Episode 5

Published on:

20th Feb 2023

What are Your Levers as a Leader?

In the research and the book he co-authored (Primed to Perform), Neel Doshi identifies play as the number one motivating factor for performance. He argues that we need to change how we motivate performance. We discuss how forward-looking CEOs are restructuring, the not-so-distant future of our jobs, and ways to make team leadership at any level fun.

“Curiosity and experimentation are at the heart of play.  People intrinsically enjoy learning and adapting. We instinctively seek out opportunities to play.” (Primed to Perform)

GUEST: Neel Doshi

Neel is the co-founder of Vega Factor and co-author of NY Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Primed to Perform, published in October 2015 by Harper Collins.

Previously, Neel was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, CTO and founding member of an award-winning tech startup, and employee of several mega-institutions. He studied engineering at MIT and received his MBA from Wharton. In his spare time, he's an avid yet mediocre woodworker and photographer.

Vega Factor is a company building technology to help organizations of all sizes and in any sector transform their culture and achieve the highest levels of performance. Learn more here: vegafactor.com

Primed To Perform introduces the counterintuitive science behind legendary cultures the likes of Southwest Airlines and Starbucks. Learn more here: bit.ly/PrimedToPerform

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About the Podcast

Lead with a dash of Play
Re-claiming space for compassion and creativity in the workplace
Looking to build innovation, strengthen organizational culture, and develop greater confidence? Try play. Seriously. Play builds empathy, sparks creativity, and allows deeper reflection and learning. Why would we not integrate it into our workday?

Speaking with CEOs, executive coaches, and other business leaders, Mary Hendra explores what “play” can look like in professional spaces, its impact on us and our organizations, and how to integrate a little play ourselves to build more compassionate and creative workplaces.

About your host

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Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra is an executive leader and entrepreneur bringing curiosity, creativity and compassion back into the workplace, into our civic spaces and into our opportunities for adult learning.

In addition to hosting "Lead with a dash of Play," Mary creates unique cohort experiences built on stillness, creativity, and compassion - with a dash of play. Learn more about Mary's work here: https://maryhendra.com/playground/