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Cracking the Agility Code 100


Cracking the Agility Code #20

Cracking the Agility Code #20

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 #18

Cracking the Agility Code #18

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 #17

Cracking the Agility Code #17

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 #16

Cracking the Agility Code #16

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 #15

Cracking the Agility Code #15

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 #14

Cracking the Agility Code #14

Like many of my Shell International colleagues, I first learned about agility working on oil and gas drilling rigs as a Petroleum Engineer, onshore and offshore. Aged 21, helicopter out, helicopter back, week on, week off, when you’re on, you’re on, 24/7. Often in the middle of the night, freezing cold, horizontal snow driving in your face, high seas, hundreds ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #13

Cracking the Agility Code #13

Agility is a 3D challenge and too many leaders, executives and CEOs are stuck in a 2D mindset.  You can’t solve a Rubik’s without solving all 3 dimensions simultaneously.  Most importantly, we must pivot to the 3rd and longitudinal dimension of Journey Orientation to solve the Rubik’s cube of your agility and your future. I love explaining the nature of ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #12

Cracking the Agility Code #12

Think fighter pilot to remind you to always be finding ways to shrink your Organizational OODA Loop for a higher clock-speed of fast-cycle teamwork.  I love explaining the OODA Loop training of a fighter pilot.  Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.  Other things being equal, the fighter pilot with the stronger, better, faster OODA Loop wins. We go into a dog-fight every ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #11

Cracking the Agility Code #11

Think modern jet fighter plane to remind you to always be finding the agile middle as an and-proposition.  It never ceases to amaze me how mired we are in or-thinking and how easily our conversation-flow derails into an or-proposition of this-or-that, rather than an and-proposition of this-and-that.  I love explaining the and-proposition design principles of a modern jet fighter plane, ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #10

Cracking the Agility Code #10

What’s the QQC of your Conversation-Flow? Agile or Waterfall? Agile Conversation-Flow becomes Agile Cash-Flow! Waterfall Conversation-Flow becomes Waterfall Cash-Flow! … Down the drain if you aren’t carefull! You show me an enterprise with poor QQC of Cash-Flow and I will show you one with poor QQC of Conversation-Flow. Over talking about some things, under-talking about others and not taking realer-actions-sooner ... Read More »