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If Your Business isn’t Agile, You Won’t Have a Future. It’s That Simple

Great Leadership By Dan

So rapid is the pace of new developments, and so diverse the forms of competition, that many large corporations struggle to be agile enough to compete.

Management Agility

Coaching Tip

Their book, "ACCELERATING PERFORMANCE: How Organizations Can Mobilize, Execute, and Transform with Agility" demonstrates a research-backed approach to how organizations and leaders can drive transformation in a highly disruptive, ever-changing world. "Warm and fuzzy" works well for internet memes--not for management advice. .

The ”New Normal” For The C-Suite – Learning Agile Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Learning agility is defined broadly as the ability to apply the lessons of the past to new and challenging situations. What’s the hard part?

Making Sense of Speed, Agility and Innovation

Leading Blog

Or what about being more “agile.” Agile was originally a software technique, meant to shorten software development times and make the development team more accountable to customer needs. From there, everyone is adopting the concept of “agile.” There’s agile marketing, introduced by thought leaders at CMG. Of course.

Organizational Agility

Coaching Tip

. . . In this new reality, organizations are going to need to change how they change, to increase their organizational agility, to increase the flexibility of the organization, to create a culture of continuous change and simultaneously inhibit the appearance and for growth of the aforementioned change gaps. Related articles.

Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood on “Agile Talent”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jon Younger is founding partner of the Agile Talent Collaborative (and partner emeritus at the RBL Group where he established the firm’s HR transformation practice. He is the author of 5 books including the new Agile Talent: How… Read More Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood on “Agile Talent”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

Agile Prep for the PMI-ACP®: Tips from Personal Experience

Crossderry Blog

PM College has upped its agile game over the last few months. We now have a full suite of offerings across a variety of agile approaches: Scrum , XP, Kanban , Lean, and different ways to combine them for success, including SAFe or agile certifications. Stay tuned for more tips on agile certification prep, coming soon.

Agile Strategizing

Coaching Tip

A key task for agile leaders is to build the organization's capacity to act over the short, medium and long term: Closing the implementation gap requires a strategizing approach, building momentum for change by making decisions and involving and enabling the teams who will implement them. A shared purpose is key to providing clarity.

Applying Toyota Kata to Agile Retrospectives

Curious Cat

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3 Strategies that Minimize Hierarchy and Maximize Speed and Agility

Leadership Freak

Bodies are agile. Organizational leaders try to increase speed and agility by removing layers from pyramids. Think of organizations as human bodies, not hierarchical pyramids. Pyramids house the dead.

In 100 Words: Agility and Embracing Uncertainty


We are comfortable with what is predictable. This impacts our choices because we want to maximize the chances of success. We learn the most here.

Agility: 8 Pillars For Building Self Organizing Teams


Last week, I was invited to speak as a panelist at Agile Carnival, Chandigarh where I expressed my thoughts on Agile as a method and as a mindset.

Preparing the Agile Kool-Aid

Crossderry Blog

The same principle applies to agile adoption. I’ve found that while agile is supposed to get an organization away from “command and control,” it’s often implemented from the top down, with a catechism, and all heretics are burned. — From PM College’s Agile Project Management. Or pretend to.

How Agile Are You?

Rich Gee Group

To succeed you need to be flexible, innovate, and be agile. The post How Agile Are You? I have a solution for you. What’s changing?

Agile leadership: what it is and how to get it


There is a term for people that learn and are able to capitalize on it: “learning agility” Leaders who are agile learners are quick thinking, decisive, curious, intuitive and take (what others might call) risks. Agile leaders are exactly what we need in our organizations that are getting bigger, flatter, and more complex.

On Leadership and Personal, Business and Organizational Agility

Linked 2 Leadership

Authentic Leadership Leading Change Values-Based Leadership business Business Agility leadership The 2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting had a discussion session titled “Leadership Models Across Generations.”

New Book Announcement: Becoming Agile

Eric Jacobson

The new book, Becoming Agile: How the SEAM Approach to Management Builds Adaptability illustrates the process of becoming an agile organization.

142: That’s Not How We Do It Here! — How to Stay Agile and Innovative as a Mature Company | with John Kotter

Engaging Leader

Most mature organizations have a built-in tendency to kill off anything agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial — which often is exactly what’s needed to stay ahead of today’s ever-increasing pace of change in the […] Engaging Leader™ Communication strategy Interactive leadership

Six Rules to Simplify Work


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Agility and Mindfulness – You Need Both


Agility perfectly describes what’s needed for you to survive and thrive. Being responsive just isn’t enough… you need to be agile. The dictionary describes agility as “nimbleness”; my own spin on the word is that it includes being responsive and mindful. I fear these forces will continue to increase.

