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The A to Z of Agility


A: Agility is King! (AGILE is the new LEAN!)

A:  Agility is King! (AGILE is the new LEAN!)

I know we used to say, “cash is king”.  Not any more … cash is not king … agility is!  Agility is king and cash is just a way of keeping score!   Charles Darwin got it right more than 150 years ago: “It’s not the strongest who survive.  Not the most intelligent.  It’s the most adaptable to change” (Charles Darwin) ... Read More »


B: Become Students of Agility (Going on the Journey to Mastery)

B:  Become Students of Agility (Going on the Journey to Mastery)

Because agility is king, it’s imperative that we become students of agility.  Your future prosperity depends upon it. But it’s not easy.  On the other hand, it’s easy to feel like we have come to the end of the road, we have exhausted all the agility we are ever going to find, stood on the edge looking into the abyss. ... Read More »


C: C2C (Conversation-Flow to Cash-Flow) & The Secrets of Agile-Decision-Making

C:  C2C (Conversation-Flow to Cash-Flow) & The Secrets of Agile-Decision-Making

To keep our cash-flow on the rails we must keep our conversation-flow on the rails.  If our conversation-flow derails in the present, our cash-flow derails in the future.  To change the trajectory of our cash-flow in the future we must change the trajectory our conversation-flow in the present. I call it C2C:  Conversation-Flow to Cash-Flow.    Yes, conversation becomes cash!  If ... Read More »


D: Diagnosis & Treatment of Enterprise Agility

D:  Diagnosis & Treatment of Enterprise Agility

To optimize our future we must optimize our agility.  To optimize our agility we must optimize our conversation-flow.  By diagnosing and treating our conversation-flow we are optimizing our agility and our future.  Our future and our agility is driven by the “QQC” of our conversation-flow:  Quantity, Quality and Cadence: Quantity – the quantity of our conversation-flow.  Are we talking about ... Read More »


E: Everyday Agile Leadership

E:  Everyday Agile Leadership

Agile leaders meet the challenge of agility everyday in every way in every situation and set of circumstances.  Leadership agility is an everyday proposition. We can look at the complexity of agility through the elegantly simple lens of Everyday Agile Leadership.  By studying everyday agile leaders in non-business setting settings (Fighter-Pilots, Navy-Seals, Fire-Fighters, ER-Doctors etc, including you in the driving ... Read More »


F: Future-Proofed and Recession-Ready?

F:  Future-Proofed and Recession-Ready?

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G: Growing Cash-Flow by Reducing Wheel$pin & Increasing Tra¢tion, for Cents on the Dollar!

G:  Growing Cash-Flow by Reducing Wheel$pin & Increasing Tra¢tion, for Cents on the Dollar!

While Agility is King, how could we not end up talking about cash-flow.  It’s the ultimate measure of traction, maybe with the exception of share-price if you are a public company. How do we grow cash-flow?  It’s about dollars and cents.  By reducing wheel$pin and what it costs us, which can be huge, hence the $ sign.  By increasing tra¢tion ... Read More »


H: Human as Hero or Human as Hazard?

H:  Human as Hero or Human as Hazard?

I like to ask leaders: are you an agile-leadership presence in a fragile system? or are you a fragile-leadership presence in a fragile system? All systems are fragile!  That’s why aircraft still crash.  That’s why oil rigs still have oil spills.  That isn’t the question.  The question is, are you an agile or fragile leadership presence in that fragile system. ... Read More »


P: Power of Peer Groups (at the heart of Team-Agility)

P:  Power of Peer Groups (at the heart of Team-Agility)

The power of peer groups is undeniable.  I have been Chairing peer groups of CEOs and senior executives since 2003 (12 years and counting at the time of writing this) and speaking to such groups nationally and internationally.  I have spoken to more than 250 groups globally and have Chaired  more than 500 group meetings and 1500 one-to-one coaching sessions ... Read More »


T: Triage for Traction on your desired Trajectory – A Paradigm Shift of Focus

T:  Triage for Traction on your desired Trajectory – A Paradigm Shift of Focus

In an increasingly VUCA world, the nature of change has changed, but most people’s paradigm of focus hasn’t changed with it. I distinctly remember one time, when I was facilitating the management team at one of the businesses I was responsible for. We were exploring the full range of systemic issues, challenges, problems, and opportunities that were confronting us and ... Read More »