I help finance directors get off Excel. On a mission to end the drama and expense of "big bang" transformation projects

Automation for the Nation – The Podcast

Each week I explore differing subjects around system, automation and business. New episodes drop every Friday.

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EPISODE SUMMARYThis week I’m talking drawing with Ingrid Lill.Ingrid is a Brand Strategist with a Pencil who use Visual Thinking techniques to help her creative and entrepreneurial clients understand who they seek to serve.I wanted to catch up with Ingrid after she helped me out with my positioning using her visual thinking techniques to sketch...
EPISODE SUMMARY This episode is all about drawing pictures.  Visualise your systems, the inability to visualise your systems and also how to map your business using pictures. Last week I launched my free email course Know Your Systems. Signing up takes two seconds and you’ll receive 6 days of daily content on how to understand...
EPISODE SUMMARY We depend on systems in our life, in our business. Sometimes we don’t even know that they exist. This week I’m talking about systems that work well, and systems that sometimes don’t work well, and systems that can leave us in trouble if we don’t know we depend on them. I also have...
EPISODE SUMMARY When it comes to our jobs or our companies we have some tasks that we have to do and some tasks that we want to do. But those can be the same on any given day. How do you know? How do you understand someone else’s perspective at work? In this episode I’ll...
EPISODE SUMMARY How can we make sure we are all “on the same page”? By speaking the same language. In this episode I am examining the use of digital language in organisations when it comes to running projects and in our understanding of information systems. How to be more effective when it comes to communicating...
EPISODE SUMMARY I look at the organisation and its impact on your systems – remember that systems are not just what you build or have built for you, it’s also the people. Conway’s Law and continuous learning can help us make sense of digital transformation. EPISODE NOTES Understand that your business needs are met not...
EPISODE SUMMARY In the last episode we jumped straight into automations and how they can sometimes make our life more difficult. This time we take a look at systems – all types of systems – and understand the human element that made them. EPISODE NOTES Since January 2022 I’ve been thinking long and hard about...
EPISODE SUMMARY Before you get obsessed with automation it’s worth thinking a little about what you’re doing to your systems. Do you even need automation yet? In my first ever episode I introduce some concepts to consider in your automations. EPISODE NOTES This was inspired by some discussions on The Business of Authority podcast around...