Advancing Leadership Agility: Agile Leadership Styles

Just as there is no one solution for being agile, there is no one “right” way to be an agile leader. From striking the right balance between assertive and accommodating to coaching with intent and grateful leadership, there’s a lot that goes into finding the agile leadership skills and style that works best for you and your team.

If you enjoy this video, watch our first video in this series: Tone Your Leadership Muscle with Pete Behrens.

Interested in learning more about Grateful Leadership? Watch our in-depth interview with author Judith W. Umlas: The Power of Acknowledgement for Leaders.


Sabine Canditt

Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC), Certified Agile Leadership Educator

Sabine became one of the first German CST in 2008 — she is still the only female one — and a CEC in 2011. She has been the “Agile Mindsetter” as an internal trainer and coach for Siemens and Allianz, working with many individuals and teams in business, IT, product development, and management. Now she works for improuv GmbH. She is an active part of the agile community and Board Member of the Scrum Alliance DACH Chapter

Brad Swanson

Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Agile Leadership Educator

Brad has expertise in Scrum, Lean, and Kanban, and an early adopter of eXtreme Programming (XP) in 1999. He is a former President of Agile Denver and co-founder of the Mile High Agile conference, the region’s largest agile gathering. He is a speaker at international conferences including numerous Global Scrum Gatherings in the USA and Asia, Agile Development Conference East & West, Scrum Colombia Meetup, and PMI Mile Hi Symposium. 

Judith W. Umlas

Author of Grateful Leadership and a Certified ScrumMaster®

Judith is a senior vice president, author, and trainer at International Institute for Learning (IIL), a global corporate training company. She is the publisher of IIL Publishing, New York. Her books include “Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results,” which has been credited with changing workplaces and lives by making use of the 7 Principles of Acknowledgment she developed, and “You’re Totally Awesome! The Power of Acknowledgment for Kids.” 


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