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With my colleagues Chris Everett & Ben Baran helping a Hardware Product Design & Manufacturing Client pivot to AGILE

With my colleagues Chris Everett & Ben Baran helping a Hardware Product Design & Manufacturing Client pivot to AGILE

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On Trend: The Gig Economy, Portfolio Careers & Free Agent nation

On Trend:  The Gig Economy, Portfolio Careers & Free Agent nation

Back in 2001 Dan Pink popularized the term, “Free Agent Nation” when he published his book of the same name, “Free Agent Nation:  The Future of Working For Yourself”.  I read this book as I was taking the leap from the corporate world in the spring of 2002, aged 39, becoming a free agent myself to pursue a portfolio career. ... Read More »


Case-Studies we are progressing through in the Vistage Stanford Executive Leadership Program

Case-Studies we are progressing through in the Vistage Stanford Executive Leadership Program

I have been having a blast facilitating the inaugural cohort of the Vistage Stanford Executive Leadership Program in San Diego (January through December this year, 2017) and we have been progressing through some very contemporary and insightful case-studies (mostly very digestable video summaries with some classic case-study reading), interviews and readings: BCG (Boston Consulting Group) Microsoft Amazon Zappos LinkedIn Equity ... Read More »


Staying ALIVE: an Active Shooter Survival Program

Staying ALIVE:  an Active Shooter Survival Program

Fantastic and unique new Vistage Resource Speaker topic:   “A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Program” from Vistage Member Michael Julian, CEO of National Business Investigations and MPS Security, with a staff of hundreds providing security and protection services. In the business since he was 16 years old, going on surveillance stake-outs with his father, Mike is a Certified Professional Investigator, Personal ... Read More »


Traction Planning with a Team of 50 People. Awesome!

Traction Planning with a Team of 50 People.  Awesome!

Love doing “Traction Planning” with teams.  Had 50 people in this session and it went GREAT! “Traction Planning” is an AGILE approach to Strategy and Execution and translating everything into Traction with the AGILITY required to be avoiding Wheel-Spin.  Its about triaging the path of least resistance and highest reward in traction on your desired trajectory of profitable growth. In ... Read More »


Working with My Good Friend Marvin DeJean

Working with My Good Friend Marvin DeJean

Absolute delight to be working again with my good friend Marvin DeJean.  We bring together a magical blend of Design-Thinking, Agile-Thinking and Systems-Thinking, helping teams coalesce and brew up breakthroughs to a new future.  1 Team with 1 Mission!  Hence the T-Shirts Marvin brought for everyone and the team photograph.  Marvin is a master at what he does and we ... Read More »


Speaking in Haiti (3rd time here)

Speaking in Haiti (3rd time here)

Always great to be back.  Such warm people. Read More »


Prevost Construction Embeds Agile

Prevost Construction Embeds Agile

One of my Vistage members, Jamie Prevost, has gone big with the concepts of AGILE in his business.  See his Mission/Vision/Values page.  Below are their Core-Values with AGILITY at the top of the list, which they have institutionalized and operationalized in all kinds of ways in their business and project management. Read More »


Barclays Bank goes AGILE

Great article:  Barclays banks on agile and DevOps to tackle competitive threats in fintech Read More »


DBS Bank’s Transformnation to AGILE.

Great article:  How DBS Bank Became The Best Digital Bank In The World By Becoming Invisible Read More »


ING’s AGILE Transformation

Great videos about ING’s transformation to AGILE, plus some associated articles. Agile Ways of Working at ING Agile @ Scale:  Large-Scale Agile Transformation Five Secrets to Scaling Up Agile       Read More »


IBM goes AGILE (Who says elephants can’t dance?)

IBM goes AGILE (Who says elephants can’t dance?)

Below are a couple of great videos describing IBM’s transformation to AGILE.  Plus a great article: How IBM saved $300 million by going agile. Plus here are IBMs Links for: DevOps:  Continuous delivery of software-driven innovation Case Studies:  Showcasing IBM client stories Lean and agile development:  Scalable agile solutions for more effective outcomes. Read More »


Leading Corporations Who Miised the Next Wave

Leading Corporations Who Miised the Next Wave

From Geoffrey Moore’s great book, “Zone to Win:  Organizing to Compete in An Age of Disruption” her is his list of 56 companies that were asleep at the wheel and missed the next wave!  Curious as to why he didn’t include Kodak on this list (which he talks about at length in the book).  Maybe he singled them out for ... Read More »


The AGILE Chair (doing my workshop at ChairWorld again in 2018)

The AGILE Chair (doing my workshop at ChairWorld again in 2018)

Looking forward to doing my AGILITY session again at ChairWorld 2018:  The AGILE Chair: AGILE facilitation for Vistage/TEC Chairs.  Got great evaluations last year, well above the average of all the breakouts, and looking forward to taking our game to a next level this year.   Read More »


Vistage Stanford Program Goes Global

Vistage Stanford Program Goes Global

Honored to have been asked to mentor two stellar Chairs in the UK (Paul Johnson and Kate Marshall) chosen to facilitate the inaugural cohort of the Vistage Stanford Program there:  Vistage Executive Leadership Program (UK).  Also delighted to be facilitating the Los Angeles/Orange County 2018 Cohort, mentoring two stellar Chairs (Beth Adkisson and Karen Baez) there also:  Vistage Executive Leadership ... Read More »


The “Davos of Management” – Global Peter Drucker Forum 2017

The “Davos of Management” – Global Peter Drucker Forum 2017

So excited to be attending this globally renowned forum of management thinkers GPDF 2017 Abstract , a small and intimate event in which to rub shoulders with an awesome line up of Speakers and Chairs.  Its hailed as the “Davos of Management”.  Can’t wait! Read More »


With awesome Vistage Chair Jeanette Hobson (Cope Award Winning Chair – Top Honors in Vistage)

With awesome Vistage Chair Jeanette Hobson (Cope Award Winning Chair – Top Honors in Vistage)

Had a great time speaking to Jeannette Hobson’s 3 Vistage CEO Groups this week in New York City and New Jersey.  What a class act, not surprising as a winner of one of the top-honors in Vistage – The Cope Award (2008).  Jeannette is a huge proponent of my work on Agility and it was a great honor to speak ... Read More »


Speaking in NYC

Speaking in NYC

Great to be back in the Big Apple! Read More »


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.

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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 to avoid a “Kodak Moment”, like your average taxi-cab firm is having right now!  I was then in NYC Times Square (where this photo above was shot years ago) using Uber to go everywhere!  Which industry ... 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 »

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