Robbie Mac Iver,
Agile Consultant & Coach
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather
wood, divide the...
The Challenge
We Are Changing Behavior
The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 2
The Goal
Experiment
Reflect
Adapt
Solutions
Create a Learning Organization
The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 3
The Measurement
The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 4
People Are
Helping Others
The first order of business is to build a g...
What Do I Mean By “Leadership”?
The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 5
Leadership IS…
The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 6
Leadership versus Management
 Leadership refers to an individual's
ability to influence, motivate, and enable
others to c...
Leadership Defined
Leadership is action taken with a
proactive attitude and the intention to
change something for the bett...
Leadership Agility Framework
 The ability to lead effectively under
conditions of rapid change and
mounting complexity
Th...
Leadership Agility
 As leaders grow into more advanced
stages they become:
 More adept at responding to change
 More vi...
Leadership Agility 360™ Assessment
 Personal Development Tool
 Not intended for performance evaluation
 Assesses Observ...
Leadership Agility 360™ Assessment
The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 12
Pivotal
Conversations
Personal Development
Action...
A Program Built Around You
 What tells you that leadership
development is needed?
 What behaviors do you want to
see les...
Group and Individual
Coaching
Influence vs
Control
Effective
Actions
Growth
Mindset
Perspective
Taking
Focus
A Program Bui...
A Program Built Around You
The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 15
Common Leadership Mindset
Organizational Needs
Individual...
My Role
The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 16
Guide
Information Curator
Mirror
Robbie Mac Iver
▪ Past President/Advisor National Board of Directors
▪ Founder Houston Chapter
▪ Stage Producer – Agile 20...
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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
  • Evolving Leadership

    1. 1. Robbie Mac Iver, Agile Consultant & Coach 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 The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 1 Evolving Leadership
    2. 2. The Challenge We Are Changing Behavior The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 2
    3. 3. The Goal Experiment Reflect Adapt Solutions Create a Learning Organization The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 3
    4. 4. The Measurement The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 4 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
    5. 5. What Do I Mean By “Leadership”? The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 5
    6. 6. Leadership IS… The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 6
    7. 7. 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. Source: Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders - Vineet Nayar Influence and inspiration separate leaders from managers, not power and control. The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 7
    8. 8. Leadership Defined Leadership is action taken with a proactive attitude and the intention to change something for the better. The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 8 Source: Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change – Joiner & Josephs
    9. 9. Leadership Agility Framework  The ability to lead effectively under conditions of rapid change and mounting complexity The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 9 Why is it Important?  The pace of change will continue to increase, and the level of complexity and interdependence will continue to grow
    10. 10. 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 The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 Business Performance Organizational Agility Leadership Agility
    11. 11. 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 © 2005-2015 11
    12. 12. Leadership Agility 360™ Assessment The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 12 Pivotal Conversations Personal Development Action Plan LA360 Leadership Coaching Support Gathering Feedback
    13. 13. 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 © 2005-2015 13
    14. 14. Group and Individual Coaching Influence vs Control Effective Actions Growth Mindset Perspective Taking Focus A Program Built Around You The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 14 A Pragmatic Approach Leadership Agility 360™
    15. 15. A Program Built Around You The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 15 Common Leadership Mindset Organizational Needs Individual Assessments Development Action Plans Start An Evolution
    16. 16. My Role The Mac Iver Group, LP © 2005-2015 16 Guide Information Curator Mirror
    17. 17. Robbie Mac Iver ▪ 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 www.robbiemaciver.com robbie@robbiemaciver.com @robbiemaciver robbiemaciver Consulting ▪ Coaching ▪ Mentoring ▪ Agile Adoption ▪ Agile Leadership ▪ Product Management ▪ Leadership Agility 360™ Assessment ▪ Certified LeSS Practitioner 10+ Years Agile Techniques ▪ 10+ Years Project Leadership ▪ 20+ Years Information Technology

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