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S2.E21: Staying Sane in a Volatile World
10/18/21 • 49 min
The last 18 months have been notable for their volatility.
Opinions have become currency, not always based on fact.
We've seen that we're not that great at predicting the future and, as a result, are never fully prepared - that just makes things more uncertain and leads to more opinions.
How can you separate fact from opinion?
First, remember that you control your perceptions and the energy that you bring to a situation.
Then, remember that everyone sees things differently.
Finally, ask yourself this: What are you prepared to do to prove that your opinion is wrong?
In today's episode, I chat with Marcel Daane about how to stay sane in a volatile world
About my guest
Marcel Daane is an award-winning executive coach and author of two book who operates out of Singapore. He specializes in helping professionals maximize their way of being in how they connect with themselves and others for more effective leadership and performance using a combination of Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Somatic Awareness.
Marcel's books include HeadStrong Performance - coverhing how to improve mental performance under pressure - and Five Energies of Horrible Bosses, which is a book about how to use Energy Projection to improve connectedness with others
When Joe Santana ran a recent survey on AI tools, 63% of HR professionals who responded thought that introduction of AI would make the organisation more balanced.
But will it?
Or could AI make a company less diverse if it’s not delivered correctly?
In this episode, I talk with Joe about the potential impact of AI on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We discuss how it could affect an organisation’s ability to secure and retain the best talent in the world and consider how it could create a system that is infinitely a gamble.
About the guest
Joe Santana is Chairman of the CDO PowerCircle, an association of diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders serving well-known companies that collectively generate close to three-quarters of a trillion dollars and employ close to a million people around the globe.
Joe is also the host of the ERG PowerTalk podcast, which you'll find at https://linktr.ee/Joesan58
As an entrepreneur, you know what it takes to get things done: finding a need and filling it, building a business from the ground up to do so. Unfortunately, for many entrepreneurs, their work becomes their life. When people talk about work-life balance you nod along and agree that it’s important, but then turn around and throw yourself back in. You might dream of a 3-month walk-about, or of climbing that mountain, but how on earth are you going to fit that in when there’s always another fire to put out, another emergency that needs to be resolved.
In this episode I talk with Michael Nelson, Author of Goals That Matter – The Deceptively Simple System to Achieve Every Dream, about how to avoid looking back on your life thinking “I wish I had spent more time doing..."
Michael is an entrepreneur, author, ultra-marathoner, and real estate investor. Having created a system to achieve his goals, Michael started sharing it with clients and friends who found a great deal of success with their goals. Having led hundreds of people through his goal-setting system, he decided to write a book to share it even further. Michael’s book is a must-read for every person who desires to take their life to the next level.
S2.E18: The future of cyber security
08/10/21 • 36 min
Despite what we'll tell you, technology isn't the fastest-changing industry.
That honour goes to Cyber Security.
As we see new advances in technology we also need to keep up with protecting and securing the devices and systems we use. While the cyber security industry has been able to adapt as they go, the universities have also joined the fight and are now training the next wave of cyber security specialists.
Through this course, students learn how to put themselves in the shoes of the attacker, and the customer. Because you can't guarantee an attack will never happen, you just need to make it as difficult as possible to be successful.
In today's episode, I catch up with Sam Glanfield to find out why she chose a major in Cyber Security, what the course covers, and what the future might hold.
About the Guest
Sam is a 3rd-year university student studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering with a major in Cyber Security. When she's not learning how to identify and manage cyber threats, Sam is putting everything into practice as part of Kiwirail's cyber security team.
S2.E17: Digitalise at the speed of Business
07/27/21 • 45 min
Heard of Low Code or No Code?
A No-Code development platform provides the ability to create application software through a graphical user interface instead of traditional hand-coded computer programming.
Used properly, it gives companies the freedom to try things out without the cost.
Even though it is perfect for prototyping, No-Code still carries some risks.
In this episode, I head back to Denmark to talk with Kasper Pederson and find out more.
