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Leadership in Chaos

Concise lessons in leadership in a world of chaos. Hosted by Ian McClean, leadership expert and founder of Flow Group and GreenLine Conversations.

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EP 59 : Leadership in Lay-offs - Twitter Vs Stripe
“It’s only when the tide goes out you see who’s been swimming in the nude” – Warren Buffett As a leader the decision to let people go is never easy, but sometimes necessary. Nonetheless, it is often in these Moments that Matter where leaders show what stuff they are really made of. The current high-profile Tech lay-offs provide a unique test for leaders in a sector that has enjoyed rock-star growth throughout the last 2 decades. Twitter and Stripe announced their news at almost exactly the same time. The approach of the respective CEOs Elon Musk (Twitter) and Patrick Collison (Stripe) couldn’t have been more different. Collison’s handling of the announcement was honest, caring and instructive while Musk’s was terse, limp and impersonal. One’s leadership (and, by extension, brand) reputation has been elevated, while the other is in the gutter. Enjoy the contrast.  Insights include:-The Leadership Contribution – the 2 things needed in a crisis?-How Musk got it so dreadfully wrong-The 7 things Stripe (Patrick Collison) did brilliantly by contrast-The impact on Leadership when you have no accountability-The 2 core leadership lessons you cannot fake  Related EpisodesEpisode 58 – leadershipinchaos.gov.uk – How Liz Truss authored her own downfallEpisode 27 – What the Trump legacy teaches us about LeadershipEpisode 26 – The Leadership ContributionEpisode 5 – Clarity in ChaosEpisode 3 – Communicating in ChaosSupport the show
15:33 11/10/2022
EP 58 leadershipinchaos.gov.uk - “How Liz Truss authored her own downfall”
“Useless. Shambles. Incompetent. CHAOS” These were the dominant words of a GB News Peoples’ Poll Wordcloud last week as the Tory party unravelled amidst a sequence of bizarre and barely credible events. But what role did Leadership have to play in the absurdist drama and what was it Liz Truss did or didn’t do to contribute to her own ultimate downfall? This episode unpicks the very clear failures of the leader and the obvious cause-and-effect lessons in the whole sorry piece. Insights include:“Juvenile delinquency breaks out when there is an absence of a responsible adult”The 3 Big Lessons of Leadership in the Liz Truss demiseAmbiguity is #1 Enemy of EffectivenessConviction itself isn’t enough – you need the peopleSelf-Awareness trumps Self-InterestSage advice for appointing the next new leader (or anyone!)  Related EpisodesEpisode 39-42 – Leading Teams in ChaosEpisode 43 – Building Trust in TeamsEpisode 33 – “Taking Back Control” in ChaosEpisode 34 – Finding Meaning in ChaosEpisode 26 – The Leadership ContributionSupport the show
14:31 10/25/2022
EP 57: Leadership Manifesto: Principle #18 - Keep Your Focus - Avoid Procrastination
To be human is to procrastinate. The Greeks even had a special word for it – akrasia – such was its acknowledgement. However, it’s not a great device for leadership effectiveness when keeping focus is critical. The tendency towards Procrastination, and it’s full-sister Distraction, is becoming increasingly a topic of conversation with leaders (I’m engaged with), together with media and public discourse. Why does it happen? Why is it increasingly emerging now? And what can we do to combat its creep? Insights include:Procrastination isn’t a new thing – it’s a human thingWhy we procrastinate – Future Self Vs Present SelfPain of Procrastination > Pain of Action“Couch to 5K?”- Forget the 5K, just get off the couch!The Antidote to Procrastination – Chunk Down + Short Deadline + Reward Related EpisodesEpisode 45 – Finding Flow in ChaosEpisode 44 – Do The Right ThingsEpisode 32 – Prioritising & Planning in ChaosSupport the show
11:16 08/09/2022
EP 56: Leadership Manifesto: Principle #19 - Stay Golden - Look after #1
Normal service is resumed as I return to the Manifesto and explore how to preserve and protect the biggest asset any team has – you as the leader. Often ignoring their own needs and deprived in the service of others, the book title “Leaders Eat Last” promotes the idea of servant leadership (which I applaud by the way) ….however….Leaders Gotta Eat! How does a leader effectively balance doing the best for their people and their enterprise without doing the worst for themselves? Feast yourself! Insights include:Why Leaders suffer most burnoutThe dilemma in minding for the Golden GooseDemands Vs Resources in caring for self3 Ways to reduce DemandsCreating your own KSIs (Key Sanity Indicators)  Related EpisodesEpisode 52 – Zoom Out OftenEpisode 49 – Happiness in 3 PartsEpisode 45 – Finding Flow in ChaosEpisode 34 – Finding Meaning in ChaosEpisode 6 – Be Your Best SelfSupport the show
12:32 06/01/2022
EP 53: Leadership in the New World (Dis)Order - Part 1
I am interrupting normal service for a newsflash! Such has been the demand recently out there for a succinct summary of what it means to be a leader now we are starting The Great Reset for society, work and life, that I have composed a triple-decker episode that roughly mirrors a keynote I’m delivering to address the question. Many of my previous themes are peppered throughout, along with a few new nuggets for the latest version of the New World (Dis)Order.  Normal service – and a return to the Manifesto 22 – will resume next time. Thank you for listening Insights include:How Leadership is the Same but DifferentHow we invest in the wrong thingsLeadership’s 2 Great UnderestimationsThe 3 Magic Ingredients for post-pandemic leadershipWhy Curiosity is the new Courage Related EpisodesToo many to mention!https://flowukandireland.com/Support the show
