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The SuperNova Podcast with Lena Ski

The SuperNova Podcast with Lena Ski

By Lena Ski

Where Lifestyle, Business and Consciousness share the same 'office space' as your Purpose and your Brand. You're here because the #FutureofWork is changing. And it's about to get even more meaningful.
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114: The Human Side of Agility

The SuperNova Podcast with Lena SkiJun 23, 2022

114: The Human Side of Agility

114: The Human Side of Agility

I still find myself in crowds who celebrate the epitome of being agile as the use of a kanban board and the occasional standup meeting. 

In our rush to get - wherever there is - have we lost the human experience? 

I chat with an amazing Agile Trainer Philip Atkinson who debunks what Agile is and what it isn't. 

Jun 23, 202228:05
113: Before we define the future. Let's define work.
Feb 25, 202231:40
112: The Purpose Question goes Agile

112: The Purpose Question goes Agile

Agile. What does it mean?

Does having a Kanban board quality anyone as agile? 

Can we really embrace the speed of change? Do we have to change a good thing? 

We use words without definitions. We say things without embodiment. True Purpose isn't a goal, dream, idea. 

True Purpose isn't a thing to do either. 

Loved recording this chat with fellow #TATW2022 creators. 

Find out more about our upcoming event on 

It takes this topic of #agilemanagement and #evolutionarypurpose to a whole deeper level. 

Jan 13, 202230:55
111: Always On Culture

111: Always On Culture

In a #shebangbang of other kinds, #2022 has arrived with #tenacity and #determination to get on with it, topple #hierarchy, and #bemore in the world. If you had to pick would you pick freedom or structure? You only get one choice. They come with different rewards, results, and consequences.


  • Always on
  • Instant Gratification
  • Real-Time and in the Moment 


  • boundaries 
  • clock in - clock out 
  • right mask for the right time 

Plot Twist. Freedom is a structure. Kind of like Dark Space and Anti Matter.  

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Jan 05, 202214:58
110 :: How do we measure new ways of working?

110 :: How do we measure new ways of working?

When Imre sent me an email with "The first-ever multi-country network analysis of TEAL companies against the benchmark of the traditional companies!" in the subject line last year, I knew we needed to chat. Then this incredible panel happened. 

was organized by
James Priest (Sociocracy 3.0),
used the network analysis tool of CX-Ray,
was delivered by Imre Környei (iCons-Hungary),
was executed in the following 4 countries: Bulgaria, France, Spain, and Switzerland,
identified the competitive advantages of the companies applying Sociocracy 3.0 patterns against the benchmark of the traditional companies.

You can learn more about the network analysis here:

This conversation dug even deeper.

Dec 29, 202150:23
109::You don't create the future of work by redefining work

109::You don't create the future of work by redefining work

This is a #TBT summit episode that reveals that changing the future of work by focusing on work - only produces the same results. 

To really cross The Great Culture Chasm — from ways of being as “well-oiled machines” to ways of being as “conscious living systems.” requires something far deeper. In celebration of all his work and the way he helped my Purpose fit its true playground ... there is so much more to be said. 

Dec 16, 202148:30
108:: What does #SelfManagement mean in 2021

108:: What does #SelfManagement mean in 2021

Self Management is one of the hottest rising hashtags, movements, and new way of working styles since #stayhome and #covid19 but let's face it, you're already a pro. Or at least, you might think, you've been ok enough to not completely suck at it. But in a world that no longer shares the same perspective or definition of it, Self Management has a lot to say. 

This podcast explores the mythology, reality and meaning of #selfmanagement in 2021.

It unpacks the perspectives of:

  1. Personal Development such as The Power of Now
  2. Change Management and Resilience Training 
  3. Agile and Scrum Methodologies
  4. Basic Entrepreneurial and Innovation Principles 
  5. Teal Practises and more. 

to help you make it your own. With your own signature and leadership style to match. 

Because let's face it, we are all leaders now. Some of us missed the promotion memo (Congrats), some of us don't want the title or the perks - BUT we are all leaders of who we are, and how we do it in the world. 

Hopefully, more by design. And less by default. 

For more information visit and find @thesupernovapodcast on Instagram 

Nov 23, 202121:35
107::The Future of the Workplace + 4day Work Week

107::The Future of the Workplace + 4day Work Week

Covid hasn't been kind to a #4dayworkweek If anything it's made us restore factory settings and check our notifications. 

