E57 - Projectify: the end of the strategic plan as we know it - Interview with Jeff Schwisow

Business mentor and strategist Jeff Schwisow shares:

  • Why the real enemy of business evolution is not change, but how ‘now’ cripples your ability to focus on ‘next’.
  • How an effective project mindset is one that moves away from large transformational change in favour of a steady stream of smaller adaptive projects.
  • One of the biggest blocks to Boundless Leadership is being too focused on the scoreboard and not the game you’re playing.
  • Build your organisation as a circle not a triangle.
  • Three key tips to get started to bring the future into now and be better at getting strategic results.

E56 - How to boost morale in the workplace

Here are some questions to check your morale DNA:

Belonging

  • Do you make a big deal of new employees?
  • Do you show them around and introduce them to all the team members?
  • Do you make sure they have their workspace ready to go?
  • Do you have some objects that let them know they are one of the tribe? (Yes, a branded coffee cup of their own can count here)

Meaning

  • Do you help employees connect with the bigger picture?
  • Do employees know what you care about, why you do what you do, and how what they do fits in to the bigger cause?
  • Do you measure and showcase the impact you’ve had on your clients and make sure everyone knows about it?

Gaming

  • How is the ‘game’ of your work?
  • What rules are you playing by?
  • Are they clear and agreed?
  • Or are there some outdated rules that are clunky?
  • What systems create friction rather than flow?
  • Frustration instead of fun?
  • How do you know if you’re winning the game of work?
  • Is progress visible and meaningful?
  • What prize do you get when you ‘win’ at work?
  • How often do you celebrate wins and winning?

Cleaning up the game of work is a very pragmatic way to boost morale. Just make things easier, simpler, and more fun.

E54 - Networking matters, but your network matters more - Interview with Janine Garner

Collaboration and connection expert Janine Garner shares:

  • Why developing your network is essential for your marketing machine, your intelligence bank, and a board of advisors.
  • The biggest challenge people have when it comes to networking: not investing in core connections in the right way.
  • Where to start in developing a network that truly supports you.
  • The four key people you need in your network to help you become the person you want to be and create the results you want.

E53 - Workspace Design for Boundless Leadership - Interview with Ilea Buffier

Ilea Buffier shares:

  • How she retired before she left high school (!)
  • Why sustainability is imperative for all businesses
  • What questions to ask when designing spaces for enhanced employee engagement
  • How an eco-system of spaces works best for all types of contemporary work demands
  • How to design for whole of person well-being by addressing physical, cognitive, and emotional needs in physical space design
  • The corner office is no longer the status symbol - choice and control, especially over use of workspace IS
  • How “You create your space and your space creates you”

E52 - How Leaders Catalyse or Cannibalise Results (plus true story of Australian cannibals)

When you walk in to a space, you can feel if it uplifts or not. As leaders, we need to show up as an environment too - our energy, physicality, and language can cause positive change, or it can sabotage engagement.

Key Tips:

Energy: Are you inward or outward focused? Are you in your head or in the room?

Physicality: Focus on your breath, dig your toes in to the ground, and do power poses.

Language: Avoid commanding language and absolutes, use inclusive and collaborating language.

E51 - How To Become Limitless! Interview with Renee Giarrusso

Renée Giarrusso shares:

  • What’s the key to being limitless
  • How to map motivation for leverage in business
  • Similarities and differences between industries and what holds people back from being limitless
  • How a coaching culture can cascade through an organisation
  • How to decode emails for better rapport
  • How to develop Boundless energy

E50 - What you need for Boundless Leadership

What do we need to explore the edges of what is possible? What does an explorer mindset really hold for us? What can we learn from explorers who did well, and those who died in their adventures?

The resources we need are often paradoxical.

Curiosity AND Discernment

Humility AND Hubris

Questions AND Answers

Venturing in to the Unknown, AND coming home again.

Listen in to hear how these paradoxes work in helping you expand your leadership capacity.

E49 - How to use the Engagement Wheel for a happier workplace

No matter what attention we give it, employee engagement still remains a problem with 32% of people NOT engaged at work. This is a significant barrier for teams and organisations aspiring to Boundless Leadership.

We look at:

  • The four attitudes to break through engagement challenges: Appreciation, Gratitude, Love, Compassion.
  • The four areas to apply it: Self, Colleagues, Team, Organisation.
  • What to focus on when you feel you have NOTHING to appreciate.