There is still time to register for TOMORROW’S Second Annual Super Agile Conference. Join a rapidly evolving, global community of practice for this 100% ONLINE, 21st Century conference experience. Sessions include Life Lessons Learned from Oceaneering’s former Superperforming CEO Kevin McEvoy, Creating Superperforming Teams by Amazon’s Amanda Haverkamp, The Seven Moves and 1 Way of Super Agile by Martial Arts aesthete Rubi Deslorieux, The Astonishing Super Agile S-Curve and a real Super Agile Case Study, and more.
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Sears will close at least 72 more stores as sales plunge and losses mount. The list of store closings is due to be announced mid-day Thursday. Sears said it identified 100 non-profitable Sears and Kmart stores and picked 72 for closure “in the near future.”
The company closed a total of nearly 400 stores during the past 12 months, and now has a total of 894 left, including the 72 slated for closure. The two chains had a total of 3,500 U.S. stores between them when they merged in 2005.
Sears said overall revenue fell 31% in the three months ending May 5. While most of that decline was due to previous store closings, sales fell 12% at the stores that remained ope
The prediction of Alvin Toffler’s 1970 book Future Shock is here. At home and at work, a tsunami of “distraction overload” is transforming the way we operate. At home, we’re habitually checking our smartphones for texts, emails, social media updates, and news. At work, Super Agile companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix are revolutionizing entire industries, while artificial intelligence, robotics and automation are gaining traction in the service and manufacturing worlds. Today’s executives live with nagging fear that a competitor or startup may develop technology that could obsolete the way they do business. Acceleration is accelerating- right before our eyes. “Super VUCA” (second-order levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) is upending our definition of normal – challenging both human and organizational nervous systems. The implication should be obvious – we cannot solve second-order problems with first-order solutions. Only third-order solutions will triumph over Super VUCA.
Block and Punch. How does Martial Arts inform Super Agile, and how does the polar-complementary principle come alive in the 7 Moves and One Way? What do feudal Japanese practices have to do with the present day Super VUCA environment? To be Super Agile is to embrace the paradox: be both immutable and disruptive at the same time, both particle and wave. Martial Artist and Corporate Strategist Rubi Deslorieux introduces seven valuable moves every organization and individual can leverage to transcend Super VUCA. He also brings the Spirit nature of Super Agile alive through a new appreciation for the humble Servant Warrior. Super Agile is a way for people and companies to not just survive, but thrive in the new DIgital-Knowledge Age. There’s still time. Register by June 1 with a coupon code of SUPERVALUE for a $50 discount from the $450 Registration Fee. Convatico presents the 2nd Annual Super Agile Conference | June 6, 2018 | a 100% Virtual Experience.
It’s not complicated really. If you see people as a means to serve you, then you are not a servant leader. I would call you a manager or simply a boss. If you view your role as a leader to empower others to become better at what they do, to achieve greater levels of skill and ability and become better and more productive people in the process, then you are a servant leader.
The launch sequence has begun! Experience the wonder of Super Agility firsthand. Escape the tyranny of yesterday’s “Go to It” Conference. Take a moonshot into the ‘Bring It To Me’ Future.
Our upcoming 100% virtual Super Agile Conference is designed to deliver 3 times the value in one-third the time.
Welcome to the new, super way to discover, network, explore, create, interact, and learn – welcome to conferencing in the 21st Century. Eliminate the extra weight of stress, time, and expense that typically comes with traveling across town (or around the world) to join up with your conference community.
Forget packing, forget traffic, forget parking, airports, hotels . . . you can even forget the time it takes to dress for success. Think of it as a conference in your pajamas. Take back your time. Take back your life. Step out of the tired old paradigm of “going to it” and step into the super new paradigm of “bring it to me.” Step into the digital-knowledge future.
Whether you are in New York, the Netherlands, or New Guinea, you can join a growing and powerful community of practice for an amazing array of activities, breakouts, plenary presentations, panel discussions, and practice fields on June 6, 2018, for the world’s first 100% Virtual Super Agile Conference. Register today. Coming to a smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop near you.
