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Leadership Perspectives: new points of view for dealing with the people stuff, in teams, leadership, and culture.

Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast Zoë Routh

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Leadership Perspectives: new points of view for dealing with the people stuff, in teams, leadership, and culture.

    Thought Nugget 2: Should you give anonymous feedback?

    Thought Nugget 2: Should you give anonymous feedback?

    Do you do annual anonymous culture reviews? Do you subject people to anonymous 360s? Should you do any of this? Here’s the better approach than letting people hide behind surveys (and also when they might be good.

    👉🏼PSSST… If you want to join a community of like-minded leadership thinkers, sign up for my weekly leadership articles and get the People Stuff Toolkit as a bonus. Get it here now: https://mailchi.mp/innercompass.com.au/boundless_leadership_toolkit

    Why you should listen:
    *What needing anonymous surveys says about your culture
    *4 things you should look at instead
    *Two situations when you SHOULD use anonymous feedback

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    SHOWNOTES: website link

    Books Mentioned:

    Thomas Erikson: Surrounded by Idiots
    http://bit.ly/ThomasErikson-SurroundedbyIdiots

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    Related Episodes:

    E96 - RETHINK FAILURE: it's not just feedback
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/failures

    E92 - Stop Your Passive Aggressive Language Now!
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/realtalk

    E90 - How to move from Expert to Team Leader
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/experttoachiever

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    About your podcast host, Zoë Routh:

    Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.

    Zoë is the author of three books: 'Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact', 'Moments - Leadership when it matters most' and 'Loyalty - Stop unwanted staff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates." Zoë is also the producer of the Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.

    www.zoerouth.com

    • 8 min
    E139 - The future belongs to the misfits - with Nick Gross, musician, entrepreneur, educator

    E139 - The future belongs to the misfits - with Nick Gross, musician, entrepreneur, educator

    Did you scope a career, focus on getting the skills, and hoped the lifestyle would work out? That’s how we were taught, back in the day. Gung-ho drummer extraordinaire Nick Gross is upending what it means to build a career, by helping students (and older folk like me) determine what lifestyle they want, what strengths they have, and THEN what career might work. Welcome to a new way of thinking about your passion and your work.

    👉🏼PSSST… If you want to join a community of like-minded leadership thinkers, sign up for my weekly leadership articles and get the People Stuff Toolkit as a bonus. Get it here now: https://mailchi.mp/innercompass.com.au/boundless_leadership_toolkit

    Why you should listen:
    *How to check if your lifestyle, strengths, and careers are aligned (or how they could become so).
    *Why the future belongs to the misfits, and why you want to be one.
    *How to create communities that go beyond geographical location to a global bridge based on interests.

    We explore:
    *How routines create a success mindset.
    *Success is about enjoying the process and not just the destination (and how to overcome the struggles with that).
    *How a kinaesthetic learning preference shaped his view and experience of the world.
    *The biggest struggles are often a paradox: the hardest part of the day is getting going, and the hardest thing to do is slowing down.

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    SHOWNOTES:
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/nickgross

    About Nick Gross:

    Nick translated his passion for music and entrepreneurship into a career. He has parlayed this success in the music industry into a career as an entrepreneur within both the music and entertainment industries.

    He is the drummer for LA’s alternative pop-rock band Half the Animal, previously for Open Air Stereo.

    He is the founder of Big Noise Live creating free college festivals with major music artists like Wale and electronic duo Zed’s Dead.

    In 2018, he launched Gross Labs, a multi-dimensional entertainment and media company with the purpose of influencing culture trends and building stronger communities through music, education, gaming, and philanthropy.

    Nick has founded several music entertainment companies such as STRZ Enterprises and Big Noise Music Group with acclaimed music producer John Feldmann and Vagrant/BMG executive Jon Cohen. The music division is supported by Gross' multimedia recording studio, The Noise Nest. He also was part of a group of investors that raised $2.9 million in seed funding for the mobile application Speakr.

    Take the Self & career discovery assessment
    https://findyourgrind.com/assessments/lifestyle-assessment/

    Find out if you’re a mentor, entrepreneur, competitor, leader… Instead of starting with the kind of job you want, FYG encourages you to look within by taking their assessment (found on their website and app) to identify your passions and translate that into careers and lifestyles for today’s workforce.

    Find Your Grind app
    https://findyourgrind.com/app/

    Find Your Grind website
    https://findyourgrind.com

    Nick’s favourite podcasts:

    Oprah’ SuperSoul Conversations
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/oprahs-supersoul-conversations/id1264843400

    Short Story Long
    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/short-story-long/id1111787417

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    Related Episodes:
    E132 - How to be Commercially Creative - with Kieran Flanagan
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/kieranflanagan

    E105 - Memory hacks to make you a genius: interview with Memory Athlete Daniel Kilov
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/memory

    E123 - Future proof yourself using Forever Skills - with author and speaker Dan Gregory
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/dangregory

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    • 43 min
    Thought Nugget 1: Book recommendation hits and misses, plus insight on systems

    Thought Nugget 1: Book recommendation hits and misses, plus insight on systems

    What can art, train stations, and toilet seats tell us about problems in systems? In this Thought Nugget, we look at Italy and Japan - how values create entirely unique systems, and how you can use this to solve your own workplace challenges.

