What do we mean when we talk about agile

In the world of business, agility is the power to sense and respond, swiftly and easily. In the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world of today’s business, being agile means more than merely confidence and pace – it means prediction and preparation, too.
Join us to discuss why ‘agile’ may be the only true competitive advantage.



John Mark Williams


CEO John Williams is a problem solver and strategist who joined The Institute from a career in international business and leadership development across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East and North America.

John is a passionate advocate of servant leadership and deeply curious about emergent strategy, predictive analytics, punctuated equilibrium and other baffling business things – he is fascinated by the prospects for artificial intelligence and the future of work.

John holds an MBA from the University of Northumbria and has been guest lecturer in strategy and international business at universities in the UK and Europe for over two decades.

He has appeared on radio and television in the UK and overseas, and has been published in titles including Huffington Post, City AM, Entrepreneur Country Online and others.