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WARNING - This podcast WILL challenge your thinking.

Welcome to Business Problems Solved!

In this podcast we help you solve your business problems by providing real examples and practical approaches to make today better than yesterday.

Introducing your host, the multi-sector, self-professed ‘most improved improvement person’ and qualified Business Problem Solver

Lee Houghton (pronounced Hawton)

You can contact Lee on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by searching for Lee Houghton THE Business Problem Solver or via visiting www.leehoughton.com for more content and to solve your business problems.

And remember – saying you know how to do it, is not doing it …

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WARNING - This podcast WILL challenge your thinking.

Welcome to Business Problems Solved!

In this podcast we help you solve your business problems by providing real examples and practical approaches to make today better than yesterday.

Introducing your host, the multi-sector, self-professed ‘most improved improvement person’ and qualified Business Problem Solver

Lee Houghton (pronounced Hawton)

You can contact Lee on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by searching for Lee Houghton THE Business Problem Solver or via visiting www.leehoughton.com for more content and to solve your business problems.

And remember – saying you know how to do it, is not doing it …

    Making Shankly - Transferrable Lessons

    Making Shankly - Transferrable Lessons

    After being inspired recently by watching the film, 'Making Shankly', Lee has recognised some of the valuable, transferrable lessons that we can take to other areas of our lives. In this week's show, Lee tells you all about them, and how best to apply them.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    As a working community, the village of Glenbuck believed in working hard. If people didn't then they didn't prosper. Community provides direction.
    Teamwork was incredibly important across the entire community of Glenbuck. People pulled together to achieve a common aim.
    Desire spurred many on to do better. Putting this alongside community and teamwork led to the foundation of a famously successful culture.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'We've got to light fires within people'

    'We have to think about desire, teamwork and community'

    'What you are trying to achieve is actually achievable'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Business Problems Solved Podcast     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    For the last 15 years, I have been a multi-sector internal or external business improvement consultant, building the improved capability of individuals, teams and businesses.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two young children Jack & India. I also enjoy listening to and reading business & personal development material.

    Lee Houghton is “THE Business Problem Solver”, a Management Consultant, CX Specialist and Keynote Speaker.

    CONTACT METHOD

    You can contact Lee Houghton on 07813342194

    Lee@leehoughton.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lhoughton/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    The Four Big Business Problems For 2021

    The Four Big Business Problems For 2021

    It's a new year, and time to look ahead! With this in mind, Lee is here to talk about the four biggest challenges facing businesses in 2021, and how best to make sure you're prepared to face them.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Hindsight is all very well, but it doesn't help in the present. Focus on the vision, the reason that drove us to begin in the first place, and make this the driving force behind your year ahead.
    Customers' needs change. Always be ready to pivot when required, and learn to evolve with your customer base. Look at what they need and supply it.
    Embrace the new working environment. The world has changed. Change with it. Embrace connection, conversation, collaboration and celebrate your wins.
    Work to reduce your cost and yet still delight your customers over the next year. This is the biggest challenge we face in 2021.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'For some the last twelve months has been about stability and survival. For others it's been about growth and demand'

    'Have sight of that vision and direction and remember the reason why you do what you do!'

    'Never has there been a greater need to really understand your customers'

    'Where are you heading to, and is it being communicated effectively to your team?'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Business Problems Solved Podcast     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    For the last 15 years, I have been a multi-sector internal or external business improvement consultant, building the improved capability of individuals, teams and businesses.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two young children Jack & India. I also enjoy listening to and reading business & personal development material.

    Lee Houghton is “THE Business Problem Solver”, a Management Consultant, CX Specialist and Keynote Speaker.

    CONTACT METHOD

    You can contact Lee Houghton on 07813342194

    Lee@leehoughton.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lhoughton/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    No Such Thing As An Overnight Success

    No Such Thing As An Overnight Success

    Nothing comes without hard work. Those who reach the pinnacle of success have put in the time in order to get there.

    In this week's show, the first of the new year, Lee's here to talk about why putting in the hard work is worth it, and to reassure you that there's really no such thing as an overnight success.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    No one has a foolproof formula for instant success. Everyone has to work hard at something in order to find success. Never believe that people get there without effort.
    When entering the world of business, especially in a leadership role, instant success is almost expected, but this is unreasonable.
    Sports professionals are required to train and develop in order to become the best in their field. This is the way we should view those in business. It takes time to develop greatness.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'It's consistency. It's continuing to go and continuing to try!'

    'Trying, getting better and learning is the way that we want to move forward, culturally'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Business Problems Solved Podcast     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    For the last 15 years, I have been a multi-sector internal or external business improvement consultant, building the improved capability of individuals, teams and businesses.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two young children Jack & India. I also enjoy listening to and reading business & personal development material.

