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Embracing Transformation: A Journey from War-Torn Yugoslavia to Shaping the Future of Work (MDE571)

Embracing Transformation: A Journey from War-Torn Yugoslavia to Shaping the Future of Work (MDE571)

In this episode, Minter Dial engages in a profound conversation with Zoltan Vass, a transformation director with a focus on tech processes and people. Zoltan shares his unique background, growing up as a Hungarian in Yugoslavia during the war, and how these experiences shaped his resilience and adaptability. The discussion delves into the challenges and benefits of remote work, the importance of trust and empathy in leadership, and the future of work, including the potential for a four-day workweek. Zoltan also highlights the mission of the Global Tech Advocates Future of Work group, which aims to shape the future of work by fostering a community of like-minded individuals.

The Padel Pioneer: Enrique Buenaventura’s Vision of Sport and Business (S02E09)

The Padel Pioneer: Enrique Buenaventura’s Vision of Sport and Business (S02E09)

Enrique Buenaventura isn’t just a name; it’s a brand synonymous with the evolution of padel sports. In this episode, Enrique takes us on a journey through his life, sharing his deep-rooted love for sports, his transition from a tennis player to a padel aficionado, and his ambitious venture into the business side of this rapidly growing sport.

The highlight of the episode is the Hexagon Cup, an innovative international padel competition cofounded by Enrique. Drawing parallels with the early days of the internet, he explains how the Hexagon Cup is pioneering a new era for the sport. With teams owned by celebrities like Eva Longoria and sports legends like Andy Murray and Robert Lewandowski, the Hexagon Cup is a testament to the sport’s burgeoning appeal.

Do You Like To Play? Hint: You Better!

Do You Like To Play? Hint: You Better!

In today’s fast-paced work environment, the question “Do you like to play?” can be transformative. Many adults lose touch with their playful side, leading to dissatisfaction and stress. Embracing play at work can boost creativity, improve mental health, and foster a positive, productive workplace culture. Rediscover the joy of play!

Adam Pisk on Navigating Rapid Growth and Remote Work Success (MDE569)

Adam Pisk on Navigating Rapid Growth and Remote Work Success (MDE569)

How Bruntwork Pivoted and Thrived During COVID-19

In our latest episode, we sit down with Adam Pisk, co-founder of Bruntwork, to discuss how his company navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and emerged stronger than ever. From running a technology marketplace for trades in Australia to becoming a leading outsourcing company with over 3,000 staff across Colombia, Kenya, and the Philippines, Bruntwork’s journey is nothing short of inspiring.

Discover how Adam and his team managed a massive pivot, the benefits of remote work, and the crucial role of technology in their success. Learn about the economic opportunities they are creating in the developing world and how they maintain a strong company culture despite being fully remote.

Don’t miss this episode filled with insights on leadership, digital transformation, and the future of work.

Harnessing Inner Leadership: Markus Ernsten on Cultivating Authenticity and Empathy in Times of Change (MDE568)

Harnessing Inner Leadership: Markus Ernsten on Cultivating Authenticity and Empathy in Times of Change (MDE568)

Unleash Your Inner Leader with Markus Ernsten – Listen Now!

Are you in charge of your life, or are you being tossed around like a pinball? This week’s episode features Markus Ernsten, a seasoned mentor and the author of ‘True Leadership Comes From Within,’ who shares his insights on taking control and leading with purpose. Discover the power of empathy, the art of graceful breakups, and the key to personal growth. Don’t miss out on this transformative discussion that will inspire you to lead from within. Tune in to the episode and start your journey to true leadership today!

Chasing the Dream: Nico Agritelley’s American Padel Adventure (S02E08)

Chasing the Dream: Nico Agritelley’s American Padel Adventure (S02E08)

Imagine trading your stable nine-to-five job for the uncertain, thrilling life of a professional athlete. This is the story of Nico Agritelley, a Dallas native who did just that, swapping his career in finance for the padel tennis court.

In our latest podcast episode, Nico takes us through his life’s journey, which is deeply rooted in Texas and the world of tennis. From swinging his first tennis racquet at the age of three to playing college tennis, his life has always revolved around the court. But it’s not until the world of padel tennis beckoned that Nico found a new love and a new purpose.

The episode delves into how the year Nico graduated college, his tennis club built three padel courts, marking the beginning of his love affair with the sport. It didn’t take long for Nico to realize that padel tennis was more than just a hobby. It was a passion that he wanted to pursue full-time, leading him to make the daring decision to leave his finance job behind.

Lisa Riemers Unveils the Spectrum of Inclusive Digital Strategies (MDE567)

Lisa Riemers Unveils the Spectrum of Inclusive Digital Strategies (MDE567)

Lisa Riemers is an independent communications, content and digital workplace consultant who helps organisations connect their people and tell their stories. She’s an accessibility advocate who works in and around intranet and website projects and products. She helps teams get the best out of their digital collaboration tools and creates punchy, accessible, user-centred content that makes information easier to understand. She’s usually the commsiest person in a technology team, or the techiest person in a comms team. Lisa’s also an artist, who brings her creative flair to the workplace.

Yeah, but we Won the Point! — When a Good Shot isn’t the Right Shot on a Padel Court

Yeah, but we Won the Point! — When a Good Shot isn’t the Right Shot on a Padel Court

This post discusses the importance of focusing on playing padel correctly rather than just aiming to win points through risky or incorrect shots. It emphasizes the value of learning and practicing the right techniques, even if it means losing points in the short term, to improve overall game performance. The concept of brain plasticity is highlighted, suggesting that players can rewire their brains to adopt better playing habits. The article also touches on the idea that deliberate practice and focusing on correct behavior over immediate results can lead to long-term improvement and success in padel.

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I’m Minter Dial and I serve my clients by elevating the debate and energy, telling powerful stories and connecting people and ideas. My mission to insert more meaningfulness into our lives and at work. I relish being an engaging professional speaker on leadership, transformation and branding. I’m known for being someone who walks the talk and delivers on or above expectations. I’m the author of four award-winning books, including the second edition of my award-winning book, Heartificial Empathy (April 2023, available in English and French), You Lead published by Kogan Page that won the Business Book Award 2022, and Futureproof (FT-Press/Pearson) that won the Business Book Award 2018. I’m also the producer of the award-winning WWII book and documentary film The Last Ring Home.

My new project is Dialogos, Fostering More Meaningful Conversations that is being published weekly via Substack, which will be converted into a book end of 2023.

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