The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

Pamela Meyer / Jan 18, 2020

The Agility Shift Creating Agile and Effective Leaders Teams and Organizations As contrary as it sounds planning as we traditionally understand the term can be the worst thing a company can do Consider that volatile weather events disrupt trusted supply chains markets and pro

  • Title: The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations
  • Author: Pamela Meyer
  • ISBN: 9781629560700
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As contrary as it sounds, planning as we traditionally understand the term can be the worst thing a company can do Consider that volatile weather events disrupt trusted supply chains, markets, and promised delivery schedules Ever shifting geo political tensions, as well as internal political upheaval within U.S and global governments, derail long planned new ventureAs contrary as it sounds, planning as we traditionally understand the term can be the worst thing a company can do Consider that volatile weather events disrupt trusted supply chains, markets, and promised delivery schedules Ever shifting geo political tensions, as well as internal political upheaval within U.S and global governments, derail long planned new ventures Technology failures block opportunities Competitors suddenly change their product or release date your team cannot meet the pace of innovations in your market niche, leaving you sidelined There are myriad ways in the current business environment for a company s well considered business plans to go awry.Most business schools continue to prepare managers to be effective in stable and predictable environments, conditions that, if they ever existed at all, are long gone The Agility Shift shows business leaders exactly how to make the radical mindset and strategy shift necessary to create an agile, entrepreneurial organization that can innovate and thrive in complex, ever changing contexts As author Pamela Meyer explains, there is much involved than a reconfiguration of the org chart and job descriptions It requires relinquishing the illusion of control at the very foundation of most management training and business practice Despite most leaders approaches, Agility is not simply accelerated planning Unlike many agility books on the market, The Agility Shift provides specific, actionable strategies and tactics for leaders at all levels of the organization to put into practice immediately to improve agility and achieve results.

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      • Pamela Meyer

        Pamela Meyer is founder and CEO of Calibrate, a leading deception detection training company, and of social networking company Simpatico Networks She holds an MBA from Harvard, an MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate School, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner She has extensive training in the use of visual clues and psychology to detect deception.


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    1. Highlights:1. Leading by followership. It takes maturity and knowledge to know when to take the backseat and let someone else shine. 2. Learning agility is the ability to access and apply lessons learned in one context to another. Ability to manage something new without having to master it first. The context is always changing. 3. Agile teams celebrate the unique contributions of each player and take responsibility to accept and build on the gifts each contributor offers. 4. Identifying the give [...]


    2. Exciting book! easy to grasp, complete perspective about agility (in individual, teams and also organization). Agility shift not just about being agile, but shifting (being effective, good tactical approach in turbulent time or changing context) get a lot of new insights how we look to people, teams and organization. Important Insight #1: "Most valuable lessons in agility - how to make optimal use of available resources, be creative under pressure and always, ALWAYS be prepared to respond to the [...]


    3. As the title suggests, this book is about agile. For someone who has some background on the subject, there wasn’t much new in this book. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The book introduces the concepts and has the focus on changing mindsets.I was excited to read this book. In the end I got let down, understanding why the book does not have the high rating other books about the topic receive. I rate this book 3 stars. This book is worth the read if you know nothing about agile, but I [...]


    4. For an organizational improvement and effective team dynamics (and a bajillion heart warming community stories), this book still lacks some bits of humanity. DNF


    5. Whereas agile is the buzz word of today's software development, the real shift to agility beyond a single IT team, department or start-up, still to be embedded and practiced more. The Agility Shift by Pamela Meyer brings together experiences from very different fields, from improvisation theater, Toastmaster speakers to 3M, and UPS. Organizations nowadays are confronting volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCLA). Companies that are able to turn challenges into opportunities have [...]


    6. As an improviser who works with business people to make them better leaders this book will be invaluable more to validate our approach with well researched data. The book outlines the whole approach towards becoming an agile organization, from recruitment to structure to action. It gives great tips to achieve in each section . This is a worth while book to read for any leader who wants their company to be responsive in today's uncertain climate , it will allow you to see the climate as an opport [...]



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