Episode 415 – Strategy and writing with Henry Mintzberg

Episode 415 - Strategy and writing with Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg is quite simply a legend, and my personal business thinking hero. When I was studying his writings for my MBA I could only have dreamed that one day I’d be chatting about writing to him on my podcast – and sometimes when dreams come true, the reality is…

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Episode 414 – CEO Secrets with Dougal Shaw

Ep 414 - CEO Secrets with Dougal Shaw

Journalism is changing, which means journalists have to change too. And a great example of this is the way that BBC reporter Dougal Shaw has reinvented his own role from pure video journalism, transforming what started as corridor conversations with business leaders who happened to be visiting the BBC into…

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Episode 412 – Success Frames with Rob Hatch

Episode 412 - Success Frames with Rob Hatch

‘We can’t really understand what failure teaches us until we achieve success after failure. So it’s the success actually, that is more instructive.’ If you’re navigating business or personal growth challenges, this episode could be a game-changer. Rob Hatch challenges the widely accepted narrative that failure is our greatest teacher.…

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Episode 409 – First-Time CEO with David Roche

Episode 409 - First-Time CEO with David Roche

‘So they go, “Hang on, I’ve got to look confident… I have to have all the answers,” which is the worst place to come from.’ Becoming a first-time CEO is a lonely experience, and David Roche (who’s got that particular t-shirt himself) believes every new CEO should be assigned a…

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Episode 408 – Higher Ground with Alison Taylor

Episode 408 - Higher Ground with Alison Taylor

‘We basically treated legal compliance as a proxy for ethics, which has never really been a particularly good fit.’ I think we can all agree the world is ready for some fresh perspectives on the ethical obligations of the business world: Alison Taylor is here to provide them.  All too…

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Episode 407 – Languishing less with Corey Keyes

“Do what you can in the circumstances you are given right now. And don’t wait for the systems in the world around you to change in order to get some life into your life.” Most of us are only too familiar with ‘languishing’ – the opposite of flourishing. It was…

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