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Agility Analytics

Thriving in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world requires a sharp focus on the right priorities. And the way to achieve that clarity is through keen measurement and analytics.Agility Analytics refers to two related aspects of Agility Consulting and Training. 

First, Agility Analytics is one of our four practice areas. The others are LeadersSerious Businessman Climbing Indoor Wallhip Agility, Team Agility, and Organizational Agility. As a practice area, Agility Analytics:

  • Produces original research studies and reports on agility and supporting topics
  • Synthesizes cutting-edge research and thought regarding agility from around the globe
  • Develops new user-friendly ways for people and organizations to measure agility while continually refining our current instruments

Second, Agility Analytics is a core strength of what we do across all of our practice areas. We help people and organizations become more focused, fast and flexible by measuring their current state, using analytics to determine priorities, designing and guiding change efforts, and measuring again to assess progress.

Our Agility Assessment Portfolio™, includes:

Above all, Agility Analytics is about providing the solutions necessary to cut through the fog of ambiguity that’s become common in our VUCA world. 

ben-baran-ACT2For more information about Agility Analytics, please contact Ben Baran, Agility Analytics Practice Leader.

ben@agilityconsulting.com

Strategic Agility Institute

  • Cowards Need Not Apply By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader Much ink hath been spilt on the inspirational nature of leadership. Although such thoughts have merit, I have long wondered if we overemphasize the inspirational aspects of being a leader to the detriment of underemphasizing the perspirational aspects of being a leader. That is, we like to talk about ...
  • What’s Your Unfair Advantage? By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader In one of the early episodes of the StartUp Podcast—which features Alex Blumberg, formerly of This American Life and NPR’s Planet Money—he meets Chris Sacca, a renowned former venture capitalist and entrepreneur. Blumberg painfully bumbles through an attempt at pitching his business idea to Sacca. Believe me, it was ...
  • Develop a Sense of Responsibility Among Your People By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader It was a new organization, a new unit in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and someone—in his infinite wisdom—put me in charge of it. One of my first tasks was to make some sort of sense of how to organize the 55 members of the loosely defined group into ...
  • Is Micromanagement Really That Bad? Making Sure the Task is Understood, Supervised and Accomplished By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader One of the courses I’ve taught to both graduate and undergraduate business students is “Managerial Skill Development.” And among other high-energy theatrics that I employ during our class meetings, I typically ask students to think about the best managers they’ve ever had and the worst managers they’ve ever ...
  • Life is About Interactions By Ben Baran, Ph.D. Agility Analytics Practice Leader “Quite a few years of life have strengthened my conviction that each and everyone’s existence is deeply tied to that of others: Life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions.” – His Holiness Pope Francis One benefit of my unusual career path is that I’ve had ...
  • What Everyone in HR Needs to Know About Change by Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader Models for planning and executing organizational change abound—for example, Kotter’s eight steps, among many others. These models are helpful in highlighting many of the critical aspects of organizational change, and I highly recommend immersing yourself in them. That being said, I find that such models often deal more with ...
  • Keep Your People Informed By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader By nature, we humans continually seek to reduce the uncertainty and ambiguity around us. We’re all different to some degree, of course, but we generally like to know what to expect each day, and we like to have clarity about what’s going on. As a result, we’re information seekers. We ...
  • Be Technically and Tactically Proficient: A U.S. Navy Leadership Principle By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader One question I like to pose to leaders—current or aspiring—is, “Why would anyone follow you?” After some uncomfortable silence, a few possible reasons emerge, and they typically fall into a few categories. People generally follow other people who: Have legitimate authority due to their position or title, Control rewards or punishments, Are ...
  • Getting Better Does Not Take Genius or Shiny Things By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader “Arriving at meaningful solutions is an inevitably slow and difficult process. Nonetheless, what I saw was: better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.” – Atul Gawande, Better, p. 246 Health care ...
  • On Strength Training and Leadership Goals are everywhere, but they rarely correspond with behavior. To illustrate, here’s a quick story.  I started taking strength training seriously in January 2013. I was serving in Afghanistan, and neither my military base nor the weather was conducive for my go-to physical exercise, running.  So I dove into educating myself and practicing getting strong by focusing on ...

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