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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


Speaking in Monroe, Louisiana

Speaking in Monroe, Louisiana

First time here. Read More »


How are Your Wired? Fixed or Growth Mindset? Fragile or Agile?

How are Your Wired?  Fixed or Growth Mindset?   Fragile or Agile?

Last year’s 2016 Vistage Speaker of the Year, Eve Grodnitsky spoke to all 4 of my Vistage Groups last week in San Diego/Temecula Valley and they LOVED her. She shares her research into Mindset, how it changes everything (beliefs drive behaviors drive outcomes/results) and how we can rewire our brains for a Growth mindset to avoid a Fixed Mindset, even ... Read More »


FRAGILE “Fixed” or AGILE “Growth” Mindset?

FRAGILE “Fixed” or AGILE “Growth” Mindset?

I had a blast this week with Eve Grodnitsky speaking at my 4 Vistage Groups exploring her research into Mindset and the contrast between a “Fixed” mindset and a “Growth” mindset: Fixed:  proving how smart you are, needing to be right, feeding your ego and avoiding failure – fear driven Growth: improving by learning and growing, willing to be wrong, ... Read More »


My Commute to my new Temecula Vistage CEO Group!

My Commute to my new Temecula Vistage CEO Group!

I love living up here in Temecula Valley wine country.  This was my commute last week to my new Vistage CEO Group up here:  Temecula Valley Vistage CEO Group. Not much traffic, blue sky (no marine layer!) and open countryside – 40 wineries so far with a strategic plan to go to 100!  Agile Temecula Valley. Read More »


How good is your Revenue Operating System and Technology Platform? Craig Probus speaking at my Networking Group

How good is your Revenue Operating System and Technology Platform?  Craig Probus speaking at my Networking Group

Let’s face it, most Revenue Operating Systems are far from optimized, bottlenecked in all kinds of different ways, not least of all with a technology platform (SalesForce/CRM, Marketing Automation, Account Management etc) which is not up to the job.  At my networking group the other day, one of our members and world class expert, Craig Probus, co-founder of RevCult, helped ... Read More »


Suggested Keynote Topic for April 2018 Manufacturing Association Event

Suggested Keynote Topic for April 2018 Manufacturing Association Event

I love tuning the title and subtitle of my keynote speaking topics to your audience.  My suggested topic would be: The Secrets of AGILITY for Manufacturing Leadership in a VUCA World:  The WHY, WHAT, WHO, HOW, WHERE and WHEN. WHY?  Why all businesses are figuring out how to pivot to AGILE.  Most people assume that AGILE is for software companies ... Read More »


Message from Mike Richardson for PAC Worldwide

Message from Mike Richardson for PAC Worldwide

Hello all – please see my video message below: Your only homework/pre-work is to outlined below: 1.  Participate in The VUCA Report. Follow the link and then click on the buttons to proceed to The VUCA Report survey GROUP CODE: leave this blank ORGANIZATION NAME – for consistency please use: PAC Deadline for completion is end of day Friday September ... Read More »


Are You Suffering from Bureaucratic Sclerosis? Bureaucracy Mass Index (BMI) Tool.

Are You Suffering from Bureaucratic Sclerosis?  Bureaucracy Mass Index (BMI) Tool.

Great article here from Gary Hamel:  What We Learned About Bureaucracy from 7,000 HBR Readers, with the following headline insights: The blight of bureaucracy seems inescapable. Bureaucracy is growing not shrinking. Organizations aren’t becoming flatter. Bureaucracy is a time trap. Bureaucracy is the enemy of speed. Bureaucracy produces parochialism. Bureaucracy undermines empowerment. Bureaucracy frustrates innovation. Bureaucracy breeds inertia. Bureaucracies are ... Read More »


Speaking in Denver

Speaking in Denver

Always great to be back in the Mile-High city. Read More »


Honored to be Speaking to my Chair Colleagues in the Denver VCG (Vistage Chair Group)

Honored to be Speaking to my Chair Colleagues in the Denver VCG (Vistage Chair Group)

It doesn’t get any better than engaging my Vistage Chair colleagues in developing their brand as an “Agile Chair”.  Such an honor and a pleasure to be at the front of the room among such accomplished, tenured and storied Chairs. Thanks so much to their awesome Best Practice Chair Greg Behm for inviting me – he chairs a very high ... Read More »