GA 404 | Leading in a VUCA Environment with James Newell

This week’s guest is James Newell. Ron and James talked all about what VUCA means, how James introduced his team to lean, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quotes that inspire James (2:12)
  • James’ background (3:30)
  • What VUCA stands for (5:58)
  • Practicing lean in a volatile setting (6:40)
  • The two kinds of leadership (18:20)
  • Why the environment was VUCA (18:51)
  • How extreme interviewing works (21:10)
  • Handling work counsels (24:10)
  • Learning the practical parts of lean (26:35)
  • How it’s been going since James left (31:21)

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