For Super Agile earlybirds: Register by May 15 with a coupon code of NIMBLE for a $100 discount from the $450 general registration fee.
How does one become weightless? What mental models hold companies and people back? Super Agile companies like Alphabet, Amazon, Netflix, and Apple have found the levers that are propelling them to TRILLION dollar valuations today. Similar gamechanging discoveries are available to you, your team, and your company too.
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The big reveal was that neither of the voices who initiated the calls belonged to a human. They were bots, dispatched through Google Assistant and activated through a back-end system. But they sounded human: They said “Um” and “Ohh, I gotcha” and ended query statements with the raised pitch of a question mark. And, for the purpose of the demo, they completed tasks that normally fall to us mere mortals, whether than meant making a hair appointment or determining whether it would be better to just walk into a restaurant and take a gamble on a table.
The companies who are crushing it today are faster than fast. They have escaped the friction of Machine View – top-down thinking, sluggish systems of work, joyless work environments, demotivating bosses. The digital-knowledge society is here. Yet fewer than 10% of companies consider their transformation efforts “very effective.”
The stock hit an all-time high Monday, and the company moved closer to a milestone — the first $1 trillion market value. Apple stock surged on Friday, when Buffett revealed on the eve of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting that Berkshire had acquired 75 million more shares.
Investors had feared that Apple’s best days were past. All of a sudden, they were thinking it could be the best of two worlds — a value stock and a growth stock — thanks largely to Buffett’s endorsement. The Apple rally has been good for the rest of tech as well. Apple may be the first US company to reach a vaunted $1 trillion market cap. But three others may not be far behind.
In today’s world of work—across many industries—the rules of the game are changing as fast as they are being created. What is the wisest path forward in the new “era of uncertainty?” And what role will leadership play in an increasingly complex future?
While this rising tide affects all companies, one industry that knows a great deal about disruption is the Energy Industry, which has undergone immense transformation over the past 50 years.
In this special session, Kevin McEvoy, former President and CEO of Oceaneering, reveals a lifetime of lessons learned. His talk will show why Servant Leadership is a powerful and timeless lever for enabling Superperformance in any environment.
In addition, this year’s conference will include an array of new Super Agile topics. Through a kaleidoscope of powerful workshops, Super Agile case studies, and virtual breakout sessions, this highly experiential event will tap the collective wisdom of the conference community itself. It is designed to not only bring Super Agility to life, but draw from a powerful faculty and participants themselves to explore why this approach represents the surest, safest way forward for companies, projects, and people in the 21st Century.
We took our own advice – and something amazing happened. It was real, it was revolutionary, and it is Super. Join us on June 6, 2018 for an incredible online experience. Learn how you can apply these same #SuperAgile principles to your business, project, career, life, whatever – to bring about your own #3rdOrderChange #SuperAgileConference2018
Apple closes at a record after Buffett purchase revelation on Thursday. Buffett revealed the massive purchase to CNBC on Thursday, two days ahead of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting. “It is an unbelievable company,” Buffett said. “If you look at Apple, I think it earns almost twice as much as the second most profitable company in the United States.”
The huge first quarter purchase is thought to bolster the 165.3 million Apple shares Berkshire owned at the end of 2017. If the fund held its position, as the report suggests, the resulting 240.3 million shares were worth about $42.5 billion at the end of trading on Thursday. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is “thrilled” to have Buffett and Berkshire as a major investor.
The best way to learn Super Agile is to be Super Agile. Super Agilists are both disruptive and immutable at the same time. This paradox is the safest way through the 21st Century. To paraphrase Charles Darwin, its not the smartest or strongest that thrive in times of great change – it is the most adaptable. Super Agility is 3rd Order Change. Are you and your organization ready? Register for the world’s first Virtual Super Agile Conference, June 6, 2018, coming to a smartphone / tablet / laptop / desktop near you. Register before May 15 at https://corpusoptima.com/course/virtual-conference-super-agile-higher-ground/ with a discount code of NIMBLE for a $100 discount from the $450 registration fee.
Over the past decade, the pace of change has accelerated through technology, and we’ve developed a much deeper understanding of what drives human behaviors and business success. But these new realities have not been fully translated into how leaders run their companies.