Leadership Agility

Fire, Ready, Aim… this is rapidly becoming the typical action sequence of leaders today as the pace of daily decision-making outstrips the readiness of some leaders to respond. The intense pressure for real-time responsiveness to the complex needs of customers, vendors, regulators or employees is causing many leaders to increasingly respond before they’re ready to do so.

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The Need for HR Agility in an Era of the Gig Economy

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The era of digital disruption for Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) is often referred to as the Gig Economy (AKA — contingent work, sharing economy, agile talent, non-traditional work relationships, or alternate forms of employment) where Uber and Airbnb have received most of the attention from the press.  Other Gig Economy “digital disruptors” include Lyft […]


The Global Gig Economy: Exclusive Interview with Global Talent Management Expert — Mary Eckenrod

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By Nick Horney, Ph.D. Leadership Agility Practice Leader Articles about The Gig Economy have been written during the past 18 months with the focus technology-enabled on-demand work opportunities with Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit, to name a few.  However, little has been written about the impact of The Gig Economy on Human Resources Professionals as it relates to […]


Leadership Agility in a VUCA World: Update 2015

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By Nick Horney, Ph.D., Principal. In 2010, the first article on Leadership Agility in a VUCA World was co-authored by Nick Horney, Bill Passmore and Tom O’Shea in the People & Strategy Journal.  The article was entitled “Leadership Agility:  A Business Imperative for a VUCA World” and was a wake-up call to organizations about the critical […]


Mobile Technology as an Enabler of Agility

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By: Nick Horney, Ph.D., Leadership Agility Practice LeaderA client with a Fortune 500 company recently told me a story showing how new technologies had transformed a decades-old rite of passage–shopping for a prom dress with her high school-aged daughter.It began conventionally enough. They drove over to a major chain store, pulled some options off the rack and […]

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