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As the world constantly changes, then today is a simple as it gets! It’s your leadership capabilities that will make the difference for your business, your people and your success. Each week Adam Pacifico, leadership expert, author, opinion columnist and barrister will be joined by global experts, academics, rising stars, ambitious upstarts and disruptors across sectors, disciplines and geographies as we push, prod and provoke 'The Leadership Enigma.' Whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner or seasoned corporate executive, this show will uncover the tools, techniques, strategies and lessons learned to catapult your leadership capabilities in preparation for success in a constantly changing landscape.

As the world constantly changes, then today is a simple as it gets! It’s your leadership capabilities that will make the difference for your business, your people and your success. Each week Adam Pacifico, leadership expert, author, opinion columnist and barrister will be joined by global experts, academics, rising stars, ambitious upstarts and disruptors across sectors, disciplines and geographies as we push, prod and provoke 'The Leadership Enigma.' Whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner or seasoned corporate executive, this show will uncover the tools, techniques, strategies and lessons learned to catapult your leadership capabilities in preparation for success in a constantly changing landscape.

Location:

United Kingdom

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As the world constantly changes, then today is a simple as it gets! It’s your leadership capabilities that will make the difference for your business, your people and your success. Each week Adam Pacifico, leadership expert, author, opinion columnist and barrister will be joined by global experts, academics, rising stars, ambitious upstarts and disruptors across sectors, disciplines and geographies as we push, prod and provoke 'The Leadership Enigma.' Whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner or seasoned corporate executive, this show will uncover the tools, techniques, strategies and lessons learned to catapult your leadership capabilities in preparation for success in a constantly changing landscape.

Language:

English

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Episodes

108: Earth League International: Saving the Planet | Andrea Crosta

7/2/2022
Andrea Crosta is the Founder and Executive Director of Earth League International (ELI). Earth League International was created 12 years ago as an NGO and became the first Intelligence Agency for the Earth, triggered by Andrea’s experience of working in security in Kenya and being exposed to the scale of the elephant poaching crisis. His story is an intense human centred and purposeful example of one person becoming a force for good. Andrea soon realised that investigating poaching and...

Duration:00:46:14

107: Happiness is a Serious Business | Nic Marks

6/25/2022
Nic Marks’s TED talk on the Happy Planet Index has been viewed millions of times. He studied maths at Cambridge, is a trained therapist and statistician and was a member of the Think Tank (New Economics Foundation) working on wellbeing that became hugely successful and influential at Governmental level. A happy team is a successful team. Happiness is ill defined and therefore can be thought of at three different levels. ‘I feel happy’ which is an emotion, ‘I am happy with…’ which is a...

Duration:00:38:25

106: Embrace Our Uniqueness | Ian Clarke

6/18/2022
Ian Clarke is Founder of award-winning culture transformers Delight Consulting and the author of 'Project Speak Up' - a global D&I report and change campaign that sent ripples across the global financial sector, broke 5 CSR world records and changed the perception of people and conduct risk forever. A multi-award winning philanthropist, rights campaigner and D&I consultant, Ian is a leading authority on human uniqueness and the value of difference. Racially non-binary, queer, disabled and...

Duration:00:31:04

105: The Tribe of WD40 | Garry Ridge

6/11/2022
Garry Ridge is the CEO and Chairman of WD40, a publicly traded company of the iconic blue and yellow can with the red cap. His 25 years as CEO have been his apprenticeship in all things leadership and culture. Garry describes himself as the consciously incompetent, probably wrong and roughly right CEO of an iconic product that can now be found in 176 countries. Culture is at the heart of everything that Garry believes in and commits himself to. His tenure has seen Employee Engagement scores...

Duration:00:41:26

104: The Innovation Doctor | Dr Gautam Gulati

6/1/2022
Dr. Gautam Gulati is a physician entrepreneur and world-renowned keynote speaker focused on using unconventional and contrarian techniques to drive innovation in health. By being a "sponge to the world", Dr.G has an uncanny ability to identify problems, spot trends, and uncover patterns that most others miss. He uses a personal mantra called GO.BE.DO. to serve as a guiding filter for his life decisions - GO to interesting places, BE with interesting people, and DO interesting things. Dr....

Duration:00:37:02

103: Work Smart, Play Smart | Hidde De Vries

5/25/2022
Hidde de Vries is the founder of Recharge, a former Googler and the author of “Work Smart, Play Smart’ which he released in the UK live on this podcast episode. Hidde recalls losing his business, his income, his girlfriend and his flat as the catalyst for his journey to avoid burnout and depression. It was only when Hidde was full time at Google and loving his work did he start to reconsider how he could best manage is own energy and vitality and so he used himself as an experiment for what...

Duration:00:46:09

101: The Introverted Activist | Lisa Hurley

5/14/2022
Lisa Hurley is a writer, TV host, Podcaster and Activist. We met when both of us were separately featured in Podcaster Inc Magazine. As soon as I heard Lisa's story, this episode became a priority. We are two totally different people who share a passion for trying to add value and positivity in the world. Our curiosity allows us to see our commonality and human spirit for positive change. Lisa explains how she deals with being an introvert, and how she created her podcast, The Introverted...

Duration:00:49:33

102: A Life of Adventure | Rob Lilwall

4/29/2022
Rob Lilwall is a National Geographic Adventurer and author. Rob's first expedition was a 35,000 mile bike ride from Siberia to London where he had to survive months of minus 40 degree weather and being knocked off his bike twice. He then deiced to walk from Mongolia to Hong Kong followed by his decision to trek across the Taklamakan (desert of death) by himself. Rob is a true example of an ordinary chap completing extraordinary tasks. Rob made the transition from geography school teacher to...

