WARC Talks Future of Strategy

In this podcast, WARC talks the future of strategy with Mark Pollard, Strategy CEO at Mighty Jungle and Host of Sweathead and Mark Lester, Head of Strategy at WE ARE Pi.

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Timestamps

01:20 – Introduction to Sweathhead and the Sweathead Feelings Check-In Survey. 02:50 – Is there discontent among strategists in their current roles? 05:10 – Are strategists moving away from agencies? 07:15 – Is the uncertainty around career paths contributing to this discontent in mid-career? 09:45 – What unique experience do you think agencies still offer, particularly for younger strategists, in developing strategy skills? 11:58 – The risk of burn out – has that been a gradual theme you’ve seen or is it a definite change since the pandemic? 15:50 – Is there a pressure to be the smartest person in the room? 19:21 – How to mitigate the risk of burnout. 22:48 – On the job versus formal training. 27:47 – Do you think training would help with this feeling of a lack of support? 30:07 – Do strategists need to choose early and build up either specialist or generalist skills? 36:50 – Advice to young strategists.

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