Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Bill Joiner’s Leadership Agility Blog

Continued writing with occasional podcasts on Leadership Agility, the research-based book on stages of personal and leadership development. This blog captures and extends the book's key ideas; shares new insights, research, and applications from client work; and shows how Leadership Agility relates to current issues.  Comments welcome!  You can also follow Bill on Twitter: @leaderagility

The Reflective Practitioner

One of the four kinds of leadership agility identified in the book is called “self-leadership agility.” This is the ability to be proactive in learning from one’s experience as a leader. Like the other three types of agility, it moves through a cycle of reflection and action: experimenting with new behavior, reflecting and learning from […]

Ed Zore’s Agility Imperative

March 15, 2007 by
Filed under Agility in The News

I recently came across another formulation of the Agility Imperative we describe at the beginning the book. Ed Zore, CEO of Northwestern Mutual, says, “The world is more complex and fast-moving all the time, and that isn’t going away.” Here, he succinctly captures the two powerful global forces that are triggering the need for new […]

Agility and Corporate Responsibility

I was watching TV earlier tonight and saw Stephen Colbert interview Jeff Schwartz, CEO of Timberland. What stood out in Colbert’s bantering interview (besides Jeff’s boots) was this CEO’s passionate commitment to corporate responsibility. Made me want to learn more about his guy and his company. Elsewhere, Schwartz has said: “We must consider the consequences […]

Boeing CEO McNerney on the Agility Imperative

November 7, 2006 by
Filed under Agility in The News

In a variety of ways, more and more executives are talking about what we call “the agility imperative.” For example, in the Oct. 16 issue of Fortune Magazine Boeing CEO James McNerney says, “Institutionally, the ability to be agile enough is the gut issue in leading an organization today.” McNerney, 57, has had an outstanding […]