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What do you do when there is Silence in your Daily Meeting?

What do you do when there is Silence in your Daily Meeting?

Question: In your Daily Meeting, what do you do when there is silence, that nothing has changed from the day before and the day before that and so on? If you have heard me speak, you will know that I bring the big topic and concept of agility down to the central element of meetings, sharing follow-up resources: The Top 10 Tips ... Read More »


How do I Best Deal with Growing Pains?

How do I Best Deal with Growing Pains?

Its one of the most common questions I get asked and situations I encounter – a CEO saying that “we are experiencing fast growth and, as a result, we are experiencing growing pains.  How do I best deal with that?” Situation normal – here’s how I explain it to them and their teams: Growth means you experience increasing complexity -in particular ... Read More »


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I get asked some pretty complex questions surfacing the issues, challenges, problems and opportunities surrounding the core concept of agility and revealing the dimensions, layers and angles of complexity involved. On the other hand, I frequently get asked some pretty simple questions which are equally revealing.  Here are a few: What is Agility?  (or Leadership Agility, Team Agility, Organizational Agility, Business Agility, ... Read More »


What is Agility? Leadership Agility? Team Agility? Organizational Agility? Business Agility? Enterprise Agility?

What is Agility?  Leadership Agility?  Team Agility?  Organizational Agility?  Business Agility?  Enterprise Agility?

If you Googled “What is Agility?” you will very quickly come across a lot of links about dog-agility and the athletic-agility via dictionary definitions like the one above!  To get more targeted, you would need to start searching for leadership agility, team agility, organizational agility, business agility or enterprise agility.  But then you will be buried in links from a ... Read More »


What are the Problems Implementing Agility? (What are the Challenges, Issues, Obstacles?)

Like any system, agility is not the easiest thing to implement.  Why?  Because any systemic solution (fragility) requires a systemic solution (agility).  As you recall the last time you tried to implement any kind of system (a new accounting system, a new ERP system for instance), a well implemented system doesn’t happen by accident, it happens by design! I will progressively ... Read More »


What Questions Do You Have?

Post a question in the comment field of this blog and I will answer it, and maybe you will inspire me to write a blog post about it.  Here are some thought-starters for you: What’s your experience of your agility challenge? What are your biggest struggles? What problems, issues, challenges and opportunities are you facing? What exercises in futility and ... Read More »