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This show is about People Stuff: Points of view in leadership for dealing with the people stuff, in teams, leadership, and culture.

“Thoughtful, well researched, heart felt, professional and brimming with passion and enthusiasm. Zoë Routh - you are AS GOOD (maybe better) as some of the other big names on our podcast list including Tim Ferris and Peter Diamandis.” ~ Kate Billing, Co-Founder at Blacksmith

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This show is about People Stuff: Points of view in leadership for dealing with the people stuff, in teams, leadership, and culture.

“Thoughtful, well researched, heart felt, professional and brimming with passion and enthusiasm. Zoë Routh - you are AS GOOD (maybe better) as some of the other big names on our podcast list including Tim Ferris and Peter Diamandis.” ~ Kate Billing, Co-Founder at Blacksmith

    239 Gayle Smerdon’s leadership principles for doing one thing, deep

    239 Gayle Smerdon’s leadership principles for doing one thing, deep

    How a leadership mindset of action can lead to direction
    Sociologist and author Gayle Smerdon’s time in local government led to her light-bulb moment: organisations and teams oscillate between doing everything and doing nothing when they should be doing one thing. By giving it the time and space to do it deeply they do it well. Gayle shares her ‘do one thing deep’ leadership philosophy and breaks down the engagement required to create sustainable change.
    Why you should listen: a leadership framework for focus
    🎧 Crafting a themed leadership decision filter
    🎧 Baking change into the corporate culture
    🎧 The people stuff of purpose and agency
    We explore putting leadership ego to one side
    • Decisions need courageous leadership
    • Embody the change to engage the team
    • Make a leadership commitment to finding the ONE thing
    👉🏼 Want to share your experience? Ask a question? Share a resource? Jump on our podcast Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/zoerouthpodcast
    Shownotes:
    About Gayle Smerdon:
    Gayle Smerdon, PhD is a writer, speaker, and workplace culture expert who believes that given the right environment and support, people have immense capability just waiting to be realised.
    In her own practice, Gayle helps find the ONE THING that will make a sustained difference to how you learn, lead and manage change at work. She coaches curious and committed learners and helps to build amazing teams and workplaces.
    Her most recent book is called, ‘Do ONE THING and do it deep: how to focus and energise your workplace’.
    Find out more about Gayle at www.gaylesmerdon.com.
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    About our sponsor, Innerplicity:
    Innerplicity is an innovative online professional development and leadership training provider with courses and community to support ‘wisdom in the workplace’. There’s so much to choose from, from leading through uncertainty to inner wellness and Innerplicity is offering $100 off its programs to our podcast listeners. Follow the link below to find out more and use code ZOE100 at checkout to claim your discount.
    www.innerplicity.com/ref/zoerouth
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    232 Leadership principles for happy teams with Susie Walford
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    223 Author and entrepreneur Paul Hargreaves’ leadership principles for purpose before profit
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    163 The best leadership principles work anywhere with Barnie Van Wyk
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    About your host, Canberra leadership expert Zoë Routh:
    Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.
    Zoë is the author of four books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact, Moments - Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty - Stop unwanted staff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates, and People Stuff - Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by the Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards.
    Zoë is also the producer of The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.
    www.zoerouth.com

    • 36 min
    238 Author Alister Esam’s leadership tips: process will set you free

    238 Author Alister Esam’s leadership tips: process will set you free

    Why you might need a leadership identity shift
    Alister Esam is a self-confessed control freak and former actuary who bootstrapped a business and worked to the point of burnout before having a leadership revelation. By embracing process as a tool for freedom and creativity - not compliance and control - he turned around his team, business and own leadership identity. After finding a happier, more efficient way to be a successful CEO, Alister is on a mission to help others realise that process is empowering and ever-evolving. 
    Why you should listen: leadership frameworks for empowerment
    Using tools to create a corporate culture of trust Understanding the people stuff of process Focusing on leadership skills for amplifying others We explore flipping the leadership perspective on control
    Being a leadership liberator Using process to perform as an Amplifier Letting go as a leadership strength 👉🏼 Want to share your experience? Ask a question? Share a resource? Jump on our podcast Facebook page here.
    Shownotes: www.zoerouth.com/podcast/leadership-journey-alister-esam
    About Alister Esam:
    Alister Esam was a frustrated CEO and Founder who felt so passionately about his business he was working 80 hours a week trying to make everything perfect.  At the same time he drove his employees up the wall.  Disempowering them to the point that they could no longer contribute to the business, demotivating them and heaping more stress on himself.


