Sep 11th, 2020
Today, Tony is joined by Mike Jeacock, someone that he has known for over 25 years and who was instrumental in getting Tony involved in change and transformation. This is an entertaining episode full of anecdotes and insights that deliver real value - enjoy the show.
00:59 - The Sliding Doors moment
02:59 - The importance of culture
04:57 - How would you define transformation?
05:41 - Leaders need to be enablers
06:25 - Performance management has to include the 'how you do it' element
06:59 - All of your support services need to be involved in the transformation
07:21 - People don't care about what I know, until they know that I care!
07:39 - 10 years experience or 1 years experience used for the last 10 years?
08:49 - IT is an enabler
09:51 - The 'Sin' of workarounds
12:51 - Change the people or change the people
13:57 - A core of 'will do' people is essential
14:27 - Make people feel appreciated
17:59 - Passionate people are great in transformations
18:24 - Are 'soft skills' really soft?
18:52 - The need for authenticity
21:58 - Have a blueprint
22:52 - Set outcomes, not objectives
23:24 - Changing people's mindsets
26:14 - Remote working management requires a different set of skills
29:39 - An obsession with defining the right outcomes
32:29 - The greatest strength of an organisation is its people
35:20 - The need to be self aware
36:20 - Transformation, where there is conflict, is almost impossible to deliver
38:17 - Things don't happen, People make things happen
39:27 - Let's replace 'New ways of working' with 'Effective ways of working'
Total length : 41:14
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About Tony Lockwood
Tony heads the Transformation Practice for Thompson Wright Partners - he can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mike Jeacock
Mike describes himself as a high performing, authentic leader, who delivers both efficient and effective ways of working. He is a passionate, energetic, innovative and visionary Leader, with a strategic mindset underpinned by strong financial acumen , a commercially and results orientated networker who continually exceeds delivery expectations. Having known Mike for over 25 years, I total agree with this description! His Linkedin profile is here
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