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Workplace Evolution Podcast In Association with Management Today. Business Psychologist Michael Costello meets with workplace experts, inspirational people and business leaders to help you with your leadership, management and workplace challenges. We've interviewed Olympians, CEOs, Politicians, Astronauts, Formula 1 Drivers, Mountaineers, Psychologists, Professors, Financial Advisers and Historians to help you navigate the ever evolving workplace. Join Michael, Subscribe and Join the Evolution!

Management Today's Workplace Evolution Podcast Michael Costello

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Workplace Evolution Podcast In Association with Management Today. Business Psychologist Michael Costello meets with workplace experts, inspirational people and business leaders to help you with your leadership, management and workplace challenges. We've interviewed Olympians, CEOs, Politicians, Astronauts, Formula 1 Drivers, Mountaineers, Psychologists, Professors, Financial Advisers and Historians to help you navigate the ever evolving workplace. Join Michael, Subscribe and Join the Evolution!

    Will Greenwood MBE & Ben Fennell: "Get the Heart, Get the Player" (World Class: Lead, Learn and Grow Like a Champion)

    Will Greenwood MBE & Ben Fennell: "Get the Heart, Get the Player" (World Class: Lead, Learn and Grow Like a Champion)

    Business Psychologist Michael Costello meets Will Greenwood and Ben Fennell to discuss their life lessons and new book "World Class: Lead, Learn and Grow Like a Champion". Drawing on insights from elite athlete & coaches such as Dan Carter, Kate Richardson Walsh, Rio Ferdinand, Helen Glover & Sir Clive Woodward as well as Business Leaders from Tesco, Unilever, Virgin Media the conversation explores what businesses can learn from sport and what sport can learn from business. 

    This interview shares lessons learnt from

    - The communications in the England changing room 5 minutes before the Rugby World Cup Final (winning the battle for hearts & minds)

    - The good the bad and ugly of coaching during his three, yes, three, tours with the Lions (ensuring brilliance can create magic & "riff")

    - How the team grew stronger not just through a player strike days before a test match but also a little conflict injected by the Royal Marines (England's 'Code of Conduct' and what leaders do to support the 'Disagree and Commit' process)

    - And lastly Sir Clive Woodward’s incredible response to Will’s news that his wife Caro had been taken to hospital in England during the World Cup campaign in Australia (the importance of well-being, kindness and leaders investing in their character)

    Podcast Notes:

    The book is published by Ebury Edge and Penguin Random House and is available on the 2nd September 2021. To find out more about the book visit http://smarturl.it/worldclassbk or https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/144/1443223/world-class/9780753558775.html

    Ben Fennell is a master in the field of advertising - developed from 16 years as the CEO of Bartle Bogle Hegarty in Singapore & London – today he works as the CEO of the Growth House working with global brands to develop their senior leaders. Find out more about Ben via the Growth House  and via twitter @FennellB. 

    Will Greenwood was critical to ensuring England powered to Rugby World Cup victory in 2003, is a leading broadcaster and commentator of the game and journalist for the Telegraph for 16 years. Find out more via twitter @WillGreenwood
    @OurlegendUK @Festivalsportuk & https://willgreenwood.co.uk/

    To contact the podcast please email admin@workplaceevolution.co.uk or connect with Michael Costello via linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcostellooccpsych1/




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    • 56 min
    John Amaechi OBE - 'The Promises of Giants' to Fill the Leadership Void

    John Amaechi OBE - 'The Promises of Giants' to Fill the Leadership Void

    In this episode Michael Costello spends time with the inspirational Psychologist John Amaechi OBE – well admired for making his way from humble beginnings in the north of England to playing in the NBA with teams like Orlando Magic and more recent work on equality and diversity – being bold enough to raise the issues of bias, racism and White Privilege in the workplace & our wider society. The discussion explores John's new book "The Promises of Giant"s and the promises critical to John’s own career in the NBA, in Psychology & his personal development. 

    The discussion explores the different ways in which discomfort can help us grow as individuals, the lessons learnt from the racism witnessed during the Euros, whether we should we be watching the world cup in Qatar next year (with its questionable human rights record) and how inclusivity  played its role in the success of his former basketball team Orlando Magic.

    You'll join the start of the discussion with John completing Jung's Word Association Test….why not play along at home? Enjoy the podcast!

    Podcast Notes:

    The Promises of Giants Book

    The Promises of Giants - Audio Book

    John's Consultancy Website & Twitter Feed






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    • 50 min
    Nigel Farage: "I'll be popular when I'm dead"

    Nigel Farage: "I'll be popular when I'm dead"

    In this episode Business Psychologist Michael Costello explores with Nigel Farage how he managed to lead radical change that impacted a generation and sent shockwaves around the world. Once the discussion gets past his "Booze Brand" & how the 'Great British Boozer' got voters on his side they explore the serious questions of: - How will history judge him & what will his loved ones say about him at his funeral? - How did cheating death three times impact his view on life & resilience? - What was it that engaged 2.5 million voters who had never voted before? - With UKIP members' extreme views on women, abortion, nationalities & homosexuality how was his views of freedom of speech tested? Lastly we touch on his new ventures in the financial markets with Fortune and Freedom where Michael asks “Why should the British public trust you with their money?“  Please remember to like and subscribe to the podcast or get in touch with any feedback or questions you might have. You join Michael & Nigel discussing how the 'Booze Brand' developed and worked in his favour….so you might also want to pour yourself a quick drink.  As always, enjoy the podcast!... 

