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Today's leaders share practical advice and tips on leadership. They discuss how they led in challenging times, the lessons they learnt along the way and what they consider to be the differences between being a manager and a leader. Join Rebecca and Callum Jenkins as they discuss leadership with their guests and then follow up the next day with their views and key takeaways from the cast.

Lead To Succeed Rebecca and Callum Jenkins

    • Management

Today's leaders share practical advice and tips on leadership. They discuss how they led in challenging times, the lessons they learnt along the way and what they consider to be the differences between being a manager and a leader. Join Rebecca and Callum Jenkins as they discuss leadership with their guests and then follow up the next day with their views and key takeaways from the cast.

    Facing Big Challenges in Growing a Business - Leanne Bonner-Cooke, Founder of e-bate LTD

    Facing Big Challenges in Growing a Business - Leanne Bonner-Cooke, Founder of e-bate LTD

    Today we talk with Leanne Bonner-Cooke, the founder of e-bate LTD, which provides Rebate Management Solutions. Leanne shares her story of leaving her corporate consultancy role to start her first business and what she learnt from this experience. We talk about having the right vision, strategy and values in place in your business so that you can use this as a target and evaluate progress against it in order to keep driving forwards and push through tough times to achieve the vision. In addition to knowing your vision, it's the ability and importance of communicating this to everyone in your team.We go beyond talking about vision and discuss how to evaluate if this is the right vision, based on where your business is vs the competition - is the strategy correct? And appreciating that whilst we are a team everyone is also on their own journey. It's about getting buy-in from the team and breaking down the overall vision into objectives for each team and how that translates into specific KPIs for each team member. Leanne also shares her views on the importance of looking outside of the business, both for new team members, to recruit individuals who share the same values and attitude you hold as a business but also for support, mentorship and networking, to help you grow as an individual. Leanne shares a very personal story of how she was diagnosed with cancer, yet still had funding to complete, a team to support and a business to run and the resulting worries that arose from this.  A really helpful piece of advice was shared, that will help others in challenging situations.To wrap things up, Leane shares her key pieces of advice for aspirational leaders and business owners: - remember to focus on the health of the business and your vision - it's your responsibility,- try not to instruct others, but inspire them,- the importance of adapting and continuous professional learning.A big thank you Leanne, for sharing your learnings throughout your journey of setting up and running multiple businesses, in addition to the major personal challenges you've overcome. All of which  showed insights into your resilience and leadership. ----------------------------------------The podcast is brought to you by Rebecca and Callum Jenkins and sponsored by RJEN - helping companies to achieve high-performance growth.  

    • 22 min
    Episode Review: Mark Terrell - Founder, Reluctant Leader Academy

    Episode Review: Mark Terrell - Founder, Reluctant Leader Academy

    Our review of our recent episode with Mark. Original podcast description: This is a really insightful discussion into the concept, values and intricacies of leadership, well worth listening if you are a senior member of staff or an aspiring entrepreneur, with Mark Terrell, Founder of the Reluctant Leader Academy. We kick things off discussing what leadership meant to Mark and this was all around setting a vision, communicating this vision to your team and being consistent with everyone. As a leader its important to be clear on these things; what are we doing? why are we trying t change the way the is done? how are we doing it? And then in combination with a clear vision its about supporting your team to achieve goals relating to this but also finding the balance between challenging them too. We discussed supporting your team and Mark shared a very effective way of doing this is can be recognising people doing things right, having an honest conversation and simply feeding back to them on a job well done, either verbally or with a note. Lastly we go on to discuss the change from a push style of leadership to a pull, early in a business leaders need to get people going on their tasks, push them in the direction that they the business is trying to go in and making sure everyone has clarity, then it's about transitioning to a pull-style, where the team take on more responsibility, you're investing in their personal development, the team are growing by being outside of their comfort zone, and in effect, you are aiming to make yourself redundant. You change from the biggest cog in the machine to become the oil. We wrap up with the importance of being explicit, having solid self-awareness as a leader and helping your team to grow by placing trust and confidence in them. A fantastic podcast on leadership, thank you to Mark for taking the time, enjoy everyone.---The podcast is brought to you by Rebecca and Callum Jenkins and sponsored by RJEN - helping companies to achieve high-performance growth.

