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#034- Psychology In Leadership – Part 1

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.

#034- Psychology In Leadership – Part 12021-03-17T10:14:56+00:00

#032 – Developing A Mindset To Serve You In 2021 (Leadership Insight 9)

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.

#032 – Developing A Mindset To Serve You In 2021 (Leadership Insight 9)2021-01-08T16:00:26+00:00

#031 – Preparing & Planning for 2021 (Leadership Insight 8)

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.

#031 – Preparing & Planning for 2021 (Leadership Insight 8)2020-12-09T13:50:15+00:00

#030 – Ego, Impostor Syndrome and The Fear Of Not Being Good Enough (Leadership Insight 7)

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.

#030 – Ego, Impostor Syndrome and The Fear Of Not Being Good Enough (Leadership Insight 7)2020-10-14T15:05:22+00:00

#029 – Resilient Mindset, Resilient Business (Leadership Insight 6)

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!

#029 – Resilient Mindset, Resilient Business (Leadership Insight 6)2020-09-21T12:28:18+00:00

#028 – Resolving Problems and Disputes – Interview Pete Colby

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.

#028 – Resolving Problems and Disputes – Interview Pete Colby2020-04-08T09:15:25+00:00

#027 – Employee Engagement & Culture – Interview Heidi Thompson

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.

#027 – Employee Engagement & Culture – Interview Heidi Thompson2020-03-03T10:03:49+00:00

#026 – Richard Hill (Leadership Interview 11)

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

#026 – Richard Hill (Leadership Interview 11)2020-01-16T09:53:05+00:00

#025 – Donna Smith (Leadership Interview 10)

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.

#025 – Donna Smith (Leadership Interview 10)2019-12-05T15:34:46+00:00

#024 – Ade Fleet (Leadership Interview 9)

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.

#024 – Ade Fleet (Leadership Interview 9)2019-12-05T15:30:19+00:00

#023 – Pam Burrows (Leadership Interview 8)

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.

#023 – Pam Burrows (Leadership Interview 8)2019-10-22T16:28:16+00:00

#022 – World Class Delivery (Leadership Skill 9)

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.

#022 – World Class Delivery (Leadership Skill 9)2019-10-08T09:42:54+00:00

#021 – An Inspiring Future Vision (Leadership Skill 8)

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.

#021 – An Inspiring Future Vision (Leadership Skill 8)2019-09-30T13:26:08+00:00

#020 – Strategic & Creative Thinking (Leadership Skill 7)

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!

#020 – Strategic & Creative Thinking (Leadership Skill 7)2019-09-30T13:26:47+00:00

#019 – Communication and Influence (Leadership Skill 6)

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.

#019 – Communication and Influence (Leadership Skill 6)2019-08-27T19:08:30+00:00

#018 – John Dabrowski (Leadership Interview 7)

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.

#018 – John Dabrowski (Leadership Interview 7)2019-08-14T10:39:38+00:00

#017 – Your Greatest Asset (Leadership Skill 5)

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.

#017 – Your Greatest Asset (Leadership Skill 5)2019-07-22T15:57:07+00:00

#016 – A Winning Culture (Leadership Skill 4)

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.

#016 – A Winning Culture (Leadership Skill 4)2019-07-01T12:24:54+00:00

#015 – Adam Harris (Leadership Interview 6)

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.

#015 – Adam Harris (Leadership Interview 6)2019-04-11T14:30:56+00:00

#014 – Simon Gray (Leadership Interview 5)

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.

#014 – Simon Gray (Leadership Interview 5)2019-03-12T15:25:46+00:00

#013 – Positive Mindset For 2019 (Leadership Insight 5)

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

#013 – Positive Mindset For 2019 (Leadership Insight 5)2019-01-14T12:53:31+00:00

#012 – Gary Gorman (Leadership Interview 4)

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’.

#012 – Gary Gorman (Leadership Interview 4)2018-11-22T17:25:51+00:00

#011 – The Power Of Language (Leadership Insight 4)

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.

#011 – The Power Of Language (Leadership Insight 4)2018-11-22T17:28:07+00:00

#009 – Suresh Bawa (Leadership Interview 3)

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.

#009 – Suresh Bawa (Leadership Interview 3)2018-11-22T17:28:47+00:00

#008 – Don Goodman (Leadership Interview 2)

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. 

#008 – Don Goodman (Leadership Interview 2)2018-11-22T17:29:46+00:00

#007 – Shaz Nawaz (Leadership Interview 1)

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.

#007 – Shaz Nawaz (Leadership Interview 1)2018-11-22T17:30:34+00:00

#006 – Leadership Energy (Leadership Insight 3)

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

#006 – Leadership Energy (Leadership Insight 3)2018-11-22T17:30:54+00:00

#005 – Growth and Fixed Mindset (Leadership Insight 2)

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?

#005 – Growth and Fixed Mindset (Leadership Insight 2)2018-11-22T17:31:14+00:00

#004 – Your Leadership Identity (Leadership Skill 2)

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.

#004 – Your Leadership Identity (Leadership Skill 2)2018-11-22T17:31:35+00:00

#003 – Authentic Leadership (Leadership Insight 1)

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'.

#003 – Authentic Leadership (Leadership Insight 1)2018-11-22T17:31:55+00:00