14:51 05/05/2022
EP 54: Leadership in the New World (Dis)Order - Part 2
I am interrupting normal service for a newsflash! Such has been the demand recently out there for a succinct summary of what it means to be a leader now we are starting The Great Reset for society, work and life, that I have composed a triple-decker episode that roughly mirrors a keynote I’m delivering to address the question. Many of my previous themes are peppered throughout, along with a few new nuggets for the latest version of the New World (Dis)Order.  Normal service – and a return to the Manifesto 22 – will resume next time. Thank you for listening Insights include:How Leadership is the Same but DifferentHow we invest in the wrong thingsLeadership’s 2 Great UnderestimationsThe 3 Magic Ingredients for post-pandemic leadershipWhy Curiosity is the new Courage Related EpisodesToo many to mention!https://flowukandireland.com/Support the show
15:16 05/05/2022
EP 55: Leadership in the New World (Dis)Order - Part 3
I am interrupting normal service for a newsflash! Such has been the demand recently out there for a succinct summary of what it means to be a leader now we are starting The Great Reset for society, work and life, that I have composed a triple-decker episode that roughly mirrors a keynote I’m delivering to address the question. Many of my previous themes are peppered throughout, along with a few new nuggets for the latest version of the New World (Dis)Order.  Normal service – and a return to the Manifesto 22 – will resume next time. Thank you for listening Insights include:How Leadership is the Same but DifferentHow we invest in the wrong thingsLeadership’s 2 Great UnderestimationsThe 3 Magic Ingredients for post-pandemic leadershipWhy Curiosity is the new Courage Related EpisodesToo many to mention!https://flowukandireland.com/Support the show
11:04 05/05/2022
EP 52: Leadership Manifesto Principle #20 Zoom Out Often
We often do our best thinking when we are not thinking.From Archimedes to Newton, great breakthrough discovery examples “away from the job” are rife in science, technology and the arts. It appears that it is often through a break that we really break throughLeadership is fundamentally about setting the right direction and making the right choices. Those choices, however, are only as good as the perspectives they are based on. In this episode, I explain how our “factory setting” as a species is an up-close perspective as it aids our survival in the moment. So how do you rise above your default programming to Zoom Out and gain enough valuable perspective to truly break through?Insights include:-How I suddenly remembered that thing I couldn’t remember!-Why leaders typically don’t Zoom Out-How great thinkers thrived when not thinking-The “Pale Blue Dot” – Carl Sagan’s timely perspective on Zooming Out“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.The Earth is the only world known so far to harbour life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.” ― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in SpaceSupport the show
11:04 03/31/2022
EP 51: 2 year anniversary & 50 Episodes later….Reflections of an accidental podcaster.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed. it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead It’s almost 2 years to the day since I began this podcast and 50 episodes later, I wanted to pause and momentarily to Zoom Out and reflect. It was Friday 13th (the clue was in the date?!) when I sat in the Cheltenham racecourse car park on a 1hr call with my international Flow partners from 4 continents sharing perspectives of what was unfolding as our world was disappearing from underneath our feet. Engulfed by chaos and uncertainty about the rapid spread of a virus no-one understood I remember the last question of the call. How long before things return to normal and how long do we have to wait this out? The most pessimistic view suggested September. By September, I mean September 2020. Shows what we knew. The paradox of life is that we understand it far better looking back, but we can only ever live it looking forward. Unless you’re Benjamin Button. I moved into precautionary self-isolation on return to Dublin and wondered over what to do. There was no paid client work to do, so I wondered how could I add value. So I started a podcast about the thing I knew most, where there was the most need. The irony is I had intended starting a podcast for over 3 years – but never ever found the time for being always too busy. Asking about the title, a colleague was doubtful “What will you do when the Chaos is over?” The question, of course, missed the point. There is, was, and will always be Chaos. Our very existence and Life itself was born out of Chaos. Sometimes chaos comes with a small “c”; other times with a large “C”. The question is not if there will BE Chaos. The question is How to BE in Chaos? For that we need to reset our expectations of what our default position is; and revise our original mental “factory settings” about how life is and the leadership that follows to support that. Now that we are apparently lurching from one life-afflicting Chaos into another (Ukraine invasion) we need to lead differently and more vigilantly than ever. If you have been, thank you for supporting the podcast.Support the show
