Show cover of Leading People

Leading People

Gerry Murray talks to leading people about leading people. Get insights and tips from thought leaders about how to bring out the best in yourself and others. 

Tracks

Brian Moran Explains Why Accountability Isn't What You Think
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveJoin us this week as Brian Moran, acclaimed author and innovator behind the "12-Week Year," challenges us to rethink our traditional views on accountability. In this eye-opening episode, Brian dives into why seeing accountability as a mere consequence is a misconception that limits potential. Discover the transformative power of true accountability through ownership, choice, and clear commitments. Whether you're leading a team, managing your own business, or looking to elevate your personal productivity, Brian’s insights will equip you with the tools to achieve more in less time. Ready to change how you see accountability and success? Tune in to redefine your approach and unlock a new level of effectiveness and fulfilment.Discover the 12Week YearConnect with Brian on LinkedInBuy Uncommon AccountabilityFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
35:28 5/4/24
Sebastien Tranchant on Leadership and the Future of HR
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWhat does it take to navigate the complex landscape of modern human resources? How can HR professionals foster a culture of innovation while ensuring a deep connection with their workforce? And what lessons can we learn from leading HR experts to adapt to the rapid changes in today's corporate world? In this episode, we sit down with Sébastien Tranchant, an HR leader with a rich background spanning across various industries, including his transformative work at Toyota and Bridgestone. Today, he is EMEA Head of HR for Manufacturing, Quality and Labour Relations at Bridgestone. From his unexpected journey into the world of HR to his innovative approach to talent management and leadership,  Sébastien talks about the leadership principles that have helped him in his career to date. He also shares his expert insights on the evolving role of HR in embracing artificial intelligence, fostering a sense of community in remote work environments, and connecting with the aspirations of new generations.Join us as we uncover the strategies that have made Sébastien an innovator in the HR field, shaping the future of work and the role of human resources in driving organizational successAnd remember to follow us on our social media channels and share the podcast with colleagues and friends.LinksConnect with Sébastien on LinkedInFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
45:06 4/21/24
Gustavo Razzetti on What Makes a Hybrid Team Successful
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveHow are you evolving with the shifting dynamics of workplace culture and hybrid work environments?In this episode, Gustavo Razzetti, author and CEO at Fearless Culture, a culture design firm, shares his revolutionary insights into fostering a thriving company culture in the era of hybrid work.This episode is a treasure trove for leaders aiming to navigate the complexities of today's work culture. We dissect the essence of creating spaces that not only adapt to the hybrid work model but excel within it, offering strategies for seamless integration and sustained engagement.During the conversation, Gustavo explores the critical role of clear communication, the challenges of maintaining connection in dispersed teams, and strategies for building an inclusive culture that values every voice. Learn how adjusting leadership styles to be more empathetic and understanding can significantly impact team dynamics and overall productivity.Delve into this discussion on the future of workspaces, where Gustavo shares his expert predictions and the necessary shifts in mindset to stay ahead. Beyond theory, we look to practical applications within renowned companies like Spotify, Airbnb, and Allstate, extracting lessons from their successful hybrid model implementations. Join us for an inspiring session and discover how to leverage the unique opportunities that hybrid working presents, ensuring your team not only adapts but thrives.And remember to follow us on our social media channels and share the podcast with colleagues and friends.LinksConnect with Gustavo on LinkedIn Connect with Gustavo on Substack Follow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
42:30 4/5/24
Eva Maurer on How to Adapt to Challenges in Change Management and Leadership Development
