Moving with Speed:

Fast Thinking

Mastering Your Anticipating Skills

A Key Ingredient of Efficient Speed and Change Management

Vadim Kotelnikov personal logo Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration and Innovation unlimited!

"The further backward you look, the further ahead you see." ~ Winston Churchill


Moving with Speed Fast Thinking Fast Decision Making Fast to Market Sustaining Speed Anticipating Spotting Trends Brainstorming Letting the Best Idea Win Setting Rules and Guiding Principles Getting Rid of Bureaucracy Constantly Reassessing Past Decisions Launching a Crusade Owning Competitive Advantage Innovation System Simplicity Growth Attitude Managing Creativity Roadmapping Customer Intimacy Boundarylessness Self-confidence Ten3 Business e-Coach: why, what, and how Business Process Management System (BPMS) Staying Beneath the Radar

Developing Your Anticipating Skills: Six Steps1

  1. Look backwards to see forward – if you wish to improve your ability to imagine the future first assemble a thorough recognition of the past and try to build new connections

  2. Figure out the next life cycle for the business

  3. Question everything

  4. Start to work on the business, not for the business

  5. Become a scenario player

  6. Develop your sense of empathy

 Jack Welch's 5 Strategic Questions





Two Techniques for Turbulent Times

  1. Practice crisis anticipation

  2. Determine what can go wrong... More

The GE Leadership Effectiveness Survey (LES)

  • Anticipates problems and initiates new and better ways of doing things... More

Why Do Need To Anticipate Change?

Change represents an opportunity for your business and it must be anticipated and prepared for. Foresight and change anticipation is a hallmark of effective leaders.

 3Ss of Winning in Business

 Surprise To Win: 3 Strategies

Technology, radical innovations, new business models, globalization, demography, consumer demands and choices all contribute to making today’s society one of accelerating change. The drivers of change are numerous and complex, and their impact varies from one sector to another. The way change affects your company depends largely on the capacity of key actors to anticipate and prepare for such an eventuality. Existing business models and strategies may be threatened by changing circumstances.

Adapting too late or too little can result in disaster for your business. If you wish to avoid a long and painful adaptation process you must improve your capacity to anticipate and prepare for future change at the earliest interval. In today’s rapidly-changing economic climate, your company will have a competitive advantage if you succeed in integrating change into your business strategy effectively. Using foresight and anticipation to envisage possible future scenarios is the first step in preparing for change and managing it successfully.

There is big difference between anticipating and guessing. Anticipation means expecting, being aware of something in advance, to regard it as possible. The ability to anticipate is one of the key ingredients of efficient speed and change management. "Being able to anticipate that which is likely to occur in the next few months and the next few years is enough to give you an edge over 99% of the population who simply go along with whatever happens".1

 Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors

 Entrepreneurial Leader: 4 Attributes

 Results-based Leadership

"Hutches" Occur to the Prepared of Mind

How can you see the future? Actually, anticipation is natural – everyone does it every day. Paradigms provide a basis for anticipation of specific events. Unfortunately, most people limit exercising their anticipatory skills to daily routine matters. All you really need to start applying these skills for your business is a small head start.

Intuition is a form of unconscious pattern-matching cognition. Preparation and incubation precede flashes of insight. Understanding of how something works, partially consciously, allows you to anticipate and predict occurrences that are then subsequently explored very consciously.2 "Hutches" occur to the prepared of mind.

 True Success: 4 Questions To Ask Yourself

 Yin-Yang of Entrepreneurial Creativity

 Entrepreneurial Creativity: 4 Keys

The Power of Milestone-based Thinking

A flexible, milestone-based thinking approach will help you understand, meet, and even anticipate the specific needs of your business – all while making the most of your current technology investments... More

Partnering with Customers

Partnering with customers represents your firm's "capacity to anticipate what customers need even before they know they need it."3


Entrepreneurial Leadership (Ten3 Mini-course)




  1. It's not the BIG and eats the SMALL... it's the FAST that eats the SLOW, Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton

  2. Knowledge, Groupware, and Internet, Butterworth Heinemann

  3. Results-Based Leadership, Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger, and Norm Smallwood

  4. Anticipating Change, European Foundation for Improvement of Living and Working Conditions