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Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time! Hi, I am Pod OSullivan. For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing. This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's. I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership. What are the useful habits and thinking patterns? What are the secrets to high performing teams? How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day? In other words, what is their leadership diet? https://theleadershipdiet.com

Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time! Hi, I am Pod OSullivan. For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing. This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's. I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership. What are the useful habits and thinking patterns? What are the secrets to high performing teams? How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day? In other words, what is their leadership diet? https://theleadershipdiet.com

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Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time! Hi, I am Pod OSullivan. For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing. This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite leaders, Founders and CEO's. I interview leaders and experts about ways to optimise leadership. What are the useful habits and thinking patterns? What are the secrets to high performing teams? How do they continue to nurture their effectiveness day after day? In other words, what is their leadership diet? https://theleadershipdiet.com

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English

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Episodes

Reflections on my conversation with Dan Hunter

10/18/2021
In the previous episode with Dan Hunter, we discussed his experiences of leading large government departments and how he evolved his leadership as he moved from sector to sector. He shared the differences from leading $bn asset sales to water infrastructure projects to leading a health orientated shared service organisation with 7000 employees that delivered 60,000 meals per day and pay over 150,000 per week. In this episode I reflect on his notion of; Don't outsource your culture to a...

Duration:00:09:38

Leading large government departments and why this is so different to what we might expect; with Dan Hunter

10/18/2021
Dan Hunter is a very seasoned leader with experience in hospitality, water infrastructure, M&A asset sales, social healthcare and industry sector leadership. His first CEO role was leading Healthshare, a $7bn, 7000 people organisation that services the broader health sector in NSW, Australia through managing the catering of 60,000 meals per day into hospitals, managing the linen services, the ambulance service and the payroll for over 160,000 employees. We discuss; and a whole lot...

Duration:00:35:29

Reflections on my conversation with Meahan Callaghan

10/11/2021
In the previous episode, I discussed with Meahan Callaghan why executive-level leaders, rise and fall on their ability to have good judgement, whatever that is! And at the same time we agreed that most leaders never learn how to develop this situational level skill. Meahan Callaghan, CHRO for RedBubble is one of the most experienced CHRO/ HRD's (Chief People Officer) in the technology sector globally having led the people function in three different technology unicorns. Here, I ponder on...

Duration:00:05:46

How to develop great judgement as a leader with Meahan Callaghan

10/11/2021
Leaders, particular executive-level leaders, rise and fall on their ability to have good judgement, whatever that is! Yet, most leaders never learn how to develop this situational level skill. I am joined by Meahan Callaghan, CHRO for RedBubble. She is one of the most experienced CHRO/ HRD's (Chief People Officer) in the technology sector globally having led the people function in three different technology unicorns. We discuss the importance of HR professionals to get some line experience...

Duration:00:38:13

Reflections on my conversation with Rugh Wageman

10/4/2021
In the previous episode, I have a great conversation with Dr. Ruth Wageman on all things leadership teams. Here I reflect on and suggest some pointers to Structuring different types of leadership teams and indeed why I believe a CEO should have multiples teams within their team, How to address mindsets changes that are needed to adapt to being part of multiple teams, Setting up who owns the 'D', Why the leader has to model the norms in order for the team to follow suit, How to pause...

Duration:00:05:48

How to optimze leadership teams for success in a post pandemic world with Dr. Ruth Wageman

10/4/2021
Dr Ruth Wageman is a global expert in researching and supporting teams in stacking the deck to optimize their ability to be effective. We talk about: The Essentials and Enablers of team effectiveness, Structuring different types of leadership teams, Why a CEO can have multiples teams within their team, The 60:30:10 rule, Why the leader has to model the norms in order for the team to follow suit, How to pause the team for a 5-minute reflection, The difference between networked teams...

Duration:00:50:36

Reflections on Ambition; Friend or Foe with Nicolai Tillisch

9/27/2021
In the last episode I was joined by Nicolai Tillisch, co-author of Return on Ambition: A Radical Approach to Your Achievement, Growth, and Well-Being. Here I reflect on and suggest some pointers towards; What is ambition is really important despite the underbelly that comes along the way, What I found useful by taking the Return On Ambition assessment, The notion behind frenemies and recognising where they can help, and a whole lot more! Effective leaders will always outperform...

Duration:00:02:29

Ambition! Friend or Foe with Nicolai Tillisch

9/27/2021
Every successful executive and leader has ambition. They would not take on those roles if they were lacking in ambition. However, many leaders suffer in different ways because of that same ambition. I am joined by Nicolai Tillisch, co-author of Return on Ambition: A Radical Approach to Your Achievement, Growth, and Well-Being. We discuss, What is ambition and why is it an imperative to achieve outcomes, How do we measure the return of ambition, Why so many executives struggle with their...

Duration:00:37:58

Reflections on my conversation with Dr Ty Wiggins

9/20/2021
In the last episode, I spoke with Dr Ty Wiggins of Russell Reynolds. Ty specialises in assisting organisations put into place transition support mechanisms that ensure their new recruits, particularly at the C suite level, transition successfully. I reflect on his key messages and offer some tips on how to insure your new CEO or C suits leader is successful in taking up their new role. The cost is too high to leave it to chance! Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders...

