Agile results from a mindset, Roche's leaders believe -- and Roche takes its leaders' agile mindset very seriously.
The global pharmaceutical company (officially F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.) sends leaders -- almost 6,000 of them by now -- to a four-day internal program named Kinesis that gives people a deep dive into the mindset and practice of agile.
Leaders spend those days learning, talking and thinking about their own leadership style and how their mindset can help make Roche more agile.
This approach has created a multiplying effect that has generated significant momentum for Roche's agile transformation, Roche's CHRO, Cris Wilbur, and its Global Head of Talent Innovation, Tammy Lowry, tell Gallup Managing Director, Larry Emond, in the following conversation. And it has made Kinesis a critical component of Roche's efforts to get diagnostic tests and medicines to patients even more quickly.
Full Circle Group, and our sister company The Leadership Circle, are honored to be recognized among the distinguished winners. It’s wonderful to see the work of leadership go forward with such impact throughout organizations and the lives of the people who work therein, and know that we have a helping hand in that process. We look forward to seeing the fruits of this labor continue to flourish and grow.
Join Dr. Krister Lowe and today’s show guests– leading organizational coaches William Adams and Roma Gaster of Full Circle Group and The Leadership Circle. William Adams is the CEO of Full Circle Group and The Leadership Circle and has more than 30 years of experience focusing on transformational change, large systems change, leadership and teamwork as well as youth leadership. Roma Gaster is a Director and Partner at Full Circle Group and The Leadership Circle and also brings more than 30 years of experience working on the human side of business alongside their strategic context in order to generate results beyond expectations.
Most senior leaders of today’s corporations have built the engine and chassis, filled the tank and turned the key, but in many cases, are still learning how to accelerate, shift gears, and navigate a tight corner in the matrix organizations they have built. In between the defined spaces of a typical corporation’s organization chart, there resides “white space.” Enabling leaders and their workforce to tap the potential that resides in the white space of their organization often represents the single-most compelling source of competitive advantage for today’s corporation.
What an honor it was to be recognized in this year’s Leadership 500 Awards that took place this past March. Full Circle Group & The Leadership Circle won First Place for Large Leadership Partner and Provider.
In case you missed this years Fifth Annual Asia Pacific Conference – Navigating Waves of Complexity, we are excited to share the link to the full recording here:
We are excited to share the latest from Voice America’s – Stories from the Heart of Leadership radio series hosted by Shahmeen Sadiq with her guest, our very own Bill Adams!
So what then of being an excellent leader? Leadership leads! At its best, leading comprises the ability to create and ensure the conditions for people and the organization as a whole to thrive. Our research and experience tells us that the organization will never outperform the mindset, capability and capacity building of the top leader and those of the senior team. Today’s requirements demand that senior leaders consciously develop their mindset, capability and capacity to think and act in ways that open up and evoke conditions of creativity, engagement, innovation, alignment and connection that result in competitive advantage. It is significant then, that leaders be conscious and conscientious about what they are “repeatedly doing” to create (or not create) these outcomes.