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Agile Leadership 2021

I was hosting a Clubhouse room with my guest eXp World Holdings Chairman Glenn Sanford. We discussed what his predictions were for 2021. He spoke of agile leadership. That conversation stuck with me most of the day.

Most of us entered 2020 with the expectation of a “perfect vision” somehow we felt that 2020 would be the year we all broke free and would experience exceptional growth both personally and professionally.

Needless to say, the universe had a different plan. That being said let’s discuss this concept of “agile leadership”.

Agile Leadership according to wiki:

Agile leadership is the craft of creating the right context for self-organization. An environment where agile teams collaborate, learn from each other, get quick feedback from users, and are focused on quality and continuous learning. He or she doesn’t micro-manage the people nor creates total freedom. Wikipedia

I must admit I feel like this definition is saying two different things. Give people freedom but not too much!

As real estate entrepreneurs, we must create our own space and our own agile leadership manifesto. ( No worries I am working on the manifesto)

I believe it's going to be essential to stay agile in the real estate industry in the coming years. If we are not flexible and willing to adapt we will not survive. Remember the story about Blockbuster? They were warned about Netflix. They did not believe the threat was real. So they stayed the course and we all know how that story ends.

How do you want your story to read? I believe your legacy both in business and in life is not our end of life story but the story you create every day and the good news is that it too is agile.

Here are my 5 steps to start creating your “Agile Leadership” legacy:

  • Be prepared to sell your team in new ways. One of the first things you will have to do as an Agile leader is selling your team on the new practice.

  • Relinquish control. Once your team is ready, now you have to be too. ...

  • Be open-minded. ...

  • Embrace failure. ...

  • Enjoy the process.

Agile leadership is not a new concept:

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” (Lao Tzu, 4th century BC.)

Just a little fuel for thought.....


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