Even though the new quarter doesn't start until Wednesday, we are jumping into it with both feet. BTW - that is also the theme for July - Being Agile. Two quick reasons for this theme now. First is we are in new territory when it comes to the economy, social factors, government action and how it is affecting our ability to run a profitable business. The second is how it matches with our previous emphasis around building a "Lean Organization'. The difference is simple - Agile is a mindset that uses the principles of Lean to succeed in unstable times.
Agile Leadership is essential if an organization is to become a true Agile business. Creating an agile business happens when the coach or consultant helps the business leadership encourage and reward an environment where teams collaborate, learn from each other, get quick feedback from users and are focused on quality and focus on continuous learning.
In the Agile Business, the leader is careful not to micromanage their people. Developing and maintaining this environment is often hard work. The way to do that is by focusing on culture, ownership, mindset, feedback and long term goals.
What You Need to Know
Agility has become a buzzword in the past few years. The concept has been used for decades in various contexts. A great example is the OODA-loop, developed by military strategist John Boyd in 1987.
OODA stands for
Agile leadership is about building high-performance teams or organizations that apply agile principles in its processes, structures and people development activities to increase competitiveness.
Agile Leadership is something that varies and improves over time.
Help your client build an agile mindset so they can become an agile leader:
What You Need to Do
Many business owners fail to make the transition because they are very focused on how to do things, but not necessarily thinking about the what. Your client needs to spend time focusing on the business’ vision/mission, feedback, obstacle removal, progress and future thinking.
Business Owners need to incorporate these ten principles into their business culture daily to help them achieve organizational goals
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