Welcome to Project Good Boss, the Bambuddha Group podcast dedicated to understanding the business benefits of kindness in leadership. With our special guest each episode, we’ll unpack topics such as leadership equality, leadership psychology, social impact, decent work and economic growth. Good vibes are also a must.
Oscar Trimboli on Listening and Leadership
Author, host of the Apple award-winning podcast Deep Listening, and a sought after keynote speaker, Oscar Trimboli has spent his professional career dedicated to the empowerment of better listening. His work in leadership teams from around the world has focused greater attention on building and fixing organisations to make impact , creating powerful legacies along the way. He's a good boss and a good egg, so listen in to hear Oscar chat everything from meditation retreats to female leadership during the Covid pandemic. Yep, we went there!
Bradley Jordan on Kitchen Nightmares and Leading with Empathy
Working in high-stress kitchen environments, Bradley Jordan had worked for every archetype of an angry chef; those demanding better performance and faster food, yelling and swearing and putting employees in their place. After finding himself becoming this very person, the kind he'd long detested working with, Bradley Jordan decided overnight that a kinder structure could be (and needed to be) put in place. One to listen to if you've ever wondered if your own influence could make that shift in your own workplace, and whether you could turn everything around as soon as tomorrow!
Jo O'Brien on Kindness In Early Education
Working hard to embed the philosophies of kindness and empathy into early education, Jo really embodies what it means to be purpose-driven in every aspect of leadership. Jo is the Director and Owner of Platinum Pre School, a long daycare centre with an education curriculum that focuses on kindness and creativity - a unique premise with some astounding results. Jo believes the success of her business comes from the 100% alignment to her own values and using business as a purpose for good. She's full of wisdom and holds one of the strongest commitments to 'being kind' I think I've come across. Listen in!
Raghav Murali-Ganesh on Better Communication
A radiation oncologist who co-founded the award-winning CancerAid app, Raghav Murali-Ganesh not only enables better clinical outcomes for patients but he takes that humanity and that empathy and uses it to run his own business and team. He is a man who leads by example in every way and a leader who I am so humbled to have on the podcast. Tune in for the gamechanging technology, the kindness and the lessons learned.
Pamela Bishop on Corporate Social Responsibility
As the founder of her company's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and a champion of kinder workplace cultures, Pamela Bishop fits the bill of a game-changing leader to a tee. Currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Blooms the Chemist, I chat to Pamela about driving sustainability, leading with purpose and the importance of ethical and responsible procurement. Oh, and the adjustments this year and the pandemic has thrust upon us all. A jam-packed episode for you, folks!
Ralph Kelly on Starting With Kindness
Kindness is the underlying value to counteracting negative behaviours such as bullying, violence and anti-social activities. On the podcast I chat to Ralph Kelly, founder of the Stay Kind Foundation (formerly the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation), on the power of being kind and the life or death outcomes it can have on so many. Ralph is an amazing man leading an amazing organisation working hard at every level of society to embed kinder behaviours and instigate real cultural change.