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At Talking Leaders we believe strongly in the importance of conversation and dialogue in leadership. In this podcast, we share our passion for leadership conversation and our experiences in using podcasting to promote it.

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At Talking Leaders we believe strongly in the importance of conversation and dialogue in leadership. In this podcast, we share our passion for leadership conversation and our experiences in using podcasting to promote it.

    S1E8 Claudia Iton - Now is the time to properly embrace Diversity and Inclusion

    S1E8 Claudia Iton - Now is the time to properly embrace Diversity and Inclusion

    If as a leader, watching what has unfolded since the killing of George Floyd, you have been wondering what you could do. What action you can take in your sphere of influence to make a difference?
    Well, you’re not alone. While the subject of improving Diversity and Inclusion has been trending for some time, people who work in this field will tell you that since the surge in protest and calls for change, interest in going beyond just talking about diversity and inclusion to actually doing something has significantly intensified.
    So, what can leaders do?
    To answer this question we spoke with Claudia Iton of Replete Consulting. Claudia specialises in working with organisations who want to achieve meaningful and sustainable change with regard to Diversity and Inclusion.
    The good news is that there are practical steps you can take right away, although don’t go looking for quick fixes. Real change takes commitment and persistence.
    The best news is that achieving real diversity and inclusion can bring benefits beyond creating a fairer work environment, with significant performance and financial benefits accruing from enhanced diversity of thought and the unleashing of all the talent available to an organisation. 42 mins 29 secs
    Claudia's website: https://www.repleteconsulting.co.uk
    Our website: https://www.talkingleaders.com
    #diversityandinclusion #d&i #leadershipcommunications #leadershipdevelopment

    • 40 min
    S1E7 Mike Edwards - Using Sound to Engage Minds

    S1E7 Mike Edwards - Using Sound to Engage Minds

    When was the last time you were moved by something you heard? I don’t mean something someone said, I mean a sound. A sound other than music. Our grandchildren’s squeals of glee or leaves rustling in the breeze are two recent positive examples I can think of. What about fingernails down a blackboard? Makes me shudder just imagining it.
    Mike Edwards of Sound Matters is particularly attuned to the power of sound to impact how we feel and influence what we think. In fact, after hearing one particular sound in a café in Australia nearly thirty years ago, he was so profoundly affected it changed his life. In the latest episode of Talking Leaders, Mike talks about that experience and his work to use sound to engage minds particularly on environmental issues, climate change and resilience. 52 mins 25 secs
    https://www.sound-matters.com
    https://www.talkingleaders.com
    If you have a moment we would really appreciate your feedback:  https://ratethispodcast.com/tlp
    #soundmatters #leadership #climatechange

    • 52 min
    S1E6 The Leadership Magic Sponge - Olly Purnell and Andy Cottrill of Q5

    S1E6 The Leadership Magic Sponge - Olly Purnell and Andy Cottrill of Q5

    What gives great leaders their magic touch? This is a question that has fascinated Olly Purnell, Andy Cottrill and their colleagues at Q5 for over ten years. And in pursuit of answers, they have seized the opportunity when it presents to interview great leaders about how they got to where they are. Having amassed a library of these interviews Q5 is now releasing a selection in a book called “Magic Sponge – a collection of interviews with inspiring leaders of the 2010’s”. In this episode, we talk about who Q5 are, what sets them apart from other consultancies and discuss a selection of interviews from the book. 40 mins 54 secs.
    The Q5 website
    Contact Q5 here
    Talking Leaders website
    Ratings and reviews are really valuable to us. https://ratethispodcast.com/tlp
    #leadership #podcasting #leadershipdevelopment #Q5 #talkingleaders

    • 38 min
    S1E5 Eric Le Gal - Mindful Leadership part 2

    S1E5 Eric Le Gal - Mindful Leadership part 2

    Do you ever feel stuck with a problem? It’s something you know you should be able to deal with but the harder you think about it, the more you seem to dig yourself into a hole. Mindfulness coaching could be the answer. Following on from the previous episode looking at mindfulness coaching and leadership, Eric Le Gal takes us deeper into how mindfulness helps lift you out of this kind of thinking hole and allow you to see things with inspiring clarity. He also explains how gaining this kind of clarity allows leaders to become more authentic and ultimately achieve what he describes as “brilliant leadership”. 31 mins 56 secs
    Link to Eric's paper
    Contact Eric: ericlegal@ekwanim.com
    Link to Eric's website
    Link to the Talking Leaders website
    Contact Paul Gisby at paul.gisby@talkingleaders.com
    #mindfulnesscoaching #mindfulnessleadership #privatepodcasting #buildingtrust 
     

    • 31 min
    S1E4 Eric Le Gal - Mindful Leadership part 1

    S1E4 Eric Le Gal - Mindful Leadership part 1

    How true to yourself are you as a leader? Are the roles you adopt and the behaviours you display in line with your core values? Or are you living in what Eric Le Gal calls a duality: one person at work, someone different elsewhere. In this episode, Eric shares his experiences of being torn by these kinds of feelings, and how he turned to mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism for help. He found many valuable things there, not least he re-discovered himself. Now as a Buddhist lama (spiritual leader) and leadership coach, Eric helps others reconnect with who they really are and what they used to love about what they do. 38 mins 20 secs
    You can contact Eric at ericlegal@ekwanim.com.
    His website will be available shortly at www.ekwanim.com
    We are Talking Leaders. If you need to be heard, understood and to build trust, maybe we could help www.talkingleaders.com
    #leadership #mindfulleadership #talkingleaders 

    • 38 min
    S1E3 Laurence Barrett - Heresy and the psychodynamic approach to leadership

    S1E3 Laurence Barrett - Heresy and the psychodynamic approach to leadership

    Does business school theory get in the way of the development of good leaders? Laurence Barrett believes much of it does. He is a founding director of Heresy, the leadership and organisational development consultancy with a difference. Rooted in the principles of psychodynamics, Laurence and Heresy believe in the need to return to a grounded approach to leadership. An approach that connects at a human level.
    In this episode, Laurence outlines his and Heresy’s vision to develop leaders and organisations who inspire others with their humanity. Leaders who engage people through offering meaning, and then help those people to develop their own meaning and their own agency. 50 mins 03 secs
    https://www.heresyconsulting.com
    For more information on Talking Leaders visit our website: https://www.talkingleaders.com
    #heresyconsulting #leadership #talkingleaders #laurencebarrett #psychodynamics #podcasting

    • 50 min

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