Landing 27 August 2020

Have you ever questioned what makes a good leader? Or wondered if it’s something you’re cut out for?

Our guest this week thinks leadership sits in the eye of the beholder.

Katherine Boiciuc, also known as KB is an Associate Director at Maximus International, an innovative business consultancy, where she mentors industry giants. 

She is a global leader with extensive experience in the technology and telco industries.  KB has held senior and influential roles focused on global impact and world technology enablement. She is also a popular public speaker and is passionate about diversity, inclusion and the future of work. KB has always been attracted to the tools that help people connect. She grew up with parents that travelled extensively and says her family relied on technology to stay together.

KB remembers waiting for AOL dial up to chat with her parents and thinks this experience is what propelled her career, which started at Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications provider.  KB’s time at Telstra charged her enthusiasm for futurism and 21st century leadership.

KB believes “multi year planning and the linear nature of decision making is gone.”

In this conversation, Mike and KB discuss the ways businesses are pivoting in response to COVID-19, decision fatigue and the three ingredients of courage.

It’s a real whirlwind and we hope it helps you navigate this new world we’re all adapting to.

In this episode Mike asks:

01:25 Leadership, where are we gonna start?
02:32 The pandemic’s really created this huge social reset, and I’m interested in the opportunities that’s affording to leaders in terms of accelerating some of their plans that might’ve been in a far horizon to now?
04:37 So things that have a real urgency around them like dealing with police brutality or climate change, do you think that they’re gonna be net beneficiaries from this big reset or do you think it’s actually gonna set those causes back?
05:55 What other key principles are in play around leadership today in this climate?
07:11 Is it an overstatement to say there are really no safe choices, no conservative choices that can be made in the current climate so you may as well try things and take some risks?
08:49 I’m interested in talking to you about how you got interested in futurism and what led you on that journey? Could you tell us a bit about the background, about how you got into this area?
11:51 How much time should they be spending on projecting forward into the future, in your opinion, and what kind of horizons should they be looking to? Is it three months, 12 months, five years, 10 years?
14:45 Authentic, vulnerable communication is not what is often taught to leaders in terms of how they present themselves and mitigate risk through the way that they’re speaking in public. So has that changed for you as well?
17:35 In terms of recovering from economies around the world that are now sliding into recession, what do you think the most productive approach to that challenge is now in terms of tackling pace of change, pivoting and really evolving and taking those steps into the future?
20:49 Is there anything that you’re seeing out there in the arts that gives you some inspiration about what the future of leadership might look like?
23:00 When you think about your own personal vision of the future and what leadership looks like on some horizon that you set, what are you shooting for? What do you hope for?

Stay safe and enjoy the Future of Leadership with Katherine Boiciuc.

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