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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


100 Things (to Do to Develop Your Enterprise Agility)

Under Construction – check back later Agility is made up a large number of small things, as opposed to a small number of large things.  Here is a progressive list of 100, starting with the first 5 I focus on when speaking to groups. 1.  Business Model Migration 2.  Declaring War on Excuses 3.  Core-Values in 100 Places 4.  Meetings Matrix ... Read More »


100 Places (in Which to Institutionalize Your Core Values for an Agile Culture)

Under Construction – check back later When working CEOs and Executives on a culture of agility, I challenge them to define, design and institutionalize their core values in “100 Places” around the business.  Most people look at me like I’m crazy, with their jaws dropping and mouthing silently to themselves, “100?”.  Yes.  What do I mean by that?  Read on. Define ... Read More »


100 Agility Quotations

Below I am progressively accumulating 100 of my favorite agility related quotations (including some which originate from me!).  I am not including quotations about luck here, as I include these as a special category here:  100 Ways to Think About Luck.  I hope you will find these useful to inspire you and your people and will provide you a place where ... Read More »


CV Bio Resume for Mike Richardson

CV Bio Resume for Mike Richardson

[Note for Event Planners/Emcees: Below is a mixture of CV, Bio, Resume formats from which you can draw] Headline Summary 35 Years in the Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Automotive Industries: Petroleum Engineer (Shell – working on onshore and offshore oil & gas drilling rigs), Program Manager, Product Support Manager, Commercial Manager, Sales & Marketing VP (Dowty Aerospace – Fly ... Read More »


The Stiff Upper Lip of Agility

The Stiff Upper Lip of Agility

In 2013 I did a speaking tour of the UK (always nice to return to the old country as a Brit, American now based in San Diego) speaking to groups of CEOs about leadership agility.  In the face of increasing volatility, agility does require a certain stiff-upper-lip of composure! Read More »


Playing to Win

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What It Takes to Get an A? (As a Champion of a Traction Plan Item)

What It Takes to Get an A? (As a Champion of a Traction Plan Item)

When I facilitate CEOs and their teams with Traction Planning, I love the part where I explain What-It-Takes-To-Get-An-A as a Champion of a Traction Plan Item.  I explain that we will be grading each other in our ongoing review cycle, self-grading first before they make their presentation and then their peers grading them after their presentation (anonymously using a voting-app or even ... Read More »


Agile Facilitation (of CEOs and their Executive Teams)

Agile Facilitation (of CEOs and their Executive Teams)

My favorite work is to facilitate CEOs and their executive teams to adopt a more agile approach to strategy, execution and traction on their desired trajectory of profitable growth for all.  It doesn’t get any better, influencing those who influence many.   Our core day unfolds with: Morning – Agility Workshop:  The WHY, WHAT, WHO, HOW/WHERE/WHEN of Agility. In particular, the ... Read More »


Setting Up for an “Agility-Boot-Camp” Workshop

Setting Up for an “Agility-Boot-Camp” Workshop

One of my favorite places to be is in large room full of leaders for an “agility-boot-camp” workshop, introducing them to agility as a 3D challenge.  If we aren’t wearing our 3D glasses, we will miss the acuteness of the 3rd dimension … which has not just emerged as a 3rd dimension, but the primary dimension around which we must ... Read More »


Inspiring Teams to Become Students of Agility

Inspiring Teams to Become Students of Agility

Agility takes energy, so I love to put a lot of energy into workshops, inspiring teams to become students of agility. Read More »