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Monthly Archives: April 2017


What Great CEOs Do Differently – #1: Agile Decision Making

What Great CEOs Do Differently – #1:  Agile Decision Making

This month’s Harvard Business Review captures the agility challenge for CEOs, Executives and their teams these days –   What Great CEOs Do Differently (May-June 2017), resulting from a 10 year study called the CEO Genome Project, identifying the specific attributes that differentiate high-performing CEOs. Our most important discovery was that successful chief executives tend to demonstrate four specific behaviors that ... Read More »


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Great Working Again with my good friend Marvin Dejean (Emerging Thought Leader on Design Thinking)

Great Working Again with my good friend Marvin Dejean (Emerging Thought Leader on Design Thinking)

Great to be working again with my good friend Marvin Dejean who is an emerging thought-leader on design thinking, which goes hand in hand with agile-thinking:  The Focused, Fast & Flexible Manifesto. In particular, we are working together with more and more Boards to help them be an AGILE Board. Read More »


The Marshmallow Challenge – Carribbean Night Vision edition!

The Marshmallow Challenge – Carribbean Night Vision edition!

With the board of a bank, after dinner, we did the Marshmallow Challenge.  Everyone had a blast.  The following morning we debriefed and then played the video here:  Marshmallows Reveal Secrets of Agile Teamwork vs Waterfall Teamwork. They really got it, understanding how easily and unconsciously we default into “Waterfall”, burning too much time building tall spaghetti structures, without testing & verifying as ... Read More »


Speaking in Haiti

Speaking in Haiti

Great to be back in Haiti Read More »


Speaking in Charlotte.

Speaking in Charlotte.

Great to be back here. Read More »


Glad to be Allowed in! (and we start my session on Agility by talking about Stupid-Simplicity!)

Glad to be Allowed in! (and we start my session on Agility by talking about Stupid-Simplicity!)

I was glad to be allowed into Vistage Chair Ben Dominitz’s CEO Group in Charlotte!  It was great as I start my session in which we explore the complexity of enterprise-agility, which is why the majority can’t do it, by revealing the difference between elegant-simplicity which embeds complexity and stupid-simplicity which ignores complexity.  Often called up by the KISS principle ... Read More »


The High Velocity Edge (Steven Spear)

The High Velocity Edge (Steven Spear)

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Speaking in Des Moines, Iowa

Speaking in Des Moines, Iowa

First time here.  Having a great time. Read More »