On The bigQUEST Podcast, hosted by Andy Murray, you’ll discover how to simplify challenges, outsmart variables, and develop the right mindset… all so you can launch a successful blue ocean adventure in your work. Drawing on three decades of leadership at some of the world’s most respected companies, Andy shares proven methods for turning compound challenges into the adventures of a lifetime. These conversations will ready you and your team for your own bigQUES to help you and your team do the impossible.Learn more at bigQUEST.com
S2E1: Makoto Fujimura: How to think like an Artist in creating new ideas.
There's a question I've been thinking about for some time. How do we create truly new ideas that move us forward? Fresh ideas that truly move our companies forward? How will we need to think differently to find fresh, new ideas?
So much of what we call new is really just an extension of the present. The post industrialized work world has been great for incremental improvements and efficiency, but struggles to generate cultures that can voyage beyond the land we already know.
Few would argue today we need leaders with the ability to bring both left and right brain thinking to the moment or maybe better said a more balanced approach using both intuition and reason. It is hard to find a recent business book that doesn't advocate for more intuitive thinking at work or challenge us to "think like an artist."
But how do artists think?
To answer that question, I set out to reconnect with a brilliant artist who I knew would have a perspective worth hearing, Makoto Fujimura. Mako is not only an amazing artist, he's also an accomplished writer who is just as passionate about the process of art as he is the outcome.
In this episode, Mako and I talk about intuition, how it works, and how it needs to be harmonized with reason. We take a look back into history to 500 years ago, to a time when Europe was coming out of the Black Plague and how that applies to what we are going through today.
We also talk about how artists look at constraints, mastery, and asking questions beyond the question. In the last half of the podcast, I turned the tables and asked Mako how he might use the approach of an artist if he were to take on a C-Suite job in a big company. And I can tell you now, his answer was brilliant. Mako shares some practical stories from his work on the Board at Bucknell University. Lastly, I asked him to look forward into the future and tell me what gives him hope. Again, his answer will surprise you.
S1E16: Julie Walker on Growing An Intrapreneur Mindset
What does it actually mean to act like owners, take more risks, and be more entrepreneurial in the conference room or executive suite of a big company? Tune in to today’s episode where Andy Murray talks to Julie Walker, partner and CEO adviser at Inc. CEO Project, about what has changed in business where the ordinary employee is now being compelled to become something they’ve only read about and were certainly never taught in business school. For more information on the bigQUEST Framework, find us at bigQUEST.com.
S1E15: Habib Salo on Mastering The Value Add
How would you define your value proposition? Tune in to today’s episode where Andy Murray talks with entrepreneur and CEO, Habib Salo. They cover the gains of customer-centric marketing, innovative digital strategies, and the light bulb moment that inspired Habib to run the family business in a totally new way. For more information on the bigQUEST Framework, find us at bigQUEST.com.
Young Nails Inc - https://www.youngnails.com
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com
TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com
Twitch.tv - https://www.twitch.tv
S1E14: Sean Womack on The Happiness Effect
Is your team hungry to grow? Tune in to today’s episode Andy talks with marketer and innovator, Sean Womack, about cultivating a growth-mindset culture, setting and achieving radical outcomes, and applying consumer-focused innovation to an often-overlooked market — eggs. For more information on the bigQUEST Framework, find us at bigQUEST.com.
S1E13: Tom Muccio on Leading A Collaborative Quest
Could a strategic partnership transform your business? Tune in to today’s episode where Andy talks with Tom Muccio, leader of the 1980s global relationship formation between Walmart and Procter & Gamble. You’ll hear rich leadership insights focused on shared outcomes, the secret sauce to motivating teams on a bigQUEST, and whether collaborations can occur in today's supplier-retailer environment. For more information on the bigQUEST Framework, find us at bigQUEST.com.
Procter & Gamble - https://us.pg.com
Walmart - https://www.walmart.com
S1E12: Adrian Swinscoe on Leading From The Edge
Are you creating your own best practices or following others in your industry? In today’s episode, Andy uncovers customer service insights with Adrian Swinscoe, customer service advisor and author. They discuss the importance of paying attention to the edges and identify the one vital ingredient to a bigQUEST: bravery to try something new and embrace the possibility of failure. For more information on the bigQUEST Framework, find us at bigQUEST.com.
Wow. Amazing show! Thank you so much and please keep up the amazing work.