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Demystifying the “flow” state among  leaders and managersDemystifying the “flow” state among  leaders and managersCan you recall the last time you found yourself utterly absorbed in your work? When the world around you seemed …
The 10 Dodgy Notions Blocking Your Business From EvolvingThe 10 Dodgy Notions Blocking Your Business From EvolvingAfter a decade of advising scaling firms, I’ve seen some of the best leaders overcome obstacles that could make or …
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Building Trust and Respect in the Workplace: The Cornerstones of Effective LeadershipBuilding Trust and Respect in the Workplace: The Cornerstones of Effective LeadershipHow do you measure trust? Is it something created from nothing, or is there a baseline that must be nurtured …
Why You Need To Master Executive Presence for Strategic SuccessWhy You Need To Master Executive Presence for Strategic SuccessHave you ever been faced with the uncomfortable situation of watching someone in a leadership position struggle to gain the …
Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: Why It Matters More Than IQ  Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: Why It Matters More Than IQ  Who springs to your mind with this statement: “Highly intelligent but emotionally, less so.” I bet you can think of …
Three difficult conversations: Why you need to address them nowThree difficult conversations: Why you need to address them nowAvoiding difficult conversations doesn’t solve your issue; it makes it worse. If I were to break it down, I’d suggest …
The Difference Between Leadership and Management (and Why It Matters)The Difference Between Leadership and Management (and Why It Matters)The words ‘management’ and ‘leadership’ are often seen as synonyms.  People think of senior executives as leaders by default and …
Succession Planning: Why It Matters and How to Do It RightSuccession Planning: Why It Matters and How to Do It RightWant to know the most significant obstacle facing scale-ups in the UK right now? It’s leadership. As businesses grow exponentially, …
Managing Difficult Conversations: A Step-by-Step GuideManaging Difficult Conversations: A Step-by-Step GuideImagine this for a moment. One of your team members keeps turning up late for meetings. It’s getting on everyone’s …
Scaling Your Business: When is the Right Time to Hire Your Next Executive?Scaling Your Business: When is the Right Time to Hire Your Next Executive?You’re a founder of a start-up that’s beginning to scale up. You’ve achieved product market fit and raised significant capital. …
The Secret to Delegating Effectively as a Busy ExecutiveThe Secret to Delegating Effectively as a Busy ExecutiveAre you bogged down in the relentless grind of running your business?  Feeling there aren’t enough hours in the day …
Decoding the CFO Conundrum: Unpacking When and Why Your Firm Needs a Financial GuruDecoding the CFO Conundrum: Unpacking When and Why Your Firm Needs a Financial GuruThe question is often raised within the walls of growing firms: Do we need a CFO yet? On the face …
You Can’t Motivate Anyone – But You Can Inspire Them: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Culture That ThrivesYou Can’t Motivate Anyone – But You Can Inspire Them: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Culture That ThrivesMotivation. The word reverberates in corporate corridors, yet its essence often eludes us. “How do I motivate my team?” is …
The five essential qualities of a great sales managerThe five essential qualities of a great sales managerTop sales managers are a rare breed. You don’t come across them very often. And when you do find one, …
Six important reasons why you need to put coaching first in your businessSix important reasons why you need to put coaching first in your businessLearning, developing, growing – there’s a reason these three words go together. You can’t have one without the other. They …
Scaling a business: 5 mistakes companies make during rapid growthScaling a business: 5 mistakes companies make during rapid growthYou’re the CEO of a fast-moving business. All the stars are aligned. You’ve defined your core customer, and everyone’s clear on …
Five common mistakes new leaders make and how to avoid themFive common mistakes new leaders make and how to avoid themAre you leading a business that’s scaling up fast?  Is it the largest business you’ve ever led?  If so, you’re …
How tackling tricky conversations around performance will help your business grow How tackling tricky conversations around performance will help your business grow Want your business to be in the top 5% of your industry? Do you have a sound strategy and goals …
E253 | Harnessing The Power of Storytelling To Drive Change with Greg OrmeE253 | Harnessing The Power of Storytelling To Drive Change with Greg OrmeThis week on The Melting Pot, we learned from speaker and award-winning author, Greg Orme. Greg was the founding CEO …
