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What is the future of leadership? The theories we know are love were based on industrial age ideas about business. But we're not in the industrial age now, are we? Agent Provocateur, Blaire Palmer, shares the upcoming trends in leadership, how...

What is the future of leadership? The theories we know are love were based on industrial age ideas about business. But we're not in the industrial age now, are we? Agent Provocateur, Blaire Palmer, shares the upcoming trends in leadership, how start-uppy, next stage businesses are re-thinking the way we work and the way business operates and how business can be a force for good in the world IF leaders believe it can.

What is the future of leadership? The theories we know are love were based on industrial age ideas about business. But we're not in the industrial age now, are we? Agent Provocateur, Blaire Palmer, shares the upcoming trends in leadership, how start-uppy, next stage businesses are re-thinking the way we work and the way business operates and how business can be a force for good in the world IF leaders believe it can.
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What is the future of leadership? The theories we know are love were based on industrial age ideas about business. But we're not in the industrial age now, are we? Agent Provocateur, Blaire Palmer, shares the upcoming trends in leadership, how start-uppy, next stage businesses are re-thinking the way we work and the way business operates and how business can be a force for good in the world IF leaders believe it can.

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Episodes

Episode 63: The Future of Leadership Development, with Prof Peter Hawkins

2/19/2018
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It's all very exciting at the moment with our trip just 4 weeks away. But my fascination with leadership and leadership development hasn't gone away! This week I'm off to Switzerland to work with a team there on their leadership and I will continue to do this kind of work even when we're on the road. There's a need for leadership in our world greater than maybe at any time in the past, and a significant leadership vacuum. But how do we help people become better leaders? Is what we are doing...

Duration:00:49:00

Episode 62: Every Yes is a No

2/12/2018
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I think of myself as a yes person! This is what we're all encouraged to be, isn't it? But I've noticed that some easy "yeses" then lead to some hard "nos" later on. If you're bringing about change in your life in order to have more alignment and a more integrated feeling within you'll sometimes have to choose between priority 1 in your life and priority 2. Sounds obvious, but how often have we said something is important to us (kids, self-care, taking a day off) but then neglected that...

Duration:00:16:27

Episode 61: Emotional Readiness Mismatch

2/5/2018
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Ah, if only change was a lovely straight line where you made a decision that felt right to you and then just took the actions as specified in the Gantt chart. But no, it's a rollercoaster ride of emotions and actions and sometimes the to do list says "today" when they ehart says "Can I put this off until tomorrow?". This week's podcast is all about that - when there's a mismatch between your readiness for action and the actions happening. It's a stage I'd pretty much forgotten about, which...

Duration:00:13:25

Episode 60: Does Busy = Success?

1/28/2018
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I've noticed that when someone asks how you are, the answer is often "Busy" or some related variant. When did being busy become the right answer to that question? We live at a time when work dominates life - it defines who we are, our worth, what we think about, what we think matters. And we are all so busy that, even if we enjoy what we do or think it is important, we often make massive sacrifices in order to do that work. In this week's show I look at what you can do to cut back on the...

Duration:00:12:16

Episode 59: You're So Brave!

1/21/2018
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Everyone’s got an opinion about what you’re doing. Of course, their opinion often doesn’t matter and more often shouldn’t matter but that doesn’t mean you’re always able to shrug it off when people pass comment on your plans. In today’s show I share some of the more common comments I’ve heard whenever I’ve shaken up my life a little (or a lot) and how to respond. Of course there are people who have valuable insights and feedback that you can listen to…you just don’t need to take on board...

Duration:00:13:15

Episode 58: Taking money off the table

1/14/2018
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This is a tough one for me. I've always struggled with the concept of "Financial Abundance". I believe it's true that what you put out there in to the world in your beliefs comes back to you in your reality. But I've always had a hard time believing that will be true for me when it comes to money. I've believed it isn't all about working harder. But, at the same time, I've always worked very hard...just in case! Recently I had a breakthrough and found a way to take money off the table so...

Duration:00:22:25

Episode 57: Unwork!

1/7/2018
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I’m so excited about today’s podcast. The ideas I talk about today have been brewing for weeks! I would go so far as to say that I’ve never met anyone working in business or the public sector who feels fully integrated in their work. By which I mean, there’s always quite a lot that they are tolerating about the way they work and the sacrifices they’re making. Often they have come to terms with those sacrifices in some way seeing it as a price they have to pay as part of having a job,...

Duration:00:26:08

Episode 56: Breaking Cultural Laws with Sally McCutchion

12/30/2017
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Happy New Year! Is this the year when you decide enough is enough? You still want to make a difference - you haven't given up on your ambitions. But maybe you can't do it in your current role or in your current organisation. Maybe there's another way that doesn't entail so much sacrifice but does get stuff done! This week I've revived my interview with Sally McCutchion, one of the first I did for this show and one of my favourites. What does it feel like to walk away from the security of a...

Duration:00:40:48

Episode 55: From the Archives - The Art of Stillness with Leandra Ashton

12/26/2017
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I must admit that I was pretty desperate for the Christmas Holidays. 2017 has been a year of big life changing decisions and no small amount of overwhelm! So it was with that in mind that I thought I would re-share my interview with actress and playwright, Leandra Ashton. This was the first interview I did for the show in 2016 and I still think it was one of the ones that made the biggest difference to me personally. I hope at this time of year, when maybe you have a little time to think...

