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Episode 39 - Curiosity in teams

Show Notes

Effective dialogue is the one thing getting in the way of senior teams. Listening is a fundamental part of team communication, and it begins with curiosity. Without it, leadership can be a lonely pursuit with less diversity of thought. Before heading up design and research at LIW, Andy Chevis was an HR director and a salesperson, and has taken his curiosity in how we communicate effectively through his career. In this episode, he shares some of the common – and very human – pitfalls we all fall prey to, and how we can bridge those gaps to hold space for fresh ideas.

Takeaways from Dan and Pia

  • Curiosity has a place at all levels in the System Team Self model.
  • Curiosity starts with us.
  • Ask yourself “what kind of person do you want to be?”


Meet the guests

Andy brings a deep and diverse experience having worked in key executive positions for both established and start-up organisations. He has held roles in Human Resources and Operations, Learning and Development, Organisational Change and Sales. During his career Andy gained experience developing people systems and strategy, OD, culture and values. He has established operational platforms from the ground up, leading operations, sales, marketing, facilities management and online customer solutions, through the development high-performing integrated leadership teams. Following his corporate career, Andy has spent the last 20 years working as an executive coach and facilitator, he has designed and delivered multi-award winning, global leadership programs for some of Australia’s best known organisations. Andy takes pride in developing teams of facilitators to deliver exceptional learning experiences at scale, helping businesses grow their success. Andy’s focus is on helping leaders develop their ability to be present and aware, openly curious and make conscious choices about how they lead, take ownership, build relationships and inspire teams to significantly improve commercial results through their organisation’s culture. Andy is a Level 3 accredited coach with the Institute of Executive Leadership and Coaching, MBTI Step 1 and 2, DISC, NLP Meta Coach, LSI/LI/GSI and Global Competencies Index accredited.