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Monthly Archives: September 2016


“Waterfall” vs Agile Traction

“Waterfall” vs Agile Traction

“It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.” is a great testament to being agile and getting into traction with something simpler/sooner that is roughly right, which you then test and verify, rather than spinning your wheels sophisticating something more precisely with a waterfall plan, which may well be wrong. Read More »


Learning from Failure

Learning from Failure

Learning from failure is an essential precursor to sustained success. Read More »


Speaking at Vlerick Business School, Ghent, Belgium.

Speaking at Vlerick Business School, Ghent, Belgium.

Doing a leadership day for a Belgian global corporation at Vlerick Business School in Ghent.  High potential Future Business Leaders coming together for a week long leadership development program.  I’m doing day 1:  Competing in a VUCA World. Read More »


Agility Masters: Chesley Sullenberger

Agility Masters:  Chesley Sullenberger

When identifying leaders who I want to include here as masters, I look for and listen for those who have accessed the higher-order and deeper-order mindsets, skillsets and toolsets of their agile-leadership-presence, to develop the team-agility and organizational-agility required to prevail.  There is no better example than … Chesley Sullenberger Just saw the movie Sully last weekend, the story of which I also ... Read More »


Agility Masters: Sir Alex Ferguson

Agility Masters:  Sir Alex Ferguson

When identifying leaders who I want to include here as masters, I look for and listen for those who have accessed the higher-order and deeper-order pivotal mindsets, skillsets and toolsets of their agile-leadership-presence to develop the team-agility and organizational-agility they need to prevail. Sir Alex Ferguson “Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent ... Read More »


How Surprised Will You Be?

How Surprised Will You Be?

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Speaking in Perth Australia

Speaking in Perth Australia

Great to be back in Perth speaking again.  Known as the most isolated regional capital city in the world! Read More »


“Waterfall” vs Agile Investments (Never Fire Un-Calibrated Cannonballs, Fire Bullets First)

“Waterfall” vs Agile Investments (Never Fire Un-Calibrated Cannonballs, Fire Bullets First)

In his last book, Great by Choice,  Jim Collins epitomizes “Waterfall” vs Agile with his concept of never firing un-calibrated cannonballs, fire bullets first! Firing an un-calibrated cannonball is “Waterfall”.  Firing bullets is Agile.  Fire a bullet.  Miss, 45 degrees off.  Adjust.  Fire a bullet.  Miss, 25 degrees off.  Adjust.  Fire a bullet.  Miss, 5 degrees off. What does your ... Read More »


Agile Business Model Migration 1.0/2.0/3.0 …

Agile Business Model Migration 1.0/2.0/3.0 …

Sustaining traction on your desired trajectory of profitable growth (and share-price if you are a public company) requires a never ending migration of business model, 1.0 … 2.0 … 3.0 … forever, with the agile-innovation required – see my Vistage Executive Street Blog:  The Path to Agile Innovation. Here’s a great article from this month’s Harvard Business Review:  The Transformative Business ... Read More »


AGILE for Emergency Services in Australia

AGILE for Emergency Services in Australia

Just did an Agility workshop in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia with the leadership of AFAC (the Australian and New Zealand National Council for fire, emergency services and land management, creating synergies across the emergency management sector) and various agencies from Melbourne’s/Victoria’s emergency services working with Graham Kirkwood of Resource Architecture based in Melbourne. Graham and his team specialize in the physical design ... Read More »