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Introduction to
Agile Leadership
We build teams that excel
Working at all levels of the organization: strategic, teams,
individual skills
“Agile” leadership
Leadership at the center
Leadership in agile?
What we want?
● Autonomous teams
● Self organized teams
● Servant leaders:
○ Scrum Masters
○ Product ...
Leadership in agile?
What we want?
● Autonomous teams
● Self organized teams
● Servant leaders:
○ Scrum Masters
○ Product ...
Example: What are the expectations?
What are the expectations for each:
● The Product Owner
● Scrum Master
● The Team
● Th...
Leadership
A bird's eye view
Experiment time!
A taste of leadership...
● 8 volunteers!
● 7 grab a sheet of paper and close your eyes! (Follow my instru...
Experiment time!
Another taste of leadership.
● Split in teams of 4 - 5 people!
Some questions:
Comment with your groups:
● Who is a leader?
● What makes a good leader?
● Is it something you are born wi...
What is leadership?
A definition
Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes
the efforts of others, towards the achievement o...
Core theories of leadership
Leadership as Traits
Assumptions:
● People are born with
inherited traits.
● Some traits are particularly
suited to leader...
Leadership as Behaviours
Assumptions:
● Leaders can be made, rather
than are born.
● Successful leadership is based
in def...
Leadership as Contingency
Assumptions:
● The leader's ability to lead is
contingent upon various
situational factors, incl...
Leadership as Power
Assumptions:
● Power is the ability to get
others to change their
behavior even if they do not
wish to...
Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman:
Author, psychologist, and science journalist. Wrote the bestseller
Emotional Intelligence a...
6 Leadership styles
The 6 leadership styles
The 6 leadership styles
1. Share some examples of this leadership styles that you have seen.
2. Discuss with your group:
●...
The 6 leadership styles
There is no silver bullet
Great leaders know how to use
each one of them depending on the
context.
How leadership influences results?
Comment with your groups:
● What is the link between team results and leadership?
How leadership influences results?
Team climate:
● About 30% of the impact in the organizational performance comes from
ha...
How leadership influences results
Unilateral control
mindset
Unilateral control mindset
Values:
● Be right
● Act rational
● Don’t lose
● Minimize expression of
negative feelings
Assum...
Unilateral control mindset
Behaviours:
1. I state my views without asking for others views and vice versa
2. Withhold rele...
Unilateral control mindset
Results:
1. Lower performance, longer implementation, increased costs, less
innovation
2. Lower...
Common learning
mindset
Common learning mindset
Values:
● Transparency
● Curiosity
● Informed choice
● Accountability
● Compassion
Assumptions:
● ...
Common learning mindset
Behaviours:
1. I state views and ask genuine questions
2. Share all relevant information
3. Use sp...
Common learning mindset
Results:
1. Higher quality, lower implementation time, decreased costs, more
innovation
2. Greater...
Which one fits best?
Experiment time!!
Which one are you?
1. Grab two post-it notes.
2. Write what is your mindset on one.
3. Write what the pr...
Closing up
(recap)
Leadership at the center
What are the characteristics of agile leadership?
Agile leadership is flexible. It adapts to
the situation and focuses on ...
Quick recap
Leadership is essential if we want a successful agile organization.
It is not a one size fits all… The context...
Thanks ;)
Follow us at @teamsthatexcel
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An introduction to agile leadership

  1. 1. Introduction to Agile Leadership
  2. 2. We build teams that excel Working at all levels of the organization: strategic, teams, individual skills
  3. 3. “Agile” leadership
  4. 4. Leadership at the center
  5. 5. Leadership in agile? What we want? ● Autonomous teams ● Self organized teams ● Servant leaders: ○ Scrum Masters ○ Product owners? ● Predictability in their behaviours
  6. 6. Leadership in agile? What we want? ● Autonomous teams ● Self organized teams ● Servant leaders: ○ Scrum Masters ○ Product owners? ● Predictability in their behaviours What we sometimes get? ● Chaos ● Frustration ● Under performance ● Burntout (personal and team) ● No consistency
  7. 7. Example: What are the expectations? What are the expectations for each: ● The Product Owner ● Scrum Master ● The Team ● The Stakeholders ● The Agile Coach
  8. 8. Leadership A bird's eye view
  9. 9. Experiment time! A taste of leadership... ● 8 volunteers! ● 7 grab a sheet of paper and close your eyes! (Follow my instructions!) ● 1 is going to be my right hand.
  10. 10. Experiment time! Another taste of leadership. ● Split in teams of 4 - 5 people!
  11. 11. Some questions: Comment with your groups: ● Who is a leader? ● What makes a good leader? ● Is it something you are born with? ● Is a boss a “de facto” leader? ● Can there be more than one leader in team or group? ● Is someone who uses coercion or force a leader? ● Are we all leaders?
  12. 12. What is leadership?
