Leadership agility is the ability to lead effectively under conditions of rapid change and mounting complexity. Why it is important is that the pace of change in the world is increasing and the level complexity and interdependence is growing.
Bill Joiner & Stephen Josephs Leadership Agility is quickly becoming a seminal resource for growing leadership in today's turbulent business environment. For those of us interested in growing agile organizations, Leadership Agility paints a great framework and vocabulary to help leaders at all levels understand the need to lead both from an intent of control and an intent of influence as the situations before us merit.
Read Bill Joiner's white paper to get a flavor of the framework, then read the book for the full foundation and start your path on becoming an agile leader.