14 episodes

How to Take the Lead is a show exploring all things leadership.

Every week we'll be exploring a different part of life as a leader, questioning everything we've ever learnt and sharing a few of our own stories along the way.

If you want to learn how to do leadership your own way, join hosts Lee Griffith (from www.sundayskies.com) and Carrie-Ann Wade (from www.cats-pajamas.co.uk) as they debunk myths, tackle stereotypes and generally put the leadership world to rights.

New episodes are released every Thursday. To get involved, share your thoughts and stories or to ask questions visit www.howtotakethelead.com or DM us via instagram, LinkedIn or twitter.

How to Take the Lead Lee Griffith and Carrie-Ann Wade

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

How to Take the Lead is a show exploring all things leadership.

Every week we'll be exploring a different part of life as a leader, questioning everything we've ever learnt and sharing a few of our own stories along the way.

If you want to learn how to do leadership your own way, join hosts Lee Griffith (from www.sundayskies.com) and Carrie-Ann Wade (from www.cats-pajamas.co.uk) as they debunk myths, tackle stereotypes and generally put the leadership world to rights.

New episodes are released every Thursday. To get involved, share your thoughts and stories or to ask questions visit www.howtotakethelead.com or DM us via instagram, LinkedIn or twitter.

    Storytelling

    Storytelling

    In this episode of How To Take The Lead we explore the power of storytelling in the context of leadership. Whether you are a natural born storyteller or you are a leader who deals in facts and figures, we discuss the importance of storytelling to build connections.
    In this episode we share our thoughts, experiences and learning, including:
    · 03:38 – creating sticky content
    · 10:51 – listening to all the stories
    · 14:53 – stop shoehorning in irrelevant stories
    · 25:59 – stories and data working together
    · 32:25 – How to ... use storytelling as a leader
    As always we share our top takeaways and in this episode we highlight the need to ensure your story is aligned to your purpose, not being the hero in your story and also the need to practice, practice, practice.
    We also recommended the following books:
    http://www.stevedenning.com/Books/squirrel-inc.aspx (Squirrel Inc. by Steve Denning)
    https://robbiesenbach.com/unleash-power-storytelling/ (Unleash the Power of Storytelling by Rob Biesenbach)
    Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller
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    If you enjoyed this episode why not subscribe to the podcast. We would love it if you left us a rating or review and feel free to share the link to this episode with anyone else you think would find it interesting, using #HowToTakeTheLead
    You can find out more about Lee Griffith via http://www.sundayskies.com/ (www.sundayskies.com) and about Carrie-Ann Wade at http://www.cats-pajamas.co.uk/ (www.cats-pajamas.co.uk)
    Get social with us via:
    Lee on https://www.linkedin.com/in/leegriffith/ (LinkedIn), https://mobile.twitter.com/leecgriffith (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/sundayskiesuk/ (Instagram).
    Carrie-Ann on https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-ann-wade-12b86912/ (LinkedIn), https://twitter.com/crayoncw (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/catspjs_uk/ (Instagram.)

    • 34 min
    What's still in store this series

    What's still in store this series

    We are just over halfway through our first series of the How To Take The Lead podcast so we wanted to share a short bonus episode to thank you for your support and let you know what we’ve got coming up for the rest of the series.
    Still to come this series...
    01:30 – leadership storytelling
    01:46 - trust and leadership
    02:20 – allyship and your role as a leader
    03:31 – where should leaders focus their time?
    We are looking forward to sharing these episodes and would love to hear your views and thoughts. And don’t forget we want to know what leadership topics you would like us to cover in the next series.
    To find out more visit http://www.howtotakethelead.com/ (www.howtotakethelead.com). If you enjoyed this episode why not subscribe to the podcast. We would love it if you left us a review and feel free to share the link to this episode with anyone else you think would find it interesting, using #HowToTakeTheLead
    You can find out more about Lee Griffith via http://www.sundayskies.com/ (www.sundayskies.com) and about Carrie-Ann Wade at http://www.cats-pajamas.co.uk/ (www.cats-pajamas.co.uk)
    Get social with us:
    Follow or message Lee on https://www.linkedin.com/in/leegriffith/ (LinkedIn), https://mobile.twitter.com/leecgriffith (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/sundayskiesuk/ (Instagram).
    Follow or message Carrie-Ann on https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-ann-wade-12b86912/ (LinkedIn), https://twitter.com/crayoncw (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/catspjs_uk/ (Instagram.)
    Until our next episode, get out there and take the lead.

