Agile Leadership Practices bind all the other practices together and frequently represent a shift in both mindset and method for existing management cultures. First and foremost, agile leadership sets the direction and focus for the organization amidst an ever changing, complex business environment. Shifting from product concerns, to team concerns, to delivery concerns, to leadership concerns, agile leadership optimizes the overall effectiveness of the organization. In doing so, agile leadership creates and maintains an open, transparent work environment that enables mindful experimentation and fosters the growth and development of both individuals and teams. Agile leadership strikes a balance between leading from a position of control and leading from a position of influence that bests suits the situational needs of the team at any point in time. By setting moveable boundaries, agile leadership allows teams assume more influence and autonomy as their performance merits.