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The Waymaker Leadership Blog is leadership content for business owners & managers to find the freedom to work on their business and create effective, healthier organizations.

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3: SYSTEMology with David Jenyns

In this episode, Stu talks to CEO and founder of SYSTEMHub.com and author of the book, “SYSTEMology” – David Jenyns. If you’ve ever wondered how to develop systems in your business that enable you to step OUT of your business – then this conversation is for you!

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Chief of Staff: Chief Of Staff Explained

Chief of Staff: Chief Of Staff Explained

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Glossary: Chief of Staff

In this glossary entry, we will delve into the intricacies of the Chief of Staff role, exploring its origins, responsibilities, skills required, and its impact on an organization. We will also examine the differences between a Chief of Staff and other executive roles, and how the role can vary across different industries and organizations.

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Executive Assistant: Chief Of Staff Explained

Executive Assistant: Chief Of Staff Explained

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Glossary: Chief of Staff

As the right-hand person to the Chief of Staff, the Executive Assistant plays a critical role in ensuring smooth operations, effective communication, and strategic planning. This role is often seen as the backbone of the office, providing the necessary support and assistance to ensure the Chief of Staff can perform their duties effectively and efficiently.

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Gatekeeper: Chief Of Staff Explained

Gatekeeper: Chief Of Staff Explained

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Glossary: Chief of Staff

The term “Gatekeeper” is often used to describe the Chief of Staff because of their role in controlling access to the leader of the organization. They are the ones who decide who gets to meet with the leader, what information is presented to them, and when. This is a critical function, as it ensures that the leader’s time is used effectively and that they are only presented with the most important and relevant information.

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Strategic Advisor: Chief Of Staff Explained

Strategic Advisor: Chief Of Staff Explained

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Glossary: Chief of Staff

The role of a Chief of Staff, particularly in a strategic advisory capacity, is a complex and multifaceted one. This position, often found in senior government, military, and business environments, serves as a critical link between the leader of an organization and its various departments or units. The Chief of Staff is responsible for coordinating and aligning all activities towards the achievement of strategic goals and objectives.

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Crisis Management: Chief Of Staff Explained

Crisis Management: Chief Of Staff Explained

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Glossary: Chief of Staff

In organizational management and crisis management, the role of a Chief of Staff is important and needed. This high-level executive position is a key player in crisis management, serving as the right-hand person to the CEO or other top executives, and playing a pivotal role in decision-making, strategy implementation, and overall organizational operations. The Chief of Staff is often the glue that holds the executive team together, ensuring smooth communication, efficient workflow, and effective crisis management.

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Leadership: Chief Of Staff Explained

Leadership: Chief Of Staff Explained

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Glossary: Chief of Staff

The role of a Chief of Staff, often abbreviated as CoS, is a critical leadership role in many organizations. This position, which originated in the military, has been adapted to fit the needs of businesses, government agencies, and other entities. In this glossary article, we will delve into the intricacies of this role, its responsibilities, skills required, and its importance in an organization.

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2: Lessons from Shackleton Pt 1

2: Lessons from Shackleton Pt 1

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. His 1914 expedition aboard the Endurance was one of great failure, great couraige and above all – a great lesson in leadership! Here, Waymaker founder and CEO Stuart Leo begins to unpack some of those leadership lessons and how they map to the Waymaker Way!

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18: Waypoints & Scorecards | An Introduction

In this episode we introduce two new features to Waymaker’s performance intelligence platform.
Waypoints and Scorecards simplify complex data sets and show only the insights that matter. You can create them in just a few clicks and connect the data to the people in your organization who lead the change!

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17: An Introduction to The Leadership Curve Part 2

In this episode we continue to talk about the Leadership Curve and in particular the 6 stages of organizational growth – from ideation to maturity and re-invention. Stu and Craig discuss the challenges of staying true to your character and identity as an organisation when you are wrestling with external forces, and we suggest that the LEAdership Curve may have prevented Meta from finding themselves in their current state in 2022!

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Waymaker vs EOS

Waymaker vs EOS

We often get asked the question, ‘How is Waymaker different from….?’. In this article it is Waymaker vs EOS. We tip...

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15: Moving from Reactive Chaos to Strategic Agility

Strategic agility is the ability of an organization to anticipate, react and adapt to change quickly and effectively.
It is the key driver of organizational success in today’s ever-changing business environment. In this episode, we discuss this idea and provide insights into how to make better decisions, execute goals more effectively and become more adaptable to change.

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14: How to NOT SUCK at Running Meetings

The reality is that most meetings suck. The problem is that they are a reality of the modern organization. The solution however is not found in better scheduling, better technologies or even better software to facilitate meetings remotely. Meetings are better when we understand WHY we meet. In this episode, Stu and Craig discuss the WHY, and how the new Meetings Module inside Waymaker helps make meetings great again.

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13: Sell More with Waymaker CX

In this episode, Craig & Stu talk about the problem of reliable revenue streams for businesses and entrepreneurs, and how Waymaker CX helps solve this problem, offering a pathway to peace of mind by building a predictable revenue cycle – every quarter.

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12: Become a Better Leader with Waymaker

When we talk to leaders, we often hear the same frustration. There is so much information out there on what you need to do to be a better leader – but not much that tells you how to be a better leader today, in your world. In this episode, Craig & Stu talk about Waymaker’s new leadership diagnostic and how it may just revolutionize the way we approach leadership development in the future.

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9: Posture 5 – The Inspirational Leader

The Inspirational leader is our fifth and final leadership posture. These leaders have achieved mastery in their field and run organizations that are market leaders. They lead industries, markets &/or people groups. Transform the ordinary into new & exciting ways of doing things.

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8: Posture 4 – The Wise Leader

Wise leaders represent the fourth level of our 5 leadership postures. They are those who have experienced maturity in their organization and are on the road to business expansion. They lead leaders who in turn lead other leaders.

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7: Posture 3 – The Empowering Leader

The Empowering Leader represents the third level of our 5 leadership postures. They are a leader who has the ability to lead and release other leaders. Calibration happens at this stage of organizational growth. Listen in as we unpack the qualities of the Empowering Leader.

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6: Posture 2 – The Persistent Leader

Persistent leaders represent the second level of our 5 leadership postures. Their key objective is to persevere until they find market fit. They develop the ability to find solutions to the problems they have identified in stage one. Listen in as we deep dive into posture number 2.

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5: Posture 1 – The Curious Leader

The Curious Leader is the first of our 5 leadership postures. This type of leader discovers new ideas and finds problems to solve. This leadership posture is most important at the ideation stage of your business. This is the startup phase, where leaders are learning to lead themselves. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the posture of a curious leader.

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4: The 5 Postures of a Leader

Waymaker’s 5 Postures of Leadership is a framework that allows business leaders to understand what type of leader they need to be at different stages of organizational growth. This framework is different to other leadership models out there, and brings a unique perspective to understanding leadership dynamics.

In this episode, we introduce you to the 5 Postures of Leadership which we will begin to unpack in future episodes.

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