Author Archives: Mike Richardson

What Questions Do You Have?

Post a question in the comment field of this blog and I will answer it, and maybe you will inspire me to write a blog post about it.  Here are some thought-starters for you: What’s your experience of your agility challenge? What are your biggest struggles? What problems, issues, challenges and opportunities are you facing? What exercises in futility and ... Read More »

100 One Pagers

Under Construction – check back later Agility is complex and most people massively over simplify it.  Here is a progressive list of 100 concepts captured as one-pagers you can share with your team and utilize any which way you choose.  Posters.  Training Classes.  E-mail-able artifacts.  Whatever you choose.  Enjoy! 1.  Finding the Agile Middle Like a Jet Fighter Plane 2.  Shrinking ... Read More »

100 PPP (Personal Productivity Process) Ideas

under Construction – check back later Here is a progressive list of 100 ways and ideas for you to improve your personal productivity process (PPP).  When I speak to groups of CEO and Executives, I challenge them with a hypothesis I have, with lots of empirical evidence, that the personal productivity process (system, software, tips, tricks and techniques etc) of ... Read More »

100 Books (Which Illuminate Agility)

under Construction – check back later Here is a progressive collection of 100 books which shine a light into our agility challenge.  I have read them all and they a great perspectives and dimensions on agility.  But none of them, at least for me, distill the whole challenge, the whole problem and the whole solution of agility.  They should absolutely be on ... Read More »

100 Ways to Think About Luck

Under Construction – check back later. One of the 5 Roles of Everyday Agile Leaders is to take 100% responsibility to be the Chief Luck Consultant for your business.  I want you to be a subject matter expert in luck!  If you don’t, no one else will!  Here is a progressive list of 100 ways to think about luck to ... Read More »

100 Agility Jokes

Under Construction – check back later. This one is a little tougher.  But I do like to have fun and inject humor into my keynote-speaking and workshops, so I game for the challenge. 1.  I love this cartoon, as it reinforces the #1 thing I would do starting tomorrow in any business … start a daily scrum meeting to move ... Read More »

100 Metaphors for Journey Orientation

Under Construction – check back later. We are surrounded by metaphors for the journey-orientation dimension of agility, which is the 3rd and primary dimension of agility as a 3D challenge.  We are so used to the acuteness of this 3rd dimension in so many walks (in fact, runs) of life, yet this acute journey orientation in business remains elusive. 1.  ... Read More »

100 Examples of Everyday Agile Leaders (in Non-Business Settings)

Everyday Agile Leaders in non-business settings face an agility challenge everyday in which the consequences are acute, in many cases potentially life and death, depending upon whether their agility passes or fails the test. 1.  Petroleum Engineer I am only starting with this one as it is how I started my career.  I was a Petroleum Engineer for Shell International working on ... Read More »

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 »