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Criticaleye Asia Podcast - Leadership, People and Talent

Criticaleye Asia Podcast - Leadership, People and Talent

January 11, 2022

Episode : Criticaleye Asia Podcast - Leadership, People and Talent

Featuring Criticaleye General Manager Michael Crompton, plus Susan Chen, Director & Head of People, HK & SG Game Development Studios, Riot Games and Mukta Arya, Regional Head, HR, Asia Pacific, Société Générale, this podcast was recorded following our Asia Leadership Forum. Talking points include:

  • Managing people and change across a broad framework 
  • The challenges of being a global company, rather than one which has an international presence   
  • How to foster a 'speak up' culture, while also encouraging meaningful conversations rather than opinions
  • Leadership resilience and how you build it up 
  • Personal development, how do you prioritise it as a leader and what does it look like?
Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 9

Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 9

January 6, 2022

Episode 9 of our "Leadership with New Horizons" Podcast Series

Offering an outlook for leadership in 2022, this podcast is part of our Leadership with New Horizons series. Featuring Criticaleye’s CEO Matthew Blagg and Director of Content Marc Barber, it covers predictions for the year ahead and comment on our latest CEO Research, including:

  • Forward trends for 2022, and how leaders need to be bold, brave and have followership in the year ahead
  • The focus on productivity, and need for a clear, simplified strategy  
  • The workforce this year, and the need for leaders to motivate and optimise as pressure continues
  • The investor landscape and how integrity of story and alignment of resources will be key
  • Opportunities over the next 12-months, and why longer-term planning needs to be a priority in the leadership team
Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 8

Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 8

December 14, 2021

Episode 8 of our "Leadership with New Horizons" Podcast Series

Offering an outlook for leadership in 2021, this podcast is part of our Leadership with New Horizons series. Featuring Criticaleye’s CEO Matthew Blagg and Managing Editor Emma Carroll, it covers some of the key outtakes from our recent CFO Retreat, including:

  • A poll taken at our CFO Retreat where 65% said burnout is having a negative impact on performance
  • Why culture and people are the biggest barriers to collaboration, according the CFOs 
  • Changing business models and how they are driving new partnerships and innovation
  • The focus of shareholders going into 2022, including growth and ESG
  • The CFOs role as a leader, and importance of focusing on the longer-term strategy as we go into next year
Criticaleye Asia Podcast - The Upside of Risk for a Board

Criticaleye Asia Podcast - The Upside of Risk for a Board

December 1, 2021

Episode 2: Criticaleye Asia Podcast - The Upside of Risk for a Board

Featuring Criticaleye Managing Director Charlie Wagstaff, plus Board Mentor Venkataramanan Anantharaman, this podcast was recorded following a roundtable looking at creating an effective risk management framework, including:

  • The dynamic nature of risk in the current environment, and why leaders need to shift their thinking 
  • The opportunity that risk management can present, plus how Boards and leadership teams can harness these   
  • What questions should Boards and Non-executives be asking on risk, and what approach to Exec teams need to take when putting plans in place
  • The role of the Board in defining a risk culture 
  • The risk posed by data overload, how does the risk register need to shift in today's data driven environment
Criticaleye Asia Podcast - Innovation in the Boardroom

Criticaleye Asia Podcast - Innovation in the Boardroom

November 4, 2021

Episode 1: Criticaleye Asia Podcast - Innovation in the Boardroom

Featuring Criticaleye Asia’s General Manager Michael Crompton, plus two Criticaleye Board Mentors Karen Fawcett and Mui Hoon Poh, this podcast was recorded following an event with Singapore Institute of Directors on the topic of innovation in the boardroom, including:

  • The Board's role in creating and maintaining a culture of innovation for an organisation
  • The importance of being able to have challenging conversations at board levels so innovation can thrive  
  • Whether the culture of a board is influenced more by location or what type of organisation it oversees
  • Diversity at board level and the impact this has on innovation
  • Having Non-executives who are willing to learn, and processes which do not limit a board and what it can achieve
Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 7

Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 7

August 25, 2021

Episode 7 of our "Leadership with New Horizons" Podcast Series

Offering an outlook for leadership in 2021, this podcast is part of our Leadership with New Horizons series. Featuring Criticaleye’s CEO Matthew Blagg and Director of Content Marc Barber, it covers some of the key outtakes from our recent CEO Research, including:

  • The landscape for leadership drawing upon our recent Criticaleye CEO Research 2021
  • Why agility is the top area of change for leaders - what this means in practice and how to get internal processes and teams to keep up with an agile strategy 
  • The relationship between Boards and executives, and how the drive for new tech is creating a need for a new type of leadership
  • Followership over leadership, and why this is becoming more important
  • The role of the CEO to inject energy, to give people confidence and to make sure they have the right team around them
Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 6

Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 6

June 3, 2021

Episode 6 of our "Leadership with New Horizons" Podcast Series

Offering an outlook for leadership in 2021, this podcast is part of our Leadership with New Horizons series. Featuring Criticaleye’s CEO Matthew Blagg and Director of Content Marc Barber, it covers some of the key outtakes from our recent CEO Retreat, including:

  • Topics raised during our flagship event including board dynamics, customer focus, agility and purpose
  • Where the CEO and top team need to align in 2021, including hybrid working, the pace of decision-making and future strategic direction 
  • What the return of greater travel and movement for executives will mean for leadership energy and motivation
  • Shifting mindsets of leaders from internal to external, and why CEOs need to be externally focused more than ever
  • The learning process for first-time CEOs and how most Boards are now exerting greater pressure on leadership teams
Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 5

Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 5

May 18, 2021

Episode 5 of our "Leadership with New Horizons" Podcast Series

Offering an outlook for leadership in 2021, this podcast is part of our Leadership with New Horizons series. Featuring Criticaleye’s CEO Matthew Blagg and Managing Editor Emma Carroll, it covers some of the key outtakes from our recent HR Director Retreat, including:

  • Reviewing the role of the HR Director and how it has evolved as a result of the pandemic
  • The future challenges of hybrid working - how can organisations break the 'virtual-working' cycle and ensure focus on the customer 
  • Relationships in the top team including how the CEO should be leveraging the CHRO going forward
  • Are HRDs rethinking their career path after Covid-19? A poll taken at the Retreat reveals that many are.
  • Visibility at Board level for HR leaders and whether a return to in-person interactions will impact on this
Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 4

Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 4

April 8, 2021

Episode 4 of our "Leadership with New Horizons" Podcast Series

Offering an outlook for leadership in 2021, this podcast is part of our Leadership with New Horizons series. Featuring Criticaleye’s CEO Matthew Blagg and Managing Editor Emma Carroll, it covers some of the key outtakes from our recent Growth Company, NED and Asia Leadership Forums, including:

  • At our Asia Leadership Forum, 87% agreed that leadership teams need to be more agile. What does this mean in practice, and what distinctions need to be made between agile working across the business and the approach of leaders?
  • Businesses talk about operating at pace - how do leaders ensure pace doesn't supersede profitability? 
  • The difficulties of needing to change strategy when many leadership teams still can't come together physically
  • How local leaders are more isolated than ever, and need the right support and development, particularly access to global reference points, to be successful
  • Looking forward to our HRD Retreat at the end of April - what role does the HR Director play in today's environment? They have a core responsibility to ensure the people strategy aligns with the business strategy.
Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 3

Leadership with New Horizons - Episode 3

March 12, 2021

Episode 3 of our "Leadership with New Horizons" Podcast Series

Offering an outlook for leadership in 2021, this podcast is part of our Leadership with New Horizons series. Featuring Criticaleye’s CEO Matthew Blagg and Managing Editor Emma Carroll, it covers some of the key outtakes from our HR Director Forum 2021, including:

  • HR Director sentiment in the current climate - are HRDs more or less positive than their executive counterparts?
  • HRDs contribution to strategy - are HRDs getting a seat in the top table and can strategy be done virtually? 
  • The future of the workplace and hybrid-working
  • The role of the HRD in aligning the top team, plus those crucial relationships between HRD, CEO and CFO
  • Benchmarking and external reference points - what role will looking outside the business play in 2021?
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