33 episodes

The Leadership Diaries are the daily learnings from what is one of the toughest jobs in the world, especially when you genuinely care about your team and your vision.

I hope by sharing my experiences others can benefit. I chose to journal as it felt right to get it out on ‘paper’ so it is real and tangible. Plus I struggle with getting my thoughts down and out of my head, so this is another tool in my armoury to become a world-class leader.

The Leadership Diaries Grant Difford

    • Business

The Leadership Diaries are the daily learnings from what is one of the toughest jobs in the world, especially when you genuinely care about your team and your vision.

I hope by sharing my experiences others can benefit. I chose to journal as it felt right to get it out on ‘paper’ so it is real and tangible. Plus I struggle with getting my thoughts down and out of my head, so this is another tool in my armoury to become a world-class leader.

    Assume the position and stay the course

    Assume the position and stay the course

    In this quick update, I share a few thoughts on the past week and in fact past few months on how we and I have got to where we are. It ain't pretty, but its worth it.

    • 6 min
    Mindset And Stockdale Paradox for Leaders

    Mindset And Stockdale Paradox for Leaders

    On this episode, I talk mindset and the Stockdale Paradox with Jamie Mckenzie of Pure Productions taking into account the challenges that leaders currently face globally.

    • 22 min
    Leadership In Uncertain Times By Grant Difford

    Leadership In Uncertain Times By Grant Difford

    On this episode of The Leadership Diaries, I talk to David Neal of The Eighth Mile Consulting about how leadership plays out in uncertain times.

    Not just related to the current global pandemic but through technology, human behaviour and everything that a leader is required to understand to build strong, purposeful businesses.

    We touch on the core skills required to be a great leader including, pace, values, vulnerability and context.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Andrew Barnes - 4 Day Week

    Andrew Barnes - 4 Day Week

    4 Day Week Global is a not-for-profit community established by Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart to provide a platform for like-minded people who are interested in supporting the idea of the four day week as a part of the future of work.

    findthegaps Co-Founder, Grant Difford talks to Andrew on the impact on business, how leadership will play a huge part in the success of the 4 Day Week and where the mission is taking them.

    • 56 min
    Max Parekura - Koda Sports - Our first year in business

    Max Parekura - Koda Sports - Our first year in business

    Max Parekura talks about how Koda Sports has come to fruition from what began as a desire to remain involved in the New Zealand sporting industry along with the identification of the ability to improve the current sports management offering.

    Max discusses how Koda Sports helps professional sportspeople use their sporting careers as gateways for life opportunities.

    • 25 min
    Running With Depression - David Kayes - Run Auckland

    Running With Depression - David Kayes - Run Auckland

    Depression is one of those subjects that many people dance around and are fearful of sharing. In this findthegaps Session, we discuss the tools David used to get himself through the depths of depression and come out the other side with a new game plan and 3 new businesses.

    • 35 min

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