Episode 56

Aidan McCullen: Developing a reinvention mindset

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How do you develop a reinvention mindset?

Who better to talk with than Aidan McCullen, who’s used this mindset as he’s moved from being a professional rugby player, to commentator, to innovation leader, to transformational consultant, keynote speaker, and host of the successful Innovation Show. He talks about what it takes to reinvent yourself, how to think about your mindset (your ‘software’) and how to look after yourself as you experience discomfort and anxiety. Aidan emphasises the importance of a ‘fuzzy’ vision to help guide you as you make important decisions.

You’ll hear about:

  • What is mindset?
  • How to manage yourself to make wise decisions
  • Improve yourself to reinvent yourself
  • Managing anxiety as you go through reinvention
  • The importance of a vision
  • Aidan’s process of learning storytelling
  • What has most inspired Aidan from his podcast?
  • Misconceptions about discipline and innovation
  • What does Aidan struggle with?
  • What impact does Aidan want to have on the world?

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Strategic Leader.

More about Aidan

Aidan is a transformational consultant, leading workshops and giving keynote speeches. He is the host of the Innovation Show podcast and the author of the book Undisruptable: A mindset reinvention for individuals, organisations and life. He is an adjunct professor at Trinity College, Dublin, and a non-executive director of various organisations. Previously, he held innovation leadership roles at RTE and Communicorp and was a professional rugby player.

“You can’t change business models until you change mental models.”

Aidan McCullen, transformational consultant

VIEW RUNNING ORDER

03.03 What is mindset?
06.14 How to manage yourself to make wise decisions.
11.06 Improve yourself to reinvent yourself.
14.28 Managing anxiety as you go through reinvention.
18.17 The importance of a vision.
24.22 Aidan’s process of learning storytelling.
26.50 What has most inspired Aidan from his podcast?
30.43 Misconceptions about discipline and innovation.
33.39 What does Aidan struggle with?
39.35 What impact does Aidan want to have on the world?
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