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[00:00:06] Mind Your Noodles Podcast _ Episode 74
[00:00:27] Episode 74 – Mind Your Noodles Podcast Announcement
[00:02:50] Peter Drucker – The Effective Executive
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Tripp Babbitt: [00:00:27] This is the seventy fourth episode of the Mind Your Noodles podcast, and for Labor Day, I am making an announcement with regards to this podcast. I’ve contemplated either ending it or.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:00:47] Pivoting on it or renaming it, but I’m going to continue the podcast, but I am going to pivot on what I’ve been doing.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:01:00] We’ve we’ve doubled our audience since we began our more than doubled it, actually.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:01:05] And what I’m going to be pivoting to is not a change of name. I’m going to still keep the name Mind Your Noodles because I think it’s appropriate for even what I’m looking at doing. And so there’s going to be still neuroscience involved in it. I’ve learned a lot by some of the interviews that I’ve done and some of the things that I’ve researched, and it’s really helped and engagements with organizations. But I want to also get into the methods, the methods for changing, thinking, engaging employees, lack of a better term, wowing customers. So it’s it’s still going to be because I do still believe that the biggest leverage point that you have in your organization is how you think. And that’s a lot of the what’s in the executive education program. And as I was contemplating all this over the last few weeks, I went back and I read Peter Drucker’s the effective executive and there are things in there. He wrote that in like nineteen sixty six and a it’s an excellent book but it’s from nineteen sixty six. You’d like to think we’ve advanced a little bit since then, although we might want to argue that with some of the thinking that executives have. But but Peter Drucker’s book, The Effective Executive rang with me quite a bit.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:02:50] And as I started to look at what makes an effective executive, I started to realize even some of the things that Peter Drucker wrote about or Dr. Drucker wrote about really weren’t necessarily talking about being more effective. It was about being more efficient. And I think this is still a huge problem today.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:03:10] And I got my operational definitions from Russell Ackoff and the difference between being efficient and being effective.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:03:23] And that is going to be a lot of the focus of what’s the difference between those two and one of those things that we’ve talked about that I also got from, for the most part from Russell Ackoff, was the analytical thinking versus the synthetic thinking. And so I want to continue down that path. And so we’re still my belief is a huge leverage point is how do we change our thinking in an organization?
Tripp Babbitt: [00:03:55] And I’m building a starter kit for the executive education program that I have. Obviously, this goes back to my tie in to the method that I have, which is the ninety five method. Ninety five percent of the performance.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:04:10] Your organization is the system you’ve built and five percent is attributable to the individual or special events or causes in an organization.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:04:20] And you may disagree with that and that’s fine. But that’s what the whole training is about, is trying to get you to look at your organization as a system. It completes an entire thought in my mind. It’s it’s the analytical pieces, only half of your thinking. And yet we spent so much time and analytical and so little time on synthetic. And I see this as a huge opportunity. So I’m going to continue down that particular path. And what you’ll see happening over time is, you know, with what I built so far, we look through the in the executive education program, we have you looking through a customer lens and a thinking lens. And I think that those two are great ways to look at systems and understand them very well and then going about a process of reconciling those two. The customer and the thinking lenses and now the next piece that you’ll see begin to show up in the executive education program is the construction of the aim.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:05:26] So a lot of the podcast will follow this type of thinking and we’ll be adding in in accordance with that.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:05:39] So there’ll be things that I’ve talked about before. We’re going to talk a little bit more about decision making. We’re going to talk about innovation. We’re going to talk about executive data analytics. And we’re also going to talk about customer and organizational design. And as time goes by, I’m offering the executive education program for two hundred ninety seven dollars. And there are about 30 videos out there presently. But that’s only going to grow because as I add these components on this will more than double the maybe one hundred videos when we get done with the executive education program. And once they’re all complete prices, probably going to be somewhere around fifteen hundred dollars are up for the training. So two ninety seven dollars now is kind of an investment for the things that will that we’ll be building in to that executive education program. But you’ll be able to follow along a little bit in the Mind Your Noodles Cup podcast. A lot of the content will come from that. The training, the training or the executive education program is something where somebody wants to go deeper and you may not want to. And that’s OK. So I’m going to build this very effective executive starter kit to put in that I’m working on now. I should be able to release this. Hopefully I’d like to get it done by the end of this week and have it out there. So so it’s available to my audience and people that are interested in this type of thing.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:07:05] And once we get that, you’ll always have something free with me. You always have something and you go out there. It’s just a matter of how much more you want to learn.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:07:14] So there are even with the the lifetime access, with the price of two hundred ninety seven dollars, that’s something that for tonight you’re paying one price and that’s it. You’re going to get all the rest of the stuff. Now beyond that, you’re going to get a to a certain depth if you want to even go deeper. This is where I start to get into my partners that go deeper, let’s say into innovation, deeper into executive data analytics, deeper into customer, customer and organizational design. All those things will have even deeper components. And just it’s a matter of how far you want to go or is it enough for you to take the free stuff and go with it? That’s fine, too. I’m not stressed about that. I think people find benefit in what I’ve put together, and it’s far beyond anything I’ve ever seen, not just because I’m involved in it is I see a lot of education programs that are incomplete, or if you go to university, you’re going to get basically theory and case studies that really have nothing to do with with your business. And you may be able to connect the dots somehow or play with things. But with this group, with this program, with this executive education program, and even with the help of this podcast, you’re going to be able to look at your own organization, make the changes and apply theory in your organization without blowing the whole thing up. And that’s where I really want to go. Now, one last comment I have with regards to the change in this podcast. Again, I won’t be changing the name.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:08:56] You’ll see some changes on the website, like with the title and the subtitle of it. I still have the neuroscience stuff in it.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:09:05] I’m still kind of planning whether I’m going to call up to the seventy fourth episode today as season one and going to season two or just kind of continuing it and making this the pivot point for broadening the.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:09:23] Focus of the podcast with the things that I’ve talked about and but it’s all still Mind Your Noodles is appropriate because we are still changing, thinking and giving you a way to change thinking and engaging employees and wowing customers and all that stuff.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:09:42] So all that really stays the same. So that’s all I wanted to do this week with today’s Labor Day. So I don’t want to take up too much more time of yours or of mine because this is a holiday and you should be enjoying it, at least here in the US. If you’re outside the US, you’re probably just having another day. But I wanted to announce this change they’re making with podcasts. It’s not a huge change, but it does allow me to it gives me a bigger tent to put this stuff under. And more of the things I could be talking about are how you can become an effective executive or how you as an existing executive, you can get fresh ideas. If you’re a new executive, how can you understand the system that you’re in and how big a difference? Synthetic thinking. And as I also mentioned before, this is not about leadership to me. And most of the neuroscience stuff I’m seeing right now is about leadership. I’m not in that space. That’s not the space that I’m in. Thousands of people are doing podcasts literally or blogs on leadership. And, you know, what about the personality types? I don’t that’s to me, you know, I’m not saying it’s bad stuff by any stretch. It’s it’s good stuff. It’s just not the space that I’m in. I’m going to teach you method. I’m going to teach you how to do things to make your organization better and not going to do it in a classroom. And you do it so that you can take this information and apply it to your organization. That’s my message this week. Thank you.
Tripp Babbitt: [00:11:23] Thank you for listening to the Mind Your Noodles podcast. The ninety five Method Executive Education Program is now available for two hundred ninety seven dollars. This investment includes feature releases on methods and decision making innovation, executive data analytics and organizational design. The initial course on using the customer and clicking lenses to understand your organization can be completed in three weeks. Previews of the program are available with your email address required.