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Steven Rogelberg: Making meetings count
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Steven Rogelberg: Making meetings count
Be honest with yourself, how would you rate your meetings?More importantly how would those attending rate them?Too often executives and professionals have schedules full of them. They even see meetings as a sign of their status, their importance. Yet they still hate the thought of them. My guest in this episode, Steven Rogelberg, is a world-renowned authority and academic on the topic. He's pioneered some fascinating research, and he's found great ways to distil it into practice.He shares practical advice you will immediately be able to use in your next meeting to get the most out of them. From framing agendas with questions to making sure the right people are there. My personal belief is that mastery of meetings is available to everyone if you learn, do the hard work, practice, seek out feedback, and try and try again.“Leaders have to ultimately recognise that they are a steward of others' time.” – Steven RogelbergYou'll hear about:·      What are meetings actually here to do?·      How to set meetings up for success·      Ensuring people come with positivity·      How to get it going at its best·      Getting rid of group think·      Recovering from conflict in meetings·      Avoiding default timings of meetings·      Getting people to follow through·      The impact Steve wants to have in the worldAbout Steven Rogelberg:Steven G. Rogelberg is Chancellor's Professor at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has over 150 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work, and organizational research methods. His book, The Surprising Science of Meetings, was named by The Washington Post as one of the 10 books to watch for in 2019. His latest book ‘Art & Science of 1:1 meetings’ unleashes the true potential of these transformative interactions.Resources:• Profile: https://shorturl.at/O28H0• Resources for your meetings: https://shorturl.at/S8kBb• Books: The Surprising Science of Meetings (https://shorturl.at/pE2ad) and Glad we Met (https://shorturl.at/780WT)My resources:Sign up to my Leading high-stakes meeting virtual masterclass series (https://bit.ly/3QBdn9R) Take my new Becoming a Strategic Leader course (https://bit.ly/3KJYDTj). Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively, delivered straight to your inbox.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.For more details about me:●      Services (https://rb.gy/ahlcuy) to CEOs, entrepreneurs and professionals.●      About me (https://rb.gy/dvmg9n) - my background, experience and philosophy.●      Examples of my writing https://rb.gy/jlbdds).●      Follow me and engage with me on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).●      Follow me and engage with me on Twitter (https://bit.ly/36XavNI).
Caterina Kostoula: Crafting a powerful vision
Jun 5 2024
Caterina Kostoula: Crafting a powerful vision
Are you able to execute the vision you have for your life?For many creating a vision is hard enough, to then take action to get closer to it can seem near impossible. But if you knew how to develop your vision from the inside out you would see that it is indeed possible.In this episode I am joined by Caterina Kostoula, a vision coach and author. She shares what it takes to develop your vision and how to move towards it. She also shares her own obstacles she has had to overcome to achieve the vision she has for herself.We also delve into how to nurture your sense of purpose, your grounding, your inner voice to help guide you. Far from being woo woo, this is essential if you want to lead a great life, including work, and leave a positive impact in the world around you.“Vision is the navigational system that guides you through a fulfilling life” – Caterina KostoulaYou'll hear about:·      Caterina’s definition of vision·      Knowing where to start·      Getting rid of mental blocks·      Life working in harmony·      Internal vs external validation·      Caterina’s advice for those feeling under pressure·      What does Caterina struggle with?·      What impact doe Caterina want to have on the world?·      What does Caterina’s best day look like?About Caterina Kostoula:Caterina is the founder of The Leaderpath®. She is an executive coach and was previously a Global Business Leader at Google, who is now a client themselves. She also coaches leaders from Amazon, INSEAD, Vodafone, and many startups around the world.Caterina now heads The Leaderpath®, along with a handpicked team of Leaderpath coaches, providing executive one-to-one coaching, team coaching, live programs, and courses helping business leaders choose their own path to success. She holds an INSEAD MBA and an Executive Coaching MSc from Hult Ashridge Business School. She is accredited as a Senior Practitioner by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Resources:• Visionpath programme: https://shorturl.at/yRu7b • Book ‘Hold successful meetings’: https://shorturl.at/CkamQ• TEDX ‘Do your goals prevent your success? https://shorturl.at/nRycDMy resources:Sign up to my Leading high-stakes meeting virtual masterclass series (https://strategyshift.co.uk/course/leading-high-stakes-meetings/)Take my new Becoming a Strategic Leader course (https://bit.ly/3KJYDTj). Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively, delivered straight to your inbox:Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.For more details about me:●      Services (https://strategyshift.co.uk/services/) to CEOs, entrepreneurs and professionals●      About me (https://strategyshift.co.uk/founder/) - my background, experience and philosophy●      Examples of my writing https://davidlancefield.com/writing/)●      Follow me and engage with me on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP)●      Follow me and engage with me on Twitter (https://bit.ly/36XavNI)
