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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Strategic Agility: The Leadership Survival Skill of the Year

InnovationManagement

Chaos might have defined the year that was 2020, but that turmoil helped business leaders learn a new skill that will serve them well in the years to come. The post Strategic Agility: The Leadership Survival Skill of the Year appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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Are These Agile Transformation Blind Spots Holding You Back?

Planview Blog

It’s common to encounter blind spots when you’re navigating an Agile transformation. They can show up as Agile practices that are meant to improve business agility but are applied so extremely that they end up making organizations less agile. Hyper Focusing on Agile Teams.

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The Journey of Agile Transformation

IdeaScale

Agile Transformation is where behaviors evolve, and decisions improve to reach success. The journey involves acting on learning to create positive experiences. The Agile Transformation journey is one of triumphs and obstacles. What Is Agility? Agility occurs in cycles.

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Selling Agile to Executives: 8 Ways to Get Buy-in

Planview Blog

Effectively selling Agile to executives is more than just getting the go-ahead for an Agile transformation. Because Agile includes a culture shift and a mindset change, as well as funding, you need executives to truly buy in to the approach. Form an Agile Leadership Team.

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EFFECTING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE AND LEARNING

ImagineNation

I was privileged to attend one of the first Theory U; Presencing Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change Workshops presented by the Sloane School of Management, in Boston in 2008. Intentional change and learning. Forward looking leadership.

Reflection Workshops and Reflection Activities for Learning and Development

InnovationTraining.org

A wealth of research has shown how powerful reflection is for learning and development. In my own research on high-impact leadership development programs, we found learning happened through reflection activities. This is a great session for a leadership program.

Strategic Leadership: Post-Pandemic and Beyond

CMOE

Demonstrate agility and resilience so they are prepared to adapt, shift, and transform the business. Leadership

How to Embed Agile Thinking at Every Level of Your Company

CMOE

Companies often have three levels in the management hierarchy: frontline, mid-level, and senior-level leadership. The leaders at each of these levels perform different duties, but no matter where you sit in the organization, agile thinking matters. Foster a learning culture.

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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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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. That’s where learning to be Anticipatory comes into play.

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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. To learn more, visit: www.planbox.com and unleash your innovation potential.

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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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4 Essential Change-Management Leadership Skills

CMOE

Because change is inevitable in business, leaders must be equipped with the right competencies, specifically change-management leadership skills. Learn what these are and how you can begin applying them to yourself and your team. What Is Change Management in Leadership?

Adapting, Learning and Growing thru Uncertainty

ImagineNation

That was before we realized and accepted that adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty could be full of possibilities for reskilling, reinventing in and thriving in a world that would never be the same again. Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty.

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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Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? After talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. 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 managementInstead, we should ask, “Which tool is best for this project?”

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Adapting, Learning and Growing through Uncertainty

ImagineNation

That was before we realized and accepted that adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty could be full of possibilities for reskilling, reinventing in and thriving in a world that would never be the same again. Adapting, learning and growing through uncertainty.

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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5 Leadership musts in the new COVID-19 normal

The Future Shapers

Leadership is often the most singled-out contributor to success (or not) when discussing how we engage, enthuse and excite people working in organisations. Effective leadership” was one of the historic leadership styles that focused on the basic traits of a good leader.

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?

Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

We are all presently learning a new practice. We need to ditch much of the endeavors that make up a legacy of past practice, and think forward, to which the term next practice becomes the learning spot. Agility, adaptability & innovation. Agile product development.

RE-THINKING FOR A NEW AGE

ImagineNation

This is reinforced by Adam Grant, in his book “Think Again” (the power of not knowing what you don’t know) where he states that we are living in a time vital for re-thinking to help us become adaptive and agile, and develop our future fitness to thrive in a disruptive, uncertain world.

