Elizabeth Moore is a world-class leader of Insights and Analytics teams in large corporations. I am honoured to have spent some time with her talking about what makes for smarter data people.
Read a transcript of this whole episode here.
Liz speaks about:
- Working in a meeting-rich environment
- Her routine as a Senior Manager in a complex corporate environment
- Why data professionals get arrested in their careers (and how not to)
- The importance of fueling curiosity
- How the best relationships are forged in disaster
- How she keeps up with her professional development
- The importance of the meeting before the meeting
- Why she seeks “consulting” skills in insight professionals and is hiring ex-Strategy consultants because they have what it takes to get to the “next level” with insights
- the Enneagram as a model to help predict behaviours and work better with clients
- Strengthsfinder 2.0 references – specifically Liz mentions Woo and Learner and there are 32 other strengths
- The inverted triangle for explaining insights (I have my own version of this, I call it the Complex Insights Explainer click here to get your copy.
Here are links to the podcasts Liz mentioned listening to.
- Adam Grant
- Malcolm Gladwell
- Shane Parrish‘s Knowledge Project
- XX / the Waves
- This American Life
- How I built this (specifically I mention the airbnb and Dyson)
- Wilosophy with Wil Anderson
Favourite charity: Act for Peace: Quaker Service Australia
Liz refers to the big block of cheese day from West Wing
Liz and I share a love of show tunes and singing (check out Showtunes Sunday at the Hayes Theatre in Darlinghurst).
The room where it happens is a song from Hamilton
Pie Charts are Evil
Liz is not a fan of pie charts.
Here’s Glen Bell‘s video presentation, with illustrative charts. Glen will be on the podcast soon.
Liz also mentions “Rusty” in talking about pie charts. This is Russell Hunter, who features in an upcoming podcast (and he hates being called Rusty).