    Lee Houghton is “THE Business Problem Solver”, a Management Consultant, CX Specialist and Keynote Speaker.

    CONTACT METHOD

    You can contact Lee Houghton on 07813342194

    Lee@leehoughton.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lhoughton/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min
    Coaching Working Parents - with Ayesha Murray

    Coaching Working Parents - with Ayesha Murray

    Lee talks to Ayesha Murray, host and creator of The Parent Equation Podcast, as well as a coach for working parents who joins the conversation to discuss the ways in which the world of work changes when children arrive in our lives, and the best way of striking that work/life balance.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    It is often difficult to view our own careers and achievements with the necessary perspective required, in order to properly steer us towards where we need to be.
    The main challenge facing working parents is to find the correct balance and headspace between work and home. We all want to do the best in both fields, and we can as long as we recognise that each has its place.
    Perfect balance for one might no necessarily work for someone else. Each person bring their own challenges. Sometimes the challenge is recognising that it isn't even time to ourselves that we require, but something far different.
    A coach in these circumstance is useful in creating a safe space, and who will identify limiting beliefs, and then break them down. The most important element is that it is action-driven. They must provide practical ways to move forward.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'It took someone else to highlight my potential'

    'That is a hell of a lot for a mind to balance'

    'Balance is completely different for every single person'

    'It's about challenging myself to do something new'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Business Problems Solved Podcast     

    The Parent Equation Podcast - https://www.ayeshamurray.com/podcast.html

    Ayesha Murray - https://www.ayeshamurray.com/my-story.html

    ABOUT THE HOST

    For the last 15 years, I have been a multi-sector internal or external business improvement consultant, building the improved capability of individuals, teams and businesses.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two young children Jack & India. I also enjoy listening to and reading business & personal development material.

    Lee Houghton is “THE Business Problem Solver”, a Management Consultant, CX Specialist and Keynote Speaker.

    CONTACT METHOD

    You can contact Lee Houghton on 07813342194

    Lee@leehoughton.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lhoughton/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Why Start With "Why"?

    Why Start With "Why"?

    Many people are advocates of starting with "Why?", but in this episode of Business Problems Solved, Lee offers another layer to this fundamental question that might just change your thinking...

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    In order to best motivate someone you must feel something. You cannot discount the power of emotion. it is the difference between good and great.
    Are you chasing a goal that is pleasurable? If not, then is there enough of a reason for us to chase that goal at all? It's important that our motivation is strong enough, and affects us on an emotional level.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'People give the answer that they believe is the right one to give'

    'What is the pleasure you're trying to achieve, or the pain you're trying to overcome'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Business Problems Solved Podcast    

    ABOUT THE HOST

    For the last 15 years, I have been a multi-sector internal or external business improvement consultant, building the improved capability of individuals, teams and businesses.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two young children Jack & India. I also enjoy listening to and reading business & personal development material.

    Lee Houghton is “THE Business Problem Solver”, a Management Consultant, CX Specialist and Keynote Speaker.

    CONTACT METHOD

    You can contact Lee Houghton on 07813342194

    Lee@leehoughton.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lhoughton/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 9 min
    The Mindset of A Champion - with Jordan Reynolds

    The Mindset of A Champion - with Jordan Reynolds

    This week, Lee interviews Jordan "The Wanderer" Reynolds, a British pro-Boxer whose message really is that you can achieve anything if you have the mindset of a champion! It's an incredibly empowering conversation that'll make you believe that if you can change the way you think, you can achieve anything.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Trauma in life, especially in our young years, may seem cataclysmic, but it also prepares us for the rough waters of life.
    Positivity can be achieved by visualising the future we want. Keep your eyes on the prize and work hard. Remember why you're doing it.
    If you believe in something enough, stick with it and keep going. Keep believing, and good things will happen. There isn't anything you can't achieve'
    We can't blame children for their lack of attention when we as parents do not do enough to curb their addictions to social media and technology. We need to take responsibility and reconnect.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'If you stick at something, you'll always overtake people'

    'I've never shied away. I've always been me'

    'I'm the type of guy...'

    'The wanderer has still got plenty of time to wander'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Business Problems Solved Podcast    

    Jordan Reynolds Twitter - https://twitter.com/reynoldsboxing

    Jordan Reynolds Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jreynoldsboxing/?hl=en

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    For the last 15 years, I have been a multi-sector internal or external business improvement consultant, building the improved capability of individuals, teams and businesses.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two young children Jack & India. I also enjoy listening to and reading business & personal development material.

    Lee Houghton is “THE Business Problem Solver”, a Management Consultant, CX Specialist and Keynote Speaker.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    You can contact Lee Houghton on 07813342194

    Lee@leehoughton.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lhoughton/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min

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