The path to becoming an Agile Leader
What is the challenge
What are the tasks of a leader and what do I have to bring along to master them?
Understand the situation
In order to react appropriately, I have to assess the situation correctly. This is true at every level: for me, in the context of a team, a product development, and a company strategy.
Develop and maintain the vision
Without a clear goal, I can’t build enthusiasm, I can’t carry anyone along, and I can’t make consistent progress.
Trust the people
Without trust, human relationships are neither effective nor enjoyable.
How to build trusting relationships and develop high performing and collaborative teams.
As a leader, I must send consistent signals to be authentic and credible.
How do I figure out what factors are driving me and what impression I’m creating.
Create a safe environment
Stress and tension block creativity and cooperative behavior.
How do I create an environment where people are safe and can work and collaborate productively.
Become a catalyst
I don’t need to become a superhero. On the contrary, my most important and effective task is to develop the skills of my employees.
What attitude and tools help me do this and how do I assess my progress.
Goal-oriented and respectful conversations
Conversation, if you will, is the most important core process in any organization. Discussions on an equal footing form a common basis for concerted action and active cooperation.
What is the experience of an effective conversation.
Leadership and culture
What is my impact as a leader in the long run.
What are effects, what are my options for intervention – and what is unlikely to work.
Organize and use feedback
Effective feedback is the key to a goal-oriented and effective work in general.
What techniques are there for gathering feedback in a group and using it to effectively guide the way forward.