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Agile Planning Cadence

In Building the Agile Business we discussed pace layering as a way to understand agile planning and the different cadence at which elements of an organisation change. In Agile Transformation I took this further into how to link organisational strategy (which changes more slowly) through to adaptive execution (which is…
Neil Perkin
January 27, 2020
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Fixed and Growth Leadership

Stanford Psychologist Carol Dweck's concept of fixed and growth mindsets is just a brilliant way of expressing some of the leadership attributes that are most essential in modern, agile businesses. We touch on it briefly in the book, but it's worth exploring further. There are, says Carol (in ‘Mindset: The New Psychology…
Neil Perkin
September 3, 2018
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The Arrogance of Corporate Scale

As companies grow larger it becomes ever more difficult for them to retain the right balance between ambition and humility, external curiosity and inward focus, restlessness and complacency. Market dominance and scale can easily turn into corporate arrogance and lack of urgency. The pressures brought by demands for ever greater…
Neil Perkin
June 19, 2018
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