Six proven ways to create a blame-free culture in your growing businessSix proven ways to create a blame-free culture in your growing businessThink back to the last time someone made a mistake in your business. How did they react? Did they get …
Why you need to ditch one-to-one meetings with your executive teamWhy you need to ditch one-to-one meetings with your executive teamYou’re the founder and CEO of a scaling business. As the company’s grown, you’ve assembled an Executive team to support you. Most …
Seven Ways to Create a Culture of Praise and Celebration in your business Seven Ways to Create a Culture of Praise and Celebration in your business When did you last thank a member of your team? Yesterday? Last week? Can’t remember? For some of us, it …
E245 | How to Thrive as a Smart and Creative Individual with Eric MaiselE245 | How to Thrive as a Smart and Creative Individual with Eric MaiselThis week on The Melting Pot, we learned from Eric Maisel, creativity coach and trainer of creativity coaches. He writes …
Why regular conversations about career progression are good for your business Why regular conversations about career progression are good for your business One of your A-Players has just resigned. You only recruited them a year ago, and they’ve exceeded your expectations. But …
E244 | Simplifying How We Work To Drive Innovation And Growth with Lisa BodellE244 | Simplifying How We Work To Drive Innovation And Growth with Lisa BodellHow would you define meaningful work? And your team? How can you expect your team to do meaningful work if …
How to build psychological safety to improve performance in your teamHow to build psychological safety to improve performance in your teamThink back through your life. You’ve likely been part of many teams, either professionally or personally. Which one was best? …
How to tackle a lack of urgency in your business head-onHow to tackle a lack of urgency in your business head-onYou’ve just shared some financial data with the rest of your Executive Team. The auspices aren’t good. Your platform’s on …
The seven most common problems that could be holding your business backThe seven most common problems that could be holding your business backYou’re the CEO of a fast-moving business. All the stars are aligned. You have a strong strategy, white space in your …
E236 | Driving Growth And Generational Change In Family Businesses with Jonathan GoldhillE236 | Driving Growth And Generational Change In Family Businesses with Jonathan GoldhillWhat are the differences and similarities between regular businesses and family businesses? Can family businesses be as successful? Our guest …
Why healthy conflict is a good thing (and how to build it in your team)Why healthy conflict is a good thing (and how to build it in your team)Imagine this. You’re in an Executive Team meeting. The discussion turns into a controversial decision. You go around the room, and there’s …
Why managers need to coach, not manage, in a fast-growing businessWhy managers need to coach, not manage, in a fast-growing businessStop for a moment and think. Call to mind a manager in your business. Someone who you promoted but isn’t …
Why your New Year’s Resolutions have already failed (for you and your business)Why your New Year’s Resolutions have already failed (for you and your business)The Christmas and New Year break is always a reflective time. In amongst the festivities and fixtures, there’s a natural …
Good to great7 important lessons from Jim Collins’ ‘Good to Great’February 9, 2023 Jim Collins’ books – where do I start? They’re some of my favourite management books of all …
Best Neon SignThe four super-powers that great managers needCast your mind back. Have you ever worked for a bad manager? Can you remember how you felt?  Frustrated? Despaired? …
Six things you need to do to ensure business transformations succeedSix things you need to do to ensure business transformations succeedYou’ve invested time, money and effort into a significant business transformation. Getting to this point has taken dedication from the …
The seven main reasons businesses fail to transformThe seven main reasons businesses fail to transformHere’s a scenario. You’re the CEO of a business that’s hit a wall. The excitement of your start-up days is …
E223 | How Human Connection Can Help A Business Achieve Excellence With Tom PetersE223 | How Human Connection Can Help A Business Achieve Excellence With Tom PetersThe success of a company is measured by the happiness of its employees. And that applies to any industry. Improving …
E222 | Unconventional Leadership As The Recipe For Success with Robert ChapmanE222 | Unconventional Leadership As The Recipe For Success with Robert ChapmanWhen it comes to leadership, we usually think of one person that is in charge of holding the reins and …
