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Session Title : Agile that begets agile
Session Overview: A team shows agile leadership to the extent that it autonomously develops its own - agile -capabilities. Likewise, a business shows agile leadership to the extent that it autonomously develops and improves its own - agile - capabilities, including the capabilities to self-organize and self-govern that are crucial to organizational autonomy (i.e. autonomy at the individual, team and organizational level). Take away autonomy, and people will become disengaged or even actively resistant. Take away autonomy, and the team becomes nothing more than a cog in the wheel of a machine called 'the organization'. Herein also lies the challenge. Autonomy cannot be imposed (lest risking putting people and teams in a stress-full double bind), it needs to be developed. It requires that we step away from projecting our experiences and imposing our models onto people, teams and organizations, and start to understand how people, teams and organizations can reorganize their own experience and develop their own (agile) thinking. It requires a way of teaching and coaching agile in a way that it begets more agile.