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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Episode 404 – LinkedIn mastery with Louise Brogan

Episode 404 - LinkedIn mastery with Louise Brogan

Louise Brogan helps entrepreneurs and professionals elevate their LinkedIn game. In this week’s conversation she explains why LinkedIn is so important for businesses and why most people are so dreadful at it. From fundamental mindset to the most effective tactics right now, it’s a masterclass in maximising your profile on…

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Episode 403 – Disrupting HR with Lucy Adams

Episode 403 - Disrupting HR with Lucy Adams

“It was fantastic, just as a sheer exercise in putting something out there and being brave and saying, these are my thoughts, what does everyone else think?” Lucy Adams spends her days helping HR leaders reimagine their profession, and her classic work HR Disrupted and its sequel, The HR Change…

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Episode 402 – The BRAVE Leader with David McQueen

Episode 402 - The BRAVE Leader with David McQueen

‘The beautiful part of it, which is also the hardest and the most painful part, is the editing… [if] you put a book out into the world which will be around longer than you, you might as well put in the effort to get it right.’ David McQueen has never…

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Episode 401 – Pushing through discomfort

Following last week’s quadricentennial episode, a slightly belated but still brilliant best bits episode, showcasing the shiniest gems from the last few Extraordinary Business Book Club conversations.  The theme is pushing through discomfort, and it brings together extraordinary stories, illuminating insights and gloves-down challenges from:  Errol Doebler on emotional regulation…

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Episode 400 – Ask me anything!

Episode 400 - Ask me anything!

How can I start running when I absolutely hate running? What’s your one big, albeit lesser known, tip for writing your first book? Have you tried smoked chili peanut butter yet? When I put out the call for questions for this quadricentennial episode, I could never have imagined the response.…

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Episode 399 – Ice Cold Leader with Errol Doebler

Episode 399 - Ice Cold Leader with Errol Doebler

“You have to get in front of what you’re writing. You have to look at it and you have to type a key. If you don’t, it’s just not going to happen.” Errol Doebler knows a thing or two about discipline. He’s been a Naval Surface Warfare officer, Navy SEAL…

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Episode 396 – More Sales Please with Sara Dalrymple

Episode 396 - More Sales Please with Sara Dalrymple

“The vast majority of business owners would happily spend 99% of their time creating and recreating and tweaking and iterating on the product side of things, because we know how to do that, we feel of service when we do that. But in order to help people, or to do…

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Episode 395 – Bright sparks & damp squibs with Sir John Tusa

Episode 395 - Bright sparks & damp squibs with Sir John Tusa

‘It’s the stories we respond to in life. It’s people’s stories we respond to, and then… you can tease out the lessons. You don’t go for the theory head on.’ There are many, many books about creativity: what it is, how to do it, what steps to follow. When journalist…

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