Thought Leadership that Makes you Think...

Why you need both Inner & Outer Leadership to Succeed

Jezcijisie7ao3sfl6zr a48d1f29 7325 4a4f 8c50 854e47e10ddb
Wide Circle
Why you need both Inner & Outer Leadership to Succeed
1:09:50
 

In this episode, I caught up with author and Master Trainer of NLP, David Shephard. We covered a lot in our conversation with the central theme being understanding Inner and Outer Leadership and why this has become so important in a post-Covid era. 

He also reveals what he believes to be the ultimate life skill

If you've been thinking of going on a Leadership skills course then you might want to listen to this podcast first. If you're currently struggling with life or work's challenges you'll also get a lot out of what David has to say. Even, if you're a parent, there's something in this for you. And, as a successful entrepreneur, David has some sound advice for anyone who thinks it might be time to rethink or reimagine their career...

David is the co-author of the book Presenting Magically and runs excellent training courses including one called Presenting Magically, which contains all the secrets of the top Keynote presenters.

Subscribe here

Continue Reading...

How do you build a truly Collaborative Culture?

Ryoomt0yqpqo3eak2jc9 a48d1f29 7325 4a4f 8c50 854e47e10ddb
Wide Circle
How do you build a truly Collaborative Culture?
44:00
 

Subscribe Here

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.

Subscribe Here

What have chickens got to do with collaboration? 

Watch Jim's TED Talk here

Continue Reading...

How to build your Conversational Capacity

U9wt5xb1tmcr8z5gd0h6 a48d1f29 7325 4a4f 8c50 854e47e10ddb
Wide Circle
How to build your Conversational Capacity
50:21
 

Subscribe Here

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...

Subscribe Here

Continue Reading...

Good at Negotiation, Good at Life

Vucj2hzpqdggraq4cqbc a48d1f29 7325 4a4f 8c50 854e47e10ddb
Wide Circle
Good at Negotiation, Good at Life
44:13
 

Subscribe Here

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...

Continue Reading...

How to build your Adaptive Capacity

leadership performance Feb 05, 2021
Cqa1ez3jtigz5l87nbon a48d1f29 7325 4a4f 8c50 854e47e10ddb
Wide Circle
How to build your Adaptive Capacity
52:29
 

Subscribe Here

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.

Subscribe Here

Continue Reading...

What do Great Managers Do - Part 2?

performance Oct 23, 2018
In this series on what Great Managers do I’m providing insights, tips and tools that you can use to improve your management effectiveness. Even if you’re not a manager, through these posts you can learn to evaluate how well you’re being managed. If you think it’s time to get a new manager then check out our Career Services here
 
In an earlier post, I featured the first thing that Great Managers do: they hire for Talent, not just experience and qualifications. You can learn more about how they do this here.

Key # 2 - Setting Key Performance Expectations

Once you’ve hired talented people it’s critically important that they know what is expected of them. However, be careful with what conventional wisdom suggests:
 
Conventional Wisdom
 
Set expectations by defining the right steps
 
What Great Managers do
 
When setting expectations they define the right outcomes not the right steps
 
The simple distinction here...
Continue Reading...
Close

50% Complete

Almost there...

Fill in your details below and then check your inbox to complete the process.