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Agility Masters


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 »


Unopened Gifts – Jim (Mac) McPartland Speaking at my Vistage Key Group

Unopened Gifts – Jim (Mac) McPartland Speaking at my Vistage Key Group

My very good friend, author and keynote speaker Jim (Mac) McPartland speaking to my Vistage Key Group with his brand new Vistage Speaker Topic:   “Unopened Gifts:  Discover how your organization, key team leaders, and executives can breakthrough their current levels of performance” in which he delves into: Defining our own unique gifts Uncovering who our teachers are in business ... Read More »


A Fantastic Day at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar with My Vistage CEO Group

A Fantastic Day at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar with My Vistage CEO Group

Our member Terry Robling (3-Star Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired and now CEO of a fantastic business, PKL Services) hosted our  Vistage CEO Group at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar last week, spending the day with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.  What a fantastic day we had.  A dream come true for me coming from the Aerospace Industry and ... Read More »


Agile Firing – Bill Ford Explains the Why Behind Mark Fields Departure as CEO of Ford

Agile Firing – Bill Ford Explains the Why Behind Mark Fields Departure as CEO of Ford

Just listen to Bill Ford’s explanation of why they parted company with Mark Fields as CEO and its a clear expression of a lack of Agility: Read headline summary at my Vistage Executive Street blog:  What to learn from the firing of Ford CEO Mark Fields revealing 3 insights into Agility: Insight 1:  Deliver an “And-Proposition” Insight 2:  Migrate Multiple Business Models ... Read More »


Agility Master: Steve Denning – we had a some great conversations at Business Agility 2017

Agility Master:  Steve Denning – we had a some great conversations at Business Agility 2017

Steve Denning is a prolific writer and thinker about Business Agility for Forbes.  We had some great conversations at Business Agility 2017 about my focus on mid-market companies and corporations specializing in the business agility challenges they face. Read More »


The Agility Interview

The Agility Interview

Recognized as our global community’s thought leading expert in Agility, Vistage has asked me do a series of video podcast interviews with CEOs and Senior Executives, telling their stories of how they pivoted to Agile … as a leader, as a team, as an organization, as a business (with agile innovation) and as an enterprise. Agility is the ability to adapt to ... Read More »


Agility Masters: Chesley Sullenberger

Agility Masters:  Chesley Sullenberger

When identifying leaders who I want to include here as masters, I look for and listen for those who have accessed the higher-order and deeper-order mindsets, skillsets and toolsets of their agile-leadership-presence, to develop the team-agility and organizational-agility required to prevail.  There is no better example than … Chesley Sullenberger Just saw the movie Sully last weekend, the story of which I also ... Read More »


Agility Masters: Sir Alex Ferguson

Agility Masters:  Sir Alex Ferguson

When identifying leaders who I want to include here as masters, I look for and listen for those who have accessed the higher-order and deeper-order pivotal mindsets, skillsets and toolsets of their agile-leadership-presence to develop the team-agility and organizational-agility they need to prevail. Sir Alex Ferguson “Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent ... Read More »


Agility Masters: Australia – 25 Years Without a Recession.

Agility Masters:  Australia – 25 Years Without a Recession.

While I have been here on a speaking tour of Australia, they just celebrated 25 years without a recession (technically defined as 2 negative quarters of GDP growth in a row).  Now that’s Agile!  They didn’t experience the Great Recession for multiple quarters like much of the rest of the world did.  Read more here in Fortune:  Australia’s Economy Toasts ... Read More »


Agility Masters: General Stanley McChrystal

Agility Masters:  General Stanley McChrystal

When identifying leaders who I want to include here as masters, I look for and listen for those who have accessed the higher-order and deeper-order pivotal mindsets, skillsets and toolsets of their agile-leadership-presence to develop the team-agility and organizational-agility to prevail. General Stanley McChrystal Appointed commander of special-forces in the early 2000s war against AQI (Al-Qaeda in Iraq) which we were losing, he ... Read More »