Agile Leadership

Innovation Excellence

Business Models LeadershipWhen I started working at KLM in my first ever job as a team leader I made every mistake I see beginning leaders make. I did the work, instead of helping others to do it. I told people what to do and how to do it, instead of focussing on purpose and main goals.

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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. Think about some of the most powerful and industry-disruptive products and services that have changed the game through today, and try to put them in context with the concept of agility. For example, do you think Kickstarter became the dominating force in the growing crowdsourcing industry because it was agile? Agility Is Outside-In, Which Is Limiting.

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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. Given the initial slow pace of exponential change, it makes sense that agility is the established tool of many organizations—the act of reaction. Moreover, many organizations see agility as the single most important strategy to use when dealing with digital disruption.

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Why Agile Learners are Ideal for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation. Build Capability Experience Innovation Innovation Perspectives People & Skills Training Agile Approach Agile Business change Innovation coaching Korn Ferry Institute Leadership

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How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

Idea to Value

Starts with Leadership 4.0. As with most changes in the modern workplace, the biggest transformations begin with the right leadership. Leadership 4.0 leaders will foster a transparent and creative culture that isn’t afraid of agile changes and evolution. Make sure you provide your team with the right leadership, focus, and training to progress in the modern landscape, and you’ll be prepared for Industry 4.0. Innovation Leadership industry leadership skills

Cultivating Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Creativity Culture & Values Innovation culture education innovation agility Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership Open InnovationOutlining the benefits of adopting a business eco-system accelerates the innovation process, reduces the risks inherent in innovation, and engages the entire organization as “co-ideators” and broader ecosystem in the innovation effort.

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Agile at Orange France

Innovation Excellence

He kindly accepted to answer a few questions related to the implemnation of Agile methodology, and how it brings a brand new spirit for innovation projects. Continue reading → Digital Innovation Leadership Processes & Tools Profiles of Innovators Technology collaboration agile Agile Approach brand Innovation Teams IT technologyKoen Vermeulen is CIO at Orange France, and awarded CIO of the year in 2015.

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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

Innovation Excellence

Blogging Innovation Build Capability Change Innovation Leadership change culture Disruptive Innovation education failure future ideas Innovation Management innovative thinking Management success

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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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How To Help Agile Teams Create Products Customers Actually Want

Strategyzer

Nowadays there is no escaping the Agile hype. Large organisations are “becoming Agile” one after the other, fuelled by hopes of higher employee engagement and more efficient product development. Innovation Thought Leadership

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Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Creativity Design Governance Innovation Leadership Management Research Strategy #designthinking #riskmitigation agile flow leanFor most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks involved are lower.

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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. What was number one on the list of attributes central to effective global market leadership? 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. Agility without learning to Anticipate has trouble doing that.

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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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Planbox Acquires Imaginatik Creating an Agile Innovation Powerhouse

Imaginatik

Planbox, the pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software, and Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in Corporate Innovation Management according to Forrester Research, will join forces to seize on the innovation boom. Going forward, Planbox and Imaginatik will combine their solutions to create a best of breed agile innovation management solution.

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Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? It might be Agile, Waterfall, a customized combination of both tools, or something else. Further, Waterfall and Agile. Leadership Management Technology agile Product Management Project managementAfter talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. Instead, we should ask, “Which tool is best for this project?”

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Organizational Agility Requires Psychologically Safe Teams

Innovation Excellence

Culture & Values Innovation Leadership Psychology Corporate Culture psychological safety StrategyPsychological safety is the absence of fear of exclusion or loss of status for being one’s self and openly expressing one’s thoughts and opinions. You can tell a team, operational group, or organizational environment is psychologically safe when its members are comfortable with open discussion of their most significant shortcomings Such environments do not focus on.

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Agile Coach: What is the role of this professional?

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will see what exactly agile coach does, what benefits it can bring and how to take it to your company. What an Agile Coach does within an Agile team. Agile Coach helps train corporate teams in agile methodology and oversees team development to ensure effective results. This professional is responsible for guiding teams during the implementation process and has the task of encouraging employees and leadership to adopt the agile methodology.

