Episode 351 – Collabor(h)ate with Dr Deb Mashek

Episode 351 - Collabor(h)ate with Dr Deb Mashek

‘When I went into [writing a book], people were telling me, oh, it’s going to be so lonely. you’re going to lock yourself in a room… nothing could be further from the truth. This was the most collaborative process from day one.’ If you want to do work that matters,…

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Episode 348 – Written with Bec Evans and Chris Smith

Episode 348 - Written with Bec Evans and Chris Smith

‘How can you get to more people beyond coaching courses and beyond webinars? Well, you write a book.’ Bec Evans and Chris Smith met in a bookshop and have worked with books, writing and authors ever since. As co-founders of Prolifiko they coach writers to be more productive, and as…

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Episode 338 – Crafting Connection with Felicity Dwyer

Episode 338 - Crafting Connection with Felicity Dwyer

‘It’s important to think about connecting with ourself first [because] whatever kind of interpersonal communication we are involved with, we are always there.’ In her 3D model of communication, Felicity Dwyer starts by inviting us to consider how we communicate with ourselves. It’s a profound and often moving process, but…

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Episode 320 – We can do hard things

Episode 320 - We can do hard things

In 1907, pioneering psychologist William James wrote this: ‘The human individual lives usually far within his limits; he possesses powers of various sorts which he habitually fails to use. He energizes below his maximum, and he behaves below his optimum.’ That insight reflects the message of my guests on this podcast…

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Episode 317 – Supercharge Me with Eric Lonergan and Corinne Sawers

Episode 317 - Supercharge Me with Eric Lonergan and Corinne Sawers

‘We don’t compromise rigour and intellectual honesty, but we try to make it as accessible as possible.’ I don’t know what you and your life partner achieved in lockdown. Eric Lonergan and Corinne Sawyers wrote a book.  They brought their complementary skillsets – Eric in economics and monetary policy, Corinne…

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Episode 313 – PR on a Beermat with Louise Third

Episode 313 - PR on a Beermat with Louise Third

‘You cannot go into PR without building relationships.’ Louise Third has embraced this principle in the planning and writing of her book PR on a Beermat, first by partnering with the originators of the beermat idea to develop it for PR, by writing collaboratively with partners, and by involving journalists…

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Episode 311 – Accountability with Brian Moran and Michael Lennington

Episode 311 - Accountability with Brian Moran and Michael Lennington

‘Accountability is… probably the most empowering concept you have to live the life you want to live, when you understand it.’ When we speak about accountability in business, very often the context is negative. It’s about consequences and blame. But if we see accountability as ownership, it’s a radically different,…

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Episode 305 – Things that authors learn (around the campfire)

Episode 305 - Things that authors learn (around the campfire)

Anyone can have an idea for a book. Writing, publishing and marketing it? That means becoming an author, and that involves a whole lot of learning. In this week’s podcast I chat around the virtual campfire to seven members of the Extraordinary Business Book Club – some have just begun…

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Episode 303 – Writing a handbook with David Grayson

Episode 303 - Writing a handbook with David Grayson

“We knew that a handbook had to be incredibly practical… we tried to help people to really work through the stages that you need to think about.” There could hardly be a more important topic for businesses to engage with today than sustainability, and yet most businesses are still at…

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