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Monthly Archives: March 2019


The Power of Mind Mapping

The Power of Mind Mapping

I have been mind-mapping for years and years using some of the earliest software applications back in the 1990s. I love sharing the power of mind mapping, at least how its aligns for me with my personal productivity process and system for agile productivity. Find out about the basics here: Wkipedia: Mind Map Find a list of Software Applications here: ... Read More »


David Allen Productivity Videos

David Allen Productivity Videos

GREAT videos from David Allen, my favorite personal productivity thought leader. Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #24

Cracking the Agility Code #24

The first of the 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders … we must be the Chief Chaos Coach, coaching our team from the majority pattern of disorganized chaos to the minority pattern of organized chaos. Disorganized chaos is a pattern of behaviors the majority find themselves in as a self-fulfilling/self-defeating, vicious cycle and downwards spiral. Organized chaos is a pattern ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #23

Cracking the Agility Code #23

There are 5 attributes of Agility to change your relationship with. These are the 5 realities of our agility challenge and the 5 reasons why the majority of leaders, teams and organizations are stuck in the fragile majority unable to join the agile minority. They become the 5 roles we must fulfill everyday, knowing that if we don’t, no one ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #22

Cracking the Agility Code #22

For the Fragile, VUCA is full of threat, which can rapidly unfold as a breakdown journey. Probably bigger, faster and sooner than you worst nightmare! At least, that’s the only safe assumption. “Only the paranoid survive”. For the Agile, VUCA is full of opportunity, to architect a breakthrough journey. But its like playing high-speed 3D chess! Read More »


Navy SEAL Ethos/Creed

Navy SEAL Ethos/Creed

See the official Navy SEAL Ethos/Creed at the Naval Special Warfare Command Website:  Navy SEAL Ethos/Creed         Definitely worth reading the whole thing.  My favorite parts are: In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #21

Cracking the Agility Code #21

Luck is huge in Agility. Is VUCA causing you to be experiencing more bad luck by accident than good luck by design? Many teams are mired in a “stuff happens” mindset. Not AGILE Leaders, who understand how to get luck on their side as a reliable factor by stacking the odds in their favor. Help your team change its relationship ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #20

Cracking the Agility Code #20

In a VUCA world it is inevitable that we will always be learning from hindsight, but it can be very expensive and, at the extreme, terminal. Every time you learn from hindsight, I invite you to look in the mirror to ask yourself if you could have learned that from foresight, a lot less expensively … if you had been ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #19

Cracking the Agility Code #19

Is VUCA defaulting you and your team into partial-triage? So busy working in dis-organized chaos that we aren’t working on organizing the chaos?  So busy working in crisis management that we aren’t working on averting and preventing crises?  So consumed in reactively triaging short-term operational VUCA that we aren’t proactively and preemptively triaging long-term strategic VUCA? As a result, we ... Read More »