Qualities Defining Agile Leadership [#AgileQuality #AgileDefinition #AgileLeadership #AgileLeader #AgileLeaders]

Qualities Defining Agile Leadership [#AgileQuality #AgileDefinition #AgileLeadership #AgileLeader #AgileLeaders]

1. Being Open
2. Being Accepting and Present
3. Collaborating
4. Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
5. Always Listening
6. Learning Continuously
7. Being Resilient
8. Being Able To Deal With Frequent Disruption
9. Being Curious
10. Creating Inclusive And Empowered Teams
11. Leading By Example
12. Being Flexible

1. Being Open
We need to be agile now more than ever.

As our work and environment change on a regular basis, being agile is being open to shifting, getting feedback and beginning again.

2. Being Accepting and Present
An agile leader has a “yes, and” mindset, is present in the moment and is open to new ideas and possibilities.

Agile leaders accept the given circumstances without resistance and leverage skills, talents and resources to meet the current need.

3. Collaborating
Leaders are only a few years into a continuous shift away from corporate hierarchy into building a collaborative network.

We see the future of work being more collaborative, co-created and complex.

4. Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Rigid leaders do what feels comfortable and familiar to them no matter the circumstance.

Agile leaders adapt to current conditions, even if doing so makes them feel uncomfortable.

5. Always Listening
An agile leader is always listening to their team, their markets, their partners, their customers and even their competitors.

Agile leaders are ready to hear what needs to be heard and then do something meaningful with that information.

Agile leaders are not limited by the way it is always been done. In fact, they are suspicious of anything that has been done the same way for too long. They are the ultimate collaborator in all situations.

6. Learning Continuously
Agile leaders take the time to continuously listen and learn before responding rather than being reactive and making knee-jerk decisions.

You cannot stop listening to team members and to customers ever, but certainly not during a crisis.

As you listen and learn, you will adapt your approach to how you deliver the experience based on current or immediate needs and pain points.

7. Being Resilient
A resilient leader understands that becoming resilient is about replenishing daily.

It is also understanding we are like batteries and must recharge daily. When hard times hit, if you have done the recharging, then you can weather any storm.

Agile leaders understand this and can pivot quickly without worry because they have prepared.

8. Being Able To Deal With Frequent Disruption
We are living in a time of frequent disruption.

To not just survive but thrive, we all get to be agile.

9. Being Curious
Curiosity is your superpower.

If you are always curious, you are always learning new things, new ways of work and potential new approaches to solving old or new problems.

10. Creating Inclusive And Empowered Teams
Agile leaders are not just people who can facilitate change quickly and efficiently.

Being an agile leader is less about process and more about a mindset committed to encouraging teams to self-organize, think, act and make decisions without the boundaries of traditional hierarchical structures.

11. Leading By Example
Are you really okay with experimentation and learning?

Are you taking the risks to bring in the agile approach that you want your teams to embrace?

Lead by doing the things you want your teams to do, not just telling them.

12. Being Flexible
In past generations, good leaders were judged by staying the course and not changing their minds or sticking to their original decisions like glue.

Now, good leaders are those with good reality testing.

They are those who can take current changes and trends into account, factor them into their decision making and set a more appropriate course based on new information without shame of changing direction.

15 Key Qualities That Define An ‘Agile’ Leader:
Forbes

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