14 episodes

Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time!
Hi, I am Pod OSullivan.
For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing.
This is a podcast that taps into that experience.
It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's. 

I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership.
What are the useful habits and thinking patterns?
What are the secrets to high performing teams?
How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day?
In other words, what is their leadership diet?

www.theleadershipdiet.com

The Leadership Diet Pod OSullivan

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Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time!
Hi, I am Pod OSullivan.
For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing.
This is a podcast that taps into that experience.
It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's. 

I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership.
What are the useful habits and thinking patterns?
What are the secrets to high performing teams?
How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day?
In other words, what is their leadership diet?

www.theleadershipdiet.com

    How living systems can help leaders navigate uncertain times with Dr. Josie McLean

    How living systems can help leaders navigate uncertain times with Dr. Josie McLean

    Josie Mclean specialises in helping leaders and organisations learn how to navigate complexity by taking lessons from the world around us, ie. living systems. Her recent book, Big Little Shifts, outlines practises for leaders and practitioners on how to lead when times call the leader to adapt.
    In this conversation she shares;

    •Why oak trees will never become ducks!
    •Why patience, trust and humility are enduring leadership traits,
    •What the metaphor Leader as Gardener really entails,
    •Why there are different types of doing in leadership,
    •And why our experimenting muscle has been getting a work out recently

    Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time!

    Hi, I am Pod OSullivan.

    For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing.
    This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's.
    I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership.
    What are the useful habits and thinking patterns?
    What are the secrets to high performing teams?
    How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day?
    In other words, what is their leadership diet?

    www.theleadershipdiet.com

    • 59 min
    How can your Executive Assistant dramatically increase your leadership effectiveness with Liz Van Vliet

    How can your Executive Assistant dramatically increase your leadership effectiveness with Liz Van Vliet

    Any successful leader will tell you their support team are the back bone of their success. In particular their Executive Assistant- known fondly as their EA. Yet, many leaders never think of investing some time into this relationship which means they can miss out on the potential of increasing their own effectiveness.
    Liz Van Vliet specialises in developing Executive Assistants, who then in turn add value to their leaders, enabling a higher level of effectiveness.

    in this episode, Liz shares;

    The different levels of strategic inputs EA's can offer and are often overlooked,
    The 3 P's she encourages EA's to know of their leader (hint; one is the leaders pet peeves),
    The one question that leaders can ask that will free up 5-10 hours of their time per week,
    Why she thinks of the EA role as a door hinge,

    Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time!

    Hi, I am Pod OSullivan.

    For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing.
    This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's.
    I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership.
    What are the useful habits and thinking patterns?
    What are the secrets to high performing teams?
    How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day?
    In other words, what is their leadership diet?

    www.theleadershipdiet.com

    • 35 min
    Managing executive burnout in the leadership team- with Jessica Layden

    Managing executive burnout in the leadership team- with Jessica Layden

    Jessica Layden has worked in Executive roles for top tier companies including WL Gore and Accenture. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology and is an adjunct faculty at AGSM in Sydney. We discuss the very important topic of burnout in the Executive suite.

    Jessica outlines;
    Symptoms to watch for,
    Impact of burn out,
    Practical tips to mitigate against burn out including 'walking puppies',
    Why working from home is impacting new hires into leadership teams,
    The importance of revisiting team purpose on a regular basis,
    and much more...

    Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time!

    Hi, I am Pod OSullivan.

    For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing.
    This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's.
    I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership.
    What are the useful habits and thinking patterns?
    What are the secrets to high performing teams?
    How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day?
    In other words, what is their leadership diet?

    www.theleadershipdiet.com

    • 50 min
    The intersection between ethics, culture, strategy and a dash of imposter syndrome with Dan Fleming

    The intersection between ethics, culture, strategy and a dash of imposter syndrome with Dan Fleming

    Dr. Dan Fleming lives in Melbourne and is Head of Ethics and Formation at the St. Vincent's Hospital Group.

    We discuss really important leadership questions including:

    •How does an organisation truly live to its espoused values?
    •What happens when leaders are able to look back into the archives and learn how previous leadership teams in that same organisation dealt with a range of crises over the decades?
    •How does a healthcare leadership team decide who gets treatment such as an ICU bed or a ventilator during a pandemic?
    •What happens when I, as a leader, want to keep everyone happy during times of complexity, when in fact I cannot do that!

    These are all the kinds of questions explored with Dr. Dan Fleming, head of Ethics and Formation at the St. Vincent's Hospital Group.

    Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time!

    Hi, I am Pod OSullivan.

    For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing.
    This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's.
    I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership.
    What are the useful habits and thinking patterns?
    What are the secrets to high performing teams?
    How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day?
    In other words, what is their leadership diet?

    www.theleadershipdiet.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Leading with humility and letting the characters emerge with Becki Morison

    Leading with humility and letting the characters emerge with Becki Morison

    Becki Morison is an Executive Vice President with Leo, a global pharmaceutical organisation head quartered in Denmark. In this very generous and insightful conversation she shares;

    Stepping onto a country level leadership role for the first time and realising the buck stops with her,
    Setting the vision helps but ensuring they are aligned to that vision is powerful,
    How her pattern of daily reflective questions continues to keep her focussed on both the immediate and long term,
    Why starting with humility can mitigate against inadvertent disasters as a leader,
    For expat leaders, the locals know they can hold their breath longer than your rotation!
    Exploring different leadership team structures for different governance needs,
    And why imposter syndrome can be very useful if we allow the character to emerge


    Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time!

    Hi, I am Pod OSullivan.

    For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing.
    This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's.
    I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership.
    What are the useful habits and thinking patterns?
    What are the secrets to high performing teams?
    How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day?
    In other words, what is their leadership diet?

    www.theleadershipdiet.com

    • 50 min
    How martial arts can teach courage and leadership insights with Tim JohnPress

    How martial arts can teach courage and leadership insights with Tim JohnPress

    Tim JohnPress is based in Texas, USA and has studied and taught both martial arts and leader development for over twenty years. We talk about;
    developing courage as a leader in order to be able to speak out,
    how to foster conversations that lead to insight and better outcomes,
    we also delve into the notion of somatic awareness,
    how to tune into your body for somatic based clues or directions.

    Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time!

    Hi, I am Pod OSullivan.

    For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing.
    This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's.
    I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership.
    What are the useful habits and thinking patterns?
    What are the secrets to high performing teams?
    How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day?
    In other words, what is their leadership diet?

    www.theleadershipdiet.com

    • 59 min

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Thanks for this Pod cast series, I can’t tell you how much they’re adding to my morning gym routine, just a shame I never have a notebook to hand.

Jam packed full of fascinating thinking and perspectives, and summarised expertly by Padraig, this pod cast have become my absolute go to.

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