Two women sitting at a table in the office. Blonde and brunette on a job interview, or meeting.Business ladies at workHow to hold an effective skip-level meeting and what questions to askDo you know what’s going on in your business? What’s REALLY going on behind the smoke and mirrors? Or do …
Seven ways to stop ‘productivity paranoia’ causing stagnation in your business growthSeven ways to stop ‘productivity paranoia’ causing stagnation in your business growthHeard the phrase ‘productivity paranoia’? It’s been in the news this week. Microsoft released the results of a major new …
Eleven proven ways to become a better CEOEleven proven ways to become a better CEOOpen your diary and look through the last week. What do you see? Is it crammed with the day-to-day running …
How should you spend your valuable time to be a successful CEO?How should you spend your valuable time to be a successful CEO?Are you bogged down in the relentless grind of running your business?  Feeling there aren’t enough hours in the day …
Why size matters when it comes to your Executive TeamWhy size matters when it comes to your Executive TeamSimple question.  How big is your Executive team? Five people? Eight? Twelve? This is important because the more extensive your …
E203 | Smart Growth Leadership and Personal Disruption with Whitney JohnsonE203 | Smart Growth Leadership and Personal Disruption with Whitney JohnsonThe fundamental unit of growth in any organisation is the individual.  The more you understand about how to respond to …
8 reasons why executive teams fail to set productive goals8 reasons why executive teams fail to set productive goalsYou’re CEO of a company that’s scaling fast. You’ve assembled a leadership team where everyone’s on top of their game. …
8 practical ways to galvanise your decision-making8 practical ways to galvanise your decision-makingFinding it harder to make decisions as your company grows?  That’s not unusual. When businesses start out, teams are small, …
E198 | The Jobs Only the CEO Should Do, with Anthony RoseE198 | The Jobs Only the CEO Should Do, with Anthony RoseIf your business is struggling to innovate, or is in fact resisting innovation all together, then don’t miss Anthony Rose, …
E196 | How to Scale your Business with booking.com Founder, Jeff HoffmanE196 | How to Scale your Business with booking.com Founder, Jeff HoffmanIf you’re looking for advice on how to grow and scale your startup or business, then don’t miss Jeff Hoffman, …
Business,Concept:,Magnifying,Optical,Glass,With,Words,Executive,Assistance,OnChief of Staff vs Executive Assistant – are you clear on the difference?You’re CEO of a fast-growing business. You’ve assembled a high performing leadership team with energy, ideas and vision. But you’re finding it hard …
bad applesHow bad apples ruin it for the rest of usStruggling with productivity?  Ever stopped to wonder why?  Could you be carrying a few bad apples?  Look around any company …
E191 | What it Takes to Become a Great CEO with Scott KellerE191 | What it Takes to Become a Great CEO with Scott KellerHaving travelled to every country in the world, Scott Keller, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, New York Times best …
E190 | The Five Principles to Bring Out Your Best Self with CEO & Leadership Coach, Amy Jen SuE190 | The Five Principles to Bring Out Your Best Self with CEO & Leadership Coach, Amy Jen SuHow can you be the leader you want to be, every day? The answer, says Amy Jen Su, lies in …
Team PlayerWhy ‘tours of duty’ are the best way to motivate and develop your staffLet me ask you something.  When you offer someone a job in your company, are you thinking they’ll be with …
Why ’empowering your people’ won’t help your company growWhy ’empowering your people’ won’t help your company growEmpowerment.  It’s a real buzz-word.  Companies trumpet it loudly from the rooftops – ‘We empower our people’ emblazoned all over …
E182 | Growing Your Organisation through a Digital Transformation with Paul Leinwand & Matt ManiE182 | Growing Your Organisation through a Digital Transformation with Paul Leinwand & Matt ManiIs your organisation looking for a new growth strategy? Are you about to undergo a digital transformation? Perhaps you already …
E180 | Scaling Up Your business with The Scale Up Leader Author, Stuart RossE180 | Scaling Up Your business with The Scale Up Leader Author, Stuart RossAre you scaling up to exit your business or are you focused on scaling up to build a more sustainable …
1:1 meetings10 proven tips for better 1:1 meetings with your teamSo you’ve decided to ditch annual appraisals after reading last week’s blog. Congratulations! You won’t regret it.  Instead, you want …
E174 | The Habit of Excellence with Lieutenant Colonel Langley Sharp MBEE174 | The Habit of Excellence with Lieutenant Colonel Langley Sharp MBEThe British Army is renowned for its outstanding leadership, and command and control. But what do they know about psychological …
Toxic A-PlayerHow To Deal With ‘Toxic A-Players’ Before They Wreck Your BusinessPicture the scene.  It’s Christmas in an M&S warehouse. A bunch of graduates have just been hired to help with …
