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Join internationally-acclaimed keynote and TEDx speaker, award-winning leadership writer, author, and CEO of Tanveer Naseer Leadership as he explores some the challenges and opportunities leaders face in today's increasingly complex, fast-paced and interconnected global market.

Leadership Biz Cafe with Tanveer Naseer Tanveer Naseer

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Join internationally-acclaimed keynote and TEDx speaker, award-winning leadership writer, author, and CEO of Tanveer Naseer Leadership as he explores some the challenges and opportunities leaders face in today's increasingly complex, fast-paced and interconnected global market.

    #49 – How To Unlock Digital Transformation's Full Potential | Michael Wade

    #49 – How To Unlock Digital Transformation's Full Potential | Michael Wade

    Digital transformation has become a key focus for many organizations. But is the focus leaders put on digital transformation too limited and consequently leading organizations to miss out on the real potential of digital transformation? That’s the focus of my talk with Cisco Chair and IMD Director, Michael Wade in this episode of my podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe“.







    Michael Wade is the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation and a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD Business School. He is also the Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco Initiative. Before that, Michael was the Academic Director of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program in Canada.







    Michael has been named one of the top ten digital thought leaders in Switzerland and he has published works on a variety of topics, including digital business transformation, innovation, strategy, and digital leadership. He’s the author of more than thirty case studies and eight books, his latest being “Orchestrating Transformation: How To Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change”, which serves as the focus of my conversation with Michael for this episode.







    Over the course of our conversation, Michael and I discuss:







    * The one mistake a majority of leaders make when it comes to digital transformation.

    * What’s behind the high rate of failure seen with most digital transformation initiatives.

    * The four types of change and where digital transformation fits in.

    * What’s a transformation orchestra and how it applies to the way today’s organization operates.









    Don’t forget to visit my podcast page where you can listen to all episodes of my podcast, as well as find links to subscribe on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher Radio, as well as links to the show notes for every episode.







    And if you’re enjoying my podcast, please share it with your colleagues, your team and your boss so that others in your organization can benefit from these insights as well.















    Noteworthy Links:







    * Buy “Orchestrating Transformation” on Amazon (or Amazon.ca for Canadian listeners).* Learn more about Michael’s work at orchestratingtransformation.com.

    • 32 min
    #48 - 3 Personal Lessons On How To Succeed | Leadership Espresso Shot #10

    #48 - 3 Personal Lessons On How To Succeed | Leadership Espresso Shot #10

    If someone were to ask you what 3 personal lessons do you attribute as being key to your success, what would you say? It’s a question I’ve been asked and I thought it would be fun to share the answers in this 10th edition of Leadership Espresso Shot on my leadership podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”.







    Of course, the motivation behind this being the theme of this episode is not simply because this is the 10th episode in this Leadership Espresso Shot series. Rather, as I’ve mentioned previously here on my blog, I’ve been in a celebratory mood around the fact that my leadership firm, Tanveer Naseer Leadership, has celebrated its 10 year anniversary alongside reaching the 10 year milestone in writing for my award-winning and internationally acclaimed leadership blog.







    When we come upon such important milestones, there should naturally be a desire to not only celebrate the achievements, but to also reflect on what it took to get there. Of what hard-earned lessons were revealed that made the journey possible and success attainable. Of course, when you achieve success, it’s only natural for people to want to learn what you’ve learned, of what insights you can impart that might help them better understand and navigate their own path towards their own version of success and fulfillment.







    And so, given the alignment of so many milestones for my company, my leadership blog, and my leadership podcast, I wanted to share something that’s been inspired by the many conversations I’ve had with attendees of my leadership keynotes and corporate training sessions who were curious to learn the journey I took to get to where I am today professionally. In some ways, one could also say it’s a bit of a behind the scenes look at the realities of running a long-running leadership blog and podcast.







    And rest assured, there’s definitely a couple of heaping teaspoons of actionable advice that you can put into use right now.









    Put altogether, there’s no question this episode lives up to that idea of being a concentrated dose of leadership insights and advice, if not also a compelling reason to take a few minutes out of your day to give this a listen to learn how you can improve the way you lead going forward.

    • 13 min
    #47 - How Emotional Intelligence Fuels Better Alignment | Susan Steinbrecher

    #47 - How Emotional Intelligence Fuels Better Alignment | Susan Steinbrecher

    Creating alignment in your organization’s various processes is critical to being able to achieve your long term goals? But what about creating alignment in terms of how you relate to one another? And how do you go about achieving that? CEO and author Susan Steinbrecher describes how in this latest episode of my leadership podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”.







    Susan is a business consultant, licensed mediator, and the president and CEO of Steinbrecher And Associates, Inc. a management consulting firm. She’s an Inc.com columnist and has been featured in The New York Times and Entrepreneur.com. Susan is also the author of 3 books, including her latest “Meaningful Alignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions at Work and in Life”, which is the focus of this episode.







    Over the course of this

    episode, Susan and I discuss:







    * What is meaningful alignment and why it’s as critical to your success as a leader as achieving alignment in your value chain, business processes, etc.

    * What positive (and negative) impacts arise from addressing meaningful alignment to the way you lead.

    * How to balance the current need for more rapid responses against the competing need for making time to understand why your employees perform/behave the way they do.

    * How a person’s intention is different from their behaviour and how you can go about separating our perception of these two.

    * A powerful 6 step technique leaders can use to better manage their employee’s emotions in those difficult, but necessary conversations.









    Check out my podcast page where you can listen to all episodes of my podcast, as well as find links to subscribe to my show on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher Radio, as well as links to the show notes for every episode.







    And if you’re enjoying my podcast, please share it with your colleagues, your team and even your boss so that others in your organization can benefit from these insights as well.















