Posts tagged boundlessleadership
E111 - How to be a next level leader: 3 blocks to overcome

Complexity and the rapid rate of change demands a new kind of leadership - a next level leadership. Next level is about shifting perspective to be an Amplifier - someone focused on impact and not just results. When we expand our perspective we can have greater positive contribution. There are common blocks to this kind of boundless leadership:

  • Limited awareness about the future, trends, and our own internal operating systems - our beliefs. We need to develop this awareness for the core reason that visionaries attract people.

  • Taking culture for granted. Many leaders smugly think their culture is doing great (because they of course are leading it). Culture runs companies. It is the operating system for people, and you need to program it well.

  • Procrastination around new technologies. Technology drives change and many leaders hesitate to implement.

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E110 - How to be persuasive: an influencer's guide on what not to do

How do you convince someone to change their perspective? If you want to move hearts and minds for a cause that is deeply meaningful to you, how do you do that? Sometimes the most passionate advocates end up doing more harm than good.

  • Don't be fooled: passion is the worst form of persuasion

  • Pressure does nothing for changing opinions. All it does is push people farther in to their own perspective.

  • Curiosity and compassionate inquiry leads to persuasion.

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E109 - How to stop Cockups, Crackpots, and Conniptions

Leadership can be a volatile experience. There are some seriously difficult situations - and people - to contend with.

  • Cockups are what we fear most: failing and letting people down. Mistakes that are costly. Hurting people inadvertently. Perspective is the gateway to compassion: just because you cock things up, doesn’t make you a c*ck - at least not permanently!

  • Crackpots are a bigger concern. The biggest challenges is dealing with PSYCHOPATHS. Not all psychopaths are violent! Many are successful players in the corporate world. We need to know how to spot them, and how to deal with them.

  • Conniptions are a surprise when they happen. When a crackpot pushes our buttons and all of a sudden we lose the plot, and default to behaviour that is out of the norm. Conniptions are rare occurrences, and yet we can learn from them.

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E108 - The dark side of culture

‘You don’t know how good you have it until it changes’. This was a CEO talking about his culture after a new Chairman is on the scene. A change at the top can certainly spell doom (or boom!) for culture. There are other aspects at play too: systems and shadow. We go through two recent articles - one on Facebook and how its culture is slipping, and one from the Navy SEALs - a Special Operations Chief is arrested for war crimes.

  • Culture is your operating system for people. Know and set the code.

  • Systems drive behaviour - review yours.

  • Every strength has a shadow - are you aware of your own culture shadow?

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E106 - Make better decisions, less risk, more peace of mind - Interview with Bryan Whitefield

Are you a crazy risk taker? Do you jump in, boots and all, without considering the consequences? Or are you overly cautious? There can be a balance! As Boundless Leaders we want to maximise fun and opportunity, all while considering the consequences. Risk management in decision-making however does not need to be a total downer. In this interview with Bryan Whitefield we discover how to have fun without regret, why the gut instinct is rarely a good source for decision-making, and what we need to be mindful of in the big-consequences decisions we make.

  • Why mindset determines motivation and our blockers in decision-making

  • How to use the MCI model - motivation, clarification, and implementation for risk checking on big decisions

  • Check your VEG - values, environment and genes while pondering what questions needs answering

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E102 - Leadership Hacks and Ancient Native American Wisdom - Scott Stein interview

Do you use your intuition in leadership? Would you like to develop your inner knowing to a greater level? How about a 30-second hack to change your brain waves into a meditative state? Speaker, author, and advisor Scott Stein shares his insights and practical tips on these, delegation, strategic planning, and the core of what we leaders need to do in current times of tension.

  • Native American ancient wisdom: using the Fox Walk to change brain waves for movement meditation

  • Compression planning and how it saves tons of time and avoids ‘talk fest’ in strategic planning

  • The four levels of delegating and mistakes to avoid

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E98 - Manager to leader - a shortcut with these great questions

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

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E68 - Secrets in growing remote teams and a life of freedom - Interview with Liam Martin, timedoctor.com

Workers crave freedom and flexibility. It’s the biggest driver for remote working: do work you love, where and when you want. The one hurdle is this: how do you know they are actually getting work done? That they are being as productive as possible and not just getting a free meal ticket?

This is the challenge that Liam Martin and his Aussie business partner set out to address. In this AAHHHHMAAAZZZZING interview, we explore:

  • The war against the Distraction Economy and what it’s costing us

  • The Big Data that facebook collects and what it can predict

  • A world where transparency builds better interpersonal connections and business cultures

  • How to build a great culture with remote teams

  • Much more!

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E66 - 'Best of the Best' Workplace Culture - Interview with Shanyn Payne of OES

Introduction

Shanyn is the Executive Director of Human Resources at Online Education Services (OES.edu.au) where she has been since 2011, part of the start up team. She guided the creation and implementation of all people related initiatives across the business including recruitment, remuneration, leadership development and organisational culture and engagement. All this through rapid expansion and growth. The efforts have not gone unnoticed, and OES has achieved and maintained Aon Hewitt Best Employer accreditation in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2017 they were named “The Best of the Best”.

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E64 - What you really need to be afraid of - how technology is changing society, for better and for worse with Simon Waller

Show notes:

Here is the book Simon mentions:

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Simon's website

About Simon Waller

Simon is an author of two books Analogosaurus: Avoiding Extinction in a World of Digital Business and The Digital Champion: Connecting the Dots Between People, Work and Technology, he is also a sought after professional speaker and he runs a program called The Digital Champions Club to help organisations identify and adopt the technology tools that can provide you with a competitive advantage.

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E63 - Increase productivity by 37% with great workplace design - Interview with Alisa Moss

Show notes:

About Alisa Moss

Alisa Moss is a Director of Canberran design firm, DJAS. DJAS works with organisations to design work environments that range from hundreds of square meters to 85,000 square meters, from small spaces to whole buildings. Starting her career as a photographer, aesthetic design has always been important. A focus on sustainability has become equally so. Nowadays she includes the development of effective culture, alongside sustainability and beauty, as a key premise of her design work.

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E60 - Book Review - Matt Church's NEXT

Want shortcuts to elevate your leadership thinking? How about hacks to multiply the amounts of books you read? How does leveraging your life and work effectiveness sound? What about getting strategic with your meetings in novel and powerful ways? Want to know the critical factors affecting our business world in the next ten years? This book has it all. Enjoy my book review to get some more details now.

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E58 - Staff Loyalty & how to get it - Interview with Craig Cherry

Customer service expert Craig Cherry shares the fundamentals of employee loyalty and engagement:

  • How playing the smile game got one business noticed in the media
  • Fundamentals of what people need to enjoy and be committed in their work
  • Critical skills leaders need to build buy-in and engagement
  • What the daily setup meeting is and what to include
  • How to create rewards and measures for staff
  • How even the trickiest of remuneration schemes, like those in legal firms, can access insights into individual contributions for better rewards
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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.
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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”
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