Agile means change, and modern leaders should not only learn and preach this but should develop an environment that makes easy for others to adapt to change.
FOCUS OF AGILE LEADERS
These leaders are the modern managers of the company; they are no longer the former managers with the beliefs that they are in control or that the rank always matters. Being an Agile leader means making major changes by making new methods such as coaching those who wants to roll their sleeves and learn how to make that difference.
“Agile management is at odds with much of what is practiced in public corporations and taught in business schools.”
AGILE LEADERS MAKE ACTIONS THEN TALK
Agile leaders are about making changes by following the subsequent actions, and these are the three key steps that they do. Agile always means change, and modern leaders should not only preach this, but also begin to create the conditions for successful change. Secondly, they must be able to give feedback and self-critical examination of the team’s performances so that they can do better. Lastly, they will begin to operate all these actions by creating successful changes.
“Rapid horizontal communications were more important than vertical consultations and approvals.”
FOCUSING ON REAL SUCCESS
Everyday companies always argued and complain about change and became even more self-centred about it if it is about increasing their services. However, agile leaders are different than the old leaders and these are the three reasons why they are different from other leaders. Firstly, unlike other leaders, Agile Leaders do not care about HiPPO (Highest Paid Person’s opinion) rather they focus on what truly matters. Secondly, Agile Leaders believe in the user’s feedbacks and their assessments of the results. Lastly, they can achieve what they preserved, because they believed that change has its limits and day-to-day business must not be endangered.
“The ability to adapt to complexity and continuous unpredictable change was more important than carefully prepared plans.”
In conclusion, an agile leader is someone, who does not believe in the old ways of leading, rather he/she believes in making changes and turning that change into a success for the future ahead. However they are some leaders who would use that change for their own gain, that is why we need to have leaders who focuses in the goals they believed in.
Source : Denning, S. (2018). The age of agile: how smart companies are transforming the way work gets done. New York: AMACOM.