The Agile Leader: How to Create an Agile Business in the Digital Age, Second Edition

  • 4h 20m
  • Simon Hayward
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

This new and revised edition of The Agile Leader lays out clearly in eight steps how agile leaders empower their team to make decision quickly, evaluate correctly where the biggest opportunities are and mould their strategies around market dynamics and ever-changing needs. If there's one leadership skill that successful businesses have in spades, it's the ability to enable teams to adapt and grow within complex eco-systems of clients, partners and suppliers.

By focusing on teamwork and collaboration, as well as promoting shared decision making and ruthless prioritizing, leaders can transform the way they work as well as how their teams function to make them more malleable. Simon Hayward is an agile leadership expert. In this new edition of this successful book, he distills years of leadership and agile research into an actionable 8 step plan, brought to life with examples of agile digital businesses. Learn how to become agile and make digital transformation and delivery part of your business as usual.

About the Author

Dr Simon Hayward is the founder and CEO of Cirrus, a leading provider of leadership development and change programmes to large and ambitious organisations. He has a wealth of strategic leadership experience gained over 30 years in consulting. He is a dynamic thought leader, valued by many major clients, including BT, HSBC, Marks and Spencer, Standard Chartered Bank and Three as a trusted advisor and partner. Simon has been featured in the Financial Times, Management Today, Forbes, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, Fast Company, BBC Radio 4 and Sky News.

In this Book

  • Foreword to the Second Edition—The Leaders of the Future
  • Foreword to the First Edition
  • What is Agile Leadership?
  • Being an Agile Leader
  • Agile Ways of Working
  • Barriers to Agility
  • Safe to Explore
  • Disrupt and Innovate
  • Prioritization and Performance
  • Agile Execution
  • Creating an Agile Enterprise
  • Agility and the Network Society


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