Kicking Boxes Podcast|Become a Better Leader with Disruptive Leadership Lessons|Interviews with Thought Leaders Who are Disrupting the Status Quo in Business and Industry to Make the World a Better Place
About This Show
On the Kicking Boxes Podcast, Randy Cadieux from V-Speed, LLC interviews leaders from around the globe who are using their experience, expertise and education to disrupt the status quo in business and industry. Thought leaders are interviewed about disruptive leadership to find out how they are working to change key areas in various industries. Critical subjects that underpin Operational Excellence are explored, including reliability, safety, quality, organizational learning and many other areas. “Kicking Boxes” means getting out into the field, on the production floor, or wherever real work gets done so leaders can “kick the boxes” (a metaphor for getting rid of the barriers between leaders and their teams so they can really engage with the workforce to learn how to make their organizations more effective and efficient). If you are looking for ACTIONABLE information and detailed stories about how guests are using disruptive leadership to change the status quo, the Kicking Podcast is for you. Guests are asked to share their real stories about disruptive leadership, what inspired them to start their quests, and what areas they think need the most disruption in business or industry. Subjects of leadership, safety, safety leadership, high-reliability organizations, human performance, Crew Resource Management, risk management, business innovation, system design, and many other areas are discussed to help you become a better leader using REAL, EFFECTIVE techniques. Come on and join the “V-Speed Squadron” (our community of listeners) and let’s get ready to kick some boxes!
Most Recent Episode
Episode 25-Moving Away from Blame and Towards Organizational Learning with Jason Hand of VictorOps
Oct 18 16
Overview: Jason Hand and I discuss the importance of moving away from a blame-oriented culture and towards a learning culture. Jason talks about the importance of understanding how cognitive biases influence decision-making and the need to understand this when conducting post mortems. Jason talks about balancing efficiency and thoroughness, and the importance of using blame-free post mortems as a means for learning. While Jason comes from a tech world, this talk has application to a variety of sectors, including high-risk industrial work. Jason Hand’s Biography: DevOps Evangelist at VictorOps, organizer of DevOpsDays - Rockies, author of the books O’Reilly’s “ChatOps: Managing Operations from Group Chat" as well as "ChatOps for Dummies”. Jason is a co-host of “Community Pulse” (a podcast on building community in tech), and organizer of a number of DevOps related events in the Denver/Boulder area. A frequent speaker at DevOps events around the country, Jason enjoys talking to audiences large and small on a variety of technical and non-technical subjects such as Modern Incident Management, Learning From Failure, Cognitive Bias, ChatOps, and building communities. Show Notes: Information Technology is no longer just a cost center and needs to be seen as a way for companies to innovate and become market leaders. Trying to innovate and experiencing failure can be an important way to learn. Post-Mortems are an important tool for learning and organizations should be transparent about learning and sharing that information about safety with others in the industry. Root cause analysis may uncover something that broke, and that can be fixed, but it may result in a lack of innovation in complex systems unless the organization tries to avoid a check the box mentality for a quick-fix and actually learn and improve the system. After negative events occur, when investigators use the word “why” that can sometimes imply “who” and it is important to avoid blame during post-mortem events, yet organizations often seek blame and accountability from a single individual. Accountability means to “give an account of what took place” or describe what too place. Accountability is not the same as responsibility. DevOps works to create high-functioning teams rather than silo’d teams. When silo’ing goes away organizations can become more innovative and other industries may learn a great deal from how DevOps is