Today’s leaders must be experts in emotional intelligence, skilled in the art of persuasion and masters of motivation. Whether you run a multi-million dollar company, lead a team on a sports field, are a leader of learning in a classroom, or are simply taking your dog for walk, being a leader is so much more than simply grasping the principles of leadership. In fact, there are many lessons human leaders can learn from dogs. Pack leadership is contingent on social interaction, engagement and the development of trust – sound familiar?
On Leadership Unleashed we’ll bring leaders and experts across the spectrum of business, sports and education to take a unique look at the on-going evolution of modern leaders. Along the way, you’ll hear hints and tips that will translate into practical applications in the workplace to help you develop your identity, confidence, skills and performance as a leader.
Leadership Unleashed – It’s Not about Titles, Positions or Qualifications
Syd Niven, managing director of Northern Growth Academy, is passionate about developing leaders and believes that building leadership capacity is crucial for any organisation to survive. So how do you do this? In this show, Syd talks about his experience of working with leaders and the importance of developing relationships and handling conflict. It’s not about titles, positions or qualifications but is about stepping outside your comfort zone, accepting that there is always something new to learn and releasing your potential.
Leadership Unleashed – What can Human Leaders Learn from Dogs?
My own original work is based on helping humans understand leader behaviour by using the metaphor of how a human leads a dog. In this show, I get the chance to talk to Dr Isla Fishburn, a holistic dog behaviourist who has worked with wolves, wolf hybrids and domestic dogs. She is an expert in Conservation Biology and, through her business Kachina Canine Communication, is committed to helping humans understand how dogs communicate with us through their behaviour. So, if you have ever wondered what is going on in a dog’s head – what they are thinking – why they are behaving the way they do – now is your chance to find out. I genuinely believe there is so much we can learn from our four legged friends so grab a coffee, invest 30 minutes in your development as a leader, listen and learn!
Leadership Unleashed – “It wasn’t always clear what I wanted out of Life, It was just very clear what I didn’t want.”
Karen Asemper is The Dream Alchemist – an accomplished actress, inspirational speaker and author of Life is a game so play it – 21 ways to make life easier. In this show she explains how she discovered to take responsibility for leading her own life and turn her dreams into reality through cultivating her own self worth, self esteem and a positive mental attitude.
Leadership Unleashed – The Castle Man talks – Passion, Belief and Collaboration
Roger Masterson has built a thriving business, Celtic Castles, through passion, belief and collaboration. In this show he explains how he has developed and led his team to the point that he can step back from the day-to-day operation of the business, while establishing his personal brand as “The Castle Man”.
Download – listen – learn – this show gives practical tips for real leaders!
Leadership Unleashed – Have the Courage and Confidence to Believe that You Can Do It!
Kim Simpson is one of the world’s leading experts in explosive devices. In this episode she shares her story and explains her journey as a leader. Listen to Kim’s fascinating insights ranging from her involvement in the London 7/7 bombings and tours in Afghanistan to her current role working as a tactical advisor to Abu Dhabi Police. There are some key lessons for leaders in any discipline – download, listen, learn.
Leadership Unleashed – Get in Touch with the ‘Real’ You and find the DNA of Performance!
Tony Wilson, CEO of Lifestyle Architecture, works with leaders across the globe to help them design and achieve the lifestyle they deserve and desire. The core of this work revolves around practical leadership and focuses on developing the holistic leader, team and organisation. In this show, Tony explains how leaders need to “unzip their coat of vulnerability” and learn how to get to a quiet place from where they can explore a world of creativity and infinite possibility.
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