From 'Burning Platform' to 'Burning Ambition' This animation brings to life the 'Fire' metaphor; one of Dr Peter Fuda's seven metaphors for leadership transformation. It describes the motivational forces that initiate and sustain transformation efforts, including a burning platform and burning ambition, as well as personal and organizational reasons for change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfn6vD4yyC4
Peter is passionate about transformation and has shared his philosophies, learnings and strategies in countless speaking engagements to hundreds of thousands of leaders, on four continents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUg_4fzLJJc&list=PLTUqjipoDW7ZgUk3TqeamS4bXxGkrZ2Jr
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
The final video in our Coach chapter is of media and advertising CEO Tim Castree. Tim explains how his coaching relationship helped him to move beyond his fears and towards something more positive. This brings us to the conclusion of Chapter 4 of the CEO Video Series: ‘Coach’.
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
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.
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’.
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 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.
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’.
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 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.
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: