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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.

  • TIME TO PIVOT TO AGILITY! It’s been over 10 years now since Hurricane Katrina pummeled New Orleans and surrounding area with devastating floods, winds and destruction delivered by a prolonged LEVEL FIVE pounding from Mother Nature.  Last week, our Agility Consulting team of practice leaders and affiliates met in New Orleans to co-sponsor and participate in the 2016 HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE SUMMIT.  We ...
  • Start With the Answer: Authentic Leadership A few weeks ago, I had a very special opportunity that refilled my enthusiasm tank for promoting real, authentic leadership.  Have you ever had the privilege of working with someone who fully exemplified the kind of role model leader that the heavy weights in leadership literature write about?  Hopefully many of you can answer affirmatively to ...
  • How is Your Triage Agility? Do you know anyone who operates in an everyday normal state of PANIC where EVERYTHING is touted as mission critical urgent and you can’t really tell what is truly important?  Reminds me a little bit of the children’s story about CHICKEN LITTLE who constantly ran around shouting … THE SKY IS FALLING!  Well, one of the ...
  • HR AGILITY … PIT CREW SHAPING THE FUTURE? MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES … has always been a favorite phrase of mine as I have always taken it to mean … should you be so lucky as to live in active, dynamic and expansive times.  While many of us have attributed this as an old Chinese proverb, it turns out to really ...
  • How Is Your Merry-Go-Round Agility? I recently used this image in one of my client off-sites to illustrate the on-going challenge that they (and so many others) face every day in their battles to SHAPE THE FUTURE while surviving the swirl and gravitational pull of each day.  Whew, it gets exhausting I know.  Ahh, if only the merry-go-round would just spin horizontally ...

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