Enter Dion Chang. 

Dion Chang is a strategic thinker, keynote speaker, walking ideas bank, and professional cage rattler. He is one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts and founder of Flux Trends, which takes the unique view of “trends as business strategy”. ... He is an intrepid traveler, global citizen, and proudly South African.

In this conversation, he shares what it took to be the first South African Company to roll out a #4dayworkweek and stick to it. 

Other talking points include resistance to change, the future of retail space, and rethinking work. 

If you liked that - you will also like this:

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Nov 18, 202132:45
106:: The Design Process behind #WorkLifeBalance

106:: The Design Process behind #WorkLifeBalance

Something you might know about me is that I love to work with wholes. Whole People. Whole Brands. Real Magic. 

This isn't that podcast. Well, not in the way you think about it. It's not another workshop pitch at happy or effective. 

 This episode reveals the underlying structure behind the biggest debate on what work-life balance is all about. 

To transform anything, we first need to understand the truth of how it is made. And this podcast reveals all. 

Though I'm already considering a follow up to take it even further. 

Can't wait till then. Follow the nuggets at and 

and see what is rising at

Apr 03, 202023:19
105:: The Truth about Teams (Part3)

105:: The Truth about Teams (Part3)

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks so how new normal can this #newnormal really be. If the underlying structures produce consistently the same results, have we really changed habits. One Year after COVID-19 and the truth about teams is ... 

In the 3rd part of this topic, I explore what's really under the hood, in between the glass ceilings, and what's obvious about Teams as we kick-off 2021. Make sure to listen to Part 2 to get all the insights on a gold platter. 

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Mar 20, 202039:37
104::The Truth about Teams (Part 2)

104::The Truth about Teams (Part 2)

Teams are more valuable than we give them credit for. In this follow up podcast, we look at a revealing insight that showcases the role teams play in understanding the structures we design and play in. Explored through the evolutionary eyes of Purpose Strategist Lena Ski, we unmask reality, growing pains, the need for management, and what drives results.

Mar 13, 202025:28
103::The Truth about Teams (Part1)
Mar 06, 202004:14
102::When the new Brave invites you to play it safe.
Sep 17, 201919:31
101:: When KPIs are a little too functional

101:: When KPIs are a little too functional

Functional doesn't always mean Purposeful. And sometimes we measure things that don't actually matter. It's one of the most agonizing conundrums.  That blend between measuring what matters and measured what's actually being managed. How do we split hairs and wear do we over do things. See in a world gone data there's a lot worth knowing. There's also too much. And interpretability. The intention behind things counts. Here's a different perspective to this ongoing conversation. Enjoy

Sep 10, 201913:11
100:: How to bring Culture, productivity and happiness into the same room.
Sep 03, 201930:53
099::Want less toxic in your business?

099::Want less toxic in your business?

Toxic? Blegh. Who wants that? And yet while we point our fingers at other peoples culture - sometimes we're not aware that in learning the game, and being empowered in it, we play right into it. Here are some signs that there's a toxic undertone to your work, business, and brand and what to do about it. Tune into this series where we take a deeper look at the culture of what's going on and actually running the show. 

Aug 27, 201923:29
098::The Future of Retail is

098::The Future of Retail is

I'll never forget. Being in that room. With everything that was going on - nothing was going to take away from the fact that I was in that room. So much changed. Nothing stayed the same. And the shift wasn't too surprising after all. Since 2017 ... things became real. The WEAll became a thing, and a road map started to rise. Having the opportunity to watch it be birth and even contribute makes me feel happy. I noticed that at a heart of a economic shift the most obvious thing wasn't in the room. That's why I started this conversation. Here's the deeper story behind that - and having had some experience with the industry leading a shift with this zero waste / zero to landfill movement - so much just became obvious. And it impacts everything. 

Aug 20, 201923:55
097:: Emotional Culture and why it matters
Aug 13, 201917:06
096:: Killer Parrots Convenience And AI Which 1 Kills Business?

096:: Killer Parrots Convenience And AI Which 1 Kills Business?

 Death seems to be on every corner. He even has his own Instagram account. AND businesses are broken. So are brands. And that doesn't kill us. It just makes us human. Vulnerable. And in a business of something better. Something filled with purpose. So while you're figuring out if Killer Parrots, AI or Plastic will be the death of your business and brand, I hope you're listening deeper ... 

