so I decided to go back over the whole area of disruption to get a broader understanding and how this is driving so much within our innovation activity at present. Moritz reviewing disruptive innovation.

Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision making” actually meant, I was informed that it meant accelerating planning by making fast decisions that did not need to be “perfect”.

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Use a Strategy Uncertainty Map to Find Clarity in Disruptive Times

Leapfrogging

The past two years were as disruptive as they get for both society and business. Some people think being agile is a mindset. If you have the right tools, anyone can both build agility into how you think and make it the foundation of your business processes.

Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

To jump ahead with both confidence and lower risk, you will need more than agility. Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. The biggest advantage to an agile organization is that they can react faster than their slower competitors. Did the people who came up with the innovative, billion-dollar idea for Uber or Airbnb use agility? Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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We Can’t Stop Disruption

Moves the Needle

We must embrace disruption in order to make it work for all of us. At every level of the organization, people need to look at themselves and ask, “How do I disrupt myself in order to deal with the new reality?”. Leaders can use agile practices to balance the work.

Digital Disruption: A Multi-Generational Mindset

Daniel Burrus

Being anticipatory is a multifaceted offense in a world of rapid digital disruption. Yet it is important to remember that being anticipatory also requires you to be aware of disruptions from others that may impact you and knowing how to prepare accordingly.

Six Insights for Innovating Amid Disruption

Yet2

In many ways 2020 defines the idea of disruption: the entire world went into lockdown, markets fluctuate, and every university and R&D department raced to innovate. These funds must be ready and available when the disruption hits. We will continue to be surprised by disruptions.

What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Here's what an agile mind-set's made of. The post What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Drones and fishing had nothing to do with each other until someone decided they could.

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Agility and Anticipation, a Tale of Two Business Strategies 

Daniel Burrus

In short, you use agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. Think about some of the most powerful, most industry-disruptive products and services that have become well-known of late. Put them in context with the concept of agility. Agility doesn’t allow you to innovate and jump ahead of the competition. Did Kickstarter become a dominant force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile?

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Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation. Yet this discernible link is too often overlooked and it is exactly this refusal to acknowledge the compatibility of innovation and agile processes that frequently leads to innovation failures.

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From end to end: why the union of Design Thinking and Agile has been so successful

mjvinnovation

Where DT can’t reach, Agile can compensate and vice versa. Agile: Make Tangible and build. Since you have a well-defined idea (through Design Thinking), Agile will clear a path towards your idea by removing obstacles that stand in your way. Agility is a mindset.

Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Recently, I’ve come across a couple of posts and articles debating on the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures – such as Innovation or digital labs – being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities? Improving organizational agility entails complementary transformation and innovation streams.

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4 Ways Agility Protects the Status Quo (And 5 Reasons Anticipation is Better)

Daniel Burrus

Agility is one such strategy—the often vaunted capacity to react to change as quickly as possible to address problems and changing market conditions. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough. Agility needs to be balanced with a new key strategy—becoming #Anticipatory. Countless organizations have long prized agility as the best way to deal with the speed of change and disruption. Being agile would not have helped.

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What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Here’s what an agile mind-set’s made of. Want to know what disruption looks like? AGILITY: IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD. Thriving means being able to identify, understand, and respond toreal-time to change and disruption. HOW TO PRACTICE AGILITY.

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Strategic Agility – 3 keys to getting clear in ambiguity

The Human Factor

Whether the disruption comes from a pandemic, the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest.

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What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Here’s what an agile mind-set’s made of. Want to know what disruption looks like? AGILITY: IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD. Thriving means being able to identify, understand, and respond toreal-time to change and disruption. HOW TO PRACTICE AGILITY.

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9 Patterns of Disruption: The new cooking recipe for business disruption

Idea to Value

A light bulb went on for me as I was reading a series of reports from Deloitte University Press on disruption. I felt this nine patterns of disruption has the same huge potential to frame and dialogue around the potential within disruption. A new framing of connecting disruptive innovation. They have defined the nine patterns of disruption as shown in the graphic below. The nine patterns of disruption (according to Deloitte).

Innovating in the midst of chaos and disruption

Jeffrey Phillips

Gamestop is up, and you are down In a time when everything is experiencing change, when disorder and disruption seems constant and profound, when people are storming the Capitol after an election, and the threat of COVID hovers over all of us, hunkering down and waiting for the storm to pass would seem to be the sensible solution. Waiting for chaos or disruptions to end before adapting loses ground in two dimensions.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

It’s how to build agility into your organization such that you can adapt as the strength of those advantages diminishes. To help your organization become more agile, I offer four pieces of advice, each of which ties to an essential element of agility. According to a recent McKinsey survey , one of the biggest differentiators between agile organizations and non-agile organizations is a commitment to actionable strategic guidance.

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Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

Disruptive innovation” seems to be one of the more popular buzzwords in today’s business lexicon. Fast-forward to today, and several years have passed since Apple has come up with a truly disruptive product. It’s hard enough to disrupt an industry once, much less on an ongoing basis. It generally costs less than the disruptive kind, and involves far less risk. Do you want to aim for incremental or disruptive innovation?

Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

education change collaboration Creativity culture Customers Design Disruptive Innovation failure ideas Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership successWhen I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise.

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104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy

BrainZooming

But all the while, competitors or market forces you may not even suspect are disrupting your place in the market. While success can breed success, it can also lead to blindness about the importance of trying to disrupt your brand strategy before something else comes along to topple your brand. 104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy. 13 Exercises for Disruptive Business Strategy. 12 Permissions to Disrupt New Markets.

Strategic Agility –The Next Big Thing is Here

The Human Factor

Whether the disruption comes from the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest. I call this strategic agility. Strategic agility is the ability to quickly and appropriately respond to or drive change while maintaining flexibility and focus. agility goals Holly G.

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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

Innovation Excellence

Coping with disruptive technological change A recent article The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress in McKinsey Quarterly, it states that “Corporate leaders today need to rethink where and how they compete, and must cooperate in the crafting of a new societal deal that helps individuals cope with disruptive technological change”.

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