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44 minutes | Jul 14, 2019
Alan Wick: developing a culture of self responsibility - how the heck should organisations do that?!
The Friction Free podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish.In this 45-minute conversation with Alan Wick, business coach and consultant - you will hear:The legacy of command and control, KPIs and the rigidity of 20th century management thinkingWhy we shouldn’t be seduced by the fashion for throwing around words like empowerment, freedom and self responsibleWhat is a realistic goal for uber large or highly regulated organisations, in terms of self responsibilityHow to handle organisations driven by big personalities where leaders are ‘leading hard’ and the transition to distributed power feels large.Is it literally a case that the more the self responsibility the better? (Short answer = no)Why (despite the rush for experimentation) developing self responsibility requires a more gradual change and the case for ‘pre-paving’ for the changeHear Alan troubleshoot and me through a range real world examples of where self responsibility has got stuckFind Alan Wick here:www.alanwick.comOn Twitter: @alanwickAlan’s radio show: Real Business on Meridian FM and via Tune In radio http://www.meridianfm.com/real_business_with_alan_wick/You can find Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary (there’s no cost)
32 minutes | Jun 30, 2019
John Bura: side hustling and what it means for your employees
The On The Horizon podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish.Side hustling - the development of additional revenue streams alongside your full time career - is here and it’s here to stay so what should companies understand about this shift in their employees’ mindsets (and income streams). In this podcast, we talk to John Bura, CEO of Mammoth InteractiveWhat companies can gain from fostering their employee’s desire to learn new things, take their own initiative and develop their own side hustle Stealing ideas … or bringing new ideas back in the organisation? How should organisations consider the flow of intellectual property - both hard and soft?Why what matters most is that your people prosper.The concept of the half-way side hustle - where the employer finds the work for them!What to do when it gets messy…. (and it might)… and how to set up your own side hustle, if you want to do this yourself.Find John Bura here:John’s brilliant Youtube channel and the Mammoth Interactive website. @mammothcompany @johnburaYou can find Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
38 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
Roy Marriott: how to generate change without generating friction
The Friction Free podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish. Roy Marriott has the deftest of touches when it comes to organisation change. Whatever challenges I’ve thrown at him over the last couple of years (and in this podcast), he seems to have the knack of reframing, rethinking and making oh so simple.Join Roy and I to explore:The two secrets Roy knows that no one else* knows (and by the way, there is a bonus Secret 2A!)Why the greatest impediment to organisational change is the idea that it can be achieved through an organisational change processWhat Appreciative Inquiry can teach us about generating change without generating friction and help us see organisations as a complex adaptive system in which change is naturally happening all the timeWhat is Agile organisational development .. and why it’s more effective and how you can sell to a board and get a budget for?What is the Zone of Productive Change? Clue: it’s the overlap between what the org wants and what individuals want.Hear Roy coach me through a real change challenge I’m working on right now.(*Well some people do, but it’s quite cool to hear Roy describe them in his clever words)We reference:- Kotter’s model of change (and by the way, it’ll take 10 years)Find Roy and I on Twitter@roy_s_marriott@cbedingfield@onefishcommsBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
33 minutes | Jun 9, 2019
Alan Wick: what I've learnt from working with 1000 start ups