  13. 13. A definition Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.
  14. 14. Core theories of leadership
  15. 15. Leadership as Traits Assumptions: ● People are born with inherited traits. ● Some traits are particularly suited to leadership. ● People who make good leaders have the right (or sufficient) combination of traits.
  16. 16. Leadership as Behaviours Assumptions: ● Leaders can be made, rather than are born. ● Successful leadership is based in definable, learnable behavior.
  17. 17. Leadership as Contingency Assumptions: ● The leader's ability to lead is contingent upon various situational factors, including the leader's preferred style, the capabilities and behaviors of followers and also various other situational factors.
  18. 18. Leadership as Power Assumptions: ● Power is the ability to get others to change their behavior even if they do not wish to do so.
  19. 19. Daniel Goleman Daniel Goleman: Author, psychologist, and science journalist. Wrote the bestseller Emotional Intelligence and has received numerous awards including: ● Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association ● Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public ● Klingenstein Educational Leadership Award ● Harvard Business Review McKinsey Award winner for his December 2013 article “The Focused Leader”
  20. 20. 6 Leadership styles
  21. 21. The 6 leadership styles
  22. 22. The 6 leadership styles 1. Share some examples of this leadership styles that you have seen. 2. Discuss with your group: ● Which one is the best? ● Which one is your dominant style? ● Which one is your weakest style? ● Which style do you think a leader in agile needs?
  23. 23. The 6 leadership styles
  24. 24. There is no silver bullet Great leaders know how to use each one of them depending on the context.
  25. 25. How leadership influences results? Comment with your groups: ● What is the link between team results and leadership?
  26. 26. How leadership influences results? Team climate: ● About 30% of the impact in the organizational performance comes from having a healthy team climate ● Team climate is a combination of motivation, behaviour and leadership styles (clarity, commitment, rewards, etc.) ● Leaders can shape that climate by using different leadership styles (about 70% impact)
  27. 27. How leadership influences results
  28. 28. Unilateral control mindset
  29. 29. Unilateral control mindset Values: ● Be right ● Act rational ● Don’t lose ● Minimize expression of negative feelings Assumptions: ● I understand the situation; those who disagree, don’t ● I am right; those who disagree are wrong ● I have pure motives; those who disagree have questionable motives ● My feelings and behaviours are justified ● I am not contributing to the problem
  30. 30. Unilateral control mindset Behaviours: 1. I state my views without asking for others views and vice versa 2. Withhold relevant information 3. I speak in general terms and don’t agree in what important words mean 4. I keep my reasoning private; don’t ask others about their reasoning 5. Focus on positions, not interests 6. Act on untested assumptions and inferences as if they were true 7. Control de conversation 8. Avoid, ease into, or save face in difficult issues
  31. 31. Unilateral control mindset Results: 1. Lower performance, longer implementation, increased costs, less innovation 2. Lower commitments, decreased trust, reduced learning, greater defensiveness, etc. 3. Reduced motivation, decreased satisfaction, increased stress, limited development opportunities, etc.
  32. 32. Common learning mindset
  33. 33. Common learning mindset Values: ● Transparency ● Curiosity ● Informed choice ● Accountability ● Compassion Assumptions: ● I have information; so do other people ● Each of us sees things others don’t ● People may disagree with me and still have pure motives ● Differences are opportunities for learning ● I may be contributing to the problem
  34. 34. Common learning mindset Behaviours: 1. I state views and ask genuine questions 2. Share all relevant information 3. Use specific examples and agree on what important words mean 4. Explain reasoning and intent 5. Focus on interest, not positions 6. Test assumptions and inferences 7. Jointly design next steps 8. Discuss undiscussable issues
  35. 35. Common learning mindset Results: 1. Higher quality, lower implementation time, decreased costs, more innovation 2. Greater commitments, increased trust, increased learning, less defensiveness, productive conflict, appropriate dependencies on others, etc. 3. Increased motivation, increased satisfaction, decreased stress, enriched development opportunities, etc.
  36. 36. Which one fits best?
  37. 37. Experiment time!! Which one are you? 1. Grab two post-it notes. 2. Write what is your mindset on one. 3. Write what the proportion between mindsets that you see around you is. For examples, 50% - 50%. 4. Swap your post-its with someone else.
  38. 38. Closing up (recap)
  39. 39. Leadership at the center
  40. 40. What are the characteristics of agile leadership? Agile leadership is flexible. It adapts to the situation and focuses on creating high performance teams and a healthy organizational climate that helps drive results.
  41. 41. Quick recap Leadership is essential if we want a successful agile organization. It is not a one size fits all… The context is important therefore adapting styles and plan to the person, is key. The relationship between leadership and team results. We saw two models that can help us understand what is at the core of agile leadership. ● Unilateral Control mindset ● Common learning mindset
  42. 42. Thanks ;) Follow us at @teamsthatexcel

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