Over the years, I have found those most like minded practitioners who are most ready, willing and able to partner in projects being agile with agile.
Jason Richmond is the founder of Ideal Outcomes and an authority on organizational culture. He has written 2 books on the subject and works with Fortune 100 corporations to develop customized learning, culture, and leadership development programs aligned with succession planning and talent management. Together we are Co-Founders of The One Advantage community.
Leo Bottary is the founder of Peernovation and a thought leader on the power of peers in organizations. He has written 3 books on the subject and works with corporations to leverage peer power in their teams, across groups and to accelerate innovation.
Together we are Co-Founders of The One Advantage community.
Kirk Michie is the founder of Candor Advisors providing transaction advisory services to successful founder-led businesses. Developed by Kirk Michie, who has raised more than $1 Billion of capital, reviewed 2000+ direct investments, and participated in more than 50 M&A transactions, Candor Advisors guides founders to better outcomes.
Over many years, Kirk Michie guided so many of my CEO peer group members who were beginning to think about transactions. We tag-teamed so well together in helping them strategize and execute on the path to their desired outcomes, which we continue to do today for clients.
Here's what I say about him on his website:
"Call Kirk - period! I’ve met a number of talented M&A professionals over my years in industry and through my work in Vistage, but Kirk stands apart as more insightful, completely unbiased, and truly collaborative. He really understands the challenges founders face when contemplating their legacy and monetization of their business and drives to make sure they’re clear on the WHY before mapping out strategy and executing the right plan. When CEO’s need guidance around M&A decisions, Kirk’s my first call!"
Tom O'Shea is a Partner with Agility Consulting & Training. He is an agility thought leader and specialist in large scale organizational change after a career in consumer products, retail and apparel trade, in Human Resources, Strategic Planning and General Management.
Ben Baran is a principal with Indigo Anchor. He is an agility thought leader and management professor at Cleveland State University and officer in the U.S. Navy since 2002, with service from the California coast to the Arabian Gulf to Afghanistan.
Chris Everett is a principal with Indigo Anchor. He is an agility thought leader and practitioner, accomplished musician and serves with the Utah Army National Guard including deployment in Afghanistan.
Here are Tom and I working with Sony doing an Agile Leadership Training Program at multiple locations for cross functional teams.
Here are Ben, Chris and I working with a hardware engineering and manufacturing client, helping them institutionalize daily scrum meetings, agile project management and agile innovation with their product development.