What does an ‘agile mindset’ look like?

Agile leadership has gained particular interest in recent years. The OE Cam Agile Leadership model (shown above) outlines the fundamental components of an Agile Leader.

This leadership style incorporates the ability to adapt, continuously learn and fail fast. All of which are underpinning pillars of a growth mindset, outlined by Dweck’s* theory.

 

This leadership style incorporates the ability to adapt, continuously learn and fail fast. All of which are underpinning pillars of a growth mindset, outlined by Dweck’s* theory.

 

Mindset plays an important role in developing an Agile Leadership style, as it is a fundamental enabler (or blocker) of behavioural change. It is often deeply engrained into an individual’s cognitive processing and therefore requires some consideration of psychological influences to change it.

 

Mindset plays an important role in developing an Agile Leadership style, as it is a fundamental enabler (or blocker) of behavioural change.

 

OE Cam helps organisations develop more agile mindsets and embed Agile Leadership into their teams utilising blended learning approaches:

  • Workshops – exploring the core capabilities of Agile in a safe and engaging environment
  • Serious play – a game allows us to address blockers to Agile Leadership and reach the subconscious aspects of mindset through ‘flow’
  • Online development – allows us to nudge behaviours forward, ensuring that new learning is engrained into strong synapses. Moving from ‘conscious competence’ to ‘subconscious competence’ (making the new learning the norm)
  • Individual coaching, with a psychologist – ensures that the right questions are asked to really understand individual motives and drivers, identifying thinking traps that might derail development.

To learn more about OE Cam’s approach to Agile Leadership and Evolving Mindsets, please contact Toni Marshall on toni.marshall@oecam.com

 

* “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – How we can learn to fulfill our potential” (2007) by Carol S. Dweck Ph.D.