Feb 20, 201919:40
095: Back in 2014 I was talking about

095: Back in 2014 I was talking about

Here's me on the other side of the microphone. Living Purposeful. 

Dec 24, 201836:08
094::So you want to actually feel something meaningful in your work?

094::So you want to actually feel something meaningful in your work?

So, you want your work to actually mean something huh? Something meaningful. Something worth waking up for. Something worth staying awake for. Something worthy of your clients needs. Something special. Today's guest gets you and has got your back - and there's a group of us willing to have that convo with HR. Here's proof that your work can feel like play and do something epic without having to change the whole world. And it sounds a little something like this. Jeremy is the founder and director of leadership company riders&elephants. He live to improve human-to-human relationships. His vision is to help leaders reimagine how they get their people. From how leaders connect with their people within an organisation, to how leaders work with their teams to better connect with their customers.He live by the philosophy – If your people aren't engaged, your customers won't be engaged. So whatcha waiting for? Check it out here: and check this out here: More grand stuff? Ok. The emotional culture of an organisation influences employee satisfaction, burnout, teamwork, and even hard measures such as financial performance and absenteeism. But organisations (and leaders) don’t talk about emotion because it’s difficult and considered soft. Or they don’t have the skills to leverage emotion. So the Emotional Culture Deck offers an insanely simple card-based tool for structured face-to-face conversations about workplace culture, and experience. Enjoy.
Dec 18, 201854:11
093:: You Say Lean But You Sound Rigid
Dec 11, 201829:46
092:: The true A-Team:: How to build it & kickstart your culture.

092:: The true A-Team:: How to build it & kickstart your culture.

What makes the true A-team? First of, let me burst your bubble. Your A Team isn't what you think it is, it is cheaper, and yet requires more of the kind of investment you actually can make. I also thought of calling this podcast How to build 4 and retain Centennials and Millenials OR the birthplace of culture. Yet, none of these topics would hack it without designing for an A-Team or even enrolling yourself onto the A-Team Crew. On that note, you're not automatically excused from this process. And you're about to find out why.

I first met Whitney via WBECS 3 years ago. Since then I've been on all the training calls and facilitated every IM session with her. This work is that potent, this powerful, and such a game changer in the way I play with my work too.

Then just last week she was named on the LinkedIn Top Voices List as one of the top 20 Influencers around the world among honorees like Richard Branson, Melinda Gates, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ray Dalio, Gary Vaynerchuk, and my friends and colleagues Susan Cain, Sanyin Siang, Brené Brown, Sallie Krawcheck.

Whitney Johnson is the leading thinker on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She cofounded Rose Park Advisors, a boutique investment firm, with Clayton Christensen, and was an "Institutional Investor"-ranked analyst for eight consecutive years...

Here is the correct link to the tool she shares in the podcast

and her website:

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Couldn't rock the solar system and amp things up without you.
Dec 04, 201840:03
091::So you say you're being strategic and innovative?

091::So you say you're being strategic and innovative?

So you say you're being innovative, creative even, and somewhat strategic in your bold ways of doing business. You say you're doing the work that matters. You pretend you know what all this means. You should right. You're the boss. It's ingrained into your corner office, your dreams and aspirations, your lean startup canvas, the way you hire your team. In a culture that's written every text book - comes a fresh new truth on who you are to lead the things that matter to you. Big Shout out to our amazing guest - Ron Carucci.

He is the best-selling author of 8 books, and popular contributor at Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Ron is an expert on a number of topics, including the journey from startup to scale up of a young business, leading a massive transformation in more mature organizations, advice on rising through an organization from middle management to executive leadership, and more. Ron led a ten-year longitudinal study on the executive transition to find out why more than 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment and uncovering the four differentiating capabilities that set successful leaders apart. Those findings are highlighted in his groundbreaking Amazon #1 book Rising To Power, co-authored with Eric Hansen.

