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Helping listeners find a path towards simplicity.

Helping listeners find a path towards simplicity.

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Helping listeners find a path towards simplicity.

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English


Episodes

0058 WWC Coaching vs Therapy - Dr. Katherine Barteck, PsyD, Interview

2/11/2020
This episode is an interview with Dr. Katherine Barteck, PsyD, about the differences between counseling and coaching. She starts with definitions of therapy and coaching. Counseling, or therapy, is about taking an in-depth look at what is creating the current problems. The person can benefit from psychotherapy without necessarily having a diagnosis. Simply having the desire to explore one's past is efficient to gain benefits from psychotherapy. Also, the person who lacks a specific diagnosis...

Duration:01:09:03

0057 WWC Address Fear, Organize Your Business - Britanny Dixon Interview

2/3/2020
This episode is an interview with Brittany Dixon of Process for Profit. and continues our look at the relationship between fear and bad habits (see the previous article, Fear and Bad Habits - Give Yourself A Break and/or listen to the previous podcast of the same title) . Specifically, we dive into addressing obstacles fear creates which leads to wasting time, lowered efficiency, and an aimlessness in terms of moving one’s business forward. Brittany is an Operations/Efficiency expert....

Duration:00:30:06

0056 WWC Fear and Bad Habits - Give Yourself a Break

1/30/2020
In this episode the relationship between fear and bad habits and the importance of going easy on yourself are covered. You may notice that when trying to break a bad habit resolution fades and suddenly you're back to the bad habit maybe even more so than before the resolution. There's a good reason for that in this podcast is going to cover that issue. We will look at the chain of events that goes into the creation of a bad habit with a special focus on how bad habits interlock and are...

Duration:00:22:05

0055 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 12 - Small Steps to An Agile Strategy

1/24/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 12, “Small Steps To An Agile Strategy” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. The authors start the chapter by stating a good Flow workplace is one that challenges the idea of big strategy and grand plans. The new method is to build strategy from small steps. How to achieve that will be covered in this chapter. The first problem...

Duration:00:21:21

0054 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 11 - Broadening Your Personal Development Goals

1/23/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 11, “Broadening Your Personal Development Goals” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. I would have to say if I had a favorite chapter so far this might be it! To quote from the authors, "Flow stands for empowerment. Real empowerment puts responsibilities onto your shoulders. It gives you more liberty, more uncertainty and more need...

Duration:00:13:55

0053 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 10 - Customer Feedback Wall

1/22/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 10, “The Customer Feedback Wall” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. The Flow Customer Feedback Wall is an additional powerful tool for bringing different parts of the business together in search of customer success. It is a venue for everybody to observe customer opinions and to participate in discussions about what has value for...

Duration:00:10:02

0052 WWC Women In Agile Meetup - Men Are Invited!

1/21/2020
In this podcast I give my reflections on attending my first Women in Agile Meetup - one of two men to attend. The podcast is divided into two broad categories: - what I will call the human condition, and; - gender differences First off, it was a very valuable experience. The presentation was good and the experience, overall, was positive. I am glad I attended. The presentation was on emotional intelligence and team safety which the speaker felt was not complete unless vulnerability was...

Duration:00:23:41

0051 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 9 - Reinventing Roles

1/20/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 9, “Reinventing Roles” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. Flow is based on a belief in multidisciplinary people, not just multidisciplinary teams. This is critical when practicing business agility in order to avoid the confusion associated with the approach of one person-one discipline. By having multidisciplinary people the...

Duration:00:12:57

0050 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 8 - Value, The Anti-Plan and Testing

1/17/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 8, “Value, The Anti-Plan and Testing” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. The chapter opens with obstacles to the creation of value: 1. Searching to save costs rather than creating value; 2. Failing to truly understand value until we fully understand what customers will buy, enjoy, and share; 3. Planning too much and not testing...

Duration:00:13:09

0049 WWC 12 Steps Flow - Ch 7 - Agile C-Suite

1/16/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 7, “The Agile C-Suite” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. If you follow my podcast you'll know this is one of my favorite chapters because I'm all about whether or not senior management aligns with what it takes for the team to get the work done by practicing servant-leadership with the team, turning power and resources over to the...

