Carla has worked with me on gigs for the past two decades, she is EVP and GM International at SweeneyVesty. Here is a two-part guest post from Carla who attended the Unfiltered Live event.
Kevin RobertsChair of Unfiltered and emcee kicked the day off. We live in a VUCA world – Volatile, Complex, Uncertain, Ambiguous – which is daunting for the establishment.
For entrepreneurs, leaders and optimists everywhere it’s the best time ever to be alive and in business because we live actually in a SUPERVUCA world – Vibrant, Unreal, Crazy and Astounding.
Ideas are everything, they are the currency of a SUPERVUCA world. Execute and move from ‘Getting Things Done’ to ‘Making Things Happen’. Recite your ABCs…Ambition, Belief and Courage every morning.
Work at your luck, work hard for your luck, put yourself in a place where luck can happen. The “supernova” moments in business are fleeting, manage them by being agile and not gripping on too tightly. If you get it right, and collaborate with other businesses, special moments can happen where 1 + 1 = 3.
The idea is everything. We don’t always need to know the detail or the how, those things can happen through great partnership. The stories shared by Karen on her journey and successes were truly inspiring.
Get out of echo chamber of NZ. Be curious. Go where populations are young. We need to find new forms of protein that are environmental sustainable. As a country we need to be looking forward at how we attract talent. The young aspire to be in tribes to collaborate and share economies. With the intersection of tech and education, if we all live longer from 65 to 95, how are we going to keep learning? Be bold, brilliant and mission driven.
Be the best you can be. To win fast, you have to start fast. Liam gave the best ever description of CRAP: Criticism, Rejection, Assholes & Pressure. Be prepared to fail fast. Take positives out of failure that those who succeeded wouldn’t have noticed.
Have a winning mindset. Within business you have to deal with a lot of change and be in a hyper competitive state, so train your mind. Practice mindfulness, be consistent. Be bold, go the whole way, put your neck out.
Leadership. No one wants to stand on the battlefield alone. Humans make decisions on how they feel. Trust is built in small increments and can be broken easily. Trust account has withdrawals or deposits.
Culture is so important in high growth companies, roles change quickly so you need to have people who can go above and beyond.
Growth. Ask: what would I do if I was not afraid? What impact do I want to make on the world? Don’t benchmark on those around you, forge your own path.
Find your fuel. Need to be self aware, strengths, weaknesses. What makes you tick? Solve problems that fuel you, do something that you think matters. Level up, continuous improvement. Solve the problem.
What a morning session!