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Monthly Archives: December 2014


2 Camps

2 Camps

Increasing VUCA’ness (VUCA:  Volatility; Uncertainty; Complexity;  Ambiguity) divides the world into 2 camps of people, companies and futures.  The agility-advantaged-minority and the agility-disadvantaged-majority.  The agile and the fragile.   It’s not easy to cross the gap, because it embodies: 2 Kinds of Simplicity There are 2 kinds of simplicity, as captured by Oliver Wendell Holmes: “I wouldn’t give a fig ... Read More »


3 Dimensions & 3 Core-Concepts

3 Dimensions & 3 Core-Concepts

The reality is that agility is a 3D challenge … a Rubik’s cube of a puzzle in three dimensions. In my experience, the majority are stuck seeing the world in 2D.  That would be like watching a 3D movie without wearing our 3D glasses!  All we would see is a blur, missing the clarity and acuteness of the 3rd dimension. ... Read More »


4 Characters

4 Characters

Our challenge then is to go on the journey to mastery of agility, as a 3D challenge of dynamic skills for conditions of dynamic complexity.  A long and rocky path as George Leonard captures: “We all aspire to Mastery, but the path is always long and sometimes rocky, and it promises no quick and easy payoffs. So we look for ... Read More »


5 Reasons Why We Experience More Wheel$pin Than We Should (& the 5 Realities, 5 Roles & 5 Drivers of Everyday Agile Leadership)

5 Reasons Why We Experience More Wheel$pin Than We Should (& the 5 Realities, 5 Roles & 5 Drivers of Everyday Agile Leadership)

The question of my diverse career as a leader has been: Why, despite all of our investments in developing our businesses, do we still experience much more wheel$pin than we should, which costs us a fortune and potentially our future prosperity, in business and life?  My first book, “Wheel$pin:  The Agile Executive’s Manifesto” (see books) is dedicated to exploring this ... Read More »


6th Sense

6th Sense

As you approach mastery, agility becomes a 6th sense.  You know people who have it and you know people who don’t.  You know when you have it and you know when you don’t.  You know it when you see it and you know it when you don’t. When recruiting, I often hear CEOs and Executives say they are looking for ... Read More »


11 Attributes of Agility to Change Your Relationship With

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C: C2C (Conversation-Flow to Cash-Flow) & The Secrets of Agile-Decision-Making

C:  C2C (Conversation-Flow to Cash-Flow) & The Secrets of Agile-Decision-Making

To keep our cash-flow on the rails we must keep our conversation-flow on the rails.  If our conversation-flow derails in the present, our cash-flow derails in the future.  To change the trajectory of our cash-flow in the future we must change the trajectory our conversation-flow in the present. I call it C2C:  Conversation-Flow to Cash-Flow.    Yes, conversation becomes cash!  If ... Read More »


D: Diagnosis & Treatment of Enterprise Agility

D:  Diagnosis & Treatment of Enterprise Agility

To optimize our future we must optimize our agility.  To optimize our agility we must optimize our conversation-flow.  By diagnosing and treating our conversation-flow we are optimizing our agility and our future.  Our future and our agility is driven by the “QQC” of our conversation-flow:  Quantity, Quality and Cadence: Quantity – the quantity of our conversation-flow.  Are we talking about ... Read More »


E: Everyday Agile Leadership

E:  Everyday Agile Leadership

Agile leaders meet the challenge of agility everyday in every way in every situation and set of circumstances.  Leadership agility is an everyday proposition. We can look at the complexity of agility through the elegantly simple lens of Everyday Agile Leadership.  By studying everyday agile leaders in non-business setting settings (Fighter-Pilots, Navy-Seals, Fire-Fighters, ER-Doctors etc, including you in the driving ... Read More »


F: Future-Proofed and Recession-Ready?

F:  Future-Proofed and Recession-Ready?

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