Based in Japan and an expert in business, today’s guest is very clear and direct on how to get things done at a rapid pace. Steven Bleistein has a multicultural background and his experiences living and working globally have created a fascinating approach to organisational change. Currently, Steven works with senior leaders in the Japanese market but proves in this episode that change and culture is defined by the leaders, not their location.
Listen to this episode to learn what gets in the way of executing change and getting things done at a pace that makes sense. There are several things that a leader has to face when it comes to organisational change and Steven is very concise in his communication of his tried-and-true approach.
What We Talked About in This Episode:
- Steven’s Background, Career, and Expertise in Japanese Business
- The Universal Language of Value
- Being Persistent and Avoid Fear of Failure
- What Separates Successful and Unsuccessful Leaders
- Distinct Corporate Cultures
- The Importance of Pace
- Change Your Mindset Through Behavior
- Professionalism and Discipline
- Success Determine Mindset
- Steven’s Approach to Creating Change Fast
- The Bottleneck of Success
- The Refraction Layer
- The Problems Causing Performance Deficit
- How We Approach Performance Deficit
- The Reason Behind Lack of Progress
- Never Take No For An Answer
- Steven’s Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
Steven Bleistein, CEO and founder of Relansa, Inc., and author of Rapid Organizational Change is one of those rare international experts who bridges Western and Japanese business thinking. Fluent in Japanese and French, Steve has attracted clients from businesses such as Adidas, Michelin, AIG Group and Barilla. Working with leaders and their teams, Steve helps both Japanese and international companies create their own new realities. Prior to Relansa, Steve represented the Balanced Scorecard Institute in Japan. Steve helped companies achieve new heights with his expertise in strategy and strategy management. Steve serves as Vice Chair of the Independent Business Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, where he takes an active role in supporting entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities inside Japanese companies. In addition, Steve serves on the board of Tsukuba International School, supporting the school’s leadership on the path toward full International Baccalaureate certification. Steve holds a PhD in computer science and an International MBA. He is a U.S. citizen by birth, and an Australian citizen by naturalization.
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