Agility Doc

nickscubaI first discovered the value of AGILITY during my 23 years as a Special Operations Naval Officer responsible for Diving and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams. These were highly trained, physically and mentally prepared men and women who faced rapidly unfolding and changing circumstances. Now, as an Organizational Psychologist, I have discovered that the key ingredient separating good leaders from best leaders is AGILITY. Current and future trends indicate that organizations are operating in environments characterized by the same volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) that I experienced in the Navy.  Since 2001, after departing from the Center for Creative Leadership and founding Agility Consulting, I focused on researching the topic of AGILITY in organizations and shared the research results through presentations, articles, books, products and services.  My hope is to continue the global discussion about leadership, team and organizational agility through my blogs.  I hope you enjoy reading them, contributing to them and sharing them with others.

  • The Gig Economy — How Agile is your HR Team? Is your Human Resources Team fit for the agility required to address the challenges of The Gig Economy? If you haven’t yet heard about The Gig Economy, it is a growing challenge to Human Resource Professionals and people managers now faced with a portfolio of workers, some fulltime while others are contract or contingent ...
  • Leadership Narcosis Symptoms I use this useful metaphor of “nitrogen narcosis” from my 23-years as a Special Operations Naval Officer leading Diving and Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams to describe the adverse behavioral effects and disruptive organizational impact of Leadership Narcosis™. For those of you who are scuba divers, you know that nitrogen narcosis is a reversible alteration ...

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Focused, Fast & Flexible

Focused, Fast & Flexible

Nick & Tom's book, "Focused, Fast & Flexible: Creating Agility Advantage in a VUCA World", is now available for purchase on amazon.