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The Rise and Fall of Nokia

The Rise and Fall of Nokia

3 fantastic videos which tell the story.  Well worth watching. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Read More »


The Rise and Fall of Yahoo!

The Rise and Fall of Yahoo!

A great video. Well worth watching. Read More »


The Rise and Stagnation of Sony

The Rise and Stagnation of Sony

Sony’s share price tells the story. Going no where fast.  Wheel$pin.   Here are 2 fantastic videos explaining why in great detail.      Very well worth watching:     Part 1: Part 2: Read More »


Worst Company Disasters! Top 6 Blunders

Worst Company Disasters!  Top 6 Blunders

Fantastic video which does a great job summarizing classic corporate blunders in just a few minutes.  Very worth watching:  #6: Kodak, #5: Excite, #4: Blockbuster, #3: NASA (Mars Orbiter), #2: Nokia, #1: Xerox </   Read More »


6 Major Decisions Facing SMBs: We asked Vistage CEOs about their businesses. They told us what is on their minds.

6 Major Decisions Facing SMBs:  We asked Vistage CEOs about their businesses.  They told us what is on their minds.

Ream more from the Vistage Perspectives Magazine by clicking below: Vistage Perspectives Magazine Read More »


Vistage Decision Model

Vistage Decision Model

CEOs are in the business of dynamic decision making.  Below is a new model for CEOs from Vistage:   the Vistage Decision Model.  If I had my way, I would put the word “AGILE” in front of ‘Leader” at the heart of the model.  That invites a pivot of mindset (the outer elements of instincts, judgment, perspective), skillset and toolset from ... Read More »


Vistage Perspectives Magazine

Vistage Perspectives Magazine

Great new magazine insert published by Vistage which you can download as a PDF here:  Vistage Perspectives Read More »


Organizational Agility on the Rise but still less than 25% Minority: McKinsey Global Survey October 2017

Organizational Agility on the Rise but still less than 25% Minority:  McKinsey Global Survey October 2017

McKinsey just released its October 2017 Global Survey with which they chose to focus on organizational agility:  How to Create an Agile Organization, for which the headlines are:: Rapid changes in competition, demand, technology, and regulations have made it more important than ever for organizations to be able to respond and adapt quickly. But according to a recent McKinsey Global ... Read More »


What is your Kodak Moment?

What is your Kodak Moment?

I was just speaking in Rochester NY, which is the home town of Kodak.  Very fitting that I was talking about Agility and how not to have a “Kodak Moment”, like you average taxi-cab firm is having right now! We all vaguely know the story of the rise and fall of Kodak, despite having invented the digital camera in the ... Read More »


Speaking in Rochester New York

Speaking in Rochester New York

Great to be back in the home town of Kodak – no better place in which to be talking about Agility. Read More »


A Rowing Revolution

A Rowing Revolution

So excited for the Total Gym family and the new Row Trainer they have launched which is revolutionizing the rowing equipment industry. Since the Campanaro family (left to right:  Jesse, Joy & Tom) launched Total Gym in 1974, they have been revolutionizing body-weight-resistance functional training across the whole spectrum, from average people (like me!) to fitness fanatics to professional athletes.  ... Read More »


Who are You on Your Best Day? Michael Allosso.

Who are You on Your Best Day?  Michael Allosso.

Just had a blast with 4 times Vistage Speaker of the year Michael Allosso speaking at all 4 of my Vistage Groups this week.  They loved him.  No surprise at all that he is top of the ranks of 1000 Vistage Speakers (of which I am also one) and has spoken to 1500+ groups globally.  I only book the best ... Read More »


Vistage Executive Leadership Program in Collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business

Vistage Executive Leadership Program in Collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business

I am delighted to be leading the charge with the 2nd phase of rollout of this innovative executive advancement program in collaboration between Vistage and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  It brings together the best of both worlds – Stanford’s thought leadership and Vistage’s application leadership and peer advantage.  Two world class leaders coming together to pioneer a new ... Read More »


With my Good Friend and Vistage Chair Bob McRann

With my Good Friend and Vistage Chair Bob McRann

With my good friend and Vistage Chair Bob McRann in San Diego yesterday.  Getting his Small Business Vistage Group doing the Marshmallow Challenge in the background during my resource-speaker workshop on Agility.  Just passed the 300 Groups milestone and started including the Marshmallow Challenge about 20 groups ago to contrast Agile Project Management with Waterfall!  They love it and it ... Read More »


Speaking in San Diego

Speaking in San Diego

Always great to be speaking in my own back yard in San Diego. Read More »


SCMC Follow-up Resources

SCMC Follow-up Resources

It was great being with you at your September SCMC meeting and speaking briefly on the subject of Agility.  As promised, here are some follow-up resources for those of you who want to know more about: Agility in General Download the handout as a PDF:  SCMC AGILITY One Pager Participate in The VUCA Report tracking 35 disruptive VUCA trends and ... Read More »


Speaking in Scottsdale, Arizona

Speaking in Scottsdale, Arizona

Great event working with a client Read More »


Speaking in Shreveport, Louisiana

Speaking in Shreveport, Louisiana

First time here. Read More »


Speaking in Monroe, Louisiana

Speaking in Monroe, Louisiana

First time here. Read More »


How are Your Wired? Fixed or Growth Mindset? Fragile or Agile?

