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In this brand new podcast show and series, business advisory experts, James Lay and Mark Curtis, bounce around impromptu views and ideas on topical business issues. Hear how to navigate the tricky waters of business, during this extraordinary time with COVID-19, as well as learning on-the-go strategies, which other businesses are implementing; to keep their corner of the economy going and their employees happy during a year of extended lockdown and in isolation.

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Impromptu Business Cha‪t‬ Mark Curtis and James Lay

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In this brand new podcast show and series, business advisory experts, James Lay and Mark Curtis, bounce around impromptu views and ideas on topical business issues. Hear how to navigate the tricky waters of business, during this extraordinary time with COVID-19, as well as learning on-the-go strategies, which other businesses are implementing; to keep their corner of the economy going and their employees happy during a year of extended lockdown and in isolation.

www.larking-gowen.co.uk
enquiry@larking-gowen.co.uk

    Improve your sleeping habits - Don't sleep on the job!

    Improve your sleeping habits - Don't sleep on the job!

    In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark chat about the benefits of sleep for business leaders and their teams, and share 3 top tips on ways to improve the quality of our sleep. They discuss what does and doesn't work for them, and along the way refer to Ruari Fairbairns and Andy Rammage of One Year No Beer, Jon Kabat-Zinn of Full Catastrophe Living fame and The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit!

    • 24 min
    Avoiding video call fatigue - I've got the video blues

    Avoiding video call fatigue - I've got the video blues

    In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark share their experiences of the video blues. Since the first lockdown, businesses have become ever more reliant on video calls, but is it now starting to impact our metal health and wellbeing. As usual they share 3 top tips, and along the way they draw inspiration from Harvard Business Review, Jeannette (Pritchard) Pearce MBE and Huey Lewis & The News!

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    • 20 min
    Does self-help work? Knowledge isn't power

    Does self-help work? Knowledge isn't power

    In this weeks episode Mark and James discuss the booming self help industry and the promises it makes to solve life's problems. Looking back on their own experiences, they come up with 3 top tips, and along the way they name check the Dalai Lama, Mark Manson and Mark's growing library. 

    • 22 min
    Special interview episode with Simon Mundie : If sport is a metaphor for life, then it must also be a metaphor for business!

    Special interview episode with Simon Mundie : If sport is a metaphor for life, then it must also be a metaphor for business!

    Mark and James welcome broadcaster and presenter Simon Mundie, to chat about how, if sport is a metaphor for life, then it must also be a metaphor for business! Simon hosts BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed Don’t Tell Me The Score, which uses sport to explore life’s bigger questions. Interviewing everyone from Caitlyn Jenner to Jonny Wilkinson, he explores life themes such as self-acceptance & tribalism, and discusses and how we can apply his lessons learnt to business.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Power of Storytelling - I wanna tell you a story!

    The Power of Storytelling - I wanna tell you a story!

    In this weeks episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark highlight the power of storytelling in business. Whether you're selling products, services or yourself, stories can make all the difference. As usual they come up with 3 top tips, and along the way they make reference to Andrew Brammer's book Telling The Tale, the late Max Bygraves and Mark's new spectacles!

    • 20 min
    Formation of Teams - There's no "I" in team (but there is "me"!) 

    Formation of Teams - There's no "I" in team (but there is "me"!) 

    In this weeks episode, James and Mark talk about the importance of forming effective teams in business. As usual, they come up with 3 top tips and make reference along the way to 'Good to Great' author Jim Collins, Jordan Belfort and Culture Club!
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    • 21 min

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