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AGILE On Ramp

AGILE On Ramp

It was great being with you as your Speaker and I am glad that you responded to my call-to-action for follow-up resources here, designed to provide you a on-ramp to becoming more agile as a leader, as a team, as an organization, as a business and as an enterprise. For latest updates of AGILITY case-studies, books and research surveys visit: ... Read More »


Masters of Business: great to see the Vistage Logo on Network TV (seen here at the Masters on Marc Leishman’s left collar)

Masters of Business:  great to see the Vistage Logo on Network TV (seen here at the Masters on Marc Leishman’s left collar)

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Speaking in Baltimore

Speaking in Baltimore

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More Was Never Enough (What Legacy Will You Leave?)

More Was Never Enough (What Legacy Will You Leave?)

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The Time You Have in Jelly Beans

The Time You Have in Jelly Beans

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Are You making This Basic Trading Mistake

Are You making This Basic Trading Mistake

Great “Lessons from the Pros” blog from Online Trading Academy’s Chief Trading Strategist, Sam Seiden.  Are you making this basic trading mistake? Simply put, one of the worst things you can do is buy after price has moved higher and sell after price has declined, yet these are two actions people take in the markets every day. It’s no wonder ... Read More »


Another Great Workshop with the LA-OC Cohort of the 2018 Stanford-Vistage Executive Leadership Program

Another Great Workshop with the LA-OC Cohort of the 2018 Stanford-Vistage Executive Leadership Program

Had our 3rd workshop of the LA-OC Cohort of this great program, hosted by Kathy Xu of Best Cheer Stone.   Find out more: Case-Studies we review in the Vistage Stanford Executive Leadership Program Read More »


Working with my Partner Tom O’Shea for a Top Tier Client in San Mateo

Working with my Partner Tom O’Shea for a Top Tier Client in San Mateo

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Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel? Wells Fargo!

Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?  Wells Fargo!

Does Wells Fargo Have a Plan? Eighteen months after the bogus-accounts scandal, America’s third-largest bank is trying to get back on track Read More »


Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel? GE!

Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?  GE!

Imagination at Work?  Not so much! Great article in Bloomberg Businessweek about the slippery slope GE has been on for so long:  How GE Went From American Icon to Astonishing Mess Famous for great management, General Electric is staring down a plunging share price, a federal investigation, and possible breakup. For most of its 126-year history, GE has exemplified the ... Read More »


Innovation as a Balance of Culture & Habits (Processes/Systems/Rigor)

Innovation as a Balance of Culture & Habits (Processes/Systems/Rigor)

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Designers – Think Big! Design Thinking. (Tim Brown)

Designers – Think Big!  Design Thinking.  (Tim Brown)

Design Got Small! Its Needs to Get Big Again! That’s happening with the re-emergence of Design Thinking. Divergence & Convergence. What QUESTION are we trying to answer? The first step is to ask the right question(s). Read More »


Innovation

Innovation

The Art of Innovation:  Guy Kawasaki   What Makes Innovation?  Guy Kawasaki  Read More »


The Military Case for Sharing Knowledge (General Stanley McChrystal)

The Military Case for Sharing Knowledge (General Stanley McChrystal)

When General Stanley McChrystal started fighting al Qaeda in 2003, information and secrets were the lifeblood of his operations. But as the unconventional battle waged on, he began to think that the culture of keeping important information classified was misguided and actually counterproductive. In a short but powerful talk McChrystal makes the case for actively sharing knowledge. From “Information is ... Read More »


Listen, Learn … then Lead General Stanley McChrystal

Listen, Learn … then Lead General Stanley McChrystal

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning — and addressing the possibility of failure. Read More »


LoveMarks: The Future Beyond Brands

LoveMarks:  The Future Beyond Brands

Lovemarks are the future beyond brands, they inspire Loyalty Beyond Reason and deliver beyond your expectations of great performance.  Simply put, they are products, people and places you love. To find out more: Visit LoveMarks Watch the Video Below:  Read More »


Rewiring the Brain – The Backwards Brain Bicycle

Rewiring the Brain – The Backwards Brain Bicycle

Left becomes right and right become left! Just like the rewiring we do from Waterfall to AGILE.  Waterfall is how we have been taught to ride a bike! Just like the rewiring Online Trading Academy (OTA) does from Buying-Holding-Selling to Setting-and-Forgetting (read more).  Buying-Holding-Selling is how we have been taught to ride a bike! Zig becomes Zag and Zag becomes ... Read More »


Speaking in Orange County

Speaking in Orange County

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London Business School MBA 50th Anniversary: Made in London since 1968.

