Team Agility

Team Agility is a team’s ability to continually sense and explore customer and marketplace opportunities, and respond with the appropriate capabilities. The goal is to exploit these opportunities with speed, surprise and competitive success. In a VUCA business environment, teams must be more than high-performing to win in the marketplace, they also need to be Agile.

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The Importance of Being Agile (Board Agility/Agile Boards)

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By Mike Richardson, Team Agility Practice Leader This quarter’s NYSE Corporate Board Member Magazine has a cover article entitled, “The Importance of Being AGILE” (read here). The headlines are: “The current wave of uncertainty, combined with the breakneck speed of technological change, means public company boards must be nimble and able to retool strategy more quickly […]

What Great CEOs Do Differently – #1: Agile Decision Making

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This month’s Harvard Business Review captures the agility challenge for CEOs, Executives and their teams these days –   What Great CEOs Do Differently (May-June 2017), resulting from a 10 year study called the CEO Genome Project, identifying the specific attributes that differentiate high-performing CEOs. Our most important discovery was that successful chief executives tend to […]

A Team of Highly Trained (Agile) Responders

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By Mike Richardson, Team Agility Practice Leader I was speaking to a Vistage Group of CEOs last week in Minneapolis, hosted by Vistage member Larry Berndt, President of Wenck Response, which provides emergency response teams, equipment and resources for train-derailments, chemical-spills and other such crisis-management situations.   This photo above is us in front of one of his purpose-designed, […]

What is Your Fragility Epitaph?

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By Mike Richardson, Team Agility Practice Leader   Innovation, most would agree, is the secret of sustained success. But maintaining innovation for the long haul is hard. Just look at companies like Blackberry and Sony, who used to be among the most innovative companies on the planet and now aren’t.  What caused these companies to fall? […]

Has Your Leadership Changed with Change?

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By Mike Richardson, Team Agility Practice Leader Leadership and management have always been about change.  But has you leadership changed with change?     In an increasingly VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) world, our leadership challenge has become a real-time unfolding flow of change as a dynamic journey on a shifting landscape in a constant state of flux.  Increasingly […]

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Focused, Fast & Flexible

Focused, Fast & Flexible

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