The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast is designed to give you LEADERSHIP TIPS on: corporate culture, employee engagement, strategic thinking, personal excellence.
Dissolve your blocks and become a truly Boundless Leader.
What KPIs should CEOs have? Should they have KPIs at all? Performance measurement specialist and business consultant Mark Hocknell says they shouldn’t. At least not in the way we currently understand KPIs - ones developed by gut feel instead of a thorough and rigorous process. We also talk about the perils of performance bonuses and why legal and accounting firms should stop measuring staff performance based on billings alone.
How giving people targets to meet is a surefire way for people to manipulate numbers or jimmy the system
How a CEO increased a company’s bottom line by multiple BILLIONS by focusing on safety, not revenue
The best way to develop comprehensive measurement plan that generates teamwork instead of divides it.
How do you move from management to leadership? It’s a key question for every emerging leader, and for every Boundless Leader to keep in mind. There are key distinctions as well as overlaps in management and leadership. The key things are ripples, questions, and frames.
How simple decisions can have a cascading effect
How questions might have prevented unwanted repercussions
Sample questions to guide you into the leadership space
Habits and meetings: how we can move the dial 1% for more energy and more time. An update on implementing James Clear’s Atomic Habits and a book summary and review of Donna McGeorge’s 25 Minute Meeting.
Cement identity with visual cues and celebrating small wins.
Meetings for business as usual: 25 minutes,no more than 5 people, no more than 3 agenda items.
Use Scan, Focus, Act as the formula for meetings.
How do you deal with failure? Do you have a bunch of motivational quotes to help you reframe the experience? How do you process the deep shame and anxiety you feel with it? I think we need to RETHINK FAILURE. It’s not just feedback. We need to fail with a framework.
Give yourself permission to fail
How rejection is akin to physical trauma
Two frameworks we need for failure: external risks like financials and safety, and one for ego and reputation.
Do you have any bad habits? How many times have you tried to break them? New book by James Clear is an awesome antidote to intractable bad habits, and creating ones that nudge us towards what we really want. I walk you through the key points, and use myself as a guinea pig. (Nothing like fear of public shaming to create accountability!)
How to avoid being a Sea Squirt and not eat your own brain
Real behaviour change is identity change
Four steps to real change: cue, craving, response, and reward.
Do you ever wonder, ‘Am I living a life well-lived? Am I doing enough? Am I living up to my potential? Or am I wasting my time, letting life slip me by…’ If you have, then this podcast episode for you! I share the 9 principles for being an AMPLIFIER - someone who looks beyond results to true transformation, and life well-lived.
How being bored jolted me into a life-changing question: ‘what is a life well-lived?’
Jason Fried of Basecamp does not have goals or targets - he has 6 week improvement projects instead
Why RESULTS are for transformation, not for goals.
Do you jam your day with back to back appointments? Do you have a crushing sense of not enough time in the day? Do you rush from one thing to the next? This is not helping. You don’t optimise productivity by squeezing more in your calendar. You become more productive when you manage the gaps better.
The Boundless Leadership paradox: no borders and no barriers means we also have to work with limitations
5 reasons why gaps - and naps - help your brain defrag
How to take an effective break
Ever been told that your behaviour was having a negative impact on others? This kind of feedback is confronting! None of us intentionally try to be a jerk. And yet we might be coming across as less than our ideal selves. There are important people reading maps to be mindful of, and language patterns to navigate.
Dig below the surface and map read human emotions with this change trigger tool
Be mindful of language patterns that are aggressive and passive aggressive (3 types to avoid)
WHY you need to avoid dramatic and downplaying language
CEO turnover is less than five years. How then do you stay relevant and fresh 13 years into the role? CEO of Australian Pork Limited, Andrew Spencer shares his key lessons from 13 years at the helm.
How failure is essential to leadership
The one thing that really gets you earning your money as a CEO
How a simple shift in terminology changed an entire approach as an industry
How we do leadership can change over time, as we (hopefully) mature and develop. These shifts are not always easy and can be quite confronting! The most challenging transition is going from expert to manager. When we get promoted because we are technically good at our job and then discover that managing others is a whole new ball game.
What happens when how we see the world completely changes
What kinds of things can trigger a stage transition
The 3 skills to keep in mind as you move through a stage transition