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Honorary Vistage Member: Alan Mulally

Honorary Vistage Member:  Alan Mulally

We made a memory the other day.  Alan Mulally (former CEO of Ford) joined my Vistage CEO Group as an honorary member for an afternoon executive session.  Unforgettable!  We made a huge memory the members and I will never forget.  It was a bucket list item for me as Alan has been a hero of mine for many years: Before becoming ... Read More »


AGILE is the new LEAN! GE Invests Massively to Pivot from LEAN to AGILE

AGILE is the new LEAN!  GE Invests Massively to Pivot from LEAN to AGILE

No one invested more massively in LEAN than GE.  Now they are investing massively to pivot from LEAN to AGILE.  Because AGILE is the new LEAN!  Their sustained share-price performance depends upon it.  See:  The Biggest Agile Startup on Earth: GE Beliefs & FastWorks I know, I know, you’re thinking, hang-on, its says, “Lean Startup”, so isn’t this still LEAN?  ... Read More »


LEAN + Startup = AGILE

LEAN + Startup = AGILE

Lean Startup and Agile Software Development/Agile Project Management are pretty synonymous.  Indeed, when I speak, I reference Eric Ries’ book, “Lean Startup” saying you can really cross out the word “Lean” and insert the word “Agile” because that’s what he is really talking about.  For more see: Harvard Business Review: Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything for which some of the headlines are: Lean ... Read More »


Agile Decision Making (how do I know if and when to trust my gut?)

Agile Decision Making (how do I know if and when to trust my gut?)

I often get asked that question, “when making a tough business decision, how do I know if and when to trust my gut?”  To which my answer is, “wrong question, it’s not if and when you should trust your gut, it’s only how”.  Let me explain. Your future pivots on your decisions in the present – a transaction-flow of decisions ... Read More »


Specializing in the Business Agility Realities & Challenges of Mid Market Companies & Corporations

Specializing in the Business Agility Realities & Challenges of Mid Market Companies & Corporations

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The Focused, Fast & Flexible Manifesto

The Focused, Fast & Flexible Manifesto

In an increasingly VUCA World (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) , an Agility Advantage lives at the intersection of 3 domains: LEAN/Lean Startup/Scrum/AGILE (Agile Software Development & Agile Project Management) – understanding the principles of a more iterative, experimental, learning approach to doing complex things (applied at the level of the enterprise, not just at the level of project management/software development) essential for ... Read More »


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I get asked some pretty complex questions surfacing the issues, challenges, problems and opportunities surrounding the core concept of agility and revealing the dimensions, layers and angles of complexity involved. On the other hand, I frequently get asked some pretty simple questions which are equally revealing.  Here are a few: What is Agility?  (or Leadership Agility, Team Agility, Organizational Agility, Business Agility, ... Read More »


What VUCA Will the Sharing Economy Create in Your Industry and Business?

What VUCA Will the Sharing Economy Create in Your Industry and Business?

Take a guess – how many companies are there in the sharing-economy already?  Let’s start counting: Uber AirBnB Lyfft hmmm … running out of steam? So therefore, we might think that the sharing-economy so far only exists of a few companies we have heard of.  Correct?  Wrong!  There are thousands already, 99% of which we have never heard of!  Read ... Read More »


What is BitCoin? … and What VUCA Might it Create in Your Business?

What is BitCoin? … and What VUCA Might it Create in Your Business?

Bitcoin is still very ambiguous for most people, me included!  Here are some videos below to help you gain insights to reduce that ambiguity.  My guess is that digital currencies are coming.  They are inevitable and will create a lot of VUCA in all businesses. Read More »


What VUCA Will “The Internet of Things” Create in Your Business? (updated)

What VUCA Will “The Internet of Things” Create in Your Business? (updated)

The internet of everything and anything will make our existing cloud based internet look trivial!  We haven’t even begun to imagine!  What VUCA will it create in your business? Read an interview with Cisco’s John Chambers, from which the headlines are: “The world has now entered a digital era that will be the biggest technology transition ever.” “If you’re a ... Read More »