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MeetMyPotential podcasts was created for HIGH ACHIEVERS. High achievers who aspire to meet their highest INNER POTENTIAL.

Each episode brings to you an INSIGHT and a TIP that you can apply at work, or in relationship or in life. In these episodes Deepa chats with senior leaders around the world once a week or simply shares her insights.

MeetMyPotential Deepa Natarajan

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MeetMyPotential podcasts was created for HIGH ACHIEVERS. High achievers who aspire to meet their highest INNER POTENTIAL.

Each episode brings to you an INSIGHT and a TIP that you can apply at work, or in relationship or in life. In these episodes Deepa chats with senior leaders around the world once a week or simply shares her insights.

    #116 The Essential Shift Organizations Need to Make with Tobias Klein

    #116 The Essential Shift Organizations Need to Make with Tobias Klein

    Is your organization looking to build and sustain an innovative growth culture? What is holding you back from fully embracing this change?

    Today Deepa speaks with Tobias Klein about the essential shift organizations and senior leaders need to make this culture change happen. It is not sufficient enough to only build an organization with knowledge and expertise. So what else is needed?

    Tobias’ Tips for Making the Essential Shift:
    - It’s time to take a look at the inner game of leadership.
    - Cultivating a culture of failure is key. The point is not about failure, it is about how you move forward from the failure.
    - Organizations need to take a look at how they measure success and how they reward their employees.
    - Societal norms have set us up to have to finish what we start - but it is necessary to evaluate when is it time for something to stop, to come to an end.
    - You cannot do everything at once, everything cannot be the priority.
    - The top level leadership should take the time to ask and listen to their bottom levels.
    - Empower the younger employees to be creative and innovative. Don’t be afraid of trying new things.
    - Critically look at your recruiting approach. What values are you looking for and what is missing from your current team? It’s important to have shared values.
    - Everybody is better than you at one thing. This is a great way to embrace and include everyone on your team.

    We hope you liked this episode! Let us know - what are the values that your leadership team shares? When was the last time you spoke about your organization’s values? It’s so important to be on the same page.

    Please feel free to connect with Tobias and Deepa through LinkedIn to continue the conversation.

    About Tobias

    Tobias Klein is a Chief People and Culture Officer at SEBA Bank. He has full accountability for building, maintaining and continuously improving the entire HR Life Cycle. He has implemented objectives and key results as one of the 1st financial institutions in Switzerland. He believes to win the marketplace, you have to first win the workplace.



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    #115 Become a Better Leader by Making Better Decisions with David Siegel

    #115 Become a Better Leader by Making Better Decisions with David Siegel

    Leaders are often judged by their decision-making. So, how do you make better decisions? Is there a formula to making better decisions?

    Today Deepa speaks with David Siegel, author of Decide and Conquer, where he offers three main principles for better decision making.

    David’s Tips for Making Better Decisions:
    - Not making a decision is actually still making a decision
    - Culture matters, don’t ignore behaviors.
    - Don’t only make decisions based on tangible items. There can be a lack of accountability around toxicity.
    - Be kind and nice as a leader! You can be nice and clear.
    - Surround yourself with people who will disagree with you. This will ultimately lead to a better decision. Make sure you ask your team to disagree with you before the meeting.
    - Repeat the same message many times in order to change your organization’s culture.
    - Embrace optionality - think about what options you can give yourself based on the decisions you make.
    - Be careful when decisions are made by your ego.
    - Be willing to share about your mistakes and failures.

    Remember that being vulnerable as a leader will make you a better decision maker, which will lead to becoming a better leader. The vulnerable leader creates a culture of learning and developing by being open about their own failures and successes.

    We hope you liked this episode! Let us know - what’s the hardest part of making a decision for you? Please feel free to connect with David and Deepa through LinkedIn to continue the conversation.

