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No Bullsh!t Leadership is a podcast for leaders who want to become truly exceptional. Each week, your host Martin G Moore shares the secrets of high performance leadership; the career accelerators that you can’t learn in business school, and your boss is unlikely to share with you. Step away from the theoretical view on leadership, and learn from a successful CEO who’s already walked the path.

No Bullsh!t Leadership Martin G Moore

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No Bullsh!t Leadership is a podcast for leaders who want to become truly exceptional. Each week, your host Martin G Moore shares the secrets of high performance leadership; the career accelerators that you can’t learn in business school, and your boss is unlikely to share with you. Step away from the theoretical view on leadership, and learn from a successful CEO who’s already walked the path.

    Motivating Process Workers: Mundane jobs are tough!

    Motivating Process Workers: Mundane jobs are tough!

    Episode #151 // I was being interviewed for a podcast in the US a few weeks ago, and the interviewer asked an excellent question: he said, “it’s all well and good when you talk about motivating professionals and senior leaders, but not everyone has jobs like that. How do you motivate people who have mundane, repetitive, and mind-numbing jobs?”


    Although we tend to imagine occupations like cleaners, fruit pickers, and production line workers when we think about mundane jobs, we may have many of these types of workers in our own offices and work groups. Think of the payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable departments.


    In this episode, I reference a fabulous documentary, American Factory, which treats this subject exceptionally well. I also give six tips for motivating the people who do these difficult jobs. You don’t have to be a high flyer to deserve competent leadership - it’s a right, not a privilege.
     
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    Does Size Matter? Leading smaller businesses

    Does Size Matter? Leading smaller businesses

    Episode #150 // Our listener base incorporates leaders from a massive range of different circumstances and experiences…leaders in over 70 countries, in countless industries, leading at all levels, in organizations of all shapes and sizes. 


    That’s why not everyone gets the same things out of each episode - it’s obviously context dependent! 


    This episode attempts to bridge all of these worlds, by addressing the issue of organization size, and highlighting some of the differences you’ll face in running a multi-billion dollar business (which I’ve done), to running a startup business (which I’m doing now). 


    I help you to understand the common elements, what’s valuable in each context, and how to scale your approach to make it fit-for-purpose, no matter what size organization you’re currently in.
     
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    The Nike Boss: “Just Do It!”

    The Nike Boss: “Just Do It!”

    Episode #149 // Quite often, when we push back on a boss who wants us to take on more work, we’re told to “just do it”. Or sometimes, when we raise risks, issues, and problems with our boss, they gloss over or ignore them, and we’re told to “just do it”.


    Given that the world’s leading athletic brand has the tagline, “Just Do It!”, I took to calling this type of leader the Nike Boss.


    You don’t want to be that boss, and you certainly don’t want to work for that boss. This episode gives both perspectives!


    I've also created a free PDF downloadable for this episode '4 Ways to Push Back on a Nike Boss', which you can get at www.yourceomentor.com/episode149
     
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    Stretching Your People (Without Breaking Them)

    Stretching Your People (Without Breaking Them)

    Episode #148 // Everyone has different levels of mental capability, emotional capacity, resilience, drive, and ambition. To make things even harder, on any given day these can vary for an individual, depending on what’s going on in their world. What works today may not work next Friday.


    Knowing what this means for each of your direct reports at any given point in time, is the baseline for understanding how far you can stretch them (without breaking them)!


    In this episode, I explore why positive stress is essential for your people, and why it’s the key to unlocking exceptional performance. I explain why overloading people with work doesn’t actually stretch them - it just demotivates them. And I offer some ideas for using the Challenge / Coach / Confront framework to lift every individual to their peak potential.
     
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    Huddles, Handovers and Peer Envy: Q&A with Marty & Em

    Huddles, Handovers and Peer Envy: Q&A with Marty & Em

    Episode #147 // In this episode we have another couple of great questions to work through! First we’ll deal with how to manage the fallout of peer envy. There’s no doubt that when you start to rise above the pack, the pack will try to pull you back to them (especially in Australia - say hello to Tall Poppy Syndrome).
     
    I saw a lot of these situations in my corporate career, and watched some people deal with this better than others! I’ll be sharing with you what I think works best.
     
    Secondly, we had a great question come in from one of our Leadership Beyond the Theory alumni, Kaleb, who asked how he can more effectively manage handovers between teams on a change of shifts. We’re going to broaden this one out a little to start with all handovers, and then narrow down to the specific situation Kaleb has described.


    This is one of our longer episodes, but it's well worth the listen because we get really detailed on all these topics - it's a deep dive you don't want to miss!
     
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    Succession Planning: Preparing for the future

    Succession Planning: Preparing for the future

    Episode #146 // Regardless of the size of business you’re in, one of your primary objectives is to prepare for the future. This means ensuring that you have the talent and capability in place so that, if something untoward happens to you or one of your key people, your business doesn’t skip a beat.


    So how do you actually ensure you have stability and continuity in your talent, especially in a micro-business where your options can be limited? 


    Knowing your people, the market, and what skills are truly core to the effective operation of your business is important if you are to make smart succession planning decisions. 


    In this episode, we talk about one of the world’s most famous key person risks, and I give you my eight tips for avoiding the cracks that can appear when you haven’t planned around your talent sufficiently.


    We've also got a [free] downloadable for this episode, my 8 Rules of Thumb for Succession Planning, so head to www.yourceomentor.com/episode146 and grab your copy!
     
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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Actionable and insightful!

This show is an invaluable leadership resource. Each episode is packed with actionable tips and though-provoking insights. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

danielszabo1981 ,

Guided me thru 3 promotions in 24 months.

I’d lead a very successful engineering career but topped out & decided to raise the ceiling via management track. I had much ground to make up for years spent in R&D but Martin’s common sense approach to leadership gave me a leg up on my peers and helped fast-track me through 3 promotions — Manager, to Senior Manager, to Director. I now lead an international team of 50 engineers, designers, and operators. The clarity afforded by Martin’s leadership advice sets me apart from my peers, and I have the performance numbers to prove it. I am now considering roles in executive leadership. Right podcast, right person, right time. Highly recommend.

happy walker 2019 ,

Inspirational and practical

Consistently high quality content that is inspirational, thought provoking and practical & relatable. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to make a difference at work whether in a leadership role or not!

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