Welcome to our Podcast, we are passionate about supporting transformation wherever it shows up, and this has spurred our passion for shining a light on what transformation looks like on the ground. We will be focusing on personal journeys we have gone through and are going through as well as exploring this for our guests. Offering you our listeners some powerful insight that I am sure you will resonate with as well as advice from people who have vast amounts of experience in transformation. We will be focusing across all realms of transformation from personal to business to sports and beyond. If you are someone who is passionate about transformation and growth or you are on the journey yourself we encourage you to start listening today. Thanks for your time and share your thoughts on each episode.
Richard James - Humanising Our Organisations
Welcome to Transformation from the Trenches.
In this episode, David and Kwasi speak to Richard James who is the Ways of Working Enablement Leader at Nationwide Building Society.
Curiosity and Bravery are 2 of the enablers he steps into for his leadership stance and how curiosity can be infectious.
We had a great conversation around these topics below as the highlights of this episode;
Highlights and Take-Aways:
- Showing up as a leader
- Enablers for being the leader
- Bravery and how to support teams to show up Brave.
- Finding the balance between Inflicting vs Inviting
- Organisational social constructs and the behaviours they create
- Humanising our organisations
- Adaptive leadership
Hope you enjoy this episode and the conversation we had with Richard and you look out to the follow-up conversation.
Let us hear your thoughts.
Post Pandemic Conversation
We are back!!
It's been a while and just like many of you Covid swept in and impacted our lives and forced us to re-focus and prioritise. We are now back with a fresh perspective and renewed focus on how the world and we have changed in reaction to it.
This episode was recorded around a month or so ago and is a start to us getting back into the conversations we enjoy and sharing with the community we love. This is a very casual conversation about what we experienced during Covid, the challenges we faced and the topics we now reflect upon. We conversate around the following areas:
Being swept up in a Covid world:The shift in focus to our familiesRecognising how we have changed and what's nextThe blurred line of work and homeThe benefits of being at homeThe challenges we personally facedHow companies are and can support peopleHow to connect fully in a Covid(remote) worldHow those connections feel differentThe filter that exists while connecting through digital channelsThe challenges we facedThe ability to be a 'Team' while being remoteWhat team connection looks like while being remoteThe tools we use to try to compensate for face to face interactionThe gaps and what essence of a team is missingThe impact that Covid has had on our HealthThe benefits we miss from passive exercise e.g. Walking Meetings, Travelling to work, running sessions etc.The shift in our thinking of how we view exercise and forcing it to become an active part of our livesPositive Impact Covid has had on certain companiesForcing companies to transform and being that catalyst for change Putting companies in a position where they have to increase the trust in their people to get stuff done wherever they are The creation of new customer interaction patterns and the shift towards digital engagementThe word and social impact of CovidHow the world was allowed to health a little with reduced travel and pollutionForced us to stop and pay attention to the planetHow maybe the government could look at a long term strategy for healing the planet through periods of reduced travel etc.There is a lot here and we scratch the surface on most of these topics while diving a little further into others. It was just great for Kwasi and me to reconnect with each other and you to share how things have gone through Covid and this past 12-18month's.
We hope you enjoy this and there will be more Podcasts soon 🙏
Kwasi & Dave