Luke Nihill, Managing Director of Qurated Network, sits down with business leaders to discuss not just the why, but the how and the what of business success. Deep diving into the leadership challenges they have faced and providing insight and guidance that can be useful at both a strategic and a tactical level.
Taming the Change Dragon
Ian Povey is Mr Payments, with an illustrious career spanning leading global banks, Silicon Valley and now a board member of both SWIFT and The Payments Association, his understanding of this complex landscape is unsurpassed.
In this episode Ian talks through the importance of distilling information into stories, analogies and headlines in order to achieve the big goals.
01:00, Bringing authenticity and context
08:05, Success = empowerment + accountability
11:32, Career Planning
15:02, Recall, preparation and simplification
18:47, The importance of headlines
21:29, The flagpole on the hill
23:28, When covid hit..
26:38, The three week trust test
29:28, Listening when problems occur
31:23, Injecting agitation, while supporting the team
35:00, The Change Dragon
36:55, The future of the CIO role
38:57, Investing your time wisely
40:56, Accountability and measuring the shift
44:50, The power of storytelling
A masterclass in situational leadership
Andrew Pearce, experienced C Suite Executive and global operations and technology leader sits down with Luke to discuss his approach to leading and inspiring large teams around a clear mission.
Coming from a business background into a technology leadership role, Andrew has some actionable advice on how to maximise performance, whether turning around an underperforming team, or leading high performers to incremental gains.
00:30 What is leadership?
02:11 Learning to listen
05:23 Transparency and sharing
07:12 Growth and the importance of a successor
12:02 Say yes to opportunities
13:19 Communicating goals
16:27 When to listen and when to dictate
20:11 Overcoming obstacles and not taking things personally
24:35 Development points
25:42 The devil’s in the detail
29:44 Cycling mindset
31:46 Transitioning into technology
34:20 If you know then what you know now
34:51 Closing thoughts
Luke sits down with Greg Horton from Fairstone, a fast growing and highly acquisitive PE backed Wealth Manager.
A thoroughly modern CTO, Greg talks through his perspective on how to ensure technology drive the business.
This episode includes:
- Open and collaborative leadership
- When to shield the team
- How do you know when you’ve made it?
- The modern technology operating model
- Keeping the customer at the centre of tech decisions
- Investing in people
- Embracing Chat GPT and AI
- Embracing opportunity in the knocks & nudges
Everybody is a leader: Billy Ferguson at Thincats
Luke sits down with Billy Ferguson, CTO at Thincats to discuss his unique take on how to build and lead a team.
Having worked at larger businesses previously, Billy talks about the increased importance of culture, peer networks and hiring right when in a smaller environment. He openly discusses the tech choices he has made, the opportunity / cost associated with them and why you don't have to be at the bleeding edge to gain a competitive advantage.
Leadership style - Everybody is a leader
Culture - Run, change, transform
Talent - Hiring right
Growth mindset - Why growth matters
Getting things done - Small company speed
Peer network - Building for success
Tech choices - Neo tech & a lack of debt
The competition - Opportunity / cost
Balance - The mental health triangle
The Importance Of A Network - With Pollinate
Luke sits down with Anna Moore and Jennifer Longden lead people and culture at Pollinate, a fast growing London based fintech. They sit down to discuss all things culture and their ideas on how to drive collaboration across the fintech space.
Here’s a snapshot of the discussion.
– Who Are Pollinate
– The War For Talent “you can’t compete”
– Learning Month
– Award Winning HR
– Knowledge Sharing
– The People Network
– Say Yes!