How are Your Wired?  Fixed or Growth Mindset?   Fragile or Agile?

Last year’s 2016 Vistage Speaker of the Year, Eve Grodnitsky spoke to all 4 of my Vistage Groups last week in San Diego/Temecula Valley and they LOVED her. She shares her research into Mindset, how it changes everything (beliefs drive behaviors drive outcomes/results) and how we can rewire our brains for a Growth mindset to avoid a Fixed Mindset, even ... Read More »


FRAGILE “Fixed” or AGILE “Growth” Mindset?

FRAGILE “Fixed” or AGILE “Growth” Mindset?

I had a blast this week with Eve Grodnitsky speaking at my 4 Vistage Groups exploring her research into Mindset and the contrast between a “Fixed” mindset and a “Growth” mindset: Fixed:  proving how smart you are, needing to be right, feeding your ego and avoiding failure – fear driven Growth: improving by learning and growing, willing to be wrong, ... Read More »


My Commute to my new Temecula Vistage CEO Group!

My Commute to my new Temecula Vistage CEO Group!

I love living up here in Temecula Valley wine country.  This was my commute last week to my new Vistage CEO Group up here:  Temecula Valley Vistage CEO Group. Not much traffic, blue sky (no marine layer!) and open countryside – 40 wineries so far with a strategic plan to go to 100!  Agile Temecula Valley. Read More »


How good is your Revenue Operating System and Technology Platform? Craig Probus speaking at my Networking Group

How good is your Revenue Operating System and Technology Platform?  Craig Probus speaking at my Networking Group

Let’s face it, most Revenue Operating Systems are far from optimized, bottlenecked in all kinds of different ways, not least of all with a technology platform (SalesForce/CRM, Marketing Automation, Account Management etc) which is not up to the job.  At my networking group the other day, one of our members and world class expert, Craig Probus, co-founder of RevCult, helped ... Read More »


Suggested Keynote Topic for April 2018 Manufacturing Association Event

Suggested Keynote Topic for April 2018 Manufacturing Association Event

I love tuning the title and subtitle of my keynote speaking topics to your audience.  My suggested topic would be: The Secrets of AGILITY for Manufacturing Leadership in a VUCA World:  The WHY, WHAT, WHO, HOW, WHERE and WHEN. WHY?  Why all businesses are figuring out how to pivot to AGILE.  Most people assume that AGILE is for software companies ... Read More »


Message from Mike Richardson for PAC Worldwide

Message from Mike Richardson for PAC Worldwide

Hello all – please see my video message below: Your only homework/pre-work is to outlined below: 1.  Participate in The VUCA Report. Follow the link and then click on the buttons to proceed to The VUCA Report survey GROUP CODE: leave this blank ORGANIZATION NAME – for consistency please use: PAC Deadline for completion is end of day Friday September ... Read More »


Are You Suffering from Bureaucratic Sclerosis? Bureaucracy Mass Index (BMI) Tool.

Are You Suffering from Bureaucratic Sclerosis?  Bureaucracy Mass Index (BMI) Tool.

Great article here from Gary Hamel:  What We Learned About Bureaucracy from 7,000 HBR Readers, with the following headline insights: The blight of bureaucracy seems inescapable. Bureaucracy is growing not shrinking. Organizations aren’t becoming flatter. Bureaucracy is a time trap. Bureaucracy is the enemy of speed. Bureaucracy produces parochialism. Bureaucracy undermines empowerment. Bureaucracy frustrates innovation. Bureaucracy breeds inertia. Bureaucracies are ... Read More »


Speaking in Denver

Speaking in Denver

Always great to be back in the Mile-High city. Read More »


Honored to be Speaking to my Chair Colleagues in the Denver VCG (Vistage Chair Group)

Honored to be Speaking to my Chair Colleagues in the Denver VCG (Vistage Chair Group)

It doesn’t get any better than engaging my Vistage Chair colleagues in developing their brand as an “Agile Chair”.  Such an honor and a pleasure to be at the front of the room among such accomplished, tenured and storied Chairs. Thanks so much to their awesome Best Practice Chair Greg Behm for inviting me – he chairs a very high ... Read More »


Speaking in LA

Speaking in LA

Great to be back speaking in LA, on my door step. Read More »


Agility Summit with Mike Richardson (Friday September 29th, 2017)

Agility Summit with Mike Richardson (Friday September 29th, 2017)

Join our Global Vistage Community’s Thought Leading Expert in Agility, Mike Richardson (Vistage Chair & Speaker) for a day to immerse your team in their AGILITY challenge.   Date:    Friday September 29th, 2017 Time:    8:30am – 4:30pm Venue:  Astronics Test Systems Inc. 4 Goodyear, Irvine, CA 92618 Cost:     $400/person To confirm your attendance, please click the ... Read More »

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