Traditional leadership called senior leaders to have a vision and then to get the organisation to execute it.
"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." - Jack Welch
Lean and Agile perspectives call us instead to look to everyone in an organisation as a source and contributor of vision - to understand that a huge part of an organisation’s visionary insight comes from the people doing the real hands-on work. The true personal visions of all team members are the foundation of any collective vision.
“The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.”
“Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.”
-Principles of the Agile manifesto
“Make people awesome? Please don't. Just let people alone. They'll be awesome if they want to be.”
- Tobias Mayer
Please take your own time to listen the audio, explore how to bring vulnerability, curiosity, humility, awareness and deep listening into your tool-kit as an agile leader.