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.
Posted 4 weeks ago Tagged Becton Dickinson Case Study Business Growth Business Innovation Business Landscape. Company Culture Corporate Culture Corporate Strategy Corporate Success Fit to Compete Honest Conversations Innovation Leadership Leadership Values Michael Beer Organizational Communication Organizational Values Strategic Fitness Process Succession Planning Transformation Transformational Leadership
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:
- Strategic Fitness Process – [00:00:00]
- Long-Term Investment Challenges – [00:13:00]
- Impact of Company Culture and Leadership – [00:30:00]
- Role of Succession Planning – [00:43:00]
- Becton Dickinson Case Study – [00:51:00]
- Transformative Leadership and Values – [00:57:00]
- Innovation in Corporate Strategy – [01:03:00]
- 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 – 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.
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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
- 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!
[TLDR: Adaptability in the face of change is paramount for leaders seeking long-term success. Yet, a cognitive bias known as “target fixation” can inadvertently obstruct the ability of business leaders to spot crucial signals of necessary—even lifesaving—change in the business environment.]
The ‘private lawn’ is the ability to have the time and space to plan, think and grow. For some of us, daily survival consumes all our time and energy, leaving no room for strategic thinking or planning. Few organisations carve out the time to plan, strategise and think about long-term goals and objectives.
As business leaders, creating an environment where everyone can access their ‘private lawn’ – a space for growth, planning, and forward-thinking is crucial. However, we must also plan by priority.
Feelings are difficult to research because they are inherently subjective, but If we exclude feelings from our account of the brain, we will never understand how it works. You tell us, to a fantastic degree, neuroscientists searching for an explanation of consciousness have ignored feelings. Mark Solms takes us on an exploration of Feelings and te work of his friend and collaborator, Jaak Panksepp.
Hire For Neurosignature, Train for Skill: The Brain is Like a Waterbed. Audio version of our popular article.
Posted 7 months ago Tagged agi AI Aidan McCullen Artificial Intelligence artificial intelligence (AI) Business Corporate Culture Disruption Gods and useless Yuval Noah Harai Innovation Leadership Robots Strategy Transformation
While scams and fraud have been around as long as human society, what happens when a scammer is no longer a person but an AI? As in Esperanza’s case, trust is often the scammer’s most potent weapon. This elderly woman, driven by her religious obsession, gave her life savings to someone she believed was divine. With its capacity to learn and adapt, AI could potentially exploit that trust on a much larger scale.
Posted 7 months ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Brain brainwellness Business Consciousness dopamine empathy Innovation Leadership Mark Solms MarkSolms Neuroscience The hidden spring thehiddenspring Transformation
Join Mark Solms and I for Part 2 of The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness