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500%: How Two Pioneers in Self-Leadership Achieved an Unbelievable Increase in Productivity

Season 4, Ep. 71

Andrew Holm Julian Wilson and Dawna Jones met in 2015 when Dawna was nomadically wandering Europe in search of management innovators. The morning spent resulted in their first podcast so in this one, after the publication of book #2 Dawna and Andrew dive deeper into the temptations of transformation, how to meet the messiness of switching out a business model while measuring increases to customer service, quality, price and value.  Steering their decisions using data, we talk about the dangers of relying on data alone, and the man in the mirror conversations when self-leadership and self-management meet.  Designed on the building blocks of natural systems we cover how Matt Black achieved a 500% in productivity while believing it wasn't possible. 

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Podcast Intro music courtesy of Mark Romero Music. Alignment.

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How to Hire for the Meaning and Self-Engagement that Make Us Resilient in Pandemics and at Work

Season 4, Ep. 72
In the first of this series on using Covid to advance business thinking and doing,High Performance Storyfounder Cameron Powell draws on his own experience with adversity, and the importance of meaning, to explain why the way companies search for talent actively filters out talent, as well as diversity and innovation - and why adversity is a good teacher for unpredictable times. “You can’t find the growth mindset of innovators,” he says, “from the fixed mindset of today’s hiring.”In this provocative, contrarian, and wide-ranging conversation, you’ll learn:Why the capacity to manage scary uncertainty - evident in the courageous non-conformity of artists, deep readers, meditators, and entrepreneurs - is absolutely critical to creativity and innovationWhy we should focus on underlying strengths - strategy, empathy, problem-solving - instead of taking lazy shortcuts of asking for specific credentialsWhy the self-employed are masters at the self-engagement and autonomous work that’s crucial to working remotelyWhy using applicant tracking systems to scan resumes can be “the biggest con” in talent, offering us the illusion we’ve discerned things worth discerningWhy “prior experience” ignores learning in, passion for, or even success in an experience - but actively filters out diversity of thought and innovationWhy HR needs more of just about every background but MBAs and people with HR credentialsWhy cover letters should ask candidates to focus on how they get into the Flow stateCameron is a founding member of Humancentric Labs, a consultancy specializing in freeing up human potential for maximum worker engagement and productivity. Cameron has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Cameron recently publishedOrdinary Magic: Promises I Made My Mother Through Life, Illness, and a Very Long Walk.Intro music is a track called Alignment by Mark Romero Music