Episode 324 – Energize with Simon Alexander Ong

Episode 324 - Energize with Simon Alexander Ong

‘The process of writing, the process of reflecting on where we are right now and what must happen for us to move forward towards where we want to be, this is a process of living with greater intention.’ What’s your most precious resource? Time? Money? Or is it, in fact,…

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Episode 323 – Exposure with Felicity Cowie

Episode 323 – Exposure with Felicity Cowie

Ever wondered how a journalist picks which expert to provide a quote on a story in your industry, or why a national paper runs a story on your competitor and not you?  Media relations might seem like a dark art, but when you understand what journalists are looking for, it’s…

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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 316 – The Crux with Richard Rumelt

Episode 316 - The Crux with Richard Rumelt

‘The basic failure of strategy work is a failure to define the challenge that you’re trying to meet.’ Richard Rumelt is one of the world’s leading authorities on strategy. He’s also a keen rock-climber, and it was climbing that gave him the inspiration for his new book: The Crux.  In…

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Episode 315 – Because I Can with Tim Bradshaw

Episode 315 - Because I Can with Tim Bradshaw

“Because I Can… is about: ‘How do I find a way to make something work?’ ‘How do I be a part of the solution?’” Do you make a difference? Or do you make excuses?  Tim Bradshaw has done many remarkable things in his life, from military training to endurance events,…

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Episode 314 – Just Ask! with Graham Eisner

Episode 314 - Just Ask! with Graham Eisner

“We all want to grow our business. And we often do that by spending quite a lot of money… But the reality is in front of us, we have all the new clients we need.” Graham Eisner perfected his technique for asking clients for referrals without embarrassment on either side…

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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 310 – Where do you get your ideas?

Episode 310 - Where do you get your ideas?

Put an author in front of schoolchildren and you can guarantee that before too long, one of them will ask: ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ It’s a good question, and one that’s just as important for business book writers. In this week’s ‘best bits’ episode we look back over…

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Episode 308 – The Future of Time with Helen Beedham

Episode 308 - The Future of Time with Helen Beedham

‘I delighted in writing it. That doesn’t mean I found it easy.’ Time management has been seen as an issue for individuals for too long: Helen Beedham argues that the real issue is systemic. The way that organisations manage and value time, she says, is broken. And it’s not just…

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