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AGILE CHAT – A Brave New World

Tom O'Shea |

Does anyone else remember when 2001: A Space Odyssey was just an epic science-fiction film produced and directed in 1968 by Stanley Kubrick about unimaginable things that could happen way off in the distant future? Kubrick portrayed a future that could involve artificial intelligence and extraterrestrial life in profound ways.  For many of us, it […]

Hurricane VUCA Tests and Inspires Our Agility

Tom O'Shea |

HARVEY, IRMA, JOSE, KATIA … they used to be just nice names but now are forever associated with widespread fear, disruption and potential devastation.  In this “6-degrees of separation” world, most all of us know at least one person or family experiencing or anticipating the VUCA forces of one of these hurricanes. These massive natural […]

Agility Anathema: A Culture of Optionalism

Tom O'Shea |

WE ARE WHAT WE TOLERATE … is a core truism that tends to shape the culture (or at least the climate) as well as define the de facto spectrum of accepted behavior for societies as well as our organizations!  There are many iterations and angles on this basic tenet including some strong quotes from the […]

The Speed of Chaos

Tom O'Shea |

Is it just me or do you also feel the strings of life getting wound tighter and tighter all around us?  Lots of tension winding things up from so many different directions confounded by the g-force speed of news and social media … especially in the form of tweets.  This maelstrom is creating a new […]

Is Your VUCA External or Internal?

Tom O'Shea |

Whew!  The past seven months has been a pretty chaotic time in Washington and across the globe with almost more dramatic episodes of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) than we can count.  I am pretty sure that the Hollywood screenplay writers and reality TV show producers have more material than they can use for […]

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