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Welcome to ‘Leadership Bites’, with your host Guy Bloom. A topical rather than technical podcast on leadership. There will be conversation and chat about leadership and the occasional interview. Always about leadership and hopefully in such a way as to reinforce the good you do and to bring challenge to the things you might be able to calibrate.

Welcome to ‘Leadership Bites’, with your host Guy Bloom. A topical rather than technical podcast on leadership. There will be conversation and chat about leadership and the occasional interview. Always about leadership and hopefully in such a way as to reinforce the good you do and to bring challenge to the things you might be able to calibrate.


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Welcome to ‘Leadership Bites’, with your host Guy Bloom. A topical rather than technical podcast on leadership. There will be conversation and chat about leadership and the occasional interview. Always about leadership and hopefully in such a way as to reinforce the good you do and to bring challenge to the things you might be able to calibrate.






Freddy Caceres, Police Lieutentant, Miami-Second Nature Leadership

Lieutenant Freddy Caceres is a serving police officer in Miami. He is also the author of the book Second Naturue Leadership. We talk about the nature of the role Freddy inhabits adn the frame of reference he brings to the being a leader in that space. Honest, self effacing and willing to hold space on his ideas, Freedy is a great guest on this episode of LeadershipBITES.


Ismail Amla, Chief Growth Officer, CAPITA Plc

Ismail Amla, is a Senior executive (Chief Growth Officer / Managing Partner / CEO / CHRO) with 20 years’ international experience in High Tech and Technology-Enabled Business Services, Software and Consulting organizations. He has managed businesses of scale with P&L responsibility for revenues of up to $7bn and teams of 15,000. A deep experience defining innovative transformational strategies to deliver complex large-scale change across businesses, workforces and capabilities both within...


Emma Freivogel, Radical Recruit, Crowdfunding to tackle homelessness, one person and one job at a time

Let me introduce you to Emma Freivogel the founder and powerhouse behind Radical Recruit. Radical Recruit is a not for profit recruitment consultancy that exists to excite, agitated and shake things up in the recruitment industry! They represent the UKs most diverse ‘hidden’ talent, help employers do recruitment better and create real and lasting social change. They are currently piloting Radical Futures, a recruitment project in partnership with homeless charity, St Mungo’s. Together,...


David Marquet, Turn The Ship Around

L. David Marquet is a retired United States Navy captain and bestselling author of Turn the Ship Around and Leadership is Language. He was the commander of the submarine USS Santa Fe. He turned the submarine from the worst in the fleet to being the most successful by using a leader-leader model of leadership. He became captain of the submarine in 1999 and since his retirement the submarine has continued to win awards. Since then he has worked as a leadership expert and he speaks to...


Mark Bayer, Government Relations Expert

Mark Bayer of Bayer Strategic Consulting helps scientists, engineers, and organizations get funding, gain influence and build relationships with their most important stakeholders, including Members of Congress, investors, and the public, with custom-crafted, true-to-life training and government relations services. Mark is an international keynote speaker and consultant specializing in legislative strategy and the art and science of persuasion. Former Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and...


Garry Ridge, WD-40, Company CEO & Chairman

As CEO of WD-40 Company since 1997, Garry Ridge has helped re-ignite excitement and create cultures that foster break-through innovation in companies and workplaces in over 62 countries. His first-hand experiences in transforming a global brand with a market cap of $2.3 billion, as well as his deep, profound commitment to creating workplace cultures that support the individual passions of all who work there, have attracted the recognition of today’s most influential thought leaders. In...


Colin Jellicoe, Group Human Resources Director, M Group Services

Colin is a hugely experienced HR Director with a vast experience of insight, value creation and enabling of businesses through high value HR interventions. He works is the Group HR Director for M Group Services. M Group Services delivers a range of essential infrastructure services within the water, energy (retail and infrastructure) transport and telecommunication in UK & Ireland, they employ circa 9,000 skilled specialists working from 100 locations, operates a divisional structure...


Commanding General John Evans, US Army Cadet Command & Fort Knox

Major General John R. Evans, Jr. was commissioned in 1988 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Appalachian State University. He was assigned to the Aviation Branch and completed flight school in 1990. Major General Evans previously served as the commander of the United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command (Airborne). He was first assigned as an Attack Platoon Leader in C / 1-82nd Aviation Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC where he served until 1995. He then...


David Pendleton, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School

Professor David Pendleton is a Professor in Leadership at Henley Business School, where he works extensively in executive education. David completed a doctorate in psychology at Oxford University and devoted the first half of his career to research and teaching in doctor-patient communication. David is also a business psychologist, educator, consultant and author. He has published extensively on medical communication in healthcare and on organisational leadership. His most recent book,...


