Agile Leadership

  • 3 day(s)Duration
  • MDP591Course Code
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Course description

Do you need your culture to be one that supports rapid, agile responses to changing marketplace conditions? 90% of business executives believe that organizational agility is critical for business success. Agile companies grow revenue 37% faster and generate 30% higher profits. Agile leaders are able to be both systems managers and facilitative leaders. They manage processes and enable people. Learn competencies every agile leader needs.

Each module in this course shares key principles, lessons, and application ideas. The course is highly interactive. Participants practice skills taught, role play them for the situations they’ll use them in, and coach each other as well. The three-day course builds on days one and two, delving deeper into skill development, and brings participants closer to mastering the art of cultivating an agile culture. It also includes the Best DNA assessment in which the participants learn about how to play off their unique blend of strengths, principles, and passions. They also leave able to put their teams through the online Best DNA assessment so that back at work they can also increase passion and productivity in their projects.

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course include leaders of organizations, teams, or projects, or anyone responsible for motivating agile workers.

What you will achieve

  • Energize decision making for speed and direction.
  • Develop people to flourish within an agile environment.
  • Create a free flow of information to fuel rapid adaptation.
  • Catalyze agile teams and networks by cultivating the environment and systems.
  • Learn science-based motivation of knowledge workers.

What you will learn

Course Outline
Module 1: Manage Processes, but Lead People
  • Adapting Leadership to the Situation
  • Systems Management (Static Systems)
  • Facilitative Leadership (Constantly Evolving Environments)
  • Managing Rapid Change
Module 2: Make Learning an Integral Part of Work
  • Growing Competencies Quickly as Needed
  • Promote Learning in All Directions (Customers, Teams, etc.)
  • Learning Practices
Module 3: Guide with Compelling Goals and Minimal Constraints
  • Create Alignment with Clear Mission and Vision
  • Rigorous and Minimized Constraints
  • Guiding Fast, Creative Brainstorming
  • Delegate with Respect and Empowerment
Module 4: Nimble Decision Making
  • Direction with Clear, Holistic, Strategic Goals
  • Teaching Others to Problem-Solve
  • Enabling Decentralized Decision Making Where Possible
  • Bridging Teams and Organization Gaps
  • Partnering with Customers for Early Input
Module 5: Motivating Knowledge Workers
  • Understanding the Strengths and Limitations of Compensation as Motivation
  • Learn to A.M.P. up Worker Productivity with Intrinsic Motivators: Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose
  • Steady All-Direction Feedback and Feedforward for Rapid Learning and Adapting