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveHow are you adapting to the challenges in change management and leadership growth?In this episode, Eva Maurer, Head of HR Global Development at a prominent automotive services firm, discusses her forward-thinking strategies that drive significant change within the corporate sphere. Eva describes her journey from traditional HR practices to a more innovative approach that encourages self-exploration, open communication, and collaborative efforts to initiate change. She values resistance as critical feedback and emphasizes the importance of empowering leaders and their teams to customize their approaches to meet specific needs, moving beyond a standardized approach.This episode offers valuable insights for anyone looking to bolster leadership efficacy in their organizations. We explore the significance of employee feedback as an indicator of leadership effectiveness, viewing leadership as a role that supports both team achievement and individual wellness. Eva and I delve into the advantages of self-evaluation methods and the Harrison assessment for enabling leaders to reflect and better engage with their teams. Learn how promoting a culture of ongoing conversation and appreciating employee contributions can lead to a nurturing, high-performance work environment where leaders and their teams thrive together.As we enter a new digital era, the landscape of leadership training is quickly changing. Our discussion highlights the transition from conventional group training to personalized learning experiences that prioritise peer-to-peer learning and active engagement. Eva shares her experiences in transforming leadership training into dynamic eight-week programs that offer consistent support and practical application. We also discuss the nuances of HR practices across different cultural settings, ensuring our insights are applicable globally. Tune in for an enlightening session that will introduce fresh perspectives into your leadership development strategies for the digital age.And, remember to follow us on our social media channels and share the podcast with colleagues and friends. LinksConnect with Eva MaurerFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
36:33 3/24/24
Discover Innovative Leadership Practices in Season 3
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveGet the transformative secrets of leadership from people who are re-writing today’s HR. Your host, Gerry Murray, guides you on a journey through the compelling landscapes of Leadership, HR development, employee engagement, and talent management. Our latest episode is a treasure trove of insights, featuring the impressive Eva Maurer, who is revolutionising how we approach workplace learning. Say goodbye to outdated teaching methods and hello to collaborative learning that values resistance as a key to enrichment. Then, Gustavo Razzetti lights up the discussion with vibrant insights on the collective responsibility of creating psychological safety and trust within teams—a must-hear for anyone looking to cultivate a robust and supportive work culture.Prepare to be inspired as Sébastian Tranchant from the automotive sector shares the delicate art of balancing high performance with a compassionate work culture. The key? Tune in to find out. And if that's not enough to whet your leadership appetite, Brian Moran returns to challenge everything you thought you knew about accountability, reframing it in a novel way. This isn't just another leadership podcast; our guests will invite you to reshape your perspective and embrace innovative practices that will elevate your approach to guiding and developing others. Join us and be part of a community committed to growth and excellence in leadership.Curious?Why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and listen to a sample of what's coming up in Season 3. Follow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
07:50 3/16/24
How to Change their Mind
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveUnlock the art of ethical persuasion as we sit down with Simon Horton, an award-winning author and negotiation expert. Simon reveals his six-step process, based on modelling the approaches used by hostage negotiators, addiction therapists, and billionaires, to change minds and reach their objectives. His book, Change Their Mind: Six Steps to Persuade Anyone, Anytime, is a treasure trove of practical advice, stories, and detailed models. The power of this approach lies in its ability to forge enduring relationships while achieving the desired outcome. Simon also provides real-world examples - whether you're trying to negotiate a salary increase or convincing your kids to clean up their toys, his strategies are applicable in numerous scenarios.Not limiting ourselves to persuasion, we'll also venture into negotiation strategies, exploring the crucial roles of ambition, research, and active listening. Learn from a billionaire's story about using ambition to seize opportunities for mutual benefits in deals. Discover how research helps in understanding your counterpart, and how active listening opens doors to meaningful conversations. And, as we tread the path of ethical persuasion, we'll delve into effective communication, focusing on how to maintain the highest ethical standards, and how to avoid the fundamental attribution error. With Simon's guidance, be prepared to equip yourself with a versatile toolkit and the confidence to aspire big in your goals.Curious?So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and listen to what Simon has to say...Show LinksConnect with Simon on LinkedIn Connect with Simon on X (Twitter)Visit the Negotiation Mastery Website Buy Change their mindLearn more about Leadership InfluenceConnect with Gerry on LinkedIn Check out Gerry's websiteMake Better Talent Decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
39:18 8/4/23
How to Bring out the Best in Yourself and Others
