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What Makes Training Really Work?

development leadership May 28, 2021
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What Makes Training Really Work?
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In this episode, I chat with Dr Ina Weinbauer-Heidel to find out what makes training really work. 

We explore her 12 Levers of Training Effectiveness under three key themes.

Ever wonder why some trainings make a real difference and others appear to be a complete waste of time? 

It's not what you think! 

In our conversation, we begin to unpack the answer to this question and Ina provides some fantastic insights and tips for trainees, trainers, learning & development professionals and managers/supervisors in organisations.

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How to navigate a crisis

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How to navigate a crisis
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In this episode, I chat with Author and Crisis Expert, Caroline Sapriel

The Covid pandemic has given us all a first-hand experience of a crisis unfolding before our very eyes. It's no longer something happening "over there", but in our own daily lives. In times of crisis, we turn to our leaders to steer us through. 

But, what if they let us down? 

In this informative discussion, Caroline explains how leaders can prepare for crisis events and what qualities they need to have to be able to navigate through them when they do occur. She highlights that a crisis is not just a bad week at the office, that the term "crisis management" is something of a misnomer, and that there's a difference between a crisis and a reputation meltdown. 

Using references to pears, accordions, sailing boats and more Caroline explains how to approach a crisis situation, how to organise your people to deal with it and what hard and soft skills leaders (and indeed anyone...

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How to help Leaders get REAL Insights

leadership Apr 30, 2021
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How to help Leaders get REAL Insights
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 In this episode, I chat with Author, Leadership Coach, NLP Trainer and fellow Harrison Assessments Managing Partner, Pat Hutchinson.

Pat explains how she has used her NLP skills and the Harrison Paradoxes to help Leaders get REAL insights into themselves and those they work with.

Citing examples from her extensive work she provides many tips on things that Leaders and indeed anyone can implement immediately.

She also explains why a "sheep dipping" approach to Leadership Development rarely works. 

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How to Build Organisational Success Through People

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How to Build Organisational Success Through People
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In this episode, I chat with author and communications expert Sheila Parry about her new book:

Take Pride - How to Build Organisational Success Through People

While the concept of being proud of our work is something that many people can identify with, PRIDE is actually a mnemonic for a framework that Sheila developed over many years of working with organisations, running her own successful Internal Communications agency (The Blue Ballroom) and carrying out independent research.

Do they know who you are?

This is a core sentiment running through our conversation and Sheila expands upon it from different perspectives. She provides insights, examples and tips that both leaders and followers can use to better understand and improve their experiences at work.

In particular, leaders can learn more about the impact they have on the experiences of their people and why communicating effectively is not an event but a continuous journey. For employees in general Sheila provides...

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How do you build a truly Collaborative Culture?

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How do you build a truly Collaborative Culture?
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In this episode (recorded in December 2020) I chat with leading author and collaboration expert, Jim Tamm

Collaboration has become such an essential component in an organisation's success, yet still many people struggle to collaborate effectively. Online tools alone will not work without a collaborative mindset, skills and behaviours. 

Drawing on his research and extensive experience, Jim provides us with insights and tips on how to create and embed a collaborative culture in your organisation. 

He also reveals what's new in the 2nd edition of his book Radical Collaboration.

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What have chickens got to do with collaboration? 

Watch Jim's TED Talk here

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How to build your Conversational Capacity

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How to build your Conversational Capacity
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This week I sat down with leading author and consultant, Craig Weber, to chat about Conversational Capacity and three critical practices that help you develop this. 

Craig highlights many essential skills and provides practical tips that individuals and teams can apply immediately to get better at those tough conversations that life throws at us from time to time. 

Along the way we talk about sweet spots, cognitive cartography, dancing elephants, dojos and much more...

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How Conscious Leadership helps you transform, evolve and grow

leadership Mar 05, 2021
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How Conscious Leadership helps you transform, evolve and grow
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How do you go from being a corporate lawyer to being a successful Executive Leadership Coach? 

Author and Leadership Coach, Rebecca Watson shares the experiences that led her into coaching and how she's discovered some of the secrets to helping Executives succeed in the world of Leadership.

Rebecca has some useful advice for leaders about how to develop self-awareness, improve engagement, use coaching in motivating your teams and how to spot burnout and intercept it before it happens.

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Good at Negotiation, Good at Life

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Good at Negotiation, Good at Life
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In this episode (recorded in December 2020) I chat with leading Author and Master Negotiations Trainer, Simon Horton, about negotiations and negotiating.

During our conversation, Simon demystifies negotiating. He says that negotiating is so pervasive in our world today that we're actually negotiating all the time. Negotiation is not some 'dark art' or just the purveyance of big business, international trade deals or Brexit. In fact, one of Simon's mantras is "get good at negotiation, get good at life"!

We delve into his book The Leader's Guide to Negotiation: How to Use Soft Skills to Get Hard Results (The Financial Times) and explore his three-stage model of negotiation. Did you know that there's more to negotiation than a conversation and an agreement? 

Throughout, Simon draws on examples from both leadership and personal contexts where knowing how to negotiate enables you to grow, advance and achieve your goals, in a way that preserves relationships. He...

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How to build your Adaptive Capacity

leadership performance Feb 05, 2021
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How to build your Adaptive Capacity
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A lot has been written about how organisations are being challenged by macro paradoxes and that the 'solution' to these challenges isn't a linear approach to problem-solving. It's more about managing paradoxical situations than trying to solve them.

If organisations are going to deal with these macro paradoxes then a question arises around the challenges leaders have in managing a range of paradoxical behaviour choices that enable them to do that.

In this episode, I sit down with Author, Master Trainer and Leadership Expert Rick Tate to discuss his new book, Adaptive Capacity, and how developing this ability is essential if leaders are to successfully guide organisations in a paradoxical world.

And, these self-leadership insights and lessons can be applied to many aspects of our lives.

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Introducing Leading People

leadership Jan 22, 2021
Wide Circle
Introducing Leading People
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Leading People is a Podcast about how to bring out the best in yourself and others. It's founded on the principle of Self Leadership - a prerequisite for leading others.
 
In each episode you'll meet a leading thinker in the area of leadership, people development, neuroscience, psychology and beyond.
 
Our conversations centre around 3 core themes underpinning Self Leadership.
 
The first theme is Awareness. This embraces both self awareness, awareness of others and awareness of the world around us - in what is often referred to as the system. Emotional Intelligence is a key feature of this theme.
 
The second theme revolves around how we respond to our awareness. Playing on words we could call this our response ability or our ability to respond to our awareness. Our ability to respond comes down to our Mindset, which is our second theme.
 
It's ok being more aware and then wanting to respond or change. But, often we get stuck on ...
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