Leadership Agility

Leadership Agility® 360: The Impact it has!

This innovative instrument assesses the leadership skill-sets needed for consistent effectiveness in today’s increasingly complex, fast-paced business environment.

The Power – Extremely High Correlation with Leadership Effectiveness

The research which Changewise has conducted on the Leadership Agility 360 shows that, as managers become more agile, they become more effective leaders in complex, rapidly changing environments.

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Three Levels of Leadership Development

Based on this research, the Leadership Agility 360 identifies where managers are in this three-step developmental process:

  • Expert: Individuals who operate primarily at this level of agility use their technical and functional expertise to make tactical organizational improvements.
  • Achiever: Managers who function primarily at this level of agility use their managerial skills to set clear organizational objectives and lead strategic change.
  • Catalyst: Managers who can lead at this level not only have the ability to address tactical and strategic issues, they can also inspire and lead transformative change, develop high participation teams, and collaborate with others to develop creative, high-leverage solutions to difficult business and organizational issues.

Strikingly, although research shows that Catalyst level leadership is generally the most effective in today’s very complex, rapidly changing environment, only about 5-10% of today’s managers have fully developed to this level. The Leadership Agility 360 is especially useful for executives and high potential managers because it shows them, in specific behavioral terms, where they have room to grow.

Leadership Agility® 360: The Impact it has!

This innovative instrument assesses the leadership skill-sets needed for consistent effectiveness in today’s increasingly complex, fast-paced business environment.

The Power – Extremely High Correlation with Leadership Effectiveness

The research which Changewise has conducted on the Leadership Agility 360 shows that, as managers become more agile, they become more effective leaders in complex, rapidly changing environments.

Changewise_Logo

Three Levels of Leadership Development

Based on this research, the Leadership Agility 360 identifies where managers are in this three-step developmental process:

  • Expert: Individuals who operate primarily at this level of agility use their technical and functional expertise to make tactical organizational improvements.
  • Achiever: Managers who function primarily at this level of agility use their managerial skills to set clear organizational objectives and lead strategic change.
  • Catalyst: Managers who can lead at this level not only have the ability to address tactical and strategic issues, they can also inspire and lead transformative change, develop high participation teams, and collaborate with others to develop creative, high-leverage solutions to difficult business and organizational issues.

Strikingly, although research shows that Catalyst level leadership is generally the most effective in today’s very complex, rapidly changing environment, only about 5-10% of today’s managers have fully developed to this level. The Leadership Agility 360 is especially useful for executives and high potential managers because it shows them, in specific behavioral terms, where they have room to grow.

Three Key Leadership Contexts

The Leadership Agility 360 assesses a manager’s level of agility in three distinct action contexts:

  • Leading organizational change
  • Improving team performance
  • Engaging in pivotal conversations

Four Kinds of Leadership Agility

Our research also identified four types of agility that are essential in making the most of any leadership initiative. The leadership practices assessed in the Leadership Agility 360 are organized into these four areas:

  • Context-setting agility: The extent to which the changes a leader undertakes are tactical and incremental versus strategic or even visionary
  • Stakeholder agility: How completely a leader can understand and create alignment with stakeholders whose views and objectives differ significantly from their own
  • Creative agility: How insightful and creative a leader is in assessing and solving the complex, novel problems generated in turbulent business environments
  • Self-leadership agility: How proactive a leader is in seeking feedback and in experimenting with new and more effective behaviors

Leadership Agility gives managers and leaders the insights that enable amazing growth and focus them on the areas that will have the biggest impact on their performance.