Agile Leadership Fundamentals
Agile Leadership Fundamentals - Learning Pathways
3. Organisations Improve Through Effective Feedback
Agile Leaders lead the way by courageously soliciting meaningful, honest and timely feedback
Agile Leaders model giving effective feedback that is open, honest and respectful. They know that their is wisdom in their teams and create a safe space to ensure that source of wisdom remains open.
4. People Require Meaning and Purpose to Make Work Fulfilling
Agile Leaders focus on building and sharing a common understanding and purpose
People are not machines, nor think in a mechanistic way. Agile Leaders are aware of what is in the hearts and minds of their colleagues and create the conditions for thriving.
5. Emotion is a Foundation for Enhanced Creativity and Innovation
Agile Leaders inspire others to bring their best selves to their work
Creativity is extinguished when people are stressed. Collaboration dies when psychological safety is absent. The workplace is emotionally contagious and Agile leaders understand the power of emotion in delivering amazing outcomes.
6. Leadership Lives Everywhere in the Organisation
Agile Leadership principles should permeate all aspects of an organisation or change initiative
The work of an Agile Leader is to develop depth in the organisation’s leadership capability by providing opportunities for their people to lead, thus strengthening the skills and abilities of the whole team.
7. Leaders devolve Appropriate Power and Authority
Agile Leaders recognise that people work best when they are enabled, engaged and energised
When staff are empowered Agile leaders are tapping into a fundamental positive driver of human behaviour; our need for autonomy and personal growth (mastery).
8. Collaborative Communities Achieve More Than Teams of Individuals
Agile Leaders build communities based on high trust, respect and meaningful working relationships
The Agile leaders role is very different from traditional leadership. Instead of controlling the team their role is to nurture the building of collaborative communities that deliver sustained high quality output for the customer and organisation.
9. Great Ideas Come From Anywhere in the Organisation
People who are close to a problem usually have the best ideas about how to solve it
Agile Leaders allow themselves to be open to the influence and ideas of others, regardless of their status or position. The best ideas are not the preserve of a select group of senior leaders, in an Agile organisation they know that the best ideas can come from anywhere and it is encouraged consistently.