Problem-solving is an Achilles Heel in many organisations. Involving critical thinking, a versatile thought process, and creativity, advanced problem-solving is a valuable – and often rare - skill.
This course is now fully booked, but rather than commiserating in what’s been missed, here’s a summary of what to look forward to next time we run it.
The start of October sees us preparing for a trip to Poland to deliver a presentation at this year’s AgileByExample Conference (ABE18) in Warsaw on 22nd - 24th of this month. AgileByExample is the world’s leading annual Agile conference, bringing together keynotes from entrepreneurs and business leaders, practical workshops and training seminars – as well as the opportunity to network with some of the leading influencers in the industry.
Topics: Speaking Events
The Chameleon Effect: Bold visions and harsh realities require new forms of Agility and Adaptability is the title of Stephen’s presentation at this year’s conference. The talk will focus on the fact that business agility is rooted in the leadership style, work design, work-climate and people development. Unlike traditional organisations that define themselves by the products or services they produce, adaptive organisations define themselves by the value they create, leaving them free to develop new and innovative products and services. This requires structures, practices and people that can continually sense and respond to the most appropriate emerging customer needs before their competitors do.
Topics: Speaking Events
I’m very pleased to be delivering a keynote presentation and a 90-minute interactive workshop at this year’s ITEM Strategy and Practice IT Conference, From Code to Product. From Service to Solution in Kiev on the 24th and 25th of March.
While at the Business Agility 2017 conference in New York recently, I met many wonderful people, all eager to engage on the issue of adaptability in organisations. The work I pioneered in my 2005 book Sense and Respond: The Journey To Customer Purpose has found its moment. Organisations know they have to change now and adaptability is their preferred method.
Before last week’s talk at BusinessAgility2017 in New York City, I told some of my confidantes that I sensed something shifting in the change and transformation field.
On February 23rd, I’ll be in New York City engaging in one of my favourite professional activities: speaking with and to my colleagues in the change management world. It’s always interesting to hear the divergent, and sometimes conflicting, viewpoints around management theory and implementation.
Although most of my time is spent working on adaptability and change with organisations, conferences are like professional vacations to me.