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Monthly Archives: March 2016


Tom O’Shea: Inspiring Audiences to be Focused, Fast & Flexible!

Tom O’Shea:  Inspiring Audiences to be Focused, Fast & Flexible!

My colleague Tom O’Shea inspires audiences to he Focused, Fast & Flexible.   Principal of our Organizational Agility practice area in Agility Consulting & Training, Tom is a world class coach, consultant, keynote-speaker and co-author of the book, “Focused, Fast & Flexible:  Creating Agility Advantage in a VUCA World”. Read Tom’s Bio and hear him discussing Agility in videos here:  About Tom ... Read More »


The Supply & Demand of VUCA: Digital Disruption or Distraction?

The Supply & Demand of VUCA:  Digital Disruption or Distraction?

“The digitization of processes and interfaces is a source of worry. But the feeling of not knowing when, or from which direction, an effective attack on a business might come creates a whole different level of concern. News-making digital attackers now successfully disrupt existing business models.  No wonder many business leaders live in a heightened state of alert”.  So reports McKinsey ... Read More »


How do I Best Deal with Growing Pains?

How do I Best Deal with Growing Pains?

Its one of the most common questions I get asked and situations I encounter – a CEO saying that “we are experiencing fast growth and, as a result, we are experiencing growing pains.  How do I best deal with that?” Situation normal – here’s how I explain it to them and their teams: Growth means you experience increasing complexity -in particular ... Read More »


New Research Study Begins to Reveal the Criticality of Agile-Decision-Making (and that Most Organizations Struggle with the Challenge)

New Research Study Begins to Reveal the Criticality of Agile-Decision-Making (and that Most Organizations Struggle with the Challenge)

The inaugural VUCA Report (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) reveals that the most challenging element of agility which most organizations struggle with is decision making.  Tough at the best of times. in an increasingly VUCA world, decision making must become more agile: The report’s VUCA-Index is 69.57/100 (respondents predict increasing VUCA in the future)  The report’s respondents assess their Decision-Making capability as ... Read More »


Speaking Peers in 16 Languages & Counting (Helping Members Leverage Peer-Advantage into Agility-Advantage)

Speaking Peers in 16 Languages & Counting (Helping Members Leverage Peer-Advantage into Agility-Advantage)

5/16 so far, and counting.  I have spoken in 5 of the 16 countries in which Vistage International has peer groups: USA Canada UK Australia Argentina My goal is to speak in all of them and, in so doing, to understand the power of peer groups in each of those cultures and how they express it in their individualized ways. … ... Read More »


Agile Decision Making (how do I know if and when to trust my gut?)

Agile Decision Making (how do I know if and when to trust my gut?)

I often get asked that question, “when making a tough business decision, how do I know if and when to trust my gut?”  To which my answer is, “wrong question, it’s not if and when you should trust your gut, it’s only how”.  Let me explain. Your future pivots on your decisions in the present – a transaction-flow of decisions ... Read More »


Peering into Team-Agility & Talent-Agility: A New Tool for HR

Peering into Team-Agility & Talent-Agility:  A New Tool for HR

I love chairing peer groups as they are extremely powerful in parting the curtains and giving us a glimpse into deeper levels of team-agility and talent-agility.  There is nothing quite like the moment of truth in which the peer group team has created such a safe, transparent and trusting place in which an individual participant can experience the beginnings of ... Read More »