In my latest podcast episode I explore Optimism in detail and share strategies to be more optimistic in your outlook. *** In this episode I look at: Why our default wiring has a tendency towards Pessimism + Why would you want to be more optimistic? + What are some proven benefits + Strategies to be more optimistic + Examples of research into optimism + How optimism can change your results
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In this podcast I look at: The importance of reflection to assess what went well, not so well and your priorities are for 2023 + Clarifying the direction you intend to go in as you set sail in January + The goals, skills and changes that need to be made to grow + Quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily planning + The habits and routines that will bring the best out of you and your people + What are your sharks, lifebuoys, clouds and sunrays?
Racism is still such a critical ‘stubborn devil’ for us all to work on and eradicate. Claudia’s journey and insights bring awareness for us all, especially those of us in more privileged positions. Among many areas, Claudia and I talked about: - Why racism is still such an important matter to address in the workplace and society at large - How the George Floyd killing has triggered changes for good and bad - Why Black Lives Matter is a cause to get behind - As white people, should we see someone’s colour? - What is the ‘Success Equation of Black and Asian Women’? - Why it’s important to focus on acts of ‘micro aggression’ as well as institutionalised racism - What leaders and organisations can do to step up and make a change
On this episode Andrea and I talked about: - What made the difference for Leicester Tigers to win the premiership this year - What it would feel like to come 2nd or lower this season - The critical importance of transparency - The positive and negative ends of a battery - "If you leave voids people will fill them" - Why leaders need head space - Survival psychology and specifically tribal behaviour in organisations - Andrea's personal challenges with her own thinking and decision making - Leaving things in a better place than you found them
On the Podcast Episode Fiona Kearns and I discussed: • What the central parts are that Fiona does in her consultancy role • The ‘hang ups’ she sees that stop leaders projecting a ‘confident powerful presence’ • What Fiona’s views are on the ‘career injuries’ that can leave a lasting mark on leaders • The most important things for a leader to work on to grow in their role • What the challenges are that are unique to C-Suite leaders • What success truly looks like for a senior leader
In my latest podcast I help raise your awareness of how your survival psychology can hijack you across 5 key areas: - The Belief you have Impostor Syndrome - Developing a Defensive Mindset - Destructive Negative Self Talk - The damage done by Ego - Isolation and the impact of Tribal Behaviour
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My latest podcast interview was with Charlie Whyman, expert marketer and head of B2B Curious Marketing. She is also my wonderful Marketing Coach! Charlie has sold olive oil from Sardinia, laser scanners at the bottom of gold mines and drones to commercial ships! She knows what marketing works, what doesn’t and she helps business leaders avoid the marketing injuries that cause pain and ensure the focus is on proven strategies that work. Outside of work Charlie has a young son, is a keen cyclist and is a total tech geek! On the Podcast: • We also spoke in depth about the importance of remaining CURIOUS and CREATIVE in what you do and how to make sure you do that on a regular basis. • Charlie’s journey to where she is now and how being curious and creative has played a big part in her success • How leaders can tap into their curiosity and creativity more and why this is so important • Challenges Charlie has had with her own thinking and mindset on her journey and her strategies with this including “Slow down to speed up”
My latest podcast interview was with Colin Mobey from Windward Coaching and Teamship expert! On the Podcast we covered Why stopping at a layby many times during a period of burnout led to an epiphany Colin’s path to setting up Windward Coaching His core philosophies, especially in relation to team performance and TEAMSHIP Why would should focus on ROOT cause over symptoms with people problems Why we should INVOLVE people more than ENGAGE them How ‘Survival Psychology’ can impact the performance of teams What he sees the future of teams looking like
On the podcast I interviewed Culture Change and Wellbeing Expert Sarah Markham, We looked at a range of areas including: - What Sarah's path has been to creating Calm In A Box - How her thinking has caused her challenges through the years and what she has learned from that - Why Sarah thinks culture, engagement and wellbeing are so important for organisations and individuals - What’s in her toolbox to take good care of herself that you can learn from - Why we need to ‘Be Well’ FIRST to ‘Do Well’
On my latest podcast Mark Walmsley (Brand Strategist and leader of a network for the arts and culture sectors) and I took a fascinating look at CREATIVITY. How can we be more creative? What are some brilliant examples of creativity? Mark and I discussed - Why creativity should be seen as ‘intelligence having fun’ - How creativity has played an important part in his life - Why creativity is important to business leaders - How we can become more creative - Some amazing examples of creativity - 3 important questions to ask yourself when making a decision
In my latest podcast I help you with some important techniques and approaches to make 2022 your best year possible!
