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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Are You Generating Confidence in Yourself and Your Team? Here’s How

Tom O'Shea |

Organizational studies confirm that successful businesses all have a few things in common. For one, they all share a stronger sense of confidence in their missions, leadership and team members. Generating confidence is one of the fundamental responsibilities of effective leaders today, and the third of five key drivers of organizational agility in the Agile […]

LEADERSHIP NARCOSIS™: Symptoms and Solutions

AGility Consulting |

By: Nick Horney, Ph.D. Principal, Agility Consulting Retired Captain, US Navy, Special Operations I use this useful metaphor of “nitrogen narcosis” from my Navy Diving and Explosive Ordnance Disposal experience to describe the adverse behavioral effects and disruptive organizational impact of Leadership Narcosis™. For those scuba divers who have taken the time to read this article, […]

Seattle University leadership agility article

Nick Horney |

Massive changes in our world are evidenced in news headlines on a daily basis. Among them are technology improvements, changes in foreign governments, health care changes, and economic concerns. Each of these has a significant impact on the workplace. For example, improvements in connectivity and automation have enabled companies to reconfigure business relationships in response to changes in […]

Leadership Agility: A Business Imperative for a VUCA World

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By Nick Horney, Ph.D., Principal, Agility ConsultingBill Pasmore, Ph.D., SVP, Center for Creative LeadershipTom O’Shea, CMC, Principal, Agility Consulting In this volatile world, more and more companies will strive to become “Velcro organizations” in which people and capacity can be rearranged and recombined creatively and quickly without major structural change. The winners won’t stop focusing on […]

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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.