Vision 20/20

Vision 20/20

This Thursday, I will be the opening speaker for the final day of the Canadian Electro-Federation 2016 Conference entitled VISION 20/20 in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. EFC represents over 250 member companies that manufacture, distribute and service electrical and electronics products in Canada and I will be helping the participants at their Conference become better prepared to face the on-going challenges and dynamics of competing in this VUCA world. I will strive to help them see the value and understand the roadmap for making AGILITY their competitive advantage. I am sure that VISION 20/20 has a double meaning …

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Using the Premortem to Drive HR Agility

Using the Premortem to Drive HR Agility

When the unexpected strikes, our brains often start working like we’re being chased by a wild animal. Levels of hormones—specifically, adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol—increase, resulting in a range of reactions including increased heartrate, elevated blood pressure and tunnel-vision like focus on the threat. 

This is great if you actually are being chased by a lion. The threat is singular, and your immediate actions are likely singular as well (for example, run fast to shelter). 

But it’s not so great if you’re facing a complex problem in your organization. 

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The Agile Startup Week 8: Visioning and Gaining Traction

The Agile Startup Week 8: Visioning and Gaining Traction

During the past eight weeks, the GILD Collective team has worked through myriad issues and continues to deal with considerable levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) on a daily basis. But lately they’ve been working more on visioning—clarifying what they’re about and where they want to go. They’re making considerable progress on that front, and that’s helping them gain traction and stay motivated. 

GILD Collective, being a startup comprising three female cofounders, is unusual. And that fact might be one of the keys behind their ability to differentiate themselves in the market.

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