The 5 Most-Needed Qualities for Leadership in Healthcare

CMOE

With the changing needs and demands of clinical care, technology, and spending, leadership in healthcare must stay agile to keep up with the shifting tides. Who Fills the Leadership Role in Healthcare? Many individuals fill leadership roles in healthcare.

Why innovation requires transformational leadership

The Future Shapers

One of the key messages from that article was the importance of moving away from a linear approach; instead stepping back, learning to see the patterns within patterns and developing an interconnected web of action and interaction which drives continuing innovation. And that’s a big ‘however’ as statistics indicate that in far too many instances, leadership approaches are still firmly rooted in transactional thinking. Transformational leadership is a must for innovation.

Developing continuous learning

ImagineNation

In the same way, new platforms, products and services, business models and other emerging creative surprises are, disrupting the learning game. To promote this “sold out” event, The Churchill Cub shared “keeping up with our changing world of work requires access to continuous learning and micro credentials to attain the bite sized chunks of knowledge we need. To also develop the skills required to surmount future challenges, so what then, is the role of continuous learning?

LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE

ImagineNation

Despite having an online global learning and coaching practice, and having my own stresses and range of survival challenges, I have been using my time, to wander and wonder in the wilderness. Learnings from the wilderness.

Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

If we take the three ‘classic’ strategic thrusts of product leadership, operational excellence, or customer intimacy, then we need to make clear the potentially different emphasis points within any suggested innovation approach that we should take.

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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DEVELOPING 21ST-CENTURY SUPERPOWERS FOR LEADERS AND TEAMS

ImagineNation

Whilst these represent the core and foundational business management and leadership roles essential to successful organisational performance, the world has changed significantly, and traditional organisations are being severely disrupted.

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

Faisal Hoque

Here’s how I’ve learned to keep a steady hand on the tiller. 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.

Learning to Manage Opportunity in the Unknown

Daniel Burrus

Take Anticipatory Action, Not Agile Reaction. No matter how agile or clever you are, repeatedly reacting to problems and issues will eventually be a never-ending cycle. We all manage something in our lives.

Chaos Learning: The Key To Mastering Uncertainty

Game-Changer

Instead of relying on proven static methods and processes, leaders will focus on building a learning capability, being comfortable with ambiguity, continually working within a changing landscape and anticipating and reacting to it with agility. Chaos learning, which starts with… Be stubborn on vision, flexible on details. Ask yourself: Am I learning as fast as the world is changing? competition entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Strategy

How Do Organizations Build and Reap the Benefits of Agility?

Aurea

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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Becoming A Learning Organization Enables Innovation and Growth

Tullio Siragusa

Becoming A Learning Organization Enables Innovation and Growth. It is rightly said that anyone who stops learning is old, doesn’t matter if they are twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays forever young.”. Similarly, organizations need to have a dynamic approach to learning and adapting to market trends. Organizations must embrace the concept of learning and apply it to all aspects within their structured team in order to thrive.

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 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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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

Aurea

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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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

Aurea

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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DISRUPT YOURSELF, TEAM AND ORGANISATION

ImagineNation

It is also a time for harvesting new ideas from our feelings, thoughts, and learnings from this year’s conditions of extreme uncertainty and volatility. What causes disconnection and how might we manage it to be more mentally tough and emotionally agile in an extremely uncertain future?

Becoming A Learning Organization Enables Innovation and Growth

Tullio Siragusa

Becoming A Learning Organization Enables Innovation and Growth. It is rightly said that anyone who stops learning is old, doesn’t matter if they are twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays forever young.”. Similarly, organizations need to have a dynamic approach to learning and adapting to market trends. Organizations must embrace the concept of learning and apply it to all aspects within their structured team in order to thrive.

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.

CONTROLLING THE CONTROLLABLES

ImagineNation

Both of these are causing disruptive and unpredictable workforce changes, the need for new working practices, and a different set of mindsets and behaviours founded in cultivating an independent will, mental toughness, and emotional agility.

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