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How to Become the Best Agile Leader

Agile leadership is a significant contributing factor that makes or breaks an Agile transformation. Be it a junior executive, middle manager, or team leader, leaders must understand their power to shape their organizations’ future. However, being an Agile leader is not about implementing Agile practices in your organization. Instead, it is about leading with better agility to navigate the business challenges and uncertainties. How do you demonstrate agile leadership? In this article at The Agile Times, the author explains the competencies that define Agile leadership’s core.

Key Competencies of an Agile Leadership

Ability to Deal with Frequent Disruption

The key Agile leadership concepts include empowering people, shifting from timelines to triggering events, and adapting to new things. “This requires that leader not shy away from changing directions and revising decisions taken when circumstances change, or when new information becomes available,” says the author. Additionally, leaders must ensure that products or services and processes are flexible enough to include constant feedback.

Capability to Create Empowered Teams

Agile leadership is about the mindset committed to encouraging team members to make decisions without any boundaries. Agile leaders must go beyond their pivot to create empowered and inclusive teams. They must share valuable feedback and input with their team members while being aware of their limitations.

Expertise to Set Direction

Agile leaders must be visionaries and strategic thinkers. They must think outside the proverbial box and articulate their vision and strategy. Creating and communicating their vision with the team allows the members to understand what is expected. Additionally, communication provides employees with the flexibility to develop a solution to meet the desired outcomes.

Agile leaders must balance emotional intelligence with cognitive and strategic risk-taking abilities to adapt and anticipate unpredictabilities. Though only a few leaders naturally possess these traits, the good news is that these skills can be learned. To read the original article, click on

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