Tony Martignetti: Making meaningful connections
May 22 2024
Tony Martignetti: Making meaningful connections
Have you ever sat around a campfire?Sharing moments talking about what truly matters in life. No performance, no script, just being part of a community.My guest in this episode, Tony Martignetti's mission is to help people create these connections in work and life. Allowing people to feel part of the bigger picture and do their best work.Tony shares how to create those moments, emphasising the importance of curiosity and compassion. This can sometimes be difficult, so he gives insights into how best to manage them. As well as how you can open up and share something of yourself skilfully.This is an episode packed full of lessons to help you understand yourself and those around you even more.“The beauty is in the pauses and time to just listen more” – Tony MartignettiYou'll hear about:Campfires and communityCreating a safe environment for sharingHow to share skilfullyHow open should you be?Creating greater connection and community in teamsGetting to the real objectiveGiving everyone space to talkWhat would Tony tell his younger self?What impact does Tony want to have on the world?What does Tony’s best day look like?About Tony Martignetti:Tony is a leadership advisor, best-selling author, podcast host, speaker, entrepreneur, idea generator, people connector, and a curious adventurer. He bring together over 30 years of business and leadership experience and extreme curiosity to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change and unlock their true potential.Before becoming the founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Inspired Purpose Partners, he was a finance and strategy executive with experience working with some of the world’s leading life sciences companies.Resources:• Profile: https://tinyurl.com/3bv8c9pj• Inspired leadership test: https://tinyurl.com/22wrvxxd • Podcast: https://tinyurl.com/5n7sjsn8• Book: ‘Campfire lessons for leaders’ - https://tinyurl.com/9d3vaduj• TEDx talk: ‘Don’t Check Yourself at the Door: How to Share Your True Self’ https://tinyurl.com/yk8a5328My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Oleg Konovalov: Leading by nature
May 8 2024
Oleg Konovalov: Leading by nature
What can leadership learn from nature? And from fishing in particular?From operating in demanding, choppy waters with lives on the line to the individualised attention each catch needs, there are a great many similarities according to my guest in this episode, Oleg Konovalov.As you’ll hear it’s not just fishing but nature itself that can teach us about leadership. Oleg shares the lessons he has learned from his time as a fisherman that he now brings into his coaching practices.We talk about the mindset leaders need to have as they seek to create better futures and make important decisions day in, day out. He also discusses how he avoids taking on passengers and what he learned from falling in icy waters.“Leadership is about an ability to think and act for a better future” – Oleg Konovalov. You'll hear about:Words related to leadershipMyths about leadershipNature as a leadership coachHow do you keep a clear head?How being a master fisherman helps with mindsetHow to avoid hiring passengersRevealing Strengths: The Role of a LeaderDeveloping a servant based approach to leadershipOleg's experience falling into icy watersThe impact Oleg wants to have in the worldWhat helps Oleg do his best work?About Oleg Konovalov:Oleg is a global thought leader, author, business educator, consultant, and C-suite coach. He is named among the top eight global experts in leadership and shortlisted for the Distinguished Award in Leadership by Thinkers50. He is on Global Gurus Top 30 in Leadership, is the #1 Global Leading Coach (Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Award), and has been named one of the Global 100 Inspirational Leaders 2022, along with Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey.Having been named ‘the da Vinci of Visionary Leadership’ by many leading authorities of our time, Oleg is considered #1 in the world in the field of vision and visionary leadership.He is the author of The Fisherman’s Path to Leadership, The Vision Code, Leaderology, and other books.Resources:• Profile: https://www.olegkonovalov.com/• Leadership coaching: https://www.olegkonovalov.com/visionary-leadership-coaching-certification/• Books: https://www.olegkonovalov.com/author/My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively. Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Matt Abrahams: Talking smarter in the moment
Apr 24 2024
Matt Abrahams: Talking smarter in the moment
How do you respond when you’re caught off guard?Imagine holding a meeting but you don’t know how to respond to a situation. The way you react to your anxieties can negatively impact the outcome you want to achieve. It doesn’t have to be this way; you can be prepared.In this episode I am joined by Matt Abrahams, an expert in communication. He says there are ways of preparing yourself and then responding, which is achieved through changing your mindset and having structures to follow.He discusses the common moments we get caught off guard at work and how we can prepare for them. He also shares ways that you can become a better listener, and his methods to talk smarter in the moment.It's about getting out of your head and finding ways to connect with the other person.