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your agile culture

Your Agile Culture


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/your-agile-culture/

In the past weeks, I’ve taken us through the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. And I’ve introduced another VUCA to help us navigate: Values, Uplift, Commitment, Action. The problem is that we might think of “times of change” as individual events. Our objective is to survive each change, then get...

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Action in a VUCA World

Action in a VUCA World


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/action-in-a-vuca-world/

Several weeks ago I started by talking about what it means to be a leader in a VUCA world. That’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. Something we can all relate to. I’ve replaced the letters with four key principles which help us to navigate through this instability. V was Values, U...

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Commitment in a VUCA world

Commitment in a VUCA World


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/commitment-in-a-vuca-world/

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been talking about our unstable VUCA world: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. I’m replacing each letter with something which helps us to navigate even though we feel uncomfortable. V was for Values, U was for Uplift, and C is for … Commitment. Because getting...

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Uplift in a vuca world

Uplift in a VUCA World


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/uplift-in-a-vuca-world/

I started talking last week about the acronym VUCA: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. I’m sure we can all relate to how this describes the world that each of our organizations live in. I’m offering a replacement for VUCA which tells us how to navigate through all this instability. V was...

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Values in a VUCA World

Values in a VUCA World


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/values-in-a-vuca-world/

In 1987, Warren Bennis and Burt Nanu created the term VUCA to describe the leadership challenges created from a world which was increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. It became more popular because the acronym captured some of the tension that people were feeling in many industries and organizations. There’s no...

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The path isn’t clear!


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/the-path-isnt-clear/

There are many times in business where it feels like you don’t know where you’re going. Employee issues. Customers giving you grief. It just feels like the formula isn’t working anymore. So what do you do when it feels like a need for change somehow? I take my clients back to...

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Who are your most valuable employees?

Who are your most valuable employees?


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/who-are-your-most-valuable-employees/

A recent Gallup paper concluded: “When your best employees are not engaged, they are as likely to leave your organization as your employees who tend to have performance issues and are unhappy.” We can all understand how your under-performers will look for opportunities elsewhere. And, honestly, you don’t worry so much...

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