London Business School MBA 50th Anniversary:  Made in London since 1968.

I did my MBA there full-time for 2 years in years 20 (1988) to 22 (1990).   London Business School MBA 50th Anniversary: Made in London since 1968. Read More »


Working with a CEO and Team in San Diego

Working with a CEO and Team in San Diego

Ready to go … before picture above … after picture below.  Had a great afternoon introducing them to the pivot of mindset, skillset and toolset to AGILE.   Read More »


View from my Office this Morning – I love Temecula Valley Wine Country!

View from my Office this Morning – I love Temecula Valley Wine Country!

2 hot air balloons about to take off just outside our back yard.  I love Temecula Valley Wine Country!  Read more blogs about Temecula. Read More »


Working with a CEO and Executive Team in my own backyard in Temecula

Working with a CEO and Executive Team in my own backyard in Temecula

Had a blast working with a CEO and executive team in my own backyard in Temecula, including the Marshmallow Challenge, for which we had a winner! Read More »


The 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders

The 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders

I enjoyed being with you as your speaker and I’m glad you came here for some follow-up: PDF of Handout:  5 Roles Handout         PDF of my Power-Point slides:  Executive Briefing                     5 Reasons Why We Experience More Wheel$pin Than We Should (& the 5 Realities, 5 Roles ... Read More »


Message for Blue Sky Network

Message for Blue Sky Network

I am looking forward to being with you for our upcoming team session.  Please see my video below and then continue reading below for a little pre-work: We will talk about the AGILITY imperative which all businesses are facing these days: The Question:  “Why, despite all of our investments in developing our businesses, do we still experience much more Wheel$pin ... Read More »


Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

What a great movie about AGILE Leadership in the darkest of times tracking 39 days in May 1940.   Much of the movie is set in Churchill’s War Rooms – if you haven’t been yet, you should next time you are in London:  Churchill War Rooms. Discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the underground nerve centre ... Read More »


AGILE Branding

AGILE Branding

Great article on the architecture of a positioning statement using Harley Davidson as an example: Positioning statements and taglines: Crafting the foundation of your brand strategy. Template What: The only [category] How: that [differentiation characteristic] Who: for [customer] Where: in [geographic location] Why: who [need state] When: during [underlying trend] Example – Harley Davidson used this to determine their positioning ... Read More »


Facilitating at Fazeli Cellars Winery with owner BJ Fazeli and the rest of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Board

Facilitating at Fazeli Cellars Winery with owner BJ Fazeli and the rest of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Board

Had a blast with BJ Fazeli at his beautiful winery in Temecula Valley Wine Country, literally a stone throw from my home.  Its one of the newest, biggest and best of the 40+ wineries up here in our booming wine country:  Fazeli Cellars Winery.  We were with Alice Sullivan (CEO of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and member ... Read More »


Fletcher Building Flames Out

Fletcher Building Flames Out

Another example of being asleep at the wheel.  One I know about as one of my Vistage CEO members runs a USA Division owned by this corporation.  His business is doing fine/great. Fletcher: Writing was on the wall Today has turned out to be Fletcher Building’s St Valentine’s Day massacre.  It’s the day the company’s profitability, economic value, reputation and ... Read More »


Speaking in Orange County

Speaking in Orange County

Great time with my good friend and stellar Vistage Chair Michele Jewett speaking to one of her CEO Groups in Orange County. Warms my heart – she has acquired cats & dogs for her group after being in my session in ChairWorld!  Speaking at Vistage ChairWorld 2018: The AGILE Chair Below – about to get rolling with my Agility topic with ... Read More »


Great Fun with the LA-OC Cohort for the 2018 Stanford-Vistage Executive Leadership Program

Great Fun with the LA-OC Cohort for the 2018 Stanford-Vistage Executive Leadership Program

Had our second workshop of the LA-OC Cohort of this great program.  Find out more:  Case-Studies we review in the Vistage Stanford Executive Leadership Program Read More »

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