On my latest podcast Kathryn and I took a look at the positives that have come about due to remote and hybrid working. But we also discussed the pitfalls and important issues to be mindful of. Kathryn is an independent HR consultant who works with small businesses to help them find the right HR solutions for their company and their people. You can find her here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/krodgershr
On my latest podcast, Carolyn and I take a deep dive into leadership and the many signs of 'Bad Leadership' to be aware of in yourself and others. With over 20 years working in Human Resources, operating at Board level within some of the World's largest employers and biggest household names, Carolyn became a specialist in Transformational Change, Lean Operations, Leadership and Followership. She is now working as a Board member to run the day-to-day operations at 15ten15, to revolutionize the way the recruitment industry provides services to candidates, business leaders and HR professionals. She is the founder of her own business Redefining SELFISH and author of 'All The Tw*ts I Met Along The Way' and 'Redefining SELFISH'.
On my latest podcast you will discover how to apply lessons from the world of Neuroscience to improve your performance as a business leader. Lynda is a cognitive neuroscientist, a business psychologist and she specialises in working with people to recalibrate their thinking, especially in terms of communication, their own limitations and embracing change. She is founder of the Neuroscience Professional Development Programme, The Learning Lab, and she is an author, a mentor to senior leaders on behavioural change and a professional speaker and. In fact, she is the current National President of the Professional Speaking Association.
Over a series of episodes, I will be taking an interesting look into a range of findings from the world of Neuroscience, so you can apply the lessons in your business life.
Over a series of episodes, I will be taking an interesting look into a range of findings from the world of Neuroscience, so you can apply the lessons in your business life.
Welcome to the 3rd in a series of blogs and podcasts applying Psychological research and theory to leadership.
Welcome to the 2nd in a series of blogs and podcasts applying Psychological research and theory to leadership.
Over a series of episodes, I will be taking an interesting look into a range of psychological theories and research, so you can apply the lessons in your business life.
How are you seeing your world currently? Do you find yourself too engulfed in problems and worries? How you see the world around you will dramatically impact on how you feel and the actions you take.
Do you feel you have the right mindset to keep yourself positive and on track in 2021? In this podcast I help you with some important techniques and approaches to do just that. You need to focus on your mind fitness in the same way you would your physical health and fitness.
What a year it’s been! None of us could have foreseen what 2020 had install for us as we went into the festive break 12 months ago. You have no doubt faced many challenges, learned some new lessons and made changes. The question for you now is what do you want 2021 to look like? In my latest podcast and blog I help you with some important thinking to close this year down and set off on the next one in the best possible way.
We are continually looking for risks, deficiencies & problems. This inevitability turns inwards & this is when Ego, Impostor Syndrome and the fear of not being good enough can take hold. This is the 2nd ‘Leadership Insight’ podcast episode in the new series, where we will take a look at this fascinating area and how to limit the damage this can cause for us all.
When looking at resilience, we not only need to focus on the businesses we lead, but also ourselves. Resilience needs to be found for us personally, to be able to build resilient businesses and teams!
Pete Colby is an expert in mediation, within businesses and organisations. After previous rolls in HR and Manufacturing, followed by a senior role in HR, Pete set up his own business, called Pragmatism, to help businesses and organisations steer their way successfully through employee disputes.
What are employee engagement and culture all about and why are they so important? Heidi Thompson has held positions in HR for ever 20 years and has been HR Director at Duncan and Toplis for 3 years. She is currently involved in a large project to establish and drive a culture at Duncan and Toplis that will support their 5 year strategy. I saw Heidi speak at a Duncan and Toplis event in November 2019 and thought she would make a really interesting guest on the Leadership Mindset series.
