The Leadership Podcast by Niels Brabandt / NB Networks

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Niels Brabandt, the owner and founder of NB Networks, is your host. Sustainable Leadership. We are helping managers to become better leaders. This show dedicates time to help, to improve and to assist you in achieving your goals. You may already be a leader and aim to become better, or you want to be in a leadership position in the future and avoid mistakes on the way of getting there. Your host, Niels Brabandt, is in business since 1998. He worked for a large corporation as well as a global franchise company before he became full-time self-employed. This podcast is your free access to his knowledge, his experience and his network of experts. What can you expect? You will get scientifically proven expertise. Your host will make unambiguously clear when he is talking about opinion rather than facts. He will address your challenges as a leader or someone who wants to be one and how to overcome them. The challenges you face as a leader in today's business world come from many different aspects of an organisation. Finding the right way to communicate and managing conflicts are just the beginning. Excellent presentations skills are a must today besides dealing with change inside and outside the teams which you have to lead — keeping motivation high means that you must be able to have skills of influence without being manipulative. Negotiate and set goals, be creative and innovative, make the right decisions and position yourself in a business work which heavily relies on networking. You must deliver all this at the best quality with efficient and effective processes during projects which must be on time, on track, on target but under budget. Moreover, of course, you must recruit, develop and retain the best talents of your industry. Your employer's brand and business storytelling become a significant part of your work today. At the same time, hard skills as forecasting, planning, conceptualisation are part of you as a leader mastering Strategy. Of course, selling the products has to work as well in challenging and competitive environments. Niels Brabandt, owner and founder of NB Networks, your host, will help to become a (better) leader.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Niels Brabandt, the owner and founder of NB Networks, is your host. Sustainable Leadership. We are helping managers to become better leaders. This show dedicates time to help, to improve and to assist you in achieving your goals. You may already be a leader and aim to become better, or you want to be in a leadership position in the future and avoid mistakes on the way of getting there. Your host, Niels Brabandt, is in business since 1998. He worked for a large corporation as well as a global franchise company before he became full-time self-employed. This podcast is your free access to his knowledge, his experience and his network of experts. What can you expect? You will get scientifically proven expertise. Your host will make unambiguously clear when he is talking about opinion rather than facts. He will address your challenges as a leader or someone who wants to be one and how to overcome them. The challenges you face as a leader in today's business world come from many different aspects of an organisation. Finding the right way to communicate and managing conflicts are just the beginning. Excellent presentations skills are a must today besides dealing with change inside and outside the teams which you have to lead — keeping motivation high means that you must be able to have skills of influence without being manipulative. Negotiate and set goals, be creative and innovative, make the right decisions and position yourself in a business work which heavily relies on networking. You must deliver all this at the best quality with efficient and effective processes during projects which must be on time, on track, on target but under budget. Moreover, of course, you must recruit, develop and retain the best talents of your industry. Your employer's brand and business storytelling become a significant part of your work today. At the same time, hard skills as forecasting, planning, conceptualisation are part of you as a leader mastering Strategy. Of course, selling the products has to work as well in challenging and competitive environments. Niels Brabandt, owner and founder of NB Networks, your host, will help to become a (better) leader.

Language:

English

Contact:

+44 20 32871900


Episodes

The burden of yesterday's mindset leaders

1/31/2023
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, criticised Work From Home (WFH) and Work From Anywhere (WFA) publicly at the World Economic Forum (WEF). The discussion escalated quickly. Executives play a crucial role when it comes to implementing modern workplace concepts. Inappropriate comments quickly become a burden for the organisation. How to deal with these issues? Niels Brabandt offers practice-oriented solutions in this week's episode. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:18:18

Self Disruption - a positive and proactive approach to personal change

1/24/2023
Anyone knows people who need to change. However, changing yourself is often not appreciated. Remaining in the Status Quo seems to be comfortable and often is the preferred choice. Today's times demand a constant, positive and proactive approach to change. The concept of Self Disruption helps you to achieve this goal. Your host: Niels Brabandt

Duration:00:14:45

Why your website does not work - an interview with Chris Davidson

1/24/2023
Organisations, enterprises, and people have websites. However, the results these websites deliver often are far from the expectations set in the first place. Why does your website not work? Chris David, an experienced expert in the field and an IT engineer, knows why. In this interview, he answered challenging questions by Niels Brabandt. Your guest: Chris Davidson Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:41:39

Employee Engagement - an interview with Paul ter Wal

1/24/2023
Hiring, developing, and retaining employees is of crucial importance for organisations. The concept of 'Employee Engagement' is tremendously helpful in achieving this goal. Paul ter Wal, an international expert on the matter, answered challenging questions by NIels Brabandt in this interview. Your guest: Paul ter Wal. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:12:42

