How do we stay ahead in this constantly changing world or the aptly named VUCA (Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous) environment? A lot is said about agility and this is certainly one of the key determinants for staying ahead. How do we stay agile? Agility has two key drivers.

First is the ability to detect a need to change direction and secondly, the capability to move quickly in the revised direction. The first comes with strong awareness of the position and good peripheral vision, but the second comes from being “Lean” and not carrying any unnecessary baggage. The interesting thing is, that not carrying the excess weight or baggage, will improve the available energy and in turn the awareness to be agile. This is an example of where being “Lean” can be synergistic, working both directly and indirectly.