“Agility is the only antidote for velocity” – Jim Carroll
Many organizations engage me for an offsite CEO or executive session that is focused on how to move the organization forward in a period fast paced change. So it was this client in the hi-tech sector — where I delivered a keynote around the idea of ‘agility’ as a key response to an extremely fast moving industry.
It’s not just in the world of hi-tech that is subjected to extremely fast change – everyone is!
Today, I was scheduled to be in NYC for a leadership meeting for a company in the medical device/supplies industry. The event was cancelled/ postponed due to weather….
My keynote was built on the theme of “collaboration, ac celebration and transformation.”
In other words, to get ahead in the high-velocity business world, organizations need to do 3 things, and do them well:
- collaborate. Things are happening so fast, we need to focus on how to best shares ideas, insight into customer and external change, and other issues. A connected team is a better team
- acceleration: we need to move faster, in terms of keeping up with rapidly changing customers, the rapid evolution/change in the products that we sell, the impact of Amazon and other new competitors
- transformation: our business model is and will continue to be subject to big change — so we need to think how we will evolve it, change it, transform it
We live in a time in which leaders and people need inspiration on how to live and work in a world in which the future belongs to those who are fast.
That’s my job, and that’s what I do!