The On The Horizon podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish.In this 45-minute conversation with Alan Wick, business coach and consultant - you will hear:About the relationship to money of the leaders of the organisation - how that transcends both start ups AND large organisationsWhat big companies can learn from start ups about team sizeThe power and curse of a start up style ‘force of nature’ personality in your leadership team - how to handle it, how to use itThe concept of “Partneritis” and how that can handcuff large companies tooHow to develop self-responsibility when people feel far away from the results of their actions in a large companyWe reference:Dr. Mary Lippitt (1987) developed a model for complex change with 5 key elements: Vision, Incentives, Resources Skills and plan. You can download a summary hereFind Alan Wick here:www.alanwick.comOn Twitter: @alanwickAlan’s radio show: Real Business on Meridian FM and via Tune In radioYou can find Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
47 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
Steve Stark: why teaching people to tame their email inbox is a route to transforming your culture
The Friction Free podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish: www.onefishcomms.co.ukSteve Stark and his company, Then Somehow, make tools for making work better… and he also makes the most heavenly cider in Sussex slash the world.Email is not just ‘email’ but:a major part of our working life we’ve not been given skills to handlewhich is influenced by social normsand taps into our addictive desire for information and connectionNo wonder it remains a problem that resists solution. Steve Stark’s workshop tackles the root cause of the email problem for each individual - and clears their inbox by the end of the day.Full of hidden gems, in this podcast you will find out:Why email is not just email but an activity that is influenced by and exerts invisible forces, unacknowledged beliefs and untested assumptions - and that uncovering these is the secret to unshackling ourselves from our emailHow our email problem is all our own fault… and why that’s BRILLIANT because it means we can do something about itThe mysterious outcomes that emerge when people tame their inbox: “I feel more engaged at work”How tackling email is a powerful and accessible lever to address bigger culture issues in a safe way and through experimenting.. including a blame culture or lack of clarity of ownership and decision makingAnd most importantly… what is the earliest socially acceptable time of day to drink ciderWe reference:Love Not Smoking: Do Something Different guideFind Steve and I on twitter:@thensomehow@stevesta@bignosebeardy (this is the cider)@cbedingfield@onefishcommsWebsites:www.thensomehow.comwww.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
48 minutes | May 26, 2019
Martyn Evans: scaling up agile ways of working
Firstly we apologies for the audio quality near the beginning of the podcast, the internet was failing us slightly but thankfully not for too long!The On The Horizon podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish: www.onefishcomms.co.ukIn this 45-minute conversation with Martyn Evans - Head of Product at Unboxed - you will hear:Learning from Government Digital Service - the surprise success story from the heart of UK central governmentThe unintended consequences of trying to scale something emergentWhy we should try to understand our stakeholders to the same depth as we understand the users of the serviceHow to find a way to open up the conversation from when a stakeholder says ‘we know what we want’Why when people who are used to rules start using Agile, weird things can happenWhether it’s worth the cost and blood/sweat/tears of trying to shift to a more agile way of workingThe credible alternative to systematically rolling out Agile (and it’s very cool)Why Martyn no longer tolerates people saying ‘digital is a way to save money’. It’s not - it’s a way to make things better.Before the phrase “digital transformation” disappears… find Martyn and Unboxed via Onefish Twofish and here:https://unboxed.coOn Twitter: @martynrevans @ubxdYou can find Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
50 minutes | May 5, 2019
Kamala Katbamna: Should you be a vulnerable leader? And is that even a thing you should be trying to control...?