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    Transitioning from push to pull leadership with Mark Terrell - Founder, Reluctant Leader Academy

    Transitioning from push to pull leadership with Mark Terrell - Founder, Reluctant Leader Academy

    This is an extremely insightful discussion into the concept, values and intricacies of leadership. Well worth listening if you lead a team as a business owner, entrepreneur or manager. Our guest is Mark Terrell, Founder of the Reluctant Leader Academy. We kick things off discussing what leadership means to Mark and this is around setting a vision, communicating this vision to your team and being consistent with everyone. As a leader its important to be clear on these things; what are we doing, how are we doing it and why it's important?  Then in combination with a clear vision, it's about supporting your team to achieve goals relating to this but also finding the balance between challenging them too.We discussed supporting teams and helping them to know when they are making a difference and contributing to the outcomes and goals of the business. Mark shared a very effective way of doing this by recognising people doing things right, having an honest conversation and simply feeding back to them on a job well done, either verbally or with a note.Lastly, we go on to discuss the change from a push style of leadership to a pull. In the early stages in a business, leaders need to get teams progressing on their tasks, pushing them in the direction that the business is trying to go in and making sure everyone has clarity.  Then it's about transitioning to a pull style, where the team take on more responsibility, you're investing in their skills development, the team are growing by being outside of their comfort zone, and in effect you are aiming to make yourself redundant. You change from the biggest cog in the machine to become the oil. We wrap up with the importance of being explicit, having solid self-awareness as a leader and helping your team to grow by placing trust and confidence in them. An essential insight into leadership, thank you to Mark for taking the time, enjoy everyone.---The podcast is brought to you by Rebecca and Callum Jenkins and sponsored by RJEN - helping companies to achieve high-performance growth.

    • 38 min
    Episode Review: Tony Barritt - MD, Investor In Customers

    Episode Review: Tony Barritt - MD, Investor In Customers

    Our review of the episode with Tony. Original podcast description: Welcome to anther episode & today we are joined with Tony Barritt, MD of Investor in Customers. To kick things off Tony's shares his analogy that management is about 'getting things done' and leadership is more to do with 'making things happen', with favourable qualities a leader should exhibit being about being fair, the ability to make tough decisions & have a balanced judgment. Tony shares his past experience about being the captain of his cricket team in his post-university days where it was important to find the balance between fun & winning - a helpful concept when working with teams in the workplace no doubt. We discuss the importance of being able to 'step up to the plate' and breaking large problems down and think strategically about how to solve these issues, not being too proud to ask for help and thinking about who his needed.  To wrap things Tony shares his thoughts and the importance of relating business decisions back to the customer - with Jff Bezos' Empty Chair Experiment - if a customer was sat in the boardroom, would they be happy and benefit from these decisions? An insightful take on leadership from Tony whose business, at heart, is about helping their customers. A big thank you to Tony!

    • 39 min
    Relating everything you do back to the customer - Tony Barritt, Investor In Customers

    Relating everything you do back to the customer - Tony Barritt, Investor In Customers

    Welcome to another episode, today we are joined with Tony Barritt, MD of Investor in Customers. To kick things off Tony's shares his analogy that management is about 'getting things done' and leadership is more to do with 'making things happen', with favourable qualities a leader should exhibit  fairness and have the ability to make tough decisions with balanced judgment. Tony shares his past experience about being the captain of his cricket team in his post-university days where it was important to find the balance between fun & winning - a helpful concept when working with teams in the workplace no doubt. We discuss the importance of being able to 'step up to the plate' and breaking down large problems and thinking strategically about how to solve these issues, not being too proud to ask for help.To wrap things up, Tony shares his thoughts and the importance of relating business decisions back to the customer - with Jeff Bezos' Empty Chair Experiment - if a customer was sat in the boardroom, would they be happy and benefit from these decisions?An insightful take on leadership from Tony whose business, at heart, is about helping customers deliver a remarkable customer experience.A big thank you to Tony!---The podcast is brought to you by Rebecca and Callum Jenkins and sponsored by RJEN - helping companies to achieve high-performance growth. 

    • 39 min
    Episode Review: Selina Bolton - Being the Architect of Change

    Episode Review: Selina Bolton - Being the Architect of Change

    Our review of our recent podcast with Selina Bolton, Director & Founder of Seed Partners.Original podcast description:On today's episode we are joined with Selina Bolton, Founder and Investor in Seed Partners who shares her very astute views on leadership. Selina starts things off by sharing her views on leadership, with an effective leader being someone who enrols and inspires change and drives innovation, moving onto an important trait being the ability to understand the challenges around you. This is all about engaging with and empowering everyone, listening to all members in your team using effective communication to work together. We move onto to an area we both really liked Selina's views on and this was how someone can demonstrate leadership qualities at any stage of their career, it's all about taking initiative, coming up with a proposal for change on your own terms, not having to wait for a budget, using this to get buy in and sell the vision to take a 'leap' - which all ties in to going above and beyond in your role. We go into more detail on this and how this can be done within an organisation; being active in your role, identifying the change makers, creating a feedback loop and empowering others. It's all about how you can contribute to the future of your company or your own business. To summarise, in Selina's own words, being a leader is akin to be the 'Architect of Change'A big thank you to Selina!---The podcast is brought to you by Rebecca and Callum Jenkins and sponsored by RJEN - helping companies to achieve high-performance growth.

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