#20 Professor Keith Grint and the Wicked Problem of Leadership in Covid 19

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Professor Keith Grint and the Wicked Problem of Leadership in Covid 19

In this edition I am speaking to Keith Grint, Professor Emeritus at Warwick University.

We’re discussing Wicked Problems in general, the specific Wicked Problems of Covid-19, Brexit, and Leadership.

When Wicked Problems were first introduced by Rittel & Webber in 1973, various people have built upon the idea that it was Professor Grint, drawing on the work of Thompson’s Messy Solutions, who introduced the concepts of Tame and Critical problems, thus contextualising the problem-scape.

Keith Grint is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University where he was Professor of Public Leadership until 2018. He spent 10 years working in various positions across a number of industry sectors before switching to an academic career.

Since becoming an academic he has held Chairs at Cranfield University and Lancaster University and was Director of the Lancaster Leadership Centre. He spent
twelve years at Oxford University and was Director of Research at the Saïd Business School.

Scroll down for links to Keith’s books and a special Sage Journal Publication on Covid-19.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

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Keith’s Links

Read Keith’s article in the special Covid-19 edition of the Sage Journal:

Keith’s books:

  • Leadership (ed.) (1997)
  • Fuzzy Management (1997); The Machine at Work: Technology, Work and Society, (with Steve Woolgar) (1997)
  • The Arts of Leadership (2000)
  • Organizational Leadership (with John Bratton and Debra Nelson); Leadership: Limits and Possibilities  (2005)
  • Leadership, Management & Command: Rethinking D-Day (2008)
  • Sage Handbook of Leadership (edited with Alan Bryman, David Collinson, Brad Jackson and Mary Uhl-Bien) (2010)
  • Leadership: A Very Short Introduction (2010).
  • Keith’s latest book, Mutiny & Leadership is due out in late 2020.

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#19 Stephanie Klein: Mindful Mastery – Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong

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Stephanie Klein: Mindful Mastery – Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong

After nearly 3 decades of building Fortune 500 brands and serving as a 3x CMO, Stephanie founded Mindfire Mastery in 2020 to show leaders the secret power of using disruption to their advantage to catapult from functional to optimal.

As a certified professional coach and emotional intelligence teacher of the Google born Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program, she supports Executives and results-driven leaders who are struggling through overwhelming change and stress to build abundant resilience – connecting them more deeply to their mission and teams, so they can positively thrive in their careers with great ripple effects.

Her approach blends the art and science of business and brand leadership with cutting edge insights and tools from the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and core energy coaching.  She specializes in supporting leaders to accelerate their careers and pivot through change, so they can achieve even more with less effort, more flow and wellbeing.  

Her first book “Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong” will be published in 2021, showing high achievers the secret power of disruption to accelerate growth exponentially, so they can wake up to more resilience, joy and satisfaction on their own timetable.

Stephanie’s brand marketing and leadership experience spans many Fortune 500 organizations includes Hallmark, United Airlines, Kraft, Alberto-Culver, Coca-Cola, Cboe Global Markets and Northern Trust.

She is a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and a Certified teacher of the Google born mindfulness emotional intelligence program, Search Inside Yourself (SIY).  She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a BA in Psychology from Duke University, and she’s also a graduate of the Players Workshop of The Second City.  

She is proud and grateful to be a 9 year cancer survivor and a mentor with Imerman Angels to support others in their cancer journey. And to be the mother of two amazing daughters who are lighting up the world in their own unique ways.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

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Stephanie’s Links

mindfiremastery.com

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#17 Financial Transparency with Andy Agathangelou of The Transparency Task Force

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Financial Transparency with Andy Agathangelou of The Transparency Task Force

Andy is the Founder of the Transparency Task Force (TTF) the collaborative, campaigning community dedicated to driving positive, progressive and purposeful reform of the world’s financial services industry, through harnessing the transformational power of transparency.

Core to The TTF’s mission is to “encourage ongoing reform of the financial services sector, so that it serves society better” The TTF’s vision is “to create a large and highly respected international institution that helps ensure consumers are treated fairly by the financial services sector”.

In just 5 years the TTF has grown to over 2,500 volunteer members around the world who are organised and mobilised into subject-specific Groups.

It has spawned a book and numerous other artefacts – all of which can be viewed and downloaded from their website (see below).

Andy is also a Governor of the UK’s Pensions Policy Institute and A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts which is an international body focused on bringing 21 st Century enlightenment into commerce. He is a former Head of Strategic Relationships at Close Brothers Asset Management.

Andy is a serial community-builder; he builds communities to solve sector-wide problems – he previously helped to initiate and lead the creation of Friends of Automatic Enrolment and the Association of Member Nominated Trustees; two other successful financial services communities.

He lives in the UK but frequently speaks about the need for greater transparency and finance reform at conferences and symposia around the world.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

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Andy’s Links

Why We Must Rebuild Trustworthiness And Confidence In Financial Services

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