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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EP 33: “Taking Back Control” in Chaos

By |2021-02-05T09:51:00+00:00February 4th, 2021|News, Podcast|

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”
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January 2021

EP 32: Prioritising & Planning in Chaos

By |2021-01-25T11:49:48+00:00January 21st, 2021|News, Podcast|

In this episode I focus on why, counter-intuitively, Prioritising & Planning become even more crucial in Chaos.

 Insights include:

  • How Leadership is a delicate blend of feeling and action
  • What is the leadership contribution
  • Why Prioritise and Plan when there are no right answers
  • The real reason Leaders resist setting direction
  • The 3Cs of how to set priorities

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 26: “The Leadership Contribution”
  • Episodes 12 - 14: “Motivation in Chaos - 1, 2, 3”
  • Episode 5: “Clarity in Chaos”

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EP 31: Your PPE for a Better 2021

By |2021-01-13T15:36:48+00:00January 13th, 2021|News, Podcast|

In this important Omnibus episode, 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)

P – 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.

So feel free to share with anyone struggling to get started in the Chaos of 2021.

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December 2020

EP 30: Leadership Lessons in Chaos

By |2020-12-17T11:19:38+00:00December 16th, 2020|News, Podcast|

In the final Episode of 2020 I select the top 5 Leadership lessons we can extract from the most trying of years. 

Lessons include:

  • 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

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EP 29: Deepening Connections in Chaos

By |2020-12-03T12:29:32+00:00December 2nd, 2020|News, Podcast|

At a time when people are feeling increasing disconnection, this week I explore how to deepen connection. In this episode I explain:

  • What Star Wars has to do with building connection
  • How we often think we’re building connection when in fact we’re not
  • How our Tacit Wisdom is stronger than our intellectual knowledge
  • What to focus on to deepen connection

…And ..our discomfort with silence

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November 2020

EP 28: We Need to Talk about Conversations

By |2020-11-26T12:13:17+00:00November 24th, 2020|News, Podcast|

This week Ian discusses how to approach those Difficult Conversations. In this episode Ian explains:

  • Why conversations are more difficult during a pandemic crisis
  • How you need to get “Comfortable with Uncomfortable”
  • How your Mindset influences the conversation outcome
  • The opportunity in the Difficult

…And how – approached correctly – there is often an even better way

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EP 27: What the Trump legacy teaches us about Leadership

By |2020-11-17T08:54:40+00:00November 16th, 2020|News, Podcast|

In this episode Ian explains how leadership impact is real, and really matters. Also:

  • Leadership and the Law of Cause and Effect
  • How the CEO is also the CCO (Chief Culture Officer)
  • Leadership’s Great Underestimation
  • The link between autocratic leadership and gun sales
  • What 19th century detective novels have to do with Leadership
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October 2020

EP 26: The Leadership Contribution

By |2020-11-17T08:54:58+00:00October 28th, 2020|News, Podcast|

In this week's episode, Ian discusses a way of viewing leadership as a form of contribution, which differs from the conventional way of viewing leadership as somebody who is at the top of a hierarchy. 

So, what is the leadership contribution?

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