What You Need to Know about Leadership, Agile Coaching and Competency
How do we become agile? There is no one path, right way, or best practice.
At TeamCatapult, however, years of research, experience, and data collection have convinced us that investing in leadership mindset is the best way to change an organizational culture so that it can become more agile, innovative, and sustainable.
Leadership is a Craft that Requires Investment and Growth
Our Coaching Agility from Within™ program offers a usable case study to show how building a culture of leadership inspires and compels team productivity and individual accomplishment, both of which are crucial components of product development and organizational growth.
Investing in leadership mindset is one of the most effective and sustainable choices organizations can make—especially as we confront a “new normal” in the global marketplace. Becoming agile is a complex, adaptable problem. Simply investing in agile tools, scalable methodologies, or process improvement tips and tricks results in minimal gains for service and product development. Building a culture that inspires and nurtures team growth and development, however, goes to the very heart of creating a sustainable organization that can navigate change.
Going beyond Agile Team Coaching certification, means acquiring competency.
“The combination of observable and measurable knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes that contribute to enhanced employee performance and ultimately result in organizational success.”
Increased performance outcomes are the direct result of the fact that the competencies of individual coaching, team coaching, mentoring, training, and facilitation help leaders build their range of leadership. At TeamCatapult, we call this “leadership range.” It refers to the ability of individuals to lead from the front and set a clear direction. It also refers to their ability to lead from behind, empowering others to make the move and understanding how to support ideas and create space for all voices to be heard.
Growing Leadership Competency
Physical manifestations of culture can be seen across an organization, in nearly every aspect of how people work, interact, and produce. Culture is socially constructed by the words we use and the behaviors we enact, and although it is emergent (often developing organically), it is surprisingly stable.
For all these reasons, behavior change takes time and requires a fundamental mindset shift. Altering an organization’s culture requires each of us to look at the stories and beliefs that we tell ourselves—the ones that we hold onto that get in our way of learning new ways of thinking, acting, and leading. It also requires us to work together to change the collective narrative. Culture change happens through conversations and the structure of the way we speak and behave together—and it happens from the top down. Growing leadership competency is a cornerstone of creating organizational change.
Cultural Shifts for Change
A comprehensive cultural shift is needed for organizations to create sustainable change. The key to keeping up in a rapidly changing work environment and global marketplace is to scale leadership—and scale in new ways.
Is your organization ready for change?