Summary of Leadership Agility

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In the modern economy, agility is the most important leadership skill, assert consultants Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs. Yet, fewer than 10% of managers can contend with today’s degree of complexity and turbulence. The authors describe five levels of leadership agility and offer advice on moving up the ranks to higher levels. The authors’ model is complex: The five levels of leadership depend on skills in four competency areas, each of which draws on two mental capacities – some of which break into further subcategories. Don’t focus on the theoretical framework; dive into the helpful case histories and analysis. getAbstract recommends this heavily researched, story-rich manual to any manager or entrepreneur aspiring to visionary leadership.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why today’s economy requires agile business leaders who are comfortable with rapid change,
  • What each of the five levels of increasingly effective “leadership agility” requires
  • How to determine your level and
  • How to move to higher levels.
 

About the Authors

Leadership consultant Bill Joiner teaches at Boston College’s Center for Leadership and Ethics. He and executive coach Stephen Joseph founded the consulting firm ChangeWise.

 

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Agility and the Global Marketplace
Today’s global economic environment roils with unprecedented turbulence. Change happens at warp speed, with new technologies, competition and opportunities popping up everywhere all the time. The marketplace is a complicated international tangle of “interconnection...

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