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Creating Your Agility Advantage

tomoshea240For the past 30 years, I have worked with major companies, clients and leaders across most industry sectors and continents to discover the answers to a basic question – how to adapt and thrive in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment.  In this blog, I will leverage my global experience leading human resources, strategic planning and running a consumer products business to share thoughts, observations and insights about how you and your team can create and sustain success by making AGILITY your competitive advantage.

  • Is Your VUCA External or Internal? 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 ...
  • Do You Have Your VUCA Night Goggles? 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” “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 the ...
  • Creating Agility Super Heroes? Designed by FreepikMAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! Or since today is STAR WARS DAY … May the Fourth be with you. Anyone living and alert in the past couple of decades will undoubtably recognize the exhortation …may the “force” be with you!  The STAR WARS phenomenon has dominated the big screen as well as the follow-on merchandising ...
  • Customer Focused Agility Easter is always a good time for reflection on the things that matter most.  Living in North Carolina makes Easter-time extra special with the full bloom and aroma of colorful azaleas, dogwoods, flower beds of irises and of course, fragrant Easter Lilies.  For many, Easter is also filled with special services and reminders of the ...

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