Welcome to our interview with Steve Tendon. Steve is the Managing Director of TameFlow Consulting, Limited.

Steve helps organizations reach states of hyper-performance, through the adoption of emerging technologies and the TameFlow Approach. In particular, in terms of emerging technologies, I focus on the Blockchain and how it can have a disruptive impact on organizational structures, processes and business models.

Welcome Steve, and thank you for contributing to the questions that are at the heart of Container13. 

Play the audio clip for each question separately or download the full interview audio here: Download MP3


Q1: How can we create workplaces where every voice matters, everyone thrives & finds meaning, and change & innovation happen naturally?

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Why it's important to be happy at work
  • The power of having a common deeper purpose that connects people
  • Why it's important for people to feel they have a voice and can make a difference
Q2: How do we get an employee's full attention and best performance?

What you will learn in this segment:

  • The paradox and power of disconnecting the results from the time and means to achieve them
  • Why current management practices are one of the biggest factors in diverting our attention from focusing on our work
  • Most employees are wasting time doing things that aren't really necessary
  • Why it's critical to synchronize your business around the constraints in your business
  • Discovering excess capacity hidden in plain sight
Q3: What do people really lack and long for at work?

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Why the constraints of the corporate environment and the need to be politically correct keeps people from even imagining what they might be lacking and longing for
Q4: What is the most important question leaders should be asking employees?

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Why do you come to work every day?
  • Businesses should cater to the needs of the employees in as much possible in the business environment
  • Harnessing the inner forces of the things we care about
  • Aligning people in one direction through unity of purpose and community of trust patterns
Q5: What is the most important question employees should be asking leaders?

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Why are you coming to work today?
  • What's the one thing you'd like to tell me that you are afraid to ask me?
  • How do we bootstrap this and get it going to start with?
Q6: What is the most important question we should be asking ourselves?

What you will learn in this segment:

  • In the context of a working environment, am I going towards or against the two founding patterns of a community of purpose and a community of trust?
  • Why it's important to get into a habit of self-reflective introspection
Q7: What do you think about the questions we are asking here and how does this work relate to TameFlow?

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Managers and leaders should be asking these questions (in this interview) repeatedly
  • Tameflow is a collection of many innovative approaches and schools of thought
  • Why throughput is an excellent tool for breaking down silos
  • The importance of information flow and feedback loops
  • Why psychological flow might be the most important flow
  • Bill shares his experience with the 3 Principles and Steve relates this concept to TameFlow

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Thank you & to your great work life & success!

Bill Fox & Mari Grigorjan, Team CONTAINER13

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