The On The Horizon podcast series is brought to you by business culture creators Onefish Twofish: www.onefishcomms.co.ukIn this 50-minute conversation with Kamala Katbamna - coach, facilitator and consultant to senior leaders - you can find out more about…Where vulnerability has come from as a concept in business leadership and why you’re hearing so much about it at the momentWhat vulnerability is and isn’t and its role in leadershipWhether you can have, or show, too much vulnerabilityHow to show authentic vulnerability - and at what point it becomes forced and inauthenticThe relationship between vulnerability and psychological safety - something many organisations are striving forHow you could tackle vulnerability in leadership across a whole organisationHow Kamala and Carrie face their own vulnerability by singing together live on the podcast… yikes:-)Find Kamala via Onefish Twofish and here:www.chirp.org.ukOn Twitter: @chirp_song and @kamalakatbamnaYou can find Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
42 minutes | Apr 21, 2019
Alan Moore: why beauty might be the ultimate metric for cultural change
The On The Horizon podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish: www.onefishcomms.co.ukIn this 45-minute conversation with Alan Moore, speaker, author and creator of beauty in business, you can find out more about how…Beauty forms the building blocks for life and therefore a beautiful business in one that is there to add to the world, and the opposite of one that is designed to consume and amass profit at any costWe are not really allowed to talk about beauty at work - despite the fact that it’s one of the most powerful organising principles we have available to us as humans“Is this the most beautiful decision we can make” is the ultimate cut through. Everyone knows what this means. It speaks to a higher, deeper, more integratedIs beauty too high an aspiration for a regular business like yours and mine?What beautiful leadership, decision making, culture products and services really look like in practice - from zero hours contracts to fuel emissions.None of us want to make ugly decisions - and what beauty truly gives us.Our future values are shifting and we want the profitable decision AND the good decision (and millennials are willing to fight for it)We reference:Alan’s book Do Design: Why Beauty is Key to EverythingA Beautiful Question by Frank Wilczek - a Nobel Prize-winning physicist argues that beauty is the fundamental organizing principle for the entire universeFind Alan via Onefish Twofish and here:Beautiful.businessOn Twitter @alansmlxlYou can find Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
54 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Corrina Gordon-Barnes: how to reduce friction or frustration in ANY relationship at work (or home)
The Friction Free podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish: www.onefishcomms.co.ukIn this 45-minute conversation with Corrina Gordon-Barnes - founder, coach and practitioner in reducing relationship friction - you will hear:The mental soundtrack that causes all of the friction in our relationships and gets in the way of feeling connected and ‘being ok’ as a personHow we give power to the other person, making them the reason why we don’t feel ok - and why we have to stop this (hard, hard, hard - or is it?!)Learn how our expectations set up resentment for the future and, whilst they might be reasonable, they take out into fiction and outside our own zone of power .. and into stress and frustrationDiscover a step by step process for working with that mental soundtrack to break its power over us, get into stress-free reality and making progress towards what we DO want rather than fighting what we DON’T want.And why acceptance is the opposite of being passive (bear with us!) and takes us INTO our power***Listen to A live coaching session with Carrie, working through a real scenario for real using this process***We reference:Byron Katie and The WorkFind Corrina via Onefish Twofish and at her relationship website:www.corrinagordonbarnes.comOn Twitter @CorrinaGBYou can find Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
45 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
Antony Quinn: how to intermingle people, ideas and technology to create innovation
The Friction Free podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish: www.onefishcomms.co.ukIn this 45-minute conversation with Antony Quinn - part of our extended Onefish team and founder of intermingled.org - you will hear:Why leadership is about creating the conditions for intermingling people and ideasA powerful description of the shift from linear, sequenced working practices to collaborationDiscussion of the challenges of moving from a traditional structure to working in mixed teams in a networked way for faster innovation - and how to address each oneCultural intelligence - what is it and how can we use it in our organisations to encourage collaborationWhat a non-hierarchical structure might look likeWhy cultivating weak connections is every leader’s taskBoundary spanning leadership - what it is and why it’s the futureMaking your scaffolding visible and improvable - the invisible methods you use to do things at work that can be hidden from viewSimple ways to start on a journey of collaborative innovation when everyone is flat out on the ‘day job’We reference:Boundary spanning leadershipCultural intelligenceImprov training in businessFind Antony via Onefish Twofish and here:On Twitter @antonyquinn and @IntermingledHQwww.intermingled.orgFind Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
