An Agile Leader's Manifesto - designed to ensure (1) Leaders and their coaches are having the right conversations, (2) Leaders can agree how they should approach their role, and (3) the teams know what to expect.
Leadership - the right kind of leadership - is crucial if an organisation is going to become a truly Agile Enterprise
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Sometimes it can feel lonely being the guy or gal everyone is coming to for the answers.
Habit 7 of Stephen Covey’s book is Sharpen the Saw. A great way to do that it so have someone to talk to, to bounce ideas off, to help with getting perspective.
As the coaches’ coach we are not one step ahead, but a peer who is not involved in the day to day who can help with clarity.
This is why Giles Lindsay and I created The Cool Uncles and Aunties.
It is why Giles spawned The Agile Confessional and why I built The Agile Campfire.
We turn to each other and fellow Agilistas regularly, often multiple times a week, for a chat.
Hopefully your organisation has set up or is in the process of setting up an Agile Ambassador Network or an Agile Community of Practice, or and Agile Centre of Excellence, or even an Agile Experience & Expertise Exchange. From here your organisation with evolve its Agile ways of working as it responds to the changing needs of the teams and the customers.
We can facilitate your coaches’ own retrospectives and innovation groups.
Usually a team sponsored by one of the C-Suite executives.
Similar to a CoE but with an emphasis on coaching the entire organisation.
Similar to a CoE or CoP and with an emphasis on collaborating with all comers. A great way to support your Agile Ambassadors
These are the Agile enthusiasts (or Agilistas) who are dotted around up and down the organisation who are known to their colleagues as being the go-to folks to learn more about Agile. The Ambassadors need a place they can go to put forward the questions their colleagues raise and get the latest information on where the organisation is goin with Agile.
At which level should the leader be focused?
Ecosystem / Culture