By Tom O’Shea, Organizational Agility Practice Leader
Wow … if only it could be true … now more than ever before. It is only fitting that the 2016 National Conference for the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) will be held in Washington, DC from October 21-23. IMC is the premier global professional association for serious-minded consultants to management across the globe. So, there is a gaggle of management consulting problem-solvers descending on our nations capital later this week … unfortunately the issues outweigh the flock.
We live in the VUCA era … volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. As such, IMC is a great international resource for trusted advisors on many topics. In this time of great uncertainty around integrity, ethics and professional behavior, I think it is also reaffirming and comforting to know that there are organizations like IMC which also has the only ISO sanctioned certification process for its Certified Management Consultants designation (CMC) which includes a strong ethics dimension. I am proud to have earned and maintained my CMC for more than 10 years now and also to have been twice President of the Carolinas Chapter of the Institute for Management Consultants.
I will be speaking on two different panel of experts sessions during the conference – Thought Leadership and Consulting at a Higher Level. I am honored to have been selected for both of these topics which is also a sign that what we have been doing at Agility Consulting has been relevant and impactful.
Going to Washington this week … and especially as we are only a few weeks away from a pivotal election (in many ways), it reminds me of an article I wrote a few years ago entitled WHAT IF THE USA WERE AGILE. Let me invite you to share your thoughts and perspectives on the benefits and obstacles to the USA becoming a more agile country … again.