    👉🏼PSSST… If you want to join a community of like-minded leadership thinkers, sign up for my weekly leadership articles and get the People Stuff Toolkit as a bonus. Get it here now.

    Why you should listen:
    *Book recommendation hits and misses
    *Insights into systems that can save you wasted hours of work
    *Fun insights into Italian and Japanese culture

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    SHOWNOTES:

    Books Mentioned:

    Conn Iggulden: Dunstan
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Dunstan-Conn-Iggulden/dp/0718181441

    Conn Iggulden: War of the Roses
    http://bit.ly/WarsoftheRoses-ConnIggulden

    Thomas Erikson: Surrounded by Idiots
    http://bit.ly/ThomasErikson-SurroundedbyIdiots

    Warren Berger: A More Beautiful Question
    http://bit.ly/WarrenBerger-AMoreBeautifulQuestion

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    Related Episodes:

    Entitlement - plague or opportunity?
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/entitlement

    E119 - 7 Values of Metamodern Leadership we need now - with James Surwillo
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/metamodernleadership

    E101 - The curious, non-intuitive way to change culture
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/culture

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    • 9 min
    E138 - If your culture is toxic, look in the mirror - with Colin Ellis

    E138 - If your culture is toxic, look in the mirror - with Colin Ellis

    I met Colin Ellis a few years ago when he first arrived in Australia from Liverpool. He makes dapper cool again with his sensational dress sense and million dollar smile. He loves the people stuff as much as I do, and in this podcast episode we geek out on all things culture.

    👉🏼PSSST… If you want to join a community of like-minded leadership thinkers, sign up for my weekly leadership articles and get the People Stuff Toolkit as a bonus. Get it here now: https://mailchi.mp/innercompass.com.au/boundless_leadership_toolkit

    Why you should listen:
    *Why culture change IS NOT HARD (like consultants say it is) and takes 9-18 months (not 3-5 years)
    *How to (and how not to) measure culture
    *Where to start in dealing with toxic cultures

    We explore:
    *The ultimate measure of culture is how happy people are.
    *As the leader, if you are not addressing the behavior, you're part of the problem. ultimately, in toxic cultures, managers have got to look at themselves in the mirror.
    *As a leader, if you're not in service to the people, you're not a leader. You're a manager doing things the way that you want to do them, not the way that the other person wants them to be done.

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    SHOWNOTES: https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/colinellis

    Colin's latest favourite leadership book:

    Turn the Ship Around by David Marquet
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Turn-Ship-Around-Building-Breaking/dp/1591846404

    About Colin Ellis:

    Colin D. Ellis helps organisations around the world to transform their working cultures. He does this through keynote speaking, facilitated programs and through the books that he writes. His latest bestselling book Culture Fix: How to Create a Great Place to Work was released in October 2019.

    Learn more about Colin:

    culturefix.xyz
    https://www.culturefix.xyz/

    linkedin.com/in/colindellis/

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    Corporate Culture: An interview with Megan Bromley, RedBalloon
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/meganbromley

    E66 - 'Best of the Best' Workplace Culture - Interview with Shanyn Payne of OES
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/oes

    E109 - How to stop Cockups, Crackpots, and Conniptions
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/crackpots

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    • 43 min
    E137 - How to be a Strategic Thinker - with Jo Metcalfe

    E137 - How to be a Strategic Thinker - with Jo Metcalfe

    I was intrigued by Jo Metcalfe: as the Global Strategy Development Lead at GHD, I wanted to know what it took to take on strategy for a global consulting firm for engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. When I first spoke to her, I asked about the people stuff - what she found hard. She said, ‘nothing! I love the people stuff!” First time ever I heard that response. She’s a leader we need to listen to.

