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EP 43: Building Trust in Teams – Part 1

In this sub-set of the mini-season on Leading Teams in Chaos I focus on Trust. Isn’t it peculiar that whilst everyone agrees that Trust is a crucial ingredient to growing high performance in a team, I have never - in almost 30 years working with teams globally - been asked to host a conversation to discuss the topic specifically. In this episode I explore why this is. I also share a more workable definition of Trust and its component parts, that helps turn the abstract into something more tangible and therefore more manageable. Insights include:Why Trust is more important than ever in our evolving hybrid working worldMoving from abstract to specific - The 3 Legs of the Trust stoolHow to reflect on your Trust levels with your significant relationships in a way you can work withStarting to diagnose your own trustworthiness as a leader Related Episodes Episode 8 : Building Trust Episode 28 : We Need to Talk About Conversations Episode 29 : Deepening Connections in Chaos Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
1st July 2021
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EP 42: Leading Teams in Chaos – Part 4

In this fourth part of a mini-season on Leading Teams in Chaos I reflect on how nearly all leaders know what it’s like to be part of a highly effective team, but very few know how to build one. I also consolidate the 5 Agreements a team needs to make, and explore the 4 Commitment Cards to arrive at those agreements so that the team members feel committed, not just compliant. Insights include: How knowing effective teams is not the same as building one. Consolidating the 5 Agreements of a Team and how to get started if you’re stuck Moving from My Version to Our Version The 4 Commitment Cards and the Conversation Box Related Episodes Episode 20: Commitment in Chaos Episode 28: We Need to Talk About Conversations Episode 29: Deepening Connections in Chaos Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
10th June 2021
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EP 41: Leading Teams in Chaos – Part 3

In this third part of a mini-season on Leading Teams in Chaos as leaders look to Reset, Realign and Refocus their Teams, “Agreeing the How” concentrates on the importance of common understanding and commitment to How we best work together to get things done. Insights include: How Behaviour is the orphaned child of Effectiveness. Why Task is consistently prioritised over Behaviour. Why talking about Culture empties the room. How to agree Ways of Working that gets commitment and lasts. Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
12th May 2021
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EP 40: Leading Teams in Chaos – Part 2

In this second part of a mini-season on Leading Teams in Chaos as leaders look to Reset, Realign and Refocus their Teams, “Agreeing the Why” concentrates on the importance of connecting a team to its purpose, as a chief source of meaning and motivation. Insights include: Why Purpose and Mission gets a bad rap (and why it’s richly deserved). Why it’s so important to approach it right & the pay-off if you do. The relationship between the Why and discretionary effort. Why (most) leaders ignore the Why. How to get started with your Team – or Restarted – on a compelling Why. Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
15th April 2021
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EP 39: Leading Teams in Chaos – Part 1

In this first part of a mini-season on Leading Teams in Chaos, Part 1 observes how the Covid story is writing itself, chapter by chapter, and how the latest chapter is giving grounds for optimism, as Leaders are gradually now looking to Reset, Realign and Refocus their Teams. This mini-season focuses on helping you with the how and why. Insights include: The 5 Chapters of Covid (so far!) The source formula for Leading Teams E = Cl X Co Establishing Clarity through the Where, What, Who & How Clarity’s impact on Commitment Direct Vs Consult – Ask or Tell? Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
25th March 2021
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EP 38: How Now From Here – Part 4

 It’s been a year like no other. To commemorate one year on from the first Covid case in Ireland and the first Leadership in Chaos podcast episode I have Zoomed Out to look back over the past year and look forward to answer the question “How Now From Here?” In 4 connected episodes/parts I summarise and highlight the best principles to help navigate our way forward from here. Insights include: Reviewing the context for Leadership The Neurology of Leadership in Chaos The 5 Cs of Being your Best when things are at their Worst Leaders eat last…but they gotta eat! Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)  
FlowIrelandAdmin
4th March 2021
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EP 37: How Now From Here – Part 3

It’s been a year like no other. To commemorate one year on from the first Covid case in Ireland, and the first Leadership in Chaos podcast episode, I have Zoomed Out to look back over the past year and look forward to answer the question “How Now From Here?”In 4 connected episodes/parts I summarise and highlight the best principles to help navigate our way forward from here. Insights include:Reviewing the context for LeadershipThe Neurology of Leadership in ChaosThe 5 Cs of Being your Best when things are at their WorstLeaders eat last…but they gotta eat!Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
4th March 2021
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EP 36: How Now From Here – Part 2.

