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Agile Best-Practices


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 »


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 »


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 »


How is you Social Media Strategy? Miro Copic speaking at my Networking Group

How is you Social Media Strategy?  Miro Copic speaking at my Networking Group

Let’s face it, you can easily be a busy-fool with social media these days.  Lots of activity but not a lot of desired outcomes.  At my networking group the other day, one of our members and world class branding, marketing and media expert, Miro Copic of BottomLine Marketing, decluttered the topic for us and helped us chart of path of more ... Read More »


What the Sex Pistols Can Teach You about Marketing! Awesome UK Vistage Speaker Grant Leboff .

What the Sex Pistols Can Teach You about Marketing!  Awesome UK Vistage Speaker Grant Leboff .

Accomplished UK Vistage speaker Grant Leboff spoke to all 4 of my Vistage Groups last week in San Diego/Temecula Valley and they LOVED him.  Who knew how much you could learn about marketing in a modern world from the Sex Pistols!  Agile Marketing too … in only 2.5 years (forming in 1975 and disbanding in 1978), only producing 4 singles ... Read More »


Agile Meetings: Stop the Meeting Madness

Agile Meetings:  Stop the Meeting Madness

Great article in this month’s Harvard Business Review:  Stop the Meeting Madness.  I couldn’t agree more, Agile Meetings are at the heart of your Enterprise Agility.  Here are some of the headlines from the article: In our interviews with hundreds of executives, in fields ranging from high tech and retail to pharmaceuticals and consulting, many said they felt overwhelmed by ... Read More »


Agile Decision Making: Shot-Clock and Clock-Speed

Agile Decision Making: Shot-Clock and Clock-Speed

In the last month we have heard two expressions from Ford which get the heart of Agility: “Clock-Speed”:  “We need to speed up our decision making … the clock-speed of our competitors requires us to make decisions at a faster pace. If we’re going to win in this new world, we need to break down the hierarchy, and we have ... Read More »


The Importance of Being Agile (Board Agility/Agile Boards)

The Importance of Being Agile (Board Agility/Agile Boards)

This quarter’s NYSE Corporate Board Member Magazine has a cover article entitled, “The Importance of Being AGILE” (read here). The headlines are: “The current wave of uncertainty, combined with the breakneck speed of technological change, means public company boards must be nimble and able to retool strategy more quickly than ever before.”  My Translation:  Indeed, we live in an accelerating world ... Read More »


What Great CEOs Do Differently – #1: Agile Decision Making

What Great CEOs Do Differently – #1:  Agile Decision Making

This month’s Harvard Business Review captures the agility challenge for CEOs, Executives and their teams these days –   What Great CEOs Do Differently (May-June 2017), resulting from a 10 year study called the CEO Genome Project, identifying the specific attributes that differentiate high-performing CEOs. Our most important discovery was that successful chief executives tend to demonstrate four specific behaviors that ... Read More »


Great Working Again with my good friend Marvin Dejean (Emerging Thought Leader on Design Thinking)

Great Working Again with my good friend Marvin Dejean (Emerging Thought Leader on Design Thinking)

Great to be working again with my good friend Marvin Dejean who is an emerging thought-leader on design thinking, which goes hand in hand with agile-thinking:  The Focused, Fast & Flexible Manifesto. In particular, we are working together with more and more Boards to help them be an AGILE Board. Read More »