Jan 8, 2020
When does it make sense to be an
agile company? Jim and Jan discuss why being an agile company can
work, but constant pivots can really hurt productivity. When does
it make sense to be consistent, and when does it make sense to
change direction? How often is too much? When is it OK to abandon a
given direction/initiative? It depends on the core values, purpose,
and vision - of all stakeholders. It has to be consistent with what
drives innovation and commitment. Listen in to learn
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[4:55] We live in a world where
being a flip-flopper is a bad thing, but why? Shouldn’t changing
your mind when presented with new information be a good
[8:05] Look at things from three
different perspectives — You as an individual, others/the team, and
at the structural/organizational level.
[10:15] We love intellectual
consistency, but when we hold too much value in that, people get
boxed in and that slows down decision making.
[14:40] How would you define an
effective leader? It depends on what the organization
[18:05] Why do startups need to
pivot so frequently? It’s because they haven’t discovered their
true value yet and do not have a firm hold on their
[20:05] You want to remain
consistent in your values and know firmly what value you give to
[24:50] Dan Pink and General
Stanley A. McChrystal will be appearing in an upcoming live show.
Do you have any questions for them?
- “Strengths in the wrong place at the wrong time
with the wrong people can derail leaders.”
you get more information — more perspective, you eliminate
assumptions and biases. You have the right to do
have to be squared away emotionally, physically, and mentally
before you’re able to really lead others.”
really value people who are intellectually consistent, but if you
place too high a value on that, you can slow down decision
The Crown — Netflix Show
Dan Pink Books
Team of Teams by General Stanley A. McChrystal
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