    • 6 min
    Introvert vs Extrovert ... who leads best?

    Introvert vs Extrovert ... who leads best?

    In this episode of How To Take The Lead we talk about what it’s like to be an introvert or an extrovert as a leader. We talk about the positives, the challenges and your role as a leader in supporting others to thrive.
    In this episode we share our thoughts, experiences and learning, including:
    · 06:29 – challenges for extroverts
    · 10:43 – how you get your energy as an extrovert
    · 15:22 – confidence and introvertism
    · 22:30 – who makes a better leader
    · 39:56 – top takeaways for introverts and extroverts
    As always we share our top takeaways including ensuring you understand your own behaviours, as well as creating space for your team by being aware of the impacts. We also ask you not to make assumptions about people because you have labelled them an introvert or extrovert.
    In this episode we recommend the book https://uk.bookshop.org/a/9131/9780141029191 (Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain).
    If you enjoyed this episode why not subscribe to the podcast. We would love it if you left us a rating or review and feel free to share the link to this episode with anyone else you think would find it interesting, using #HowToTakeTheLead
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    You can find out more about Lee Griffith via http://www.sundayskies.com/ (www.sundayskies.com) and about Carrie-Ann Wade at http://www.cats-pajamas.co.uk/ (www.cats-pajamas.co.uk)
    Get social with us via:
    Lee on https://www.linkedin.com/in/leegriffith/ (LinkedIn), https://mobile.twitter.com/leecgriffith (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/sundayskiesuk/ (Instagram).
    Carrie-Ann on https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-ann-wade-12b86912/ (LinkedIn), https://twitter.com/crayoncw (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/catspjs_uk/ (Instagram.)

    • 42 min
    Motivating the motivator

    Motivating the motivator

    This episode of How To Take The Lead is focused on motivation. As leaders we often have the role of motivating others and we wanted to take the opportunity to explore how we ourselves stay motivated in our leadership roles. Did you know that 75% of people are motivated by knowing what they don’t want? So motivation is an important part of life as a leader.
    In this episode we share our thoughts, experiences and learning, including:
    4:05 – understanding your ‘love’ language
    7:41 – motivation linked to your purpose and needs
    15:03 – staying motivated when you’ve been in post for some time
    24:10 – leadership and organisational life cycles
    28:00 – How to ... motivate the motivator

    Our top tips in this episode include working out if you are struggling with a motivation or ability issue, gaining clarity on what motivates you and ensuring you are considering your impact on others and their motivations.
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    If you enjoyed this episode why not subscribe to the podcast. We would love it if you left us a rating or review and feel free to share the link to this episode with anyone else you think would find it interesting, using #HowToTakeTheLead
    You can find out more about Lee Griffith via http://www.sundayskies.com/ (www.sundayskies.com) and about Carrie-Ann Wade at http://www.cats-pajamas.co.uk/ (www.cats-pajamas.co.uk)
    Get social with us via:
    Lee on https://www.linkedin.com/in/leegriffith/ (LinkedIn), https://mobile.twitter.com/leecgriffith (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/sundayskiesuk/ (Instagram).
    Carrie-Ann on https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-ann-wade-12b86912/ (LinkedIn), https://twitter.com/crayoncw (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/catspjs_uk/ (Instagram.)

