Leadership is one the most significant challenges to business agility adoption faced by organizations. It’s is a key factor―individuals who welcome complexity and know how to leverage influence, culture, and organizational design to align widely distributed teams are integral to the success
Tip 1: Agile is not a goal!!
It is the best way to how to achieve some of our goals 💪
Why do you want to be agile? We don’t know. Someone said so 🤷 well, you will fail
Because you don’t know how to measure success
-> managers, managers, dept manager, managers, managers all the way up
-> Who is responsible?
The teams are responsible. Yeah, but teams can’t be responsible. Only a single person can be responsible
-> collaborative, creative and adaptive network
Tip 2: Leaders need change first
The org will follow
Now leaders are not necessarily managers
Everyone can be a leader, has some power of influence
Yes, there is a risk …
That is the secret: leaders need to change first -> creates a sustainable environment, the org follows
We can make our own decisions. Isn’t that great? Unless we don’t know where we need to go. Common purpose.
Always have a Vision!
and Coaching & facilitation
What do you need to change to become an leader?
People talk about vision. But what you really need: Have a dream. Something that wakes you up
Without that dream, we’ll burn out 🔥
Traditional orgs define process and tell: follow it. But that doesn’t work. That is not collaboration. That is individual.
Only true collaboration: we do it together
there is no ownership, it is co-ownership
It is hard. Requires Autonomy! And trust!
Once there is trust, transparency is necessary. That is scary.
The highest the trust, the bigger the transparency can be.
Autonomy has boundaries -> it is about relationships
Speaking about relationship we need to look at teams from a system perspective
Complex systems: who knows what is right or what is wrong?
There is no right, no wrong.
But everyone is right, but only partially
human orgs focus too much on structure and process and forget about mindset and safety
How to balance between structure and mindset: don’t be afraid to experiment!
When you experiment, you do 10 different things and only 2 will work. But we try very little things and learn from it. Not very risk full.
Tip 3: Everyone is a leader. But the biggest goal is how to help others to become a leader.
Expert: I know how
Achiever: I set goals
Catalyst: I create space
Forget that you have the ideal solution in your mind. It won’t work like that.
Agile is not a goal. Be agile. Leaders need to change first Everyone is a leader.