Leadership development for Business Agility on the Leader’s Dance-floor
The Leader’s dance-floor is a leadership development framework for Agile leaders to nurture Business Agility and boost learning capabilities.
Business agility is creating a learning organization that is every time faster and better at learning about themselves and their customers. This talk is about understanding the key factors and leadership style required to nurture learning organizations in order to boost business agility.
What comes to mind when you hear the word agile? Probably Agile software development methodologies like Scrum will come to mind. For everyone else in large organizations, however, the word suggests business agility. Leading for business agility It’s about understanding and nurturing the mindset needed to get an holistic understanding of agility.
I believe business agility is creating a learning organization that is every time faster and better at learning about themselves and their customers. We are creating a new generation of organizatios that gets its value from their learning capabilities. Therefore Leading to learn is critical to succeed in business agility.
The Manifesto’s focus on better software was what the industry needed at the time. “The Agile Manifesto was an awesome kickstarter from 2001, because we had this customization challenge, but now, we’re pushing to get the rest of the organization aligned. It’s not just about better software, it’s about better business.
We’re in a “customization revolution” where software drives business agility by helping companies focus on individual customer preferences. Customers don’t care about your product. They care about their needs, the product is a means of customer communication and delight, not the goal itself. An organization won’t be in touch with such preferences unless it is a learning organization.
As a Certified Agile Leadership Educator by the Scrum Alliance, I’ll share my thoughts about the key factors and leadership style required to nurture learning organizations in order to boost business agility.
This Leadership development framework called “leader’s dance-floor” is the model that I use as center of my Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leader training to support Agile leadership development at all levels.
Presentation @ CAS2016
Keynote @ ITSpring2017
As a related article, Jason Bloomer writes in Forbes about leadership for business Agility