In this episode of The Culture Gap, the first of two episodes featuring Nikki, she shares how her father was a key influence in her early years who inspired her to achieve the level of success she has today, as well as what she believes is the highest calling of not just a CEO, but any leader.
In this episode of The Culture Gap, the second of two episodes featuring Nikki, she and Daniel discuss the role of communication in bringing people along as digitization and transformation wash over companies.
Generate momentum with a culture of innovation – one that is constantly adapting to a disruptive environment that doesn’t stand still. Understand the capabilities, mindset and skillsets needed to adopt this approach, and how you can be the change agent that helps your organization successfully navigate through risk and uncertainty.
To create lasting change, Barua says that companies must engage all stakeholders, not just some: “There’s a huge opportunity for creating faster impact at a greater scale; it’s not just for one person or company to solve.”
Envested CEO Isa Watson, Carbon Robotics Co-founder and CEO Rosanna Myers, and Beyond Curious CEO Nikki Barua speak with Synack Co-founder and CEO Jay Kaplan at the Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Summit in New York.
Nikki Barua is the CEO of BeyondCurious, a digital transformation company working with names like Toyota and Sonos. (FS) She's also the author of Beyond Barriers. She says investors need to pay close attention to a company's culture.
The more you push yourself to take action, the more confidence you gain in your own skills and mindset. In the same way that muscles don’t get stronger without exercise, your confidence won’t grow unless you push yourself.
"Barua, who shared with us part of her journey a few months ago, used a time when she felt she’d hit rock bottom as a turning point. Her experience of getting back up and rediscovering her strengths made her realize that one of her greatest gifts was seeing the gift in other people, being that catalyst and a change agent that helps to bring out the best in other people."
"Instead of seeing every barrier as something that holds us back, we just have to recognize that it’s actually the pathway to getting to the next level. It’s really the obstacle that is the opportunity because that’s what unlocks that super power within us. If the obstacle weren’t there, we would not know our super power."