    • 30 min
    Developing your leadership brand

    Developing your leadership brand

    In this episode of How to Take the Lead, we talk about how you can develop your leadership brand. Is your leadership brand something you are aware of? How do you feel about it? And why is it important?
    In this episode we share our thoughts, experiences and learning, including:
    2:50 – what is personal brand?
    8:40 – how seriously should leaders take personal brand?
    18:20 – being intentional when it comes to your leadership brand
    29:40 – developing your leadership brand – the How To
    Our top tips in this episode include gaining clarity on your vision and values, working on your personal brand statement and ensuring your brand is linked to your why.
    If you enjoyed this episode why not subscribe to the podcast. We would love it if you left us a rating or review and feel free to share the link to this episode with anyone else you think would find it interesting, using #HowToTakeTheLead
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    You can find out more about Lee Griffith via http://www.sundayskies.com/ (www.sundayskies.com) and about Carrie-Ann Wade at http://www.cats-pajamas.co.uk/ (www.cats-pajamas.co.uk)
    Get social with us via:
    Lee on https://www.linkedin.com/in/leegriffith/ (LinkedIn), https://mobile.twitter.com/leecgriffith (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/sundayskiesuk/ (Instagram).
    Carrie-Ann on https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-ann-wade-12b86912/ (LinkedIn), https://twitter.com/crayoncw (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/catspjs_uk/ (Instagram.)

    • 31 min
    Are you too comfy in your leadership role?

    Are you too comfy in your leadership role?

    In this episode of How to Take the Lead, we are talking all things comfort zone. Do you operate in yours most of the time? We discuss how and why you should step outside of your comfort zone as a leader.
    In this episode we share our thoughts, experiences and learning, including:
    03:58 – comfort zones and subjectivity
    18:23 – putting your judgements aside
    24:30 – values based recruitment and EQ/ IQ
    26:26 – how to step outside your comfort zone – our top takeaways
    Our top tips in this episode include being honest about your comfort zone, consider the risks and mitigations of stretching outside your comfort zone and think about where you can seek support.
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    If you enjoyed this episode why not subscribe to the podcast. We would love it if you left us a rating or review and feel free to share the link to this episode with anyone else you think would find it interesting, using #HowToTakeTheLead
    You can find out more about Lee Griffith via http://www.sundayskies.com/ (www.sundayskies.com) and about Carrie-Ann Wade at http://www.cats-pajamas.co.uk/ (www.cats-pajamas.co.uk)
    Get social with us via:
    Lee on https://www.linkedin.com/in/leegriffith/ (LinkedIn), https://mobile.twitter.com/leecgriffith (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/sundayskiesuk/ (Instagram).
    Carrie-Ann on https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-ann-wade-12b86912/ (LinkedIn), https://twitter.com/crayoncw (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/catspjs_uk/ (Instagram.)

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Lorna_creates ,

Ask some who knows!!!

If you want to know how to be a better leader, skip making the mistakes of other, ask those who have been there!
These two share their knowledge and experiences in a way that is passionate, fun and down right hilarious! Anyone looking to further their journey and career- add this to your list immediately.
Like speaking to your friends over a drink and a few light bulb moments along the way!

enrjdoggjrjsjsjdid ,

Refreshing

Carrie-Ann and Lee definitely don’t sound like women who wear boring grey suits to work. It’s refreshing to hear leaders talking about doing things differently and it’s clear they are both great examples of people who lead in their own way.

VILOMA_RIA ,

Unweind with HOW TO TAKE THE LEAD

I love listening to these lovely ladies.Podcast are always my go to when I want to unwind with knowledge, giggles and inspiration. You’re in the right place.!!!!

What is your Super Power??? Imagine if your boss came to you with this question? allowed you to use it and individually we could express and feel valued and appreciated.Imagine the work place really feeling like a community.After all, we are there most of our life. Thats the kind of questions these girls ask and have you ponder over.

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