Mar 19, 2019
Introduction: This episode showcases some practices & principles that support teams be agile and adopt Flow principles in the digital world. Fin Goulding is an expert in business and technical agility having worked as a CIO or CTO in some major organisations like Aviva, PaddyPowerBetfair, Lastminute.com, HSBC and Travelocity. Fin is the co-founder of Flow Academy with Haydn Shaughnessy and has co-authored two books, Flow and 12 steps to Flow. Flow is a book for changemakers, mavericks and innovators. It demystifies the business of digital transformation. Fin is a prolific blogger, public speaker and social media enthusiast. He is also a keen marathoner.
Podcast episode summary: This conversation spoke to the work Fin now does in helping teams and organisations navigate digital transformation. Fin described the essence of his book, Flow, which is really a metaphor for work and how it should be, frictionless. Fin shared how people can be with change through visualisation techniques, stand-ups and the like where meaningful work and outcomes are discussed rather than problems. He admitted to stumbling across Agile and how it now informs so much of his thinking regarding Leadership, Teams and the business of providing value for clients.
Quotable Quotes: “helping people do their best work elsewhere” “As a Leader don't be a Vampire, sucking the energy out of a team”
Resources: the following includes the resources we alluded to over the course of our conversation