Tony Ulwick and The Jobs To Be Done Canvas

Discover the key to successful innovation. Join Tony Ulwick, author of the Jobs To Be Done Canvas, as he shares how to define markets, uncover customer needs, and develop winning products. Learn the power of focusing on job execution and get inspired to create impactful solutions.

Michael Beer

Fit To Compete Part 2 with Michael Beer

Join us in ‘Fit to Compete, Part 2’ where Michael Beer, the renowned expert in corporate strategy, delves into the crucial elements of business innovation and transformation. This episode offers insightful discussions on strategic fitness, the power of honest conversations, and the roles of leadership and culture in driving organizational change. Featuring a case study on Becton Dickinson, Mike highlights the essentiality of aligning strategy with internal communication for corporate success. Perfect for professionals and leaders seeking guidance in the dynamic world of business.”

Main topics with timestamps:

  1. Strategic Fitness Process – [00:00:00]
  2. Long-Term Investment Challenges – [00:13:00]
  3. Impact of Company Culture and Leadership – [00:30:00]
  4. Role of Succession Planning – [00:43:00]
  5. Becton Dickinson Case Study – [00:51:00]
  6. Transformative Leadership and Values – [00:57:00]
  7. Innovation in Corporate Strategy – [01:03:00]
  8. Conclusion and Key Takeaways – [01:10:00]

Articles mentioned in the episode: The Great Training Robbery https://www.hbs.edu/ris/Publication%20Files/16-121_bc0f03ce-27de-4479-a90e-9d78b8da7b67.pdf

Find Mike Beer: https://www.beermichael.com

 

Fit To Compete Part 1 – Mike Beer

Fit to Compete – Why Honest Conversations about Your Company’s Capabilities Are the Key to a Winning Strategy

In part 1, we set the context for the book and discuss:

  • Mike’s background and inspiration for the book.
  • The problem of organisational silence and how it hinders strategic execution and transformation
  • The concept of strategic fitness and how it helps organizations align their strategy and culture
  • The process and benefits of holding honest conversations with everyone in the organization
  • The challenges and barriers of overcoming the silent killers, such as fear, hierarchy, and complacency
  • The vision and courage to create a culture of corporate stewardship and continuous learning.

Find Mike here:

https://www.beermichael.com

 

Paolo Gallo Interview

Paolo Gallo The Seven Games of Leadership

Join us as Paolo Gallo introduces “The Seven Games of Leadership,” a groundbreaking guide that invites listeners to reassess their priorities both professionally and personally. This episode is not about climbing the corporate ladder; it’s about finding genuine satisfaction in what you do and making a positive impact on the world.

Dancing with Monsters with Todd Dewett

Join us for “Dancing with Monsters,” an episode that explores the fears and monsters that inhabit our personal and professional lives with Todd Dewett, author of the insightful book with the same title. This podcast delves into the transformative journey of overcoming fears, embracing imperfections, and building the confidence needed for success.

In this episode, Todd unfolds the captivating tale of Joe, the protagonist on a mission to confront his fears. 

Listeners will discover how wearing masks and hiding behind excuses can be exhausting, and how authenticity and vulnerability are essential for personal and professional growth. Todd shares lessons from Joe’s youth, highlighting the impact of failed leadership missions and the importance of sincerity over insincerity.

The podcast explores the concept of fear and addresses the questions: What do you fear, and why do you fear it? Todd shares practical advice for overcoming fears, including identifying false constraints, building a support team, choosing perspective, and asking for help.

Empathy emerges as a central theme, as Joe develops empathy for his team, and they reciprocate. The podcast culminates in discussing desirable behaviours, including open-mindedness, proactivity, and authenticity, which are intricately linked to creativity and innovation.

As Todd concludes, he shares insights on the concept of “fit” in your career—how well who you are meshes with what you do. This podcast is an engaging exploration of the beauty in imperfections and the capability within each of us to create amazing work.

Join Todd Dewett to embrace authenticity, kindness, vulnerability, humility, and the power of being the change in your own life.

Connect with Todd Dewett: www.drdewett.com

Episode Highlights:

  • Unravelling the opening tale of Maria, Noah, and the toxic team, along with the intriguing character, Miles.
  • Exploring Joe’s journey, drawing on communication lessons from his grandfather’s vampire training academy.
  • Analyzing the impact of fear and failed leadership missions on personal and professional development.
  • Discussing the importance of authenticity, vulnerability, and empathy in overcoming fears and achieving success.
  • Addressing thought-provoking questions: What do you fear? Why do you fear?
  • Sharing practical advice for overcoming fears, including identifying false constraints, building a support team, and choosing perspective.
  • Reflecting on desirable behaviors for personal and professional growth.
  • Delving into the concept of “fit” in your career—aligning your personality, skills, and interests with job demands.

Join the conversation and let’s go dancing with monsters!

Andrew Binns

"Strategy Manifestos" with Andrew Binns

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Welcome to part 2 of the Corporate Explorer series.

In this episode, titled “Strategy Manifestos,” join Andrew Binns as he delves into corporate exploration, sharing insights from the Corporate Explorer Fieldbook.

Brought to you by Wazoku, the Corporate Explorer series is designed to uncover the depth of insight and experience within corporations, beyond the realm of management gurus and academics. In May 2022, Andy attended a conference at Bosch that sparked the inspiration for this episode, revealing the wealth of knowledge within corporations about corporate exploration.

The episode kicks off with a discussion on turning high-level corporate statements into empowering Strategy Manifestos. Co-authored by long-time client Andreas Brandstetter, Chapter 1 explores the crucial role of manifestos in aligning senior leaders on strategic ambitions and communicating these ambitions effectively.

Andy shares personal experiences as a corporate explorer, emphasizing the importance of a clear strategy. The Strategy Manifesto, while not a replacement for detailed strategy plans, makes explicit the company’s strategic choices and provides the rationale for those decisions.

Discover the key element of the manifesto – portfolio allocation. Learn how companies can change their approach to R&D investment to focus on cross-business priorities, including areas of withdrawal or deliberate non-entry.

Moving on to the execution of the manifesto, Andy outlines five steps: developing a point of view, assembling facts and perspectives, drafting and iterating, addressing disagreements, and adapting for different audiences.

The episode concludes with five powerful approaches for corporate explorers to trigger change within their organizations. From outside-in exploration to cultivating sponsors, each approach requires time and commitment but holds the potential to create bottom-up pressure that shifts action at the top.

Tune in to “Strategy Manifestos” by Andrew Binns, part of the Corporate Explorer series sponsored by Wazoku, and gain actionable insights into driving innovation and strategy within your organization. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the uncharted territories of corporate excellence!

For those interested in Wazoku, find Wazoku at www.wazoku.com

An S-Shaped Adventure 1 with Theodore Modis

Today’s book is a stand-alone sequel to “Predictions: Society’s Telltale Signature Reveals the Past and Forecasts the Future”, which provided a new way of understanding society and ourselves by applying scientific concepts to predicting social phenomena. In addition to taking up the challenge of confronting the predictions made 20 years ago with actual data-something, forecasters generally refrain from doing so; the book includes many new topics that became relevant more recently. 

Paul Nunes Big Bang Disruption

Big Bang Disruption with Paul Nunes Part 4

We continue our series with Paul Nunes. This is part 2 of Big Bang Disruption, where we dive into the Shark Fin and look at Nintendo, Regulation, Pinball and more.

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