My latest newsletter on Exponential Growth and Leadership:
As we move into the festive season, I’d like to wish you the best over this period. I’ve also got three things I’d like to share with you:
– SuperCEO: The Leadership Accelerator
– A piece on Innovation Psychology and Cognitive Business
– A series on Near-Death, Career Choices and Life Lessons
Announcing SuperCEO: No Holds Barred, Extremely Powerful Leadership Acceleration
I’m very excited to let you know that we have created a new program called SuperCEO: The Leadership Accelerator. This 10-week program provides leaders with insights and skills that empower them to exponentially scale themselves and grow their businesses.
The pilot program commences on the 8th February 2016 with a select cohort of CEOs participating in weekly workshops and one on one rocket coaching sessions.
The program covers a range of topics, including:
* Achieving Exponential Growth
* Becoming an Elite Performer
* Creating Contagion
* Shifting from Great to Extraordinarily Great
* Building a Plan, Data, Progress Operating System.
Rocket coaching is a unique methodology consisting of high powered 30 minute sessions designed to enable leaders to punch through on issues, making solid ground in areas they’ve been stuck on.
By the end of the program CEOs will feel like they’ve applied an accelerant to their issues and to achieving their goals as winning business leaders.
SuperCEO will benefit individual CEOs as well as those within a venture firm’s portfolio or part of a corporate venturing program as they will develop a common understanding and have access to a shared exponential growth operating system.
The program will run 2 to 3 times a year and as every aspect is conducted over the Internet, CEOs from anywhere in the world can participate. More details can be found on the SuperCEO Facebook Page.
Innovation Psychology and Cognitive Business:
It is fantastic to see the current high level of interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. However, I do harbor concern about its longevity. Without solid ROI much of this activity will eventually fall on fallow ground. The current fervour favours mechanisms and methodologies over nurturing talent, building capability and breaking new ground.
Hackathon junkies abound. Pitch panels prognosticate. CEOs yawn.
Just like us humans have cognitive capabilities, I believe so do organisations. Even more interestingly, organisational cognition is a mirror that reflects the collective cognition of its people. This insight is what my recent piece on Innovation Psychology builds on. It points to the arrival of a new cognitive business era, in which organisations are far more mindful than in previous eras. Tapping into innovation psychology CEOs can ensure their companies continue to forge ahead.
Near-death, Career Choices and Life Lessons
A two-piece series has been published by Thread Publishing profiling my journey over the past few years. Here are some highlights:
– How dying redefined my career
At the time of my sudden cardiac death I was defined by my work as part futurist, part serial-entrepreneur, part advisor and part former venture capitalist. What I was doing allowed me to assimilate these different aspects into giving unique, analytical advice.
Coming through this experience I feel extremely grateful to be in the small percentage of people that survived. That gratitude has made me feel I have a responsibility to make more of a difference in the world.
– Life lessons of a near-death experience
The experience altered my perception of time completely. I no longer feel the same sense of urgency to be busy and to track ourselves against a linear, progressive timeline.
We should focus less on keeping ourselves on an ego-determined path – or a path set by our peer group, culture or society. That way is fraught with artificial drivers and makes us feel like we have to do certain things to be successful and happy. Those measurements, for me, are no longer important. What’s important is listening to our inner voice, our soul, and focusing on what resonates with us deeply. This is where we find true joy.
My overarching goal is to bring about a stronger sense of empathy. Being more empathetic with others can not only create deeper connections and stronger leaders, it can also act as a forcing function for solving many of the big issues in our world: hunger, poverty, suffering, war.
We are limitless in our capability, but we need to break free from our societal constructs and personal constraints – and truly come alive.
At EXOscalr we draw energy from our clients by working with them to burst the constraints of their potential and make a difference. We have created algorithms and an operating system to help people understand and navigate their exponential growth and transformation and to keep them directionally correct and moving forward.
As a coach and leadership adviser I constantly focus on the trends in achieving exponential growth and how you can make more difference.
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