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Monthly Archives: June 2015


Is Agile Just Another Management Fad? No.

Is Agile Just Another Management Fad?  No.

I’m glad you asked!  The answer is NO, as Steve Denning says in this Forbes article by the same title, “Is Agile Just Another Management Fad?” .    Indeed, in his final paragraph he says: “Thus the horizontal ideology of Agile and Scrum  on the one hand and the vertical ideology of control that prevails in big hierarchical bureaucracies on the other are ... Read More »


Agile Scenario Planning (Playing Chess with the Future with the Clock Ticking)

Agile Scenario Planning (Playing Chess with the Future with the Clock Ticking)

In an increasingly VUCA world, scenario-thinking and scenario-planning becomes increasingly crucial to be agile.  We need more agile approaches to scenario thinking and planning.  It’s like playing chess with the future with the clock ticking … increasingly quickly! Here are some resources to help you: McKinsey article:  Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Scenario Planning (June 2015) McKinsey article:  Strategy Under Uncertainty (June 2000 – ... Read More »


10 Lessons from Navy SEAL Training from Admiral William H. McRaven

10 Lessons from Navy SEAL Training from Admiral William H. McRaven

In his University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address, Admiral William H. McRaven reviewed 10 leadership lessons from his basic training as a Navy SEAL.  See video below. A great foundation for agile leadership. His 10 leadership lessons are: If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you want to change the world, ... Read More »


No Ordinary Disruption

No Ordinary Disruption

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, which is less and less ordinary!  See great brand new book, “Focused, Fast & Flexible:  Creating an Agility Advantage in a ... Read More »


Three Core Concepts of Enterprise Agility to Get Your Head Around

Three Core Concepts of Enterprise Agility to Get Your Head Around

On a recent speaking tour of Australia I explained three core concepts of agility we have to get our heads around to begin building enterprise agility. The three core concepts: Agile Innovation Engine … to launch an evolution and revolution of your business model … 1.0/2.0/3.0 … will your business/industry be uber-ized in the future? Agile Culture … do you have a ... Read More »


Influencing Those Who Influence Many

Influencing Those Who Influence Many

My most favorite audience to be speaking in front of or to be facilitating a workshop with?  CEOs. Over the years I have spoken to more than 200 small groups of CEOs and senior executives … and counting.  It’s about doing by best to influence those who influence many.  To influence them to become students of agility.  To influence them ... Read More »