32 episodes

A business podcast for growing enterprises everywhere

The Growth Business Lucy Thorpe

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A business podcast for growing enterprises everywhere

    Supporting Neurodiversity at Work

    Supporting Neurodiversity at Work

    Neurodiversity has become a "hot topic" - especially when it comes to supporting neurodiverse people in the workplace. But how do we avoid jumping on the latest bandwagon and make serious change happen?This episode of the podcast is deeply personal as I live with these issues every day and I was delighted to speak to Lucy Smith from Inclusive Change (https://inclusivechange.co.uk/) who has had a similar experience.We chat about how to move forward on this important issue from a position of mutual knowledge and respect - which is always so important when you are dealing with sensitive issues. I hope you enjoy the episode.Useful linksNeurodiversity in Business (https://neurodiversityinbusiness.org/)Dan Harris who set this group up can be found on Linkedin here (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danjharris/)National Autistic Society (https://www.autism.org.uk/)Additude (https://www.additudemag.com/)- an online magazine with excellent ADHD contentBritish Dyslexia Association (https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/)

    • 23 min
    The power of politeness

    The power of politeness

    12 million lessons in happiness is a Ted Talk delivered by Matt Phelan of the Happiness Index - it also pretty much sums up his life's passion which is helping companies make the business case for happiness.In this episode Matt and Lucy chat about what makes us happy at work and the freedom to be ourselves and form meaningful connections with our co workers.Find the Happiness Index website here (https://thehappinessindex.com/)Find the Happiness Index Crowd Funding page here (https://www.seedrs.com/the-happiness-index)Ted X meet the speaker Matt Phelan (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=676649390243431)Get Freedom to be Happy Matt Phelan's book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Freedom-Be-Happy-Business-Happiness-ebook/dp/B08JZGZMF2)Happiness and Humans podcast (https://open.spotify.com/show/7h6wCWnjsgOIZSR6h0DKbq)

    • 25 min
    Escaping the spiral of distrust with Edelman's Tim Weber

    Escaping the spiral of distrust with Edelman's Tim Weber

    With ever deepening division in society - how did the relationship between people, their governments and the media get so broken?The annual Edelman Trust Barometer - carried out by the world's largest comms agency - has once again found that business is the final frontier of trust. This month I speak to Tim Weber Executive Director and Head of Editorial at Edelman about how we got trapped in this downward spiral and how we can get out.You can access the latest Edelman Trust report for 2022 here (https://www.edelman.com/trust/2022-trust-barometer)

    • 19 min
    Getting off legacy mountain with Maureen Blandford

    Getting off legacy mountain with Maureen Blandford

     Businesses are stuck on legacy mountain and can’t get off. That’s the message from my guest on the Growth Business podcast this month, which has migrated to a new home at Sapphire Systems. (www.sapphiresystems.com)Thanks for having me!Tech leader Maureen Blandford tells me how CIOs and their departments are struggling to make the right digital decisions while failing to make the most of the huge volumes of data they now control.But it’s not all doom and gloom. With strong leadership and a human attitude to change management she argues that we can get businesses off the mountain and onto the path that leads into the future. Listen to our chat here and remember, the right partner can make all the difference to your digital future! Just saying.Best Wishes, Lucy (The Growth Business podcast is presented by Lucy Thorpe, Head of Communications at Sapphire Systems) LinksYou can find Maureen on Twitter here @MaureenB2BAnd on Linkedin here (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureenblandford/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureenblandford/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureenblandford/)Her website is here (https://www.maureenblandford.com/) https://www.maureenblandford.com/ (https://www.maureenblandford.com/)Maureen also mentions thought leader and industry analyst Dion Hinchcliffe (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhinchcliffe/)who can be found here https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhinchcliffe/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhinchcliffe/)

    • 20 min
    Unleashing the potential of business technology with systems academic Amany Elbanna

    Unleashing the potential of business technology with systems academic Amany Elbanna

    My guest this time round is an academic who studies business systems at Royal Holloway University just outside London. She is a fascinating guest who talks about ERP as a system of potential and begs you to seek out technology partners whose qualities start with creativity.
    This is excellent advice!
    Join Amany Elbanna as she chats to me about change management, unlocking potential and how you won't get integrated systems without an integrated organisation.
    You can find out more about Amany here
    This podcast is sponsored by the new owners of InCloud Solutions - Sapphire Systems 
    So pleased to be working alongside these guys, providers of frictionless digital operations platforms, to carry on bringing you interesting business chat that covers a wide range of fascinating topics!
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    • 23 min
    The Blue Mind Approach to Men’s Mental Health

    The Blue Mind Approach to Men’s Mental Health

    Male suicide figures go through the roof at this time of the year - it can be a really bleak time - which is why I'm talking to Mark Kozminski about men's mental health. Mark has developed The Blue Mind Approach to helping men like himself and his friends navigate some of the hardest circumstances we have ever had to deal with.

    In this chat we discuss why men's mental health is a business issue and how we can work together without division to elevate both men and women who are facing difficult conditions inside and outside the workplace.

    If it's not for you then look away, but honestly I think we could ALL benefit from making time for honest conversations like this one, especially if you believe in purpose driven business.

    Find Mark on Linkedin here and The Blue Mind Approach on Instagram @thebluemindapproach

    Enjoy the podcast!

    • 17 min

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