Why we should aim to fail (sometimes)

By |January 4th, 2018|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

I was having coffee recently with a friend who was once on the Board of the Asset Recovery Agency, now part of the Serious Organised [...]

Why today’s complex challenges need an agile leadership approach

By |October 6th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

It's always been the case that some problems are simple, some are more complicated and some are super complex. Now, in a world of accelerating [...]

Agile lawmaking experimentation in Finland

By |September 16th, 2017|Agile, Leadership|

I sometimes hear statements such as “Agile experimentation is fine for tiny start ups, but it's hard to make it work within larger organisations that [...]

Corporate Matriphagy – being eaten by your children

By |August 8th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership, Mindset|

Matri-what? Matriphagy. I had to look it up too. It is where in nature, a mother sacrifices herself for food for her offspring. So for [...]

How incumbent businesses can disrupt the disruptors

By |July 18th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

Businesses and organisations are being transformed and disrupted faster than ever, largely driven by the direct and indirect impacts of accelerating technological change. And for [...]

“Agile is just too simple”

By |July 8th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

“We get it, but it’s just too simple.”   That's a comment we sometimes hear when working with senior leaders when we suggest using agile [...]

Being agile without knowing it – lessons from a yacht race

By |June 8th, 2017|Agile, Leadership|

As some of you know, I spent my twenties as a professional yachtsman and was lucky enough to race a couple of times around the [...]

Using ‘Agile’ methodologies for behaviour and culture change in organisations

By |March 24th, 2017|Agile, Future of Work, Leadership|

I'm a big fan of Agile ways of creating and changing things. When the world is changing so fast and in such unpredictable ways, making [...]