Transforming Organizations through Agile Leadership
OUR ECONOMY HAS SHIFTED FROM EFFICIENCY TO INNOVATION
For the past 50 years, our daily work consisted of getting as much done as possible, as quickly as possible. But as technology gets increasingly faster, our value is shifting from knowledge-based work to creative work; we’re no longer about being efficient, but rather being innovative.
HOW CAN WE EXPAND OUR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION?
Applied Agile combines neuroscience, emotional intelligence and agile methodology to create Agile Leadership: the intersection of personal and organizational transformation. Our participants thrive in the unknown, work iteratively and incrementally and focus on what matters. We’ll train you to use untapped areas of your brain to achieve greater creativity and innovation.
“There isn’t anybody saying I need to do these 20 things by tomorrow. I’m the one who organizes my schedule. And I make it very hectic because I feel like it’s important to always get a lot of stuff done. In a way, I’m the person who’s blocking my own performance.”
We work specifically in agile industries – environments that are disruptive, volatile, and likely to pivot. We train leaders to thrive at the intersection of speed, volume, and change.
We take leaders to the next level by both expanding their strengths and unlocking hidden potential. Our participants build the skills necessary to produce more with less effort, expand creative thinking, make decisions with clarity and ultimately foster an Agile culture.
“We can’t solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”
We Produce Sustainable Performance
Our program has a cultural impact in the following areas:
More Results in Less Time
We teach practical tools for focus and peak performance, enabling leaders to see the right targets and create the maximum business impact.
If I can continue to be in the zone in those complicated situations, I can navigate this to the best possible outcomes for everyone involved.
The end result of it is – overall, I feel like my work life is in much better order. I have a stronger sense of confidence with all the different parts.
– Program Participant, President
We produce anti-fragile leaders who are resilient in high-stress situations, thrive in rapidly changing environments and are not in danger of burning out.
I’m just looking at it in a non-judgemental way. I see things pretty clearly. If I can continue to stay there, we’ll all get through this stronger as a team and everybody will win.
I’ve been in the zone with things. I had my best delivery with a speech I didn’t prepare for. My peers said, “I just learned a lot about leadership from watching you. Thank you!”
– Program Participant, VP
Creativity and Innovation
We train leaders to be half Navy Seal, half zen master – to unlock their creative insight, and to achieve next level growth.
That day, I realized there were teams doing things that were totally on track, and I didn’t need to be checking it. I was like, wow, the ship is moving forward, the things I was worried about weren’t valid concerns. I was able to tackle this hugely complex project and the rest of the team was still moving in the same direction.
– Program Participant, VP
Powerful communication practices for quickly understanding others, communicating a vision, and producing safety/trust
No amount of information in the world was able to make a difference. The thing that moved the needle entirely was an emotional, connection, trust…a human thing. It really did.
– Program Participant, CEO
Our program is tailored to the size and needs of your organization. It includes a combination of:
90 minute coaching sessions every other week provide a tactical forum for exploring the principles of our program.
Group training allows for unique community learning and the opportunity to leverage the insights and practices with teammates.
Coachees are trained in 12 tools for accessing flow states, gaining clarity of vision, and producing teamwork through alignment.
Is your game flat-lining? Time to level up.
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Who we’ve trained
Tony has a remarkable blend of zen principles, practical leadership values and agile methodology that has helped many at Riot navigate the complex nature of modern day knowledge work to become happier, healthier and more productive leaders.
Tony Wong is a gifted coach and Agile Teaching master. He is a gifted and intuitive listener. He knows how teams should work, how leaders want to work in the digital age, and why 20th century managerial habits need to evolve. Tony practices what he teaches as his craft: mindfulness, presence, and joy in finding better ideas generated from Agile principles as opposed to siloed acts of human behavior and discipline.
Tony has been a great coach. He brings a unique approach and perspective to his work that has proven to be invaluable in unlocking professional and personal growth for me, members of my leadership team, and family.
It's been a real honor to work with Tony Wong. His coaching has been a welcomed opportunity to see a real artist perform in applying mindfulness in business. He has an insight that is truly piercing to the core of a matter and brings both art and science to our rich discussions.
Tony is an excellent coach. His mix of mindfulness, Zen, and modern performance management tools really create a coaching experience that’s unique, and highly effective. He is a great listener and his method allows him to quickly get to the root of what’s holding you back, unlocking hidden potential and showing you parts of your performance you might not have ever considered. I recommend him to anyone who wants their leaders to reach their full potential.
Tony is a gifted performance coach, who uses a customized set of mindfulness principles and practices to help leaders realize their potential. For me, much of the value has been in understanding the distance between an immediate reaction to a stressful situation and a measured and contemplative response. Tony does all this with a strong dose of humility, emotional insight and empathy - he never claims to have all the answers, but rather provides you with a powerful set of tools to unlock the answer for yourself.
Working with Tony has been an eye opening experience. His coaching on mindfulness has helped me unlock greater potential in myself by helping me find clarity, making me a better communicator and executor, a better leader, and ultimately a better person. I would recommend Tony's expertise to anyone looking to improve their self-awareness and external relationships.
I've been doing mindfulness training for over 10 years and this was by far one of the most effective ways to address my frequent and "conflicting thoughts". Tony's unique and empathetic style allowed me to open up and made me feel comfortable expressing my thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a group setting. The biggest takeaway I got from the practice was how easy it is to bring into my day to day practice. Definitely have added this tool to my mindfulness repertoire and it might edge a couple of other practices out!
It took me a bit to get comfortable it being my first class, but once I relaxed and let go of feeling anxious, it was crazy. I felt utterly thoughtless. My drive home on Thursday/the rest of that evening was relaxing and thoughtless, which is so rare. Felt at ease Friday even after a stressful workday. I am looking forward to joining the class a second time.
Thank you everyone for a great evening. I just feel lighter today and like I’m vibrating higher. Thank you for allowing me to contribute!