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Stability is being replaced with agility to be able to be successful in these rapid changing times in the new economy. If you want to master business in the new economy you must get The Agile......

Stability is being replaced with agility to be able to be successful in these rapid changing times in the new economy. If you want to master business in the new economy you must get The Agile Advantage.

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  • Look beyond the goals and dig deeper into what creates goal achievement.
  • Did work on Monsters, Inc. the Incredibles, Cars, Wall-E to name a few
  • Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay)
  • Make use of the best intelligence available, put observation in context, select action based on knowledge, carry out selected action


  • 1. The AgileAdvantage Mastering Business in the New EconomyRussell J White
  • 2. Its Just Not Fun Anymore?
  • 3. Is it Still Worth the Effort?
  • 4. “In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” -- J. Paul Getty
  • 5. Ever Been in an Earthquake?
  • 6. Agility is Replacing Stability
  • 7. Built for a shifting landscape
  • 8. A Huge Shift is Going On!We don’t tell themwhat we want, they tell us what they want.
  • 9. People dontresist change. They resistchange being forced on them!
  • 10. BlackBerry phones went fromthe front of the line to the back of the line in only 5 years.
  • 11. Change is Driving Us,We Don’t Drive Change
  • 12. The waves of change are getting biggerand faster. Are you becoming obsolete?
  • 13. Landline Telephones
  • 14. Keys
  • 15. Command and Control Managers
  • 16. Good Days
  • 17. Scary Days
  • 18. Bismark’s HammerThe time comes to lay down old tools
  • 19. If 78% of workingAmericans aredissatisfied with their jobs, we are doing it wrong.
  • 20. I don’t care how longyou’ve been in business,what are youdoing for me now?
  • 21. The Agile Advantage Agile Culture Agile Leadership Agile Talent Agile Decision Making
  • 22. Agile Culture “Agility means that you are faster than your competition. Agile time frames are measured in weeks and months, not years.” Michael Hugos
  • 23. Expect High Performance
  • 24. Examine systems, procedures, and policies
  • 25. Innovate
  • 26. Develop Skills, Reward with Responsibility
  • 27. Where is YourChicken Point?
  • 28. What can beaccomplished by an Agile Business?
  • 29. What changes do you need to make to your culture?
  • 30. Agile Leadership:“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 31. The New Economy Workforce• Fully connected• The best talent are free agents• Extremely communicative• Where Gen X liked work/life balance, the Next Gen likes work/life blending
  • 32. Make Uncertainty Your Comfort Zone
  • 33. Be Decisive in Indecisive Times
  • 34. Where do miraculous decisions come from?• Being in tune with the direction of the company• Committed talent who support the decisions• Knowing what your customers need next (even before they know)
  • 35. Recalculate
  • 36. Focus on behaviors more than goals
  • 37. What changes do youneed to make to your leadership?
  • 38. Agile Talent Why should I Who cares about my career? work here? How can I Do they know how grow here? good I am?Rules for a Free Agent Market
  • 39. Why do youwant top talent?
  • 40. We are used to branding to customers
  • 41. What is your employment brand?
  • 42. I got your employment brand -- right here!
  • 43. Win Talent Wars by Becoming an Employer of Choice
  • 44. The Steelers War Room
  • 45. The Agile Business War Room• Detailed talent assessment of each individual• Prioritized list of talent deficiencies• Examples of talents on display (game films)• Corporate measurements and trend charts
  • 46. The VIPTreatment
  • 47. “A little bit of weird”
  • 48. Who is Critically Important?
  • 49. Talent likes to do what they are good at while being recognized for their contribution. You want them to soar.
  • 50. Top talent will most frequentlyquit their boss more often than quit their company.
  • 51. Top talent wants to be with other top talent
  • 52. Fit for the culture Fit to the focusThe Fit Fit for the position Fit for the rest of the workforce Fit for the management capability Fit for the future
  • 53. Consistent Recognition
  • 54. Competitive Compensation
  • 55. What changes do youneed to make to your talent management?
  • 56. Agile Decision MakingHow do they manage not to collide with each other?
  • 57. SwarmingSolutions
  • 58. Swarm Team Rules• Sketch up a project• Determine the talents that will be needed• Decentralize coordination• Create a spontaneous event• Experiment and create
  • 59. Swarmingemployees withcustomers
  • 60. The company wanted to make sure that each plane got in and out as quickly as possible, even if it arrived early or late.
  • 61. ObserveOrient OODA Loop Act Decide
  • 62. What is a wiki?
  • 63. The Company Wiki
  • 64. TheExchange This is aconference table
  • 65. What changes do youneed to make in howdecisions are made?
  • 66. What is the AgileAdvantage?
  • 67. What doesthe boss want us to do?
  • 68. I know what to do to get the job done
  • 69. Thank you forbringing me back to Round Up!Check out my videos at BizWizTV.comfor more information to help your business. Contact me:Russell@RussellWhite.com