E172 | Leadership, Growth Mindset and Learning from a Peer Organisation with Ian WindleE172 | Leadership, Growth Mindset and Learning from a Peer Organisation with Ian WindleIf you’re a leader and you don’t have a coach, then you’re missing a trick.  Ian Windle is group chairman …
single threaded leadershipHow ‘single-threaded leadership’ will turbo-charge your business growthYou’ve done everything right so far.  Your Executive Team are all A-Players.  Together, you’ve worked on a killer strategy that …
E170 | The Power of Staying Curious with Michael Bungay StanierE170 | The Power of Staying Curious with Michael Bungay StanierIf you want to improve the managers in your business, says Michael Bungay Stanier, do more coaching. You might think …
E164 | [Rebroadcast] Finding a life rhythm with Nigel BennettE164 | [Rebroadcast] Finding a life rhythm with Nigel BennettHave you ever wanted to just put a pin in your life, upsticks and travel the world with your family …
Accountability7 guaranteed ways to improve accountability in your businessImagine this. Your team has been working on a significant project for months. But unfortunately, they’ve failed spectacularly to hit the …
E156 | Scaling Up Expert Dominic Monkhouse on Sparks by Ignium PodcastE156 | Scaling Up Expert Dominic Monkhouse on Sparks by Ignium PodcastIn this special episode, the shoe is on the other foot as our illustrious host, Dominic Monkhouse, finds himself on …
say no5 ways to help you say ‘no’ more than you say ‘yes’Do you get a hit from new ideas?  Does your serotonin peak when you think about a different approach? And …
listeningHow listening to your people will power your business growthYou know the importance of listening to customers. It’s a no-brainer. How else do you ensure good retention and satisfaction …
E151 | How to Become a Self-Evolved Leader with Dave McKeownE151 | How to Become a Self-Evolved Leader with Dave McKeownAre you the founder or the leader of a fast paced organisation and you’re wondering why your once high performing …
Man Making Presentation to OfficeWhy Self-Awareness Is Essential to Successful LeadershipSelf-awareness is commonly associated with the desirable skillset for leadership, providing myriad benefits for businesses, from improving the company’s bottom …
VisionHow to nail down a powerful, post-pandemic vision for your businessWhat does the future hold for your business?  Does everything feel different as we emerge from the pandemic?  Is the …
E149 | How To Reach Your Full Potential with Eric PartakerE149 | How To Reach Your Full Potential with Eric PartakerIf you feel like you need a coach to get you into peak performance, look no further than Eric Partaker. …
E147 | The Process Of Change With Greatness U Founder, Gina MolliconeE147 | The Process Of Change With Greatness U Founder, Gina MolliconeAre you ready to change? If so, don’t miss Greatness U founder, Gina Mollicone, on this week’s episode of The …
Why getting your people back in the office could be the best decision you makeWhy getting your people back in the office could be the best decision you makeWhen was the last time you surveyed your whole team about an important strategic decision you had to make? My …
How to Get the Most Out of Business MentoringHow to Get the Most Out of Business MentoringYou may think that being a mentee makes you a passive recipient, but nothing could be further from the truth. …
E143 | Why Your Swagger Is Something You Already Have with Leslie EhmE143 | Why Your Swagger Is Something You Already Have with Leslie EhmIf you lack confidence, or you’re faking it ‘til you make it, don’t miss the Queen of Swagger, Leslie Ehm, …
The 8 characteristics of trust in businessThe 8 characteristics of trust in businessShut your eyes, just for a moment. Imagine a world where you trusted everyone. What would be different?  Cars would …
E135 | The CEO Test With Adam Bryant & Kevin SharerE135 | The CEO Test With Adam Bryant & Kevin SharerDo we really need another book on leadership? Well, when it’s been written by two global heavy hitters – Adam …
E134 | People, Culture & Leadership with Anouk AgussolE134 | People, Culture & Leadership with Anouk AgussolScaling Your Startup with Anouk Agussol  Anouk Agussol is the founder and CEO at Unleashed, a far-from-your-average consultancy that supports …
Chief of Staff4 reasons why successful CEOs need a Chief of Staff (and not a COO)Why do some CEOs win and others don’t?  What is it that enables founders like Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos …
E131 | Learning How To Speak Publicly with Joel WeldonE131 | Learning How To Speak Publicly with Joel WeldonHow is it possible that somebody who (in his own words) literally couldn’t lead a silent prayer, become a Hall …
2020 Summit Special Re-Empowering Teams, with Brendan Hall2020 Summit Special Re-Empowering Teams, with Brendan HallIn this edition of our revisits to the sun-soaked Summit last September, we have the brilliant Brendan Hall’s discussion about …
