Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.

4.8K Ratings
Open In App
title

The Navigating Disruption Podcast

Shakeel Bharmal

0
Followers
0
Plays
The Navigating Disruption Podcast

The Navigating Disruption Podcast

Shakeel Bharmal

0
Followers
0
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

The pace of change and the degree of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in almost all spheres of our lives today makes it difficult, if not impossible to predict the outcome of our decisions and actions. The pandemic, shifts in technology, evolving social norms, multiple generations in the workplace and global political volatility are just a few of the forces that can make it overwhelming for any individual or team to chart a course. In this series, I will provide ideas, reflections and practices to help leaders, teams and organizations navigate this disruption to thrive.

Latest Episodes

Made to Mentor with Anthony Ostler

My last one-on-one conversation with Anthony Ostler was in a little restaurant in London, Ontario in January 1999. We were discussing an article on corporate strategy written by the late Professor C.K. Prahalad. Anthony was leading the recruiting efforts for the firm I was interviewing for a summer internship. It felt like a make or break conversation for me so I was a little nervous. Anthony made it easier for me because he was genuine, caring and curious. I reconnected with him 21 years later and you get to hear the conversation. He is now a Senior VP and Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Marketing at State Street a global financial company that service the investment industry. Since high school Anthony has been dedicated to being the best mentor he could be. In this conversation we get the inside track on the mind of a mentor.

40 min6 d ago
Comments
Made to Mentor with Anthony Ostler

On the Edge of Innovation with Francis Pun

He is a man of many cultures. Francis Pun came to Vancouver from Hong Kong as a child. After getting his engineering degree from UBC he traveled from Canadian forest to forest maintaining in a very traditional and old economy industry. He completed his MBA with me at Ivey Business School in 2000 and has been on the edge of innovation ever since. Working in tech and innovation in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong for the last 20 years he has had a front row seat on disruption. As a senior leader with the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park, he now has a role in the discovery of the next wave of innovation. He shares experiences and insights from his unique perspective.

41 min2 w ago
Comments
On the Edge of Innovation with Francis Pun

Journey to Purpose with Dr. Jody Anderson

Many people aren’t able to find their purpose in life. For those that are, often the journey is long and winding with many stops along the way. That was certainly the case for Dr. Jody Anderson. When she discovered the burgeoning field of Corporate Social Responsibility in the late 90’s, she thought she had found it. She invested in a graduate degree at Ivey Business School and she embarked on her dream career. And then several years later she watched a close friend come to the end of their life and everything changed. In this conversation I catch up with my classmate from the class of 2000 to find her in a very different place than where she started.

39 min3 w ago
Comments
Journey to Purpose with Dr. Jody Anderson

The Merchant of Authenticity with Ruben Dua

In his teens, Ruben Dua watched his Dad watering trees and saw an opportunity. He also observed him taking the time to connect with people in every day interactions and in his practice as a physician. This was the inspiration for how Ruben decided to spend his life and make his mark on the world. Ruben is the CEO and founder of Dubb.com, a frictionless video communication platform that transforms the way people create trust in business relationships. In this conversation we talk about how he sees the opportunity to more easily build trust through authentic communication and how he is leading his 21st century organization with an unconventional paradigm.

42 min3 w ago
Comments
The Merchant of Authenticity with Ruben Dua

Addicted to Impact with Tara Landes

What was a Canadian twenty-something pest control salesperson doing on a Belarussian subway with a backpack full of rubles? Listen to this interview with Tara Landes to find-out. While we both grew up in Vancouver, it took a decision to change our life direction for us to meet at our MBA program at Ivey Business School. For the past 12 years Tara has been the President of Bellrock Benchmarking, Inc., a company which she founded. In this very personal conversation we share memories and lessons learned about education, careers, mental wellness and the addictive nature of witnessing the impact of your efforts.

36 minOCT 16
Comments
Addicted to Impact with Tara Landes

The Servant Leader of Kabul with Dr. Fawad Akbari

In 1980 a child was born to a healthcare worker and a teacher in war torn Kabul, Afghanistan. That child grew up hearing stories about the "Golden Era"...what life was like before he was born. Instead of feeling resentful for not seeing those wonderful times, he decided to choose hope and equipped himself with the skills to help the people of his country get access to basic healthcare they needed. And so began his life of service. I met Dr. Fawad Akbari 7 years ago when he came to Canada under some difficult and unusual circumstances that might have broken many. Instead, he once again chose hope and continued his journey to develop his leadership capability. Today Fawad is responsible for Canadian global health programs that impact more than 3 million people in some of the most difficult parts of the world, including his home country of Afghanistan. Listen as we talk about his practice of servant leadership.