Duration:00:10:49

0048 WWC Women In Agile - Carina Silfverduk Interview

1/14/2020
In today's podcast we have a wide-ranging discussion about Women in Agile and Agility itself with Carina Silfverduk, an Agile Practice Lead at CAS. The basis being creating abundance in business through compassion, empathy, and discipline. Carina leads the local chapter of Women in Agile, working at the national level with the Executive Sponsors Natalie Warnert and Deema Dajani. Carina opened our discussion stating that men are welcome since this is a group focused on maximizing diversity in...

Duration:01:07:19

0047 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 6 - Value-Seeking Behavior

1/14/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 6, “Creating Value-Seeking Behaviour” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. This chapter answers the question, "How do we seek value is continuous activity without a spreadsheet, value proposition or a conventional ROI?" This is done by going deeper into the Flow Value Stack introduced in the Introduction. The key is weaving value...

Duration:00:27:16

0046 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 5 - Anti-Project Thinking and Business Agility

1/14/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 5, “Anti-Project Thinking and Business Agility” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. This chapter argues that Agile techniques could be improved by moving away from Epics and User stories to Flexible Business Goals, Areas of Work, and Units of Work. The reason for this is workplaces change with regards to technology and market...

Duration:00:32:58

0045 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Chapter 4 - Visualize Work

1/14/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 4, “Taking Advantage of Visible Work” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. This chapter deals with introducing visible, observable, work. This is the cornerstone for new organizational culture. It provides a framework for collective intelligence and matrix innovation which requires many granular decisions which everyone can...

Duration:00:28:42

0044 WWC Sales, Growth, and Recessions - James Rores Interview

1/14/2020
In this podcast I interviewed James Rores, founder of the Floriss Group and who is a consultant who specializes as a growth multiplier by practicing and teaching sales as a leadership competency - essentially sales transformation. We discuss Sales, business growth, and dealing with recessions. He started his career working with venture-backed groups, learning how to sell items people didn't know existed for problems they did not know they had. What became transformational was his realization...

Duration:00:44:04

0043 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 3 - Disrupt Work

1/14/2020
This podcast covers Chapter 3, “Disrupting The Cadence of Work” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. Chapter 3 deviates markedly from the traditional Waterfall approach. A visual approach is used with Post-Its on the wall and no extensive, traditional documentation. All functionalities, including Finance, etc., are included. Communication is brief via Tweets,...

Duration:00:15:07

0042 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - A Review - Chapter 2

1/14/2020
Today’s podcast covers Chapter 2, “The Customer in the Agile Business” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. From my perspective, this chapter is all about the need for complex adaptive systems pulling in information and responding in a real-time manner to customer needs. See what you think. For more on the Introduction and Chapter 1 go to episode 0037 of...

Duration:00:18:25

0041 WWC Business Agility - Rich Thiel interview

1/14/2020
Rich Thiel, Business Agility consultant and CEO of The Noble Foundry, discusses the importance of emotions, relationships, trust, and vulnerability in order to successfully provide solutions to customers problems when leading an Agile transformation. We met at the Flow Academy workshop conducted by Fin Goulding and Haydn Shaughnessy at the Business Agility Conference Midwest that past Nov 4-7, 2019. The workshop is based on their book 12 Steps To Flow. The discussion is quite rich since...

Duration:01:01:40

0040 WWC Flow Academy - Fin Goulding & Haydn Shaughnessy

11/30/2019
Flow in Business Agility is discussed with Fin Goulding and Haydn Shaughnessy of Flow Academy. The discussion is quite rich since Business Agility is based on key concepts from complex adaptive systems and complexity science and describes a frame of mind used when the rules fall apart or there simply are no rules. The discussion points are as follows: collective intelligence Again, their website is with Flow Academy and they can be reached on LinkedIn at Fin Goulding and Haydn...

Duration:00:31:39

0039 WWC Sales Copy That Works- Interview With Lee Rowley

11/19/2019
In this podcast Interview Lee Rowley (http://leerowley.com/), copywriter, discusses how you can get clarity on growing your business by focusing on what it takes to generate good sales copy. Lee makes some excellent points as to do’s and don’t’s when it comes to copywriting: It’s the intersection of why you are ready to help with the client’s readiness to changeHe then moves into the “immersion part” which is where the work is done You can get ahold of Lee at...

Duration:00:52:41