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Developing Agile Leadership

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While most organization seek increased agility, many struggle. Studies indicate leadership is a key barrier. These slides provide an overview of Agile Leadership and how to develop it.

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Developing Agile Leadership

  1. 1. Developing Agile Leadership Pete Behrens, CEC, CST® Lars Bruns – GE Global Research Philipp Engstler – Local.ch Twitter: #SAMW16 @scrumalliance and @petebehrens
  2. 2. Pete Behrens, CEC, CST® 2 • Leadership Agility Coach with Trail Ridge • Guided organizational agility in many companies: • Certified Leadership Agility 360 Coach • Founder of the Scrum Alliance CEC Program • Scrum Alliance board member • Leading development of the new Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Program for Scrum Alliance
  3. 3. © 2016 Trail Global Agile Leadership Awareness Today! April June May April September
  4. 4. © 2016 Trail AHA! Agile Leadership Awareness
  5. 5. © 2016 Trail Agile Leadership Perception The World of Agile The World of Leadership What is it?
  6. 6. © 2016 Trail Agile Leadership Reality The World of Agile Leadership Agile Organizations need Leadership Leaders need to be agile
  7. 7. © 2016 Trail I haven’t always been agile… “I have a confession…” I am A Recovering asshole
  8. 8. © 2016 Trail Why I know this…
  9. 9. © 2016 Trail I’m not alone… R. Hogan & Kaiser, 2005 What we know about leadership. Review of General Psychology “Climate surveys routinely show that about 70% of employees report the most stressful aspect of their jobs is the interaction with their immediate boss.” 70% Leadership Failure
  10. 10. © 2005-2016 Trail Ridge Consulting, LLC My story as Development Mgr…
  11. 11. © 2016 Trail How I came to “know”… video
  12. 12. © 2016 Trail My real AHA! motivator We all need someone like Jana in our lives…
  13. 13. © 2005-2016 Trail Ridge Consulting, LLC My AHA! Task-focused Do the work People = problems Expert Leader
  14. 14. © 2005-2016 Trail Ridge Consulting, LLC I was promoted to a VP…
  15. 15. © 2016 Trail My way to be agile… Weisbart.com Video
  16. 16. © 2016 Trail My real AHA! moment…
  17. 17. © 2016 Trail My AHA! Results-focused Direct the work People = PawnsTask-focused Do the work People = Problems Expert Leader Achiever Leader
  18. 18. © 2016 Trail My AHA! Agile Leadership Journey 1990 20152005 20101995 2000
  19. 19. © 2016 Trail My AHA! Talk Journey Agile Leadership Leadership Evolution Leadership Perspective
  20. 20. © 2016 Trail For 2.5 Million Years 200 Years 13,000 Years before people settled…
  21. 21. © 2016 Trail For 2.5 Million Years ‣ Small & nomadic ‣ Informal Task-based leadership ‣ Leaders emerged ‣ Low tolerance for dominance ‣ People were free to leave AHA! people were agile… 200 Years 13,000 Years
  22. 22. © 2016 Trail For 2.5 Million Years “Self-organization is not a startling new feature of the world. It is what we do until we interfere with the process and try to control one another.” - Margaret Wheatley AHA! people were agile… 200 Years 13,000 Years
  23. 23. © 2016 Trail The Previous 13,000 Years 200 YearsThen people settled… 200 Years
  24. 24. © 2016 Trail The Previous 13,000 Years ‣ Large sedentary city-states ‣ Formal hierarchical leadership ‣ Leaders imposed from above ‣ Dependent on city - not free to leave ‣ Power, wealth & dominance surge then people settled… 200 Years
  25. 25. © 2016 Trail The Previous 13,000 Years “As leaders gained more relative power, relations are based more on leaders’ ability to dominate and exploit rather than benefit followers.” - Price & Vugt 2014 assholes had a home… 200 Years
  26. 26. © 2016 Trail The Last 200 Years… 200 Years rapid rise in complexity & change
  27. 27. © 2016 Trail The Last 200 Years… ‣ Large organizations ‣ Formal hierarchical leadership ‣ Leaders imposed from above ‣ Dependence on organization ‣ Power, wealth & dominance AHA! organizations haven’t changed
  28. 28. © 2016 Trail Today! Choice of Leader Team Power Autonomy Mobility Preference Reality Imposed Leaders Hierarchical Power Directive Rigidity AHA! it’s time for a change…
  29. 29. © 2016 Trail My AHA! Talk Journey
  30. 30. © 2016 Trail Agile Isn’t Sticking or Scaling… Today’s Leadership i CULTURE STRUCTURE PROCESS Super-sizing agile processes fails to penetrate and stick
