For 2010–2011, Level 2 of the Strategic Leadership Program (SLP) will focus on leadership agility through a series of four half-day workshops based on the work of Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs, authors of Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change.
In their research, Joiner and Josephs found that only about 10% of managers have mastered the level of agility needed for consistent, effective leadership under conditions of rapid change and increasing complexity. They then identified four mutually reinforcing competencies that those 10% of managers had in common: context-setting agility, stakeholder agility, creative agility, and self-leadership agility.
From there, Joiner and Josephs linked each of the four key competencies to distinct agility levels, with each level representing an increased ability to respond effectively to change and complexity. The levels progress:
By developing one or more of the areas of agility identified by Joiner and Josephs, leaders can advance their ability, and their organization's ability, to succeed in increasingly complex and variable environments.
To learn more about Joiner and Josephs' groundbreaking research, please visit their Leadership Agility website.