30 episodes

I am fascinated by people and how they have used leadership in their journeys to success.
I have created the Leadership Tales Podcast so that we can indulge ourselves in learning how some amazing people have overcome challenges and failures to achieve in their roles through their leadership. They are leaders, thinkers, and experts who have tales that can help us thrive.

Will you join me on this fascinating voyage through all things “Leadership”?

The Leadership Tales Podcast with Colin Hunter Colin Hunter

    • Business

I am fascinated by people and how they have used leadership in their journeys to success.
I have created the Leadership Tales Podcast so that we can indulge ourselves in learning how some amazing people have overcome challenges and failures to achieve in their roles through their leadership. They are leaders, thinkers, and experts who have tales that can help us thrive.

Will you join me on this fascinating voyage through all things “Leadership”?

    Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta.

    Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta.

    Mita Mallick is the Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta, and host of The Brown Table Talk Podcast. She has lived the experience of progress in inclusion beyond a mere academic exercise. After growing up in an immigrant Indian-American household, Mita experienced racism and sexism first hand.
    This lived experience has become Mita’s life’s work; identifying and endeavoring to rectify inequity in the corporate space.
    In today’s episode you’ll learn how to practice authentic inclusion and what you can do as a leader to cultivate equity in your organizations.
    Links mentioned:
    https://www.browntabletalkpodcast.com/ (Brown Table Talk Podcast)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mita-mallick-2b165822/ (Mita Mallick on LinkedIn)

    • 44 min
    James Turner, seasoned leader in Financial Services, on Effective Hiring

    James Turner, seasoned leader in Financial Services, on Effective Hiring

    James Turner is a seasoned CFO and leader with experience working for Barclays and Pru. James’ expertise lies in finding the ideal candidates to build a team which functions at the highest possible level. He shares his insights into the challenges of inclusive hiring and what it takes to be a courageous, vulnerable and strong leader.
    Listen to today’s episode to learn what to look for at the recruitment stage and how active listening can lead to excellent leadership.

    • 39 min
    Andrew Prior, Consultant and Mentor, on Courageous Leading

    Andrew Prior, Consultant and Mentor, on Courageous Leading

    Andrew Prior is a consultant, mentor and systemic team coach who supports and accompanies leaders and teams in transforming themselves and their organizations.
    He has worked for Motorola and other high tech companies for over 15 years in various different leadership roles. Today he is creating an international community that learns and practises horizontal leadership to generate meaningful and sustainable development for people, organizations and society.
    In today’s episode you’ll learn about various leadership styles, vulnerability as strength, and how to work in today’s VUCA world.
    Links mentioned:
    https://teamalchemysystem.com/ (Team Alchemy )

    • 51 min
    Kristoffer Carter, CEO and Leadership Expert, on the Benefits of Meditation

    Kristoffer Carter, CEO and Leadership Expert, on the Benefits of Meditation

    Kristoffer Carter is the CEO and founder of Epic Leadership, a training organization for conscious leadership, which has created a daily meditation practice for thousands. He is the author of the new book Permission to Glow— A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership, which guides his coaching of Fortune 100 executive leaders at Amazon, ATandT, eXp Realty, Edward Jones, and many more.
    In today’s episode you’ll gain insights into how a daily meditation practice can increase your productivity and ability to think creatively.
    Links mentioned:
    https://www.thisepiclife.com/ (ThisEpicLife.com)

    • 48 min
    Tammy Heermann, Researcher and Social Commentator, on Women in the Workplace

    Tammy Heermann, Researcher and Social Commentator, on Women in the Workplace

    Tammy Heermaan began her career in the research field twenty years ago when she wrote a paper for her masters which focused on the then current state of workplace relations and conditions for women in the workplace. The study honed in on four different nations; England, America, Germany and Japan. Now, twenty years on, Tammy has revisited the topic in her new book ‘Reframe Your Story’ to see what, if anything, has changed for women in the workplace.
    In today’s episode, you’ll gain insight into how vulnerable conversation around equity and inclusion can increase retention and attraction in your teams.
    Links mentioned:
    https://www.tammyheermann.com/about (TammyHeermann.com)
    https://www.tammyheermann.com/reframeyourstorybook (Reframe Your Story)

    • 40 min
    Karen Wright, Executive Coach and Managing Director at Parachute Executive Coaching, on What Makes a Good Coach

    Karen Wright, Executive Coach and Managing Director at Parachute Executive Coaching, on What Makes a Good Coach

    Today’s guest is someone you will have come across if you work in the sector of coaching or leadership. Karen Wright is a highly experienced executive coach and author of two books. She started her career in the FMCG industry and she founded her coaching company, Parachute Executive Coaching, more than 25 years ago.
    Karen has very clear and concise opinions when it comes to coaching. In this episode, we discuss coaching certifications, what makes a good coach, different types of coaching, and the concept of the accidental alpha, a phrase that Karen coined when she went through a period in life when she had suddenly become the main financial provider for her family.
    Links mentioned:
    https://coachingfederation.org/ (International Coaching Federation)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Tame-Your-Advice-Monster/dp/1989025757 (‘The Advice Trap’ by Michael Bungay Stanier)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Manifesto-Moral-Revolution-Tools-Change/dp/1250222877 (‘Manifesto for a Moral Revolution’ by Jacqueline Novogratz)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Begin-Start-Something-Matters/dp/1774580586/ (‘How to Begin’ by Michael Bungay Stanier)
    https://www.amazon.com/Permission-Glow-Spiritual-Guide-Leadership/dp/1774581582 (‘Permission to Glow’ by Kristoffer Carter)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Executive-10-Step-Powering-Performance/dp/1937134245/ (‘The Complete Executive’ by Karen Wright)
    https://heroicpublicspeaking.com/ (Michael Port’s company, Heroic Public Speaking)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Accidental-Alpha-Woman-Thriving-Overwhelming/dp/B08N9DQCF7/ (‘The Accidental Alpha Woman’ by Karen Wright)
    https://www.parachuteexecutivecoaching.com/ (Karen’s company, Parachute Executive Coaching)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenwrightcoach/ (Karen Wright on LinkedIn)

    • 47 min

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