129 episodes

The Melting Pot is about a synergy of ideas and bringing REAL business knowledge to you. Join Dominic Monkhouse as he chats to and laughs with; best-selling authors, innovators, and top tech entrepreneurs. Exploring proven business strategies, outstanding cultures, and advice to keep you inspired. How do you really build great companies, powerful movements, and enduring brands?

The Melting Pot with Dominic Monkhouse Dominic Monkhouse

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

The Melting Pot is about a synergy of ideas and bringing REAL business knowledge to you. Join Dominic Monkhouse as he chats to and laughs with; best-selling authors, innovators, and top tech entrepreneurs. Exploring proven business strategies, outstanding cultures, and advice to keep you inspired. How do you really build great companies, powerful movements, and enduring brands?

    The Importance of Vision, Systems & People with Chris Croft

    The Importance of Vision, Systems & People with Chris Croft

    Today we chat with Chris Croft about the differences between management & leadership. What the key elements are of those jobs, why they're different, how delegation is absolutely critical, but why some people find it so difficult, and what you need to do to master delegation.

    Key Takeaways:

    How to train to be a trainer
    Definition of selling
    Difference between leaders and managers
    Visions, systems and people
    Thank people
    His 8-point Management Charter
    Put your prices up
    Write down your goals

    Links:

    www.free-management-tips.co.uk
    www.successfultrainers.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How To Improve Customer Experience With Net Promoter Score

    How To Improve Customer Experience With Net Promoter Score

    David Tudehope is founder & CEO of Macquarie Telecom Group in Australia. The last time we spoke with David, their market cap, and this was a few years ago, was $350m Australian dollars. Today, their market cap is $1.13 billion Australian dollars. What’s the secret to their success? Measuring customer experience through Net Promoter Score.

    Key Takeaways:

    Building on customer experience
    Having a purpose
    Net Promoter Score
    Storytelling
    The World Communications Award
    Hiring for great customer experience

    • 40 min
    How To Drive Innovation Inside Your Organisation with Pete Newell

    How To Drive Innovation Inside Your Organisation with Pete Newell

    Are you wondering how your business can innovate better? Are you confusing methodologies and activities with the process of actually keeping and creating a pipeline of innovation? Then don’t miss this hugely insightful episode all about innovation, with the internationally recognised innovation expert, Pete Newell.

    Key Takeaways:

    The work of BMNT
    Rapid Equipping Force (REF)
    Hacking for Defence (H4D)®
    H4X® - the operating system
    When Silicon Valley met the military
    The innovation pipeline

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The 721 Challenge: Overcoming Adversity And Setting World Records with Nick Hollis

    The 721 Challenge: Overcoming Adversity And Setting World Records with Nick Hollis

    What have you done today that pushed you to your limits? For today’s guest, Nick Hollis, getting over COVID is testing him. But it won’t stop him from working his hardest to set a new world record for his ultimate world challenge - the 721 challenge. To find out more download and listen to this episode.

    Key Takeaways:

    From HP to mountaineer
    Corporate adventure training
    Why Everest isn’t the toughest mountain
    7 summits on 7 continents
    721 Challenge
    Catching COVID
    World Land Trust

    • 54 min
    2020 Summit Special: Be More Pirate with Alex Barker

    2020 Summit Special: Be More Pirate with Alex Barker

    In this episode:

    The secret history of pirates -not as trouble makers but innovators 
    How historic pirate ideas are galvanising movements for social change
    How team members in different companies are raising their flag for positive changes 
    "Profesional Rule Breaking" empowering your team to improve 
    Pirate codes; what are you really standing up for, and how you should grow in accordance with your values.

    • 25 min
    The Similarities Between Being In A Rock Band And Heading Up A Startup with Brian Coburn

    The Similarities Between Being In A Rock Band And Heading Up A Startup with Brian Coburn

    When was the last time you met somebody who’d spent 30 years in the same company? Meet Brian Coburn. Brian started at Stagecoach as a 16 year old trainee and went on to be their Chief Technology Officer. Today, Brian is CEO of payment orchestration service for e-commerce enterprises, Bridge. How has he done this? Download and listen to this latest episode.

    Key Takeaways:

    A 30 year career at Stagecoach
    Digitalising Stagecoach
    Playing in a band
    CEO of Bridge
    Startup business advice

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

elecbizguy ,

Dom is awesome

Fantastic podcast, great guests, no BS

CastThatPod ,

Insightful and useful

A great selection of topics that are well structured, enjoyable to listen to and each podcast provides at least one key take away or learning. Great to also have a list of recommended reading by each speaker.

Barns02929 ,

Brilliant pod cast for leaders of growth businesses

If you're serious about growing your business and potential as a leader this is a must listen pod cast. As a host, Dom is expert at bringing together knowledge from all sorts of places and presenting it with absolute clarity. Give it a listen!

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