exciting new thinking,
and practical techniques
for leadership, innovation,
and strategy in the midst
of turbulent change
FIVE AGILITIES OF A
STRATEGIZE FOR CHANGE
FIVE AGILITIES OF A NIMBLE LEADER SERIES
How do you respond to change that is happening at blinding speed, change that can have tremendous impact on you, on the people around you, and on your entire organization? How can you lead in such turbulent times?
This series of talks is based on Prasad's research of twenty years on leadership and strategy in turbulent environments, research that began with the e-commerce revolution of the late 1990s and which he comprehensively described in his book, Nimble (2018). The surprising answer to leadership in change is that it is not just about being fast; what sets leaders apart from reactive managers is that they mix speed with wisdom. True leaders view do not see agility as simple and singular--they understand it as complex and multidimensional. Through brilliant examples and practical insights Prasad's talks show how leadership in turbulent circumstances calls for five different agilities:
analytical agility—understanding the real problem
operational agility—driving leadership through action
innovative agility—finding creative solutions when you need them most
communicative agility—solving problems together
visionary agility—going beyond the here-and-now, thinking beyond me-and-my-company
Great leaders assess and develop these five agilities and like master artists mix the primary colors, leaders mix the five agilities to most appropriately suit the context--with the caveat that visionary agility is the medium because it transforms the reactive knee-jerk into the strategic response that is the hallmark of a leader.