THE AGILE ADVANTAGE EVENT

Creating agile leaders for the digital age

Jointly hosted by Cirrus and Accenture, The Agile Advantage explored the latest thinking into agile leadership from world-renowned leadership experts and corporate leaders who are driving innovation and agility across organisations.

Fascinating keynote sessions were delivered by Gary Hamel, one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, and agile leadership expert Simon Hayward, CEO of Cirrus and author of The Agile Leader. Other highlights came from acclaimed author Erica Dhawan and Accenture’s Global Talent & Organization/Human Potential Lead, Christie Smith, who each shared incredible insights.

Click on the links on this page for a deep dive into key themes including collaborative achievement, customer vision and agile decision making – all of which feature in the recently-published and widely-acclaimed second edition of The Agile Leader.

Make sure you check out our short film featuring the specially commissioned poem, Agile, from acclaimed British poet Lemn Sissay. With choreography from Chad Taylor, this explores the elements of disruption, innovation and collaboration which are so critical to successful agile team working.

View all keynote speeches and discussions from the event and gain practical insights and actionable strategies to aid your agile and digital transformation.

Agile Leadership for our post-pandemic world

How can you develop a more agile style of leadership? Simon Hayward, CEO of Cirrus and author of The Agile Leader, draws on his extensive research and experience to provide practical insights.

Agile leadership in action

Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer at Procore, is renowned for her agile leadership. She talks to Simon Hayward about the power of purpose, disruption and learning and offers actionable advice.

Disrupt your thinking…

Acclaimed author and collaboration expert Erica Dhawan talks to Accenture’s Tanarra Schneider about customer-focused communication and innovation.

Collaborating for success…

Christie Smith from Accenture talks to Clare Hayward at Cirrus about the importance of collaboration, drawing deeply on her personal experience.

Building an evolutionary advantage

How can you build an evolutionary advantage to future-proof your organisation? Discover more from world-renowned leadership expert Gary Hamel.

Building trust…

Building a culture of trust and psychological safety: leadership experts Gary Hamel, Harvey Floyd and Simon Hayward draw on their experience to suggest solutions.

Agile transformation…

Tanuj Kapilashrami, Group Head Human Resources at Standard Chartered discusses taking leaders on a learning journey to achieve agile transformation with Accenture’s Andy Young.

Connecting with customers…

Ampol’s Joanne Taylor, BHP’s Michelle Du Plessis and Standard Chartered’s Tanuj Kapilashrami talk to Tim Good at Accenture about innovating to improve the customer experience.

Experiment, learn, grow…

How can we create cultures of psychological safety where we can experiment, learn and grow? Kim Lafferty, VP People Development at GSK, talks to Ilhan Scheer from fable+ and Simon Hayward from Cirrus.

What’s your agile advantage?

Accenture and Cirrus experts share their experiences of agile leadership at its best.

The Agile Advantage

Jointly hosted by Cirrus and Accenture, The Agile Advantage explored the latest thinking into agile leadership from world-renowned leadership experts, academics and corporate leaders known for their innovation, agility and disruption.

 

Featured speakers

Emma Meekison at Cirrus

Dr Simon Hayward

CEO of Cirrus and author of The Agile Leader

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Pat Wadors

Chief People Officer,
Procore

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Graeme Dodd at Cirrus

Erica Dhawan

Author and Keynote
Speaker

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Hannah Boardman at Cirrus team

Tanarra Schneider

Managing Director, Leadership and Culture, Accenture

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Christie Smith

Global Talent and Organisation/ Human Potential Lead, Accenture

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Emma Meekison at Cirrus

Clare Hayward

Director, Cirrus and
Managing Director,
Accenture

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Hannah Boardman at Cirrus team

Gary Hamel

Acclaimed author and Professor, London Business School

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Graeme Dodd at Cirrus

Harvey Floyd II

Lecturer and Lead Executive Coach, Wharton Executive Development Programme

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Emma Meekison at Cirrus

Tanuj Kapilashrami

Group Head Human Resources, Standard Chartered

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Hannah Boardman at Cirrus team

Andy Young

Financial Services Talent & Organisation Lead,
Accenture

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Graeme Dodd at Cirrus

Tim Good

Talent & Organization / Human Potential Lead Europe, Accenture

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Michelle Du Plessis

Vice President Global Human Resources Operations,
BHP

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Emma Meekison at Cirrus

Joanne Taylor

Executive General Manager, Retail, Brand and Culture, Ampol Australia

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Emma Meekison at Cirrus

Ilhan Scheer

CEO fable+ and
Managing Director,
Accenture

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Emma Meekison at Cirrus

Kim Lafferty

VP, People Effectiveness Talent, Learning and Organisation Development CoE, GSK

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Gaston Carrion

Talent & Organization/ Human Potential AAPAC Lead, Growth Markets
Accenture

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Anna Seely

Senior Manager, Accenture Strategy

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The Agile Leader book by Dr Simon Hayward

How to create an agile business in the digital age.

Agile Leadership by Cirrus

Creating agile organisations by transforming behaviour.

Research: Overcoming the barriers to agility

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