Ryne Sherman, Chief Science Officer, Hogan Assessment Systems

Ryne Sherman is the Chief Science Officer at Hogan Assessment Systems. As an international authority in personality assessment and consulting, Hogan has over 30 years of experience helping businesses dramatically reduce turnover and increase productivity by hiring the right people, developing key talent, and evaluating leadership potential. The Hogan assessments predict job performance by assessing normal personality, derailment characteristics, core values, and cognitive reasoning ability....


Wendy Addison, Corporate Whistle Blowing

Wendy Addison's act of reporting corruption at LeisureNet Ltd in South Africa in 2000 began one of the biggest corporate disasters in South African history. Standing up for her principles and values, Wendy showed courage and a willingness to endure danger and the potential of losing both her livelihood and life, by taking a moral stand against bribery and corruption. She was ousted as a whistleblower. On one side were the wrongdoers, still with the credibility and authority of their...


Jamil Qureshi, Performance psychology and high performing teams

Jamil Qureshi is one of today’s foremost practitioners of performance enhancing psychology and is an expert in high performing teams. Jamil has enjoyed working with a rich diversity of the most talented business and sports people and teams in the world, helping six individuals get to World Number 1. In 2006, he was appointed as the first-ever official psychologist to work with the European Ryder Cup team by captain Ian Woosnam. They made history in winning by a record-equalling...


Bo Brabo, From the Battlefield to the Whitehouse to the Boardroom

Throughout his career, Robert “Bo” Brabo has always focused on the people, helping them tackle their challenges as if they were his own. Since retiring from the U.S. Army as the Chief of HR Operations with the White House Communications Agency and as a Presidential Communications Officer for President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, Bo has served in several executive positions, and today Bo is an inspirational keynote speaker, career / leadership / executive coach, and business...


Kevin Green, Performance Leadership 2.0

Kevin Green has a new book called Performance Leadershp 2.0. Kevin is an integral part of the Living Brave delivery team and soneone I have had the pleasure of knowing for some 20 + years. In Performance Leadership 2.0, Kevin Green presents ideas and practical solutions for achieving exactly that. The ideas and approaches in this book have been assembled from over 15,000 interactions and conversations with the people that Kevin has engaged with during a lengthy career as a performance...


Every 18 year old should hear this

I was asked to do a video for a leadership project for young people involved in 'Make a Wish' - Ireland by John Doran. It got a very positive response: "Your talk is absolutely super . Talk about hitting the nail on the head! I played it to my students today and they really engaged with it. In particular the question you pose about how do people experience you. We can’t thank you enough , it will really make a difference." So I thought I'd share it. The question that I was asked to...


Duke Stump, Nike, Lululemon, Lime, Seventh Generation

Duke Stump blew me away in this episode. I am rarely affected by a persons manner, insight and personal characterists. Duke has 'something', that I put down to honesty. He is honest with himself and then with you. Duke's hoensty though comes from a place of consciousness, he is purposeful, there is intent in his life and his conversations. He appears to me to be an explorer that wants you to join him on the quest. His new project Bonfire With Soul is a revelation. YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT...


Cineworld employees hear about redundancy on Twitter

Cineworld employees furious at finding out they might 'potentially' lose jobs over Twitter. The question is how important is engaging your staff? Only when it suits? Or is it built into your DNA? Tell me the experiences you have had of great and poor internal comms.


Jack Zenger-Global Leadership Expert

Jack Zenger is a bestselling author, speaker, and a national columnist for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. With more than five decades of experience, Jack is considered a world expert in the field of leadership development and organizational behavior. He is the author and co-author of 13 books including including How To Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths, The Extraordinary Leader, Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders and The Inspiring Leader:...


Major General (Rtd) Paul Nanson

Major General Paul Nanson CB CBE (Retired) has recently left the British Army officer he served as Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was Director Recruiting and Initial Training Command. Paul was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. He became commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 2006 and was deployed to Iraq. Paul went on to be chief of staff for 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division in Germany in 2008, commander of the...


Spencer Holt, PhD, Head of Commercial Learning Innovation Centre at AstraZeneca

I am joined by the amazing Spencer Holt, PhD, Head of Commercial Learning Innovation Centre at AstraZeneca. We got to talking about leadership, culture, talent and a whole lot of over things. Spencer has a great podcast called Small Things Make A Big Difference which I would recommend.