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Find inspiration, and learn about our experience, through the best articles on Agility, Digitalization and High Performance.
14 July 2021
la transformación

The 3 Brake Blocks when Starting Up any Transformation
Chapter III: Laziness.

Arantxa García Fernandez  Danone South Europe Transformation Manager Well, supposing we have eventually overcome not only inertia, but also our fears: We feel confident to do […]
7 July 2021
una transformación

The 3 Brake Blocks when Starting Up any Transformation
Chapter II: Fear

Arantxa García Fernandez  Danone South Europe Transformation Manager Let’s assume that we have been able to get off the hamster wheel and realize that something needs […]
25 June 2021
Transformación, transformation

The 3 Brake Blocks when Starting Up any Transformation
Chapter I: Inertia.

Arantxa García Fernandez  Danone South Europe Transformation Manager The law of the conservation of energy states that matter is neither created nor destroyed, it is only […]
22 June 2021
the Agile High performance organizations

Two more Master Keys behind the Culture of Agile High-Performance Organizations – Leaders and Teams

In our article from last week, we investigated the Keys behind the Culture of Agile High-Performance Organizations as a whole and highlighted Communications as one of […]
15 June 2021

The Keys behind the Culture of Agile High-Performance Organizations

In our mini-series on corporate culture we have been publishing during the last weeks in our blog, let´s discuss today a fundamental question: What is it […]
11 May 2021

Two Rock-Solid Beliefs to Shape the Future of Work and Business

The History of Work and Business   Let’s start with a flashback to the origins. Before the Industrial Revolution, most manufacturing work was done by small organizations […]
5 May 2021
New work rules

NEW WORK Rules – How Google and its people evolve the best version of themselves

It’s neither their colorful logo, the Googleplex state-of the art building, its attractive courtyard nor the extravagant bicycles for the staff that make their employees happy, […]
27 April 2021
Pere Barnola

Pere Barnola joins ActioGlobal to consolidate the firm’s international expansion and accelerate the development of the Digital Technologies Hub.

Global presence, digitalization, and high-impact leadership have become key capabilities for companies striving to transform themselves to still lead in the future. Pere Barnola joins ActioGlobal […]
27 April 2021
Leadersship Transformation

To Lead or to Shape the Next?
A Leadership Transformation

The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” Seth Godin Of course, […]
24 March 2021
FUEL - La gasolina para el futuro

FUEL – Make your Business Future-Proof

The last few months have seen disruptions in the deep-rooted paradigms of almost all businesses. Today we know that the future is going to be different. […]
17 March 2021
Drumbeat

“Drumbeat”: make the heart of your organization beat stronger

There is a certain level of uncertainty inherent to any activity or project aiming to generate sufficient impact to change the status quo. Consequently, the outcomes […]
11 March 2021
ActioGlobal

Leadership is about Respect and Developing Talents

Being polite, friendly and helpful – this is what many leaders simply understand by respect. No doubt, these are prerequisites, but is this already enough? For […]
4 March 2021

How to Make Strategy and OKR the Organizational Compass to Learn and Win

Strategy is the most powerful tool to give every team the possibility to learn and win. But for that purpose, strategy must be something else than […]
24 February 2021
ActioGlobal

Five Contributors to a Volatile Culture

This article is a coalescence of my direct experience with over 5,000 companies worldwide during a 5 ½ year tenure with a renowned global Institute focused […]
17 February 2021
¿Cómo son las organizaciones ágiles?

What Do Agile Organizations Look Like?

