Episode 68: Leading Large-Scale Change In Industry with Richard James
In this episode of The Thinking Leader, Bryce Hoffman and Marcus Dimbleby talk with Richard James, Managing Director at Accenture, and a thought leader in agile and the ways of working.
They discuss how to lead large-scale transformational change in industry by showing humility and vulnerability as a leader. Richard also talks about the need for empathy and sympathy from leaders, to understand how changes will affect people at all levels of the industry. He particularly emphasizes the importance of developing a culture of experimentation and learning to embrace changes and ensure their success.
They also talk about being agile and how its perception has shifted in recent years. Leadership is often the biggest challenge for agile, preferring to stick to the status quo rather than making the brave decisions to change. The discussion also covers how leaders can adapt to best prepare their companies and employees for large-scale change.
In this episode:
- How leaders can develop to best support businesses for large-scale change
- The importance of breaking down internal conflicts before your company undergoes major changes
- How the perception of agile has changed, and why it is still important for modern businesses
- Why leaders need to be comfortable with ambiguity
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Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!