Duration:00:38:15

Episode 54: Not Away From or Towards...

12/17/2017
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There's a theory - a very established one - that people are either "away from" motivated or "towards" motivated. You're either someone who typically moves away from pain or towards a goal or vision. This has always been problematic to me, especially as so many people appear to be "away from" which makes them feel inadequate compared with the aspirational "towards" people. Not only that but you may feel you need A LOT of pain in order to move forward so you create discomfort as a motivation...

Duration:00:19:24

Episode 52: Tramshed - An interview with Iain Tweedale

12/3/2017
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A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at Tramshed Tech in Cardiff, one of the new breed of co-working spaces popping up all over the world. These facilities are more than just places to park yourself when you need a desk. They cater for the broader needs of entrepreneurs - the need to connect, to co-create, to partner, to be inspired and have a place they can call home. Iain has had a long and varied career and taken many zig-zags in his professional life, sometimes sacrificing the safety...

Duration:00:39:26

Episode 51: The Belly of the Whale

11/26/2017
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This week I found myself head in hands bawling my eyes out in a hotel lobby with my two business besties. It happens. Change is emotional, not logical, as I'm always saying, But despite the fact I know so much about the process of change, I was takenn by surprise by the huge feelings of overwhelm and confusion I was experiencing about the changes I'm making in my life and work. So I used the opportunity, once we'd mopped up the puddle, to think about that Belly of the Whale stage in change...

Duration:00:15:34

Episode 50: Tweaks not Overhauls

11/19/2017
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We tend to ignore "tensions" until so many have accumulated that a massive amount of change is required to set things right. Of course, every time you address a tension you risk creating another one so when you undertake a massive overhaul you often unintentionally create a whole lot of new problems that need to be addressed. In today's episode I'm talking about how to identify little tensions and make small tweaks rather than waiting until a major change initiative is required. There are...

Duration:00:12:53

Episode 49: A Brilliant Gamble - Why I'm selling my house and buying a van

11/12/2017
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It's a year (and a bit) since I started this podcast. A year ago my plan was to sell my house and buy a smallholding and, other than that, keep my life pretty much as it was. My business was doing fine, I was enjoying my work and although I had a long term plan to add other "solutions" - like a retreat centre where leaders could come to reflect, have important conversations with each other and help me muck out the sheep - that was a long term ambition, not something I planned to initiate...

Duration:00:27:48

Episode 48: Do A Day - An Interview with Bryan Falchuk

11/5/2017
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Today's show is an interview with Bryan Falchuk. Bryan in the author of a new book called "Do A Day" in which he explores why we get stuck in bad habits and how to break those habit...for good! Whether you're stuck in a rut in your work, with your health and fitness, in your relationship or something else, you will love this interview and Bryan's ideas to get unstuck. You can buy Bryan's book at http://www.doadaybook.com/amazon or http://www.doadaybook.com/amazonuk And please stay inn...

Duration:01:01:05

Episode 47: Socking it to 'em. An Interview with Ryan Palmer

10/29/2017
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I'm not the only Palmer to have turned their back on coroprate life to run a business of their own. Ryan Palmer and his friend Dave Pickard are the co-founders of The London Sock Company, an online store started in 2013 based on the observation that although more and more men don't wear ties these days, people do notice your socks. Since them the company has gone from strength to strength with celebrities like Daniel Craig and David Gandy wearing the products. But we're not really talking...

Duration:00:44:07

Episode 46: Punk Outside the Suit

10/22/2017
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So excited about today's podcast! I'm talking to Lisa Talbot, Award Winning Personal & Fashion Stylist about how to shake up your professional "look" and reveal more of the real you underneath. No one's saying you have to get a mohawk and wear a safety pin through your nose but business wear is so conservative that it's almost the last taboo. Even people who are outspoken, creative and enthusiastic about shaking things up tend to conform to the uniform. And that might be undermining their...

Duration:00:57:31

Episode 45: Release the Punk!

10/15/2017
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How do you release the Punk inside you? On this podcast we normally talk about the “work you” - how to be a leader in your work, how to bring about change in your organisation. But inevitably re-thinking yourself at work leads to changes in your life outside of work. In this week’s show I share four places where you could look to start to integrate your growing authenticity in work and your desire to be yourself in your wider life. These are highly practical suggestions that will make a...

Duration:00:27:24

Episode 44: Parent-Child Dynamics

10/8/2017
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A listener has asked me to do a show about Parent-Child Dynamics. So here it is! I see Parent-Child relationships and a Parent-Child culture in many organisations. In so many other ways people are fully formed adults but occasionaly they slip in to either parent or child reactions...which is very understandable since the Industrial Age workplace is designed to reinforce this dynamic. In today's show I talk about how to recongise this in yourself and in others and what to do about it. I'd...

Duration:00:50:00

Episode 43: What's Around The Corner?

10/1/2017
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Behind all of my work with clients is a kind of screensaver - a story or image of the working future we can all look forward to. Bots and AI taking their place alongside human workers, small companies of primarily freelance workers, a possible shortage of jobs and need for a universal living wage, a diverse multi-generational workforce...I could go on. And in this episode I do! This week I share with you some of the elements of my screensaver. And whenever I'm having a conversation with a...

Duration:00:29:10

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