    👉🏼PSSST… If you want to join a community of like-minded leadership thinkers, sign up for my weekly leadership articles and get the People Stuff Toolkit as a bonus. Get it here now: https://mailchi.mp/innercompass.com.au/boundless_leadership_toolkit

    Why you should listen:
    *How to back yourself as a learner is the key to advancing your career and changing jobs
    *How to access collective wisdom and stop being a hero leader - you get better strategy this way
    *Why you should create feedback loops, and not just give feedback

    We explore:
    *How love is the most under used word in business, and how you can start to use it better at work
    *Concentric circles as a new organisational chart
    *How a better definition of success can create a sense of peace instead of competition - define success as learning and growth and not pushing up

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    SHOWNOTES: https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/jometcalfe

    Jo’s latest favourite leadership book:

    The Mind of the Leader by Rasmus Hougaard
    http://bit.ly/TheMindoftheLeaderbyRasmusHougaard

    IKIGAI - Japanese concept meaning ‘reason for being’
    https://protagonist.life/finding-mission-intersection/

    Oshoke Pamela Abalu’s Love and Magic Company
    Organisational Chart Reimagined:
    https://loveandmagic.company/#mission

    About Jo Metcalfe:

    Jo Metcalfe is an energetic leader who enjoys a portfolio of experience from strategy development to business operations and project delivery. With over twenty years of experience in professional services management, board directorships, and committee work in arenas from sports governance and tertiary education to professional standards and property, she thrives on tackling change through strategic projects.

    Her key strength lies in collaboratively engendering change through structured programs and she loves moving between the abstract and conceptual, to the tactical, to translate ideas, big and small, to real life.

    Jo is also passionate about diversity and inclusion as well as improving her own diversity intelligence for the benefit of the organisations she serves.

    Her current curiosity is about fighting Australia’s cultural cringe to increase access to, participation in and ultimately love for the arts and specifically classical music. Please contact her on LinkedIn or Facebook if you’re interested in helping with the brainstorm and startup.

    In her home life, she enjoys trying to stay fit and spending quality time with her husband, her two lovely kids, and the very adorable puppy, family, and friends.

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    E10 - The Power of Saying Yes with Peter Gordon, CEO Hands Across Canberra
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/handsacrosscanberra

    E113 - Diversity and inclusion - How we do it at GHD, interview with Rory Waddell
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/diversityinclusion

    Corporate Culture: An interview with Megan Bromley, RedBalloon
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/meganbromley

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    • 36 min
    E136 - How to Create Accountability in Direct Reports - with Corrinne Armour

    E136 - How to Create Accountability in Direct Reports - with Corrinne Armour

    What can living in the jungle in a refugee camp teach us about leadership? Fearless Leadership expert Corrinne Armour shares wisdom and insights from the frontlines of guerrilla warfare, through to the tough conversations leaders need to have. She shares tips based on neuroscience to help people be more accountable, how to get people to take initiative, and how to create psychological safety.

    👉🏼PSSST… If you want to join a community of like-minded leadership thinkers, sign up for my weekly leadership articles and get the People Stuff Toolkit as a bonus. Get it here now: https://mailchi.mp/innercompass.com.au/boundless_leadership_toolkit

    Why you should listen:
    *Practical approach that uses brain science to help people be more accountable
    *3 step coaching process to keep from being the leader who tells and be the leader who asks
    *How connection is the fundamental skill every leader needs to be successful

    We explore:
    *Life in the jungle- in a Thai-Burmese refugee camp
    *How - and why - someone becomes a guerilla warfare leader - and it could be any of us
    *The secret to inspiring people to incredible action
    *Hong Kong riots - don’t it in judgment but ask what is going on in the system that would cause people to protest and stand up so much in such an extreme way for their point of view
    *When you catch yourself saying things like, “I want my people to take more initiative”, or “People just don’t speak up when I ask them to” - ask yourself, ‘what kinds of conditions am I creating that would drive this behaviour?
    *The most surprising thing about people is how surprising people are!

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    SHOWNOTES: https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/corrinnearmour

    Corrinne’s latest favourite leadership book:

    Turn the Ship Around by David Marquet
    http://bit.ly/TurntheShipAroundbyDavidMarquet

    About Corrinne Armour:

    Corrinne incites people to play their big game through Fearless Leadership.

    She empowers leaders to realise the potential in their careers, teams and organisations. Drawing on 15 years in the corporate world heading large projects, she knows firsthand the practicalities of juggling multiple priorities and perspectives.

    Some of Corrinne’s greatest wisdom come from living and working in a jungle refugee camp at the edge of a war zone where she gained powerful insights and an active passion for Fearless Leadership. Married to an ex-freedom fighter and mother of two daughters, she appreciates the importance of embracing diversity.

    Corrinne is a dynamic speaker and influencer. Her latest book ‘Leaders who Ask: Building Fearless Cultures by telling less and asking more’ was released in late 2018. She is also co-author of ‘Developing Direct Reports: Taking the Guesswork Out of Leading Leaders’ and two specialist texts in human behaviour used by consultants worldwide.

    https://corrinnearmour.com/

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    Related episodes:

    E62 - How to deal with failure, real devastating failure
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/failure

    E65 - Success is not a solo, or silo, activity - change performance reviews with Dr. Amy Silver
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/amysilver

    E28 - Gabrielle Dolan Interview
    https://www.zoerouth.com/podcast/ral

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    • 42 min

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