Dealing with performance-related pay

1/17/2023
Payment is a source of disagreement in almost any organisation. Is performance-based payment a good choice? Which may be the pitfalls? How to design a system which offers fair and performance-based pay? Which Best Practices work well, and which mistakes must be avoided? Niels Brabandt discusses the topic in this week's podcast. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:18:15

The Importance of Empowerment

1/10/2023
Customers, Suppliers, and Partners expect timely decisions. While organisations often advertise empowerment as part of their daily business practice, the organisational reality often seems very different. How can your organisation and your leaders deliver better performance on the matter? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue in this week's episode. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:16:27

Starting 2023

1/3/2023
The New Year has begun. Quickly, it turned out to be a frustrating start for many people. New Year's resolutions were not followed up. The goals they set before suddenly seem too difficult to reach. How can you make your start to the New Year 2023 a successful and motivating one? Which role do leaders play in this situation? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue in this week's episode. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:19:09

Is money important?

12/27/2022
Salary negotiations were omnipresent this year: inflation, cost of living, and the end of the pandemic. Countless reasons led to a moment of renegotiating one's salary. Often, these situations did not have a satisfying outcome. The question remains: which importance does money have in today's working world? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue and offers modern solutions.

Duration:00:21:54

Facts versus beliefs in Leadership

12/20/2022
Decision-making in Leadership often is a cause of conflict and disagreement. Why do leaders often follow their feelings instead of sticking to facts? Niels Brabandts discusses the issue in this week's episode and offers sustainable solutions. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:22:00

Sending political messages as a leader

12/13/2022
Should an organisation's leader make political comments and be open about the political position? Is it possible to be apolitical in today's times? How to handle any political message as a leader? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue in this week's episode. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:24:04

Dealing with mistakes during times of redundancies

12/6/2022
It is always a critical moment when an organisation must make people redundant. Any mistake can have severe consequences. How to deal with these mistakes? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue in this week's episode. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:21:10

Envy Culture and German Gratismut

11/29/2022
Envy Culture may lead to significant distractions during your operations and daily business. Moreover, organisations, once more, miss out on making important statements on values and ethics in today's times. Often, necessary statements happen too little, too late. The effect of German Gratismut will show you what to do and which steps to avoid. Niels Brabandt discusses these important aspects and offer advice as well as Best Practices for your organisation's success. Your host: Niels...

Duration:00:13:53

Addressing people in critical moments - The case of Gianni Infantino's failure and how you can act better

11/22/2022
Speaking to your team, employees, and people who work for you is crucial in times of crisis. Still, countless leaders fail to meet expectations. Their statements end in disasters which have a long-lasting negative effect on the organisation. How can you prepare yourself better for these moments? How can your organisation prepare you for these situations? Niels Brabandt addresses this critical issue in this week's episode. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:13:51

Chaos and Leadership

11/15/2022
Chaotic situations appear more often in today's times. Being able to handle chaos and leadership will be a crucial skill for future leaders. How do you handle chaos while at the same time remaining focused on the organisation's goal? How do you balance personal and organisational goals in these situations? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue in this week's episode. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:14:30

Elon Musks's leadership at Twitter and why many are leaving the platform

11/8/2022
Elon Musk's approach to leadership is debatable. Recent headlines have shown negative news about him, the organisation and his ideas for restructuring the company. Many organisations and people have left the platform or did not continue their advertising on it. Is there anything we can learn from it? How can a leader deliver a better approach? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue in this week's episode. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:18:07

Values and Leadership

11/1/2022
Claiming a value-oriented leadership approach became the standard in nearly any industry. The reality does not match the (marketing) claims made before. How to deliver on the promise of a value-driven leadership approach? How do you deal with potential in your organisation to improve the situation? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue based on recent real-world examples. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:15:37

Exchanging and Replacing Leaders

10/25/2022
When leaders get replaced, continuity is important. Unfortunately, this wish hardly ever becomes reality. How to deal with a replacement of leaders better in today's times? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue in this week's episode. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:17:07

The Definition of Bad Leadership - The Case of Liz Truss

10/18/2022
Acting on the first signs of bad leadership and implementing appropriate countermeasures is crucial for any organisation in today's challenging markets. The case study of Liz Truss shows a real-world example in which you can see which signs you must discover at an early stage and which countermeasures you can implement immediately. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:19:36

The importance of Problem Awareness

10/11/2022
Having excellent Problem Awareness is crucial when acting in a volatile environment. How to create this skill amongst your people? Niels Brabandt discusses a critical issue. Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:11:25

How much control is necessary and appropriate?

10/4/2022
A frequent complaint about leaders is a lack of trust. Too much control is often named as the reason for the impression. While many strive for the maximum level of independence in an organisation, it is obvious that no control is not an option either. How to find the right balance? Niels Brabandt discusses the critical issue in this week's episode. Your host: NIels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

Duration:00:17:46