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Welcome to the City Shapers podcast - a series where we sit down in conversation with the creators and custodians of Australia’s property and built environment industry. In this series, we’ll be talking to corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, designers and placemakers, innovators and disruptors. We’ll be exploring what’s important in this industry and how we tackle the challenges and opportunities that confront us in the future. This series is brought to you by The Urban Developer - Australi ...
 
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Chris Butler is a Chaotic Good Product Manager, the Global Head of Product Operations at Cognizant, a writer, and a speaker. He worked previously as a product leader at Microsoft, Facebook, KAYAK, and Waze. Jenny and Chris discuss a broad range of topics including— the future of AI products, uncertainly, randomness, OKRs as networks and trojan hors…
 
Richard Russell is an independent OKR and Leadership coach who held leadership positions at Amazon, Google, and Deutsche Bank. While working at Amazon, he learned the “working backwards framework” and uses it now in helping companies achieve results using the OKR methodology. Jenny and Richard discuss the advantages of working within large organiza…
 
Maya Townsend is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Partnering Resources, a management consulting agency that tackles big-picture organizational challenges. An expert in organizational networks, Maya breaks down the three types of influencers and which type holds the most influence. She shares her most profound insights from her 25-year career and …
 
John Quayle is an Operations Professional for small businesses, startups, and brands that are economies of one. Three months ago, he became the Chief of Staff at Four Growers, a startup that’s revolutionizing farming with robots that can pick ripe fruit in greenhouses. Jenny and John discuss false limitations, OKRs, what exactly is the role of a Ch…
 
In this episode, Jenny Herald is joined by Gibson Biddle, former VP of Product at Netflix and CPO at Chegg. He’s now a speaker, teacher, and workshop host. They discuss many of his tools, models, and frameworks — like GLEE and SMT, how culture is not a touchy-feely soft thing but rather describes the skills and behaviors expected of everyone in an …
 
This episode we are joined by Liam Wallace, founder of Hip v Hype, an ethical, socially conscious and environmentally focused property developer, sustainability consulting practice and work share provider. Liam is a creative entrepreneur who believes in the power of design thinking to resolve intuitive solutions to project delivery and value creati…
 
What should you do at the end of an OKR cycle? What does it mean to be a Key Result champion? What do you do if you know you won't make any impact on your OKRs this quarter? How do you make a metric that matters? In Part 2 of an interview with Ben Lamorte—an OKRs coach, author, and founder of OKRs.com—we'll discuss these questions and more.…
 
This episode we are joined by founder and chief executive, Ben Doyle and development director and partner, Marie Doyle of Fiducia Property Group.Husband and wife in business together, Fiducia have completed over 700 apartments and homes to date with over half a billion dollars of completed projects and a healthy pipeline into the future.In this epi…
 
In this episode, founder and chief executive of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with national director urban development portfolio, Chris Maher and principal, Dustin Brade from leading national design practice, Hames Sharley.For over 40 years, Hames Sharley has been responsible for creating carefully considered and significant projects acr…
 
Founder of OKRs.com, Ben Lamorte, has more OKR coaching experience than anyone on the planet. In part one of this interview, Jenny asks Ben about his background, latest book, current trends, OKR deployment parameters, and experience working with huge companies.By Gtmhub Radio
 
In this episode, Jenny Herald is joined by Mike Pilawski, the Chief Product Officer at Smallpdf where he leads product, design, and data teams. Prior to joining Smallpdf, Mike has held leadership roles in product, engineering, marketing, and data at Typeform, Leanplum, Vungle, and NativeX. In this episode, we chat about the Dimensions of Organizati…
 
After working years in corporate America, startups, and scaleups, Caroline Franczia founded Uppercut First, a consultancy for startup founders. She’s a columnist for Maddyness UK, the author of Popcorn for the New CEO, an OKR expert, and an advocate for women. Her recent article—“I’ve never felt this awake”: Caroline Franczia on Thelma, Louise and …
 
In this episode, Jenny Herald interviews Flavia Neves, Director of Product Management at Spotify and former VP of Product at Free Now. Flavia shares Free Now’s OKR journey. Listening to their experience is like going through the hero’s journey. She's gathered some lessons learned and provides advice to organization's considering adopting OKRs. Ther…
 
In this episode, Jenny Herald and Vessy Tasheva answer questions that came from participants that joined a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Roundtable discussion. Unfortunately, we did not have an opportunity to cover all the questions during the event and decided to record an episode to cover them. We were asked the following:* I had a man opt-out of o…
 
(0:00) Intro (1:35) Vessy’s Background (2:58) What is D&I? (4:07) The state of D&I (6:56) How D&I is misunderstood (13:44) Chief Diversity Officers on the C-Suite (19:14) Connecting D&I to OKR (22:08) Everyone has value (27:10) Negative D&I trends (30:30) Measuring and tracking the success of D&I efforts (38:50) Rapid fire questions (42:48) Outro…
 
In this episode, Jenny is joined by Peter Kerr, Managing Director of Auxin OKR. He’s had the opportunity and privilege of working with senior executives from some of the largest, most well-known companies in the world. Peter shares some incredible stories from his experiences with these leaders on maintaining relevance in the market, working throug…
 
