10. Jon Keating: Leadership is giving people freedom and strong values

Oct 14, 2021

In this episode, I'm joined by Jon Keating, Vice President and General Manager at HighRadius, responsible for leading HighRadius’ growth plans across Europe, Middle East, and Africa
HighRadius is a Fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company leveraging AI-based Systems to automate Accounts Receivable and Treasury processes. Sounds technical right? But there is a very real, very gritty culture running through the company.
They are very clear about what they are NOT…
  1. The Pretenders - the biggest fraudsters claim integrity in their values. You won’t see any falsified value statements on their website
  2. The Fairytale Startup
Work is not a fairytale, it’s real life!
They are Pragmatists - with a reputation for speed and disruption.
They created values that run through the language of every employee globally so that everyone has clarity of what they are tey to achieve, and how to go about it. I should know.
Jon and I met when we worked together on the High Radius Kick-Off Conference, wanting to create an experience that connected the new high radians with the European and Asian teams. In fact, we created an immersive experience using those values, such as ride on the roller coaster, and go gritty or go home.
Jon has a wealth of experience to share about leading a team with a blend of cultures and personalities having worked in Sanfransica, Europe and India and now back in the UK.
On our call we talk:
  1. Jon’s style of leadership, and how he gives people enough freedom to get on and do their job and being there to support them
  2. His steep learning curve in management - from thinking he knew it all in his first to realising you will never stop learning.
  3. Being curious about what new technologies and tools can bring
  4. Having Values that run in your company as a common language
  5. On expecting people to be egoless.to get stuck in and add value where they can

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