Keeping Yourself Motivated as an SME Business Owner - Richard Hill has owned SME businesses for over 20 years and has been the MD of 2 digital agencies for over 10 years. In the podcast Richard and I spoke about: a) The importance of having a passion for what you do, b) How to start the day well, c) Planning to keep focused, d) Dealing with difficult challenges in business, e) How to get the best out of your people
My latest interviewee for the ‘Leadership Mindset’ podcast series was Donna Smith Donna’s expertise is in avoiding burnout, after having a major incident with this herself over 2 years ago.
Improving teamwork through your creativity. My latest interviewee for the ‘Leadership Mindset’ podcast series was Ade Fleet. Ade is an expert in increasing creativity in organisations. Join us for a 5 step approach to bring more creativity into your teams and your work.
Pam is an expert on managing stress, resilience and personal wellbeing. She's been in business for 20 years and her business is called People Booster! I've known Pam for a number of years, through the Professional Speakers Association and she has recently become president of the East Midlands Region! If you want to learn about your own personal red flags, your own non-negotiable wellbeing habits and a whole range of dos and don’ts, grab a coffee and join us for a fascinating half an hour.
In this podcast, we'll look at the importance of drilling down your 3 year vision (from skill 8) into actionable 90 day plans. How to measure your results, changes and improvements. Finally, we’ll look at delivering exceptional customer service.
This podcast will examine how to create your own aspirational vision for the future, along with a more structured 3 year vision. We’ll also look at how you ideally want to be seen by your customers.
In this podcast I am going to get you to stop and shift from ‘on the job’ thinking to become more strategic and creative. And YES we can all improve both those areas!
As a leader you’ll achieve considerably more if you can communicate more effectively with people – your staff, your outsourcers, your suppliers, your customers and people you meet in general on your journey.
My latest interviewee for the ‘Leadership Mindset’ podcast series was John Dabrowski and in amongst a whole wealth of interesting topics we spoke about: John’s journey from broke 5 years ago to having a successful international business The importance of starting your day well in order to be more resilient Why it is so crucial to be positive with yourself and others The wonders of visualisation and dream boards I’ve known John for several years and he’s always a fascinating and inspiring person! John is now an international speaker, best-selling author and mental resilience expert. He is working with clients like Rolls Royce, Aviva, Hilton, Cunard and Nat West Bank. He’s spoken across the world including the Queen Mary2 and San Diego, where he spoke at the same conference as Barrack Obama! In his early years he played professional basketball and also played for England - he still holds the current British record for the most points scored in a single match. which is 98. He overcame great difficulties 5 years ago where at the age of 60 he was broke, living with his mum and decorating to pay the bills. He then applied the techniques and philosophy he now uses in his talks and masterclasses to turn his entire life around in dramatic fashion. His insights from his journey and life experiences fill the 30-minute interview so grab a coffee and have a listen.
Although your people present challenges and can be the toughest part of your business or organisation to manage, doing it well will have the biggest impact on your results! Achieving your results with your people will be so much easier.
In this podcast we are going to focus on the 4th skill from the ‘Think See Do’ Leadership model. Specifically how you ‘Think’ about your ‘People’. It covers 3 important areas for you to consider as you look to build a winning culture - your identity, living & breathing your identity and creating fun & flexibility.
My latest interviewee for the ‘Leadership Mindset’ podcast series was Adam Harris and we covered many areas, including: • The benefits of morning and evening meditation • Journaling with purpose • Focusing on and achieving the right goals • Values – company, personal and family! • Delegating your ‘NOT to do list’ Adam is the Vistage Ambassador, Professional Speakers Association President (East Midlands) and head of his own company Fresh Mindset (in amongst a variety of other roles!) Adam has worked his way up the business ladder, from being a trolley boy, and is now known as ‘The Introducer’. Adam helps business leaders to develop and leverage strategic networks for enhanced results. He’s also the co author of ‘The Check in Strategy Journal’ – a unique business tool to help owners, managers and team leaders plan and deliver with accountability Adam is always interesting company and I know the interview will bring you insights as to how you can change the way you 'Think', 'See' and 'Do' in your leadership role.
