Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #206 Curtis Bateman Mindset to Lead Change

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #206 Curtis Bateman Mindset to Lead Change

Mindset to Lead Change

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Curtis Bateman about the mindset to lead change, dealing and coping with organisational change, and disruptions in the way we work.

We also dive deeper into the changes brought about by technology, FranklinCovey’s approach to learning, how leaders should intelligently handle change and how we should let our people be involved in decision-making in order to make a harmonious transition to change. 

Curtis Bateman  – Mindset to Lead Change

Curtis Bateman the Vice President of International Direct Offices at FranklinCovey, a leadership company. He has an MBA from the University of Utah and a BS in Business & Information Systems from Brigham Young University. With over thirty years of experience in the training industry, Curtis is a trusted authority in change and leadership. He has co-created innovative solutions like Change Element, Leaders@Change, Managing Millennials, and Millennials@Work

These initiatives have revolutionised how organisations approach change and leadership. Before his current role, Curtis was the President and CEO of Red Tree Leadership, working with clients like 3Mobile, Bloomberg, and Boehringer Ingleheim. He also served as President & CEO at Spencer Johnson Partners, collaborating with Dr. Spencer Johnson, author of “Who Moved My Cheese?”. 

Curtis talks about:

  • How to Turn Uncertainty Into Opportunity
  • Being relentless without being ruthless
  • Mindset to Lead Change
  • Intentional and natural leadership and service
  • Models, frameworks, and principles of work
  • The disruptions in the way we work
  • Dealing and working through change in the business industry
  • Changes brought about by technology 
  • Investing in the human workforce and improving skills.
  • Fundamental principles of change
  • Change and resiliency
  • His takes on writing a book
  • The differences in the way we approach change
  • Decision-making with regard to organisational change


“I find that a lot of leaders do not like to engage with their people in a discussion about the change because they feel like their lack of answers will leave them exposed as not capable. It’s such a flawed paradigm because it’s really naive to think that any leader would have all the answers.” Curtis Bateman emphasises the mindset to lead change on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“As a leader, I’m always looking to find ways to help not only me be successful, but to help people grow and become more successful, because I think that creates a multiplying effect.”  Curtis Bateman talks about what he wants as a leader on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“So if you hit a stumbling block, a sandpit, if you hit a brick wall, whatever it is, you still have that to fall back on because the very most exciting change can hit obstacles. If we don’t have a vision, then it still hasn’t been exciting, it’s just stuck.” Creating a Vision for Change with Curtis Bateman on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

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Change: How to Turn Uncertainty Into Opportunity