    Find out more: 

    Fortune & Freedom Financial Advisors

    Financial Conduct Authority

    Nigel Farage Twitter

    Nigel Farage Website


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    BBC Journalist Rory Cellan-Jones: Working in an "Always On" Era

    BBC Journalist Rory Cellan-Jones: Working in an "Always On" Era

    In this episode Michael Costello meets with BBC Tech Journalist Rory Cellan-Jones to discuss the most powerful invention in the last century - the Smart Phone and why we are "Always on” our phones! The big questions include 'How can we improve our relationship with our phone & overcome its' addictive nature?'. Rory also shares his experiences with the colossal tech & thoughts leaders - Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners Lee. He has some pretty candid feedback for Elon Musk in the interview on his leadership ability and describes Mark Zuckerberg as “the boy who’s discovered he owns a nuclear weapon”.  

    Stay tuned to hear his rallying cry for journalists online to and as he learns to live with his Parkinsons diagnosis (spotted by a BBC viewed) what his hopes are for progress in tech & healthcare (clue in the podcast notes - check out the UK Brain Bank!).  

    Find out more about his incredible new book: 

    Always On: Hope & Fear in the social smartphone era" (Bloomsbury Books)

    Twitter: @ruskin147 & @BBCRoryCJ 

    Parkinson’s UK Brain Bank 

    Rory's Blog


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    • 53 min
    Professor Dr Robert Kaplan (Harvard Business School) Inclusive Strategies for Society & Environment

    Professor Dr Robert Kaplan (Harvard Business School) Inclusive Strategies for Society & Environment

    Welcome back to Management Today's Workplace Evolution Podcast sponsored by Michael Page - Part of the Page Group!
    Our first guest for 2021 is Dr Robert S. Kaplan, a Senior Fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, is co-developer of both activity-based costing (ABC) and the Balanced Scorecard (BSC). Kaplan joined the HBS faculty in 1984 after spending 16 years on the faculty of the business school at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he served as Dean from 1977 to 1983. He now also works as an advisor to the Palladium Group. 
    Dr Kaplan is a man who made strategy a little simpler for all of us alongside his colleague David Norton with the introduction of the Balanced Score Card. A concept every business leader should be aware of and one that we define and explain at the start of our discussion. Robert has now evolved the score card concept to support organisations in contending with what he sees as every increasing “Societal & environmental Obligations” at a time when the the UK still has serious issues with Covid, child poverty, adult learning, unemployment & digital inequalities.
    We discussed how business have worked in their community to manage these issues but also the societal pressures on pharmaceutical giants rolling out the vaccine right now  - it might be a good idea to look at past lessons learnt from the HIV and AIDs epidemic. We also explored his beliefs on what organisations and governments will really need to discuss at the “COP” conference coming up the UK this year to tackle climate change and meet Bill Gates’ demands of going Carbon Zero by 2050.
    Our discussion starts with us discussing the changes Robert has seen during his incredible 35 years at Harvard Business School – before we had over please remember one thing – enjoy the podcast!....
    Podcast notes:
    The Palladium Group: https://thepalladiumgroup.com/
    Harvard Business School: https://hbr.org/
    Harvard Business School (Inclusive Growth: https://hbr.org/2018/01/inclusive-growth-profitable-strategies-for-tackling-poverty-and-inequality)
    Harvard Business School (Novel Risks: https://hbr.org/2020/11/the-risks-you-cant-foresee)
    If you enjoyed the podcast please like and share!  If you would like to be on the podcast and have great business insights to share get in touch at admin@workplaceevolution.   Thank-you for listening! You can find out more about us at the following addresses:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/workplaceevol
    Michael Costello's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcostellooccpsych1/
    The Workplace Evolution podcast is brought to you by Workplace Evolution Ltd - The Natural Selection For Workplace Solutions!  Michael Costello is the Managing Director of Workplace Evolution based in Lancaster, UK

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    • 47 min
    Leroy Logan MBE: Inclusivity, Diversity & An Axe To Grind With Racism

    Leroy Logan MBE: Inclusivity, Diversity & An Axe To Grind With Racism

    This episode explores the career and journey of the former Met Police Superintendent Leroy Logan who’s life has recently been shared by Director Steve McQueen in the BBC & Amazon Prime Small Axe series (with John Boyega playing Leroy!). Leroy & Business Psychologist Michael Costello draw on the inspirational moments of Leroy’s new book "Closing Ranks: My Life as a Cop" to find ways in which a more inclusive and diverse culture can be created for the benefit of an organisation & society .  The interview covers (sadly) his father’s "savage beating" at the hands of the police in the 1980s as he joined the force & his personal experiences of discrimination and prejudice in the force…testing his own safety but also what Leroy calls “his calling” to change the force from within. Many would have walked away - Michael asks "What stopped him?" The conversation also covers Leroy' experiences with the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, the founding of the Black Police Offices association, and even the tragic death of Damiola Taylor. Black Lives Matter, apologies from British comedians, the Premier league are all explored as well as the state of the current Metropolitan Police force - ending with a powerful and sincere message to Met Police Commander Cressida Dick  



    Podcast notes: Book: 



    Closing Ranks “My Life as a Cop” (Leroy Logan MBE)

    Charity Voyage Youth

    BBC and Amazon Prime Small Axe Series

    Relevant Research

    Samaritans

     If you enjoyed the podcast please like and share!  If you would like to be on the podcast and have great business insights to share get in touch at admin@workplaceevolution.   Thank-you for listening! You can find out more about us at the following addresses: Twitter: https://twitter.com/workplaceevol  Michael Costello's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcostellooccpsych1/ The Workplace Evolution podcast is brought to you by Workplace Evolution Ltd - The Natural Selection For Workplace Solutions!  Michael Costello is the Managing Director of Workplace Evolution based in Lancaster, UK


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    • 53 min

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