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What Product Managers & Innovators Should Know About Agile Strategy [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

Dan Montgomery is a practitioner of Strategic Agility and shares his simple and practical tools in this interview. He has helped several organizations create strategic plans and add agility. Book Review Innovation Interviews Leadership People & Skills Processes & Tools Video Product Innovation agile Innovation Management Product Management product managers

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The Key to Greater Organizational Agility

Innovation Excellence

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts of it to create agile change or agile marketing or other such things. Sure agility sounds like a good thing and sure agile marketing sounds like it must be better than regular marketing, but is it?

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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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Measuring Organizational Agility – The Triple T Metric v1.0

Braden Kelley

There is an increasing amount of chatter and confusion out there around what organizational agility is and feeling that it must be important to organizational success. But, before we discuss organizational agility, it is important to define what we mean … Continue reading → Change Leadership Management Business Transformation digital transformation metrics organizational change

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Six Levels of Leadership

Innovation Excellence

This new requirement is at the heart of leadership. It has to do with change, agility, problem-solving ability, the awareness needed to be able to adapt to an increasing complexity Continue reading → Build Capability Business Models Change Cognition Competitions Consumer Innovation Creativity Culture & Values DisruptionThe network economy, in which nearly everything is available to nearly everyone, imposes a new requirement on leaders.

Leadership In Uncertain Times

Faisal Hoque

A presentation at the Airbus Leadership University | “Success comes from connecting the dots between our emotional selves and systematic thinking.”. The post Leadership In Uncertain Times appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility change Distruption Growth Hacking Growth Mind innovation Leadership & Management Management VUCA

Developing collaborative leadership styles

ImagineNation

With a national election for a new Australian government about to take place in less than a weeks’ time, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. Many voters, like myself, to question as to what leadership style might be best for our country’s future. Is it a leader who seemingly operates from an “I” or a singular perspective, or is it a leadership style, that operates from “we” or from a team perspective?

Agile Learners are ideal for Innovation

Guide 4 Innovating

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation. My takeaways from this: “Learning agility is a reliable indicator of potential for leadership roles. Learning agile individuals excel at absorbing information from their experiences and then extrapolating from those to navigate unfamiliar situations.

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The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Adopting more agile working practices and allowing for more decentralised innovation, engenders innovation more holistically across the organisation – and this can have significant benefits. Becoming more innovative requires success across all 5 pillars of everyday innovation – Strategy, Leadership, Management, Culture and Process & Tools. The post The power of agile innovation appeared first on Wazoku.

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Closing the innovation leadership gap

Paul Hobcraft

The first intent was to bridge this innovation leadership gap, it needed to gain the leaderships attention that they needed to address this; they were the very people allowing a gap of critical understanding to how innovation fitted into the organizations plans. The Executive Innovation Work Mat approach has seven domains that need specifically describing by the leadership of an organization for innovation alignment. Agility Innovation / Ovo Innovation.

Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

When 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. education change collaboration Creativity culture Customers Design Disruptive Innovation failure ideas Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership success

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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.

Why innovation requires transformational leadership

The Future Shapers

And that’s a big ‘however’ as statistics indicate that in far too many instances, leadership approaches are still firmly rooted in transactional thinking. Because of legacy approaches, management style and outdated hierarchical structures, we unfortunately still see evidence of leadership and management for that matter, centred around a “do what I say and don’t ask questions” culture. Transformational leadership is a must for innovation.

5 Tips for Adding Value to Agile Design

InnovationTraining.org

Agile Design Tip 1—Clear Goals Supported by Design Research. In Some Thoughts on Design Research, Agile, and Traps Charles Lambdin stresses the importance of clearly defined goals. Agile Design Tip 2—Leading with UX Design. As explained in Why UX design is so important in agile software development , one straightforward approach is to allow UX designers to work one sprint ahead of the development team. Agile Design Tip 3—Re-thinking Up-front Design.