“You actually have to prepare to be spontaneous” – Matt AbrahamsYou'll hear about:Moments we get caught off guard at workHow to be able to apply Matt’s methodsHow do you listen properly and attentivelyDealing with difficult situationsThe power of storytelling in these momentsMatt’s recommendations to perfectionistsMatt’s top tip for dealing with difficult situationsWhat Matt’s best day looks likeThe impact Matt wants to have on the worldAbout Matt AbrahamsMatt is a leading expert in communication with decades of experience as an educator, author, podcast host, and coach. As a Lecturer in Organisational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, he teaches popular classes in strategic communication and effective virtual presenting. Outside of the classroom, Matt is a sought-after keynote speaker and communication consultant. He has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered IPO road shows as well as Nobel Prize, TED, and World Economic Forum presentations. His online talks garner millions of views and he hosts the popular, award-winning podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart The Podcast. Resources:• Profile: https://mattabrahams.com/about/• Book: ‘Think faster, talk faster’ - https://mattabrahams.com/books/• Podcast: https://mattabrahams.com/podcast/My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively. Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Alex Edmans: Dealing with lies
Apr 9 2024
Alex Edmans: Dealing with lies
What impact do the biases you hold have on your work?Living and working in a more critical manner allows you to be more informed and less impacted by bias. This can have positive impacts on your work and those around you, just by challenging yourself to think differently.In this episode I am joined by Alex Edmans, author of May Contain Lies. He shares his deep knowledge of bias and how to think smarter and more critically. He discusses how he uses this within personal aspects of his life too.Are you confusing correlation with causation? A statement with a fact? Evidence with proof?This episode is full of practical advice you can use in your projects or meetings. Or even when listening to the news, to become more aware of what could be misinformation.“Misinformation affects our professional and personal lives” – Alex EdmansYou'll hear about:Which are the most harmful biases?How pervasive are biases?Does Alex make gut decisions still?Business and the ladder of inferenceUsing these ideas in practiceIs doing less better?Looking at specifics vs broad dataHow to challenge people with ill-informed viewsHow to inspire more debate and dissentManaging himself with other’s critical thinkingWhat Alex's best days look likeAbout Alex EdmansAlex is Professor of Finance at London Business School. He has a PhD from MIT as a Fulbright Scholar, and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, and given the TED talk “What to Trust in a Post-Truth World” and the TEDx talks “The Pie-Growing Mindset” and “The Social Responsibility of Business” with a combined 2.8 million views. He is a non-executive director of the Investor Forum, on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Responsible Investing, and on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee. He has won 25 teaching awards at Wharton and LBS and was named Professor of the Year by Poets & Quants in 2021. His resources:•Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aedmans/ •Book: www.maycontainlies.com  •Resources and research: www.alexedmans.com My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Pia Lauritzen: Connecting through questions
Mar 27 2024
Pia Lauritzen: Connecting through questions
How well do you ask questions?Asking questions can be more than a way to elicit an answer. They allow us to form connections. Used in the right way they are a powerful tool for us to learn from each other.In this episode I am joined by philosopher, Dr Pia Lauritzen, who spends her life researching the art and science of question-making. This is becoming even more important as more organisations are opening up their approach to innovation, strategy and transformation, inviting people to share their perspectives.We discuss ways of asking better questions, and getting the balance right between asking questions and sharing knowledge. We also delve into why you need to find out what people care about to be able to connect through questions.“Questions are probably the most powerful way of being in the world” – Pia LauritzenYou'll hear about:What is the power of questions?What does it take to break down barriers?How do you connect around questions?The balance between questions and knowledgeFinding out what people care aboutTools to help with questioningAI and questioningCoaching people to ask better questionsHow Pia has improved her questioningThe impact Pia wants to have on the worldAbout Pia Lauritzen:Pia Lauritzen is a Danish philosopher and tech entrepreneur. She holds a PhD in philosophy and is the inventor and founder of Qvest and Question Jam. She has published five books (Questions is upcoming on Johns Hopkins University Press in November 2023), and her regular column for strategy+business is read by more than 20,000 decision makers worldwide.Her resources:•Profile: https://www.pialauritzen.dk/ •Questions: Brief Books About Big Ideas, by Pia Lauritzen - https://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title/23069/questions •What You Don’t Know About Questions (TEDx Talk) - https://www.ted.com/talks/pia_lauritzen_what_you_don_t_know_about_questions •Six Reasons Successful Business Leaders Love questions, by Pia Lauritzen•Question Jam - https://www.questionjam.com/ •Qvest platform - https://www.qvest.io/ My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Frances Frei: Fixing hard problems fast
Mar 13 2024
Frances Frei: Fixing hard problems fast
