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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


Cracking the Agility Code #34

Cracking the Agility Code #34

Agile requires a pivot of mindset.  In an accelerating VUCA world, the 3rd and longitudinal dimension of journey orientation has become the primary dimension around which we must reframe our approach to translating agile strategy and agile execution into traction, avoiding wheel$pin, which can cost us a fortune.   For that pivot of mindset, we must simultaneously understand the microscopic ... Read More »


BBC Million Dollar Traders

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Cracking the Agility Code #33

Cracking the Agility Code #33

The journey to mastery is through complexity. Often voicing the KISS principle, “can’t we just keep it simple stupid”, Dabblers, obsessives and hackers bounce off complexity getting stuck in stupid simplicity this side of complexity, which can be the KISS of Death! Masters understand the nature of the journey and keep moving through complexity, to the other side and mastery ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #32

Cracking the Agility Code #32

While organizational agility is a timeless problem, today’s reality is placing new and unfamiliar demands upon us and our skills. It is asking new questions of our executive strengths, which are  being tested in new ways. To pass the test, we need new answers. Where do we get those new answers? That was a question I constantly asked myself as ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #31

Cracking the Agility Code #31

Don’t get dunked by the future.  Go on the transformation journey to mastery as an agile enterprise with the agility operating system required. Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #30

Cracking the Agility Code #30

Translating agile strategy and agile execution into traction on your desired trajectory of profitable growth, avoiding wheel-spin, requires an Agility Operating System that is up to the challenge of VUCA these days. Read More »


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 »