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Women Who Build Empires

Jun 21, 2022

“The individual is not the primary unit of existence in the world. The pandemic and related disruptions we've seen in the last 2 years have caused me to understand how interdependent we all are as living beings. We need to think of the collective, the greater good, rather than the individual as the primary focus.” - Mark Monchek 

In this episode, the Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of Opportunity Lab delves into why it's so important for organizations to have a culture of opportunity, and how it can help businesses navigate the changing waters of today's world. He stresses the importance of believing in the concept of collective wisdom, and how this belief can help to create a resilient strategy. Tune in and discover how the power of having a tribe can impact one's life in very positive ways! 

Mark has a passion for helping leaders grow organizations that are catalysts for a better world and believes that a strategy only works if you take every part of a business into consideration. He uses innovative but tested facilitation techniques to help leaders and teams identify their gaps and blindspots, lean into their strengths, and amplify their impact in a changing marketplace.

 Key Highlights: 

[00:01 - 08:09] Opening Segment

 [08:10 - 23:58] How to Create a Resilient Strategy That Represents Everybody

  • What helps organizations move more fluidly and allows a more holistic understanding of information
  • How to listen deeply to build trust
  • How to gather effectively and connect with your team members

 [23:59 - 32:12] The Rise of the Remote Work Environment

  • How the current model for workplaces is not effective and how it is leading to a decline in democracy
  • Mark's outlook on companies that are trying to find a balance between profit and welfare
  • The importance of a hybrid work environment and the benefits that come with it 

[32:13 - 39:47] How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption

  • Why a culture of opportunity can help companies thrive in a world of disruption
  • The step-by-step guide to developing a year of opportunity with specific strategic actions and plans
  • Why Marked decided to develop the idea for a culture of opportunity and published the book

 [39:48 - 56:02] Closing Segment

  • How to thrive in a world of disruption by having an emergent culture 

Want to connect with Mark? Follow him on LinkedIn, and Instagram. Head to Opplab, a strategy and facilitation consultancy helping mission-driven organizations grow thriving, resilient businesses that create abundance for everyone they touch! 

Special Offer for listeners: 

Opportunity Community: A free strategy session for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals committed to thriving in an age of disruption. Link to register for the next event: 

Resources Mentioned: 

Social Physics - Alex Pentland

A Paradise Build in Hell – Rebecca Solnit 

Key Quotes: 

“People are much more open to being challenged when they see it's from good intention rather than to shame them or criticize them.” - Mark Monchek 

“If you really share bandwidth as a group, it becomes incredibly powerful that people feel they are a tribe.” - Mark Monchek