Workshop-Series „Agile Leadership“

In order to be prepared for rapidly changing environments and evolving circumstances, individuals require an advanced mindset, new practices and new methods. In the “Agile Leadership” workshop, our experts will support you in co-working sessions where we cover the skills and practices necessary for success under these circumstances. In this program, emphasis is placed on co-creation, co-working and co-discovery.


  • Application of new work practices (e.g. Scrum, Design Thinking)
  • Agile Mindset and the challenges faced in the new working world
  • The role of an executive in the agile working world

Which format awaits you?

We will guide participants over a longer time period with their own project, where experiments with the rudiments of agile working will be conducted. Agile projects are the application of agile practices for the sake of increasing efficiency, whether it be to your team, project, or line duties. Every workshop unit encompasses a retrospective, in which a participant presents the results of their work. Afterwards, we give a methodical input and subsequently discuss the opportunities to implement these practices in your team. 

Workshop Units

Workshop Units
  • Unit 1: Agile Leadership Kick-off
  • Unit 2: Start with Why!
  • Unit 3: Visual Management
  • Unit 4: DeliveryaAnd Commitment
  • Unit 5: Meeting Formats
  • Unit 6: I as Manager

This workshop unit is part of a series that introduces participants to the agile working world while keeping up with day-to-day activities. Participants will discover the principles of agile leadership, its methods and its applications. Together, we will analyze the elements make agile leadership so successful. We will also show you one of the most important tools an executive can have: the task board. To close, we will ask you to think about possible fields of application. We will continue working together on these projects in the coming weeks.


  • Application of new practices (e.g. Scrum, Design Thinking)
  • Agile mindset and the challenges of the new working environment
  • The role of an executive in the agile working environment

People choose to follow a leader – they cannot be forced to do so. Even Agile leadership only works, when people voluntarily participate. This only happens when they understand why they have to fulfill a task. Thus, debating the purpose of projects, meetings and team objectives in order to explain why a task must be accomplished – the “why” – is the essence of leadership. The executive’s goal is to express the purpose through a clear vision. This way, you can forge a team with a clear vision and strong orientation out of a simple group of people.


  • What is a vision – for teams, projects and even meetings?
  • How do I acquire a vision? Who is contributing?
  • Circle of Safety – working without fear as a requirement for innovation
  • Doing is better than saying: How much repetition does a vision need?
  • How do I make a vision noticeable and livable in daily work?

Everyone talks about self-organization – but how does it come to be und how can you promote self-organization as an executive? A benefit of agile practices is that it visualizes knowledge work, and as a result, also reveals bottlenecks. Work is depicted with tools like the task board, which then allows this process of visualization to take place. In the visualization of the workflow lies the potential to make it step by step more effective and efficient. The task board is simultaneously an important tool for an executive. Live a life of self-organization with your team through the power of visual management!

Participants will learn to either develop their own task board or to improve an already existing one. We will discuss what makes visualization so effective, what a good board looks like, and how to convince a team member to use the instruments they are given and take over tasks from other members.


  • The task board as executive instrument
  • Flow and workload
  • Theory of constraints

Agility has one goal: It’s all about delivery. This is due to people wanting to be successful. They want to work, make something and participate. Admittedly, we often see teams are not accomplishing what they resolved to do. What causes this? Do team members suddenly not want to deliver?

In this workshop, we will demonstrate how delivery can be successful. In doing so, an executive turns into a problem solver and enabler. In addition, we will look at the importance of iterations and incremental delivery and how you can even dismantle every meeting into subsections. We will talk about impediments, what they mean, and how to solve them. Participants will support each other in finding solutions at the same time.


  • Focus as a management principle: Where we direct our focus is where we receive more commitment
  • Delivery
  • Removing disruptions
  • Daily Stand-up

Knowledge workers most often do their job in meetings, or at least that should be the case – yet it still is not the most productive way of doing business. This is due to the way meetings are executed, not the content of one. An organization is a system of conversation and executives have an impact on the way these discussions unfold. An executive plays the role of facilitator: They ensure that people talk with each other in a productive manner.

We will introduce participants to the instruments of successful facilitation and we will also show them how to practically apply these ideas and tools daily. After training, participants will know how to design more productive work for meetings and how to solve tasks in teams quicker and more results-driven. Participants will, at minimum, know how to transfer meetings in the workshop, but might also discover how to do away with them completely.


  • The role of the executive as Moderator Lean Coffee
  • Flash-Working
  • Retrospectives

The participants of the workshop series reflect on their work from the past weeks and will come to know the retrospective format more precisely. With this method-building set, the Appreciative Inquiry, we analyze the successes of prior weeks and make them useful for you in the upcoming tasks and projects. The goal is to reflect and integrate the elements into one’s own behavior.


  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Self-reflection and discussion
  • The format of a retrospective
  • Next steps for your own behavior



Maria Strohmeier

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