Leading for agility training - skills and tools for flexible, responsive and adaptive leadership and collaboration

Leading for agility means bringing new ways of working to accelerate and adapt to change.

Leading for agility is about principles before tools. We start by being clear about what you are trying to achieve in your specific environment.

Then we train people in the relevant principles, practices  and tools needed to build true agility through people and the way they work together.

Programs can be tailored to your objectives and needs, but typical content includes

  • Failing fast and managing risk – using iterative working and a Minimal Viable Product approach to accelerate learning and experimentation.
  • Leading for Speed – lean and agile principles in action – cutting out unnecessary work to meet, decide and deliver faster.
  • Autonomous teams and emergent leadership – building and supporting autonomous teams and enabling distributed leadership to emerge.
  • Moving from hierarchy to networks and influence – developing the skills to build, improve and activate your network to get things done and influence without authority.
  • Accelerating technology adoption – how to speed up the way different groups of people adopt new tools and adapt your way of working to the opportunities that technology brings.
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Leading for agility is about developing a more flexible, responsive and adaptive team or organization.

It is different from, but may be combined with, Agile working techniques – a range of tools and principles, developed in software engineering, that can help us deliver innovation and business results faster.

Our clients are using the term “agile” to describe many different things, from more flexible working to a full agile transformation with autonomous teams, chapters and guilds.

Building leadership agility is not about adopting a prescribed set of tools like SCRUM or KAMBAN. Agile practitioners agree that agile is about principles over tools and in a post-COVID world some traditional agile practices such as collocated teams will need to change to be delivered virtually.


Training in leading for agility

We develop and deliver fully bespoke face to face and virtual learning programs tailored to people who need to improve the agility of how they lead people and collaborate. Our modular content means we can tailor something quickly and inexpensively.

We have also packaged our most requested topic areas into ready to run 90-minute bite sized modules available face to face, via webinar or online learning.

Click on the highlighted modules of our agile and digitul learning path to see more on the content of each. Choose just the modules you need.

Some of our matrix management modules, such as “Embracing ambiguity” may also be relevant to your agile teams, you can add them to the learning path if required.

The steps to more complex collaboration. Explore our learning paths and individual modules.

Click on any of the modules on the interactive graphic below to see a more detailed description of the content and download a copy of our bite sized learning brochure.

We have highlighted in pink the modules we think are most relevant to this topic but you may see other modules that are relevant to your specific situation. You can take the whole highlighted learning path or choose just the specific modules you need right now to build a unique learning path tailored to your needs.

Learn more about leading for agility in our free white papers, webinars, videos and blogs

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People and Purpose in a Complex World Modules

Finding purpose, engagement and success in a complex world and mastering mastering the people aspects of succeeding in a fast moving agile and digital environment.

Matrix Management Modules

In matrix management, higher levels of ambiguity, competing goals, accountability without control and influence without authority become the norm. Decisions and collaboration become more complex.

Leading for agility training

This video gives an overview of our leading for agility training program.

Find out more from our agile and digital insights and free webinar Leading the change from virtual to matrix and digital teams

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"This is the first time such a large and senior group has used this pioneering virtual approach and cutting-edge technology to embed new ways of working."

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“A key strength of the programmes is in helping our managers understand how to put the VELUX matrix strategy into practice”

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