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Leadership Behaviours for Effective Agile

  July 13, 2022
  17:00 - 18:00 BST

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Agility is supported by methodologies, processes and techniques but true organisational agility can only be achieved if it is supported by leadership behaviours that normalise, value and encourage the application of agile approaches. This talk will explain and provide examples of these leadership behaviours, discuss why they are so challenging to adopt for many in senior positions and how you can help encourage their adoption.

We know that agility is not a methodology or set of processes or techniques. Agility is the behaviours and attitudes that enable the ability to move quickly and easily. They are supported by new ways of working, but these new approaches only work if the environment encourages and rewards there use. Leaders are principal players in creating this environment. Leaders are not restricted to those with hierarchical power within their organisations. A leader is someone who others willingly follow.

To be an effective agile leader, there are seven behaviours that support each other, and taken together enable agile processes and techniques to flourish. These behaviours are:

  1. Imagining the future state
  2. Flexing your vision
  3. Identifying small steps
  4. Living with uncertainty
  5. Decision making
  6. Seeking the input of others
  7. Relinquishing control

If you are in any form of leadership position, this webinar will give you the chance to benchmark your own behaviour against agile excellence and to identify areas for improvement. If you are a project/programme manager, PMO or Product Owner, this will give you lots of ideas of what discuss with your Sponsor. To support your “managing upwards” objectives, I will provide you with examples of what actions to ask your senior leaders to focus on and why these are essential to an effective agile culture.


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