The best of Season 2 Summary Session

The best of Season 2!
We had some marvellous guests on our show over season 2.
They shared great insights, learnings, mistakes, tactics, ideals and a whole lot more.

In this episode, hear about:

  • The importance of listening as an expatriate leader,
  • The uniqueness that is New Zealand style of leadership,
  • How evening reflections on the car on the way home from work, helped one CEO transform his impact in meetings,
  • What one CEO who is renowned for her continual innovation does to bring ideas from one industry to another,
  • How one leader survived a very public and traumatic humiliation when his multi-billion dollar business collapsed,
  • How another CEO described his ‘thumb sucking in a foetal position’ moment!
  • Why one leader took a 9-month sabbatical stepping away from his CEO position,

And a whole lot more….!

Ep 29. Peter Webb on wisdom and decision making during times of disruption

Peter Webb is an organisational psychologist who has a passion for all things related to wisdom and decision making. In this conversation he shares;
  • His early experience at age 14 crossing a bridge that was about to collapse over a torrid river in Papua New Guinea and what this taught him
  • What is wisdom and how is it cultivated
  • What is System 3 thinking and decision making
  • The WISE framework for decision making
  • The T3 profile

and much more…

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Ep 28. Craig Le Masters on overcoming the ‘thumb-sucking-in-a-foetal-position’ that leaders often find themselves in!

Craig Le Masters, former CEO of Assurant insurance in USA, current CEO of GXG and author of Unstuck talks about:
  • The moment he woke up to see on the TV news a headline that suggested that the industry he was in was about to go into free fall
  • The soul searching and deep conversations that followed
  • Humility based experimentation
  • What are learning ecosystems
  • He talks about wisdom – the intersection between knowledge and experiences
  • And, finally, we talk about COVID and how it is allowing people to re-engage with a sense of personal purpose

Ep 27. Michael Ilczynski on opinions, mandates, humility and evening reflections

Michael Ilczynski is the CEO of Red Bubble, a global leading marketplace for artists and art lovers. In this refreshingly open conversation Michael shares;
  • The mistakes he made as he progressed into CEO level leadership roles
  • How a background in strategy taught him to make decisions but also to (unwittingly) block out other people’s opinions
  • When he started noticing his leadership shadow across the organisation
  • How he learned to use language that enabled other people to understand when he was giving ‘just an’ opinion versus a real mandate
  • The power of not personalising feedback and listening through a lens of humility
  • How he used evening reflections to help him steer through behaviour change

and much more…

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