My latest interviewee for the ‘Leadership Mindset’ podcast series was Simon Gray and we covered many areas, including the need for habits and a rigid structure to Simon’s daily routine. This includes lunchtime Brazilian jiu jitsu! Simon is an executive career coach and his passion is to help senior executives from across the world navigate the executive job market successfully. He is also the author of three books, including 'Super Secrets of Successful Executive Job Search', which has received multiple 'five-star' reviews and is available on Amazon worldwide. His insights from his career and life experiences fill the 30-minute interview so grab a coffee and have a listen.
How are you going to be the best you can be in 2019? This critically is about how you 'Think' and how you 'See' yourself, others and your world. Unless you keep a strong focus on this to keep your mindset strong and positive, 2019 will fall short for you. This podcast focuses on 4 areas - Lifebuoys, Sharks, Clouds and Sunrays
Gary Gorman is a trainer, author and business speaker. He specialises in helping corporate businesses negotiate better deals, contracts and prices through training workshops, consultation support and online programmes. Gary began his career selling Duracell batteries to corner shops before then joining Wilkinson Sword as a National Account Sales Manager when he developed their business with Tesco and other UK high street names. Gary then joined The Boots Company where, after various senior sales roles, he became UK Training Manager for Boots Healthcare International. Gary set up his own sales training business in 2005 and since then has worked with hundreds of businesses both in the UK and abroad, spoken at numerous conferences and meetings and written two business books: ‘The 30 Day Sales Challenge’ & ‘Inside The Entrepreneur’s Mind’.
How we ‘Think’ and ‘See’ our world is shaped by the language we use on a daily basis. This impacts on what we ‘Do’. The problem is that we’re not fully aware of the language we use and much of this can be on autopilot. This can result in the use of unchecked negative language, doubtful language and mannerisms. It’s important for us all to be significantly more conscious of the language we use In this 'Leadership Insight' we are going to examine the language we use and misuse.
This podcast looks at how to improve your wellbeing and how to increase your personal effectiveness in your leadership role
Suresh Bawa is a serial entrepreneur with varying business interests in radio, media and marketing. He recently launched a national coffee business - the Sassy Coffee Company. He is founding trustee of Promise Dreams, a national charity helping terminally and seriously ill children. In 2016 he climbed Kilimanjaro with his son Arran, to raise money for Promise Dreams and this year he is off to climb Mount Everest Base Camp to raise funds again. His insights from his life experiences and business challenges were insightful and I’m sure will be useful for you on your journey.
Don Goodman is an ex footballer with a career spanning over 20 years from 1983 to 2004, including periods at Sunderland, Wolves and West Bromwich Albion. As well as previously running a successful Health & Fitness business, Don is now a full time pundit on Sky Sports. His insights from his life experiences, sport and business were truly fascinating.
Shaz Nawaz is a Chartered Accountant, the owner of 4 businesses, author of 3 books, a Peterborough City Counsellor and a big cricket fan! Shaz shared his honest experiences and gave some great responses to a series of questions on his leadership journey.
This 'Leadership Insight' podcast looks at the importance of Leadership Energy. How do you influence with your demeanour, your emotional state, your body language and your energy
This 'Leadership Insight' podcast looks at the differences between holding a Fixed Mindset and a Growth Mindset. It examines how important it is for us to move to a Growth Mindset view of our word, but individually and collectively within teams and organisations. How do you see your abilities?
A focus on Leadership Skill 2 of our 9 core Leadership Skills. How you 'See' yourself as a leader currently and how you grow towards being the leader you aspire to be.
A 'Leadership Insight' podcast episode examining the arguably controversial area of Authentic Leadership and when to show vulnerability, admit mistakes and be your 'true self'.
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In this first episode we look at the importance of [...]