E127 | The Importance of Vision, Systems & People with Chris CroftE127 | The Importance of Vision, Systems & People with Chris CroftChris Croft is a writer, a keynote speaker and a bit of a guru on Linkedin Learning, with 34 video …
Level 5 leadershipWhy you need to be a ‘Level 5 Leader’Humility.  Determination. Passion.  These are three characteristics of Level 5 Leaders. And it’s these qualities that set the leaders of …
How To Create A Culture Of Praise And CelebrationHow To Create A Culture Of Praise And CelebrationWhen did you last thank a member of your team? Yesterday? Last week? Can’t remember? For some of us, it comes easily. For …
2020 Summit Special: Positive leadership for post covid strength with Verne Harnish2020 Summit Special: Positive leadership for post covid strength with Verne HarnishIt was an absolute pleasure to have, world-renowned business growth guru and author of best-selling books, The Rockefeller Habits and …
How to build trust in high performing teamsHow to build trust in high performing teamsBe honest.  When was the last time you put your hands up and said you got it wrong?  Or admitted …
E107 | Taking Charge By Letting Go with L. David MarquetE107 | Taking Charge By Letting Go with L. David Marquet“The journey of leadership is a journey to irrelevance. It has to be. Otherwise you’re just a do-er, you’re an …
E104 | Unleashed, Hiring Diversely And The Truth About Leadership with Frances FreiE104 | Unleashed, Hiring Diversely And The Truth About Leadership with Frances FreiLeadership isn’t about you, says Frances Frei, co-author of Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You. Leadership, …
Why you need to be open and honest with your staffWhy you need to be open and honest with your staffTell me. Do you shy away from difficult conversations?  If someone in your team says something stupid, do you roll …
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Shannon SuskoE95 | Running A Business In A Recession with Shannon Byrne SuskoYou’ve probably shifted your thinking from ‘how to survive the pandemic’ to ‘how to survive the upcoming recession’. In which …
The 10 most important features of a strong and powerful cultureThe 10 most important features of a strong and powerful cultureYou know business culture is important. But you’re not entirely sure why. Or how to influence the culture in your …
Liz-Wiseman-HeadshotE93 | Identifying The Accidental Diminisher with Liz WisemanDo you drain your team or engage them? Are you wondering how to make your leadership team even greater? You …
How to build powerful momentum in your businessHow to build powerful momentum in your businessAre you re-thinking your entire approach to your business? You won’t be alone. The economic disruption of the pandemic is starting …
How to get your business back on trackHow to get your business back on trackIt’s hard to remember a more disruptive period than the last six weeks.  The global pandemic has caused mayhem that …
How to think strategically through a crisisHow to think strategically through a crisisThe coronavirus crisis poses many dangers. Most obvious are physical health impacts.  But less apparent, and more widespread, are the …
Daniel Priestlet headshotE87 | Developing Your Entrepreneurial Business with Daniel PriestleyAre you an entrepreneur looking to scale up your business? Or perhaps you’re still figuring out your company’s purpose. Then …
Julian Birkinshaw HeadshotE86 | Responding To Disruptive Change with Julian BirkinshawHow should you as a business leader, respond to disruptive change in a decisive way?  As the current global crisis …
Michael-Brodie-Waite-Headshot-2E82 | Why Joining The Mask-Free Movement Will Make You A Better Leader“I believe that it’s not just that we are masked, it’s that we are addicted to them. And so what …
Are non-executive directors worth your time and money?Are non-executive directors worth your time and money?Running a business can be tough at the best of times.  So many unplanned challenges and obstacles facing you every …
How to deal with toxic employeesHow to deal with toxic employeesIt’s so easy for corrosive attitudes to set in and spread like wildfire in a business.  Often they originate with …
E75 | Getting the Most When You Sell Your Life’s WorkE75 | Getting the Most When You Sell Your Life’s WorkIf you’re looking to sell your business, then you will be wanting to get the most out of what is …
Shannon SuskoE74 | Rebroadcast: Shannon Byrne Susko – The Accidental CEO Turned Reluctant Bestselling NovelistShannon Byrne Susko isn’t just a CEO, she’s a serial entrepreneur, business coach, keynote speaker and the reluctant author of …
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E68 | Steering your ship through uncertain times with Brendan HallE68 | Steering your ship through uncertain times with Brendan HallWhat’s the difference between skippering a yacht around the world and leading a multinational organisation? Well, according to Brendan Hall, …