    About David
    David Siegel is the Chief Executive Officer of MeetUp, with 20+ years’ dramatically growing revenue and profit in digital media, subscriptions and e-commerce. He has recently authored Decide and Conquer. He is a motivational leader with full decision-making and PandL ownership. His experience includes MandA, turnarounds, scaling operations and growing post startup phase. David is a Management Professor at Columbia and has an MBA from The Wharton School.

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    • 30 min
    #114 How to Become a Steward of Change and Build Collective Responsibility with Trevor Comyn

    #114 How to Become a Steward of Change and Build Collective Responsibility with Trevor Comyn

    Change agents can be a buzzword, and you may want to be one. But have you ever thought about how humans have acted as agents of change towards this planet? Instead of listening to nature and letting it show us the best way, we have created and controlled nature. Now shift this metaphor to you and your organization. Are you taking responsibility for your development? What would it look like if the collective group allowed you to figure out the best way for you to grow?

    What does it mean to shift from being Agents of Change to Stewards of Change? This is a paradigm shift. How can we unfold the potential within each of us? Listen to this conversation with Trevor Comyn and Deepa to start exploring these ideas.

    Trevor’s Tips for Rewilding Leadership:

    - Rewilding Leadership is a metaphor taken from agriculture. It is a concept to play with.
    - Instead of bending nature to our will, we can become stewards and allow nature to show us the way. This is believing and trusting in the cyclic nature of life.
    - In this stewardship model, ownership is taken by the individual and collective responsibility is in the system.
    - Before starting development, it is important to start with why. Why are we developing?
    - Instead of focusing on the problem, focus on the shift needed in the person.
    - It is important for everyone to feel psychological safety in order to encourage personal development within an organization.
    - Collective learning is the key to sustain change and keep accountability.

    Becoming a part of a community that has a shared goal is the best way to grow. We can read all of the books and articles on developing leadership, but until you start an open conversation with others you won’t be able to fully integrate all of your learning. You are part of this learning community, thank you for listening and please let us know how we can best support you.

    We hope you liked this episode! Please feel free to connect with Trevor and Deepa through LinkedIn to continue the conversation.

    About Trevor

    Trevor Comyn is the Director of Knowledge, Learning and Development at Mills and Reeve, where he has been for over 16 years. He is currently focused on developing a deeper understanding of adult development theory. Trevor is a systemic coach and believes team coaching can deliver meaningful results for both organizations and individuals.

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    • 25 min
    Bring Innovation to Shift Your Organization’s Culture with Erwin De beuckelear

    Bring Innovation to Shift Your Organization’s Culture with Erwin De beuckelear

    Have you ever heard of the idea to have people stand on airplanes instead of being seated? Does that sound crazy to you? Do you immediately think that is not possible? Well don’t jump to that conclusion yet.

    Today Erwin De beuckelaer joins Deepa to discuss innovation, change and challenging assumptions. Every team and organization needs to set the right foundation for innovation to happen - this includes psychological safety, setting the right candor and being explicit about critiques on the idea instead of on the person. Erwin shares his best practices for engaging with innovation from his experience.

    Erwin’s tips for Innovation and Change:

    - It can be hard to bring change to highly regulated areas, but also the most rewarding.
    - Signaling is a great tool when bringing up new ideas. Frame the conversation of innovation to your audience. You are signaling the type of responses you want to receive.
    - Every belief about if an idea will work or won’t work is an assumption. It is important to test assumptions. Testing an assumption will then offer a shared belief in your team.
    - There should be a story that is told with innovation and new changes within the business. You have to know the very clear “why” in the change and how the “why” changes at every level of the organization.
    - It’s easy to think of innovation in terms of products. Don’t forget that innovation can be applied to culture and team management too. Teams can get stuck doing the same thing, don’t be afraid to check in with your team and see what’s working or not working. Find something to test together as a team!
    - Give yourself permission to innovate - it’s easy to get caught in perceived barriers.