  31. 31. © 2016 Trail Scaling Agile Challenges Company culture at odds with agile values 46% Management concern about loss of control 38% Organizational resistance to change 42%
  32. 32. © 2016 Trail Agile Leadership is the key CULTURE STRUCTURE PROCESS Leaders must connect agile values within the culture
  33. 33. © 2016 Trail AHA! Agile Leadership Journey Task-focused Do the work Results-focused Direct the work Drive and measure Growth-focused Guide people/change Share Leadership Creative & Adaptive Expert Leader Achiever Leader Catalyst Leader Based on Leadership Agility by Bill Joiner & Stephen Josephs
  34. 34. © 2016 Trail Expanding a Leader’s AHA! Based on Leadership Agility by Bill Joiner & Stephen Josephs Less about skill acquisition, more about self-awareness and maturity
  35. 35. © 2016 Trail Refocusing Agile Leaders
  36. 36. © 2016 Trail Over-Focus on Organization Over-focus on Organizational Agility
  37. 37. © 2016 Trail Need Agile Leaders! Over focus on Organizational Agility Organizations reflect Leadership
  38. 38. © 2016 Trail Need Agile Leaders! ADAPTIVE MIND! ADAPTIVE BODY! "Unless leaders do their own development work, they are not likely to create business transformation. - Robert Anderson in Mastering Leadership
  39. 39. © 2016 Trail An Agile Leader’s AHA! Researching Research! The focus and tools of research have changed much in the past 100 years How we research has not Global ResearchLars Bruns
  40. 40. © 2016 Trail Researching Himself Global Research Paired Leadership Lars leads by modeling a paired- leadership approach – sharing responsibility & developing others.
  41. 41. © 2016 Trail Researching People M(e) Staffing Researchers now self-organize on research projects – increasing energy & learning Global Research
  42. 42. © 2016 Trail Researching Research Flash Works Researchers flash swarm selected projects across disciplines – creativity and progress soar. Global Research
  43. 43. © 2016 Trail Need Agile Leaders! ✴Awareness of self ✴Reflects cognitively ✴Open to perspectives GROWTH MINDSET CATALYST HABITS ✴Experiments on self ✴Coaches for growth ✴Shares ownership
  44. 44. © 2016 Trail Over-Focus on Actions Over-focus on Productivity and other outputs
  45. 45. © 2016 Trail Need Focus on Enablement Over-focus on Productivity and other outputs Results are enabled thru culture “You can’t build an adaptable organization without adaptable people” - Gary Hamel
  46. 46. © 2016 Trail An Agile Leader’s AHA! Guiding Agile Culture With a pending integration, Philipp sought to know and save his company’s culture. He ended up influencing the acquiring company’s culture Philipp Engstler
  47. 47. © 2016 Trail Discovering Their Agile Culture… Visualizing Culture Exploring their values iteratively through visualization and collaboration
  48. 48. © 2005-2016 Trail Ridge Consulting, LLC
  49. 49. © 2016 Trail Sharing Their Agile Culture … Culture V1.02 The version number indicates that we expect to inspect & adapt our culture and behaviors Urs Schäppi, CEO Swisscom
  50. 50. © 2016 Trail Spreading Their Agile Culture…
  51. 51. © 2016 Trail Spreading Their Agile Culture…
  52. 52. © 2016 Trail Focus on Enablement ✴Imagines creatively ✴Connects emotionally ✴Seeks & uses feedback GROWTH MINDSET AGILE VALUES ✴Creates a safe workplace ✴Guides organization change ✴Builds organization culture
  53. 53. © 2016 Trail AgileLeadershipJourney.com AHA! Workshop Leadership Compass Leadership Journey
  54. 54. © 2016 Trail AHA! Agile Leadership Workshops Certified Agile Leadership Workshops  June 30 - July 1 in Bangalore, India  August 29-31 in Denver, CO  September 15-16 in Zurich, Switzerland  September 28-30 in New York, NY  October 26-28 in Seattle, WA  November 16-18 in Washington, DC  Nov 30 – Dec 2 in Orlando, FL Register at AgileLeadershipJourney.com/tour
  55. 55. © 2016 Trail Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Program AHA! Journey!
  56. 56. © 2016 Trail Tying it all together… Certified Agile Leadership More to come… Some Education Providers are pending Scrum Alliance Approval
  57. 57. © 2016 Trail CAL Program Teams Program Discovery Team 2015 • Pete Behrens • Steven Denning • Angela Johnson • Pollyanna Pixton • Simon Roberts Program Design Team 2016 • Pete Behrens • Peter Green • Angela Johnson • Assistance from Sanjiv Augustine, Scott Dunn and Brian Rabon Scrum Alliance Support Team • Manny Gonzalez • Erika Jones • Lisa Reeder
  58. 58. Thank you!

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