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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


Full Keynote Video: Speaking at Colorado CEO Forum

Full Keynote Video:  Speaking at Colorado CEO Forum

Had a blast speaking to 500 CEOs at the Colorado CEO Forum in Denver in October 2018, for which below is the full video of my full keynote lasting 2.5 hours (150 minutes) in total: 80 minutes of overview of an AGILITY Operating System and the 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders 40 minutes of 9 On-Ramp Actions I want ... Read More »


Working Together Poem by David Whyte

Working Together Poem by David Whyte

Fantastic poem by corporate poet David Whyte about “Working Together” which was Alam Mulally’s theme for the Boeing 777 (and thereafter as the CEO of the Commercial Airplane Division of Boeing and then Ford).  WORKING TOGETHER We shape our self to fit this world and by the world are shaped again. The visible and the invisible working together in ... Read More »


Message for WCAS

Message for WCAS

I am looking forward to being with you for your IT Leader Meeting in La Jolla, San Diego on September 18th, in which we will explore the secrets of Enterprise Agility together.  Please see my video below and then continue reading below for a little homework/pre-work:  Most people assume that AGILE is for software/IT departments and started with software/IT ... Read More »


Fail Again, Fail Better (Tim Hartford)

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The Way to Success

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The 5 Keys to Mastery: George Leonard

 The 5 Keys to Mastery: Surrender to Your Passion Practice.  Practice.  Practice. Getting a Good Guide Visualize the Outcome Play the Edge Read More »


AGILE Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors

AGILE Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors

There are more and more examples of Boards (or the lack of Boards) being part of an enterprise’s Fragility problem not its Agility solution.   This was the topic of a 2017 NYSE Corporate Board Member Magazine article:  The Importance of Being Agile (Board Agility/Agile Boards) One of the most shocking recent examples being GE:  Who’s Been Asleep at the ... Read More »


Message for Harris Supply Solutions

Message for Harris Supply Solutions

I am looking forward to being with you for your Leadership Meeting in Scottsdale in October, in which we will explore the secrets of Enterprise Agility together. Please see my video below and then continue reading below for a little homework/pre-work:  Despite the external and internal VUCA they face, AGILE Leaders, Teams, Organizations and Enterprises find ways to innovate ... Read More »


Chief Agility Officer

Chief Agility Officer

Some great articles relating to this: Why now is the time to appoint a Chief Agility Officer Now is time for a new entrant to the board – the chief agility officer, with executive responsibility for transforming how work gets done in an organization, not what works gets done. A disruptive influencer, the chief agility officer will relentlessly focus on ... Read More »


“It takes not one but two entrepreneurs to build a great company” Rocket Fuel Book

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