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Cracking the Agility Code 100


Cracking the Agility Code #34

Cracking the Agility Code #34

Agile requires a pivot of mindset.  In an accelerating VUCA world, the 3rd and longitudinal dimension of journey orientation has become the primary dimension around which we must reframe our approach to translating agile strategy and agile execution into traction, avoiding wheel$pin, which can cost us a fortune.   For that pivot of mindset, we must simultaneously understand the microscopic ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #33

Cracking the Agility Code #33

The journey to mastery is through complexity. Often voicing the KISS principle, “can’t we just keep it simple stupid”, Dabblers, obsessives and hackers bounce off complexity getting stuck in stupid simplicity this side of complexity, which can be the KISS of Death! Masters understand the nature of the journey and keep moving through complexity, to the other side and mastery ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #32

Cracking the Agility Code #32

While organizational agility is a timeless problem, today’s reality is placing new and unfamiliar demands upon us and our skills. It is asking new questions of our executive strengths, which are  being tested in new ways. To pass the test, we need new answers. Where do we get those new answers? That was a question I constantly asked myself as ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #31

Cracking the Agility Code #31

Don’t get dunked by the future.  Go on the transformation journey to mastery as an agile enterprise with the agility operating system required. Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #30

Cracking the Agility Code #30

Translating agile strategy and agile execution into traction on your desired trajectory of profitable growth, avoiding wheel-spin, requires an Agility Operating System that is up to the challenge of VUCA these days. Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #21

Cracking the Agility Code #21

Luck is huge in Agility. Is VUCA causing you to be experiencing more bad luck by accident than good luck by design? Many teams are mired in a “stuff happens” mindset. Not AGILE Leaders, who understand how to get luck on their side as a reliable factor by stacking the odds in their favor. Help your team change its relationship ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #20

Cracking the Agility Code #20

In a VUCA world it is inevitable that we will always be learning from hindsight, but it can be very expensive and, at the extreme, terminal. Every time you learn from hindsight, I invite you to look in the mirror to ask yourself if you could have learned that from foresight, a lot less expensively … if you had been ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #19

Cracking the Agility Code #19

Is VUCA defaulting you and your team into partial-triage? So busy working in dis-organized chaos that we aren’t working on organizing the chaos?  So busy working in crisis management that we aren’t working on averting and preventing crises?  So consumed in reactively triaging short-term operational VUCA that we aren’t proactively and preemptively triaging long-term strategic VUCA? As a result, we ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #18

Cracking the Agility Code #18

Is VUCA defaulting you and your team into dis-organized chaos? That can be endemic in the majority of small and large organizations alike, for different reasons. The majority of small organizations are often under-organized, hair-on-fire and seat-of-the-pants, in which VUCA creates whiplash resulting in dis-organized chaos. The majority of large organizations are often over-organized, bureaucratic and rigid, unable to keep ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #17

Cracking the Agility Code #17

I love explaining the 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders, especially to CEOs and Executives, challenging them … if they don’t step up to also being the Chief of these new 5 Roles, nobody else will!  For instance, if they don’t step up to being the Chief Facilitator of their team to be doing full-triage (which only a minority do), ... Read More »