Fixing problems is often seen as a slow, complex process but it doesn’t need to be this way. You can solve the hardest problems your organisation faces at speed; you just need to know how.In this episode I am joined by Harvard Business School professor Francis Frei. She talks about what it takes to build trust fast, and how to focus on the hard problems. She also shares how to scale an idea to create real change and how to build a more inclusive environment that enables it.Frances counters many management practices and mindsets we've heard of so get ready to be challenged and indeed surprised.“Leaders need to decide, which is the big problem we should work on now” – Frances FreiYou'll hear about: ●      How to combine the long and short term●      Identifying the big problems●      Tackling a deficit of trust●      Making the right new friends●      Moving from prototype to scaling●      The power of storytelling●      Judgement and curiosity don't sit well together●      What makes a more inclusive environment?●      What is Frances most proud of?●      The impact Frances wants to have on the world●      Finding inspiration      About Frances Frei:Frances is a professor of Technology and Operations Management at Harvard Business School. A global thought leader on organizational change, Frances is widely recognized for her dynamic teaching style and breakthrough insight into how to move fast and fix things. Her research investigates how leaders create the context for organizations and individuals to thrive by designing for excellence in strategy, operations, and culture. In 2017, she took a leave from HBS to serve as Uber’s first senior vice president of leadership and strategy to help the company navigate its very public crisis in leadership and culture.Her resources:•Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesfrei/  and https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6587 •Services: https://anneandfrances.com/work-with-us •Book: Move Fast and Fix Things https://anneandfrances.com/books •Podcast: Fixable. https://anneandfrances.com/fixable My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Aga Bajer: Cracking the code on culture
Feb 28 2024
Aga Bajer: Cracking the code on culture
What is the culture in your organisation like?Culture is more popular and necessary for management to consider than ever. Talking about culture is one thing, improving it, evolving it into something better, more inclusive, and higher performing is quite another.In this episode my guest is Aga Bajer, a leading authority on culture. We talk about what it takes to develop a greater sense of belonging, and what that means and involves. She shares how organisations can develop and evolve a culture as well as the important role fun plays in the process.Aga also discusses the impacts deep belonging has on culture as well as the misconceptions commonly held around it. So, if you're looking to supercharge the performance of your team, this episode is certainly for you.“Culture is a movement rather than a mandate” – Aga BajerYou'll hear about:·      Aga’s definition of culture·      Why codifying culture is important·      How do you evolve culture?·      How do you bring culture to life in organisations?·      How do you scale culture pilots?·      How important is fun to culture?·      The impact of deep belonging on culture·      Misconceptions about culture·      The impact Aga wants to have on the world About Aga Bajer:Aga is the Founder and CEO of CultureBrained, the first-of-its-kind virtual community for Culture Leaders. She’s spent more than 20 years helping leaders build cultures that foster belonging, innovation, and high performance. She’s the host of the CultureLab podcast and co-author of the book ‘Build a coaching culture.’Her resources:• Profile: https://www.agabajer.com/about-aga-bajer/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/agabajer/• Community: CultureBrained Community https://www.agabajer.com/culturebrained-community/• Podcast: Culture Lab Podcast - https://www.agabajer.com/podcast/• Book: Build a coaching culture. https://www.agabajer.com/book/ My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisaion or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Holger Nils Pohl: Tackling complex problems using visual thinking
Feb 14 2024
Holger Nils Pohl: Tackling complex problems using visual thinking
What type of stimuli helps you to think?Leaders often shy away from using visual stimuli as it can be seen as gimmicky. But knowing where, when, and how to use it can transform how problems are solved.My guest in his episode is Holger Nils Pohl, one of the best at using visual thinking to tackle complex problems. He discusses how to apply it, and the tools you can use to help you and your team use it in a meaningful way. He also shares how to avoid doing it badly, something many leaders can struggle with.He gives insight into how he uses his background in teaching within his work, how he deals with perfectionism and why autism is his superpower.“A lot of the struggles we have are actually caused by missing clarity” – Holger Nils PohlYou'll hear about:●      The importance of clarity in business●      Why multi-sensory stimuli amplify conversations●      The scientific nature of visual senses●      The three elements of Holger’s framework●      The role teaching plays in Holger’s work●      How to tame perfectionism●      How Holger prepares to work at his best●      Why autism is a superpower●      What impact does Holger want to have?                    About Holger Nils Pohl:Holger is a multi-passionate creative, visual strategist, author of Non-Fiction, Kids' and Fantasy books, trainer, and autistic.He believes in the transformational power of visual tools and creates clarity for his clients, workshop delegates, readers, and viewers. He does this by reducing complexity to simple, actionable steps.His resources:•          Profile: https://clarity.holgernilspohl.com/pages/about-holger •          Books: Creating Clarity – www.holgernilspohl.com/claritybook  and The Wrong Planet – www.holgernilspohl.com/autism    •          Courses: https://clarity.holgernilspohl.com/pages/courses My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Paolo Gallo: Mastering your inner journey
