What is Leadership?
Embedding the capacity for greatness in the people and practices of an organization, and decoupling it from the personality of the leader — David Marquet

What is Agile Leadership?
A combination of responsibilities and attributes unique to leaders that are building communities of thought and action.

As a coach, your efforts to support and nudge leaders on their journey to internalize and act more Agile, could they answer yes to 1 or more of the following questions related to responsibilities and attributes?

Responsibilities as an Agile Leader:

  1. Are you setting clear vision and communicating the goals to your teams?
  2. Do you understand and support Agile and Scrum Values?
  3. Are you aligning funding to business value?
  4. Are you prioritizing the strategic portfolio, while respecting WIP limits?
  5. Are you truly supporting your teams?
  6. Are you prioritizing and taking action on impediments that have been escalated to you?

Attributes of an Agile Leader:

  1. Do you trust team members first, in order for teams to trust each other?
  2. Do you embrace thought leadership that stems from collaborative self-organizing teams?
  3. Do you maintain an effective balance between leadership & authority?


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