In my recent lecture of Leadership Agility, written by Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs I was happy to be confirmed Agility is much more than the Agile Manifesto and the enormous business it has generated in management trainings.
I believe their approach is very rich, starting from 4 core competencies which they define as follows:
“Context-setting agility” – This agility lets you place a problem or opportunity within a larger framework and helps you foresee the consequences of your initiatives.
“Stakeholder agility” – This describes your capacity for appreciating the goals of other people in your organization and your ability to align your objectives with theirs.
“Creative agility” – This covers your skill at analyzing problems and devising innovative solutions.
“Self-leadership agility” – This is your ability to develop by setting up a positive feedback loop and studying your actions for lessons that fuel your growth.
In their very well-structured book, they have developed the skills that underpins each of the four competencies, and for those who want to go that bridge further, they have defined a hierarchy of five levels of leadership. From there you can start, in a practical way to develop continuously your Leadership Agility.
Source: Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change, William B. Joiner and Stephen A. Josephs, Jossey-Bass, 2007, ISBN: 0787979139