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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


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 »


Speaking in Orange County

Speaking in Orange County

I love speaking in my own back yard of Southern California. Read More »


The AGILITY Imperative

The AGILITY Imperative

I am looking forward to our workshop together in which we will be exploring the secrets of AGILITY as an imperative for your future success:   WHY?  Why AGILE?  Why at all?  Why you?  Why now? VUCA – your accelerating world of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) External VUCA Internal VUCA WHAT?  What is agility?  What is it not?  What ... Read More »


The Importance of Being Agile (Board Agility/Agile Boards)

The Importance of Being Agile (Board Agility/Agile Boards)

This quarter’s NYSE Corporate Board Member Magazine has a cover article entitled, “The Importance of Being AGILE” (read here). The headlines are: “The current wave of uncertainty, combined with the breakneck speed of technological change, means public company boards must be nimble and able to retool strategy more quickly than ever before.”  My Translation:  Indeed, we live in an accelerating world ... Read More »


Coke Happiness Machine

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Dollar Shave Club

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Speaking in South Wales, UK.

Speaking in South Wales, UK.

Always great to cross the bridge from England into South Wales. Read More »


Speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

One of my favorite places to be in central Edinburgh. Read More »


Speaking in London, England, UK.

Speaking in London, England, UK.

Always great to be amongst so much history in central London. Read More »