Strategic Agility and Resilience: Embracing Change to Drive Growth

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Enhance your ability to respond to complex and unpredictable business changes by mastering the competencies of agile leadership!Leadership success depends on agile development and your ability to be future oriented, seize external opportunities and bounce back from unforeseen changes—particularly with market uncertainty at record-breaking levels. You must not only have a strategic plan but you must capitalize on market trends and anticipate and respond to change more rapidly.

This seminar will help you achieve agile development, lead with greater foresight and entrepreneurial thinking and expose you to the behaviors and processes associated with agile people and organizations. You'll learn …

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Enhance your ability to respond to complex and unpredictable business changes by mastering the competencies of agile leadership!Leadership success depends on agile development and your ability to be future oriented, seize external opportunities and bounce back from unforeseen changes—particularly with market uncertainty at record-breaking levels. You must not only have a strategic plan but you must capitalize on market trends and anticipate and respond to change more rapidly.

This seminar will help you achieve agile development, lead with greater foresight and entrepreneurial thinking and expose you to the behaviors and processes associated with agile people and organizations. You'll learn how to understand and explore customer and marketplace opportunities and capitalize on them by responding with appropriate products, services and initiatives.

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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand how agile organizations differ from fragile organizations
  • Keep your competitive edge by anticipating and adapting to change
  • Identify rapid response mechanisms to environmental shifts
  • Be recognized as a “change agent” and engage and empower employees to implement your vision
  • Establish compelling communication strategies to drive change in your team and align your organization

What You Will Cover

  • Understanding strategic agility and why it’s crucial for today’s organizations
  • Identifying the competencies needed to lead with agility and resilience
  • Utilizing the Leadership Agility Profile™ self-assessment to determine your agility score
  • Aligning people, processes and technology with the AGILE Model™ and learning to put it into action
  • Developing the right team with skills to communicate and implementing strategy as it evolves
  • Creating a culture that promotes action and resourcefulness
  • Engaging in a constant “outside the box” search for new and better ideas
  • Initiating and maintaining a performance scorecard with balanced key metrics, including company, team and customer measures

Extended Seminar Outline

Print this page Extended Seminar Outline Seminar #2546 Learning Objectives
  • Identify Strategies and Techniques to Build and Enhance Agility and Resilience in Yourself and Others
  • Describe Strategic Agility and Why It’s Crucial for Today’s Organizations
  • Explain How Traditional Organizations Differ from Agile Organizations
  • Embrace Change and Articulate Strategies to Take Advantage of It
  • Identify Rapid Response Mechanisms to Environmental Shifts
  • Be Recognized As a "Change Agent" and Engage and Empower Employees to Implement the Organization’s Vision
  • Establish Compelling Communication Strategies to Lead Change in the Organization
Introduction
  • Recognize That There Are Similarities in the Challenges Your Colleagues Are Facing
  • Identify the Five Key Aspects of Agility
  • Describe the Reasons Why People, Processes and Systems Need to Be Agile to Achieve Success
  • Discuss the Concept of Turbulence and Its Implications for Your Organization and for Your Own Role as a Leader
  • Explain the Ways in Which Agility Differs from Change Management
The Business Case for Strategic Agility
  • Explain Why Agility Can Be a Solution to Turbulence in the Business Environment
  • Describe the Emergence of Agility and Resilience as the Essence of Effective Leadership
  • Examine Your Role in Improving Your and Others’ Adaptive Capabilities
  • Discuss the Agile ModelTMand Its Implications for Leadership
Anticipate Change
  • Recognize the Forces That Cause Change, and Raise the Awareness of Your Team to the Importance and Impact of These Forces
  • Monitor Key Metrics That Measure and Signal Change
  • Scan the Environment and Probe at All Levels for Information with Strategic Implications
  • Apply Useful Techniques to Help You and Other Agile Leaders Anticipate and Monitor the Forces of Change
Generate Confidence
  • Communicate a Clear "Line of Sight" to Your Team’s Contribution to Organizational Success
  • Align Resources to Priorities and Provide Your Team with Tools to Win
  • Develop the Right Team with Skills to Successfully Communicate and Implement Strategy as It Evolves
  • Describe the Importance of "Employee Engagement" and the Key Drivers in the "Service Profit Chain"
  • Explain Why Leaders Must Be Confident and Resilient
Initiate Action
  • Bring Focus and Priorities to Action Consistently
  • Drive Decision Capability Throughout the Organization
  • Create a Culture That Promotes a Bias for Action and Resourcefulness
  • Enable and Empower Your Team to Mobilize Cross-Functional Action Swiftly
Liberate Thinking
  • Foster a Team Climate That Encourages Innovation Through Participation and Idea Generation at All Levels
  • Establish a High Level of Expectation for Ongoing Process Improvement
  • Engage in a Constant Search "Outside the Box" for New and Better Ideas
Evaluate Results
  • Initiate and Maintain a Performance Scorecard with Balanced Key Metrics, Including Company, Team, and Customer Measures
  • Use Scorecard Results as Feedback on How to Improve All Dimensions of The Agile ModelTM
  • Make the Linkage Between Enterprise Scorecards and Individual Relevance and Commitment
Developing a Personal Action Plan
  • Develop Your Personal Leadership Agility Plan

Who Should Attend

Vice presidents, executive directors, directors, senior managers, division managers and others with strategic leadership roles.

Special Feature

Before attending the session, you will receive three articles and a link to the on-line Leadership Agility Profile™ self-assessment. You must familiarize yourself with the articles and complete the self-assessment to fully participate in this seminar.

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