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The 1 to 15 of Agility


1 Competitive Advantage

1 Competitive Advantage

Agility is the one and only competitive advantage that has any permanence these days.  Everything else is increasingly temporary increasingly quickly! The only unsurprising thing about the future is that it will be full of surprises!  Any competitive advantage which you feel is a sustainable and protect-able asset can become become a liability, surprisingly easily and surprisingly quickly!  Any complacency ... Read More »


2 Camps

2 Camps

Increasing VUCA’ness (VUCA:  Volatility; Uncertainty; Complexity;  Ambiguity) divides the world into 2 camps of people, companies and futures.  The agility-advantaged-minority and the agility-disadvantaged-majority.  The agile and the fragile.   It’s not easy to cross the gap, because it embodies: 2 Kinds of Simplicity There are 2 kinds of simplicity, as captured by Oliver Wendell Holmes: “I wouldn’t give a fig ... Read More »


3 Dimensions & 3 Core-Concepts

3 Dimensions & 3 Core-Concepts

The reality is that agility is a 3D challenge … a Rubik’s cube of a puzzle in three dimensions. In my experience, the majority are stuck seeing the world in 2D.  That would be like watching a 3D movie without wearing our 3D glasses!  All we would see is a blur, missing the clarity and acuteness of the 3rd dimension. ... Read More »


4 Characters

4 Characters

Our challenge then is to go on the journey to mastery of agility, as a 3D challenge of dynamic skills for conditions of dynamic complexity.  A long and rocky path as George Leonard captures: “We all aspire to Mastery, but the path is always long and sometimes rocky, and it promises no quick and easy payoffs. So we look for ... Read More »


5 Reasons Why We Experience More Wheel$pin Than We Should (& the 5 Realities, 5 Roles & 5 Drivers of Everyday Agile Leadership)

5 Reasons Why We Experience More Wheel$pin Than We Should (& the 5 Realities, 5 Roles & 5 Drivers of Everyday Agile Leadership)

The question of my diverse career as a leader has been: Why, despite all of our investments in developing our businesses, do we still experience much more wheel$pin than we should, which costs us a fortune and potentially our future prosperity, in business and life?  My first book, “Wheel$pin:  The Agile Executive’s Manifesto” (see books) is dedicated to exploring this ... Read More »


6th Sense

6th Sense

As you approach mastery, agility becomes a 6th sense.  You know people who have it and you know people who don’t.  You know when you have it and you know when you don’t.  You know it when you see it and you know it when you don’t. When recruiting, I often hear CEOs and Executives say they are looking for ... Read More »


11 Attributes of Agility to Change Your Relationship With

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