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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.

  • Shift the Jib! 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 there in ...
  • AGILITY WINNERS BELIEVE AND PERSEVERE 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 potential drama ...
  • Do you have your 2017 Agility Checklist? Most precision operators have checklists to insure that the critical activities, conditions, events and resources are in place, fully functioning and properly executed.  Would you want to fly on an airplane, submit to major surgery, live near a nuclear reactor or even drive your next rental car without the confidence that the responsible crew or ...
  • LEADERSHIP … the capacity to translate vision into reality! 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 ...
  • Agility Goes to West Point We are honored this week to travel to the United States Military Academy at West Point with all four of our practice leaders to facilitate the final day of a well know consumer products client’s national sales meeting. Our Team Agility Workshop will be on campus at the iconic and “Historic Thayer Hotel”. Each of the ...

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