    Noteworthy Links:







    * Buy Susan’s book “Meaningful Alignment” on Amazon (or Amazon.ca for Canadian listeners). * Take the Interpersonal Dialogue Assessment for free at MeaningfulAlignment.com. * Learn more about Susan on her website: a href="https://steinbrecher.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label=" (opens in a new ...

    • 31 min
    #46 - 3 Keys To Effective Storytelling | Leadership Espresso Shot #9

    #46 - 3 Keys To Effective Storytelling | Leadership Espresso Shot #9

    Without question, one of the skills to succeed at leadership is being an effective communicator. And one of the best ways to communicate a vision is through the use of storytelling. So how can we use this tool more effectively? That’s the focus of this latest episode of my leadership podcast “Leadership Biz Cafe”.







    Of course, being both a keynote speaker and writer, the art of storytelling and using stories to convey an idea or concept is something I’m quite familiar with. In fact, I’ve had quite a few conference attendees either email me or come up to me at a conference or meeting and share with me how a particular idea I shared all those months an even years ago that I shared in one of my talks has stuck with them because of the story I used to illustrate the message I wanted to impart to my audience.







    I even remember a dinner conversation with the CEO of a healthcare organization following my corporate training session with various leaders in his organization and how he complemented me on my use of stories to not simply illustrate a big picture perspective, but to pull out concrete actions his leaders could take today based on what they learned through hearing that story.







    As he told me ‘in my 30 years working as a leader, I don’t remember anyone getting excited at the sight of a pie chart or graph. But you share with them a story about how they’re helping our company to make a difference and you can’t help but feel the energy rise in the room. You can’t get them to care unless you talk to them about what they care about.’







    As such, I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise that I’ve decided to share with you a personal story of a team leader I worked with who’s experiences proposing a new change initiative within our organizations reveals 3 simple steps any leader can take to tap into the power of storytelling in this latest installment of my Leadership Espresso Shot feature.







    And just as a reminder, Leadership Espresso Shot are short episodes that pack a powerful leadership lesson meant to be either a daily dose of leadership inspiration, or practical steps you can put into action today.







    These segments are inspired by some of the ideas I share in my leadership keynotes or corporate training events. So in addition to giving you a concentrated dose (hence espresso shot) of thought provoking content of ideas to consider, they also give you a glimpse into my offerings through my keynotes and corporate training engagements.







    And with that, hit the play button below and learn from one leader’s experience of how you can use storytelling to improve the way you lead.

    • 15 min
    #45 – Warren Buffett's Strategy For Achieving Goals | Leadership Espresso Shot #8

    #45 – Warren Buffett's Strategy For Achieving Goals | Leadership Espresso Shot #8

    One of the key responsibilities of leaders is helping their employees to achieve their goals. And yet, with all the distractions and increased demands we face, sometimes this is easier said than done. Thankfully, Warren Buffet has shared a surprisingly simply strategy to successfully achieve our goals, a strategy I share in this episode of my podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”.







    Obviously, I don’t want to give it away here on my blog as I’d rather you listen to this edition of show’s feature “Leadership Espresso Shot”, which as the name infers are these short, but powerful segments that dive right in and give you some wonderful insights to improve the way you lead your team and organization.







    And at only 11 minutes long, this episode is the perfect length to listen to as you go get a fresh cup of coffee (or tea for those tea drinkers out there) to either start your day or to keep the day going strong.







    On a side note, I have to say I’m delighted by the response this new feature has been getting from my audience. As we’re fast approaching episode #10 of this feature, it’s wonderful to see how much listeners are enjoying these segments in between interviews with thought leaders and experts whose insights can help you succeed at leadership.







    So thanks again for all the notes and comments and especially questions you’d like answered (keep them all coming!) and with that, get ready to hit play on this latest installment of “Leadership Espresso Shot” on my podcast “Leadership Biz Cafe”. Enjoy!

    • 11 min
    #44 - How To Make Conflict Productive And Beneficial For Your Team

    #44 - How To Make Conflict Productive And Beneficial For Your Team

    Conflict is something most of us tend to avoid because we view it as being negative and counter-productive. But what if we’re seeing this wrong? Could conflict actually be productive and beneficial for our team? That’s the focus of my conversation with organizational psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Liane Davey in this episode of my leadership podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”.







    Liane is the New York

    Times bestselling author of “You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow

    Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done.” She is also a regular

    contributor to the Harvard Business Review and an organizational

    psychology expert for Quartz magazine. As the co-founder of 3COze,

    she advises on business strategy and executive team effectiveness and

    has worked with executives at companies such as Amazon, Walmart,

    Aviva, TD Bank, 3M, and SONY PlayStation.







    In this episode, we’ll be talking about her book, “The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Organization Back on Track”.







    Over the course of this

    episode, Liane and I discuss:







    * What is “conflict

    debt” and why we should be doing our best to avoid amassing this

    kind of debt.

    * The three

    behaviours we all do that can fuel conflicts instead of addressing

    the underlying roots.

    * Why it’s important

    to understand the difference between conflict aversion and conflict

    avoidance.

    * Steps you can take

    today to reduce unnecessary workplace conflicts.

    * Tapping into the

    power of connection to transform conflict into an opportunity to

    learn and understand.









    So give this episode a listen and if you enjoy it, please do share it with others in our organization or your network so that they might also gain these insights on how to transform conflict from something that harms to something that helps.















    Noteworthy Links:







    * Buy Liane’s book “The Good Fight” on Amazon (or Amazon.ca for Canadian readers)* Visit Liane’s company site: 3COze* How Leaders Create The Right Environment To Resolve Team Conflicts* a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="4 Keys To Successfully Resolving Conflicts in the Workplace (opens in a new tab)" ...

    • 33 min

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