And if you want more on this, that, and the future forward check out for more behind the scenes exclusives. And maybe the extra ooophmf will get me to vanquish the word "absolutely" from my podcast vocab. I'm game if you are... :)
Nov 27, 201836:13
090::What it actually means to brave your business

090::What it actually means to brave your business

So you say you're brave when it comes to your business? You just put a lot of $$$$ behind your latest ad campaign. You just won an award. You just walked off the stage to the roar of a standing applause. One thing the entertainment industry taught me is that looks like be deceiving. One thing the #WellbeingEconomy taught me is we measure the wrong things. So let's brave the things we actually need to say. Because the world needs brave, and it's not what you think it is.
Nov 20, 201822:02
089:: The Real Business of Wellbeing
Nov 13, 201830:04
088::Business beyond the Fear Culture
Nov 06, 201849:31
087::This does not scare me - this does
Oct 30, 201834:12
056::The Future is Real. And you're supposed to be in it.
Oct 23, 201817:18
055::Branding is meant to make you come alive. Not put you in a box.

055::Branding is meant to make you come alive. Not put you in a box.

Think about it. Branding has always been about the packaging. A put it in a box kinda deal. And the face is branding has changed. The right way up. Because if marketing was designed to make you seen but put you in a box instead - the changing face of putting ourselves out there means allowing for a whole lot more.

Welcome back to the new season of The SuperNova Podcast. Honoured to kick it off with this conversation of pure resonance with Steven Morris. Total alignment. And inspired me to do more of the work that's needed to reshape the #FutureofWork

There's just too many quotables to mention in this podcast. From WorkSpace Culture, to the function of HR, the Future of Work, and how the Marketing Industry is being ultimately redefined. And what that then means for all those other parts of the ecosystem.

And of course - no podcast would be complete without this amazing Guest.

Over the past 24 years, Steve has worked as a leader and innovator on brand strategy, organizational life, humanized marketing and wholehearted leadership with artistry. He’s been honored to work with more than 250 global, national and regional companies and 2,300 business leaders ranging from brands in consumer products, consumer electronics, education, government, non-profit, sports and entertainment.

Steve is a frequent speaker at events regionally and nationally, including Creative Mornings, CES, Social Venture Network, HOW Conference, American Marketing Association, and AIGA conferences. He is regularly hired for in-house corporate keynotes, retreats, and workshops for organizations that include Samsung, LG, Academy for Professional Excellence, and the Port of San Diego. He’s been a guest on podcasts and radio shows across the US and Europe, and is a celebrity guest host on BISTalk Radio (on the ESPN broadcast network). Steve has written and published two books, Brand Love and Loyalty and Humanizing the Customer Journey.

Steve is an expert on many topics, and might be able to speak about: impacting the world through the power of branding; cultivating curiosity in leadership innovation; the antidote to chaos in management and leadership; creating living core values through organizational stories; or, the intersection of humanizing the business culture with the driving force behind human connectedness.

Want more insights like this? Love what you heard?
Check out what's happening on

His website page:

And to sign up for even more #futureskills #futureinsights #and astronomical inspirations head over to
Oct 16, 201837:41
054::Why being an Underdog is good for growth
Aug 23, 201827:30
053::How To Design Your Business To Be Relevant
May 11, 201820:29
052::What Social Media + Marketing Tricks Teach Us About Real Value

052::What Social Media + Marketing Tricks Teach Us About Real Value

Ever since Facebook has exploded all over our newsfeed in the most brutal way, we're forced to do the discerning, responsible thing. Staying open. That's one. Understanding the true story. Always valuable. And coming into the heart of what's really valuable and how it impacts and defines the way we show up in the world, not to mention the things we stand for, and the actual business model driving our business. Here's the #ValueProposition game like you've never heard it before. And it's about to get astronomical.
Apr 17, 201821:48
051::Work Life What ? Oh You Mean Entrepreneurship right ?

051::Work Life What ? Oh You Mean Entrepreneurship right ?

Working in cubicles is bad for you. Just bad. For your Team. For your Culture. For your Ideas. For your business plan. For your life. Even your purpose. 2018 isn't joking around anymore. It's time to shape up and show up. No partitions allowed. Are you designed to get your brand, marketing, or business stuck in a cubicle? And how even working from the beach means you might be stuck in a cubicle too. PS And 100 reasons why this podcast isn't about #worklifebalance
Apr 10, 201820:53
050::Unpackaging Your Marketing

050::Unpackaging Your Marketing

In a world turn simple, we come back to the essence. That space beyond purpose. That soul of who you are and why you do the things you do. With AI, 3D Printing, and ZeroWaste movements radically reshaping the way we do business, this isn't a millennial thing anymore. And here's what it means for your brand and your business.
Sep 18, 201727:50
049::The Questions We Ask Ourselves & Price we Pay
Jun 29, 201731:09
048::Ask The Right Questions
Jun 26, 201724:49
044 :: Creating a meaningful atmosphere inside out
Dec 05, 201601:00:34
046::Hunt your Fears. It's good for you

046::Hunt your Fears. It's good for you

There's a radical thought. Having the courage to hunt your fears ... that's more potent than I imagined it would be. It's not about actively getting hurt, but choosing to grow, facing yourself, and making that stand! Here are a couple lessons the Universe has gifted me with. Perhaps you can relate?
Sep 20, 201625:15
045::You are ready. It's your turn.

