These days, when competition is severe and the external environment changes drastically, it is said that the skill specifically required of a leader is "Learning Agility."
This is known as the "skill to quickly learn from experience and achieve success by applying what is learned in a new environment," an important element required of a leader in periods of transformation.
Among leaders who display leadership, between those who have high "Learning Agility" and those who do not, what kind of differences can be found in the organizations they control?
The following shows the survey results of 1,360 leaders from surveys that Coaching Research Institute has implemented. Regarding all 53 leadership items, evaluation scores were obtained from direct reports.
First, we extracted the 742 leaders whose scores in the 49 leadership items out of all the items, excluding "Learning Agility," exceeded the average. We separated them into two groups: organizations whose leaders had a higher "Learning Agility" score (Group A) and organizations whose leaders had a lower score (Group B). Figure 1 shows the differences between the "state of the organization" controlled by the leaders of each group.
Regarding items that many leaders feel they need to beat the competition, such as a sense of organizational unity, the development of next-generation leaders, active dialogue, or interdepartmental collaboration, the chart shows that the group with the higher "Learning Agility" (Group A) got higher scores.
To effect changes and beat the competition, it is necessary to unify all members of the organization, make each member a leader, and facilitate collaboration both inside and outside the organization.
For strengthening your organization, why not consider improving "Learning Agility"?
No. of Samples: 1,360 leaders belonging to organizations, 11,855 direct reports.
Period: September 2012 - April 2016
Survey Method: Web questionnaire
Survey Tool: Leadership Assessment