Leading in an agile World

FGI Development Journey

Everybody is talking about agility - We often hear: 'We don't know what will be important for success in the future'. Executives sense the increasing volatility and the need for new ways of leading to sustain success.

At fgi, we are convinced that agility can be found in each and every one of us. We also know that we 'unlearn' this agility during our upbringing and in situations where routine and rigid structures replace our inherent flexibility and curiosity.

Therefore, we believe that the 'one fits all'-principles of many leadership development programmes are no longer fit for purpose. Neither will learning only about agile methods be able to build agile leadership capabilities and cultures. The fgi Development Journey is based on agile principles: participants determine their own destination and route. With rigorous work on what Otto Scharmer (2000) calls 'the blind spots of leadership' - executives learn to lead effectively through contradictions and conflicts, to inspire their teams, and to set up collaboration as the enabling process of transformation.

The central tool of the fgi Devlopment Journey is the MYAGILITY Compass:

The MYAGILITY Compass takes account of the leader's actual context in the field of business, stakeholders, people, and organization and, in a first step, it assesses the leader's actual degree of agility.

In a second step, leaders reflect on the maturity of their personal leadership agility along eight critical dimensions.

Overview of the fgi Development Journey:

1. Starting the Journey
The MYAGILITY Compass helps the leader to determine where to start und how to continue with the journey. This results in more orientation and informs their choice for further development steps.

2. Working on MYAGILITY
Together with the fgi-coach, executives will select further dimensions for development based on the results of the MYAGILITY Compass.

3. Working in the fields
Step by Step, the leaders build an Agile Roadmap in line with their personal agility and the actual leadership context. This may include preparations and support for team workshops, design of change initiatives and conditions for experience and learning agile tools.

4. Reflecting the Journey
Leaders and Coach take a 'retrospective' look at the experience during the journey, including any available feedback. Thus, the Agile Roadmap can be altered, and the journey continues or completed.

In short: What makes the difference?

Costumer focus: 'Leading in an agile world' involved our clients throughout the entire development process.

Context:  The MYAGILITY Compass takes account of the leader's actual context in the fields of business, stakeholders, people, and organization and helps calibrate individual leadership agility.

Competencies: Supporting for developing greater maturity in Leadership Agility creates awareness and choice in relation to a leader's mindset and possible 'blind spots of leadership'.

Customizing: The approach does not provide a 'one size fits all'-solution but a journey, where the destination as well as the route are developed by and with the leader. 

Cost-benefit ratio: The fgi Development Journey works with the executive to create conditions for agility. This way Leadership Development and agile transformation are integrated in one process.

Are you curious to come on the fgi Development Journey?