    Signaling can be a powerful tool for you to create breakthroughs in your ecosystem. You and your crazy ideas are needed, don’t give up. If you need a place to start your innovation, pick up a paper and pen and answer this question, “What would I do if I gave myself full permission?”. Set a timer for 10 minutes and see what you come up with!

    We hope you liked this episode! Please feel free to connect with Erwin and Deepa through LinkedIn to continue the conversation.

    About Erwin

    Erwin De beuckelaer is a guest professor at the University College of Ghent and the Director of Innovative Capabilities at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson. He is transforming innovative practice and culture for the Quality and Compliance in Clinical Trials team. He is an expert in design thinking, digital health, strategy definition and business process management.

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    • 28 min
    Being a Strategic Leader with Victoire de Lajudie

    Being a Strategic Leader with Victoire de Lajudie

    It is the beginning of a new year and the perfect time to reflect on the way you lead. As you move forward into 2022, let’s make sure you are thinking about being strategic in your leadership.

    Today Victoire de Lajudie joins Deepa to discuss - what being a strategic leader means and how do you keep your strategy alive throughout the year.

    Victoire’s tips for being a strategic leader:
    - Being a leader is being strategic. Make sure you think about your strategy before diving into a project.
    - Leaders should: learn fast, fail fast, and have empathy.
    - Learning includes curiosity and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.
    - A mission can be short–term. The most important piece is for everyone to know and stay connected to why they are working on the project.
    - Creating a vision needs a team, it is a collective responsibility.
    - Dream big and don’t get stuck wondering “how”.
    - Ask questions to keep your organization on track for culture change and strategy.
    - Challenge the stories and assumptions that run your organization.
    - Vulnerability is needed for connection and connection fuels collective work.

    What practices do you put into place to reflect on your goals? Do you write in your journal or have an accountability partner? Remember being a strategic leader does not end in January - keep going throughout the year.

    We hope you liked this episode! Please feel free to connect with Victoire and Deepa through LinkedIn to continue the conversation.

    About Victoire
    Victoire de Lajudie is VP, Head of Group Strategy at Michelin. She previously worked with Sanofi and McKinsey. She has a Master of Science, Applied Mathematics and Economics from Ecole Polytechnique.

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    • 22 min
    Key Rituals of a Successful Team with Nils Michael

    Key Rituals of a Successful Team with Nils Michael

    We learn from some of the most successful people. Nils Michael’s leadership has brought him extraordinary results and he created that with people. He was the Head of A400M Retrofit at Airbus Defense and Space and he now heads Center of Competence for Programme/Project Management (PM).

    Listen to this episode to hear what key factors have contributed to Nils’ success with teams and projects.

    Key Points from this Episode:

    - Start journaling. You’ll be surprised by how much clearer you will be when writing ideas down. Journaling also forces you to reflect on what is happening and how best to move forward.
    - Foster a sense of belonging for your team. Bring the organization’s purpose to the individual level.
    - Team building is necessary for every team. And it keeps motivation up on the project throughout. An example of this could be to come together as a team to support a charity that everyone can connect to.
    - Remember to celebrate hard - you work hard, make sure you take adequate time to celebrate those successes and failures as a team.
    - You always need to be yourself and be able to look into the mirror with pride. If you start acting not within your values, then that creates a problem.
    - Don’t fall into the mode of compliance and control. Believe in yourself and your team.
    - Remember that change does not happen overnight. That doesn’t mean that we need to give up.
    - Being a good project manager is being a good leader.
    - Change should be considered positive, look forward to it.

    We hope you liked this episode! We’ve written up a wonderful article based on this interview, it is in our latest issue of Samskara magazine. I hope you will subscribe here!

    About Nils

    Nils Michael is the Vice President Head Of Programme Management at Airbus Defense and Space. Prior to that he was the VP of A400M Retrofit and MRO Programmes. He has a history of working in the European aviation and aerospace industry. He was part of the German Air Force for 10 years.

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    • 28 min

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This podcast is interesting. I look forward to hearing to the next episode

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