Duration:00:08:13

Don't assume your new CEO will be successful. Insure it with Dr. Ty Wiggins

9/20/2021
Leaders who move companies to take on more senior roles face many hurdles that can prevent their success. These transitions have high failure rates, ranging from 25-50%. Dr Ty Wiggins of Russell Reynolds specialises in assisting organisations put into place transition support mechanisms that ensure their new recruits, particularly at the C suite level, transition successfully. We discuss; Why leaders fail when transitioning to new levels of leadership, What organisations miss out on when...

Duration:00:46:30

Reflections on my conversation with Pádraig O'Tuama

9/13/2021
In the previous episode, I spoke with Pádraig O'Tuama the renowned leader, poet, philosopher, theologian, TEX speaker and author of several books. Here I reflect on his notions of quality of conflict and dialogue, The space between intention and impact as a leader, and addressing the difficult question of, 'what is my real position here?' Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time! Hi, I am Pod O’Sullivan. For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and...

Duration:00:07:32

How to ensure your intentions have substance with Pádraig O'Tuama

9/13/2021
Pádraig O'Tuama is a renowned leader, poet, philosopher, theologian, TEX speaker and author of several books. In this very warm-hearted and insightful conversation, we discuss; The space between intention and impact as a leader, Ensuring your gestures have substances, The poem, Shaking hands, which he wrote as a reflection on the event of Queen Elizabeth II and Martin McGuinness, Leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland and former IRA Commander publicly shaking hands in 2012, The nature...

Duration:00:58:18

Reflections on my conversation with Brian Hartzer

9/6/2021
In the previous episode, I spoke with Brian Hartzer, former CEO for Westpac and subsidiaries of other international banking organizations. He shared a range of thoughts, including; What is it like to finally take the role of CEO in week 1, How does a leader scale themselves across multiple geographies and hundreds of offices, How do you communicate to 30,000+ employees? What happens when a government regulator comes knocking on the door? Preparing for a Royal Commission- how do you do...

Duration:00:10:02

Enjoying the ups and overcoming the downs of being a CEO of a very public organisation

9/6/2021
Brian Hartzer has worked internationally with some of the most successful banks and financial institutions in the USA, UK, and Australia. In his previous role, he was CEO of Westpac bank. In this very open and transparent conversation, Brian shares, What is it like to finally take the role of CEO in week 1, How does a leader scale themselves across multiple geographies and hundreds of offices, How do you communicate to 30,000+ employees? What happens when a government regulator comes...

Duration:01:05:09

Reflections on my conversation with Amy Edmondson and Kieran White

8/30/2021
In the last episode Dr. Amy Edmondson from Harvard and Kieran White, based in Sydney, share their ideas on a range of topics including, Psychological safety in the workplace, Structural dynamics and the importance for teams to understand native communication patterns, How to build trust, The notion of polarities, and lots more. I share my reflections here

Duration:00:06:24

What's the deal with psychological safety with Amy Edmondson and Kieran White

8/30/2021
Psychological safety has been described as the most important factor in enabling high performing teams. I am joined by Dr. Amy Edmondson from Harvard and Kieran White to discuss; What is psychological safety and why is it important, The overlaps with trust and other dimensions, How does it facilitate teaming? What is structural dynamics and how can we apply that idea to our own team, And a whole lot more! Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time! Hi, I am...

Duration:00:53:37

Season 3 Opener!

8/23/2021
Welcome back to season 3! And what a season we have in store. Tune in to this teaser episode to find out more. Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time! Hi, I am Pod O’Sullivan. For over twenty years I have coached, mentored and supported corporate leaders and leadership teams all over the world to become impactful, effective and high performing. This is a podcast that taps into that experience. It is recorded for and about senior business leaders, C suite...

Duration:00:04:56

Bonus Episode #2! How to develop great leadership teams

8/16/2021
This is the second bonus episode - in between seasons 2 and 3 - where I am joined by colleagues from The Leadership Context, a boutique consulting firm that I co-founded with several friends and Partners. Today, Carole Field, Greg Lourey, Allan Tillack and I, have a deep dive into how we partner with leadership teams (top teams) to help them become great teams. Effective leaders will always outperform ineffective leaders over time! Hi, I am Pod O’Sullivan. For over twenty years I have...

Duration:00:49:52

BONUS! Reflections on our conversation about ensuring your leadership development programs are effective

8/9/2021
In this reflection episode, I offer some thoughts on the conversation I had with my colleagues from The Leadership Context, a boutique consulting firm that I am co-founded with several friends and Partners. We regularly receive feedback that our programs are different. Why? Because they work! We talked about the principles of: Swimming in the context to ensure we are addressing the right areas, Aligning the program to specific parts of the organisational strategy, Getting hyper clear...

Duration:00:10:03

BONUS episode! How to ensure your leadership development program works.

8/9/2021
I am joined by colleagues from The Leadership Context, a boutique consulting firm that I am co founded with several friends and Partners. Today Carole Field, Greg Lourey, Allan Tillack and I have a deep dive into the reasons why leadership development programs fail. And they do fail, on a spectacular level! We talk about the principles of Swimming in the context to ensure we are addressing the right areas, Aligning the program to specific parts of the organisational strategy, Getting...

Duration:00:52:26