30 episodes

Conversations with special guests on the dimensions of adaptability. From resilience, grit and motivation, to stress, character and environment. We explore the science and real-life stories of adaption. Helping you learn the tools, mindsets, and actions to thrive in an ever-changing world. THE SECRETS TO MASTERING YOUR BIGGER FUTURE. DEVELOPING A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM FOR CHANGE IN AN EXPONENTIAL WORLD. **New Episode Every Tuesday**

DECODING AQ - Adaptability Confidence With Ross Thornley Ross Thornley + Special Guests

    • Business

Conversations with special guests on the dimensions of adaptability. From resilience, grit and motivation, to stress, character and environment. We explore the science and real-life stories of adaption. Helping you learn the tools, mindsets, and actions to thrive in an ever-changing world. THE SECRETS TO MASTERING YOUR BIGGER FUTURE. DEVELOPING A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM FOR CHANGE IN AN EXPONENTIAL WORLD. **New Episode Every Tuesday**

    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Tracy Brower, PhD - The Secrets to Happiness at Work

    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Tracy Brower, PhD - The Secrets to Happiness at Work

    Dr Tracy Brower is author of two books, The Secrets to Happiness at Work &
    Bring Work to Life. She is a contributor to Forbes.com and spent two decades at Herman Miller.

    Now a Principal, at Steelcase which is the global leader in the office furniture industry. Tracy has been Executive Adviser Michigan State University for almost a decade, but also a sociologist studying work life fulfilment and happiness.

    Ross and Tracy talk about the sociology of work, human connection, work fulfilment, perception, adaptation, different organisations, reflecting, fulfilment, boundaries, society, growth and psychological safety. The pair also discuss the future of work, the gig economy, reskilling, upskilling, value, the skill of reflecting, objectivity, valuing people, feeling connected to our community, reinforcing happiness, validation,  different points of view and influencing each other. 

    Timestamps
    01:13 A little of Tracy's background03:33 Some highlights of adapting through spending 20 years in 1 organisation06:32 Fulfilment at work 09:04 The future of identity12:04 Exploring what work really means15:27 Skills we need to help us achieve fulfilment and happiness23:45 Expanding happiness in an environment28:48 Being heard32:47 Conversations with people who think differently to us39:15 The last time Tracy did something for the first time44:07 Important considerations for the futureConnect with Tracy:
    WebsiteLinkedInBooksTwitterSteelcase (Office Furniture)
    Connect with Ross:
    WebsiteLinkedInMoonshot Innovation 

    • 47 min
    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Mark Metry - Helping Shy, Stressed, and Anxious People Be Themselves

    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Mark Metry - Helping Shy, Stressed, and Anxious People Be Themselves

    Mark Metry dedicates his life to being of service to others, by making an impact in the industries of mental health. His life goal is to change the education system, meaningfully in a way that guarantees access to real education to students regardless of their gender, race, socioeconomic status, learning style, etc.

    Helping Shy, Stressed, and Anxious People Be Themselves Confidently In Front of Anyone | Forbes & TEDx Featured Speaker, Author, Podcaster, and Coach.

    Ross and Mark talk about interning, becoming more efficient, viewing yourself, getting perspective, technology, introverts, social anxiety, depression and mental health. The pair also discuss hardwired beliefs, being influenced, environment, overthinking, coping mechanisms, nasalism, mindset, crying and knowing you have choice. 

    Timestamps
    00:10 Ross' intro to Mark03:12 Mark's background and journey07:13 Pareto principle09:16  Struggles Mark's helped people with to get the best version of themselves and the impact it's had18:55 What anxiety mean's to Mark29:21 Solving the root cause of anxiety 39:46 Early warning signals to catch mental crisis46:11 The last time Mark did something for the first time49:19 Connecting with Mark and his masterclass51:12 Conversations with technology Connect with Mark:


    WebsiteLinkedInMasterclassPodcastBookTwitter
    Connect with Ross:
    WebsiteLinkedInMoonshot Innovation 

    • 54 min
    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. John D. Anderson - Inspire & Challenge Leaders to achieve their greatest personal potential.

    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. John D. Anderson - Inspire & Challenge Leaders to achieve their greatest personal potential.

    Why A Legacy Matters: “If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30. If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion.” That’s from futurist and thought-leader Ray Kurzweil.

    One of the key benefits of John's Legacy Map is training growth minded leaders to think exponentially instead of linearly — perhaps for their first time ever. This paradigm shift is an essential skill in our age of blistering-fast advances in technology.

    Ross and John talk about life purposes, life transitions, our future self, adapting, 'Scaling Up', working at IMB, entrepreneurship, getting to the top, Earl Nightingale, focusing on work and retirement. The pair also discuss  creating value, big ideas to simple models, embracing life, perusing challenges, new experiences, the beauty of ageing, unplugging, loving yourself and jet skiing.