Agile 360?s Radical Leap

Steve Farber

So literally overnight, the concept of LEAP changed me fundamentally–both personally and professionally. ” Interesting, indeed!

Agility in Process Improvement Initiatives


Bottom line: In an agile business environment where change is not only constant but rapid, we need agility in how we improve. The pace of change is accelerating and business leaders who are responsible for improvements need keep up with the pace. For organizational improvements (and the personal ones), what do we need today?

126: Holacracy – An Agile Management System for a Rapidly Changing World | with Brian Robertson

Engaging Leader

Holacracy is a fundamentally different “operating system” for organizations. to a more interactive mode that I call “engagership” or Influence 3.0.

Agile Working – Benefits for Women and Industry

Women on Business

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4 Essential Lean & Agile Books

2020 IT Leader

Learn from those Essential Lean IT & Agile Books A list like this is subjective of course; I found a good criteria though: people I introduced to those Lean IT & Agile books explicitly engage in further conversations or take actions to apply those practices. Digitally Confident Agile Business Value CIO Lean Lean IT

The Biotech IT PMO 2.0

Crossderry Blog

Filed under: Agile , Innovation , IT Strategy , PMO , Portfolio Management , Project Management Tagged: agile , Innovation , IT project management and portfolio management , IT Strategy , PMO , Portfolio Management. As a CIO, you have either made – or heard – recommendations to create an IT project management office. Congratulations!

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Weekly Round-Up: Leadership Vitality: Agile vs. Erratic, Unengaged Employees, ‘Shoes Off’ Leadership, Seeing Weakness Is Not a Strength, & the Science Behind Performance


Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent top leadership and communication blog posts. Weekly Round-Up

Skills For Future Success in a Disruptive World of Work


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Why Organizations Don’t Learn? #Sketchnote


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Make Your Strategy More Agile

Harvard Business Review

Originating from agile software development, the sprint has entered the business mainstream as an increasingly popular means to accelerate business model, product, or service innovation. They allow a company to be more agile and to more effectively adapt to digital disruption. Can you run fast and go deep at the same time?

Leadership Caffeine—Becoming Agile and Adaptable is THE Leadership Issue

Management Excellence

The Leadership Caffeine™ series is intended to make you think and act. — What if everything that used to work for your business no longer did? The business challenge of this era for long established firms is much about escaping the powerful pull of the past. Approaches that worked so well for so long are […].

Making Work More Effective


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The Secret History of Agile Innovation

Harvard Business Review

You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Today, the Agile Alliance has nearly 30,000 members and subscribers.

How to do 360° feedback – using Agile Methodology

Talent Technologies

This post combines two themes we see and hear a lot about in tech at the moment – namely 360° feedback and Agile Methodology. Specifically, is it possible to combine these two factors without derailing. Read more on the Talent Technologies website. Teams

Disciplines of a Learning Organization: Peter Senge


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Agile Mythbustin’ (RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note)

Crossderry Blog

Nice collection of agile “objection” answers, though I’d be a bit kinder to the resisters. RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note) Agile Doesn’t Work For…: Ever run across these guys? Filed under: PMO Tagged: agile , Bob Sarni , Craig Brown , Mythbusters , Organizational Change , resistance to change.

Agile Mythbustin’ (RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note)

Crossderry Blog

Nice collection of agile “objection” answers, though I’d be a bit kinder to the resisters. RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note) Agile Doesn’t Work For…: Ever run across these guys? Filed under: PMO Tagged: agile , Bob Sarni , Craig Brown , Mythbusters , Organizational Change , resistance to change.

When Your Company Throws You A Left Hook To The Chin.

Rich Gee Group

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What is “Agile?” – Charles Duhigg gives a clear description in Smarter Faster Better

First Friday Book Synopsis

Agile – adjective able to move quickly and easily
 quick, smart, and clever ——————– If I were to write a blog post on each of the useful pieces of information in Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, the new book by Charles Duhigg, well… that might take a while.

How to Craft an Agile Marketing Campaign

Harvard Business Review

Agility doesn’t come naturally. Meticulously designed marketing campaigns are a relic. Here are some recommendations for doing that.