045::You are ready. It's your turn.

Instead of asking questions embrace the answers.
After all, you're here for a reason. And 100% ready.
Here's your chance to take the lead in your business.
No frills. No obligations. Just you - meeting your moment.
Sep 13, 201639:58
040::Beyond Hunger. Yes. You are allowed.

040::Beyond Hunger. Yes. You are allowed.

What if you designed a business and lead a brand that let you have your cake and eat it? Afterall, Hunger doesn't determine your reality. Your courage to walk with - to - from the results you get every step of the way do.
Aug 12, 201623:47
042::When Feeling Good Just Isn't Enough

042::When Feeling Good Just Isn't Enough

As your #NextLevelPurpose rises, and with it a new level of integrity the way we shape conversations, collaborations, coming together, and being of value rises with it.

I recently read something pretty profound on SM. You might have even seen me share it on FB. It's this wisdom that it's not getting worse, it's getting real. And here we are - agents of change - upthinking the way we create value in this world, seeing exactly that.

In a time of constant change, ask yourself this: What does it take to be exponential in this world? The speed of change matters. The way you integrate it matters more. AND how deep that change does - matters most. That, and a lot of this ...
Jul 11, 201649:36
047 :: So you say your business is Future-Fit?

047 :: So you say your business is Future-Fit?

I had the honour of connecting with Dr Geoff Kendall at the Sustainable Brands Conference in Cape Town to explore the parameters of creating a future fit business that actually serves to do-good.

Geoff is an entrepreneur whose experience spans sustainability consulting, high-tech startups, and academic research. He holds a PhD in artificial intelligence, and has co-founded two software businesses, the second of which was acquired by a global technology company.
Geoff switched careers in 2010, joining London-based think-tank, Sustainability. For four years he led the communications team and helped some of the world’s biggest corporations develop more sustainable business models. In so doing he realised that there was no reliable way to measure how sustainable a company is now, and how much more it needs to do, and he wanted to fix that. So in early 2014 Geoff co-founded the Future-Fit Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to equip companies and investors with the means to understand how – and how much – they must change the way they do business in pursuit of a flourishing future.
May 23, 201635:56
046:: How I change the world

046:: How I change the world

Saint-Francis is an observant cultural student of the flux generation – obsessed with innovation, business and consumer trends, emerging markets and the continent of Africa. So you can see why I just had to engage with the bigger conversation. And get the exclusive scoop on this #HumanBrands gamechanger.
May 16, 201631:12
Find Your Edge :: The SuperNova Podcast with Lena Ski

Find Your Edge :: The SuperNova Podcast with Lena Ski

If you are looking to play a little bolder, to create with purpose, and to really make an impact in this world your business is a great place to start. It's time to get bold about your business.
It's time to play from the edge. Join Lena Ski, Hostess of The SuperNova Podcast, and Creatrix of The Global Movement Summit, for a taste of what bold sounds like.
Apr 26, 201619:51
Isn't it time you got into the business of being?
Mar 14, 201618:31
There Is Magic In The Moment ::: The SuperNova Podcast

There Is Magic In The Moment ::: The SuperNova Podcast

So you want more huh? Purpose, meaning, impact, making a contribution and the ability to thrive. Perfect - now that you are focused on the right things (the things that push the needle into flow) it's time to create your oppertunities.
Mar 06, 201632:00
038:: Cast light on your dreams
Feb 22, 201626:13
The SuperNova Podcast Invitation to Show Up

The SuperNova Podcast Invitation to Show Up

Ever wonder why you've just been blessed with so many openings? It's the Universe giving you the exact opportunity you asked for but thought you were not ready for. Lena Ski explores getting bold, actualization, leading your truth, and taking a brand stand for your dreams in this weeks episode.
Feb 08, 201627:58
Time to get Bold | Episode 52
Jan 26, 201630:07