30 minutes | Aug 31, 2021

S1 Ep 09 - Niven Postma - Leaders: Be Human. The Bad News Is, It's That Simple

In this episode, Niven talks about the ways that leaders can inspire engagement and innovation even in the most conservative financial organizations, how snow melts at the edges, and how the feeling of being listened to is the same as the feeling of being loved.Niven Postma works as a strategy, leadership and culture consultant and facilitator for clients in South Africa, the UK, Germany, Scandinavia and Australia, in industries as diverse as financial services, professional services, media, petrochemicals, retail and manufacturing. She lectures at Henley Business School and on various global leadership development programmes and is the author of the book If You Don’t Do Politics, Politics Will Do You: A Guide to Navigating Politics Ethically and Successfully (And Yes it is Possible!) She worked as Head of Leadership and Culture for the Standard Bank Group (the largest bank by assets in Africa) spanning all the countries where the Group operates and affecting all fifty-five thousand employees. She was also Head of External Strategy at the South African Reserve Bank, Head of the South African Reserve Bank Academy, responsible for the delivery of all learning and leadership development, Chief Executive Officer of NOAH (Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity), one of the largest children’s NGOs in South Africa, Chief Executive Officer of the Businesswomen’s Association (BWA), the largest association of business and professional women in South Africa, and as a Consultant with the global strategy consulting firm Monitor Company, where she worked on cases for clients in South Africa, Boston and Turkey. She earned her BA degree from the University of Stellenbosch, EMBA at the UCT Graduate School of Business, and her PG Dip Futures Studies at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She was an inaugural Fellow of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Programme and an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow.Silicon Valley based company Innovation Minds takes a crucial step in helping  solve the new challenges of the post-pandemic global workplace by launching this podcast, in which we interviews a diverse offering of business leaders from around the planet on how to use innovation to engage the workforce, as well as how to innovate engagement using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to humanize relationships in the new distributed workplace.Innovation Minds is a leader in using AI-driven technology to engage employees through their philosophy of Innovation At the Edge, and decided to launch this podcast to promote the urgent need for engagement at this delicate time.Guests for our first season include corporate HR leads, world-class consultants, best-selling authors, and employee engagement and innovation experts working across a wide range of industries: Clint Pulver, Themba Chakela Jamie NotterMaddie Grant Delano Johnson Shawn Nason Luke Jamieson Coonoor Behal Jeff Tobe Niven Postma Adriana Bokel Herde Sindhu Joseph and Dickson TangYou can read more about our season one guests at our website, and sign up for reminders to make sure you never miss an episode. 
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