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I'm Toby Corballis and I’ll be your host on our journey through the world of fascinating problems being worked on and thought about by some extremely clever people.

Wicked Problems Podcast Toby Corballis

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I'm Toby Corballis and I’ll be your host on our journey through the world of fascinating problems being worked on and thought about by some extremely clever people.

    Rebalancing Society with Henry Mintzberg

    Rebalancing Society with Henry Mintzberg

    Henry Mintzberg is a writer and educator, mostly about managing originations, developing managers, and rebalancing societies (his current focus). After receiving his doctorate from the MIT Sloan School of Management, he has made his professional home in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, where he sits in the Cleghorn Chair of Management Studies, with extensive stints in France and England.
    He has authored 20 books which have earned him 21 honorary degrees, and publishes a regular blog, a collection of which was published as Bedtime Stories for Managers. He has co-founded the International Masters Program for Managers (impm.org) and the International Masters for Health Leadership as well as a venture CoachingOurselves.com, all novel initiatives for managers to learn together from their own experience, the last in their own workplace. (See further details on mintzberg.org.)
    I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.
    Enjoy,
    Toby

    • 35 min
    David K Hurst: Lead Like a Gardener – An Ecological Approach to Wicked Problems

    David K Hurst: Lead Like a Gardener – An Ecological Approach to Wicked Problems

    David Hurst is a speaker, writer and management educator. He spent 25 years working in corporations at progressively more senior levels in several countries in a series of organizational “train wrecks”, as the Western World began its radical transition from the industrial era to the age of knowledge and information. He uses complexity science and compelling ecological analogies to convey highly innovative perspectives on leadership, resilience and the dynamics of organizations that promote creativity and learning.
    For 10 years David was Executive Vice-President of a large North American industrial distributor. He holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Chicago and a BA (Psychology). He teaches on the EMBA Digital Transformation Program at the DeGroote School of Business as well as three Masters-level programs at McGill University. He was on the Adjunct Faculty for the University of Regina’s Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business, as well as the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is also a Contributing Editor to Strategy+Business, where he writes articles and reviews books on management.
    I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.
    Enjoy,
    Toby
    David’s Links
    David’s website: http://www.davidkhurst.com David’s Author Website: http://www.amazon.com/author/davidkhurst Lead like a Gardner blog post: https://davidkhurst.medium.com/lead-like-a-gardener-b4c6181af8e5 Lead like a Gardner presentation on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ryxJ25pdUY
    David’s Books: 
    http://www.amazon.com/author/davidkhurst
    The New Ecology of Leadership: Business Mastery in a Chaotic World Learning From the Links: Mastering Management Using Lessons from Golf Crisis & Renewal: Meeting the Challenge of Organizational Change Building the Strategically-Responsive Organization

    • 33 min
    Professor Keith Grint and the Wicked Problem of Leadership in Covid 19

    Professor Keith Grint and the Wicked Problem of Leadership in Covid 19

    In this edition I am speaking to Keith Grint, Professor Emeritus at Warwick University.
    We’re discussing Wicked Problems in general, the specific Wicked Problems of Covid-19, Brexit, and Leadership.
    When Wicked Problems were first introduced by Rittel & Webber in 1973, various people have built upon the idea that it was Professor Grint, drawing on the work of Thompson’s Messy Solutions, who introduced the concepts of Tame and Critical problems, thus contextualising the problem-scape.
    Keith Grint is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University where he was Professor of Public Leadership until 2018. He spent 10 years working in various positions across a number of industry sectors before switching to an academic career.
    Since becoming an academic he has held Chairs at Cranfield University and Lancaster University and was Director of the Lancaster Leadership Centre. He spent
    twelve years at Oxford University and was Director of Research at the Saïd Business School.
    Go to https://wickedproblems.fm for links to Keith’s books and a special Sage Journal Publication on Covid-19.
    I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

    • 32 min
    Stephanie Klein Mindful Mastery - Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong

