Growth Spurt September 2018: the agile leader

In this series of snippets we distil our regular Growth Academy half-day workshops down into their essential elements and learning points. A strategic prompt for the Academy members who were there, and a taster of what you missed if you weren’t…

Date: 11 September 2018

Key focus: How to build agility into your day-to-day role as leader, owner or manager

Topics covered:

  • Agility and the need for stability – the background
  • The mindset of an agile leader
  • Organisational agility and how to achieve this
  • The toolset – habits, structures and tools to use
  • Case study: leadership challenge – finding solutions through collaborative working
  • 90 day plan

Take home points:

  • The smartphone analogy  – a stable backbone (phone) loaded with dynamic capabilities (the apps)
  • Mindset – moving from directional leadership to engaging with teams as part of continuous improvement
  • Putting the customer at the centre of everything you do
  • The 3 C’s of agile leadership – where are your gaps?
  • Michael Porter – 10 practical strategies to stay agile as a leader

Moment of truth!

Eric Ries – the “lean start-up approach” – see your business plan as a series of hypotheses to test rather than as a prediction of the future

To discuss any of the points above or for any questions, please contact Richard Miller.

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