75 episodes

Looking for ways to be more productive, inspire your team, better plan your projects?
The Strategic What Podcast is for anyone who is working on the trenches and now needs to become a better leader. My ultimate objective is to help you regain control of your projects and deliver better results. Let's hit the ground running!

The Strategic What Podcast Rodrigo Caetano

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Looking for ways to be more productive, inspire your team, better plan your projects?
The Strategic What Podcast is for anyone who is working on the trenches and now needs to become a better leader. My ultimate objective is to help you regain control of your projects and deliver better results. Let's hit the ground running!

    Implementing Toyota Kata Starter

    Implementing Toyota Kata Starter

    Toyota Kata Starter: What are the main management aspects you should consider when implementing this methodology?
    I’m starting a new series on manufacturing and operations management. In this first episode of the series, we will talk about some management aspects of implementing Toyota Kata Starter.
    We will discuss:
    What you should consider when implementing any methodology in your organization From a senior management perspective, what to do before pursuing an implementation I’ll describe the main aspects of Toyota Kata Starter I’ll briefly explain it’s components and the famous five questions I’ll close with a case study of an implementation in a manufacturing company THE ONE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE
    Learn the main considerations you should have if you decide to implement Toyota Kata Starter. LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE
    Interesting articles and background story about Toyota Kata Starter
    Introduction to Toyota Kata - Mike Rother The Toyota Kata Practice Guide by Mike Rother  Four Valuable Lessons from GM’s Failed Experiment by Nadeem Haidary  This American Life Podcast: Episode 403 Nummi (2010) This American Life Podcast: Episode 561 Nummi (2015) Also:
    Listen to more episodes: https://rodrigocaetano.com/podcast
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    • 54 min
    The Problem isn’t PowerPoint

    The Problem isn’t PowerPoint

    What’s the best way to make a presentation to executive management?
    You frustrated you are dragging your feet to prepare presentations to upper management, even though you never procrastinate anything else in your to do list. You hate PowerPoint, and is sure everyone else does the same.
    I’m here to provide you some tips on what to consider when creating your presentations, even if you are not offering value. And you don’t even need to use power point, if you don’t want to. Listen to some insights and make your executive presentations more meaningful to you and to your audience.
    Consider if your presentation is really necessary or you can communicate the same message without using PowerPoint. Understand the causes you are dragging your feet, like not scheduling enough time to prepare it, or collecting data. Think about the purpose of your presentation, who should be attending it and what’s the outcome you want when people leave the room. Have a few things at hand to help you during the delivery of the presentation. Finally, keep it short and sweet, make it meaningful.
    THE ONE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE 
    Presenting to executive management has very little to do with a beautiful PowerPoint. It’s all about succinctness and clarity of the message you want to came across.
    LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE
    Listen to more episodes: https://rodrigocaetano.com/podcast Send me a message: podcast@rodrigocaetano.com Schedule a Mentoring Session with Rodrigo: https://rodrigocaetano.com/schedule-session/  

    • 51 min
    Dealing with the Fear of Change

    Dealing with the Fear of Change

    In this episode, we'll be talking about how hard is to change. We always want to change something in our lives, to get to a new place. But from the point of view of where we currently are, any change seems impossible.
    Sometimes it's just easier to think about quitting and just give up. We are at the top of a mountain looking away to the distance, to an even higher mountain where we want to go. In front of us we find the reality of an enormous abyss, which seems to grow ever larger the more we look into it.
    However, change itself is only one part of a larger process. We may become obsessed with the abyss ahead of us and we forget that change is part of something bigger and more comprehensive, the true transformation. And in fact, how often we don't know where we want to go… We don't have a clear destination.
    We neglect the fact that we can do things in stages, and go one step at the time. In practical terms, consider the following:
    Ask yourself if the change really needs to be made. Also, ask yourself if you really want this change. Wanting something will bring control back to you. Think about whether there is a path, and if that path can have several intermediate stages. Remember, Rome wasn't made in a day. Assess the impact of the change not only on you, but also on the people around you. There's nothing more frustrating than achieving your end goal, reaching the higher mountain and forgetting to consider the impact this will have in your other goals and in the meaningful people around you. Remember, there are changes that are really worth making. These are changes that, once made, you will forget the past in the past, so you can move to the future and evolve as a person.
    THE ONE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE
    look at changes as isolated events, but see them as part of as broad transitions with several stages over longer periods of time. LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE
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    • 14 min
    Dealing with a conflict averse boss

