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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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 […]


Are You Embracing Agile Yet?

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Are you embracing Agile yet?  This May 2016 HBR (Harvard Business Review) article Embracing Agile is joining the our chorus urging you to do so.  Indeed, look at the accumulating list of articles about Agile in HBR.  Here are some of the headlines from this latest article: “Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to […]


“Working-Together” Meets Agility

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How cool was that?!  I was comparing notes with Alan Mulally (former CEO of Ford) the other afternoon in my Vistage CEO Group (Honorary Vistage Member:  Alan Mulally) and we met at the intersection of “Working Together” and “Agility”.  Not surprisingly!  “Working-Together” is the philosophy and approach Alan took in turning around Ford – a combination of principles […]

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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.