In this episode, Jenny Herald interviews Adam Bonifant, VP of Customer Success at ORock Technologies, and Tim Meinhardt, CEO of Atruity. We'll discuss the ins-and-outs of fast-tracking an OKR program into existence. ORock Technologies was able to get OKRs up-and-running in a span of 3 weeks, with Adam co-championing the program and Tim serving as t…
 
In this episode, Jenny is joined by Dan Weikart, Director and Enterprise Agile Coach at Cprime. We discuss the immutable and foundational ingredients necessary for unlocking enterprise value. We’ll get practical and, at times, somewhat prescriptive.By Gtmhub Radio
 
On this episode of Dreams with Deadlines, Jenny Herald interviews David Anderson, an OKR Systems Coach at Auxin OKR. David explains what a Blue Zone is and how it relates to OKRs, what it means to live the OKR life, and how motocross racing relates to business. He's passionate about the environment and plans to grow the world’s largest electric bik…
 
On this episode of Dreams with Deadlines, Jenny Herald interviews Dan Montgomery, author of Start less, Finish More: Building Strategic Agility with Objectives and Key Results, founder and Managing Director of Agile Strategies, and OKR Thought Leader. He goes through the five steps outlined in his book— Assess, Focus, Commit, Act, and Learn. They a…
 
On this episode of Dreams with Deadlines, Jenny Herald interviews Godehard Gerling, Managing Partner at go3consulting in Germany. Godehard shares how he persuades traditional European companies to build products with intent, adopt OKRs, and release their leadership grip to allow teams on lower levels to make decisions. He says that in these uncerta…
 
On this episode of Dreams with Deadlines, Jenny Herald interviews Ash Seddeek, Chief Excitement Officer at the Executive Greatness Institute. Ash coaches senior leaders at large companies on storytelling, executive presence, strategic communication, the importance of reflection and ‘meeting with self,’ leadership transitions, and OKR rollouts. He b…
 
Russell Cummings is an experienced Management Consultant and Business Coach with Shifft Consulting. Russ has spent the last 35 years working with dynamic family businesses that want to grow. He is Australian-based but currently services clients across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground …
 
Kit Friend is an Agile Coach, proud geek, and Atlassian Partnership lead for EMEA at Accenture (despite his enthusiasm, these views are currently officially only his own). In this special episode of the Voices of OKRs series, we discuss where it might make sense to apply the Waterfall model (and yes, in some cases this would be a reasonable approac…
 
Pedro is the founder of Pragmatic Management Consulting. Previously, he was Head of Management at Nextel Brazil where he implemented OKRs for more than 1700 employees. In this episode, he shares his story and experience with us. We get to hear what Nextel Brazil’s OKR lifecycle looked like. We’ll spend some time talking about how their pilot failed…
 
Tim Whitmire is the founder of CXN Advisory, where he coaches executives on strategy, goal setting, alignment and execution. He is the co-founder of F3 Nation and co-author, with David Redding, of Freed to Lead: F3 and the Unshackling of the Modern-day Warrior. F3 is a network of free, peer-led workouts for men in the United States and has grown to…
 
Carsten Ley is the co-founder of Asia PMO – a leading digital transformation & agile consulting company, specializing in implementing OKRs and other revolutionary project management techniques in Southeast Asia. In this first episode of a 12-part series on “Voices of OKR,” Carsten and I discuss:* The difference between customer data and feedback* H…
 
Mathias Meyer is an engineer turned founder, a former CEO at Travis CI and CTO at Reaction Commerce. In this episode, we discuss how a simple process, architectural decision records, created the space for his team to make and document decisions; what it means to debug an organization; how to approach OKRs via an evolutionary approach—from not track…
 
Srikant Vemuri has held leadership roles in overseeing the design and launch of breakthrough products in the B2B, Adtech, and Big Data spaces for industry innovators such as Seerene, Womply, Aarki, and Adchemy. Currently, he's managing product and technology at Frontier Car Group as the CEO of Technology. In this episode, Srikant shares what he's l…
 
Alan Klement is known for developing the theories of Jobs to be Done and Market Modernization and inventing new methodologies and methods for engineering growth. His latest venture is Revealed — a market research and growth guidance firm that helps organizations grow, align, and reveal market insights. He's the author of When Coffee and Kale Compet…
 
Alan Klement is known for developing the theories of Jobs to be Done and Market Modernization and inventing new methodologies and methods for engineering growth. His latest venture is Revealed — a market research and growth guidance firm that helps organizations grow, align, and reveal market insights. He's the author of When Coffee and Kale Compet…
 
In this episode, we hear from Scott Shapiro, Principal Product Marketing Manager for B2B/Account Management Customer Experience at Qualtrics. We get an inside look at how it felt when Qualtrics was pre-IPO and everyone thought it was going to happen—but gotcha—it didn't happen. We hear a lot nowadays that things are slowing down due to this global …
 
