Leadership happens – every day
Agile leadership views leadership as the activities of explicit superiors within agile companies, and as leadership elements outside specific positions and job titles.
Leadership is frequently experienced on two levels: one is hierarchical and with significant distance from the employees; the other is predominantly informal and emotional.
Agile leadership merges both approaches by analyzing the context, situation and people needed to achieve better results for the company.
Examples of agile leadership aspects are
Cross-company goal cascades from the objective to the self-organized, goal-oriented, operative activities of all employees
- Delegation & distribution of responsibilities
- Agile budgeting
- Mentoring, coaching, supervision, intervision
- Learning organization, error management culture, knowledge work and explicit utilization of different experiences
- Communication management and the creation of a common understanding available at all times
Leaders take on a flexible role in the company, acting both as agile coaches and as scrum masters – today they are planning the budget for their own unit within the overall company budget, tomorrow they are passing on their expert knowledge, and then, the next day they are coaching employees, managers or the C-level about agile leadership behavior. They are constantly switching their roles to become leaders and experts, handlers of complaints and entertainers, prompters and jesters.
Employees, on the other hand, are called upon to take the situative lead, to accept more responsibility and to consider the whole company. The predominant theme is knowledge work. Employees can also situationally guide their managers or leaders.
Our specific offers for you
■ Leadership coaching of executive managers in their changing roles
■ Supervision & intervision support of agile leadership roles
■ Team & department development towards more self-organization
■ Collegial peer consulting
■ Individual coaching
■ Coaching on the job