Jan 31 2024
Paolo Gallo: Mastering your inner journey
How do you create purposeful success?As a leader it can be challenging to define what success means to you. To achieve this, you need master your inner journey by reflecting, collaborating, and reinventing yourself.My guest in this episode, Paolo Gallo, is an expert in developing leaders who do just this. We talk about the importance of foundational beliefs that guide how leaders think and behave. As well as how we should think about what success means, and what it implies for who you spend your time with, and what you spend your time on. We reflect on what it takes to refresh and reinvent your identity as you look to amplify and enhance your leadership impact. Paulo also discusses why leaders can have such narrow definitions of success.“What unites people with organisations is not what you do, but how you are doing it” – Paolo GalloYou'll hear about:·      Why personal beliefs are important to Paolo·      Paolo's most important belief·      How do so many people lose their identity?·      What leads to narrow definitions of success?·      What does it take to find peace with oneself?·      Knowing yourself vs playing the outer game·      Achieving spiritual levels of leadership·      Myths about leadershipAbout Paolo Gallo:Paolo is an executive coach, bestselling author and keynote speaker. He collaborates with Bocconi and Ashridge Business Schools. He was the chief human resources officer at World Economic Forum in Geneva, chief learning officer at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and director human resources at European Bank for Reconstruction & Development in London, with previous experiences at International Finance Corporation in Washington, D.C. and Citigroup in London, New York and Milan, his hometown.His resources:•          Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paologallo-coaching-keynotes-/ •          Book ‘The Seven Games of Leadership’: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/seven-games-of-leadership-9781399405478/ My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Herminia Ibarra: Mastering career transitions
Jan 17 2024
Herminia Ibarra: Mastering career transitions
Are you considering a career transition?More people are. But it’s not an easy endeavour. It comes with a sense of excitement and fear.In this episode Herminia Ibarra gives insights into what it takes to transition careers. She discusses why having a grand plan is the wrong move, the importance of developing your own story and why practice makes perfect. She also explores the signals we can look for to know when we are making the right decisions, as well as what she has learned from her own career changes.“It’s not just an issue of time, it’s also extricating yourself from a context that defines you” – Herminia IbarraYou'll hear about:·      Why having a grand plan is wrong·      How to find the people you want to become·      How to balance doing and exploring·      Tips to develop your own story·      Signals to look out for when making decisions·      What helps people make wise decisions?·      Radical vs incremental ambitions·      Herminia's learnings from her career transitions·      What impact does Herminia want to have? About Herminia Ibarra:Herminia is the Charles Handy Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, she served on the INSEAD and Harvard Business School faculties.An authority on leadership and career development, Thinkers 50 ranks Herminia among the top management thinkers in the world. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, a judge for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award, a Fellow of the British Academy, and the 2018 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Scholar-Practitioner Award for her research’s contribution to management practice.Her resources:• Profile: https://herminiaibarra.com/about/• Books: ‘Act like a leader, think like a leader’ and ‘Working Identity: unconventional strategies for reinventing your career’ https://herminiaibarra.com/act-like-a-leader-think-like-a-leader-book/My resources:My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Alison Taylor: Taking the Higher Ground
Jan 3 2024
Alison Taylor: Taking the Higher Ground
Is your company a responsible business?Taking the higher ground in business is integral to doing work ethically and with integrity.This is a necessity if you look at the systemic challenges we're facing, whether it's climate change, social inequality, or fragile geopolitics.My guest in this episode, Alison Taylor, shares her wisdom and recommendations on how to tackle this. We talk about how to take a longer view even when faced with urgent, difficult, and immediate pressures. She outlines what she would look for in the mindset and practices of a CEO and Boards looking to take the higher ground, and she calls out some of the biggest myths and misconceptions in the world of business that often create unrealistic expectations for leaders. “We need CEOs to step up and solve societal problems, because no one else is going to solve them” – Alison TaylorYou'll hear about:Alison’s view on ethics and integrityBlending systemic and short term pressuresLooking