42 min

Ep:#61 Rick Wheatley on breaking out of the old ways of thinking to create the future we need TIE Unearthed

    • Business

We start this conversation talking about South Korea in 1998.

This was Rick’s first posting when he was in the US army at 22 years of age.

He then found himself skiing and climbing in the alps and sailing in Norway. And afterwards, very quickly got immersed in leadership development.

Rick Wheatley now runs the advisory firm he started in Oslo called Systems7, where he helps leaders break out of the old ways of thinking and helps them see new possibilities that enhance commercial success, while creating the future we need.

We talk about how he got into this space and how he started his leadership development journey.

He talks about the power of taking people to the edge of their mental maps and nudging them off.

We talk about the way our brains are wired. About cognitive bias. And how the challenges we face today impact our ability to lead change.

I ask Rick how we can accelerate the sustainability strategies and performance of companies. And how ESG can be less about a paper drill, and more about action.

His insights in this area are fascinating.

Rick talks about the power of expanding the playing field.

He talks about what a CFO said to him once that was game changing for their teams.

And then we talk about the hot topic of net zero.

There is so much here. He even finishes with some really sound advice for the times we are currently living in.

So grab that favourite beverage or throw on those running shoes, and enjoy this conversation with Rick.

And please don’t forget to let us know what you think of this episode, leave a review and subscribe.

And if you would like to be reminded of future podcasts and other inspiring stories from TIE, join our newsletter here. http://bit.ly/TIENewsletter

We start this conversation talking about South Korea in 1998.

This was Rick’s first posting when he was in the US army at 22 years of age.

He then found himself skiing and climbing in the alps and sailing in Norway. And afterwards, very quickly got immersed in leadership development.

Rick Wheatley now runs the advisory firm he started in Oslo called Systems7, where he helps leaders break out of the old ways of thinking and helps them see new possibilities that enhance commercial success, while creating the future we need.

We talk about how he got into this space and how he started his leadership development journey.

He talks about the power of taking people to the edge of their mental maps and nudging them off.

We talk about the way our brains are wired. About cognitive bias. And how the challenges we face today impact our ability to lead change.

I ask Rick how we can accelerate the sustainability strategies and performance of companies. And how ESG can be less about a paper drill, and more about action.

His insights in this area are fascinating.

Rick talks about the power of expanding the playing field.

He talks about what a CFO said to him once that was game changing for their teams.

And then we talk about the hot topic of net zero.

There is so much here. He even finishes with some really sound advice for the times we are currently living in.

So grab that favourite beverage or throw on those running shoes, and enjoy this conversation with Rick.

And please don’t forget to let us know what you think of this episode, leave a review and subscribe.

And if you would like to be reminded of future podcasts and other inspiring stories from TIE, join our newsletter here. http://bit.ly/TIENewsletter

42 min

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