E3 – Baking Learning & Growth into BAU alongside Agile Ways of Working

E3 – Baking Learning & Growth into BAU alongside Agile Ways of Working

Cutting Through

Helping experts
engage ‘outsiders'
in complex ideas

Damien discusses his strategy for engaging 7Eleven in a new Agile-aligned learning strategy.

He shares his experience in engaging the leadership as well as the organisation in this new approach to learning and growth. This includes

  • How Agile offers natural opportunities to ‘bake learning in' to the BAU operating rhythm (which you can do even if you are not adopting Agile ways of working)
  • How to engage up, down and sideways to be confident your idea is ‘sold' before you pitch it
  • How he demonstrates the business value of learning

Timestamps 

0:00 – Introduction 

1:10 – How the Agile model works 

3:38 – The challenge of changing how a business looks at learning and skill development 

11:26 – Selling the idea of ‘baked in’ learning rather than a ‘tick and flick' approach 

22:54 – The importance of creating a pitch that ties together business outcomes and learning  

27:43 – Laying the groundwork before taking the pitch to SLT 

33:16 – Novel ways of influencing and engaging leaders in learning 

39:06 – Damien’s final tips for pitching a new way of approaching learning within a business 

RESOURCES

  1.  Access the details of the books Damien mentioned in the episode notes >>
  2. Connect with Damien on LinkedIn here
E2 – Richard Medcalf – Making Time For Strategy

E2 – Richard Medcalf – Making Time For Strategy

Cutting Through

Helping experts
engage ‘outsiders'
in complex ideas

Do you struggle to find time to think at work?

In this episode, Richard shares ideas to help ‘cut through' with our diaries so we have time to think.

Although he primarily focuses on strategy, the overlap for communication is clear.

He offers ideas to help you ‘cut through' with your diary so you have time to think.

 

Timestamps

0:00 – Introduction  

1:43 – Why we need to make time for Strategy  

3:56  – How the ‘Infinity trap‘ is holding you back  

7:05 – Viewing strategic time as the indicator of future success  

13:19 – Focusing on reinventing how you work, not just increasing productivity  

16:39 – Taking the first steps towards increasing your strategic time 

 

RESOURCES

  1.  Listen to Richard's podcast Impact Multiplier CEO here
  2. Connect with Richard on LinkedIn here