at your personal behavioursRegulators creating better business plansChanging board behaviourOvercoming an organisation’s inertia to changeThe biggest myths Alison hearsWhat does Alison’s best day look like?About Alison Taylor:Alison is a Clinical Professor at NYU Stern School of Business, where she teaches professional responsibility, sustainability, and leadership classes. She is also an Executive Director of Ethical Systems, a collaboration between leading academics working on behavioural science, systems thinking and organisational psychology. She’s also a senior advisor at BSR, Zai Lab, KKR, and Pictet Group, a board director at Preventable Surprises, and a member of the advisory board of Venture ESG.Her resources:•Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/followalisont/ •Book ‘Higher Ground’: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Higher-Ground-Business-Right-Turbulent/dp/1647823439 My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Morra Aarons-Mele: Turning anxiety into your superpower
Dec 20 2023
Morra Aarons-Mele: Turning anxiety into your superpower
Have you ever suffered from anxiety?We all have anxiety. At best, it gives us energy, drive and ambition, but at its worst it can be debilitating. I haven't met or worked with a leader who isn't anxious. The problem is that not many talk about it privately or even publicly.My guest in this episode, Morra Aarons-Mele, is raising our consciousness, understanding and practices in all things anxiety. We talk about what causes anxiety, where it shows up at work and in life, and what you can do to create a healthier relationship with it. She also covers how to listen to your inner voice, how to get in tune with your body, and how it reacts in order to understand different triggers and traps. I was genuinely and sincerely moved by this conversation, especially given some of my own challenges with loneliness.“Anxiety is an ancient emotion in our toolkit of emotions for a reason” – Morra Aarons-MeleYou'll hear about:Anxiety’s prevalence in the workplaceWhat to look for with anxietyThe biggest thought traps to look out forWhat has helped Morra in her dark moments?Working with someone struggling with mental healthTurning anxiety into a superpowerChannelling anxiety more effectivelyWhere does Morra find joy?David’s experience with mental healthAbout Morra Aarons-Mele:Morra Aarons-Mele is a global speaker, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. Winner of the 2023 Media Award from Mental Health America. Shortlisted for the 2023 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award for Leadership.Morra is author of The Anxious Achiever: Turn Your Biggest Fears Into Your Leadership Superpower, published by Harvard Business Review Press.Her resources:•Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/morraaaronsmele/ •Book ‘The Anxious Achiever’: https://morraam.com/books •Services: https://morraam.com/ My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisaion or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Neil Mullarkey: Communicating with improv
Dec 6 2023
Neil Mullarkey: Communicating with improv
How do you rate your communication skills?Being able to communicate with creativity and conviction is something leaders need to encourage their teams to contribute more and give meaningful ideas. In this episode I am joined by Neil Mullarkey, comedian, actor and coach to senior executives. He is also a co-founder of the world-famous Comedy Store players in London, and he believes that improv is a key ingredient to being a great communicator.He shares his mindset practices before, during and after a performance, and the best ways you can use improv in a work environment. He discusses whether business and humour can go hand in hand as well as the barriers that are in the way to make this happen. We also talk about how to listen to others, building on what they say, and then bringing more of yourself into the conversation.“Improv is the humour that works in organisations, working with what's in the moment” – Neil MullarkeyYou'll hear about:·      Neil’s mindset before a performance·      Neil’s observations from working with leaders·      The best examples of using improv at work·      How to make sure your contribution is really good·      Can business and humour go together?·      Barriers and obstacles in the way·      Managing the good times and the bad·      What impact does Neil want to have on the world?About Neil Mullarkey:Neil is an actor, comedian, coach, and author. He co-founded the world famous improvisation group The Comedy Store Players with Mike Myers. He’s appeared on the likes of Have I Got News For You, Smith and Jones, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Austin Powers (International Man of Mystery and Goldmember), I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Lovejoy, Saturday Live, Carrott Confidential, Paul Merton The Series, Spiceworld The Movie and QI.He now also inspires people and businesses to embrace their creativity and enhance their communication skills, working with corporate clients to develop innovation and agility in the workplace.His resources:•          Profile: https://shorturl.at/cijOT•          Book ‘In the moment’: https://shorturl.at/zAV03 •          Services: Learn or Laugh - https://neilmullarkey.com/My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisaion or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Dan Pontefract: Reframing work-life balance
Nov 22 2023
Dan Pontefract: Reframing work-life balance
