"Let's talk" is a podcast for busy yet curious people who want to stay connected. Bite sized chunks of thoughts and ideas on transformation and change to inspire and inform you - be it about digital, culture, innovation, change or leadership... ! Connect with us to listen to dynamic and curious conversations about transformation.
Undisruptable with Aidan McCullen
“Where are we vulnerable ? Where is my business model at risk ?”
An insightful and fun conversation with Aidan on the mindset of permanent reinvention, and why leaders and organisations alike must deliberately focus on the power of reinvention; life is a dynamic process and instead of being ‘surprised’ by what the future brings, we should embrace the need to strategically build capacity to stay relevant. We need to constantly be aware of our mental models, think differently, and embrace discomfort. Aidan takes us through his concepts of this reinvention ‘mindset’ though stories, mythology, visual metaphors and personal experience, and shows us how to make these complex concepts accessible to every leader and organisation looking to build capacity, to minimise the impact of disruption, and to survive periods of stagnation whilst successfully anticipating change.
Aidan shares his rich insights and wealth of experience on the power of reinvention as a dynamic process to prepare for the future, from his work with authors, athletes, organisations and leaders across the globe.
Purpose Driven people with Alize Hofmeester
“To really solve problems ask for input from all those involved and design the model together. Don’t design behind close doors..”
In this week’s episode Alize and I discuss ‘being’ Agile and what it takes to build trust into organisations. All organisations are different and unique yet the same questions recur all the time; new practices and examples to experiment with are extremely valuable to learn from, and we should build deliberately inclusive organisations by determining the reason for change and ensuring all perspectives are covered. We dive into the different concepts and experiences around creating a learning organisation via community building, ecosystems and transformational leadership. A rich, fun and inspiring discussion with the common thread or deliberately developing inclusive practices and collective intelligence to co-create, experiment and iterate on building collective purpose.
Alize shares her wealth of experience and insight from working with organisations across the globe to create sustainable business agility, as well as the experience and insights of other experts in her book Purpose Driven People.
Digital Society School & Transformation design with Marco Van Hout
“Digital is the context and then it is about ethics, capability, transformation and sustainability.”
In this week’s episode of let’s talk Marco and I discuss how to create a digital and inclusive society in today’s complex world. The digitalisation of our world is a great opportunity to bring together design thinking, IT skills, technology, entrepreneurship and ethics, while asking: how can society benefit from developments in digital technology? How can companies effectively adapt to the digital society? We must teach integration, provide education and create solutions. Companies must create a culture that fosters ongoing learning, that builds and experiments with capabilities, that designs for true transformation and that invests in and implements creative solutions to avoid design knowledge waste.
Listen to us exploring how to create a culture of experimentation & inclusion and scaling the leadership skills for life long learning across organisations. Spreading impact and scaling change sustainability is important to deliberately design for sustainable transformation whether this be in society or in organisations. We all need to be part of ‘team human’.
Marco shares his thoughts, insights and wealth of experience from working with individuals, communities and organisations across the globe.
Building and measuring inclusion in today's workplace with Amina Folarin
“ You need to put inclusion at the heart of your business strategy to drive business transformation”
In this weeks episode of let’s talk Amina and I discuss the role of inclusion in today’s workplace. From an HR, business and leadership perspective, people must be at the heart of any organisation’s diversity and inclusion strategy in order to truly understand what an inclusive culture looks like. We discuss 2 questions : How to build inclusion into your systems, your business & your people strategy, and How to ‘operationalise’ and measure inclusion so that it can become part of the company’s DNA. Organisations should be striving to be people-centric and engender allyship, but what does this mean for executives, leaders and employees in terms of skills and behaviours and how they can contribute to deliberately designing their system for inclusion ?
Amina shares her wealth of experience as a global Hr professional, as a leader and as an employee, and her learnings and recommendations from driving inclusion through HR and business operations.
The role of HR in rebuilding the employee experience in today's world with John Wallace
“The scale and extent of the culture shift for HR will depend on the appetite for change of the organisation.”
In this episode of let's talk John and I discuss how the pandemic has unlocked corporate thinking to think about different ways of working, networking and communication. We also look at the importance of balance in the different elements and what technology and human collaboration brings to the mix. The changing trends and expectations of the workplace from candidates and employees as we transition into newer, more hybrid workplace and operating models is a key driver of change and an organisation’s HR function must reflect the values and purpose of the organisation and act accordingly with a talent plan based on collaboration rather than competition. We finish by discussing what the ‘future normal’ will bring in terms of more inclusive ways of working and people centred HR moving forward.
John shares his thoughts, insights and wealth of experience on HR transformation and the changing role of HR in today's post pandemic environment.
Navigating uncertainty through times of crisis with David Lynch
"values-led project management is the way to solve complex problems"
In this episode of let's talk David and I delve into his wealth of experience in dealing with uncertainty in times of crisis and look at the learnings that we can use for both leadership, and managing the current pandemic. We discuss building resilience, using cultural understanding as a lever for change and how we react to familiar structures and cultural codes in times of crisis. We look at the need for a more collective approach to changing for the better; focusing on values such as altruism, happiness, justice, empathy, compassion and honesty - qualities that authentic leaders embrace to 'tell it like it is' and make positive changes on the ground. As with any sustainable change initiative, starting small and amplifying throughout your given environment to create impact is the way forward.
David shares his wealth of experience and insight from working with countries, organisations and communities both big and small from across the globe.
Suzie drives great short and insightful conversations with diverse profiles of thoughts leader who deserve to be heard and known. Great content for curious people!
Suzie, excellent podcast to follow thanks !!!! Full of useful info and ideas 👍