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Monthly Archives: January 2015


A: Agility is King! (AGILE is the new LEAN!)

A:  Agility is King! (AGILE is the new LEAN!)

I know we used to say, “cash is king”.  Not any more … cash is not king … agility is!  Agility is king and cash is just a way of keeping score!   Charles Darwin got it right more than 150 years ago: “It’s not the strongest who survive.  Not the most intelligent.  It’s the most adaptable to change” (Charles Darwin) ... Read More »


B: Become Students of Agility (Going on the Journey to Mastery)

B:  Become Students of Agility (Going on the Journey to Mastery)

Because agility is king, it’s imperative that we become students of agility.  Your future prosperity depends upon it. But it’s not easy.  On the other hand, it’s easy to feel like we have come to the end of the road, we have exhausted all the agility we are ever going to find, stood on the edge looking into the abyss. ... Read More »


1 Competitive Advantage

1 Competitive Advantage

Agility is the one and only competitive advantage that has any permanence these days.  Everything else is increasingly temporary increasingly quickly! The only unsurprising thing about the future is that it will be full of surprises!  Any competitive advantage which you feel is a sustainable and protect-able asset can become become a liability, surprisingly easily and surprisingly quickly!  Any complacency ... Read More »


Top Producers Thrive in Chaos

Top Producers Thrive in Chaos

I was recently a keynote speaker at the annual Top Producer Seminar for agricultural businesses, entitled “Thriving in Chaos:  the 5 Roles of Everyday Agile Leaders”.  Agribusinesses are in a time of unprecedented turbulence – a VUCA world!  The rough seas of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity.   Which means change has changed, with chaos becoming the new normal.   Agility ... Read More »


I Love That Feeling of Being Up Next

I Love That Feeling of Being Up Next

Next up.  I love that feeling.  It’s show-time! All preparation converges on this moment and now it’s time to be in the flow and deliver. I recall this feeling very well from my days of doing amateur dramatics.  Stood off stage, waiting to go on for the first time and deliver my first line, with a complex 2 hour scripted play ... Read More »


Shift Happens 2014 (ACT Version)

Shift Happens 2014 (ACT Version)

Agility is the antidote to VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) and that’s the work of my colleagues and myself at Agility Consulting & Training – we are world leaders helping corporations develop an enterprise agility advantage in the face of increasing VUCA’ness, with shift happening thicker and faster all the time.  See great brand new book, “Focused, Fast & Flexible:  Creating an ... Read More »