In November, Johanna Rothman presented on Modern Management – Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success.
Too many people say, “With agile, we don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” However, because managers create and refine the culture, modern managers create and refine the agile culture. Without modern management, any agile initiative will die. It’s time to invite managers to change their behaviors and create a real agile culture.
· Identify the three management principles that create modern management (managing yourself, creating a harmonic whole, management innovation).
· Establish the 7 principles that create leadership (as opposed to management).
· Review many of the myths that prevent management from achieving leadership excellence and agility. Focus on three myths and offer options.
· Consider how managers can change their behaviors, realizing they don’t have to be perfect.