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Chris Hirst, CEO of Havas advertising group, cuts through the bullsh*t and gets to the heart of modern leadership. In this straight talking podcast he interviews leaders from Clive Woodward to June Sarpong on how to inspire, how to keep going when sh*t hits the fan, and ultimately how to get stuff done. Brought to you by Intelligence Squared.

No Bullsh*t Leadership with Chris Hirst Intelligence Squared

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    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

Chris Hirst, CEO of Havas advertising group, cuts through the bullsh*t and gets to the heart of modern leadership. In this straight talking podcast he interviews leaders from Clive Woodward to June Sarpong on how to inspire, how to keep going when sh*t hits the fan, and ultimately how to get stuff done. Brought to you by Intelligence Squared.

    Jimmy Wales

    Jimmy Wales

    Chris Hirst, Global CEO of advertising group Havas Creative, cuts through the b******t and gets to the heart of modern leadership in this straight-talking podcast brought to you by Intelligence Squared.


    In this episode Chris Hirst speaks to the internet pioneer and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales who is perhaps the most famous silicon-valley entrepreneur to not become a billionaire. Wikipedia has changed how knowledge is accessed across the world, with 1.5 billion devices accessing the site every month. Jimmy Wales is also founder of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004. In 2019 he founded WT.Social, a microblogging site pitched as a 'non-toxic social network...where advertisers don't call the shots'. The service contains no advertisements and runs off donations.
     
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    • 32 min
    Beth Comstock

    Beth Comstock

    Chris Hirst, Global CEO of advertising group Havas Creative, cuts through the b******t and gets to the heart of modern leadership in this straight-talking podcast brought to you by Intelligence Squared.


    In this episode Chris Hirst speaks to Beth Comstock, business executive and former VP of General Electric, about innovation and being a female leader in a male dominated industry. Beth Comstock spent three decades at General Electric as Chief Marketing Officer and then Vice Chair of Innovation, where she led efforts to accelerate new growth, develop digital and clean-energy futures, seed new businesses and enhance brand value. She is author of Imagine it Forward, a book about courage and creativity in the face of change. She's on the board of directors for Nike.


    This conversation was recorded as an exclusive live online event in partnership with Founders Forum, a community of the world's most inspiring entrepreneurial voices. Founders Forum are committed to pioneering the future of industries, discovering and unearthing the latest trends in technology and promoting avenues to drive a positive impact on society. Click here for more information about Founders Forum: https://ff.co/
     
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    • 36 min
    June Sarpong

    June Sarpong

    Chris Hirst, Global CEO of advertising group Havas Creative, cuts through the b******t and gets to the heart of modern leadership in this straight-talking podcast brought to you by Intelligence Squared.


    In this episode Chris Hirst speaks to June Sarpong, the BBC's first ever Director of Creative Diversity. June is a broadcaster, writer and campaigner on diversity issues. She started her career as a DJ and presenter on MTV, Kiss FM and for ten years on Channel 4’s T4 youth strand. She has appeared as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women and on Sky News’ The Pledge.Since 2010, she has built a reputation as a leading campaigner on a wide range of diversity and inclusion issues. She is a passionate advocate for change in the workplace and a champion for greater representation throughout the media. She has written two books on diversity issues - Diversify and The Power of Women - and co-founded the Women - Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) Alliance in 2010, an international conference supporting female excellence and empowerment. She also co-founded the Decide Act Now (DNA) summit, promoting discussion and innovation. 
     
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    • 29 min
    Clive Woodward

    Clive Woodward

    Chris Hirst, Global CEO of advertising group Havas Creative, cuts through the b******t and gets to the heart of modern leadership in this straight-talking podcast brought to you by Intelligence Squared. In this episode Chris Hirst speaks to sporting legend and rugby coach Clive Woodward about his approach to leadership, relentless learning and creating a winning culture. Clive Woodward is perhaps best known for leading England's rugby team to World Cup glory in Australia in 2003. Not only was it the first time England won, but the first time any nation in the northern hemisphere won the Rugby World Cup. Clive went onto become Director of Sport forTeam GB in the 2012 London Olympics, delivering Team GB’s most successful olympic games in modern times. He is currently a sports and business consultant and founder of Hive Learning, an app which digitises his coaching methods. 


    Are you a business leader looking to hone your leadership skills? You can take part in Clive's online masterclass with Intelligence Squared on How to Lead in a Time of Crisis. To ensure maximum engagement with all participants the masterclass has a maximum of 20 places. Book now to avoid disappointment: https://bit.ly/36ih91Q For queries email info@intelligencesquared.com.
     
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    • 38 min
    COMING SOON: No Bullsh*t Leadership Trailer

    COMING SOON: No Bullsh*t Leadership Trailer

    Chris Hirst is author of the bestselling book No Bullsh*t Leadership and CEO of the advertising and marketing group Havas Creative. In this straight talking podcast he cuts through the bullsh*t and gets to the heart of modern leadership. He interviews leaders on how to inspire, how to keep going when sh*t hits the fan, and ultimately how to get stuff done. Guests include sporting legend Clive Woodward, the BBC's head of Creative Diversity June Sarpong, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, business executive Beth Comstock and politician Rachel Reeves. Brought to you by Intelligence Squared.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

LucyAleksic ,

Love, Love, LOVE!!

Can not recommend this enough - just hope Chris manages to keep the calibre of his guests so high!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SunitaShine ,

Great to see a modern podcast on leadership

Some really great guests. One of my fav episodes is with June Sarpong. She’s amazing.

Spilla 2020 ,

Loved this pod and the idea behind it

Definitely going to start using ‘Lombardi time’ on my kids!!!!
A really enjoyable listen and definitely full of useful tips. I love the idea that all diff types of people in all walks of life can lead and we can still learn from them

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