The Team Guru Podcast brings to life the theory and principles of leadership and team development.
Listen in as I talk to fantastic people who are part of some of the most interesting and successful teams across a range of disciplines.
You'll hear about the way they manage and motivate their teams. How they have themselves developed as people and as leaders through their own professional journey. And what lessons any leader, in any industry, can take from the experiences they've had.
Episode 202 | Harnessing Ambition | Justin Nelson
A lot of us feel that burning ambition - wanting to make something of ourselves, our career, our business and our lifestyle. Having a burning ambition is one this, knowing how to harness it and turn it into something valuable is quite another. My guest in this episode is here to provide a bit of inspiration and some solid lessons from his journey in harnessing his ambition.
Justin Nelson is just one of those guys who seemed destined to have enormous success in business. He started making huge money - at a crazy young age - in his father’s business. He out-shone, out-worked, out-thought and out-earned all the older heads.
But he didn’t linger there for long. He stepped out on his own and went big.
Despite the cracking pace he’s set for himself, I found Justin incredibly thoughtful, reflective, honest and self-aware.
If you’re looking for a bit of can-do inspiration - this is the episode for you.
Episode 201 | The ChatGPT We Had To Have | Donna McGeorge
The ChatGPT Revolution - there’s no bigger topic for us right now. We’ve long known that AI is coming to disrupt us - and it has, of course, in so many subtle and not-so-subtle ways. But is this, ChatGPT, the big one? Is this the moment AI has penetrated our every day life, to change humanity for ever?
My guest in this episode is Donna McGeorge. Donna has written a new book, The Chat GPT Revolution. It's a how-to guide for anyone who wants to get up to speed on this new technology and use it to reclaim time for what matters most.
In this episode Donna will help you quickly master the use of ChatGPT for day-to-day tasks from travel planning to letter writing ... and before you know it you will wonder how you managed your life (and life admin) without it.
The future is now. Don't get left behind.
Episode 200 | Rediscover Your Athlete Within | Brett Lillie
We all know that as we get older, more tied to our desk or workbench, our rate of exercise - even our basic movement - plummets to scary low figures. You might notice it in your step count if you have a fancy watch.
Lots of authors and speakers sing the praises of regular movement - the importance of staying fit and active through all stages of life. But none of them, that I know of, are approaching the challenge in quite the same way as my guest in this episode.
Brett Lillie is a chiropractor, a speaker and the author of a brand new book: Rediscover Your Athlete Within.
Brett’s message, I must stress, is not limited to those among us whose youth was spent a swirl of sporting glory. It’s for all of us.
Brett encourages you, me, anyone, to tap into the more active, enthusiastic, fitter, more competitive person we used to be, and update that view, making it a positive relevance for us today. Brett wants us to rediscover your athlete within!
Episode 199 | Lead Courageously Through Change | Leah Mether
My guest in this episode is author, speaker and facilitator Leah Mether.
Leah’s latest book, Steer Though The Storm, is a step-by-step guide to help leaders pilot their team through turbulent times, shifting priorities and massive change agendas. Whatever the challenge, Leah maintains that it’s the soft skills that really matter.
Too many leaders are tasked with leading significant organisational change without a clear understanding of the foundations of success.
And in this conversation, Leah will arm you and me with change leadership wisdom to help lift the fog and steer us through the storm.
Episode 198 | Develop a Rock-Solid Team Culture | Adrian Baillargeon
The old models of team development, that we’ve been relying on for decades, have become outdated and unsuited to the challenges of the modern workplace.
We need something new. Something that is fit for the time in which we live..
My guest in this episode is author, speaker, executive coach and team development expert Adrain Baillargeon.
Adrain is passionate about developing effective and harmonious teams. He has recently published a book: Teams That Swear: By each other, not about each other.
He’s developed his own handy team development matrix.
And he’s here to tell us all about it.
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Episode 197 | How To Harness Unreasonable Ambition | Vanessa Vershaw
A tornado of change has descended upon the world of work. Leaders must navigate the unknown, armed only with an outdated roadmap, bad intel and obsolete operating systems. Whilst some leaders thrive on the edge of this precipice, many others fail. But what is it that makes the difference?
Vanessa Vershaw joins us to talk about her new book, Unreasonable Ambition: Renegade thinking for leaders to create impossible change
Vanessa thinks that the key to leadership success is living an ambitious and inspired life.
What does it all mean? How do we go about it?
Listen in as we discuss these big questions and much more.
Jam-packed with great info on leadership
Love the interviews and all the speakers have amazing insight. Great episode with David Pich, I totally agree when he mentioned that managers & leaders that have mentors tend to perform better. Great insight!
Great podcast with tremendous insight. This is a must-listen.
Really interesting topic. A wide variety of guests provide diverse perspectives on the skills required for team leadership. The interviewer does a great job asking relevant questions but keeps out of the way of the guest, always keeping the focus on them and drawing on their experience.