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Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change by Stephen A. Josephs, William B. Joiner

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Chapter 3. Four Competencies for Agile Leadership

How can you become a more agile leader? We address this question more completely in Chapter Ten, but here's the short answer: The fastest and most reliable way is to use an integral approach, one that combines the usual outside-in approach to leadership development with an inside-out approach. Fine, you may say. But what, exactly, does that mean?

You can increase your agility from the outside-in by developing agile leadership competencies and putting them repeatedly into action. The scenarios in Chapter Two identify behaviors associated with each of the five agility levels. However, they only hint at the mental and emotional capacities that make these competencies possible. Why, for example, does ...

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