July 2021

EP 43: Building Trust in Teams – Part 1

By |2021-07-01T14:47:31+00:00July 1st, 2021|News, Podcast|

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 world
  • Moving from abstract to specific - The 3 Legs of the Trust stool
  • How to reflect on your Trust levels with your significant relationships in a way you can work with
  • Starting 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
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June 2021

EP 42: Leading Teams in Chaos – Part 4

By |2021-06-10T14:56:08+00:00June 10th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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
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May 2021

EP 41: Leading Teams in Chaos – Part 3

By |2021-05-12T10:08:36+00:00May 12th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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.
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April 2021

EP 40: Leading Teams in Chaos – Part 2

By |2021-04-15T15:09:39+00:00April 15th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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.
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March 2021

EP 39: Leading Teams in Chaos – Part 1

By |2021-03-25T19:36:06+00:00March 25th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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?
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EP 38: How Now From Here – Part 4

By |2021-03-10T11:25:07+00:00March 4th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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!
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EP 37: How Now From Here – Part 3

By |2021-03-10T11:19:36+00:00March 4th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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!

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EP 36: How Now From Here – Part 2.

By |2021-03-10T11:08:37+00:00March 4th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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!

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EP 35: How Now From Here – Part 1.

By |2021-03-10T11:05:42+00:00March 4th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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!

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February 2021

EP 34: Finding Meaning in Chaos

By |2021-02-22T09:28:04+00:00February 18th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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 worker
  • The 3 Migrating Stages of people’s struggle during the pandemic
  • Finding Meaning as a key to Resilience
  • Why 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. 

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