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Leadership in the face of Omicron: Harder, better, faster, stronger!

Leadership in the face of Omicron: Harder, better, faster, stronger!

Friday, 10 December 2021

*SPOILER ALERT* FOR NO TIME TO DIE!
If you still haven’t seen the latest Bond film, please skip to 02:58!

James and Mark are watching over the news this week, and playing pop culture catch up, as James’s self-imposed ‘No News November’ ends, and they discuss what the new COVID variant Omicron could mean for businesses as we head into winter. They discuss how we need to lean on the skills and lessons we have learnt during the last 18 months including how to adapt, lead by example, and empower people to take responsibility.

*Please note this episode was recorded before the Government update on COVID restrictions made on 8.12.21*

Top tips
06:58 Tip 1 - Adapt – “Planning is important, but plans are a waste of time” Winston Churchill
10:50 Tip 2 – “Sweep the sheds” - nobody is too senior to roll their sleeves up
13:30 Tip 3 – Take responsibility, act like a leader

Show notes:
David Marquet’s talk on ‘Greatness Leadership on a Submarine’

Books:

Scrum – Jeff Sutherland
James Kerr – Legacy
David Marquets Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules

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