E9 – Lisa Carlin – Practical strategies and case studies to help you turbo charge your transformation

E9 – Lisa Carlin – Practical strategies and case studies to help you turbo charge your transformation

Cutting Through

Helping experts
engage ‘outsiders'
in complex ideas

Seventy plus percent of transformations fail says McKinsey and Harvard Business School and yet Lisa Carlin has a 96 percent strike rate.

What’s her secret?

Lisa shares her top three ingredients for making transformations work:

  1. Get out of the Dark Room
  2. Understand and align closely with the organisation’s very specific culture
  3. Use the right blend of program leadership, business acumen and change management

Lisa shares some terrific stories that bring these to life.

 

Timestamps 

00:41 – Get to know Lisa 

05:39 – Discussing the three ways of turbocharging transformation in a sustainable way  

15:54 – 1. Getting out of the ‘dark room’ – who to include in a transformation and why 

24:53 – Case Study in a transformation around travel expenses (and getting people onboard with something they initially disagree with) 

30:48 – 2. Aligning with the culture during a transformation 

38:26 – 3. Employing a multidisciplinary approach to transformation 

56:19 – Ways Lisa can help including 17 top tips, a fantastic thought-provoking survey and the new Turbocharged Transformation Academy 

 RESOURCES

  1. Download the shownotes below
  2. Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn

 

E9 – Lisa Carlin – Practical strategies and case studies to help you turbo charge your transformation

Cutting ThroughHelping experts engage 'outsiders' in complex ideasSeventy plus percent of transformations fail says McKinsey and Harvard Business School and yet Lisa Carlin has a 96 percent strike rate. What’s her secret? Lisa shares her top three ingredients for...

E8 – Adam Bennett – Communicating during great change

Cutting ThroughHelping experts engage 'outsiders' in complex ideasLeading a major change effort while navigating almost polar opposite expectations of a board and the employees is no small task. This week's Cutting Through guest Adam Bennett shares his experiences...

E7 – Cerise Uden – How to hit the ground running in a big new role

Cutting ThroughHelping experts engage 'outsiders' in complex ideasHave you ever wondered how senior people hit the ground running in a new role? I recently spoke with Cerise Uden about her strategies for doing that on the Friday before she started a new senior program...
E8 – Adam Bennett – Communicating during great change

E8 – Adam Bennett – Communicating during great change

Cutting ThroughHelping experts engage 'outsiders' in complex ideasLeading a major change effort while navigating almost polar opposite expectations of a board and the employees is no small task. This week's Cutting Through guest Adam Bennett shares his experiences...

E5 – Daniel Musson – A Case Study in Digital Transformation

E5 – Daniel Musson – A Case Study in Digital Transformation

Cutting ThroughHelping experts engage 'outsiders' in complex ideasDan explains the difference between transformation and change, sharing deep experience in helping top brands gain maximum value from their digital transformation efforts. An outstanding communicator, he...

E2 – Making Time for Strategy

E2 – Making Time for Strategy

Cutting ThroughHelping experts engage 'outsiders' in complex ideasDo you struggle to find time to think at work? In this episode, Richard shares ideas to help 'cut through' with our diaries so we have time to think. Although he primarily focuses on strategy, the...

E1 – Risk Management = Change Management

E1 – Risk Management = Change Management

Anthony Wilson shares 30+ years' experience in engaging others in risk management. His biggest challenge is to encourage leaders and others involved in managing risk to move away from a ‘once and done' approach. He is convinced there is enormous business value in seeing risk management as change management.

INTERVIEW – Busting 3 Business Negotiation Myths

INTERVIEW – Busting 3 Business Negotiation Myths

I came to Friday's interview with Matt Lohmeyer a bit selfishly. Negotiating has often made me nervous and yet he seems to thrive while discussing and doing it. So, I wanted to learn how he gets great outcomes while actually enjoying the process. If I am to interpret...

INTERVIEW – Building A Winning Career

INTERVIEW – Building A Winning Career

Well, Bill certainly did not disappoint in this morning's interview!Bill shared career insights that are hugely relevant to all of us, no matter where we are in our careers.He gave me a new idea for addressing current challenge and judging by the chat messaging others...

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INTERVIEW – ‘Awesome’ Problem Solving Strategies

INTERVIEW – ‘Awesome’ Problem Solving Strategies

There has been a lot of discussion lately around different thinking strategies we can employ when preparing our communication.

This topic has led to a slew of emails with people in the Clarity First community who have shared their experiences with me.

Some have discussed their experience with leaders who have excelled at getting the right balance between top-down thinking and bottom-up reality.

One person said to me they loved working with two well known CEOs who were able to think strategically while also being savvy enough to get on the shop floor to see if their ideas would really work from the bottom up.

They also shared experiences where they worked for someone else who did not have that balance right. Their ideas sounded terrific in theory, but were difficult to implement because they would not ‘roll their sleeves up' to understand what was needed to make them operational.

Getting this top-down, bottom-up balance right is part of the art of our work.

So, today I am taking this conversation further by interviewing Pete Mockaitis from Awesome at Your Job.

Pete has an impressive record, having recorded almost 600 podcasts, which have been downloaded more than 10 million podcast times over the past few years.

In this interview Pete shares thinking strategies that may help you in your problem solving work, in particular:

  1. Two essential questions to ask if you want to be sure an idea is worth exploring
  2. Practical examples of how this has played out in his own work, both when he was a consultant at Bain & Co, and in his own business
  3. Ways to identify when to use, and when NOT to use hypothesis-based problem solving strategies

Click below to listen to this 38-minute interview.

 

 

 

 

Keywords: Pete Mockaitis, Awesome At Your Job, structured thinking, problem solving, top-down thinking, interview