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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Preemptive Action — Drone Mindset™

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By Nick Horney, Ph.D., Leadership Agility Practice Leader One of my earlier blogs addressed the concept of VUCA Masters and how taking preemptive action can be the difference between life and death for Navy SEALs or the survival of a company challenged by a very turbulent business environment.  Navy SEALs have applied technology to enable them to […]

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Business Agility Deep Dive: Agility Audit Can Prevent Organizational Narcosis™

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By Nick Horney, Ph.D., Leadership Agility Practice LeaderScuba divers know that nitrogen narcosis is a reversible alteration in consciousness producing a state similar to alcohol intoxication in divers at depth. It occurs to some small extent at any depth, but in most cases doesn’t become noticeable until deeper diving depths, usually starting around 30 to 40 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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