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Exploring current drivers of reputation within large organisations, The Echo Research podcast is a series of straight talking experts touching on corporate purpose, behavioural economics, reputation and environmental, social and governance (ESG). Each episode features a member of The Echo Advisory Board members in conversation with a specialist invited guest. Echo Research is an international market research company dedicated to providing sound, objective insights to help demonstrate impact, improve performance and support change for the better, serving over 500 clients spanning all sectors since its inception in 1990. Echo runs Britain's Most Admired Companies study, the longest-running annual survey of corporate reputation in the UK.

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Exploring current drivers of reputation within large organisations, The Echo Research podcast is a series of straight talking experts touching on corporate purpose, behavioural economics, reputation and environmental, social and governance (ESG). Each episode features a member of The Echo Advisory Board members in conversation with a specialist invited guest. Echo Research is an international market research company dedicated to providing sound, objective insights to help demonstrate impact, improve performance and support change for the better, serving over 500 clients spanning all sectors since its inception in 1990. Echo runs Britain's Most Admired Companies study, the longest-running annual survey of corporate reputation in the UK.

    Straight Talking Series: Changing Expectations of Leaders?

    Straight Talking Series: Changing Expectations of Leaders?

    Host:                     Andrew Whyte, member of Echo Research’s Advisory Board
    Guest:                   Barney Wyld

    How much do the seismic shifts and experiences in the US shape expectations of leaders in the UK and elsewhere?
     
    From gun control and transgender issues to abortion rights and climate change, what drives corporate leaders to take a public stance and where is social advocacy going?  

    What is the line between activity and inactivity?  

    How to factor in or avoid backlash for responding too quickly, too late or not at all? 

    Why is it not OK just to be ‘woke’ and how to get beyond your ‘echo chamber’?
    In this podcast you will hear about stakeholder capitalism, the challenges to corporate responsibility and the importance of capturing the diverse views across your key audiences in this clear, crisp and practical exchange with Echo Advisory Board member and former Communications Director at the Financial Conduct Authority Andrew Whyte, in conversation with Echo client, Barney Wyld, experienced communications director at Johnson Matthey, formerly with Rolls-Royce, National Grid, Network Rail and Unilever. 
    To discover more about Echo Research and how they can improve your business visit www.echoresearch.com.

    • 30 min
    Straight Talking Series: 'Communication is the real work of leadership*' with Rosie Halfhead and Nancy Glynn

    Straight Talking Series: 'Communication is the real work of leadership*' with Rosie Halfhead and Nancy Glynn

    Host:                     Rosie Halfhead, member of Echo Research’s Advisory Board
    Guest:                   Nancy Glynn


    Authenticity, total listening and how to create positive contagion - The routes to human- centred leadership
    Executives and the businesses they lead are under constant scrutiny.

    The concept of social licence is growing, making the challenges of business and society more interdependent than ever. 

    The playbooks they rely upon are wholly inadequate (and even 'often obsolete'). How can leaders adapt to the ever-changing and increasingly complex environments and deliver sustained high performance and remain true to their purpose? 

    How do leaders reconcile the need to speak up with the risk of disenfranchising stakeholders? 
     
    In this episode we talk about the shift to human-centred leadership and straight-talking communications.
    *Nitin Nohria, Dean, Harvard Business School

    During this Podcast, our guest Nancy Glynn referenced

    Books:
    “Emotional - The New Thinking About Feeling” by Leonard Mlodinow
    “Time To Think”, by Nancy Kline
    Report:

    Evidence base for human-centred leadership includes Report co-authored by Nancy Glynn
    “Leading with Humanity: The Future of Leadership and Coaching” (PDF)

    To discover more about Echo Research and how they can improve your business visit www.echoresearch.com

    • 31 min
    Straight Talking Series: 'Society is Communications' with Anne Gregory and Jim Macnamara

    Straight Talking Series: 'Society is Communications' with Anne Gregory and Jim Macnamara

    The Echo Research podcast is a series of straight talking discussions touching on corporate purpose, behavioural economics, reputation and environmental, social and governance (ESG). 
    Discussing ‘society is communications’, we welcome Professor Anne Gregory, on Echo’s Advisory Board, and Professor Jim Macnamara at the University of Technology Sydney, two award-winning and highly respected international academics and practitioners on either side of the world explore the role and challenges for communicators.

    Tune in for 40 minutes of great insight, clear perspectives and practical guidance on three major areas: going beyond purpose, the responsibility in AI and big data,  and the problems of evaluation.
     

    • 50 min