    Stephanie Klein Mindful Mastery - Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong

    After nearly 3 decades of building Fortune 500 brands and serving as a 3x CMO, Stephanie founded Mindfire Mastery in 2020 to show leaders the secret power of using disruption to their advantage to catapult from functional to optimal.
    As a certified professional coach and emotional intelligence teacher of the Google born Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program, she supports Executives and results-driven leaders who are struggling through overwhelming change and stress to build abundant resilience – connecting them more deeply to their mission and teams, so they can positively thrive in their careers with great ripple effects.
    Her approach blends the art and science of business and brand leadership with cutting edge insights and tools from the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and core energy coaching.  She specializes in supporting leaders to accelerate their careers and pivot through change, so they can achieve even more with less effort, more flow and wellbeing.  
    Her first book “Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong” will be published in 2021, showing high achievers the secret power of disruption to accelerate growth exponentially, so they can wake up to more resilience, joy and satisfaction on their own timetable.
    Stephanie’s brand marketing and leadership experience spans many Fortune 500 organizations includes Hallmark, United Airlines, Kraft, Alberto-Culver, Coca-Cola, Cboe Global Markets and Northern Trust.
    She is a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and a Certified teacher of the Google born mindfulness emotional intelligence program, Search Inside Yourself (SIY).  She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a BA in Psychology from Duke University, and she’s also a graduate of the Players Workshop of The Second City.  
    She is proud and grateful to be a 9 year cancer survivor and a mentor with Imerman Angels to support others in their cancer journey. And to be the mother of two amazing daughters who are lighting up the world in their own unique ways.

    • 31 min
    Marcus Kirsch - The Wicked Company

    Marcus Kirsch - The Wicked Company

    Marcus Kirsch has worked as a transformation, service design and innovation specialist for over 20 years. Today he helps organisations be better problem-solvers and be more resilient.
    He is a Royal College of Art alumnus and former MIT Medialab researcher. He led projects for companies like British Telecom, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, McDonald’s, Nationwide, Nissan, Science Museum, P&G, Telekom Italia, non-profits and startups.
    He won awards in the areas of creativity and innovation and has been publishing for the Guardian, Wired and other industry relevant publications. He is the author of ’The Wicked Company’ and co-host of ’The Wicked Podcast’.
    He is a thought-leader and keynote speaker. In his off-time, he is a mediocre indoor-climber, movie nerd, maker and likes his whiskies neat.
    I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.
     
    For more details please visit the episode page at: https://wickedproblems.fm/2020/11/04/marcuskirsch-thewickedcompany/
     

    • 38 min
    Financial Transparency with Andy Agathangelou of The Transparency Task Force

    Financial Transparency with Andy Agathangelou of The Transparency Task Force

    Andy is the Founder of the Transparency Task Force (TTF) the collaborative, campaigning community dedicated to driving positive, progressive and purposeful reform of the world’s financial services industry, through harnessing the transformational power of transparency.
    Core to The TTF’s mission is to “encourage ongoing reform of the financial services sector, so that it serves society better” The TTF’s vision is “to create a large and highly respected international institution that helps ensure consumers are treated fairly by the financial services sector”.
    In just 5 years the TTF has grown to over 2,500 volunteer members around the world who are organised and mobilised into subject-specific Groups.
    It has spawned a book and numerous other artefacts – all of which can be viewed and downloaded from their website (see below).
    Andy is also a Governor of the UK’s Pensions Policy Institute and A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts which is an international body focused on bringing 21 st Century enlightenment into commerce. He is a former Head of Strategic Relationships at Close Brothers Asset Management.
    Andy is a serial community-builder; he builds communities to solve sector-wide problems – he previously helped to initiate and lead the creation of Friends of Automatic Enrolment and the Association of Member Nominated Trustees; two other successful financial services communities.
    He lives in the UK but frequently speaks about the need for greater transparency and finance reform at conferences and symposia around the world.
    I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.
    Enjoy,
    Toby
     
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    • 28 min

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