What do agile organizations look like? – This is the question we are frequently asked. Our first answer is: Agile organizations don’t all look alike. This […]
10 February 2021
agile

The Agile Truth Episode III

Before you start reading this brand new article, we would recommend having a look atThe Agile Truth Episode I and Episode II “The map is not […]
3 February 2021

Execution eats innovation for breakfast

Linus Pauling, the two-time Nobel Prize winner, summed up the entire innovation process in one sentence when he said that “the way to get good ideas […]
27 January 2021

Business Agility Grows in a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

Building a culture of freedom and responsibility where agile values thrive and flow is a journey of discovery and iteration. Whenever we start working with an […]
20 January 2021

OKR – The Key to Agile Strategic Synchronization

First things first: This article is about strategy. The choices we make are the very core of strategy; therefore we will start with challenging ourselves to […]
9 December 2020

High Performance Education
Lessons from those crazy little people

This article is different. It’s different from what we have published so far in our blog, yet it captures the spirit of all our articles of […]
1 December 2020

Coaching for High Performance: Leaders develop leaders

Inspired by Fujio Cho, I learned from Toyota’s leaders their model of high performance coaching. The model is based on the core principle of leadership development […]
25 November 2020
Kundenerfahrung

The Customer is Boss

When A.G. Lafley became the CEO of Procter and Gamble, he sent a strong message to his direct team and to the whole organization strategy: he […]
16 November 2020

On a creative Agile enterprise

Innovating and adapting permanently to improve customer satisfaction. This is the organizational capability that empowers companies to lead the future. For responding to changing market and […]
10 November 2020
ActioGlobal

FLOW, the Kick of High-Performance

Let’s illustrate how High Performance Organizations should NOT be like. The curtain opens… …teams working on repetitive, mechanized tasks, with predictable results, no collaboration between departments, […]
30 October 2020

On leaders: once upon a time there was human resources

Let’s talk about human and team development and (Agile) talent, work culture, the mission of work, and how leaders behave within HPOs (High Performance Organizations). These […]
23 October 2020
ActioGlobal

Hansei
Driving self-reflection and Agile transformation

Paradigms simply are psychological patterns, models, maps that help us not to lose direction in our life. Our paradigms can be useful and helps us develop […]
20 October 2020
ActioGlobal Consultoría de estrategia

The seven deadly sins
in strategic planning

A.G Lafley has been recognized as the most successful CEO in the history of Procter&Gamble. At the beginning of all strategic renewal processes, he used to […]
16 October 2020

Focus Your Strategy on Winning

Sometimes we make strategy much more complicated than it really is. This is because we fail to take a holistic view of the strategy in consulting […]
13 October 2020
ActioGlobal

VUCA Environments and how to manage them

It seems incredible that in only four months the world of organizations has changed so much. So much that many companies are questioning their own existence. […]
7 October 2020

Teamwork. Has your company not understood the lesson yet?

Many years ago a school trainer invented a game called boxing basketball to improve teamwork technique. He put a bucket full of boxing gloves in the […]
6 October 2020
ActioGlobal

When Your Agile Routines Are Wasted

It has been frequently reported on the Daily Management System (DMS) routines, and their power for people and teams. Let´s focus in this article one of […]
17 September 2020

The two principles that drive Agility and High Performance

Achieving Agility and High-Performance (both at the same time) has never been the result of a change process, a roadmap, a transformation program or whatever similar […]
15 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Exponential Mindset #SHAPETHENEXT

It’s an exponential world In modern times, we are currently witnessing a steady disappearance of companies one might have thought being in good health. These are […]
11 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Implementing Agile in Production

Implementing Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, 6 Sigma, World Class Manufacturing and even models of excellence such as EFQM have allowed thousands of companies around the world to […]
9 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Lessons from experimenting with Toyota TPS at the Gemba

I’ve been privileged to live and sense the Toyota Gemba many times. At the Toyota Gemba, TPS (Toyota Production System) is the way people ‘think and […]
8 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Takt Time – the customer sets the pace

In their book Lean Thinking, James Womack and Daniel Jones talk about Lean Management as a system based on 5 pillars: Identify value for customers Analyze […]
4 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Learning Organizations are High Performance Organizations

I recently ran into someone I’ve known for years. She is the director of Human Resources of an important company that is engaged in manufacturing and […]
2 September 2020
ActioGlobal

The courage to give up

«Resilience is the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change and keep going or choose to give up in the face of adversity, so […]
2 September 2020
ActioGlobal

OKR: the formula of Agile organizations

Until the introduction of Agile, experience had taught us that the traditional methods for managing objectives did not deliver the expected results. At the same time, […]
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