The OAA Difference
Why Organizational Agility?
Over the last decade our focus has been entirely on adaptive leadership – a powerful framework and set of tools for diagnosing complex challenges. Increasingly we have had feedback from our clients that, though appreciative of the insights the AL framework has generated, there are other challenges that don’t lend themselves to that approach. Responding more quickly to new opportunities, ensuring execution and making the numbers while encouraging innovation are among the tensions against which they struggle. Organizational Agility is a broader set of tools and practices designed to support leaders responding to this broad set of challenges. Our approach helps leaders develop perspective on where they are and where they need to go, set priorities, build a plan and implement it. Our services are customized to fit the sector/industry/moment where our clients live.
OAA builds adaptive leaders who build organizational agility
We help Organizations, Teams and Individuals build the skills, insight and will to lead in dynamic, even turbulent times.
Setting priorities, generating options, making difficult choices, evaluating former and current choices, linking competing and complimentary commitments identifying new opportunities, evaluating choices and implementing new capabilities.
Identifying the essential parts of their approach/organization that must be preserved and protected while selecting which parts have become “expendable”, that is, no longer capable of achieving the desired results, designing experiments and conducting pilots, identifying key metrics, leveling the work where the ownership and impact can be maximized.
Developing Leaders with a broader range of skills and speed, working with maximum impact at a variety of speeds on a variety of fronts, building high performance teams, improving culture and aligning operations with espoused values and aspirations
We spend all of our time talking, working and playing with all kinds of people, who have one thing in common – a deeply held belief that better leadership will build a better world. We draw on those conversations to bring you the thoughts, hopes, joys and frustrations of what those leadership journeys entail. We invite you to follow along – feel free to join in!
Building Personal Capacity
This collection of articles explores various aspects of the challenge of learning and growing our personal skills and willingness to be curious, learn and try new ways of how we show up in our families, organizations and communities.
Being A Leader
These articles are intended for people facing the reality that Leadership is about engaging others but requires us all to make some important choices about how and where to intervene with others. The goal is to align your intentions with your impact.
This grouping is intended to help anyone – whether in a position of Authority or not – increase their Leadership Agility. Leadership Agility is the ability to think, engage and act differently in the face of the dynamic forces at work in the world.