Agile Leadership

ESMT Berlin Germany

Agile leadership is much more than inspiring people to become fast and flexible. Speed and flexibility matter, but their value gets realized only in a broader organizational context. Agile leadership, for us, is about creating that context. Consider, for instance, the demands facing a top collegiate basketball coach. In addition to helping her players become as quick and nimble as possible, she must enable them to innovate and implement—together, as a team. She must create a context in which they improvise under pressure, while maintaining sure footing on known strengths. And she must achieve this in a competitive arena that’s fraught with ambiguity. Agile leadership is empowering people to innovate and implement—together, fast, and flexibly—in the face of ambiguity.

Before applying, please read carefully the syllabus here.

Faculty: Prof. Matthew Bothner

Course Date & Time

In 2024: It is mostly asynchronous, with live sessions on July 3 (15.00 - 15.45hs CET), July 24 (15.00 - 19.00hs CET), September 5 (15.00 - 19.00hs CET); No class the weeks August 12-23, 2024 and September 16-20, 2024. Final Assignment due September 29, 23:55 CET