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The final video in the Russian Dolls chapter is of technology services CEO Mike Shove. Mike explains how effectively managing his ‘up-line environment’ lifted his personal credibility in the global organization, and created an environment for success. This brings us to the conclusion of Chapter 7 of the CEO Video Series:
The next video in the Russian Dolls chapter is of Paul Timmins, Managing Director in a global technology services company. Paul reflects on how he learned to effectively manage his ‘up-line environment’, which in turn created the space for success in his local environment.
We have now come to Chapter 7 of the CEO video series, ‘Russian Dolls'. The Russian Dolls metaphor describes a complementary set of journeys that interact with a leader’s personal journey, thereby increasing levels of effectiveness. The first video in the Russian Dolls chapter is retail CEO Chris Beer. Chris explains how
The final video in our Movie chapter is of Anthony Heraghty, senior retail executive. Anthony explains how increasing self-awareness led to a much a greater sense of personal accountability. This brings us to the conclusion of Chapter 6 of the CEO Video Series: ‘Movie’.
The next video in our Movie chapter is of Clynton Bartholomeusz, Managing Director in a leading multinational FMCG company. Clynton describes how he learned to “pause his movie” and reflect on his actions in the moment.
We have now come to Chapter 6 of the CEO video series, ‘Movie’. The Movie metaphor involves processes for increasing self-awareness and reflection that allow leaders to first “edit” their performance, and then “direct” a movie that exemplifies their leadership vision. The first video in our Movie chapter is of Alan
The final video in our Mask chapter is of technology services CEO Mike Shove. Mike explains how the removal of his mask resulted in him discovering his own genuine style, which proved to be highly effective. This brings us to the conclusion of Chapter 4 of the CEO Video Series: ‘Mask’.
The next video in our Mask chapter is of Jim Varghese, former Director General in the Queensland Government. Jim explains how his decision to lead authentically resulted in an inexhaustible supply of energy for himself, and his organization.
We have now come to Chapter 5 of the CEO video series, ‘Mask’. The metaphor of the Mask has two aspects: the concealment of perceived imperfections, and the adoption of an identity that is misaligned with a leader’s authentic self, values or aspirations. The first video in our Mask chapter is