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Agile Best-Practices


Mental Agility – a video from Apple – “Here’s to those who have always seen things differently”

Mental Agility – a video from Apple – “Here’s to those who have always seen things differently”

“Here’s to those who have always seen things differently”.  Mental-Agility is essential to Enterprise-Agility. A great video from Apple used internally to promote creative thinking and perspective shifting/pivoting to “unbox” and see things from a different angle.  Great to play with you team at the start of a creative thinking/innovation journey.  Things are not-always/always-not what they seem! Read More »


In the Agile Flow Zone

In the Agile Flow Zone

One of my new best friends – Ryan Walter – 1986 Stanley Cup winning Hockey player with the Montreal Candiens (that’s the winners ring on my pinky) and a cameo superstar in the movie “Miracle” – he played the referee after being engaged as a consultant to select the team of players to act in the movie and be Kurt Russel’s ... Read More »


Agile Decision Making

Agile Decision Making

“Decisions, decisions, decisions, CEOs are in the business of decision making” amplified Sam Reese, CEO of Vistage, at our annual chair conference earlier this week. Yes, indeed, I couldn’t agree more, we can distill a business down to a transaction-flow of decisions (read more) and our research reveals that decision-making is the weakest scoring of the 15 agile capabilities.  In most ... Read More »


Agile Employee Engagement … with Real-Time Feedback from Employees using Waggl

Agile Employee Engagement … with Real-Time Feedback from Employees using Waggl

Very excited to announce our latest initiative at the leading edge of helping enterprises develop an agility-advantage.  Read more.   Read More »


AGILE Structure Influences AGILE Behavior: Cats & Dogs

AGILE Structure Influences AGILE Behavior:  Cats & Dogs

One of the most powerful insights from the field of Systems-Thinking is, “Structure Influences Behavior”.  Yes, and AGILE structure influences AGILE behavior.  Here’s one of my favorite examples:  Cats & Dogs! As a Vistage chairman, facilitating my groups can be a bit like herding cats, in particular with my group of CEO members and the A-type personalities. They are prone ... Read More »


Agile Mindfulness: Amy Sandler Takes My Vistage CEO Group on a Great Journey

Agile Mindfulness:  Amy Sandler Takes My Vistage CEO Group on a Great Journey

Mindfulness is at the heart of Leadership Presence.  Agile Mindfulness is at the heart of Agile Leadership Presence. Amy Sandler did a great job with all 3 of my Vistage Groups this week, inviting them to slow down, reflect and get in touch with their instincts and intuitions, pivotal to agility (Agile Decision Making (how do I know if and when ... Read More »


Structure Influences Behavior: 2 Pennies

Structure Influences Behavior: 2 Pennies

One of the most powerful insights from the field of Systems-Thinking is, “Structure Influences Behavior”.  Yes, and AGILE structure influences AGILE behavior!  Here’s one of my favorite examples:   2 Pennies.   This is an exercise I usually do over the evening dinner in between the 2 days of a retreat.  Give everyone 2 pennies (in the photo above it ... Read More »


“Waterfall” vs Agile Traction

“Waterfall” vs Agile Traction

“It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.” is a great testament to being agile and getting into traction with something simpler/sooner that is roughly right, which you then test and verify, rather than spinning your wheels sophisticating something more precisely with a waterfall plan, which may well be wrong. Read More »


Learning from Failure

Learning from Failure

Learning from failure is an essential precursor to sustained success. Read More »


What is Your Fragility Epitaph?

What is Your Fragility Epitaph?

Innovation, most would agree, is the secret of sustained success. But maintaining innovation for the long haul is hard. Just look at companies like Blackberry and Sony, who used to be among the most innovative companies on the planet and now aren’t.  What caused these companies to fall? Their approach to innovation wasn’t agile enough. Innovation that lacks agility can ... Read More »