    Dealing with a conflict averse boss

    In this episode, we discuss how to deal with an extremely appeasing boss, often called overly democratic or even conflict adverse leader.
    This is the boss who struggles with conflict and often tries to manipulates his team to achieve his own objectives. This type of manager believes that they need to have approval and consensus of their team to implement any changes. However, they use “consensus” as a way to achieve their own goals, manipulating the team until they reach his desired outcomes.
    Usually, this type of manager has some very interesting characteristics. First, they need to be on good terms with everyone, and don't accept confrontations and fights, being extremely averse to conflict.
    Then, they tend to be very confused when delegating work to his team. "Do this, but also do that" - they say, giving conflicting instructions to his subordinates.
    Finally, they have difficulty managing team work, ending up with enormous to-do lists that keep growing, but never get resolved. This is because of their enormous difficulty to say “no”, making impossible to prioritize, classify and plan their team work.
    But, how do you deal with this manager? Here are a few pointers:
    Understand and accept that that it's their way of operating in the world. It’s not your job to change their behavior. Understand that this is a person who deals well with relationships, but has enormous difficulty saying “no” and dealing with details. Understand that this person constantly struggles to manage the expectations of their executive and is always under pressure for their inability to deliver what is important. Learn to limit your availability and identify what is really important from your own point of view. So, you can build your own track record. In the end, what counts are the results you are bringing to the company and your team. THE ONE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE
    How to identify and deal with conflict adverse managers.  LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE
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    • 16 min
    Things can be done in different ways

    Things can be done in different ways

    In this episode, we're going to talk about the need to know that the things you do can be achieved in different ways. In the technical field, there is a great tendency towards perfectionism when trying to find solutions. It's as if there's only one solution to be found on anything we do.
    It also seems that we can't afford to make mistakes and learn from our mistakes. Everything makes us think that this "one" solution will be easy and quick, without being aware that other approaches could lead us to the same result more quickly and effectively.
    But in reality, things are more complex than we think. Our flexibility in executing solutions can become a major differentiator in the way we manage our team.
    So, remember that things can be done in different ways. 
    THE ONE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE
    Don’t limit yourself trying to find the single, right solution. Remember: anything you want to accomplish can be done in many different ways. LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE
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    • 9 min
    The one thing I would recommend

    The one thing I would recommend

    In this episode, I’ll discuss three productivity books I read recently and my opinion about them.
    Here it goes the good, the bad and the ugly:
    1) The Only Thing– by Gary Keller e Joy Papasan. 
    https://a.co/d/gbAUiVR 
    5 Stars!
    Highly recommended!
    2) Stolen focus – by Johann Hari
    https://a.co/d/1b30RB5
    Average... 3 stars!
    3) How to win friends and manage remotely – by McKenna Sweazey
    https://a.co/d/5RvIBc6
    Terrible! Zero stars.
    Since we are talking about books, if you live outside North America, I strongly recommend Kindle to more easily get access to these and any other books. In case you are not sure which type of device you should get; I recommend the Kindle Paperwhite 8GB ou 16GB.
    https://a.co/d/6V4Q40C
    THE ONE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE
    Read the book “The Only Thing” by Gary Keller e Joy Papasan. It’s an amazing book! LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE
    Listen to more episodes: https://rodrigocaetano.com/podcast Schedule a Mentoring Session with Rodrigo: https://rodrigocaetano.com/schedule-session/  

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

@WakeUpYourWhy ,

Practicable advice.

An easy listen with some great expert advice. Please keep going.

Sonia E. Thompson ,

Really like Rodrigo's style

This short show is packed with lots of practical examples that make you think.

I love how Rodrigo brings in relatable stories and weaves in his own experiences to demonstrate a point.

It helps to communicate the message in a way that helps you get it without beating you over the head. :)

Captivate the Room ,

Awesome and Power Packed!

What a great show! Rodrigo clearly is extremely gifted and knows his stuff. A wonderful show that is jam packed with valuable information. Anyone who is in management and working with teams or looking to communicate effectively, this is a show not to be missed! Thank you for your great content!

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