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TP 27: Angus Hervey Future Crunch

By | May 10th, 2017|Change, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, Technology, World|

Dr Angus Hervey is an intelligent optimist and one-half of Future Crunch. This episode explores our very human relationship with technology and the future. We talk about the impact of neuroscience on understanding cognitive bias, filter bubbles and why we resist good news. We put a gender lens on artificial intelligence how organisations are dealing with the future of work and lots of inspiring startups around the world using technology in service of humanity. By the end of it, you’ll be an intelligent optimist too. Future Crunch (Highly recommend getting the fortnightly newsletter.) Resources mentioned  Why Amazon is the world's most innovative company [...]

TP 26: Clarie Diaz-Ortiz One Minute Mentoring

By | May 3rd, 2017|Coaching, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

What makes mentoring work? What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring? Claire Díaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, and technology innovator. Claire was an early employee at Twitter, where she was hired to lead corporate social innovation. She is the author of seven books, the latest being, "One-Minute Mentoring" co-written with Ken Blanchard. Her Success Mentor Summit explores how learning from others can change your life and work, and she shares her own experiences of being a mentor and mentee. Plus important considerations when looking for a mentor and what’s needed for mentoring to be really successful. Mentions The Pope [...]

TP 25: Kathryn Molloy NGO Entrepreneur

By | April 26th, 2017|Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy, World|

Kathryn Molloy has been leading the way for over two decades in world-changing ventures. She has run businesses and large not for profit organisations. She has influenced state leaders, government ministers, and large corporations to make better decisions for the future of the planet. I was blessed to work with her 17 years ago and in this conversation, we reminisce about that time and explore what she has been doing since. Her collaborative leadership style continues to alter outcomes for environmental groups in BC, and improved environmental impacts of the Olympics. TOPICS COVERED 360 Feedback How to influence politicians [...]

TP 24: Charles Byrd Evernote Guru

By | April 18th, 2017|Future, Leadership, Productivity, Small Business, Tall Poppy, Technology|

Charles Byrd is an Evernote Guru and Joint Venture expert, he has a lot of wisdom about productivity, what makes it work, technology and how it can help free humans up to do what’s important to us. He talks about how he leveraged a 15-year career in Silicon Valley to launch his own company that scaled up more quickly than expected. Learn the secret ingredient, what inspired him early on, how he uses Evernote, how Tathra uses Evernote, and how their conversation piqued a thread about technology in service of humanity. RESOURCES Mentioned Byrd Word  Charles Byrd on LinkedIn, Facebook Evernote Course: Kill [...]

TP 23: David Holzmer on Disruption

By | April 11th, 2017|Change, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, World|

David Holzmer, Ph.D. is an Organizational Behaviour Specialist and Consultant. He shares the insights from his research into sensemaking under conditions of ongoing disruption. He discussed the essentials for creative problem solving and innovation. And the changes in how we relate to each other, to today's world, and how all of this impacts our ability to deal effectively with the uncertainty, the ambiguous and uncharted territory many organisations find themselves in. What is the role of trust and psychological safety in the workplace? Why do we want simple, easy answers, and why has this created so much divisiveness? Why are we [...]

TP 22: Vern Fettke on Mentors

By | April 4th, 2017|Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy, Technology|

What role do mentors play in our society? How can we pass on learned knowledge instead of reinventing the wheel? Vern Fettke is a seasoned business owner, with a real desire to give back. He runs an award-winning financial services company in Melbourne's west and is very involved in community initiatives. We talked about his transition from the military to corporate life, how apprenticeships and succession planning fit together, and the relationship between celebrating failure and Australian bankruptcy laws. If you're interested in the big picture of mentorship, have a listen to see what you can take to heart from [...]

TP 21: Amber Hawken on Self-Awareness

By | March 28th, 2017|Change, Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Amber Hawken on Self Awareness What’s the difference between fear and intuition, how do you know when dive in, and when to do a reality check? These are some of the gems Amber Hawken, author of Unfuckwithable Life, shared about some of the key element of self-awareness. We talked a lot about authenticity, what that is and the practices that will help us get into flow. Is pain necessary to growth? Listen to find out. Resources Mentioned  Amber's website, on LinkedIn,  Facebook The Unfuckwithable Life - Amber's book The Rise of Superman by Stephen Cotler. Psychosomatics Amber's fave article on [...]

TP 20: Matt Kurowski on Complete Value

By | March 21st, 2017|Change, Coaching, Consulting, Design, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, World|

Matt Kurowski is the Huddle Labs guy who created a values framework illustrating types of capital that are often underestimated and unacknowledged. Huddle helps large organisations rethink complex problems, with human-centred design from a very purpose driven and values-based perspective. Matt and I talked about the Snowflake framework, being a goth in the 80s and the influence of that era on being 40something in the pursuit of meaning. We heard a bit about what its’ like to be mentored by Umair Haque and what collaborative advantage is. Resources Mentioned Huddle’s website Matt’s Website DrTime on Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn, Eddie Harran Goth subculture NAS Insurance (becoming [...]

TP 19: Mark C Crowley Leads with Heart

By | March 15th, 2017|Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

Mark C. Crowley, author of "Lead From The Heart", leveraged experience from a 25-year career as a senior executive in the financial services industry and combined it with remarkable research to make the case for reinventing the way we manage people. Introducing the word “heart” into leadership was met with huge and predictable resistance. Now, five years later, Mark's book has become a best-seller. He shares the ideas that were initially rejected but now represent the future of workplace leadership. Resources Mentioned  Mark's Book Lead from the Heart Fast Company - Mark's articles  Mark on LinkedIn Mark's article on [...]

TP 18: Alicia Darvall B Corp Revolution

By | March 8th, 2017|Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy, World|

Standing up for what you believe in is gaining currency in the business world, to the point that you risk your reputation if you don't. Business for good isn’t just a nice idea, today, having the certification to prove you’ve got a legit triple bottom line approach is the way to go. Hundreds of businesses in Australia and thousands in the US are leading the way, putting their money where their mouth is and have become Certified B Corporations. CEO Alicia Darvall helps us understand the benefits, the process and the “why" behind becoming a B Corp as part of a movement towards using business as a force [...]