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The Agile Leader

The Agile Leader

How to Create an Agile Business in the Digital Age

Simon Hayward


Harness a powerful leadership programme based on agile thinking to best deal with the modern, uncertain, volatile and ambiguous business world.

Available to pre-order from 3rd March 2018
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About the book

The Agile Leader exposes how leaders can safely guide their teams to organizational stability and prosperity through agile leadership and building an agile culture. With the rise of political unrest, protectionism and economic uncertainties, business leaders have to assess, react and implement strategies rapidly and with enough responsiveness to re-calibrate their efforts should circumstance change. When presented with key moments of choice, agility allows them to move quickly and responsively, and offer coping strategies for this unprecedented rate of change. By adopting agile ways of working that focus on facilitating mental agility, ruthlessly prioritizing, devolving decision-making, and investing in customer research, leaders will allow organizational learning and drive innovation, thus enabling their teams to flourish in this new uncertain world.

With globally diverse and exciting case studies from top businesses including the British Fashion Council, RB, Standard Chartered and Three, Dr Simon Hayward distills years of leadership research and consultancy work into an actionable agile leadership programme, which will deliver effective results for your business. The Agile Leader is an invaluable book for leaders looking to adapt and continuously evolve to match a complex business world.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Why Agility is Key for Leaders Now;
    • Chapter - 02: Overview of How to Build an Agile Business;
    • Chapter - 03: Agile Ways of Working;
    • Chapter - 04: Being an Agile Leader;
    • Chapter - 05: Ruthless Prioritisation;
    • Chapter - 06: Leading Innovation;
    • Chapter - 07: Devolving Decision Making;
    • Chapter - 08: Continuously Improving;
    • Chapter - 09: Learning from Customers and Competitors;
    • Chapter - 10: Making It Stick - How to Take People With You on the Journey

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749482732
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd June 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 248 pages

About the Author

Dr Simon Hayward is Founder and CEO of Cirrus, a leading provider of leadership development and change programmes for large organizations. He has a wealth of strategic leadership experience gained over 30 years in consulting, with clients that include BT, HSBC, Marks and Spencer, Standard Chartered Bank and Three. Dr Simon Hayward has been featured in the Financial Times, Management Today, Forbes, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, Fast Company, BBC Radio 4 and Sky News.

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