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Directing the Agile Organisation by Evan Leybourn

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CHAPTER 1: YOU, THE AGILE MANAGER

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‘Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.

Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.’

Laozi, ∼6th Century BCE

Aim of this chapter: To make you think about your role as a manager. We investigate what makes a good manager, as well as examining your new, and changing, responsibilities under Agile Business Management. By the end, you should have the techniques you need to manage your staff, while empowering them to take direct responsibility and authority for their outcomes.

If you skipped the Introduction, Agile Business Management is a set of adaptive, lightweight, ...

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