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The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams

Boxes and Arrows

The adoption of Agile software development approaches are on the rise across our industry, which means UX professionals are more likely than ever to support Agile projects. Many UX professionals seem stymied by the challenge of effectively integrating UX within an Agile development framework –but there are others in our field who have encountered the same problems yet are finding effective solutions. Frequent communication outside of standard agile interactions.

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Three Reliable Leadership Lessons I Keep Going Back To In Uncertain Times

Faisal Hoque

The post Three Reliable Leadership Lessons I Keep Going Back To In Uncertain Times appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility change Empathy Growth Hacking Growth Mindset innovation Leadership & Management Management VUCAPolitical and economic headwinds can rock your boat without capsizing it. Here’s how I’ve learned to keep a steady hand on the tiller.

10 Excuses for Not Developing Strategic Agility

The Human Factor

In today’s warp-speed business world, strategic agility – the ability to move fast with flexibility and focus – is no longer a competitive advantage. Afterwards, many of the questions posed to me have to do with how to develop more agile organizations that can respond quickly to changing market conditions and customer needs. Clearly, today’s business leaders understand the need to develop strategic agility. Don’t assume that people know how to be strategically agile.

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Digital Disruption: In search of market leadership

mjvinnovation

Delve-deeper: Market leadership. In this sense, agile development is indispensable for reaping good results, especially when integrated with the DevOps approach — which seeks to bring the development and operations team closer together. Confira o post: Digital Disruption: In search of market leadership em MJV Technology & Innovation.

Coaching for Innovation Agility to Affect Profound Change

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability Change collaboration Creativity education Innovation Business Models coaching Customers Design Entrepreneurship Innovation Management Innovation Mindset LeadershipUncertainty and instability are the key drivers of the business game and our clients are challenged by a diverse range of problems which are not going away.

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Six future leadership trends

The Human Factor

Despite the fact that the last decade saw considerable investment made in executive training, a poll conducted by researchers from Harvard University showed that 70% of Americans consider leadership crisis a significant factor in the national economic decline. This is a very puzzling situation – on the one hand, we see a rising demand for leadership skills, on the other, many leadership development programs fail to deliver their promised results. Flexibility and agility.

Building Agility – Meta Skill that Organisations Need to Learn #FutureOfWork

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the key skills that organisations need to learn in a VUCA world is organisational agility. The only way that an organisation can build agility is when the flow of information is quick and as far as possible, unfiltered and bi-directional. However, in an environment where agility is not just a nice-to-have thing but is critical to survival, leaders can’t afford to have this information disparity.

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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. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility change Disruption Entreprenuership innovation Leadership & Management Management

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How Do Organizations Build and Reap the Benefits of Agility?

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is one of the primary ingredients to success for many organizations. Ralph-Christian Ohr describes organizational agility as, “An organization’s ability to renew itself, adapt and succeed in a changing, and often highly dynamic and unpredictable, environment.” This article will explore how organizations can build this agility into their processes and claim the competitive advantages it provides. Understanding Organizational Agility.

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We Need More Agile Leaders!

Idea Champions

Help your senior teams become agile/. Agile leaders are skillful at responding to the demands of accelerating change. Not only do agile leaders understand the phenomenon of change, they embrace it. Agile leadership is not a binary phenomenon. Bottom line, agile leaders have the mindset, skills, and expertise to make wise choices on the fly. Simply put agile leaders know how to balance the long-term with the short-term.

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Are You Stuck in A Leadership Bubble?

The Human Factor

When leadership teams are out of touch with the organization and the real world, it can cause poor communications, lack of focus on key priorities, low staff morale, and other problems. And to me, the underlying issue is how leadership gets out of touch in the first place. The post Are You Stuck in A Leadership Bubble? decision making destination Leadership Performance Excellence performance management Strategic Agility/Planning strategic plan Your Brain.

How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Companies that use traditional PPM have a harder time creating an agile environment that supports change because of the lack of valuable performance and predictive data, which is why organizations — especially those seeking to be more agile — are making the switch from traditional PPM to EVM. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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