The next video in our Coach chapter is of financial services CEO Geoff Summerhayes. Geoff explains how having a coach helped him to look at his challenges more objectively, and to create a playbook for positive change.

We have now come to Chapter 4 of the CEO video series, ‘Coach’. The Coach metaphor describes how a coaching staff can collectively help leaders achieve their aspirations. It is not about leaders becoming coaches; it’s about leaders letting themselves be coached by others – consultants, colleagues, even family members.

The first video in our Coach chapter is marketing and retail executive Anthony Heraghty. Anthony explains how having a coach helped him to expand his field of vision and increase his sense of personal accountability for change.

The final video in our Master Chef chapter is of media and advertising CEO Tim Castree. Tim explains one of the things that helped him move away from “fear” and towards something more positive was the coaching relationship that he had.

This brings us to the conclusion of Chapter 3 of the CEO Video Series: ‘Master Chef’.

The next video in our Master Chef chapter is financial services executive Vicki Doyle. Vicki describes how it’s much easier to be an effective leader in good times, but the true test for a leader’s skill comes in times of great challenge.

We have now come to Chapter 3 of the CEO series, ‘Master Chef’. The Master Chef metaphor is about artfully applying leadership “science” – frameworks, tools and strategies for change – to help make transformation happen. Over time, leaders can and should advance from amateur cook to master chef, using their skills with increasing flair in order to maximize their impact.

The first video in our Master Chef chapter is of financial services CEO Dennis Fox. Dennis explains the importance of taking small steps in his journey to change his impact.

 

We have now come to Chapter 2 of the CEO series, the ‘Snowball’. The metaphor of the Snowball describes a virtuous cycle of accountability that propels the change effort forward. It starts with the leader, and builds momentum as others are swept up in the journey.

The first video in our Snowball chapter is of Clynton Bartholomeusz, Managing Director in a leading global FMCG company. Clynton explains the ‘Snowball’ effect that was created after he decided to become a constructive leader.

The final video in our fire chapter is financial services CEO Christine Christian, who describes how she turned her burning platform into a burning ambition.

This brings us to the conclusion of Chapter 1 of the CEO Video Series: ‘Fire’. In our next series of CEO videos, we will focus on the ‘Snowball”.

Today begins the “CEO video series.” Over the coming weeks, I will be sharing short videos of several CEOs who were involved in my original doctoral research, and several of those who were featured in my book Leadership Transformed. The videos will follow the basic structure of the ‘7 Metaphors for Leadership Transformation’ that you are hopefully already familiar with, starting with ‘Fire’. The fire metaphor describes the motivational forces that initiate and sustain transformation efforts, including the shift from a burning platform to a burning ambition, as well as personal and organisational reasons for change.

The first video in our fire chapter is media and advertising CEO Tim Castree, who explains the significance in moving away from his burning platform to a burning ambition.