    He found salvation in a surprising place. People associate process with control, monotony, routine, the status quo and with an overall death of creativity. It's a Dirty Word they try to avoid.
    Alister discovered that if implemented correctly it provided empowerment, autonomy and creativity for employees and delivered business freedom for himself with total reassurance his business was running itself.
    It also enabled him to massively accelerate improvement in his business by harnessing his team's collective brainpower.
    Alister’s book looks at why process is so important, why people get it so wrong and make it so horrible and how to put it in place in a new way which can change the whole culture of a business.
    Find out more about Alister here.
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    About our sponsor, Innerplicity:
    Innerplicity is an innovative online professional development and leadership training provider with courses and community to support ‘wisdom in the workplace’. There’s so much to choose from, from leading through uncertainty to inner wellness and Innerplicity is offering $100 off its programs to our podcast listeners. Follow the link below to find out more and use code ZOE100 at checkout to claim your discount.
    www.innerplicity.com/ref/zoerouth
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    177 Fiona Kesby's leadership journey from Australia to the Philippines
    139 Leadership is a journey, not a destination with Nick Gross
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    About your host,  Canberra leadership expert Zoë Routh:


    Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.


    Zoë is the author of four books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact,  Moments - Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty - Stop unwanted staff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates, and People Stuff - Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by the Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards.
    Zoë is also the producer of The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.
    www.zoerouth.com

    • 35 min
    237 Leadership principles for future focused growth from Tigran Nazaryan

    237 Leadership principles for future focused growth from Tigran Nazaryan

    Understanding where to focus at different stages of the leadership journey
    Tech savvy CEO Tigran Nazaryan turned a side-hustle into a start-up and scaled it at speed. Confident in his AI expertise, it was the people stuff that proved a more challenging transition. Tigran combined his creative thinking with continuous learning to build a corporate culture of transparency, empowerment and innovation where small teams do focused work and meetings are actually useful! 
    Why you should listen: leadership frameworks for successful scaling 
    Evolve leadership style and skills for growth Leverage the people stuff to support innovation Establish the corporate culture early and enthusiastically We explore a leadership shift from doer to delegator:
    Lead by leadership example - do the boring tasks!  Rethinking leadership priorities  Task-based team development strategies 👉🏼 Want to share your experience? Ask a question? Share a resource? Jump on our podcast Facebook page here.
    Shownotes: www.zoerouth.com/podcast/leadership-principles-tigran-nazaryan
    About Tigran Nazaryan:




    Tigran Nazaryan is the co-founder and CEO at 10Web. With a strong background in science and technology, and vast hands-on experience in web development, machine learning, and AI, Tigran is passionate about bringing automation into web development.
    As a CEO, he aims at building a strong company culture that allows for a successful transition of great ideas into powerful technological achievements.
    Find out more about 10Web.io and connect with Tigran on LinkedIn.
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    About our sponsor, Innerplicity:
    Innerplicity is an innovative online professional development and leadership training provider with courses and community to support ‘wisdom in the workplace’. There’s so much to choose from, from leading through uncertainty to inner wellness and Innerplicity is offering $100 off its programs to our podcast listeners. Follow the link below to find out more and use code ZOE100 at checkout to claim your discount.
    www.innerplicity.com/ref/zoerouth
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    232 Leadership principles for happy teams with Susie Walford
    163 The best leadership principles work anywhere with Barnie Van Wyk
    159 Top leadership principles learnt from recruitment with Sarah Rajic
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    About your host,  Canberra leadership expert Zoë Routh:




    Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.
    Zoë is the author of four books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact,  Moments - Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty - Stop unwanted staff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates, and People Stuff - Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by the Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards.
    Zoë is also the producer of The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.
    www.zoerouth.com

    • 32 min
    236 Perspective shifting leadership insights

    236 Perspective shifting leadership insights

    Human centred leadership starts with deep reflection
    Zoë Routh shares a revelatory reflection on polarised conversations and shifting perspectives that digs into the role of identity in our beliefs.
    Why you should listen: leadership strategies for complex situations
    Learning from leadership extremes A 3-step leadership approach for exploring shadow Leadership principles for humanising conflict We explore a leadership framework for being more curious
    Reframing conflict as a leadership growth opportunity Keeping heart and mind open on the leadership journey Leadership principles for understanding identity, values and beliefs 👉🏼 Want to share your experience? Ask a question? Share a resource? Jump on our podcast Facebook page here.
    Shownotes: www.zoerouth.com/podcast/perspective-shifting-leadership-insights

    Leadership books mentioned:
    Integral Life Practice by Ken Wilber
    Why Are We Yelling by Buster Benson
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    About our sponsor, Innerplicity:
    Innerplicity is an innovative online professional development and leadership training provider with courses and community to support ‘wisdom in the workplace’. There’s so much to choose from, from leading through uncertainty to inner wellness and Innerplicity is offering $100 off its programs to our podcast listeners. Follow the link below to find out more and use code ZOE100 at checkout to claim your discount.
    www.innerplicity.com/ref/zoerouth
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    107 Canberra based leadership expert Zoë Routh on expanding perspective
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    About your host,  Canberra leadership expert Zoë Routh:
    Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.


