Innovation in sports is about finding new ways to unlocking higher levels of human performance. Like the world of sports, as the world of business continues to become more competitive, leaders are looking to find marginal gains that give them an edge wherever they can. Companies looking to improve their ability to innovate often look to the world of sports for insight and inspiration.
Colin’s business was created to inspire leaders by disrupting the way they engage and develop their people, pioneering the concept of “creating playgrounds” to inspire new habits and ways of thinking.
Dave and Colin explore the “executive athlete” archetype, how vulnerability, openness, and emotional intelligence are crucial traits for every leader, and why leaders who look to drive peak performance without a high EQ not only won’t succeed – they will fail spectacularly. They also dig into Colin’s new book, Be More Wrong, and how it brings together the concepts of the Hero’s Journey, Design Thinking methodology, storytelling, personal resilience, psychological safety, strategic presence, and the blended skills of coaching and mentoring into a leadership framework.
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In the process of practicing courageous conversations in the role play, leaders were able to truly understand their intention versus their impact.May 25, 2022
The term psychological safety was coined by Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson. She defines it as “a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. Establishing a climate of psychological safety allows space for people to speak up and share their ideas.”May 10, 2022
The500 is a 9-month, cross-sector, socially-focused leadership development program that builds the leadership capability of senior business leaders while making a positive impact on society.April 29, 2022
Virtual reality leadership training is an immersive experience and in the case of multi-player VR training, leaders are immersed in a virtual world where they are expected to collaborate and successfully complete a series of tasks. An effective VR experience lasts 5 to 15 minutes and enables facilitators to test and observe a range of soft skills, including empathy, communication, collaboration, innovation, continuous improvement, agility, and much more.March 29, 2022
Make sure your team knows they can count on you as their leader, to provide a level of safety and security to achieve great things. My one piece of advice for up-and-coming leaders is – always be yourself, you are your greatest asset – be confident in your own abilities, the rest will follow.March 8, 2022
In this new, virtual world, an internal audit team needs to understand how to influence stakeholders, build strong and open internal cultures, and present clear and sufficient oversight over the risk agenda.January 28, 2022
During P2’s webinar on the topic of “what will the leader of 2022 face” our expert panelists explored key leadership pressure points, looking back at 2021 and forward in time to 2022, to make sense of the craziness.December 23, 2021
The holy grail of customer loyalty has vexed many an organization for many a year. Knowing that keeping loyal customers costs the business less than it does to replace them with new customers can focus leadership energy. Yet many spend too much time spent chasing the concept of satisfaction without actually thinking of customer experience. In fact, a whole industry has sprung up around customer loyalty – what is it? what drives it? how can we achieve it? and how can we measure it?December 21, 2021
Our goal is to create for leaders the chance to reconnect with the concept of play, fall out of their own thinking, take risks, experiment, and with a soft place to land – learn fast. These play areas or playgrounds are created to be a safe place but they do include the concept of stretch + rest = growth.December 15, 2021
What sets good leaders apart from great leaders isn’t rhetoric, but rather engagement. Engagement means genuinely listening, asking powerful questions to truly understand, working with the other individual, and having a powerful and meaningful conversation. This is a two-way process: it serves to enhance and not block; to grow and not limit; and finally to collaborate rather than just instruct. And it is tough to do.November 26, 2021
Join us as we bring together a panel of Leadership Experts, including Author and Keynote Speaker Liane Davey, discussing the biggest challenges leaders will face in 2022. This year has felt like being on a crazy train of change, will it be an even crazier train in 2022? Where should leaders focus?November 23, 2021
In this podcast episode, Colin and Aviv engage in a rich discussion of finding your purpose, stretching for growth, and having fun along the way.November 16, 2021
Just when you thought you were getting the hang of leading in the virtual world, now organizations are asking you to lead in a hybrid world. Whether that is three days in the office, two days at home, four days in the office, and one day at home, or even a much more flexible version where it is up to the individual. How the hell are we supposed to find the right way forward?November 12, 2021
PotentialSqaured wins a joint Brandon Hall Award - Silver in Best Advance in Measuring the Impact of Leadership Development.November 5, 2021
Colin Hunter is an Author, Mentor, Coach, and the Founder and CEO of PotentialSquared, an international business that specializes in Leadership Development, creating playgrounds of innovation and disrupting the way people are led. Relearning failure as a valuable outcome makes for an outstanding and successful leader. Building from your insecurities is essential to leadership. But, that’s easier said than done. What if you could build a workplace culture that was less like a classroom, and more like a playground: a place filled with opportunities to take risks and test boundaries, with soft ground on which to fall? A place where you and your team are free to make mistakes and get things wrong―a place where it’s okay to fail? Just think of the potential you can unlock when teams are free to innovate without fear of failure.September 21, 2021
"What It's Really Like to Be an Entrepreneur" has been rebranded to "That Entrepreneur Show" https://www.VincentALanci.com/. Whether you are looking to start or scale your business, this is the show for you. You never know which motivational journey will inspire you most. This week, the show is joined by Colin Hunter. Author, Mentor, Entrepreneur, Coach and CEO at Potential Squared International, he does it all.August 5, 2021
Leading through uncertainty requires great skill, flexibility, and empathy, and also presents an opportunity for leaders and their teams to shape the future. Giving your leaders the tools they need to create a clear vision, helps to keep people focused on what to prioritize amongst the myriad of activities, demands, and opportunities that emerge during challenging situations.July 21, 2021
Listen in to know how Colin takes on innovation in the field of VR with Accenture and creats playgrounds for his various clients. You'll also get a sneak peek at how his daughters fell in love with staying in hotels. Clue: stuffed animals!July 12, 2021
You can use VR to hire, assess and develop leadership capability. Imagine an immersive, virtual and measurable simulation that challenges teams to meet their learning and development goals. Participants must communicate, plan, organize, collaborate, and solve problems within a VR environment.April 7, 2021
This Leadership Development Program also gives in-depth analysis and 360’ insight into your leaders’ styles. Purpose, Identity, and Presence are the 3 drivers of leaders’ actions. They fuel leaders' ability to be a Host, an Energiser, a Disruptor, and a Catalyst. Your leaders will come away with tangible long-term plans of action. They will be encouraged to embed systems and habits that will keep them on an upwards trajectory. These programs can be fully tailored and aligned with your organization’s values and leadership frameworks.February 1, 2021