How do you view work life balance?For some it's an indulgence or luxury, for others, it's an essential, non-negotiable aspect of work and life. Whatever your view being more aware of what you want in life is surely an important step for all.In this episode I am joined by Dan Pontefract, who redefines and refrains it by calling it work life bloom. He argues that if we want to apply our best selves to our work, we need to be more human and curious and what it is that we want.He discusses his ideas around work life bloom, and how the concept of work life balance is flawed. He shares how leaders can enable their teams to bloom and how to marshal that process. He also talks about how leaders can protect their own mental health when having to support others through their own struggles.“We bring our lives into our work, nevertheless, our work shapes us” – Dan PontefractYou'll hear about:·      Work-life balance is flawed·      The masks leaders wear·      How leaders can make their team bloom·      How to protect your own mental health·      How to marshal a group closer to blooming·      Devising a harmonious new order within teams·      What impact does Dan want to have?·      What makes Dan’s best day?About Dan Pontefract:Dan Pontefract is a renowned leadership strategist, author, and keynote speaker with over two decades of experience in senior executive roles at companies such as SAP, TELUS, and Business Objects. Since then, he has worked with organizations worldwide, including Salesforce, Amgen, the State of Tennessee, Nestlé, Canada Post, Autodesk, BMO, the Government of Canada, Manulife, Nutrien, and the City of Toronto, among others.As an award-winning and best-selling author, Dan has written five books: WORK-LIFE BLOOM, LEAD. CARE. WIN., OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT, and FLAT ARMY. Dan also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and other outlets.His resources:•          Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danpontefract/ •          Book: www.worklifebloom.com •          Services: https://www.danpontefract.com/ My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Tiffani Bova: Enhancing your customer and employee experience
Nov 8 2023
Tiffani Bova: Enhancing your customer and employee experience
How can you improve your customer and employee experience?People in the CSuite can forget customer and employee experience are linked. If you change how customers interact with products or services, your employees change the way they work too.In this episode I am joined by Tiffani Bova, a growth expert. Her research shows 80% of customer facing employees do not feel the technology they use works for the tasks they are given. The question is, if it doesn’t work for employees how can it work for customers?Tiffani shares what she thinks makes fantastic customer experience, how you can make your employees job easier, and how to nurture an experience mindset within global enterprises.“If you are going to do something for your customer, pause and ask, what is the impact on my employee” – Tiffani BovaYou'll hear about:●      What is fantastic customer experience?●      Making it easy for employees to do their job well●      Where CEOs should start●      Nurturing an experience mindset●      Having empowering conversations with employees●      The hardest obstacle for CSuite to overcome●      Creating enterprise wide mindset change●      Tiffani's biggest mindset change●      What is Tiffani working on for her own development?About Tiffani Bova:Tiffani Bova is a leading thinker who Forbes says “reshapes our perception of growth.” As both a practitioner and academic she offers a unique perspective and has helped lead the tech industry through several evolutions over her nearly 30-year career as Salesforce’s former Growth and Innovation Evangelist, and previously as a Research Fellow at Gartner. She is the author of two Wall Street Journal bestsellers: GrowthIQ and The Experience Mindset.She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50 twice.Her resources:• Profile: https://shorturl.at/cFLN2• Book ‘The Experience Mindset’: https://shorturl.at/gySV4• What’s Next Podcast: https://shorturl.at/bEHK0My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
David Rogers: Rethinking Digital Transformation
Oct 25 2023
David Rogers: Rethinking Digital Transformation
How can you undergo digital transformation successfully?Too often, it is led without a clear vision by those at the top of the organisation who are just looking to launch technology pilots across the business. To do it well means you may have to challenge your thinking to inspire new ways of working.David Rogers is my guest in this episode, an expert in digital transformation who has been at the forefront of advising to and teaching companies how to do it well. He discusses the 5 critical steps to digital transformation as well as how companies can sustain it. He also shares how the New York Times went from doing it badly to becoming more profitable and sustainable when they got it right. As well as how A.I. will change the future of digital transformations.“Always be asking, what is the risk of inaction?” – David RogersYou'll hear about:·      Does digital transformation apply to all organisations?·      5 critical steps of digital transformation·      The non-sequential nature of the 5 steps·      How to sustain digital transformation·      Companies with admirable digital transformations·      What do boards need to avoid and get right?·      The biggest shifts David sees in leaders·      How ecosystems impact digital transformations·      Will A.I. radically change digital transformations?·      Quickfire questions for David·      What does David's best day look like?About David Rogers:David Rogers is one of the world’s leading experts on digital transformation, a member of the faculty at Columbia Business School, and the author of five books.David helps companies transform their business for the digital age, working with senior leaders at corporations including Google, Microsoft, Citigroup, Visa, HSBC, Unilever, Merck, GE, among others.At Columbia Business School, Rogers is faculty director of executive education programmes on digital business strategy and on leading digital transformation.His resources:• Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidrogersdigital/• Tools and content: www.davidrogers.digital• Book ‘The Digital Transformation Roadmap’: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Transformation-Roadmap-Organization-Continuous/dp/023119658X/My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Marcus Collins: Creating your culture