About the guest:
Kasper, Founder of Tempus Serva, manages and implements custom-tailored systems for external customers. With a vision to Democratise Digitalisation, Kasper has the view that no climb is too steep as he takes No-Code to new heights.
Good technology doesn’t grow on trees - you need a plan to get you there
S2.E16: Onboarding as a superpower
07/13/21 • 40 min
What do the All Blacks, prenuptials and onboarding new clients all have in common?
Businesses that want to start a successful relationship with a new client need to set expectations at the start.
It doesn't hurt to approach it like a prenuptial agreement.
And that's where the All Blacks bring inspiration. While they have a strong strategy. They also have a values-based culture that dictates no one is bigger than the team.
In today's episode, I talk with Scott Anderson, possibly Omaha's biggest rugby fan about the value of onboarding, how to avoid making mistakes, and why you need to be prepared to walk away. We do talk a bit of rugby too.
About the guest:
Scott Anderson is the founder and CEO of Double Dare, an executive coaching and consulting practice that dares entrepreneurs and executives to fully live their unique talent, passion and purpose. In his spare time, he's also a big rugby fan.
S2.E15: Planning for the out before you go in
06/29/21 • 43 min
How are you going to manage it if the relationship breaks down? It's not necessarily something you consider when entering into a new business arrangement. Definitely something you need to think about if you want to avoid a lengthy and costly process when things don't go right.
In today's episode, I talked with Gerard Doolin, Managing Director of Be Amorgos, about contract management, dispute resolution, and what to consider when it all goes wrong.
About the Guest
With over three decades of experience in the legal and IT sector, Gerard is an accredited mediator, an expert in dispute resolution.
From 2019 he has led a software industry initiative to design and promote early-stage preventative dispute resolution processes for conflict id Software and Services projects to unlock, resolve and reset them and ensure outcomes are successful.
S2.E14: Representing Culture in a Digital World
06/15/21 • 46 min
Digital has opened up a whole new world of possibilities.
When new projects are being explored, who represents the needs of your culture?
You... or is it a token effort?
Regardless of what benefits technology brings, each culture needs to be responsible for their own journey through the digital age and to beyond to ensure they get all the benefits.
In this episode I catch up with John Shortland, of Nga Puhi and Tainui descent, to discuss what happens when culture collides with technology.
About the guest
Based in Tolaga Bay on New Zealand's East Coast, John is a Full-stack .NET Developer with diverse knowledge and skills across various vertical markets. He specialises in developing robust, scalable, and most importantly – reliable solutions using the latest strategies, methodologies, and technologies.
And, more importantly, John is a strong believer that Maori must be responsible for guiding their own journey in technology.
S2.E13: Values Based Recruitment
06/01/21 • 34 min
Your business is taking off, you're hiring more people to meet the growing demand. The decisions you make now could have long consequences if you get them wrong.
Hiring is costly, but attrition is expensive.
If you get the hiring right from the start, the better it is for your business.
So how do you ensure that you hire the right people?
You hire people who match your values of course.
In today's episode, I talk with Vic Jack about the power of values-based recruitment.
About my guest:
Vic is the Principle Consultant at Maslow Limited, a People and Culture Agency that supports creative and tech industries with a value based recruitment model.
Vic's aim is to assist her clients and help them to provide flexible work opportunities for talented individuals.
Do you find yourself in a state of decision paralysis because you feel you don't have all the data you need?
Did you consider that by the time you have all the data, it might be too late?
Especially if the data is coming from the wrong sources.
Consider this: have you got enough data to make a decision you can live with.
In this episode, I speak with Bruno Pešec about why speed of decision making is often more important than quality and why indecision is still a decision.
About the guest
Bruno Pešec helps business leaders innovate profitably. He is the rare innovator who can claim that he's worked on a regulation-defying freight train and an award-winning board game. In addition to his corporate experience with brands like DNV, DNB, and Kongsberg Group, Bruno runs a community of entrepreneurs of several thousand members. He is currently undertaking a doctorate in organisational change, with a specific focus on the issues with innovation in large enterprises.