41 minOCT 14
Comments
The Servant Leader of Kabul with Dr. Fawad Akbari

The Collaborative Sales Leader with Dean Mills

When I first met Dean Mills in 2004 he was a strategic account sales professional at Purolator Inc. I watched as he calmly and methodically grew his customer base to become a top performer and President's Club winner. As he succeeded he not only maintained his humility, he developed his strong inclination to teach and coach his colleagues to also become successful. I watched him continue to rise in increasingly senior leadership positions. I reconnected with Dean earlier this year, after 8 years, to find him in a role as the North American Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at TForce Logistics. We talk about the old days and how he led his team and helped customers to navigate through the challenges posed by the pandemic.

39 minOCT 13
Comments
The Collaborative Sales Leader with Dean Mills

The Humbled Genius with Neeraj Monga

In late October 1998, I was walking from my apartment to business school in London Ontario. It was the first snowfall and my first extremely cold day in Ontario. I was prepared with warm clothing but one of my classmates, Neeraj Monga was not. He had just recently arrived from India. I ran into him on the way into the building. He was freezing cold in a sweatshirt as he walked to school that day. You would have never known it by his performance in class. He was on fire as usual. Neeraj was considered by many of us to be a genius. In 1991 as an undergraduate economics student in India, he had learned that management consulting firms like McKinsey, Bain and BCG only hired the most brilliant minds. Setting his sights on a successful career at one of these firms led him to the Ivey Business School. Based on his performance in class, I was pretty sure nothing would stop him from achieving that goal.

37 minOCT 6
Comments
The Humbled Genius with Neeraj Monga

Never Say Never with Alison James

What do you get when you take a self declared introvert, combined with self confidence, an open mind and strong desire to develop others? You get one of the only female IT senior executives successfully leading one of the largest IT teams in corporate Canada. In this second episode of the "Days of Future Past" mini-series, I speak to Alison James, the SVP of Technology Operations at one of Canada's largest banks, CIBC. Alison graduated with me from the Ivey Business School 20 years ago. While I knew her, we just didn't seem to cross paths very much. That was my loss. Alison is considered one of the Top 50 Women in Fintech in Canada and Chairs the Toronto chapter of Canadian Women in Technology. What is interesting is that Alison did not ever seek a career in technology. In this conversation I learn how this unlikely candidate climbed to one of top leadership roles in the mail dominated field of technology, by keeping an open mind, being inclusive and mentoring others.

33 minSEP 29
Comments
Never Say Never with Alison James

The Values Driven CFO with Christina Cheung

In a mini-series I am calling "Days of Future Past", I am commemorating my 20th anniversary of graduating from the Ivey Business School by interviewing classmates whom I have not seen in 20 years. Most of my classmates are now in senior leadership positions across multiple sectors and I am curious about what they have learned in the past two decades that will be helpful as we navigate the next two decades. In this first episode of the mini-series, I talk to Christina Cheung, CFO of The Procon Group of Companies. She was generous, humble and authentic. Listen in to this personal conversation and pick up a few pearls of wisdom.

35 minSEP 22
Comments
The Values Driven CFO with Christina Cheung

Latest Episodes

Made to Mentor with Anthony Ostler

My last one-on-one conversation with Anthony Ostler was in a little restaurant in London, Ontario in January 1999. We were discussing an article on corporate strategy written by the late Professor C.K. Prahalad. Anthony was leading the recruiting efforts for the firm I was interviewing for a summer internship. It felt like a make or break conversation for me so I was a little nervous. Anthony made it easier for me because he was genuine, caring and curious. I reconnected with him 21 years later and you get to hear the conversation. He is now a Senior VP and Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Marketing at State Street a global financial company that service the investment industry. Since high school Anthony has been dedicated to being the best mentor he could be. In this conversation we get the inside track on the mind of a mentor.

40 min6 d ago
Comments
Made to Mentor with Anthony Ostler

On the Edge of Innovation with Francis Pun

He is a man of many cultures. Francis Pun came to Vancouver from Hong Kong as a child. After getting his engineering degree from UBC he traveled from Canadian forest to forest maintaining in a very traditional and old economy industry. He completed his MBA with me at Ivey Business School in 2000 and has been on the edge of innovation ever since. Working in tech and innovation in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong for the last 20 years he has had a front row seat on disruption. As a senior leader with the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park, he now has a role in the discovery of the next wave of innovation. He shares experiences and insights from his unique perspective.

41 min2 w ago
Comments
On the Edge of Innovation with Francis Pun

Journey to Purpose with Dr. Jody Anderson

Many people aren’t able to find their purpose in life. For those that are, often the journey is long and winding with many stops along the way. That was certainly the case for Dr. Jody Anderson. When she discovered the burgeoning field of Corporate Social Responsibility in the late 90’s, she thought she had found it. She invested in a graduate degree at Ivey Business School and she embarked on her dream career. And then several years later she watched a close friend come to the end of their life and everything changed. In this conversation I catch up with my classmate from the class of 2000 to find her in a very different place than where she started.

