Month: January 2015

VUCA Focused Strategic Leadership: What is it and what does it mean for your organization?

VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity

An acronym for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity, VUCA is a military concept that was adopted by the business community as a way to describe the inherently difficult issues of the modern world. These four words form the lens through which a strategic leader views the rapidly evolving business landscape, and they are also the basis for creating an adaptable and proactive organization with regard to the inevitability of change. A Little Background on VUCA The concept of VUCA emerged out of the US Army War College in the mid-to-late 1990s, a time during which the US found itself in

Bay Area Team Building… On an Aircraft Carrier

Bay Area Team Building on an Aircraft Carrier

It’s hard to imagine a more impressive backdrop for a Bay Area team building event than an aircraft carrier — and that’s exactly what we had for our Pursuit team building event this past week. We took an enthusiastic group of ninety plus participants through a variety of fun and fast-paced activities inside the hangar bay of the storied USS Hornet, a decommissioned WWII era aircraft carrier moored in Alameda, CA.