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Monthly Archives: February 2016


Agile Traffic Management (Finding the Agile Middle – Think Roundabouts!)

Agile Traffic Management (Finding the Agile Middle – Think Roundabouts!)

We are surrounded by everyday case-studies of agile. I was driving to the freeway the other day and a set of traffic lights were out, flashing red, which everyone had to treat as a four-way-stop-sign.  You know the deal – traffic was backed up a long way in all directions as cars took it in turns to proceed across one at ... Read More »


Specializing in the Business Agility Realities & Challenges of Mid Market Companies & Corporations

Specializing in the Business Agility Realities & Challenges of Mid Market Companies & Corporations

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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Here are a couple of short videos which give a great summary overview of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe): Read More »


Microsoft’s Journey from Waterfall Battleship to Agile 3000 Canoes!

Microsoft’s Journey from Waterfall Battleship to Agile 3000 Canoes!

Here is a FANTASTIC series of videos (about 20-30 minutes in total) describing Microsoft’s Developer Divison’s pivot to AGILE and, in their own words, “the developer division isn’t a battleship that we have to steer and move. It’s three thousand canoes that we have to orchestrate, turn and maneuver”.  You can read more here:  Scaling Agile Across the Enterprise and here:  Engineering ... Read More »


Great to be back in Vancouver Speaking This Week

Great to be back in Vancouver Speaking This Week

Back in one of my favorite cities this week speaking.  Vancouver with gorgeous blue-sky weather, snow capped mountains with night-skiing visible from my downtown hotel window.  Just wish I had time to head up to Whistler for the weekend, but have to move on as I am doing so much speaking these days.   Agility is an increasingly hot topic (not ... Read More »


Resource Speaker Topic for TEC/Vistage Chair Groups (VCGs)

Resource Speaker Topic for TEC/Vistage Chair Groups (VCGs)

The Agile Chair: Agile Facilitation for Vistage/TEC Chairs – Developing Yor Brand as an Agile Chair Mike Richardson Vistage Chair (since 2003/3 Groups/50+ members) & Resource Speaker (since 2004/300+ Groups). Not all CEO Peer Groups are the same! The biggest responsibility I feel as a TEC/Vistage Chair is to do everything possible to assure that my members have the AGILITY to ... Read More »


Vistage/TEC Resource Speaker Topics

Vistage/TEC Resource Speaker Topics

I am dedicated to helping our global Vistage/TEC membership crack the code of agility as our community’s thought-leading expert.  It’s a tough topic to do with groups in the speaker session time available but I have iterated my approach and portfolio of topics over the years with great feedback.  Most of all I hear so many times from Chairs, unprompted by me, ... Read More »


In the Driving Seat of Agility: Translating Agile Strategy & Agile Execution into Traction, Avoiding Wheel$pin

In the Driving Seat of Agility:  Translating Agile Strategy & Agile Execution into Traction, Avoiding Wheel$pin

This is my core topic (since 2004, delivered to 300+ groups of CEOs/senior executives globally so far, and counting) and remains my favorite.  We explore the challenges of leadership-agility, team-agility and organizational-agility, to be in traction on your desired trajectory with any business, with the enterprise-agility required to be avoiding wheel$pin.  Wheel$pin can cost you a fortune and potentially your prosperity ... Read More »


Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame

My star in the walk of fame at the annual Vistage Chair Convention.  12 years and counting as a Chair, plus 10 years and counting as a Resource-Speaker nationally and internationally, I have spoken to more than 250 groups globally and have Chaired  more than 500 group meetings and 1500 one-to-one coaching sessions with CEOs. I love the intersection between my ... Read More »


Ultra-Human. Ultra-Agile

Ultra-Human.  Ultra-Agile

Dan Miller is one of my new best-friends.  He just spoke at my Vistage peer-groups of CEOs and Senior Executives about what it takes to be “Ultra-Human” and the members loved him.  Why?  Because with elegant simplicity which embeds complexity (see: 2 Camps for explanation of 2 kinds of simplicity) he has distilled the 6 factors which are most pivotal, revealing and ... Read More »