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  • This is the leadership goal – leadership has to create the environment and the opportunities for this
  • Open discussionFlipchart capture?
  • Manage Process – Lead PeopleThat’s everyoneThe Power of Leadership is the Power of Persuasion
  • This definition for the context of the rest of our discussionKey Words:Action – Influence vs. ControlProactive attitude – Mindset of GrowthIntent to Change – Direction and Focus
  • Little “A” agilityFlexibility with a purpose
  • Progress is an increased awareness and understanding of other perspectivesAnd how we incorporate those into our ownProgress is evolving our leadership intent to include influenceHow would the Ernie scenario play out in these?Expert – team conversation would not happen – I would simply tell the team what to doAchiever – team conversation might happen – I’m not interested in the team making a decision – I’m interested in buy-in to my decision, not a consensus decisionCatalyst – now Ernie’s behavior is a problem because in stifles collaboration and innovation – I’ll have to deal with Ernie
  • Leaders may intentionally “downshift” levels depending of the needs of the teamMight lead as an Expert in some areas, Achiever or Catalyst in others
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    • 1. If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. - Antoine DeSaint-Exupery Robbie Mac Iver, Principal Consultant The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 1
    • 2. Agile Adoption Balance The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 2
    • 3. The Goal Create a Learning Organization Solutions Experiment Adapt Reflect The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 3
    • 4. The Measurement People Are Helping Others The first order of business is to build a group of people who, under the influence of the institution, grow taller and become healthier, stronger, more autonomous -- Robert K. Greenleaf The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 4
    • 5. A Program Built Around You Group and Individual Coaching Effective Perspective Focus Actions Taking Influence vs Growth Control Mindset Leadership Agility 360™ A Pragmatic Approach The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 5
    • 6. A Program Built Around You Common Leadership Mindset Organizational Needs Individual Assessments Development Action Plans Start An Evolution The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 6
    • 7. The Challenge We Are Changing Behavior The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 7
    • 8. My Role Guide Information Curator Mirror The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 8
    • 9. What Do I Mean By “Leadership”? The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 9
    • 10. Leadership IS… The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 10
    • 11. Leadership versus Management  Leadership refers to an individual's ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward organizational success.  Management consists of controlling a group or a set of entities to accomplish a goal. Influence and inspiration separate leaders from managers, not power and control. Source: Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders - Vineet Nayar The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 11
    • 12. Leadership Defined Leadership is action taken with a proactive attitude and the intention to change something for the better. Source: Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change – Joiner & Josephs The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 12
    • 13. Leadership Agility Framework  The ability to lead effectively under conditions of rapid change and mounting complexity Why is it Important?  The pace of change will continue to increase, and the level of complexity and interdependence will continue to grow The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 13
    • 14. Leadership Agility  As leaders grow into more advanced stages they become:  More adept at responding to change  More visionary & collaborative  More proactive at learning from their experiences Leadership Agility Organizational Agility The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 Business Performance
    • 15. Levels of Leadership Progression of Learning and Growth Tactical, problemsolving orientation Strategic outcome orientation Visionary, facilitative orientation Believes that leaders are respected and followed by others because of their authority and expertise. Believes that leaders motivate others by making it challenging and satisfying to contribute to larger objectives. Believes that leaders articulate an innovative, inspiring vision and bring together the right people to transform the vision into reality. Leaders empower others and actively facilitate their development. Expert (45%) Achiever (35%) Catalyst (5%) Source: Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change – Joiner & Josephs The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 15
    • 16. Dreyfus Learning Model Progression of Learning and Growth Level 1 Behaviors Level 2 Behaviors Level 3 Behaviors Level 4 Behaviors Level 5 Behaviors  Only feel responsible for following the rules.  Have no sense of context.  Apply specific rules for specific circumstances  Recognize new situations.  From experience, start to see rules applied to related conditions  Make decisions by rule application  Do not yet feel personally responsible  Start to feel like there are too many rules  Start to categorize rules into principles or ‘perspectives’, that helps sort information by relevance  Ownership → Improve their own Process → Gratification  Diagnose through intuition  Have an approach driven by realworld experiences  System is perceived as a complete system instead of a set of individual parts  Don’t make conscious decisions  Don’t explicitly solve problems  Do what works  Don’t break down situations into separate elements  Recognize patterns for planning as well as diagnosis Expert Achiever Catalyst The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 16
    • 17. Leadership Agility 360™ Assessment  Personal Development Tool  Not intended for performance evaluation Assesses Observed Behavior  Provides Actionable Feedback  Drives a Personal Development Action Plan  Supplements Other Development Programs  The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 17
    • 18. Leadership Agility 360™ Assessment Pivotal Conversations Personal Development Action Plan Gathering Feedback LA360 Leadership Coaching Support The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 18
    • 19. A Program Built Around You What tells you that leadership development is needed?  What behaviors do you want to see less of?  What behaviors do you want to see more of?  How would you define success?  The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 19
    • 20. Robbie Mac Iver Consulting Coaching Mentoring Agile Adoption Agile Leadership Product Management Leadership Agility 360™ Assessment 10+ Years Agile Techniques 10+ Years Project Leadership 20+ Years Information Technology ▪ Past President/Advisor National Board of Directors ▪ Founder Houston Chapter ▪ Stage Producer – Agile 2010, Agile 2011 ▪ Presenter – Agile 2010 ▪ Stage Producer – Agile Executive Forum 2011 The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2014 robbiemaciver @robbiemaciver 20