    Zoë is the author of four books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact,  Moments - Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty - Stop unwanted staff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates, and People Stuff - Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by the Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards.
    Zoë is also the producer of The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.
    www.zoerouth.com

    • 22 min
    235 A leadership framework for productive disagreement with Buster Benson

    235 A leadership framework for productive disagreement with Buster Benson

    It’s not about the content - a fresh leadership perspective on disagreement 
    Author of Why Are We Yelling? Buster Benson flips the perspective of difficult conversations and conflict, turning them from something to be feared into a super power. By asking thoughtful questions, disagreements become leadership learning opportunities, goodwill generators and windows into a bigger world. Buster explains why ‘What am I missing?’ could be the most important question you’ll ask today and shares what it is like to go from entrenchment to exploration.
    Why you should listen: leadership principles for caring conflict
    How to recalibrate team development dynamics  Navigating corporate culture clashes The leadership questions you need to be asking We explore a leadership mindset shift from war to campfire
    Holding up the mirror to leadership beliefs A leadership perspective that’s open to change Agreeing to disagree is not a leadership strategy 👉🏼 Want to share your experience? Ask a question? Share a resource? Jump on our podcast Facebook page here.
    Shownotes: www.zoerouth.com/podcast/leadership-frameworks-buster-benson
    About Buster Benson:




    Buster Benson is an entrepreneur and a former product leader at Amazon, Twitter, Slack, and Patreon.
    He’s now CEO of 750words.com and writes for Medium and busterbenson.com.
    Why are we yelling? The art of productive disagreement is his first book.
    For more on Buster please visit busterbenson.com/me/
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    About our sponsor, Innerplicity:
    Innerplicity is an innovative online professional development and leadership training provider with courses and community to support ‘wisdom in the workplace’. There’s so much to choose from, from leading through uncertainty to inner wellness and Innerplicity is offering $100 off its programs to our podcast listeners. Follow the link below to find out more and use code ZOE100 at checkout to claim your discount.
    www.innerplicity.com/ref/zoerouth
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    215 Leadership frameworks and tools for complex challenges
    212 Leadership frameworks for resilience with Jennifer Eggers
    203 Leadership frameworks for culture and strategy


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    About your host,  Canberra leadership expert Zoë Routh:




    Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.
    Zoë is the author of four books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact,  Moments - Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty - Stop unwanted staff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates, and People Stuff - Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by the Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards.
    Zoë is also the producer of The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.
    www.zoerouth.com

    • 49 min
    234 Courageous leadership with Peter Scott, retired submarine Commodore

    234 Courageous leadership with Peter Scott, retired submarine Commodore

    Leadership brings power - but mind the traps
    Former Commodore Peter Scott spent three decades in service of the Australian Navy, rising to the position of professional head of the submarine arm. Leading in some of the most demanding conditions imaginable, Peter has remained grounded through a deep sense of responsibility and a commitment to understanding those around him. From leading and living in close and isolated quarters to taking ultimate accountability for missions, Peter is a study in graceful leadership under pressure and he shares the experiences and insights that have shaped him.
    Why you should listen: leadership strategies for ultimate responsibility
    Putting context around team development Leadership skills for setting clear expectations Leadership principles for empowering others We explore a leadership framework for trust:
    Loyalty is a two-way street, not a leadership perk Team development starts with understanding capabilities  How leadership empathy can guide decision-making 👉🏼 Want to share your experience? Ask a question? Share a resource? Jump on our podcast Facebook page here.
    Shownotes: www.zoerouth.com/podcast/leadership-responsibilities-peter-scott
    About Peter Scott:


    Peter Scott is an executive coach and leadership development professional with over 35 years’ experience leading specialist teams in complex and demanding environments. 


    Joining the Royal Australian Navy as a seventeen-year-old Midshipman in 1983, he rose over three decades to be the professional head of the Navy’s elite: the Submarine Arm.  
    During that journey, Peter 
    survived and led others through at-sea fires, floods and explosions;  passed the most demanding military command course in the world; and  commanded the longest deployment ever conducted by an Australian submarine.   A veteran of multiple Special Operations with the Submarine Arm, Peter also saw war service in Iraq, the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan during 2006 and 2007.  
    He was awarded a Commendation for Distinguished Service in the Australia Day Honours List 2008, having previously been decorated with the Conspicuous Service Cross for achievements in command of HMAS Collins.
    In all, he served in twenty different command and leadership appointments over 34 years. 
    Peter holds a Masters in Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney and now works to unleash the courage, compassion and wisdom of leaders. 
    He is married with an adult daughter and runs trail ultra-marathons for fun and relaxation.  
    Peter’s Command paper.
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    About our sponsor, Innerplicity:
    Innerplicity is an innovative online professional development and leadership training provider with courses and community to support ‘wisdom in the workplace’. There’s so much to choose from, from leading through uncertainty to inner wellness and Innerplicity is offering $100 off its programs to our podcast listeners. Follow the link below to find out more and use code ZOE100 at checkout to claim your discount.
    www.innerplicity.com/ref/zoerouth
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    About your host,  Canberra leadership expert Zoë Routh:


    Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.


    Zoë is the author of four books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact,  Moments - Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty - Stop unwanted staff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates, and People Stuff - Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by

    • 50 min

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