Chaos Is Not Your Problem, Your Relationship With It Is
- Anticipate Change
- Generate Confidence
- Initiate Action
- Liberate Thinking
- Evaluate Results
In particular, I help them understand the day to day realities they run into which they must change their relationship with: Everyday Agile Teamwork. The #1 reality is CHAOS! In an increasingly VUCA World chaos is only going to get worse. So, it isn't the presence or absence of chaos which separates agile teams and fragile teams, victors from victims and the best from the rest. Chaos is not your problem. It's your relationship with it that is! What relationship do you have with chaos? Disorganized-chaos or organized-chaos?
Over-Prepared and Under-Whelmed
Only a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said, "by being over-prepared we will be under-whelmed." How many times do you and your team experience the opposite - being under-prepared and over-whelmed? Two very different worlds:
Disasters Happen Slowly, Slowly, Slowly and then ... all of a Sudden!
"I am writing to you today to offer a personal and profound apology" says Michael Horn, President & CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, in the apology letter we received just yesterday. You see, three months ago, we bought my wife a new VW Passat Turbo Diesel, as a continuation of her lifelong love of the Volkswagen brand which started when she lived in Germany. His letter explains that "earlier this month" the US Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies blew the whistle.