In this episode I chat with Systems Thinking expert and the creator of Systemic IQ, Chris Soderquist, to learn why SysIQ is necessary for solving complex problems.
He outlines the 6 key skills of SystemicIQ and how to use them. He provides lots of practical examples and also advice on when, and when not, to use SystemicIQ.
He explains what Systems Thinking is and how some organisations think they're doing Systems Thinking but in effect they're not.
Along the way, we discuss diverse topics such as the current UK truck driver scarcity problem, climate change, health care, parenting, incentivisation programmes, and much more. Chris demonstrates how SystemicIQ can help us better understand these challenges and find workable solutions that don't create negative unintended consequences.
He has some sound advice for leaders to ensure that they diagnose problems in the right way. Misdiagnosis of a problem not only...
How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work?
Well, you might be surprised to discover that a lot of the answers lie in the world of jazz. My guest for this episode is Frank Barrett, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Management at the US Naval postgraduate school in Monterey, California who is also an accomplished jazz pianist.
In his insightful book,Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz, Frank outlines a framework of seven principles gleaned from how jazz musicians play together that can help make us better leaders and team members and lead to greater innovations in our organisations.
It turns out that Duke Ellington and Miles Davis can teach us a lot about Leadership!
In this episode, I chat with Author and Crisis Expert, Caroline Sapriel.
The Covid pandemic has given us all a first-hand experience of a crisis unfolding before our very eyes. It's no longer something happening "over there", but in our own daily lives. In times of crisis, we turn to our leaders to steer us through.
But, what if they let us down?
In this informative discussion, Caroline explains how leaders can prepare for crisis events and what qualities they need to have to be able to navigate through them when they do occur. She highlights that a crisis is not just a bad week at the office, that the term "crisis management" is something of a misnomer, and that there's a difference between a crisis and a reputation meltdown.
Using references to pears, accordions, sailing boats and more Caroline explains how to approach a crisis situation, how to organise your people to deal with it and what hard and soft skills leaders (and indeed anyone...
In this episode (recorded in December 2020) I chat with leading author and collaboration expert, Jim Tamm.
Collaboration has become such an essential component in an organisation's success, yet still many people struggle to collaborate effectively. Online tools alone will not work without a collaborative mindset, skills and behaviours.
Drawing on his research and extensive experience, Jim provides us with insights and tips on how to create and embed a collaborative culture in your organisation.
He also reveals what's new in the 2nd edition of his book Radical Collaboration.
What have chickens got to do with collaboration?
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