39 min3 w ago
Comments
Journey to Purpose with Dr. Jody Anderson

The Merchant of Authenticity with Ruben Dua

In his teens, Ruben Dua watched his Dad watering trees and saw an opportunity. He also observed him taking the time to connect with people in every day interactions and in his practice as a physician. This was the inspiration for how Ruben decided to spend his life and make his mark on the world. Ruben is the CEO and founder of Dubb.com, a frictionless video communication platform that transforms the way people create trust in business relationships. In this conversation we talk about how he sees the opportunity to more easily build trust through authentic communication and how he is leading his 21st century organization with an unconventional paradigm.

42 min3 w ago
Comments
The Merchant of Authenticity with Ruben Dua

Addicted to Impact with Tara Landes

What was a Canadian twenty-something pest control salesperson doing on a Belarussian subway with a backpack full of rubles? Listen to this interview with Tara Landes to find-out. While we both grew up in Vancouver, it took a decision to change our life direction for us to meet at our MBA program at Ivey Business School. For the past 12 years Tara has been the President of Bellrock Benchmarking, Inc., a company which she founded. In this very personal conversation we share memories and lessons learned about education, careers, mental wellness and the addictive nature of witnessing the impact of your efforts.

36 minOCT 16
Comments
Addicted to Impact with Tara Landes

The Servant Leader of Kabul with Dr. Fawad Akbari

In 1980 a child was born to a healthcare worker and a teacher in war torn Kabul, Afghanistan. That child grew up hearing stories about the "Golden Era"...what life was like before he was born. Instead of feeling resentful for not seeing those wonderful times, he decided to choose hope and equipped himself with the skills to help the people of his country get access to basic healthcare they needed. And so began his life of service. I met Dr. Fawad Akbari 7 years ago when he came to Canada under some difficult and unusual circumstances that might have broken many. Instead, he once again chose hope and continued his journey to develop his leadership capability. Today Fawad is responsible for Canadian global health programs that impact more than 3 million people in some of the most difficult parts of the world, including his home country of Afghanistan. Listen as we talk about his practice of servant leadership.

41 minOCT 14
Comments
The Servant Leader of Kabul with Dr. Fawad Akbari

The Collaborative Sales Leader with Dean Mills

When I first met Dean Mills in 2004 he was a strategic account sales professional at Purolator Inc. I watched as he calmly and methodically grew his customer base to become a top performer and President's Club winner. As he succeeded he not only maintained his humility, he developed his strong inclination to teach and coach his colleagues to also become successful. I watched him continue to rise in increasingly senior leadership positions. I reconnected with Dean earlier this year, after 8 years, to find him in a role as the North American Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at TForce Logistics. We talk about the old days and how he led his team and helped customers to navigate through the challenges posed by the pandemic.

39 minOCT 13
Comments
The Collaborative Sales Leader with Dean Mills

The Humbled Genius with Neeraj Monga

In late October 1998, I was walking from my apartment to business school in London Ontario. It was the first snowfall and my first extremely cold day in Ontario. I was prepared with warm clothing but one of my classmates, Neeraj Monga was not. He had just recently arrived from India. I ran into him on the way into the building. He was freezing cold in a sweatshirt as he walked to school that day. You would have never known it by his performance in class. He was on fire as usual. Neeraj was considered by many of us to be a genius. In 1991 as an undergraduate economics student in India, he had learned that management consulting firms like McKinsey, Bain and BCG only hired the most brilliant minds. Setting his sights on a successful career at one of these firms led him to the Ivey Business School. Based on his performance in class, I was pretty sure nothing would stop him from achieving that goal.

37 minOCT 6
Comments
The Humbled Genius with Neeraj Monga

Never Say Never with Alison James

What do you get when you take a self declared introvert, combined with self confidence, an open mind and strong desire to develop others? You get one of the only female IT senior executives successfully leading one of the largest IT teams in corporate Canada. In this second episode of the "Days of Future Past" mini-series, I speak to Alison James, the SVP of Technology Operations at one of Canada's largest banks, CIBC. Alison graduated with me from the Ivey Business School 20 years ago. While I knew her, we just didn't seem to cross paths very much. That was my loss. Alison is considered one of the Top 50 Women in Fintech in Canada and Chairs the Toronto chapter of Canadian Women in Technology. What is interesting is that Alison did not ever seek a career in technology. In this conversation I learn how this unlikely candidate climbed to one of top leadership roles in the mail dominated field of technology, by keeping an open mind, being inclusive and mentoring others.

33 minSEP 29
Comments
Never Say Never with Alison James

The Values Driven CFO with Christina Cheung

In a mini-series I am calling "Days of Future Past", I am commemorating my 20th anniversary of graduating from the Ivey Business School by interviewing classmates whom I have not seen in 20 years. Most of my classmates are now in senior leadership positions across multiple sectors and I am curious about what they have learned in the past two decades that will be helpful as we navigate the next two decades. In this first episode of the mini-series, I talk to Christina Cheung, CFO of The Procon Group of Companies. She was generous, humble and authentic. Listen in to this personal conversation and pick up a few pearls of wisdom.

35 minSEP 22
Comments
The Values Driven CFO with Christina Cheung
success toast
Welcome to Himalaya LearningClick below to download our app for better listening experience.Download App