Oct 11 2023
Marcus Collins: Creating your culture
What dictates meaning?Cultural engagement plays a critical role in influencing people to think and act differently. It can be the difference between meaningful or transactional relationships. To be successful in marketing we need to understand people's values and beliefs more deeply, and how we can then appeal to them.My guest in this episode is Marcus Collins, someone who has done this for a living for years working with some of the world's top brands, including Apple and Beyoncé. He argues that if a brand wants people’s custom it requires trust, intimacy, and being part of their congregation and tribe.He also discusses the meaning of culture, his tips for ambitious business owners and how they can drive consumption without compromising ethics. Crucially he also tells CEOs how they can become better storytellers.“Trust is the mechanism that absorbs uncertainty.” – Dr. Marcus CollinsYou'll hear about:·      What does culture mean to Marcus?·      What goes wrong in traditional marketing?·      How companies build trust·      How brands maintain trust·      How could Marcus' work apply to organisations?·      3 tips for ambitious business owners·      Driving consumption whilst being ethical·      How CEOs can become better storytellers·      How disruptive is Marcus' thinking?·      Marcus' advice to people looking to do big things·      Working as head of Beyonce's digital strategy·      Marcus' congregations and tribes·      Marcus' best dayAbout Dr. Marcus Collins:Dr. Marcus Collins is an award-winning marketer and cultural translator with one foot in the world of practice—formerly serving as the Chief Strategy Officer at Wieden+Kennedy New York—and one foot in the world of academia—as a marketing professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.Prior to his advertising tenure, Marcus began his career in music and tech with a startup he co-founded before working on iTunes + Nike sport music initiatives at Apple and running digital strategy for Beyoncé.His resources:Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marctothec/‘For the Culture’ book: http://marctothec.com/forthecultureInstagram: marctothec.comTwitter: marctothec.comMy resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).
Keaton Hoskins: Leading a limitless entrepreneurial life
Sep 27 2023
Keaton Hoskins: Leading a limitless entrepreneurial life
What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?Discipline for a start. Not just in your work but how you stay true to your values and the way you lead your life. It’s one of the reasons why Keaton Hoskins, my guest in this episode, has successfully scaled a number of multi-million dollar businesses.Keaton discusses how he identifies unmet needs to generate businesses and what it takes to scale them. He gives incredible insight into where you need to focus your time to be a successful serial entrepreneur. He also explains the principles needed to guide wise decisions in business and how he takes care of his mental health in this demanding lifestyle.“I spent a lot of time cultivating in myself value. Value that I could bring to the table.” – Keaton HoskinsYou'll hear about:·      Where do Keaton's business ideas come from?·      How Keaton successfully scaled businesses·      Are all of his businesses stand-alone?·      How far ahead is Keaton looking with his brand?·      Where does Keaton's discipline come from?·      How to know where to focus your time·      Principles needed to guide wise decisions·      Keaton on generating outbound leads·      How Keaton works on his mental health·      Who does Keaton learn from?·      What helps Keaton have his best days?About Keaton Hoskins:Keaton is a serial entrepreneur, Millionaire Mindset Mentor, and TV star of the Diesel Brothers Show. His ‘Limitless Society’ club has grown to over 1000 members in less than a year and produced 8 millionaires (one worth $35 million). He has launched and scaled 30 businesses reaching 8 figures. He has also co-authored a book 'The hardest thing about divorce: going to war with yourself'.His goal is to ‘create a society where people no longer believe in any limits and to help others grow in their dreams, goals, and aspirations.His resources:Profile: https://limitlesssociety.com/themuscle/Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the.muscleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.muscleLimitless Society: https://limitlesssociety.com/My resources:Sign up to one of my courses (https://bit.ly/3QHvlYm).Sign up to my Strategic Leader newsletter (http://bit.ly/36WRpri) for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively.Subscribe to my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/3cFGk1k) where you can watch the conversation.If you’re looking to work with me, check out my:Services (https://bit.ly/3QFOn1A) to C-Suite execs, entrepreneurs and professionals.Profile (https://bit.ly/3JUzrZk).Writing (https://bit.ly/3JTYnAi).Posts on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2Z2PexP).