Episode 235 – Misadventures with Gayle Mann and Lucy-Rose Walker

Episode 235 - Misadventures with Gayle Mann and Lucy-Rose Walker

‘Failure can be quite a deceptive word… misadventures feels like a much more forgiving word that allows you to go off and try stuff.’ Gayle Mann and Lucy-Rose Walker have supported thousands of entrepreneurs in their work with Entrepreneurial Spark and beyond, and if there’s one thing they’ve learned it’s…

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Episode 233 – Loving your imposter with Rita Clifton

Episode 233 - Loving your imposter with Rita Clifton

Imposter syndrome gets a bad rap, but it can be rocket fuel, says brand guru Rita Clifton. ‘It’s a drive, you know, go with it and use it…. you worry that you’re not going to be good enough, and you stretch yourself. That’s when you grow most.’ As well as…

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Episode 232 – Lessons from the Virtual Writing Retreat

Episode 232 - Lessons from the Virtual Writing Retreat

Q: What do you get when you throw together a bunch of people all working on different business writing projects into a 2-week virtual retreat?  A: Lots, it turns out.  If you’re listening to this podcast you already know how valuable writing is for your business, but that doesn’t mean…

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Episode 230 – The Best Bits: The Writing Journey

Yes it’s a cliché that writing is a journey, but that’s because it’s TRUE. In this week’s Best Bits episode I look back over the last few conversations in The Extraordinary Business Book Club and highlight the ways in which my guests have been shaped and changed, and moved forwards…

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Episode 225 – Leader with Katy Granville-Chapman and Emmie Bidston

“Leaders… really can bring a lot of joy into people’s lives. They can uplift them, they can inspire them, they can help them connect to their purpose, they can support them, they can provide them compassion. That’s what we really care about, and the more leaders who choose to do…

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Episode 221 – Writing like a journalist with Rachel Bridge

Episode 221 - Writing like a journalist with Rachel Bridge

‘Ask yourself continually: is this boring me?… Because if you’re bored writing it, there is no chance that anybody is going to want to read it.’ Former Enterprise Editor of the Sunday Times, Rachel Bridge cheerfully admits that she has the classic journalistic characteristics: a short attention span and incurable…

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Episode 219 – Jigsaw writing with Patrick Dunne

‘I decided not to do research, then write, then polish, but to have a big jigsaw approach, and do each day what I felt like doing. So if I felt like doing a bit of research, I would, if I felt actually I’ve got some stuff in my mind. I…

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Episode 216 – Step Up Step Back with Elsbeth Johnson

‘In leadership communication, and indeed in the process of writing a business book, the more and better the quality and time spent on the thinking, the less time and the more effective the actual production of the communication or the book.’ Dr Elsbeth Johnson certainly put the time into creating…

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Episode 212 – The Monday Revolution with David Mansfield

Episode 212 - The Monday Revolution with David Mansfield

David Mansfield has a library of business books at home. Many of them are very good, many include great concepts and strategies. But he kept finding himself asking: ‘How do you apply that to Monday morning?’ And thus was born The Monday Revolution – a rallying call to rethink your…

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Episode 210 – The Best Bits: Resilience

A slightly unusual Best Bits episode, which is fitting for these unusual times. In the face of uncertainty and anxiety, we’re talking about resilience: what it is, what it looks like in our day-to-day life, and how to build it. Very grateful to my guests for their courage, honesty and…

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