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Agility Masters


The Power of Mind Mapping

The Power of Mind Mapping

I have been mind-mapping for years and years using some of the earliest software applications back in the 1990s. I love sharing the power of mind mapping, at least how its aligns for me with my personal productivity process and system for agile productivity. Find out about the basics here: Wkipedia: Mind Map Find a list of Software Applications here: ... Read More »


Navy SEAL Ethos/Creed

Navy SEAL Ethos/Creed

See the official Navy SEAL Ethos/Creed at the Naval Special Warfare Command Website:  Navy SEAL Ethos/Creed         Definitely worth reading the whole thing.  My favorite parts are: In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, ... Read More »


Clayton Christensen: After 25 years studying innovation, here is what I have learned

Clayton Christensen:  After 25 years studying innovation, here is what I have learned

GREAT article from my favorite innovation thought leader, Clayton Christensen:  After 25 years studying innovation, here is what I have learned Why do great firms fail, especially at the hand of smaller and less resourced upstarts? The answer: Disruptive innovations. These are innovations that are less expensive and poorer performing than existing products on the market. Disruptive innovations are often ... Read More »


The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures (Harvard Business Review January-February 2019)

The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures (Harvard Business Review January-February 2019)

Great article which outlines the challenge of innovation … not too tight (left-brained) and not too loose (right brained) … finding the agile-middle of an and-proposition. The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures (Harvard Business Review January-February 2019) It’s one part creativity, one part discipline. Innovative cultures are misunderstood. The easy-to-like behaviors that get so much attention are only one side ... 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 »


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 »


Infographic: Amazon’s Biggest Acquisitions

Infographic: Amazon’s Biggest Acquisitions Read More »


The Changing Landscape of Business Risk

The Changing Landscape of Business Risk

Great infographic using data from the 2017 Global Risk Management Survey done by insurance company Aon, it shows the top business risks according to 1,843 risk decision-makers from 33 industry sectors in over 60 countries:  The Changing Landscape of Business Risk.   “Failure to Innovate/Meet Customer Needs” rises from #6 in 2017 to #3 predicted in 2020.  That’s your agility ... Read More »


Economic Outlook

Economic Outlook

I have been looking for a latest economic update from the Beaulieu Brothers of ITR Economics who have a high profile/trusted reputation in the Vistage community and I found this:  Prepare For Second Half Slowdown, Mild 2019 Recession Downturn Will Usher in the Roaring 20s Read the whole thing (through the small part when it gets Denver specific) and you ... Read More »


The Age of AGILE

The Age of AGILE

Steve Denning is coming out with his new book on February 1st 2018 entitled, “The Age of Agile:  How Smart Companies are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done” for which here are a few tasters: The Dawn of the Age of Agile Why AGILE is Eating the World I read an early draft of his book as part of his ... Read More »