Mar 24 • 22M

Five Questions Over Coffee with Minter Dial (ep. 45)

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Who is Minter?

Minter Dial is an international professional speaker, elevator and a multiple award-winning author, specialised in leadership, branding and transformation. An agent of change, he's a three-time entrepreneur who has exercised twelve different métiers and moved country fifteen times. Minter's core career stint of 16 years was spent as a top executive at L’Oréal, where he was a member of the worldwide Executive Committee for the Professional Products Division, and previously MD of L'Oréal PPD Canada and MD Worldwide for Redken. He’s author of the award-winning WWII story, The Last Ring Home (which is a documentary film and book, 2016) as well as three business books, Futureproof, Heartificial Empathy and his latest book on leadership is, You Lead, How Being Yourself Makes You A Better Leader (Kogan Page).

He is passionate about the Grateful Dead, Padel Tennis, languages and generating meaningful conversations.

Key Takeaways

1. The issue we have today is a big problem around talent, and motivating the people who are working in the teams considering the environment we're working in

2. iI you look at the issue of transformation programmes they are set up as a one-time solution, which will lead to disappointment. It needs to be a mindset change more than a programme. It takes a concerted effort and executives need everybody participating and feeling like they're contributing, feeling like they're being heard as well.

3. Transformation requires five 'E's

  1. Engagement, how are you engaging your team and making them feel like they're part of it.

  2. Exchange. And this idea is how do you make sure that you're listening as much as you're talking, and make sure that there's a two way flow, people feel like they are contributing, people feel that they are being heard.

  3. Emotion, where is the emotional link? How are you making things fun? Where do people feel like they're part of a team.

  4. Experience. it's through experiences that people learn. It's through experiences, like on a rugby pitch with a team that you bond together. So you must create experiences.

  5. Essence, - purpose. What is your essence? Who are you? What do you stand for?

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