47 min

Ep. #14. Developing Strategic Thinking with Stacy McCarthy Making Sense of Work with Jean Balfour

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For some of us strategic thinking comes naturally - for others it is something we have to learn. 
In this episode Jean Balfour is joined by Stacy McCarthy. Stacy is a business advisor, executive coach and board member.
Stacy McCarthy has spent a lot of her career developing strategy for one of the world's big brands. In this podcast she and Jean Balfour talk about 
The importance of stepping out of your comfort zone in your careerThe connection between purpose, values and resilienceHow to plan time for strategic thinkingWays to ‘triage’ your time and what you prioritiseHow to link global and regional strategies and to influence bothLeading large teamsHow do empower people to take risksStacy has over 25 years of experience across a really broad range of things. She has worked as an international executive, a military officer, and as a board director. Her career has had her living and working in nine countries where she led regional infrastructure operations for a fortune 500 company from across the Asian and India, Middle East and Africa regions.
 In the Asian region, she transformed the team into an energised high performance organisation that supported 22% growth in the region with a reduction in operating costs whilst achieving 91% employee engagement score. She's led strategic planning for a defence business helping to identify and make a large shift in product lines and capabilities. She's also been an investment banker, a professional staffer on the US Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and was a commander in the U S Navy with two command tours.

You can find Stacy at Aesara Partners and on Linkedin.

https://www.aesarapartners.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-mccarthy-pcc-gaicd-1ab96a5/


Cal Newport’s Work
https://www.calnewport.com
Michael Porter
https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6532
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/407999.Competitive_Strategy
Peter Schwartz - The Art of the Long View
https://www.amazon.com/Art-Long-View-Planning-Uncertain/dp/0385267320
The Economist
https://www.economist.com/
Wired Magazine
https://www.wired.com/
The Artist’s Way
https://juliacameronlive.com/

For some of us strategic thinking comes naturally - for others it is something we have to learn. 
In this episode Jean Balfour is joined by Stacy McCarthy. Stacy is a business advisor, executive coach and board member.
Stacy McCarthy has spent a lot of her career developing strategy for one of the world's big brands. In this podcast she and Jean Balfour talk about 
The importance of stepping out of your comfort zone in your careerThe connection between purpose, values and resilienceHow to plan time for strategic thinkingWays to ‘triage’ your time and what you prioritiseHow to link global and regional strategies and to influence bothLeading large teamsHow do empower people to take risksStacy has over 25 years of experience across a really broad range of things. She has worked as an international executive, a military officer, and as a board director. Her career has had her living and working in nine countries where she led regional infrastructure operations for a fortune 500 company from across the Asian and India, Middle East and Africa regions.
 In the Asian region, she transformed the team into an energised high performance organisation that supported 22% growth in the region with a reduction in operating costs whilst achieving 91% employee engagement score. She's led strategic planning for a defence business helping to identify and make a large shift in product lines and capabilities. She's also been an investment banker, a professional staffer on the US Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and was a commander in the U S Navy with two command tours.

You can find Stacy at Aesara Partners and on Linkedin.

https://www.aesarapartners.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-mccarthy-pcc-gaicd-1ab96a5/


Cal Newport’s Work
https://www.calnewport.com
Michael Porter
https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6532
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/407999.Competitive_Strategy
Peter Schwartz - The Art of the Long View
https://www.amazon.com/Art-Long-View-Planning-Uncertain/dp/0385267320
The Economist
https://www.economist.com/
Wired Magazine
https://www.wired.com/
The Artist’s Way
https://juliacameronlive.com/

47 min