E67 | Learn the Art of Public Speaking with the Accidental Orator, Graham DaviesE67 | Learn the Art of Public Speaking with the Accidental Orator, Graham DaviesIf you want (or need) to be a great public speaker, if you want to enthral your audience and be …
10 ways to build a scaling-up mindset10 ways to build a scaling-up mindsetThere’s no doubt about it.  Scaling-up is hard work. It requires a sea change in management thinking and a whole …
E64 | Getting a Grip on Your Business with EOS Implementer Mike PatonE64 | Getting a Grip on Your Business with EOS Implementer Mike PatonIf you’re looking for a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that will help the leadership team of …
Nigel BennetE63 | Finding a life rhythm with Nigel BennettHave you ever wanted to just put a pin in your life, upsticks and travel the world with your family …
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Why nailing accountability is essential to growing your business (Rockefeller Habit #4)Why nailing accountability is essential to growing your business (Rockefeller Habit #4)Simple question.  Does your business have the right people, doing the right things in the right way?  It’s common for …
E60 | The Challenge of Scale with Ben FletcherE60 | The Challenge of Scale with Ben FletcherEntrepreneurs are told time and again to embrace failure, to be proud of failure, to not be ashamed of failure. …
Sue HollisE58 | The Journey to Midlife Awakening with Sue HollisIf you’ve ever wondered if this is all there is, then you need to listen to this week’s podcast with …
E56 | The Story of Predictable Success With Les McKeownE56 | The Story of Predictable Success With Les McKeownToday’s guest is Les McKeown, founder and CEO of Predictable Success. Les has over 25 years of global business experience, …
Gareth ChickE51 | Developing corporate emotional intelligence with Gareth ChickThis week’s guest on The Melting Pot is Gareth Chick, a former CFO, CEO and chairman of both public and …
E50 | Daniel Marcos: Growing Companies One CEO at a TimeE50 | Daniel Marcos: Growing Companies One CEO at a TimeToday’s guest is Daniel Marcos, co-founder and CEO of Gazelles Growth Institute, based in Austin, Texas. Daniel is a lifelong …
What is trust in business (and how do you build it?)What is trust in business (and how do you build it?)Do you trust your colleagues? Do they trust you?  Simple questions that are loaded with significance.  In theory, it’s easy …
‘Nine Lies About Work’ – are they really lies?‘Nine Lies About Work’ – are they really lies?I love to read. To my mind, if you’re a business leader, you can’t afford not to.  I often hear excuses. …
E45 | Sally Henderson: Influencing Change From the Inside OutE45 | Sally Henderson: Influencing Change From the Inside OutToday’s guest is executive change mentor Sally Henderson. With 20 years of experience in leadership development, Sally works with high …
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E39 | John Housego: The Importance of Employee Ownership for Business SuccessE39 | John Housego: The Importance of Employee Ownership for Business SuccessToday’s guest on The Melting Pot is John Housego, a proud Cornishman now living in Scotland. John’s background is in …
How to supercharge your executive teamHow to supercharge your executive teamBe honest. Is your exec team as good as it could be?  Are they tight-knit, collaborative and honest? Do they …
Why your business needs to put coaching firstWhy your business needs to put coaching firstLearning, developing, growing – there’s a reason these three words go together. You can’t have one without the other. They depend …
5 things that make executive teams powerful5 things that make executive teams powerfulThe executive team is healthy and aligned (Rockefeller Habit #1) You’re an ambitious CEO with your sights set on growth. …
E34 | Enjoying the Journey: Entrepreneurism and Family with Caspar and Nichola CravenE34 | Enjoying the Journey: Entrepreneurism and Family with Caspar and Nichola CravenHusband and wife team Caspar and Nichola Craven are an intrepid pair of entrepreneurs. Caspar is a long-time entrepreneur and …
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Adam FairheadE26 | The Incredible Power of Clear, Heartfelt Communication: Meet Adam FairheadAdam Fairhead is an English entrepreneur and philanthropist. He founded the Fairhead Group which serves cause-driven companies with the mission …
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Alexander Kjerulf[Rebroadcast] Why Happiness Is Our ResponsibilityThere is a “war for talent” going on, according to Alexander Kjerulf. Companies are finding it harder to hold onto …
E15 | Rethinking Education: Meet Liz RobinsonE15 | Rethinking Education: Meet Liz RobinsonAt 29, Liz Robinson was the youngest headteacher in England. She took on a pretty rough inner city school (Surrey …
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