"Let's talk Transformation" is a podcast for busy yet curious people who want to stay connected. Bite sized chunks of thoughts and ideas on transformation and change to inspire and inform you - be it about digital, culture, innovation, change or leadership... ! Connect with us to listen to dynamic and curious conversations about transformation.
Humane Productivity with Rahaf Harfoush
Rahaf and I discuss hustle culture and why it is so harmful. We focus on the underlying belief systems of the "people" working in this culture because this isn't a new phenomenon - we were burning out before the pandemic, but COVID brought a rush to digitise and increased this 'scope creep' of "doing more with less", and presenteeism became digital (overload).
We also discuss the big disconnect between what leaders want and what employees want, and how we can reprogram ourselves and reclaim intentional recovery as part of high performance. Neuroscience proves that our brains are not wired for permanent high cognitive/knowledge work and have a limited amount of time in ‘flow’.
We now have powerful data to highlight opportunities for change and companies must look at their culture and ways of working, and how they use technology to enable a more human experience.
Rahaf shares her insights, experience and research from working with leaders and businesses around the globe.
Transformation through acknowledgement with Kylee Stone
"A lack of acknowledgement leads to people feeling under-appreciated and gives rise to hidden resentment, internalising suffering and has a huge impact at a human level”
Kylee and I dive into the power of storytelling, and more compassionate authentic leadership. Storytelling brings about transformation and offers the biggest breakthroughs, allowing people to discover their potential and develop organically, regardless of job title.
So much goes unseen and unrecognised in today's workplace, and suffering is internalised and continues - silently. The power of acknowledging the different patterns and reactions can lead to different, and more transformative leadership for both individuals and collectively.
Kylee shares her stories, insights and experience form working with leaders and business owners around the world.
The power of data in organisations with Sam Crawshay Jones
"Just having data in your systems is not enough -its about how you intentionally make use of it."
Sam & I have a great conversation about understanding data and navigating complexity in today's organisations. We look at the non-negotiables for leaders in a data driven world as well as the different skills that this requires. We also delve into what that means for organisational culture as we strive to build a more inclusive and collaborative workplace.
Sam shares his thoughts and experience from working with organisations big and small on data and equipping organisations for more data driven ways of working.
Transforming Systems with Joan Lurie
“we need to bring a new set of assumptions to our field of work”
Joan and I delve into the world of organisational ecology and reframing the hybrid workplace . Whilst some of the systemic assumptions have been around for some time, we haven’t really used them in organisations.
How can we work in complexity and notice and influence the patterns and relationships within a system ? We discuss looking at systems through a new lens, being more humanistic, and embedding a sense of how do we improve the system and relational aspects of the system - listening more intently to what is happening at every level.
The reductionist paradigm of 'fixing' systems or people leads to a world of opportunities for reinventing & rewiring the human systems of an organisation.
Joan shares her research, experience and insights from using her methodology to work with businesses and leaders across the globe. to reinvent and reframe organisational systems.
Transforming potential with Luke Tyburski
“When reaching your limits, its only there where you’ll catch a glimpse of your true potential”
Luke shares his story and experience of overcoming obstacles, and chasing extremes. We discuss resilience and performance management, and how to translate his learnings into actionable and simple tools for management . We particularly look at self talk and how we can use it to improve our performance - consciously choosing the conversations you're having with yourself.
For organisations to create space for a ‘reset’ they must look at their performance from a humanistic standpoint and leaders must normalise the conversation around mental health. Lots of corporate cultures will be questioned post-pandemic, and people must have the chance to grow, and embrace change in this changing workplace dynamic.
Luke shares with us his insights, and learnings that he has operationalised into everyday tools, looking at how we can build resilience and have genuinely vulnerable and courageous conversations with ourselves.
Connecting the dots with Dr Christian Busch
“Through proactive decision-making, we can turn unplanned moments into positive outcomes and cultivate serendipity”
Is innovation the result of genius, and intentional design or rather the result of randomness, luck and being in the right place at the right time ?
Is inclusion and connecting people a random and unpredictable activity ?
We have all experienced first-hand during the pandemic that life is full of chance encounters and serendipity and Christian and I have a fun and insightful conversation on #connectingthedots differently. We talk about what this process could mean for innovation and business success, as well as for the human systems of an organisation.
Framing uncertainty and unpredictability as an advantage is clearly at opposites with what we have learnt in existing binary and linear learning & leadership models, yet this hold the key to enabling the process of serendipity, reframing our attention, our intention and our courage and equipping leaders for the future.
Christian shares his research, experience, insights and evocative stories of connecting the dots in life, business and society.