Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

The VUCA of Politics

Tom O'Shea |

Volatile. Uncertain. Complex. Ambiguous.  VUCA is that descriptive term coined more than 10 years ago by US Army War College to describe the operating environment military leaders have been facing and for which they must be prepared.  I think VUCA is a pretty good descriptive phrase for what we have seen in the 2016 Presidential political […]

Shift the Jib!

Agility Consulting |

By Tom O’Shea, Organizational Agility Practice Leader Prepare to Come About … Helms Alee … Now, Shift the Jib! I heard those words so many times while sailing with my father and brothers on the Chesapeake Bay during my high school years living on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Lexington Park, Maryland.  We got […]


Tom O'Shea |

Have you heard the phrase … “the race is often won or lost before it starts”?  Over the past month, we witnessed several weeks of races and contests of many different varieties as the 2016 Olympics finally arrived in Brazil.   That phrase might have even applied to the entire Olympics with as much controversy, uncertainty and […]

LEADERSHIP … the capacity to translate vision into reality!

Tom O'Shea |

This timeless, succinct definition of leadership is one of the many pearls of wisdom Warren Bennis has shared over the years.  No doubt, there are many dimensions, skills and nuances about leadership inspiration, intelligence, skills and insights packed into the phrase and required to “translate vision into reality”.  Most great leaders that I have observed […]


Tom O'Shea |

I found an unexpected inspiration while listening aimlessly to my favorite radio station (GOLF on XM) as I made the hour long drive home after attending my six year old grandson’s first swim meet 🙂.  Just to be clear, I love playing sports of all sorts and enjoy playing golf – but it just takes so much time that […]

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