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Monthly Archives: July 2017


Speaking in Edmonton

Speaking in Edmonton

Great to be back in Canada. Read More »


Another Day in the Office

Another Day in the Office

Working with a leadership team of a fast growth entrepreneurial business in Los Angeles (including lots of fun with the Marshmallow Challenge!) Read More »


Another day in the Office (the Global head office of Vistage with the team of VPs)

Another day in the Office (the Global head office of Vistage with the team of VPs)

Doing an Agility workshop with the inside team of VPs in Vistage head office (including lots of fun with the Marshmallow Challenge!) Read More »


Agile Manufacturing: The Secrets of Agility in Hardware Product Manufacturing Businesses

Agile Manufacturing:  The Secrets of Agility in Hardware Product Manufacturing Businesses

Two of my colleagues just finished a one week agility intensive with a client which designs and manufactures hardware products. Too many people assume that AGILE applies to software companies but not hardware companies.  Wrong!  AGILE Planes, Trains & Automobiles (and so much more!) Indeed, they assume AGILE started with software companies.  Wrong!  Agile Started with Hardware not Software!     Read More »


What the Sex Pistols Can Teach You about Marketing! Awesome UK Vistage Speaker Grant Leboff .

What the Sex Pistols Can Teach You about Marketing!  Awesome UK Vistage Speaker Grant Leboff .

Accomplished UK Vistage speaker Grant Leboff spoke to all 4 of my Vistage Groups last week in San Diego/Temecula Valley and they LOVED him.  Who knew how much you could learn about marketing in a modern world from the Sex Pistols!  Agile Marketing too … in only 2.5 years (forming in 1975 and disbanding in 1978), only producing 4 singles ... Read More »


Message from Mike Richardson for Online Trading Academy

Message from Mike Richardson for Online Trading Academy

Hello all – please see my video message below: We will be focusing on 3 things in our workshop: 1.  Keeping Up & Getting Ahead Change has changed but the majority of leaders haven’t changed with it Understanding VUCA- Your External VUCA Environment & Your Internal VUCA Environment You will learn Agile Core Concept #1:  Organizational OODA Loop (from the ... Read More »


Agile Meetings: Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Agile Meetings:  Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Great article in LinkedIn:  Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings.  I shared with my LinkedIn connections posting this: Yep, just about sums it up. I don’t allow it in my Vistage Groups which I Chair. Yet, in so many groups which I speak to, it’s rampant, often because members/Chairs shy away from creating accountability around it. Such a ... Read More »


Agile Meetings: Stop the Meeting Madness

Agile Meetings:  Stop the Meeting Madness

Great article in this month’s Harvard Business Review:  Stop the Meeting Madness.  I couldn’t agree more, Agile Meetings are at the heart of your Enterprise Agility.  Here are some of the headlines from the article: In our interviews with hundreds of executives, in fields ranging from high tech and retail to pharmaceuticals and consulting, many said they felt overwhelmed by ... Read More »


Agile Decision Making: Shot-Clock and Clock-Speed

Agile Decision Making: Shot-Clock and Clock-Speed

In the last month we have heard two expressions from Ford which get the heart of Agility: “Clock-Speed”:  “We need to speed up our decision making … the clock-speed of our competitors requires us to make decisions at a faster pace. If we’re going to win in this new world, we need to break down the hierarchy, and we have ... Read More »


Agile Firing – Bill Ford Explains the Why Behind Mark Fields Departure as CEO of Ford

Agile Firing – Bill Ford Explains the Why Behind Mark Fields Departure as CEO of Ford

Just listen to Bill Ford’s explanation of why they parted company with Mark Fields as CEO and its a clear expression of a lack of Agility: Read headline summary at my Vistage Executive Street blog:  What to learn from the firing of Ford CEO Mark Fields revealing 3 insights into Agility: Insight 1:  Deliver an “And-Proposition” Insight 2:  Migrate Multiple Business Models ... Read More »