05:28 03/15/2022
EP 50: Leadership Manifesto: Principle #21 - Choose Consciously and Wisely
“In every situation there is a space between the situation and how you respond”. Viktor Frankl   Think about this : The quality and situation of your life right now is the aggregate total of every decision you have ever made. Luck certainly plays a part - and there have been many “sliding doors” moments I’m sure, but ultimately, it is not what happened in those moments, but rather how you responded to what happened in those moments that made the difference.  No leader sets out to be a bad leader. Yet there are many bad leaders. And they are bad because of the accumulation of choices they made in the moment – unconsciously – that lead to the wrong outcome or impact. And the pattern continually repeats itself, unless or until it is corrected. Insights include:Decisions : Conflict between your Rational and Emotional selfHow we self-sabotage without realising itWhy Self-Awareness is critical as a leaderHow to make better, conscious decisions in the momentSupport the show
10:57 03/03/2022
EP 49: Leadership Manifesto: Principle #22 - Happiness in 3 Parts
“There is no way to Happiness. Happiness is the way.” Thich Nhat Hanh In response to the reaction from the “Leadership Manifesto – 22 Principles for ‘22” episode, I have been persuaded to build out the Manifesto into a season, with each episode delving into the principles one by one, and in greater detail. Starting with #22 we will work backwards principle-by-principle until we arrive an #1. That way, instead of just chapter headings with some brief elaboration, by the end of the season you will literally “have the book” on how to Lead in Chaos. It might seem unorthodox to start with Happiness as a principle for leadership, but in my experience happy, optimistic, positive leaders encounter far more long-term, sustainable success than their opposites.  In addition, from Plato and Aristotle through the American constitution to Hakuna Matata, the pursuit of happiness has been a puzzle we have eternally been trying to solve. So why not? 😊 Insights include:Confusing Pleasure with HappinessWhy realising your dream doesn’t mean happinessWhat the world’s longest study revealed about happinessHow anticipation trumps the real thingSupport the show
11:49 02/15/2022
EP 48: Leadership Manifesto: 22 Principles for Leading in Chaos in '22
Frank Capra’s seasonal classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” turned 75 years last year and, like many, once again I watched the movie during the holiday period. This time around, however, coloured no doubt by our present environment, I saw something different. I saw it primarily as a treatise on the fragility and uncertainty of life.  George Bailey has big dreams of adventure way beyond small-town Bedford Falls but his aspirations are thwarted at every turn and, just when he thought he had scaled every hurdle, hope gets dashed one more time. The fragility of life is best illustrated when George is dancing with sweetheart Mary and, owing to a prankster, the dance-floor begins to separate without their awareness until finally they plunge headlong into the swimming pool below.  So, in a world where the ground can be taken from right under our feet at any moment how do you lead – yourself and others? Building on my previous episode of Chaos as the new constant, I’ve composed a Leadership Manifesto for the absurd times we live in titled : 22 Principles for Leading in Chaos of’22Leadership Principles include:Hold your Assumptions lightly, not tightly.Use your imagination wiselyBeware your Comparative MindCommunicate for your Audience, not YourselfIterate! And Re-Iterate.Support the show
12:49 01/13/2022
EP 47: Chaos is the New Normal
The popularised phrase “New Normal” is at best lazy, and at worst destructively misleading for leadership in every dimension – language, expectation and mindset. Yet people continue to strive for and promote it. For 30 years, the most popular remark I’ve consistently heard from leaders going through change is “I can’t wait until this is over and we can return to normal”. Funny thing is, it never happened. Ever. What happens when leaders realise and accept the Chaos is constant – always was – and is, in fact, the New Normal.  Insights include:December 2021 = December 2020, 2.0Why we stubbornly strive for Normal (and what we really mean)VUCA and GUBU : The state of Chaos isn’t newHow great leaders treat adversity and uncertaintyThe Stockdale Paradox Related Episodes Episode 45 : Finding Flow in ChaosEpisode 34 : Finding Meaning in ChaosEpisode 25 : What is Leadership in ChaosEpisode 7 : Finding Gold in the DirtSupport the show (http://flowukandireland.com/)
10:25 12/17/2021
EP 46: Lessons from COP26
