Scott McCarthy

Destress with the CATalyst Approach | Kevin Rose | Episode 110

Leaders and their people are constantly under heavy strain. Day in and day out, they are placed under stressors to achieve more with less. Eventually these stressors become too much for any person – leader or follower. We all need to figure out ways to destress and relax but sometimes people can take destressing to…

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Culture Fix | Colin Ellis | Episode 109

A cultural evolution is a complex undertaking and isn’t something you hire a consultant to lead or that you purchase off the shelf. If people within the organization don’t believe in the culture change, aren’t involved in it or simply don’t understand it, it will fail. Leaders need to prepare their organization for cultural evolution…

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The Leadership Killer | US Navy SEAL John Havlik | Episode 108

Bad-boss behavior stems from all-too-common leadership tendencies we carry within us: hubris, arrogance, and a proclivity to abuse power. Let them go unchecked for too long, and your reign as a leader is toast. In a world where leadership seems to be about who’s the loudest and most outlandish, we’re all one step away from…

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Applying Conscious Leadership | Michael Bianco-Splann | Episode 107

Today’s leaders have many faces. From pedal-to-the-medal startups to behemoth multinational corporations, those in various leadership roles have one thing in common: they’re all burning out. A 2013 study of C-Suite executives and senior managers found that roughly 80 percent of respondents felt overworked, overloaded, powerless, and unrewarded. Fast forward to 2019, and in some…

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Talking about Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has rocked the world. Here I just take a couple of quick minutes talk about my thoughts on how we can lead through the crisis. As well, I show that even as experienced as we get we can make mistakes, such like forgetting to plug in your studio microphone and not recording…

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Developing a Culture of Engagement | David Veech | Episode 106

Engagement and culture are two aspects which followers yearn for within any organization. They want to feel like they belong in the organization, that the organization understands them as an individual, and that they feel connected with their organization at the core level. Yet too many organizations out there couldn’t care less about this aspects….

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The Strategy Mindset 2.0 | Chuck Bamford | Episode 105

Far too many organizations formulate their strategy with antiquated approaches designed to make everyone feel good, and then fail to implement anything meaningful. Ineffective strategies, assessed using assumptions rather than quantifiable metrics, muddy organizations’ abilities to hone an identity that will make them stand out. Developing goals around the business’s true competitive advantages — determined…

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Embracing the Warrior’s Edge | Jannell MacAulay | Episode 104

All leaders need an edge to be at the top of their performance. If we leaders fail, so do our teams and organizations. Sometimes we need to seek out help in getting that edge and at times that edge comes from those who are trained to the highest standards. Dr Jannell MacAulay is a combat…

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People over Process | Michael K. Levine | Episode 103

Today’s leaders face a situation no one imagined fifty years ago: getting a hundred or more people to assemble complex and abstract ideas into an invisible, effective decision-making machine. The key is focusing on people, not process. Agile software development is transforming how businesses run. But too many leaders are in the dark when it…

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Why Digital Transformations Fail | Tony Saldanha | Episode 102

Digital transformation is more important than ever now that we’re in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds are becoming ever more blurred. But fully 70 percent of digital transformations fail. Tony Saldanha, a globally awarded industry thought-leader who led operations around the world and major digital changes…

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