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Be Agile or Fail


An orange suite on a hanger with the words naked leader written underneathThe Naked Leader and the Agile Business Consortium are pleased to announce their exclusive collaboration. 

Be Agile or Fail was a live webinar recorded on 19 July.

We are on a joint mission to help organisations become more Agile in all aspects, from Culture and Leadership to Strategy and Projects.

The Naked Leader brings rich experience in leadership, culture and behaviour while the Agile Business Consortium (the original founders of “Agile” in IT) are now reinventing Agile with the Framework for Business Agility that applies to the whole organisation.

Surviving and Thriving is a matter of choice, not chance, the future is in your hands……….

How ready are you for the uncertainty of Brexit? We live in uncertain and volatile times, none more so than the next two years when the country’s future relationship with the EU will be determined. Is your organisation ready to adapt to the Brexit outcome? Do you have a culture of feedback and responsiveness? Are you and your teams “as one” in your ability to respond to the dynamic changes in the market?

Image of Ed Holt Ed Holt – Agile Business Consortium

Ed is a “seasoned” (ie old!) executive with a 30 year track record in the software industry covering both large scale applications (at IBM leader MSA) and software development (4GL / OO / Component / CASE – you name it!). He was instrumental in the founding of the Agile Business (formerly DSDM) Consortium over 20 years ago, when it led the drive for responsive software development – this was the very early days of “Agile” even though it wasn’t called that in those days!

Since 1994 the not-for-profit Consortium has been evolving an industry standard for building systems in an iterative (Agile) way. Now there are thousands of organisations running projects of all sizes using DSDM to great effect, delivering what the users want in a responsive manner.

As first chairman of the Consortium, Ed has seen the Agile movement evolve for over 20 years and now sees a trend to take Agile into the wider business, beyond “just” IT projects.

Image of David Taylor the Naked Leader speaking at Agile Business ConferenceDavid Taylor

He is the author of the fastest selling business book in the world, The Naked Leader, and four global best-selling follow-ups. As a speaker, David has presented in 74 countries to over a million people. He is the only speaker to be voted European Business Speaker of the Year twice.

On television David has transformed teams in Working Wonders (ITV), removed phobias on live television in The Salon (Channel 4) and most recently turned around a small company in decline to treble their profits in The Naked Office (Virgin 1) which was nominated for a Royal Television Society award.

He is the Visiting Professor of Leadership at Warwick University Business School, the Business Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and Leadership Advisor to China on East-West relations.