It’s been a year like no other. To commemorate one year on from the first Covid case in Ireland, and the first Leadership in Chaos podcast episode, I have Zoomed Out to look back over the past year and look forward to answer the question “How Now From Here?”In 4 connected episodes/parts I summarise and highlight the best principles to help navigate our way forward from here. Insights include:Reviewing the context for LeadershipThe Neurology of Leadership in ChaosThe 5 Cs of Being your Best when things are at their WorstLeaders eat last…but they gotta eat!Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
4th March 2021
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EP 35: How Now From Here – Part 1.

It’s been a year like no other. To commemorate one year on from the first Covid case in Ireland, and the first Leadership in Chaos podcast episode, I have Zoomed Out to look back over the past year and look forward to answer the question “How Now From Here?”In 4 connected episodes/parts I summarise and highlight the best principles to help navigate our way forward from here.Insights include:Reviewing the context for LeadershipThe Neurology of Leadership in ChaosThe 5 Cs of Being your Best when things are at their WorstLeaders eat last…but they gotta eat!Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
4th March 2021
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EP 34: Finding Meaning in Chaos

People out there are really struggling. And the Chaos has moved from external disruption (economy and autonomy) to internal questioning as we struggle for meaning. In this episode I focus on what this means for leaders and their role. Insights include:How the Leader today has now become the white-collar frontline workerThe 3 Migrating Stages of people’s struggle during the pandemicFinding Meaning as a key to ResilienceWhy Finding Meaning is not a Quest Related Episodes:Episode 31: “Your PPE for a Better 2021”Episodes 12 - 14: “Motivation in Chaos, Parts 1, 2, & 3”Episodes 9 - 10: “Remote Leadership, Parts 1 & 2”Listener Review - 5 Stars:Leadership in Chaos is a hot topic, deals directly with the challenges of Covid as well as suggesting simple and clear approaches to improve. Well worth the investment of 15 minutes a week. Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
18th February 2021
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EP 33: “Taking Back Control” in Chaos

In this episode I focus on what the leader’s role is in restoring a sense of control to help with people’s struggle around morale, motivation, and mental health. Insights include: Insights from Flow CEO Forum on what keeps them awake at night Facebook CFO’s advice to graduating accountant for their future career The real answer to “Why people don’t do what they’re supposed to do” Motivation Psychology 101 – The 2 Simple Things you can do as a Leader that make the most difference Related Episodes: Episode 31: “Your PPE for a Better 2021” Episodes 12 – 14: “Motivation in Chaos - 1, 2, & 3” Episodes 9 – 10: “Remote Leadership Parts 1 & 2” Episode 5: “Clarity in Chaos” Support the show (https://flowukandireland.com/)
FlowIrelandAdmin
4th February 2021
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EP 31: Your PPE for a Better 2021

In the first of 2021, I share a simple but profound and effective way to prepare yourself for a better 2021 – in spite of the Chaos. The Leader's PPE stands for: P – Perspective (Scripting the right Story), Priorities (Choosing the right Action) , E – Equilibrium (Maintaining Resilience). The method is both holistic and human, and can be applied by both leaders and non-leaders.
FlowIrelandAdmin
13th January 2021
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EP 30: Leadership Lessons in Chaos

In the final Episode of 2020 Ian selects the top 5 Leadership lessons we can extract from the most trying of years: Leadership is critical & not just necessary during Chaos, Life is random, discriminating, and unfair; meet it where it is, The “What’s Possible” mindset, The Old World wasn’t perfect anyway & People double down on their real self during Chaos.
FlowIrelandAdmin
16th December 2020