Agility: Management Principles for a Volatile World


Dr Edmondson’s sixth book is a thought-provoking journey through The Six Functions of the Agile Manager. Each function provides a roadmap for managers on how to navigate in today’s unpredictable and highly volatile environment.” –John Donnellan, New Jersey City University School of Business

If you are ready to question ‘every aspect of the approach, methodology, biases, and deeply held assumptions’ that you have about how to be a successful leader in the volatile world that we find ourselves, then you’ll want to read Agility: Management Principles for a Volatile World.” –Jason D. Finley, Randolph Technical Career Center

Edmondson’s work outlines the attributes that truly agile leaders should embody to bring about real and sustainable growth. He guides leaders to fully own their roles as curator, architect, conductor, humanist, advocate, and architect to create spaces that not only grow, but evolve as true learning organizations.” –Allison Rodman, Founder, The Learning Loop

Agility: Management Principles for a Volatile World is required reading for anyone managing individuals in small to medium-sized businesses, large corporations, non-profit organizations, and government offices.

Now is an opportune time for managers to become more agile and shift their position from one of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, or controlling to one of being a curator, architect, conductor, humanist, advocate, and pioneer. To help the reader increase their self-awareness Agility provides a list of principles, questions, and exercises.


About the Author(s)

Michael Edmondson

Dr. Michael Edmondson is the Associate Provost for Continued Learning at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Edmondson also teaches in the graduate program for Non-Profit Management at Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies.

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December 7, 2020





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