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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


Agile is Coming of Age

Agile is Coming of Age

For 16 years already, since 2001, my colleagues and I have been turning up the volume saying that agile is progressively going mainstream.  The Biggest Agile Startup on Earth: GE Beliefs & FastWorks … www.agilitycode.com When the big dogs weigh in, you know something big is happening! They don’t come much bigger than GE, which makes everything from aircraft engines ... Read More »


The VUCA Report 2016 Summary

The VUCA Report 2016 Summary

Here is a summary of our 2016 VUCA Report.  To participate go to The VUCA Report and you will receive the full-version of the report and be kept informed of future reports Read more: The VUCA Report V: VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) Shift Happens 2017 (ACT Version)  Read More »


Agile Employee Engagement … with Real-Time Feedback from Employees using Waggl

Agile Employee Engagement … with Real-Time Feedback from Employees using Waggl

Very excited to announce our latest initiative at the leading edge of helping enterprises develop an agility-advantage.  Read more.   Read More »


Speaking in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Speaking in Cincinnati, Ohio.

What a great city.  Had a great time. Read More »


Speaking in Cleveland, Ohio.

Speaking in Cleveland, Ohio.

Great to be speaking in Cleveland, Ohio – arrived hear election night Tuesday November 9th and Ohio was one of the key swing states.  Interesting times. Read More »


AGILE Structure Influences AGILE Behavior: Cats & Dogs

AGILE Structure Influences AGILE Behavior:  Cats & Dogs

One of the most powerful insights from the field of Systems-Thinking is, “Structure Influences Behavior”.  Yes, and AGILE structure influences AGILE behavior.  Here’s one of my favorite examples:  Cats & Dogs! As a Vistage chairman, facilitating my groups can be a bit like herding cats, in particular with my group of CEO members and the A-type personalities. They are prone ... Read More »


Agile Mindfulness: Amy Sandler Takes My Vistage CEO Group on a Great Journey

Agile Mindfulness:  Amy Sandler Takes My Vistage CEO Group on a Great Journey

Mindfulness is at the heart of Leadership Presence.  Agile Mindfulness is at the heart of Agile Leadership Presence. Amy Sandler did a great job with all 3 of my Vistage Groups this week, inviting them to slow down, reflect and get in touch with their instincts and intuitions, pivotal to agility (Agile Decision Making (how do I know if and when ... Read More »


C-Suite Forum (Temecula)

C-Suite Forum (Temecula)

Setting up for a forum of CEOs and Senior Executives in my own back yard of Temecula/Murrieta, California, as part of my give back to the community. Hosted by PKC Kuebler (and Keith Krzewski in particular)  who do a great job serving this area and orchestrated by Watermark Associates (Darcy Burke & Judy Zulfiqar) Our local business community is going ... Read More »


Structure Influences Behavior: 2 Pennies

Structure Influences Behavior: 2 Pennies

One of the most powerful insights from the field of Systems-Thinking is, “Structure Influences Behavior”.  Yes, and AGILE structure influences AGILE behavior!  Here’s one of my favorite examples:   2 Pennies.   This is an exercise I usually do over the evening dinner in between the 2 days of a retreat.  Give everyone 2 pennies (in the photo above it ... Read More »


Agility Initiatives in our Vistage Community

Agility Initiatives in our Vistage Community

Hello fellow Chairs, Because AGILITY is so front and center these days (it seems like there is an article every other month in the Harvard Business Review) I am going to be doing several things with Vistage to help make sure none of our members get left behind:  A video podcast series entitled “The Agility Interview“: If you have members ... Read More »