We had a rare insight on this podcast episode into what it takes to lead well, and to enjoy it.
Imagine having a framework that gives you such a complete understanding of human nature that you can get back to enjoying the job of leadership?
This is what Andrew has spent a number of years outlining to leaders, after he himself noticed the same consistent problems in organisations, regardless of their industry.
Leaders don’t like their performance frameworks, regardless of what they are. Silos tend to form. Change seems to be resisted.
Andrew wondered what was driving these consistent themes, if it wasn’t industry and it wasn’t factors to do with the companies he worked for.
With a mining and manufacturing background, and as an HR leader himself, Andrew was thrilled to discover a framework with huge relevance, which opened up options and enabled leaders to lead effectively.
He shares the story of how in one organisation he redesigned the performance framework around human instincts and people loved it.
I encouraged you to take a little time to listen to Andrew explain a few of the nine human instincts, so you’ll see how powerful these can be in your leadership practice.
“How am I going to influence the classifying moment, the very moment when people hear about this change?” Andrew O’Keeffe
3:13 – What the framework of Nine Human Instincts involves
6:21 – Why instinct is a valuable thing to tune into
8:40 – How instincts relate to appraisals
12:41 – The impact of redesigning appraisals according to instinct
14:21 – The inaccuracy of people being resistant to change
15:51 – What really happens in circumstance of change
18:22 – Influencing the classifying moment when people hear about change
22:03 – What’s good about gossip
24:44 – Is hybrid work sustainable?
26:01 – COVID misleading around hybrid and remote work
27:57 – How new people learning the ropes and culture affects hybrid sustainability