Episode 20

Niko Canner: Finding your extraordinary path

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Organisations are crying out for more strategic leaders. These are the people who are brave enough to make a commitment to an extraordinary path and skilful enough to make a multitude of choices to get there. They’re able to reframe complex problems as they shape brighter futures for those around them. In conversation they stretch and support, nourish and confront in equal measure.

Niko Canner, founder of Incandescent in 2013, speaks eloquently about the traits, mindsets and practices of these strategic leaders.

Niko’s work spans his firm’s three major areas of focus: serving as a thought partner to leaders of large enterprises on strategy, organization and innovation; advising founders on the development of their ventures; and partnering with foundations and non-profits engaged in systems change.

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Flashes+Sparks.

Further resources

“The commitment to a goal becomes very sharp, vivid and tight when you’re on the extraordinary path.”

Niko Canner, Founder, Incandescent

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02.53 How leaders can deliver profit and purpose.
06.03 How to shift from the default path to the extraordinary path as a leader.
10.15 Strategic clarity.
14.23 How to build more strategic capability in teams and organisations.
19.30 Great strategic conversations, both stretch and support, nourish and confront.
21.44 What it takes to do really good work.
25.55 Necessity for strategy: psychological safety with an appreciation of danger.
30.32 How to convince clients the power of multiple perspectives in strategy.
34.56 The elements required in a strategic thinker.
Bruce Daisley: Drawing strength from others

Bruce Daisley: Drawing strength from others

Gena Cox: Building inclusive organisations

Gena Cox: Building inclusive organisations

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Supercharging human performance

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Supercharging human performance

Laura Vanderkam: Making time for what matters

Laura Vanderkam: Making time for what matters

Amy Gallo: Working with difficult people

Amy Gallo: Working with difficult people

Paul Polman: Creating companies that give more than they take

Paul Polman: Creating companies that give more than they take

Jim Detert: Cultivating your courage

Jim Detert: Cultivating your courage

Andrea Olson: Truly understanding your customers

Andrea Olson: Truly understanding your customers

Jeffrey Shaw: Crafting your best self-employed life

Jeffrey Shaw: Crafting your best self-employed life

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