36 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
Nick Himowicz: simple work hacks from creating flow, reducing distraction and improving meetings
The Friction Free podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish: www.onefishcomms.co.ukIn this 45-minute conversation with Nick Himowicz - part of our extended Onefish team and founder of Mind Apps - you will hear:Starting to make visible some of the invisible ways we have of working together (like how we use email) so that they can be designed and improvedThe difference between people who believe that their intelligence and capabilities are static and can’t be improved (fixed mindset) and those who believe they can improve, learn and grow (growth mindset) and why that has a profound impact on how much effort people are willing to put in.Spotting and exiting parent-child approaches to developing your people and conversely responding to the “You tell us, you’re the expert” approachThe role of leaders in championing the concept of growth mindset and getting information flowing around a company, in all directionsHow to listen to customers (and actually listen), making space for it, making it easy to log and making sure it’s always top of the agendaWhat is flow, what are the conditions for flow, and why the smartphone is the single biggest smasher of your flowUnderstanding some of the tricks smartphone interface designers use to steal OUR attention to make THEIR business more valuableHow to set your phone up so that it works for YOU not the company you bought it from (including using settings you have probably never seen like turning all your icons to black and white) How to use Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats to separate out the spaghetti of a meeting conversation into clear stages of thinking that allow groups to work closely togetherWhy operating in different modes (or ‘hats’) can create friction and frustrationAnd how we can work together in the same mode for example separating out strategic thinking about what SHOULD be done from exploring what information and data you have to help you do it and from discussing how we FEEL about a situationWe reference:Carol S. Dweck - a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Dweck is known for her work on the mindset psychological traitGary Vaynerchuk @garyvee - The Value of a 3-Minute Call Edward de Bono is commonly acknowledged as the father of lateral thinking and author of Six Thinking HatsFind Nick via Onefish Twofish and here:On Twitter @nickhimowww.getmindapps.com Find Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
45 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
Dr Rachel Morris: minimise stress that is standing in the way of performance
The Friction Free podcast series is brought to you by Onefish Twofish: www.onefishcomms.co.uk In this 40-minute conversation with Dr Rachel Morris - founder of Wild Monday - packed with hugely helpful insights and practical advice, you will hear:Why our brains see danger all around us and respond in unhelpful waysHow to let go of our own baggage around stress which holds us back from truly supporting our teamSpotting the early signs of stressFacing up to stress in your team when you feel unqualified and don’t want to open up pandora’s boxWhat to do when employees are emoting (whinging!) and threatening to drain everyone’s batteriesHow you can enable peers to informally coach each other ‘in the moment’ and why that so effectiveWe reference:Dr Steve Peters’ book: The Chimp ParadoxThe amygdala in the brainFind Dr Rachel Morris here:on Twitter @DrRachelMorris and @wild_mondaywww.wildmonday.co.ukFind Onefish Twofish here: on Twitter @onefishcomms and @cbedingfieldhttps://www.onefishcomms.co.ukBook a FREE 25 minute call straight into Carrie’s diary.
59 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
Carrie Bedingfield: empowering teams without the wheels coming offCarrie Bedingfield
Culture Change Paradoxes Podcast Series, Episode 5.With Onefish Twofish founder, Carrie Bedingfield.How can you dismantle command-and-control and stay safe as an organisation?To become faster, more agile and innovative (and many other words we through around in culture change) involves some dismantling of command and control. We’ve been talking about ’empowering teams for two decades. The reality of reducing hierarchy and releasing some control is easy to write in a powerpoint slide and difficult to do in practice. And it’s not surprising. Businesses succeeded in the 20th century through controlling processes and through strong management practices. Carrie will explore the tensions between empowering teams and the natural and important desire to keep the organisation safe.Show notes:Richard Stobart, CEO of UnboxedFin Goulding and Haydn Shaughnessy and their book on Flow: A Handbook for Change MakersMike Pegg and the Strengths movementEric Berne and his work on Transactional AnalysisBrian Robertson and his work on HolocracyWe are on twitter at @onefishcomms and @CBedingfieldFind us at www.onefishcomms.co.uk
