Ep. #4 | Sarah Lightfoot – Bringing Agile to Middle Managers

by | Mar 14, 2022 | podcast | 0 comments

Sarah Lightfoot works with nonprofits, government and small companies to create adaptive and agile work systems that create value and enhance the social systems of work that bind us as humans. While she didn’t know it at the time, she first learned adaptive leadership as a community organizer from “ordinary neighborhood leaders” who schooled her in strategy and building value-centered relationships after a successful career in nonprofit fund development. Sarah now brings adaptive leadership to large city granting programs, startup and established nonprofits, and small companies. Sarah is an expert in Agile methodology — a set of mindsets, practices and values that support good work and helps organizations and teams create a cooperative cycle of learning, collaboration and delivering.

What you will learn …

  • What is Agile methodology?
  • The 4 core principles of Agile methodology
  • How to apply Agile principles to leading your team as a middle manager

Resources mentioned in this show:

Agile for Everybody: Creating Fast, Flexible, and Customer-First Organizations by Matt LeMay
Sprints Are the Secret to Getting More Done, Harvard Business Review Article

Sarah’s website
Sarah on LinkedIn

About Danny

With over 20 years experience in training and leadership development  — and holding an MBA and an MA in Organizational Development — Danny Ceballos has worked with organizations across the country to strengthen their effectiveness in leading and managing others through supervision+motivation best practices and strategies.