Why Is It So Hard For Executive Managers To Adopt An Agile Management Style?

For years I have struggled to understand why adopting an Agile management style is so hard for many executive managers. I have often wondered why “these managers” cannot see the obvious: if you want to go the agile route, you need to change the way you lead people.

Of course, I still believe that for companies to use the agile style to become learning organizations, their executive team must adopt the right mindset. However, the way I was originally communicating this idea was clearly not the most effective.

Looking back, I understand how arrogant I was. I remember being in front of several executive managers and telling them how wrong they were, and how their style was not appropriate to lead their company in the right direction.

If you are an executive manager and you are reading this, I am sure you too would have wanted to kick me out of the room immediately. Luckily, a few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with one of the best corporate leaders of today. He was not only my superior but also a great coach who listened to my crazy ideas patiently and respectfully.

If you want to continue you can see the rest of the article on my blog: https://luis-goncalves.com/agile-management-style/

My name is Luis Gonçalves and I am an Organisational Transformation Coachand I love to write about Agile Retrospectives, Agile Retrospectives Ideas, Scrum, the role Scrum Master, and Agile in general.

I have been creating Scrum Master Training for the agile community. If you are interested in knowing more or even working with me you can find me here: Agile Coach München.

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