60 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
Andrew Wood: how to manage yourself while you're managing change
Culture Change Paradoxes Podcast Series Episode 4.With Onefish expert in engagement and communication driven change, Andrew Wood.How to drive change for others and set a challenging pace without leaving people behind.If you are thinking, planning and making change happen, you might find you are also the lightning rod for other people’s emotions. This can be a pretty tough, isolated road, and people travelling it need their own support!In this webinar Andrew Wood (Woody) reflects on some of the tensions of being a change agent – what is our personal relationship to the change we are responsible for? How can we change a system from inside? And what we can do to look after our wellbeing and energy as we offer so much of it up to other people? Show notes:Woody himself and Hcubed, the company he is a partner in.Bill Torbert and his work on Action Inquiry and triple-loop learning.Jennifer Garvey-Burger and her work on the need to be a sensor.The practice of supervision for a change agent.The drama triangle.We are on twitter at @onefishcomms, @CBedingfield, and Woody at @andrewlwoodFind us at www.onefishcomms.co.uk
59 minutes | Jan 28, 2019
Rick Harris: the paradox of authenticity vs shared company values
Culture Change Paraoxes Podcast Series, Episode 3.With Onefish expert on understanding and changing customer and employee experiences, Rick Harris.Should you encourange suthenticity or make everyone live the values?You want your people to be authentic. You want them to fully live out the values (and possibly measure and reward them on this). How can you enable people to be true to themselves and to the brand values? Is towing the company line authentic? Is it loyalty? Or faking it? How do companies set out a clear culture without being seen as dogmatic? In the latest in our series of HR and Change Paradoxes, Rick Harris explores some of the tensions and possiblities. Rick Harris is a hugely experienced customer and emplouyee experience thinker and deliverer and a regular contributor to Onefish Comms projects where people and brand values collide. Rick will help anyone responsibly for company or brand values to think through how to create a strong, loyal culture without risking dogma or losing personal authenticity. Show notes:Rick himself and Customer Faithful, the company he leads.Denise Lyon and her book on integrating brand and culture in large companies.Surface acting vs deep acting.Valuing difference vs rewarding conformity.Improving employee surveys and creating solutions from the feedback.We are on twitter at @onefishcomms, @CBedingfield and Rick at @cust_faithfulFind us at www.onefishcomms.co.uk
52 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
Tracee Finch: how to balance “driving” vs “allowing” engagement
Culture Change Paradoxes Podcast Series, Episode 2.With Onefish expert on employee engagement and experience, Tracee Finch.What to do when you know that employees will see straight through being “engaged” by the business?You want to proactively find ways to engage people. Equally you want to allow employees to engage authentically for themselves. How do you navigate the path between driving an engagement agenda vs creating the conditions for engagement and allowing people to engage, should they wish to? Push vs pull. Centrally powered vs employee driven. Ooof, it’s tricky.This podcast is for people who work on employee engagement and are looking for a much richer understanding of the complexity and subtlety of of engaging employees. Show notes:Tracee herself and her company, RealisedDave Snowden and his blog on taking actions that make negative stories more difficult to tellRalph Stacey who describes people as sensors with data to tap.Frank Barrett and his book ‘Yes to the Mess‘.On twitter we are @onefishcomms, @CBedingfield Find us at www.onefishcomms.co.uk
52 minutes | Jan 16, 2019
Richard Atherton: the exciting/painful truth about how to change culture in a real business
Culture Change Paradoxes Podcast Series Episode 1With Onefish expert on agile culture change in the workplace, Richard Atherton.Richard Atherton is one of the most experienced culture change ‘do-ers’ and the host of the popular Being Human podcast on iTunes. A regular contributor to Onefish Twofish culture transformation projects, he talks candidly about his experiences of going deep with leaders, hacking small successes and a possibly a few trip ups along the way. Show notes:From getting to the heart of leaders to starting small fires. Richard’s podcast, Being Human.First Human, the company he is a partner in.Dave Snowden and his blog on taking actions that make negative stories more difficult to tell.Ralph Stacey who describes people as sensors with data to tap.Frederick Laloux’s book “Reinventing Organisations” which talks about ‘human-sensing machines’ and which you can download on a pay-as-you-feel basis.On twitter we are @onefishcomms and Richard is @rathertonrichFind us at www.onefishcomms.co.uk
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