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Your Elusive Creative Genius: Overcoming Fear

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A Lesson on Looking: Visual Intelligence

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It’s Official! Mike Richardson Named President of Online Trading Academy

It’s Official!  Mike Richardson Named President of Online Trading Academy

It’s official – the press release went out yesterday announcing my new role as President of Online Trading Academy:   Mike Richardson Named President of Online Trading Academy:  “High growth financial education company taps experienced executive for a critical new role”. Getting busy, not least of all in evolving this as a real-time case-study of Agility: Trading Places – My ... Read More »


Organized Chaos: Awesome Video of Starlings in Flight

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Farewell: “They Rise Highest Who Lift As They Go”

Farewell:  “They Rise Highest Who Lift As They Go”

Hello all – yesterday was my last official day as a Vistage Chair and Speaker after 15 years … I am trading places … literally:  Trading Places – My Next Leadership Chapter as President at Online Trading Academy evolving a real-time Agile Case-Study. OTA has been built by a one of a kind Vistage member, entrepreneur, founder and CEO, Eyal ... Read More »


Shifting AGILE into a Next Gear with our OTA Audience

Shifting AGILE into a Next Gear with our OTA Audience

Such fun bringing our Online Trading Academy audience up to speed with our AGILE progress so far (and as a bi-product evolving a Business Agility case-study) and shifting into a next gear. Read More »


A lot of life’s problems can be explained by the applications of the common sense from these recently declassified Military Secrets!

A lot of life’s problems can be explained by the applications of the common sense from these  recently declassified Military Secrets!

Love this! Some of my favorites are: #5:  If the attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush” #8:  If something hasn’t broken on your helicopter, it’s about to” #9: “When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten” #11:  Radios will fail as soon as you desperately need fire support” #26:  “A good battle plan that ... Read More »


Real-Time Agility Case-Study: Democratizing Financial Freedom with AGILE!

Real-Time Agility Case-Study:  Democratizing Financial Freedom with AGILE!

Under Construction/coming soon. I will be blogging real-time about the unfolding case-study of agility in my new role as President of Online Trading Academy.  We are Democratizing Financial Freedom with AGILE!   If you ever wanted to follow along step by step with an agile transformation journey, now is your chance! To follow along, sign up below. Subscribe to our ... Read More »


Trading Places – My Next Leadership Chapter as President at Online Trading Academy evolving a real-time Agile Case-Study

Trading Places – My Next Leadership Chapter as President at Online Trading Academy evolving a real-time Agile Case-Study

Have you ever had that feeling that everything you ever did was preparation to do this? I have been lucky enough to experience that 4 times previously and now again for a 5th time.  After 17 years as an independent facilitator, coach and mentor, including 15 years as a Vistage Chair and Speaker, I am trading places … literally … ... Read More »


B Corporations: The Evolution of Capitalism

B Corporations:  The Evolution of Capitalism

Proud that OTA is an early adopter B-Corporation.  As of the time of writing this … One of still only 2,655 Companies from 60,000+ who have applied, across 150 industries, in 60 countries … With 1 unifying goal: Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact ... Read More »


Speaking at the Online Trading Academy Annual Conference as the new President

Speaking at the Online Trading Academy Annual Conference as the new President

It doesn’t get any better … bringing Agility to a room full of 700 passionate professionals pursuing a noble cause … as their new President.  Opening a new chapter of my leadership career. Read More »


Transformational Life Stories

Transformational Life Stories

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Making the Novice Mistake?

Making the Novice Mistake?

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The Greatest Showman: What’s Your Moment?

The Greatest Showman:  What’s Your Moment?

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Full Keynote Video: Speaking at Colorado CEO Forum

Full Keynote Video:  Speaking at Colorado CEO Forum

Had a blast speaking to 500 CEOs at the Colorado CEO Forum in Denver in October 2018, for which below is the full video of my full keynote lasting 2.5 hours (150 minutes) in total: 80 minutes of overview of an AGILITY Operating System and the 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders 40 minutes of 9 On-Ramp Actions I want ... Read More »


Working Together Poem by David Whyte

Working Together Poem by David Whyte

Fantastic poem by corporate poet David Whyte about “Working Together” which was Alam Mulally’s theme for the Boeing 777 (and thereafter as the CEO of the Commercial Airplane Division of Boeing and then Ford).  WORKING TOGETHER We shape our self to fit this world and by the world are shaped again. The visible and the invisible working together in ... Read More »


Message for WCAS

Message for WCAS

I am looking forward to being with you for your IT Leader Meeting in La Jolla, San Diego on September 18th, in which we will explore the secrets of Enterprise Agility together.  Please see my video below and then continue reading below for a little homework/pre-work:  Most people assume that AGILE is for software/IT departments and started with software/IT ... Read More »


Fail Again, Fail Better (Tim Hartford)

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The Way to Success

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The 5 Keys to Mastery: George Leonard

 The 5 Keys to Mastery: Surrender to Your Passion Practice.  Practice.  Practice. Getting a Good Guide Visualize the Outcome Play the Edge Read More »


AGILE Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors

AGILE Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors

There are more and more examples of Boards (or the lack of Boards) being part of an enterprise’s Fragility problem not its Agility solution.   This was the topic of a 2017 NYSE Corporate Board Member Magazine article:  The Importance of Being Agile (Board Agility/Agile Boards) One of the most shocking recent examples being GE:  Who’s Been Asleep at the ... Read More »


Message for Harris Supply Solutions

Message for Harris Supply Solutions

I am looking forward to being with you for your Leadership Meeting in Scottsdale in October, in which we will explore the secrets of Enterprise Agility together. Please see my video below and then continue reading below for a little homework/pre-work:  Despite the external and internal VUCA they face, AGILE Leaders, Teams, Organizations and Enterprises find ways to innovate ... Read More »


Chief Agility Officer

Chief Agility Officer

Some great articles relating to this: Why now is the time to appoint a Chief Agility Officer Now is time for a new entrant to the board – the chief agility officer, with executive responsibility for transforming how work gets done in an organization, not what works gets done. A disruptive influencer, the chief agility officer will relentlessly focus on ... Read More »


“It takes not one but two entrepreneurs to build a great company” Rocket Fuel Book

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Solving 3 Rubik’s Cubes while Juggling!

Solving 3 Rubik’s Cubes while Juggling!

When thinking about personal productivity and our challenge of triaging everything we often might use the analogy of a Rubik’s Cube or Juggling.  How about Rubik’s Cubes and Juggling?!  Read More »


The Wisdom of a 3rd Grade Dropout

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Infographic: Amazon’s Biggest Acquisitions

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Foot In Mouth: 43 Quotes From Big Corporate Execs Who Laughed Off Disruption When It Hit

Foot In Mouth: 43 Quotes From Big Corporate Execs Who Laughed Off Disruption When It Hit

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Temecula City YouTube Channel

Temecula City YouTube Channel

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Temecula Magazine 2018

Temecula Magazine 2018

A great overview of Temecula:  Temecula Magazine 2018 Read More »

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