Duration:00:51:39

099: Diary of a CEO in Crisis | Simon Leslie

4/28/2022
Simon Leslie is the CEO of Ink Global, the world's largest publisher of in-flight magazines..........that was until the global pandemic arrived. Simon is also the author of a number of books including 'Equanimity - Diary of a CEO in Crisis' which he wrote during the challenges of the pandemic. Simon has been a serial entrepreneur all his life striving to do things better, differently and in a culture that rewards behaviours as well as results. The pandemic almost destroyed the company that...

Duration:00:46:07

100: Whole Person Leadership | Renée Elliott

4/25/2022
Welcome to Episode 100. Renée Elliott is the founder of Planet Organic and co-founder of Beluga Bean. Renée has devoted her working life to offering and supporting a life of wellbeing. She built Planet Organic on the basis of being able to offer healthy food to create healthy lifestyles. Her passion is laser focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners understand their 'Whole Self Leadership' potential. We chat about the need to KNOW yourself, BE yourself and MANAGE yourself. Renée...

Duration:00:55:36

098: People Centric Transformation | Prof Tony O'Driscoll

4/22/2022
Tony O'Driscoll is a Professor at Duke University and author of his recent book "Everyday Superhero." Tony's work is at the cutting edge of modern day leadership as we discuss the challenge for organisations to transform in perpetuity and the absolute need to understand that people make an organisation stop or go. We also discuss the necessity for leaders to create clear and compelling narratives for change to engender followership and mitigate the status quo. Tony chats thorough his People...

Duration:00:47:09

097: Leading With Gratitude, Mitigating Anxiety | Chester Elton

4/13/2022
Chester Elton is one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership and culture having spoken in over 45 countries. He is a 7 time Wall Street Journal Best Seller a 5 Times New York Times Best Seller. He is part of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 and the King of Gratitude. Chester shares his personal journey that led to the writing of his recent books, “Anxiety at Work and “Leading with Gratitude” One of the key strategies to deal with anxiety at work is to maximise our ability to be grateful...

Duration:00:59:23

096: Survival of the Fastest | Jay Goldman

4/6/2022
Jay Goldman is the co-founder and CEO of Sensei Labs, a New York Times best-selling author of ’The Decoded Company', HBR contributor and TedX Speaker. Jay chats to me about the need for speed in our organisations and in our leadership especially as the global pandemic was a ‘forcing function’ that delivered 10 years of digital transformation in just 2 years. A successful company exists within a virtuous cycle of being able to find and attract the best people which creates an environment...

Duration:00:45:11

095: Staying Relevant in a Digital World | Howard Tiersky

4/1/2022
Howard Tiersky is the CEO of From The Digital Transformation Agency and Wall Street Journal best selling author of "Winning Digital Customers The Antidote to Irrelevance." In this episode we discuss how leaders and organisations have navigated the accelerated digital environment in order to understand changing customer needs and behaviours in order to avoid becoming irrelevant. Howard explains to me how organisations that are not digital natives such as Starbucks and Taco Bell have thrived...

Duration:00:41:36

094: Riding Unicorns | James Pringle

3/17/2022
James Pringle runs a venture capital fund and heads up one of the UK’s largest angel investor networks (over 500 members) proactively looking for ambitious and disruptive entrepreneurs to invest in. The reality is that without entrepreneurial founders, investors have nothing. The start-up environment may lack resources, but it has an abundance of resourcefulness and large established organisations are always seeking employees with an entrepreneurial spirit and founder’s mindset. James...

Duration:00:44:27

093: Reflections of a CEO | Scott O'Neil

3/17/2022
Scott O’Neil was the CEO of the Philadelphia 76’s (NBA) and the New Jersey Devils (NHL) and former President of Maddison Square Garden, the venue that has hosted some of the most iconic sporting and entertainment events. Scott is also the author of “Be Where Your Feet Are” which he wrote as a purposeful mechanism to heal after tragically losing a close friend. Scott grew up in a strong family unit with four siblings and both parents working in the leadership advisory field. Positive role...

Duration:00:40:19

092: Human Centred High Performance | Dan Lewindon

3/3/2022
Dan Lewindon is the current Head of Performance, Science & Medicine for the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) and former physio for the England Rugby Team. We chat about the personal journey we are all on in the pursuit of high performance and how progress requires the need to courageously jettison a reliance on our technical and expert capabilities and leverage more of our innate human centred leadership capabilities. We all chat about the different mindsets and levels of resilience that Dan...

Duration:00:34:42

091: Be The Change | Peter Sursi

3/1/2022
Peter Sursi is an experienced people manager at the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). All leaders continue to grapple with the ability to live and lead themselves and others through constant change. Law enforcement provides an environment where the scope and requirement to change can literally mean the difference between life and death. Peter discusses a number of projects that he has been involved in where critical lessons have been learned. These include addressing peoples' fear of...

Duration:00:40:57

090: A World Better Led | Dustin Seale

2/24/2022
Dustin Seale is the Regional Managing Partner EMEA, Hedrick Consulting, part of Heidrick & Struggles. Dustin is passionate about taking responsibility for working with as many leaders and organisations as possible in order to foster a world better led and to create positive and sustainable change. This episode is an absolute must for all leaders as we discuss the importance of culture in a post pandemic environment and how leaders must consider meaning, flexibility and focus. Dustin draws...

Duration:00:45:40

089: Mind The Gap | Elliot Evans (aka Elliot the coach)

2/18/2022
Elliot Evans (aka Elliot the Coach) was a typical teenager trying to impress, achieve, understand life and attract validation. When the going got tough he felt the need to throw himself even further into work and radical self development techniques. This was until he suffered a breakdown at the age of 25 following a series of set backs and failed attempts at finding his authentic self. Mental health is and must be at the centre of all leaders thinking as we navigate our way out of a global...

Duration:00:40:15