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Enterprise Agility


Agile Business Model Migration 1.0/2.0/3.0 …

Agile Business Model Migration 1.0/2.0/3.0 …

Sustaining traction on your desired trajectory of profitable growth (and share-price if you are a public company) requires a never ending migration of business model, 1.0 … 2.0 … 3.0 … forever, with the agile-innovation required – see my Vistage Executive Street Blog:  The Path to Agile Innovation. Here’s a great article from this month’s Harvard Business Review:  The Transformative Business ... Read More »


“Working-Together” Meets Agility

“Working-Together” Meets Agility

How cool was that?!  I was comparing notes with Alan Mulally (former CEO of Ford) the other afternoon in my Vistage CEO Group (Honorary Vistage Member:  Alan Mulally) and we met at the intersection of “Working Together” and “Agility”.  Not surprisingly!  “Working-Together” is the philosophy and approach Alan took in turning around Ford – a combination of principles and practices for building skilled ... Read More »


Agile Meetings … are at the heart of your Enterprise Agility!

Agile Meetings … are at the heart of your Enterprise Agility!

I know, I know … you are so disappointed to hear that!  You were hoping something else would be at the heart of agility … so that you could avoid one of the least productive elements in the infrastructure of any business … MEETINGS! Seriously?  Yes!  Like it or lump it, meetings are the back bone of our agility as ... Read More »


The Biggest Agile Startup on Earth: GE Beliefs & FastWorks

The Biggest Agile Startup on Earth:  GE Beliefs & FastWorks

When the big dogs weigh in, you know something big is happening!  They don’t come much bigger than GE, which makes everything from aircraft engines to washing machines! If you thought Agile was just for software companies, departments or functions, in the form of “Agile Software Development”, or start-ups, in the form of “Lean Startup” (my translation = “Agile Startup”) and ... Read More »


Peering into Team-Agility & Talent-Agility: A New Tool for HR

Peering into Team-Agility & Talent-Agility:  A New Tool for HR

I love chairing peer groups as they are extremely powerful in parting the curtains and giving us a glimpse into deeper levels of team-agility and talent-agility.  There is nothing quite like the moment of truth in which the peer group team has created such a safe, transparent and trusting place in which an individual participant can experience the beginnings of ... Read More »


The Math of VUCA: How Many Ways Can You Combine 6 Lego Bricks?

The Math of VUCA: How Many Ways Can You Combine 6 Lego Bricks?

We live in a world of increasing VUCA.  Not least of all just because of pure math. Think of the math involved in growing your team by adding people (here is an extract from my book – download free e-book PDF in right-hand sidebar): If two of us start a business today, we have one person-to-person conversation to manage. If we add ... Read More »


Agile Business Model Migration

Agile Business Model Migration

When I speak to peer groups of CEOs around the world, introducing them to the concepts of VUCA (the problem) and ENTERPRISE AGILITY (the solution), the #1 action I focus them on is what I call “Agile Business Model Migration”.  Here’s a great article from McKinsey: Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation If the never-ending iterative pace of your business ... Read More »


City Resilience – The Enterprise Agility of Cities

City Resilience – The Enterprise Agility of Cities

Cities are developing their agility to cope, no matter what.  Majoring on the word “Resilience” rather than “Agility” (and the two are pretty interchangeably synonymous in many contexts and, as you will see, very much this context), the Rockefeller Foundation has developed a definition of City Resilience: City Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within ... Read More »


Is Agile Just Another Management Fad? No.

Is Agile Just Another Management Fad?  No.

I’m glad you asked!  The answer is NO, as Steve Denning says in this Forbes article by the same title, “Is Agile Just Another Management Fad?” .    Indeed, in his final paragraph he says: “Thus the horizontal ideology of Agile and Scrum  on the one hand and the vertical ideology of control that prevails in big hierarchical bureaucracies on the other are ... Read More »


No Ordinary Disruption

No Ordinary Disruption

Agility is the antidote to VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) and that’s the work of my colleagues and myself at Agility Consulting & Training – we are world leaders helping corporations develop an enterprise agility advantage in the face of increasing VUCA’ness, which is less and less ordinary!  See great brand new book, “Focused, Fast & Flexible:  Creating an Agility Advantage in a ... Read More »