Agile Leadership

ESMT Berlin Germany

Agile leadership is much more than inspiring people to become fast and flexible. Speed and flexibility matter, but their value gets realized only in a broader organizational context. Agile leadership, for us, is about creating that context. Consider, for instance, the demands facing a top collegiate basketball coach. In addition to helping her players become as quick and nimble as possible, she must enable them to innovate and implement—together, as a team. She must create a context in which they improvise under pressure, while maintaining sure footing on known strengths. And she must achieve this in a competitive arena that’s fraught with ambiguity. Agile leadership is empowering people to innovate and implement—together, fast, and flexibly—in the face of ambiguity.

Faculty: Prof. Matthew Bothner

Course Date & Time

In 2024: It is mostly asynchronous, with live sessions on July 3 (15.00 - 15.45hs CET), July 24 (15.00 - 19.00hs CET), September 5 (15.00 - 19.00hs CET); No class the weeks August 12-23, 2024 and September 16-20, 2024. Final Assignment due September 29, 23:55 CET