VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous – is used to describe the turbulent nature of our world and is a reality that every organization and business leader must face. Forces of change come at us in many forms and from many different places including competitors, the marketplace, and even inside our own organization. How you respond will determine if your organization grows and thrives, or fails to withstand the winds of change. Acquiring the capabilities to meet these demands effectively is a business imperative for a VUCA world.

Your Agility Roadmap

Agility Consulting and Training assists our clients in developing a roadmap for accelerating and sustaining success.  If you would like to arrange a personal conference with one of our principals please:

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At Agility Consulting and Training we are passionate about helping our clients build the capabilities to sense and respond to the unpredictable forces of change they face everyday.

We have the services, tools and expertise to help you react more quickly and reliably than your competition does or your customers expect.

Let us help you create your roadmap for developing a culture and capability for agility. Our services can begin at the individual leader level; work with specific teams or all your teams; or we can build a strategy map for agility across the enterprise!  We have also outlined here a collection of workshops, speaking topics, coaching services and diagnostic assessments that can be part of your AGILITY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

Assessments and Workshops

Keynote Speaking

“WHILE WE WERE SLEEPING THE WORLD BECAME ‘FLAT’ ” is how Thomas Friedman describes the rapid global transformation and convergence of new forces of change.

The accelerating rate and volume of change across the globe will continue to be driven by the exponential growth of competition, global availability of information, macro-economic conditions, technologies advancement and the uncertainties in the global capital markets. These variables are individually volatile, and their interactions make the future impossible to predict with any degree of certainty.

In many industries and countries today, managing resembles driving a race car through an unfamiliar route in the fog, leaving many scrambling to reinvent themselves overnight to respond to fast-changing markets. As Principals at Agility Consulting and Training Nick Horney and Tom O'Shea know a thing or two about achieving Strategic Agility. 

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Interested in booking Nick or Tom for a speaking engagement? Contact us regarding availability and topics and we will get back to you shortly! 

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Keynote Topics:

  • The Agile Imperative
  • Lessons In Agility from Navy’s Special Operations Teams
  • Strategic Agility in a Project Management World
  • Strategic Agility for Human Resources
  • Leadership Agility for Project Managers
  • Developing Team Agility
  • Leadership Agility in a VUCA World

Agility Coaching

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At Agility Consulting and Training, we provide a full suite of leadership coaching services customized to your organization and individual leader needs. We bring a logical, systematic and results-driven approach to executive coaching. Specific, measurable outcomes for the process are identified up front, in collaboration with the individual and the organization.

Overall Coaching Philosophy -- Agility Consulting and Training applies a systematic approach to Executive Coaching gleaned from years of practical experience and ongoing study and research in the areas of executive development, human behavior, and coaching. We have found that there are few substitutes for actual hands-on, meaningful business experience when it comes to assisting our clients in their development and business challenges. The depth of our expertise coupled with the selective use of tools and other instruments enable us to tailor our coaching to each client’s unique needs for maximum results in the most cost effective manner possible. We believe senior executives are looking for pragmatic, laser-focused business coaches, not therapists.

Agility Coaching Model

Over a three to six-month period, your leader progresses through the following phases:

Observation: Through an appropriate assessment process, potential leaders gain an accurate and personal understanding of their leadership strengths and abilities, as well as the areas they need to develop. Awareness is cemented through use and review of highly credible assessment instruments.

Orientation: Combining new self-knowledge with an understanding of key organizational objectives, the executive develops and commits to specific, behavior-based action plans to accelerate leadership capability building and achieve business results.

Decision: Leaders execute their development plans in the context of their business strategy and goals, with checkpoints for assessing progress against specific criteria. Tangible business and personal goal achievement becomes a real outcome of the coaching process.

Action: The executive participates in a review and feedback process that pinpoints, both quantitatively and qualitatively, where he or she is achieving the desired professional goals and business results. The action steps are focused on how to sustain progress and build new capabilities.

The Agile Model®

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Focused, Fast & Flexible

Focused, Fast & Flexible

Nick & Tom's book, "Focused, Fast & Flexible: Creating Agility Advantage in a VUCA World", is now available for purchase on amazon.