7 episodes

Real conversations with business leaders about their personal stories of their success and failures. Our intention is that these conversations will help us in unlocking our full potential as human beings, at work and at home. We will focus on an EQ trait or soft skills like Adaptability, Resilience, Empathy, Creativity, etc. We will give you new tactics, rituals and tricks to level up on your emotional intelligence, so you can build better habits founded on the right mindsets.

Future That Work‪s‬ Theresa Lim

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Real conversations with business leaders about their personal stories of their success and failures. Our intention is that these conversations will help us in unlocking our full potential as human beings, at work and at home. We will focus on an EQ trait or soft skills like Adaptability, Resilience, Empathy, Creativity, etc. We will give you new tactics, rituals and tricks to level up on your emotional intelligence, so you can build better habits founded on the right mindsets.

    Reflection on 2020 & Hope for the Future of Work: A Raw Conversation with Aaron McEwan, Father & Husband, and Top 100 HR Influencer

    Reflection on 2020 & Hope for the Future of Work: A Raw Conversation with Aaron McEwan, Father & Husband, and Top 100 HR Influencer

    We talk with Aaron McEwan as himself (not representing Gartner) in what he has learnt about himself in 2020 - this is an honest reflection of how he responded to working from home when everyone else was also in lockdown. When I was looking for an executive to show vulnerability about how we all struggle with our mental health and stress, Aaron was one of the few courageous leaders that agreed to talk about this important toipic.

    Aaron shares how he had to set boundaries as he learnt to adapt to no travel and 100% working from home, and how he distinguishes between  work life integration to work life separation. He shares his hope on the opportunities that a new way of working can help us harness the power of being human in the age of COVID and the fourth industrial revolution.

    • 45 min
    Wellbeing & Resilience: Conversation with Donus Loh, Psychologist and Performance Coach

    Wellbeing & Resilience: Conversation with Donus Loh, Psychologist and Performance Coach

    Wellbeing & Resilience is increasingly important not just because we have had increasing workforce disengagement, but post COVID-19, the uncertainty of our individual health, lockdown, and financial security has effected mental health. We speak with Donus Loh, CEO of AXON Strategies Global, who is a psychologist and performance coach with more than 20 years of experience.  Listen to Donus' top tips for resilience and wellbeing.

    If you're interested in a 7-day free Wellbeing & Resilience challenge to quickly start increasing your team's wellbeing & organizational resilience, email me at theresa@play2lead.co.

    • 26 min
    Influence: Conversation with Ryan Lim, CEO & Founder of QED Consulting

    Influence: Conversation with Ryan Lim, CEO & Founder of QED Consulting

    Influence is a critical skill - not just for leaders, but all of us that want to have a say at work and at play.  We speak with Ryan Lim, CEO & Founder of QED Consulting,  who has over 15 years of digital marketing experience and has advised senior management teams on digital transformation. Listen to Ryan's tips on building your influence "muscle" through listening, being data-led, straight-talking, and inspiring and courageous leadership. We also discuss building the right company culture so that together as a team, we can reach our goals and navigate change. This conversation can help you reflect on how you are showing up with your team as you consider different business and operating models post COVID-19.

    If you're interested in a 30-day challenge to level up you or your team's Influence skills, email me at theresa@play2lead.co. You can connect with Ryan Lim via Linkedin.

    • 33 min
    Self-Awareness & Unconscious Bias Mitigation: Conversation with Conny Lim, Managing Partner of MitchelLake Singapore

    Self-Awareness & Unconscious Bias Mitigation: Conversation with Conny Lim, Managing Partner of MitchelLake Singapore

    If you are a hiring manager or a potential candidate, are you aware of how your unconscious bias might affect hiring the best candidate or getting hired? Specifically, are you aware of how overconfidence and affinity bias affects you? What are the mindset and tactics you need to find your next role? What are the techniques companies use to create diverse and inclusive teams? How do you hire and be hired with a strong alignment between the values of the company and the individual? We hear from our guest Conny Lim, Managing Partner of MitchelLake’s Asia Pacific operations out of Singapore – a leading global executive search and talent acquisition company. If you're interested in a 30-day challenge to level up you or your team's Self-Awareness & ability to mitigate Unconscious Biases, email me at theresa@play2lead.co.

    • 29 min
    Creativity: Conversation with Whee Teck ONG, CEO of Trusted Services and Deep Identity

    Creativity: Conversation with Whee Teck ONG, CEO of Trusted Services and Deep Identity

    Creativity is a key skill for the 21st century. Are we born with it, or can it be learnt? We speak with Whee Teck Ong, CEO of Trusted Services and Deep Identity, who although trained as an engineer, and worked with companies like IBM and Accenture, decided to learn how to paint, and then started teaching drawing and watercolour in 2012. Whee Teck shares with us some tips on how to cultivate creativity. If you're interested in a 30-day challenge to level up you or your team's Creativity, email me at theresa@play2lead.co. 

    • 31 min
    Adaptability: Conversation with Manisha Seewal, Group CMO of Carro

    Adaptability: Conversation with Manisha Seewal, Group CMO of Carro

    Adaptability is one of the key skills that employers are looking for today. Yet, most studies still show a 60-70% failure rate for organizational change projects. Change starts with you - so if you're looking for a career change, or keep up to have the relevant skills you need as your role evolves (e.g. from being a technical expert to a manager, or from corporates to startups), listen to Manisha as she tells her personal story on the mindsets and behaviours she needed to adapt to her organization and the market. Manisha also shares with us how she has helped organizations she has worked with evolve (e.g. Carro and Tokio Marine Insurance) their offerings.

    If you're interested in a 30-day challenge to level up you or your team's Adaptability, email me at theresa@play2lead.co. 

    • 28 min

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