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Gritty Leaders Club

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Asking the hard questions of leadership. Leaders are pulled in all directions. There is no rule book. Beginning with 'No Grit No Pearl' each episode of Gritty Leaders Club explores a tension or paradox of leadership asking how founders, entrepreneurs and scale-up CEOs decide which way to turn. Published on the 1st and 15th every month, each Gritty Leaders Club episode: o Is for leaders in start-up and scale-up growing companies o Asks directly about the tough decisions of leadership: strategy to tactics; the rough and the smooth o Tells real stories of leadership grit to get 'inside' leadership o Tests leadership ideas and theories in today's business front line o Wraps up by drawing Gritty Leadership Lessons from what's been said Ben and Ian are regularly joined by guests. Founders and leaders of growing companies weigh-in to discuss the Gritty Leadership Question of the episode and tell their personal stories, "I learned about gritty leadership from..."

Asking the hard questions of leadership. Leaders are pulled in all directions. There is no rule book. Beginning with 'No Grit No Pearl' each episode of Gritty Leaders Club explores a tension or paradox of leadership asking how founders, entrepreneurs and scale-up CEOs decide which way to turn. Published on the 1st and 15th every month, each Gritty Leaders Club episode: o Is for leaders in start-up and scale-up growing companies o Asks directly about the tough decisions of leadership: strategy to tactics; the rough and the smooth o Tells real stories of leadership grit to get 'inside' leadership o Tests leadership ideas and theories in today's business front line o Wraps up by drawing Gritty Leadership Lessons from what's been said Ben and Ian are regularly joined by guests. Founders and leaders of growing companies weigh-in to discuss the Gritty Leadership Question of the episode and tell their personal stories, "I learned about gritty leadership from..."

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Asking the hard questions of leadership. Leaders are pulled in all directions. There is no rule book. Beginning with 'No Grit No Pearl' each episode of Gritty Leaders Club explores a tension or paradox of leadership asking how founders, entrepreneurs and scale-up CEOs decide which way to turn. Published on the 1st and 15th every month, each Gritty Leaders Club episode: o Is for leaders in start-up and scale-up growing companies o Asks directly about the tough decisions of leadership: strategy to tactics; the rough and the smooth o Tells real stories of leadership grit to get 'inside' leadership o Tests leadership ideas and theories in today's business front line o Wraps up by drawing Gritty Leadership Lessons from what's been said Ben and Ian are regularly joined by guests. Founders and leaders of growing companies weigh-in to discuss the Gritty Leadership Question of the episode and tell their personal stories, "I learned about gritty leadership from..."

Language:

English


Episodes

Buy Customers, or Bye Bye Customers?

4/6/2021
Where to draw the line between exploiting or growing customers.

Duration:00:56:41

Strategy III Execution

3/23/2021
Strategy is Invisible. All you can see is Execution.

Duration:01:01:01

Leading With Purpose with Jim Kirkwood of TTC

3/9/2021
Jim Kirkwood, CEO of TTC of discusses scaling the business, his approach to leadership, navigating challenges and the gritty leader he most admires.

Duration:00:38:19

168 Hours. What effective leaders do.

2/23/2021
Ben and Ian explore how effective leaders choose what to do to maximise the impact of each week. Each 168 hours.

Duration:00:46:10

What Is Strategy? Part 2

2/9/2021
How do the elements come together to produce a strategy? Also, Ben talks about Reni Eddo-Lodge's book, 'Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race', and Ian discusses 'Intent'.

Duration:00:47:40

Can Sport Teach Business?

1/28/2021
What are the differences between sport and business and what can be learned?

Duration:00:41:53

What is Strategy?

1/12/2021
Kicking off a series of episodes exploring strategy Ben and Ian discuss, 'What is Strategy?'

Duration:00:43:00

Books Books Books 2020

12/30/2020
Ian and Ben reveal their top books of 2020

Duration:00:39:28

Lazy Leadership

12/17/2020
Exploring how leaders get lazy and looking at the opposite to identify the qualities of effective leaders and how they create conditions for success.

Duration:00:46:46

Culture Defining Moments with Luke Fisher of Mo

12/1/2020
Ben talks with Luke Fisher, founder and CEO of London based software company Mo, about engagement, culture, investment and taking a growth company to break out and beyond.

Duration:00:36:43

Dream or Dream Team?

11/17/2020
Which is more important - A Dream, or a Dream Team?

Duration:00:43:37

Marketing - What Is It? With Grant Leboff

11/3/2020
In this guest episode Gritty Leaders Club explores marketing with Grant Leboff.

Duration:00:31:14

Failure Is Not An Option

10/27/2020
How do leaders, teams and whole organisations keep unwavering faith that they will prevail while at the same time confronting the brutal truths of their situation?

Duration:00:52:09

Under Pressure or Naked Ambition

10/1/2020
Ben and Ian explore how leaders generate forward motion, energy and progress in the business. Touching on how SMART goals do not work and exploring engagement and important questions, "What's possible?" and "How are we going to do that?"

Duration:00:51:03

Peacetime CEO Wartime CEO

9/15/2020
Exploring venture capitalist Ben Horowitz's concept of Peacetime CEO and Wartime CEO this episode gets into questions of leadership approach, diversity in the senior team and whether or not start-up, scale-up and growth companies are, in a sense, always at war. Ben and Ian also explore how Formula 1 has reinvented itself during pandemic and how IKEA, a world class operational excellence business, shows additional strengths.

Duration:00:35:07

Leadership Begins at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone

9/1/2020
Ben and Ian explore getting uncomfortable as a leader

Duration:00:41:40

No Grit, No Pearl

7/7/2020
Ian and Ben get into the substance of what it is to be a gritty leader.

Duration:00:18:06

Gritty Leader?

7/3/2020
Ben and Ian introduce themselves and ask, "What is the Gritty Leadership Club?"

Duration:00:19:44