June 12, 2020
Tom O'Shea, CMC

Cell: 336.337.8656
Email: tom@agilityconsulting.com

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The Pivot to Agility in the 
Age of the VUCAVIRUS™
"In the year 2020" ... almost sounds like the old Zager and Evans song (In the Year 2525).  

Well, 2020 will no doubt become infamous for generations to come as the year of radical transformation and accelerated disruptive change globally.  It is so amazing to think how relatively promising and comfortable life was at the being of 2020 for many around the world.  No doubt, we definitely had (and have) many areas of inequality and on-going challenges, but for many, 2020 started with a profoundly optimistic and positive outlook.  

Now, 2020 will become synonymous with global pandemic, universal fear for safety along with a sudden and gripping sense of helplessness that is totally alien to the American psyche and way of life.  Add to the pandemic hysteria the other terrible tragedies and protests happening across the country, and you have full scale existential despair.
If one were to use Maslow's hierarchy of needs for illustration, we all have spiraled down the pyramid from whatever heights we had previously achieved and have now all been forced to the bottom tiers of safety, security and physiological needs.  Sudden fear for access to basics of food and toilet paper became paramount daily concerns among others.

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05-26-2020 16:24:45 PM
COVID-19 has created what we have been calling the VUCAVIRUS™ ... the viral global spread of extreme volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity!  It certainly has become viral in nature as it infects every part of our economic, political, social and even metaphysical domains of our lives.  I venture to say that our current global condition [...] ...»


04-10-2020 07:30:44 AM
In my March 10 blog, I introduced the notion that we are all experiencing the VUCAVIRUS in all aspects of our lives right now.   We are all living the essence of viral volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) and it looks like it will continue for some time ahead.  During the past 30 days, my wife and I have [...]...»
03-10-2020 08:25:33 AM

I was talking with my youngest son Kevin this afternoon about all the craziness happening in the world ... coronavirus, stock market mania, countries like Italy restricting border access and the sudden, disruptive and uneasy feeling we all are experiencing.  We were talking about cornovirsus and VUCA in our conversation and he merged them into [...]...»

01-07-2020 15:10:32 PM
'Tis the season for new year resolutions, promises and commitments.  Seems like 2020 should be a great year to create new vision and focus on those things that really matter in your business and in our personal lives. The root word for resolution is RESOLVE - which means a "firm determination to accomplish something of meaning".  Living our [...]...»
12-02-2019 12:35:34 PM
"The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again." This is a profound and true declaration from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking last year at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  His next line might be equally important ... "You are rightly anxious about [...]...»

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