Sunday, February 10, 2013

Agile leader


“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is
done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
–Lao Tzu
 
Agile leader:
 
a) Agile leaders should commit themselves to helping and serving others, not to make them follow.
 
b) Agile leaders renounce the hierarchical view of the organization and, instead, demonstrate
a sense of community and shared management.
 
c) Agile leader quit the command-and-control behaviors and impose their own criteria and values through
the use of coercive power.
 
d) Agile leaders will listen and demonstrate empathy with those working with them – not for them
 
e) Agile leaders will constantly communicate a vision and a purpose that will be created by everyone in the company, not just the management board, and they will constantly show a full commitment to the improvement and development of individuals, the company, and the community.
 
f) Agile leaders will inspire everyone in the darkest hours and remain as the last standing man when it comes to defending an Agile view of the organization. 
 
g) Agile leaders will make sure that Agile implementation process goes on and constantly strengthen the common vision by continuous follow-up
 
h) Agile leaders will foster an agile culture Practices such as high customer involvement, testing early, and collaborative decision making promote an agile mentality throughout the company.