Today’s leaders are facing increasing rates of complexity, change and interdependence, and these factors will continue to accelerate. Leading today requires the ability to be focused, fast, flexible, and agile.
Having both the characteristics of speed and coordination, as well as the ability to react and respond quickly and appropriately to change, is the leadership definition of agility!
How does one become more agile? In our Emergent Leader program, leaders at all levels of organizations learn about their own preferences and styles in their leadership behaviors while gaining an appreciation for the preferences and styles of others. It is at this crossroads of understanding that we get to choose our better responses, our more effective approach to leadership that becomes flexible with purpose.
Agility requires a “both-and” mindset in which directiveness and supportive behaviors are blended to match the needs of the people we lead. No two leadership situations are exactly alike, and as Maslov suggested, “If all we have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.” Leadership Agility reinforces the multiple-tool toolbox approach every leader needs to be more effective.
Learning and consistently practicing agility requires setting the intention, paying attention to that intention, and reflecting on your performance. That is the experience you will have by participating in our Emergent Leader program!
“The secret is adaptability. To know oneself is the highest form of wisdom.”
– Taking Flight, Merrick Rosenberg & David Silvert
“Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent.”
– Bill Gates
“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to communicate with each other.”
– Tony Robbins