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The Mind Takeaway Podcast - Leadership, Psychology and Creativity

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In our quest to help create a world without inequality, poverty and war, we share insights gained through our work about leadership, psychology and creativity.You will also hear conversations with ordinary people who do extraordinary things due to their increased awareness, curiosity and intuition, … read more


#45: Uncommon Sense in Unusual Times with Csaba Toth

In this episode, we speak to Csaba Toth who is a British/Hungarian entrepreneur, researcher and speaker based in the UK. He is the founder of ICQ Global, a people development organisation with licensed partners in 35 countries.

Csaba is the developer of the multi-award-winning Global DISC model and the best-selling author of the Uncommon Sense in Unusual Times hybrid book published with Marshall Goldsmith.

Csaba has 15 years of experience in setting up start-ups, working with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, entrepreneurs and certifying over 60 coaches and consultants globally.

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02:36 The cultural differences that go beyond skin colour, race, gender, generations, religion and that every conversation is a cross-cultural dialogue.

04:16 What does homophilic diversity mean? How we like and trust people who are like us.

05:30 The benefits of cognitive diversity when it comes to high performing teams.

08:19 How you can see the real person behind the mask, the person without putting on a show.

09:25 What is the No.1 trait of high performing teams?

09:57 How to create the right conditions for people to feel safe and be able to do their best work

12:14 How discomfort and fear come from a lack of understanding of any given situation, especially one that might be new to us.

14:40 Did you know that every behaviour is purposeful and when we talk about people under stress that behaviour has a purpose of protection and they will not stop doing it until it is not required anymore or they find a better option.

16:15 Leadership is about having the awareness to explore getting uncomfortable for yourself, being curious and addressing your challenges and unconscious biases.

17:21 Csaba’s beautiful metaphor for why people do not usually change until it hurts enough, why is that?

18:21 Why giving people managers and leaders more techniques, tools and things to do is not always the best way to develop them.

21:05 The missing link before mindset is to have the right state of mind, which is clarity of mind.

23:49 The disconnect between how employees understand a company's vision and mission versus how the top leaders see it.

31:43 How the biggest distance between two people is a misunderstanding

36:10 The missing link to resolving most challenges in the workplace is to treat people like individual human beings.

38:15 How companies should consider fostering leadership skills to all employees, so when they are given the role of a leader they hit the ground running.

40:38 An important question for leaders to ponder, do you want to be right or do you want to the results?

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