Even though the new quarter doesn't start until Wednesday, we are jumping into it with both feet. BTW - that is also the theme for July - Being Agile. Two quick reasons for this theme now. First is we are in new territory when it comes to the economy, social factors, government action and how it is affecting our ability to run a profitable business. The second is how it matches with our previous emphasis around building a "Lean Organization'. The difference is simple - Agile is a mindset that uses the principles of Lean to succeed in unstable times.
My opening thoughts. Many successful businesses are built on the concept of stability of WHAT and this mindset works as long as their markets remain stable. When the environment shifts becoming unstable, they are at a loss because their WHAT is gone. What makes an Agile business successful during periods of instability is they are HOW based. That means how they assemble materials and teams doesn't change only what they are being asked to do. It is like my firehouse analogy in A.035 they don't when a fire will start or where it will be located but they know HOW to do it.
It is here our conversation starts.
We will cover the 4 elements that make Agile Organizations different and during times of instability - better.
What You Need to Know
What You Need to Do
Leadership Is The Core
We discussed this several months ago with the Article MacGregor The One Minute Manager. Please go to the link and download the article, it is worth your time. Here is the synopsis:
The Power of HOW
Action Over Structure
Timeboxing: limiting the amount of time allocated to an activity
Next Show: B.036 Leadership Enables Action
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