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Radio Show #308: Five Leadership Blind Spots that Perpetuate Disengagement

29 July 2019 |5:30 pm - 6:00 pm BST

Special Guests: Jim Haudan, Co-founder and Chairman & Rich Berens, CEO and Chief Client Fanatic, Root Inc.

Many of our current leadership beliefs and approaches date back to the industrial age! And, as we all know, old habits die hard.

Today we are clearly past the industrial age, and are somewhere between an information age and an experience economy. Our people are motivated by what they feel, what they experience, and what they want to join. Yet, many of the beliefs from the industrial age have us directing, telling, and scripting what our people need to do. It is incumbent on all of us to “awaken the sleeping giant” of human potential represented by the 70 percent of people not engaged in the workplace today.

To that end, Jim and Rich have identified five leadership blind spots that perpetuate disengagement. Yes, leaders have been functioning with blind spots, due to long-standing beliefs and approaches, and therefore have been held back from having the most enlightened view of how to lead people most effectively. You can’t point the finger at your people. These blind spots are holding us back from creating thriving innovative workplaces that turn customers into advocates and fans.

Join us as we talk about their identified ‘5 Leadership Blind Spots That Perpetuate Disengagement & Indifference’, shared in their book of the same name.

Jim Haudan – Co-founder and Chairman, Root Inc.

Jim has been helping leaders and organisations create alignment, execute strategies and change successfully, build employee engagement and transform businesses, including 70% of the Fortune 50. He is also the author of The Art of Engagement.

Rich Berens – CEO and Chief Client Fanatic, Root Inc.

For more than 10 years, Rich has had the opportunity to lead Root Inc and its artists, designers, researchers, programmers, and MBAs in creating breakthrough approaches to organisational change that have reached millions of people around the world, including 900+ of the Global 2000.

Host: Jo Moffatt

Archive available here


29 July 2019
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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