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2. Performance Circle: Leading

Jeff Dalton1 
Waterford, MI, USA

As an agile leader,

I will project agile values, provide the environment, and establish a vision,

So that my teams can be agile and successful in everything they do.

There is a reason the Leading Performance Circle comes first and is the largest circle in the Agile Performance Holarchy. Above all else, agile organizations must be led by agile leaders. Strong leadership is essential for successful self-organization – it’s just not the kind of leadership you’re used to.

Agile leaders must learn to empower their teams, and let them become the best they can be. They must abandon the fixed mindset, ...

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