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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


Mental Agility – a video from Apple – “Here’s to those who have always seen things differently”

Mental Agility – a video from Apple – “Here’s to those who have always seen things differently”

“Here’s to those who have always seen things differently”.  Mental-Agility is essential to Enterprise-Agility. A great video from Apple used internally to promote creative thinking and perspective shifting/pivoting to “unbox” and see things from a different angle.  Great to play with you team at the start of a creative thinking/innovation journey.  Things are not-always/always-not what they seem! Read More »


In the Agile Flow Zone

In the Agile Flow Zone

One of my new best friends – Ryan Walter – 1986 Stanley Cup winning Hockey player with the Montreal Candiens (that’s the winners ring on my pinky) and a cameo superstar in the movie “Miracle” – he played the referee after being engaged as a consultant to select the team of players to act in the movie and be Kurt Russel’s ... Read More »


Agile Decision Making

Agile Decision Making

“Decisions, decisions, decisions, CEOs are in the business of decision making” amplified Sam Reese, CEO of Vistage, at our annual chair conference earlier this week. Yes, indeed, I couldn’t agree more, we can distill a business down to a transaction-flow of decisions (read more) and our research reveals that decision-making is the weakest scoring of the 15 agile capabilities.  In most ... Read More »


Top 10s Combo

Top 10s Combo

Here are downloadable PDFs of core Top 10s articles.  The Top 10 Tips of AGILE Meetings:  Top 10 Tips for Agile Meetings – v71 – vACT The Myths, Mysteries & Magic of Daily Meetings:  The Myths vACT The Top 10 Tips of AGILE Facilitation:  The Top 10 Tips for Agile Facilitation – vACT The Top 10 Tips for an AGILE ... Read More »


Keynote: The 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders

Keynote:  The 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders

  I love engaging audiences in the Secrets of Agility and asking them if they are an AGILE Leadership Presence of a FRAGILE Leadership Presence?  We explore: The Question of my career: “WHY, despite all of our investments in developing our businesses, do we still experience much more Wheel$pin than we should, which costs us a fortune and possibly our ... Read More »


Michael Jordon

Michael Jordon

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Speaking in Naples Florida

Speaking in Naples Florida

Beautiful area.  Had a blast. Read More »


Speaking in Los Angeles

Speaking in Los Angeles

Had a great time speaking in Los Angeles this week. Read More »


Neslon Mandela

Neslon Mandela

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In the Driving Seat of Agile Decision-Making (my Keynote Speaker Topic for Vistage Executive Summits)

In the Driving Seat of Agile Decision-Making (my Keynote Speaker Topic for Vistage Executive Summits)

In the Driving Seat of AGILE Decision Making: An update of the latest in AGILE thinking & trends for enterprise-agility and decision-making in times of constant disruption (VUCA:  Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity). Learn what start-ups to global corporations across all industries are realizing: Dynamic times require dynamic decision-making.  The new dynamic of decision-making is AGILE.  The old dynamic of decision making is ... Read More »