The path to
Executive Leadership Network for Adaptiveness (ELNA)
John Coleman PST (incl. Scrum with Kanban), LeSS Friendly Scrum Trainer, #MarshallGoldsmithLead60
Organizational agility is… (John’s version)
The ability to drive disruption in the industry & the marketplace, an adaptive way of being/
learning/sensemaking, through ↑effectiveness, ↑frequency-of-impact, ↑quality, ↑learning,
↓impediments, ↑ﬂow, ↑efﬁciency, and ↑sustainability.
It looks like small cross-skilled cross-functional teams or teams-of-teams using Agile, Lean,
Lean/Agile methods, or the Agile Manifesto principles.
It feels like, ↑psychological-safety, ↑engagement (employees, customers, partners and other
stakeholders), ↑respect, ↑leaders-embracing-uncertainty, ↑leaders-serving-teams, ↑leaders-
as-coaches, ↑excellence, ↑transparency, ↑inspection, ↑adaptation, ↑team-based-
commitment, ↑openness, ↑inclusion, ↑courage, ↑passion, ↑focus, ↑energy, and ↑fun.
It is underpinned by the Agile Manifesto at www.agilemanifesto.org.
It’s a helpful way of being in this Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous world. It is a
required skill set for the 21st century, regardless of speciality or function.