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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 73: You Won't Know Until You Go!

5/14/2018
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I'm hearing a lot about "pivoting" at the moment. In a business context it means shifting the focus or emphasis of the company. In life it means taking a left or right turn away from the direction you'd set off in and adjusting course based on what you've learnt so far. Well, we're pivoting our adventure! In today's episode I explain what we're letting go of and what we're embracing as we learn more about what we need. This year is about really living, really enjoying the moment and...

Duration:00:16:36

Episode 72: What's a business for?

5/8/2018
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This last week has been tough for us. While we love our little Yorkshire AirBnB, we have no wifi or phone signal there and have had to rent an office (no windows, no natural light, smells a bit) a few hours a day so I can continue to serve my clients. However, this took a little time to arrange and last week I had to cancel a session and struggled through a couple of phone calls, being cut off every few minutes and losing portions of what people were saying to me. When I reflected on why...

Duration:00:18:24

Episode 71: From Forcing to Flowing

4/23/2018
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Just because you sell your house, put your worldly belongings in a storage container and travel around Europe in a campervan for a year doesn't mean you feel any different than you did when you lived in a normal house in a normal town. Last week I realised that despite disrupting our lives in a BIG WAY I still felt kinda the same. In order to feel different you have to BE different. You have to include in your life practices and habits that weren't in your life before. You have to choose a...

Duration:00:15:24

Episode 70: Uncovering the Protestant Work Ethic

4/16/2018
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I've been revisting one of the set texts from my degree (I read it nearly 30 years ago!) - Max Weber's Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - recently. I do this for you, by the way! I'm becoming increasingly aware of the deeply hardwired beliefs we have about work - work is what makes us valuable human beings, work is Godly, hard, mundane work has the greatest virtue. If skill comes too easily or if you enjoy your work too much it must not have as much value as work which is...

Duration:00:15:05

Episode 69: The Sweet Smell of Stress

4/10/2018
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Stress! A gift that never stops giving...even when you've disrupted your life with the specific intent of leaving it behind. Today's show is about the 4 triggers or potential triggers for stress and how I'm handling each one. I really want to return from this year long adventure having got a grip on my stress, something which gives me sleepless nights and distracts me from enjoying the moment. Frankly, it's a waste of energy and time...but I seem to be an addict. I hope you find today's...

Duration:00:20:41

Episode 68: Start with the hair!

4/2/2018
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In today's podcast I reflect on the lessons I learnt from letting my hair go grey! I didn't realise it at the time but this attempt to become more authentic opened the door to other, bolder decisions and maybe even our big trip! When you're at a crossroads in your life taking really big decisions about what to do next might be a step too far. But a small decision in the right direction emboldens you for a bigger adventure and opens up new opportunities you weren't aware of. I hope you enjoy...

Duration:00:17:01

Episode 67: Lessons from the road - The Devil You Know

3/26/2018
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We are now a week and a half in to our trip and it's already been, um, eventful! Snow, a broken awning and a breakdown in Snowdonia National Park have taught me one lesson already - things are not going to go exactly as planned. This week's show is about this first lesson and the muscle I'm going to be developing as a result this year. We build so many safety nets around ourselves that we often forget how good we are at getting out of scrapes. And because we forget how good we are at...

Duration:00:13:31

Episode 66: Running Towards Joy with guest Ali Soleil

3/19/2018
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Four nights in a campervan in the snow has taught me a lesson already. When you embark on an adventure don't be too attached to how you expected things to be...be ready to roll with what the universe has in store for you! On this week's show I'm talking to award winning Women's Advocate and Empowerment Coach, Ali Soleil, about embarking on adventures in your 40s and 50s. Ali is the host of the F Years Podcast and helps women in mid-life to go from fed up to fabulous. In this conversation...

Duration:00:40:47

Episode 65: Worldtowning: With guests Will and Jessica Sueiro

3/12/2018
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Welcome to A Brilliant Gamble! This is the 65th episode of this show but the first with our new name. A Brilliant Gamble is all about betting on the the world of work changing and taking the risk of saying No to the 9-5. Work isn't working as it is, that's for sure. And more and more people, myself included, are asking whether it has to be this way? Can we configure a life where work integrates seamlessly rather than requiring us to make sacrifices to succeed? It was with this in mind that...

Duration:00:53:50

Episode 64: Is this the last Punks in Suits Podcast?

2/26/2018
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Well, yes and no! In two week's time this podcast will be back with a new name to reflect its new focus. And in today's show I explain more about what that's going to be and why it's going to be fabulous! Today I'm also talking about down-days and what to do when you're not feeling so aligned...like when you're packing boxes before leaving all your worldly goods in a storage container and going off for a year and it all hits home. I hope you'll find the new focus of the show inspiring,...

Duration:00:14:53

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...

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

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