    Timestamps


    01:25 A little of John's background and purpose05:25 The experience and highlights of being involved with 'Scaling Up' and 'Verne Harnish - Mastering the Rockefeller Habits'11:01 Key transitions that leaders of 'Scaling Up' had to go through to become what it is now21:36 Observations in others that can help leaders in this fast pace of living29:45 John's legacy map - retirement as a concept and when in life do we stop contributing42:04 What was the last thing John did for the first timeConnect with John
    WebsiteLinkedInReplace Retirement (Book)Connect with Ross:
    WebsiteLinkedInMoonshot Innovation 

    • 53 min
    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Ruth Gotian - Mentoring and optimising success

    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Dr. Ruth Gotian - Mentoring and optimising success

    Dr. Ruth Gotian is a prolific mentor and educator, leading important research into the secrets of success.” A contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today, personally coached and mentored thousands of people ranging from undergraduates to faculty members. 

    Currently, she researches the most successful people of our generation, including Nobel laureates, astronauts, CEOs and Olympic champions, in order to learn about their habits and practices so that we may optimize our own success.

    Ross and Ruth talk about living the best version of ourselves, expanding  success, your own definition of success, high achievers, passion and focus. The pair also discuss the Pomodoro Technique, team work, exceeding, goals,  accountability and time management.

    Timestamps
     0:33 Ruth's mission03:16 Intrinsic motivation07:49 Ruth's motivation to become a Doctor 12:01 Ruth's thoughts on flow state20:36 Optimising the success of individuals and teams23:52 Things that leaders can do to make lager teams overcome challenges 26:39: Programmes providing  opportunities for everyone to improve29:06 Big challenges in scaling optimisation  and overcoming them31:24 Learning on demand 33:53 The last time Ruth did something for the first time35:52 What could Ruth do for the first time on the next 48 hoursConnect with Ruth
    WebsiteLinkedInTwitterInstagramYouTubeBook: The Success FactorConnect with Ross:
    WebsiteLinkedInMoonshot Innovation 

    • 40 min
    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Charlene Li - Thriving with Disruption

    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Charlene Li - Thriving with Disruption

    Charlene Li  is a Digital Transformation and Disruptive Leadership expert. For the past two decades, she has been helping leaders and organizations see the future and thrive with disruption - as an author, speaker, advisor, and coach. Charlene is a prolific writer, having written or co-authored six books, including "Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies"​, the New York Times bestseller, "Open Leadership"​, "The Engaged Leader", and latest book "The Disruption Mindset". Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail.

    Ross and Charlene talk about writing her books and the inspiration behind them, disruption mindset, thriving with disruption, being inspired, change and focusing energy, The pair also discuss change fatigue, bringing change to order, recognising change, defining space, humility, strategic planning and looking forward to disruption. 

    Timestamps
    01:23 Charlene's 1st book  'Groundswell'06:23 Disruption mindset08:40 What makes a disruption mindset12:14 Change fatigue and re-energising15:49 Liminal space  (moments in between change)20:35 Holding the space24:16 Energise instead of fatigue27:47 The art of focus and saying no33:33 Serving a mission but disrupting it39:01 The last thing Charlene has done for the first time42:47 Thriving with change and disruptionConnect with Charlene
    WebsiteLinkedInBooksTwitterConnect with Ross:
    WebsiteLinkedInMoonshot Innovation 

    • 45 min
    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tony Martignetti - Navigating Leaders Through Change

    Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Tony Martignetti - Navigating Leaders Through Change

    Tony is a Chief Inspiration Officer, trusted advisor to accomplished leaders, career navigator, The Virtual Campfire Podcast host  and author.  He has 20 years of experience in navigating people and leaders through change and unlocking their true potential. Tony is also the Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspired Purpose Coaching.

    Ross and Tony talk about creativity, science, logic, depression, leadership, new chapters, adaptability, personal journeys, inspiring people, coping, having a meaningful life and connecting with purpose. The pair also discuss inspiration, making people feel safe, the power of being fearless, improving your environment, living for today, goals, what lights us up, identity, empowerment, personal journeys and honesty to ourselves.

    Timestamps
    01:41 Tony's background05:57 Origins of unlocking the potential of people10:52 Tony's decision to change his path15:08 The inspiration behind his book18:37 What does 'to inspire' mean to Tony and psychological safety26:22 In 12 months what will Tony look like and what adaptions he'd aim to achieve 31:17 Early signals to prevent burn out35:28 Examples of what Tony's clients are going through and how he supports them40:20 A starting point for people to face their own challengesConnect with Tony
    WebsiteLinkedInBookFacebookInstagramTwitter
    Connect with Ross:
    WebsiteLinkedInMoonshot Innovation 

    • 47 min

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