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The Top 10 Business Podcasts of 2019 | The Melting Pot Newsletter | #68

TOP 10 BUSINESS PODCASTS OF 2019

There’s always so much to know, discover and learn. That’s why I love podcasts. They feed my brain with new information, perspectives and insights. During the Christmas break, what better excuse is there to tune in and expand your understanding of the world around you?
In no particular order…

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The Ten Point Plan for Scaling Any Business with Dom Monkhouse

This episode was originally broadcast by Startup Grind Bournemouth (UK) as an interactive and intimate fireside chat with experienced technology business leader Dominic Monkhouse of Foundry Media.  If that name sounds familiar, that’s because this is a chat with our very own illustrious leader, Dom!

In this interview, Andrew Walker, a founder at Click Tools now turned angel investor and mentor in the startup community in Bournemouth, talks to Dom about how he gained his business experience and the work he did with two UK technology businesses (Rackspace and Peer 1) in order to scale them to over £25 million within 5 years. 

Dom talks the audience through his ten point plan for scaling any business, giving away lots of nuggets and actionable takeaways and sharing his career journey along the way.


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EXPONENTIAL WISDOM

Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan discuss how exponential technologies are creating massive opportunities for entrepreneurs all over the world and the impact of hyperconnectivity on global innovation.


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PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: NEW DATA REVEALS WHY EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS DISLIKE THEM

In this Leadership IQ study, we surveyed 48,012 employees, managers and CEOs to find out what they thought of their annual performance appraisal process (aka performance review, or annual performance ratings, etc.). Here are the results…

DO YOU REALLY TRUST YOUR TEAM? (AND DO THEY TRUST YOU?)

Trust is a frequently used word. Just in the last month, consider how many times you’ve used it in thinking about your team? “If I felt more trust in her, I’d give her more responsibility; One of the goals for our retreat is to build trust among employees; It’s important that other groups in the organisation trust my team” etc. While we talk a lot about trust, what do we really mean when we make these statements? Why does building trust matter so much? And what can we do as leaders to increase trust in our teams?

INTERPRET THE TOP CULTURE TRENDS OF 2020 & MAKE YOUR EMPLOYEES HAPPY

Over the last decade we’ve seen some major shifts in the workplace, especially in corporate culture and employee values. At the start of this new decade, we couldn’t resist looking at the data trends leading to 2020 and some of the major influencers that will be trending in the new year and beyond.

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ALCHEMY

We think we are rational creatures. Economics and business rely on the assumption that we make logical decisions based on evidence. But we aren’t, and we don’t. In many crucial areas of our lives, reason plays a vanishingly small part. Instead we are driven by unconscious desires, which is why placebos are so powerful. Rory Sutherland is the Ogilvy advertising legend whose TED Talks have been viewed nearly 7 million times. In this, his first book he blends cutting-edge behavioural science, jaw-dropping stories and a touch of branding magic, on his mission to turn us all into idea alchemists. The big problems we face every day, whether as an individual or in society, could very well be solved by letting go of logic and embracing the irrational.


SCALING LEADERSHIP

How do senior leaders, in their own words, describe the most effective leaders – the ones that get results, grow the business, enhance the culture and leave in their wake a trail of other really effective leaders? Conversely, how do senior leaders describe the kind of leader that undercuts the organization’s capacity and capability to create its future? This book, based on groundbreaking research, shows how senior leaders describe and develop leadership that works, that does not, that scales, and that limits scale. It provides effective techniques, real-world examples, and expert guidance for organizations seeking to improve performance, align and execute strategies, and transform their business with scalable leadership capability. 

MEANINGFUL ACTION FOR MONDAY

As you reflect on 2019 and look forward to 2020, ask yourself two questions about every member of your team. 1) ‘When we go back to work, if they resign will I be sad?’ and 2) ‘Knowing what I know about them today, would I rehire them in 2020?’ You need to be saying ‘YES’ twice with conviction.  If you have any people on your team where you can’t say ‘YES’ and ‘YES’, they will hold you back again in 2020! Take action in January.

“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.” Verne Harnish, Scaling Up

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