224: Todd Cherches—Want To Lead Better? You Must Visualize The New, Not Fear It

Learn how to “see” where you want your team to go

At SAMC, we often work with people who need or want to change. That’s our job as corporate anthropologists. And what we have learned over the years is that people hate to change unless they can literally see what it is they have to move toward. The human brain is designed to keep us in today’s habits and not let us wander too far astray. But if you can see something new, you can begin to visualize how you can adapt it for yourself. In fact, without visualizing or experiencing the new, you don’t know what it is. You flee it or fear it. You are never sure what “it” is. In this podcast, I bring to you Todd Cherches who has just published a new book about Visual Leadership. It’s said, if you can see it you can be it. Listen in as Todd shows us why this is true.

Todd Cherches - headshot 01 (2)Todd teaches you how to “see, feel and think” in new ways by visualizing what it is you are asking others to do

As you know, we preach the same thing. We need to let the eyes capture the new ideas and turn them into new stories, new visualizations, or we make up those new stories. And, we decide with the heart, so we have to feel the things someone is asking us to do. You will find that our conversation is very visual, which is why I include a video of our podcast. How else will you “see” what Todd wants you to experience.

To watch and listen to our interview, click on the image below.

Todd Cherches video

Visual LeadershipAbout Todd Cherches

Todd Cherches is the CEO and co-founder of BigBlueGumball, an NYC-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development, public speaking and executive coaching. He is a three-time award-winning Adjunct Professor of Leadership in the Human Capital Management master’s program at NYU, and a lecturer on leadership at Columbia University. He is also a TEDx speaker (“The Power of Visual Thinking”) and an author (“VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life“). You can connect with Todd via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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