Joining me today is Rohit Gupta. He is the Head of Product at Honeypot.io and leads the Product Management, Product Design and large parts of the Engineering teams. In this episode, we discuss ways his team is staying socially connected during the Coronavirus pandemic, Honeypot’s dream and how his organization is pursuing it, the power of the rever…
 
Dennis Gräf is a Business Strategy Manager at Kolibri Games. Ubisoft acquired his company in January 2020. Kolibri is one of the leaders of the “idle” games genre. One of their most popular games, Idle Miner Tycoon, has been downloaded by more than 104 million players. In this episode, Dennis shares Kolibri’s journey with OKRs. We discuss the trans…
 
Gene Hammett is a leading expert on high-growth company culture and leadership. He has interviewed more than 530 CEOs of high-growth companies to understand the core principles of fast growth. In this episode, we examine what leaders of fast-growth companies have in common and what leaders should anchor to during these challenging times. We discuss…
 
Joining me is Blake Thomas, the Director of Engineering at NoRedInk. He’s learned a lot while working with engineers for over two decades. On this episode, you’ll hear us chat about the 2 modes of failure, why we experience issues with people updating their OKRs (and what we can do about it), how to prevent “OKR Theatre,” the universal reality of t…
 
Joining me today is Rob Bayley. Rob is currently a Senior Product Manager at Auvik Networks Inc. Previously, he was a Director of Product at Roadmunk and a Senior Product Manager at NetSuite. He's got a decade of Product Management experience under his belt. On this episode, Rob shares his thoughts on Product Management from the lens of an individu…
 
Prar Johnson’s a changemaker who has over 19 years of experience—spent some time shaping products at Nokia, T-Mobile, Skype Microsoft, Soundcloud, Shopify, and now Atlassian. On this episode, you’ll hear her explanation for why product strategy is hard, the time she made a tough call using a consensus-driven approach, what data the Atlassian design…
 
Our guest for Episode 2 is Andrew Wallace. He’s the Managing Director and CPO of SmileBack. Previously, he was the Director of Product Management at Chefs Plate. Chefs Plate was acquired by the German meal kit company, HelloFresh, in 2018. In this episode, you’ll hear Andrew’s thoughts on the importance of knowing and having a shared vision, how Ch…
 
Taking Important Leadership Notes Did you know that many historical impactful figures had some form of notetaking habit actively reflecting on their experiences? Research shows you forget 60% of the information that comes into you daily. It also shows that notetakers retain 95% of that information. In this episode of Dreams with Deadlines, Jenny sp…
 
In this episode, The Urban Developer’s Adam Di Marco will be speaking with Brad Krauskopf, Founder and CEO of coworking provider Hub Australia.Brad launched Hub Australia in 2011 as a solution to connect people and organisations with talent, ideas and resources.Hub is now the country’s largest Australian-owned and operated coworking provider with l…
 
In this episode, The Urban Developer’s Adam Di Marco will be speaking with the very entrepreneurial brothers, Drew and Brodie Haupt.Brodie and Drew originally founded Inception Wealth Group in 2013 as a financial services business and have since grown their group into a diversified wealth management, property development, fintech and proptech busin…
 
In this episode, The Urban Developer’s Adam Di Marco will be speaking with Angela Biddle, a director of architectural firm Scott Carver.With over 20 years’ experience in Interior Design across the residential, hotel, hospitality and commercial sectors, Angela leads the interiors team at Scott Carver’s Sydney design studio. In this episode, we’ll be…
 
In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Francis Loughran, Managing Director - Future Food.A self-confessed food junkie with a lifetime of experience in the food and hospitality industry, Francis established Future Food as Australia’s global food and hospitality consultancy. Working with developers, ow…
 
In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Todd Pepper, Executive Director, Alceon QLD.Todd has over 20 years experience across a broad range of property sectors including valuation, sales and leasing, development management and finance. Today, Todd heads up the Queensland arm of Alceon, a private equity…
 
In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Brent Thompson, Managing Director of Brisbane-based property developer Siera Group.In a very short time, Brent has built a highly respected development business with multiple boutique projects underway across the inner south of Brisbane. In this episode, we expl…
 
In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist of REA Group.After a career leading the research departments of some of Australia’s major real estate houses, Nerida joined REA Group - the parent company is listing website realestate.com.au - as chief economist. With over 5 mil…
 
In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco speaks with David Scalzo, Managing Director - Perri Projects.Charged with steering the direction of one of Melbourne’s leading family property businesses, David draws upon his experience in the industry to build upon his firm’s vision of delivering ‘carefully considered spa…
 
In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco will speak with Anthony Millet, CEO of the disruptive Australian property platform, BrickX.So, what exactly is BrickX, I hear you ask? Well, it is a fractional investment platform that has democratised the property investment platform for all Australians.By allowing people …
 
In this episode, Founder and Publisher of The Urban Developer Adam Di Marco will be speaking with Adrian Pozzo, Chief Executive Officer of CBus Property.CBus Property is the investment and management arm of CBus - Australia’s largest super fund for the building and construction industry.Established in 2006, Cbus Property has grown into one of Austr…
 
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