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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 […]

Do You Have Your VUCA Night Goggles?

Tom O'Shea |

Have you ever looked through a pair of night goggles when it is pitch black dark? It really is quite amazing what you can see.  Things appear that are otherwise completely invisible to your unaided eyes.  These are invaluable tools for use by military forces as well as wild game hunters.  Night vision goggles work […]

Discovering Agility in “The Open Organization”

Tom O'Shea |

“Whenever I talk with leaders of companies in (all) industries …  I hear a consistent theme: Frustration that they can’t move FAST enough, given the organizations they have, to stay competitive.  They know that capabilities like SPEED and AGILITY are becoming the core of competitive advantage …”.  This is the context for why Jim Whitehurst, CEO of […]

AGILITY = SIMPLICITY

Tom O'Shea |

WHAT IS YOUR 2017 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?     I bet many of you have some version of “simplifying your life” somewhere in your 2017 resolutions list … I know  I do.  Complexity continues to grow exponentially in all walks of life and has been a mega-trend for some time.  Combined with the rampant acceleration in […]

Creating Inspired and Agile HR Teams

Tom O'Shea |

“May you live in interesting times” … this often used saying normally attributed as a Chinese proverb turns out to be an English saying after all. According to Wikipedia, the closest Chinese proverb goes something like this, “Better to be a dog in a peaceful time, than to be a man in a chaotic (warring) […]

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