The SuperNova Podcast with Lena SkiJun 23, 2022
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.
113: Before we define the future. Let's define work.
What an incredible way to end the week.
With meaning, purpose, and conscious intention to choose who we are and why we do the thing we do.
And the role that structure, environment, and context have in our meaning-making process.
We also talked about:
- Future of Work 24 Hours: https://www.futureofwork24hrs.space/
- Hacking HR: https://hackinghr.io/about-us/
- Teal Conference: https://tealaroundtheworld.com/
Find out more about our speaker here https://www.linkedin.com/in/hamsasuresh/
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 www.tealarountheworld.com
It takes this topic of #agilemanagement and #evolutionarypurpose to a whole deeper level.
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
- 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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110 :: How do we measure new ways of working?
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: https://icons.hu/english/assessmentnetworkanalysis/.
This conversation dug even deeper.
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.
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:
- Personal Development such as The Power of Now
- Change Management and Resilience Training
- Agile and Scrum Methodologies
- Basic Entrepreneurial and Innovation Principles
- 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 www.lenaski.com and find @thesupernovapodcast on Instagram
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: https://www.fluxtrends.com/category/observations/
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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 www.lenaski.com and https://www.instagram.com/lena_ski_supernova/
and see what is rising at https://www.patreon.com/LenaSki
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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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.
103::The Truth about Teams (Part1)
Before you get too excited, you might want to step back and pause. Watch. Listen. Understand. Because in a culture that sees people as the problem (isn't that why you have HR, Change Management Workshops or External Coaches) there's something demanding your attention. We'll get to culture - trust me- but right now I'm asking you to think design. You already have the answers. You just haven't been noticing the actual questions.
102::When the new Brave invites you to play it safe.
After my roundtable on psychological workplace safety this past Friday - I find myself feeling incomplete. Plotting a much in demand follow up, and still wanting to take about safe zones.
Because we live in a world that's either too sensitive or numbed out and it shows up in our work, our brand, and sadly our Purpose.
Press play and welcome to the braze space.
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Till then, Play Brave.
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
100:: How to bring Culture, productivity and happiness into the same room.
How better to have a 100th conversation that actually resolve the biggest battle of our times?
Productivity vs Happiness.
Here's a great tool for company-wide recognition & feedback: Hi5 measures growth, culture & appreciation. Free 14-day trial 👌
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.
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.
097:: Emotional Culture and why it matters
Humans. Complex. Simple. Conundrums. Right?!
Last year, I started the conversation with Jeremy - Creator of The Emotional Culture Deck - and since putting so much into play and practice I couldn't resist giving this conversation a little more attention. Because it matters. Ok, so you're not really in it for the water cooler conversations - that's a good thing. Who needs drama? Yet here's the thing. Every business plan is just the tip of the iceberg and if we don't get clear what's really happening here - we're fighting the wrong things, with the wrong things, for the wrong reasons. What if feelings actually ran the show...?
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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 ...
095: Back in 2014 I was talking about
Here's me on the other side of the microphone. Living Purposeful.
094::So you want to actually feel something meaningful in your work?
093:: You Say Lean But You Sound Rigid
092:: The true A-Team:: How to build it & kickstart your culture.
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.
091::So you say you're being strategic and innovative?
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.
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090::What it actually means to brave your business
089:: The Real Business of Wellbeing
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088::Business beyond the Fear Culture
In this Podcast, we chat with Erich Viedge, who helps businesses build empowered, productive, innovative cultures. He works with teams to help them support each other in an atmosphere of trust and productivity. This means first addressing the fear in the system. Something we often don't feel allowed to do. Turning fear on its head, without wishing it away, this podcast takes a deep look at what lives beyond fear. The space I love working into and dreaming into. So this podcast felt like such a treat.
To find out more about Erich click over to www.stratervation.com
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With Awe and Wonder.
Lena Ski. www.LenaSki.com
087::This does not scare me - this does
You might have heard Jade via our annual Global Movement Summit, and this is her first debut here on The SuperNova Podcast. And I could write a book about her. (Hey, maybe we should?)
Founder of the #LowImpactLiving Movement and Business. Owner of Low Impact Living Wild and Waste Free Grocer and Cafe and embodied environmental activist, Jade is on a serious mission to help us make the right kind of impact on our planet.
Want to see what all the fuss is about? Yes, it's a real spider.
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056::The Future is Real. And you're supposed to be in it.
With love, and extra shoutouts from:
#FutureOfWork MasterClass Link to go live shortly.
Till then, don't miss out on the playdate here:
055::Branding is meant to make you come alive. Not put you in a box.
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.
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054::Why being an Underdog is good for growth
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053::How To Design Your Business To Be Relevant
052::What Social Media + Marketing Tricks Teach Us About Real Value
051::Work Life What ? Oh You Mean Entrepreneurship right ?
050::Unpackaging Your Marketing
049::The Questions We Ask Ourselves & Price we Pay
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and making our next big bold step and what that allows us and our business to become - www.theglobalmovementsummit.com/next-move-hackathon/
048::Ask The Right Questions
If you actually asked the right questions? And better yet, you found your unique answers.
Discover more here: www.theglobalmovementsummit.com/next-move-hackathon/
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046::Hunt your Fears. It's good for you
045::You are ready. It's your turn.
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.
040::Beyond Hunger. Yes. You are allowed.
042::When Feeling Good Just Isn't Enough
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 ...
047 :: So you say your business is Future-Fit?
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.
046:: How I change the world
Find Your Edge :: The SuperNova Podcast with Lena Ski
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