COP26 represented the world’s greatest “strategy off-site” in Glasgow recently, featuring the not insignificant, high-stakes leadership quest of safe-guarding our planet. Whilst our own leadership challenges are, by definition, less lofty and smaller in scale, the same conundrums of clarity of vision & purpose; stakeholders buy-in; sustaining commitment and much more, still very much apply. In Episode 46 I explore the lessons and parallels we can extract from the 2 week summit and how they map across to your world as a leader. This episode builds perfectly onto our previous mini-season on Leading Teams in Chaos (episodes 39-42). Insights include:The formula for effective leadership revisited E = Cl X CoWhy Hi-Clarity with Lo-Commitment is like one hand clappingThe Conflict of the 2 Jerseys (Club Vs Country)Best definition ever of CommitmentWhat happens when belief in the Vision is lowInfluencing without Authority Related Episodes Episodes 39-42 : Leading Teams in ChaosEpisode 26 : The Leadership ContributionEpisode 12 - 14 : Motivation in ChaosEpisode 5 : Clarity in ChaosSupport the show
14:26 11/24/2021
EP 45: Finding Flow in Chaos
Last month saw the passing of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow – the seminal work that describes the human state of happiness, optimal experience and high performance. The book (and his research) has subsequently influenced everything from office design, to how to train soldiers, website and video game design amongst everything else. In this episode, I commemorate the author by synthesizing the essence of his work (in less than 15 minutes!) and describing how the Flow state is an absolute panacea for the 3 symptoms of our present COVID “hangover”. Insights include:Why finding Flow is at the very heart of LeadershipWhat is the Flow state?Why enterprise became interested and what it discoveredThe conditions you need to know as a Leader to create FlowHow Flow is a panacea for the 3 symptoms of our pandemic hangoverFlow’s naughty neighbours : Boredom & Anxiety Related Episodes Episode 34 : Finding Meaning in ChaosEpisode 26 : The Leadership ContributionEpisode 12 - 14 : Motivation in ChaosEpisode 5 : Clarity in ChaosSupport the show
16:47 11/03/2021
EP 44: Do The Right Things
According to Peter Drucker – if management is about doing things right, then leadership is doing the right things. I took a break from the Podcast for some Zooming Out time during summer but, since my return, have found it a very big challenge to return to the discipline of the broadcast because of competing pressures. This episode uses this most typical challenge to ask (and answer!) the question : “How do you get to do the things you need to do but just can’t find the time?” Insights include:How to identify (and remember) the Right ThingsDifferentiating the Important from the UrgentWhy the To-Do List doesn’t help youHow to translate intentions into action and make it stickThe 2 sub-skills you need to master to Do the Right Things Related Episodes Episode 32 : Planning & Prioritising in ChaosEpisode 26 : The Leadership ContributionEpisode 19 : Zooming Out in ChaosSupport the show
14:10 10/11/2021
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 TrustEpisode 28 : We Need to Talk About ConversationsEpisode 29 : Deepening Connections in ChaosSupport the show
12:59 07/01/2021
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 stuckMoving from My Version to Our VersionThe 4 Commitment Cards and the Conversation Box  Related Episodes Episode 20: Commitment in ChaosEpisode 28: We Need to Talk About ConversationsEpisode 29: Deepening Connections in ChaosSupport the show
12:27 06/10/2021
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 EffectivenessWhy Task is consistently prioritised over BehaviourWhy talking about Culture empties the room How to agree Ways of Working that gets commitment and lastsSupport the show
15:38 05/12/2021
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 (http://flowukandireland.com/)
15:39 04/15/2021
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
13:44 03/25/2021
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 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 (http://flowukandireland.com/)
20:32 03/04/2021
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 (http://flowukandireland.com/)
13:44 03/04/2021
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 (http://flowukandireland.com/)
07:41 03/04/2021
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 (http://flowukandireland.com/)
12:07 03/04/2021
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
11:22 02/18/2021
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 nightFacebook CFO’s advice to graduating accountant for their future careerThe 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 differenceRelated 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
15:59 02/04/2021
EP 32: Prioritising & Planning in Chaos
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 actionWhat is the leadership contributionWhy Prioritise and Plan when there are no right answersThe real reason Leaders resist setting direction3 Cs – How to set a Direction that inspiresRelated Episodes:Episode 26: “The Leadership Contribution”Episodes 12 - 14: “Motivation in Chaos - 1, 2, 3”Episode 5: “Clarity in Chaos”Support the show (http://flowukandireland.com/)
14:58 01/21/2021
EP 31: Your PPE for a Better 2021
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.Support the show
17:27 01/13/2021
EP 30: Leadership Lessons in Chaos
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 ChaosLife is random, discriminating, and unfair: meet it where it isThe “What’s Possible” mindsetThe Old World wasn’t perfect anywayPeople double down on their real self during ChaosSupport the show (http://flowukandireland.com/)
14:34 12/16/2020