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveHow would you like to be able to consistently bring out the best in yourself and others? How could using a coach approach in your daily life bring hidden benefits? As a Coach, how could you take your coaching skills to the level of Mastery? As a Leader, how could you better look out for the well-being of your people? These are just some of the many questions we explore in this episode of Leading People. My guest is Paula King, an award-winning Master Coach, CEO, Coach Trainer and author of Becoming a Master Coach: Learn the Essential Tools, Techniques, and Approaches used by Master Coaches to Create a Successful Coaching Practice.This episode is about Coaching. This not only includes professional coaches but also anyone who wants to incorporate coaching into their style of leadership be this at work, at home or in the community. During our fascinating conversation, we touch on a wide variety of topics including:The unexpected benefits of coach trainingHow to become comfortable with your own discomfortHow to prepare for a coaching conversationHow to be the best version of yourselfHow to avoid getting disillusioned as a coachAdvice on how to attract clients and establish a profitable coaching businessSpeaking from the heart and a vast experience, Paula shares with us her wisdom, insights and advice. And, she has a special offer for some lucky listeners. Curious?So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and listen to what Paula has to say...Show LinksConnect with Paula on LinkedIn Visit Kingstown College's WebsiteBuy Becoming a Master CoachLearn more about Paradox Coaching Connect with Gerry on LinkedIn Check out Gerry's websiteMake Better Talent Decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
57:03 6/10/23
How to ensure your leadership messages are being understood
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveDoes your organisation produce regular leadership communications content for employees? Are your messages actually getting through to the right people? And, if they do get through, are they being interpreted and understood as they're intended? In this episode, I sit down with Communications Consultant, Coach, Trainer and Author Ray Walsh to explore the role of communications in organisations. Communication skills are seen as a prerequisite for effective Leadership. Yet, as Ray points out, sending a message doesn't mean that it has been received or understood. In fact, the stats that he quotes around email open rates in organisations would suggest that the vast majority of messages are not being processed as intended. When these messages contain important information related to strategy or change, it's no wonder that Senior Leaders are often frustrated when they visit field offices or factories.Ray also advocates that communicating is everyone's responsibility in an organisation and not the sole job of one department.He provides us with essential insights into how to address these challenges and uses examples from his own professional experience to illustrate what can be done, this includes how not getting your communications right can have a negative impact on profitability. And, stay tuned, because along the way Ray also has a special offer for some lucky listeners.So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and listen to what Ray has to say...Show LinksConnect with Ray on LinkedInVisit Ray's website Buy Localizing Employee Communications Learn how to Assess your Impact and Influence Connect with Gerry on LinkedIn Check out Gerry's websiteMake Better Talent Decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
44:58 5/12/23
How to Fine-tune your Brain and Supercharge how you Live, Work and Lead
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveDo you want to feel and do better in life?Do you want to improve your sleep, diet, exercise, brain health and performance? Do you know what your super habits are? Do you know what your destructive habits are? Do you know how to maintain your super habits and change your destructive habits? These are just some of the questions that my guest for this episode, Dr Jon Finn, answers. During our conversation, Jon explains how some habits can serve us very well and how others can be quite destructive. He talks about how his study of neuroscience, behavioural science and psychology, and his work with world champions led him to develop a comprehensive toolbox that anyone can use to fine-tune their brain and supercharge how they live, work and lead. And, you'll discover Jon's tip about quick tips as well as how to avail of his special offer for you.So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and listen to what Jon has to say...Show LinksConnect with Jon on LinkedInVisit the Tougher Minds websiteBuy The Habit Mechanic bookDownload the Habit Mechanic app and Listen to Jon's PodcastLearn how to Assess your Impact and Influence Connect with Gerry on LinkedIn Check out Gerry's websiteMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
52:00 4/7/23
How you can have greater impact and influence
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWhat level of impact and influence do you have at work? Indeed, what level of impact and influence do you have in your life in general? Are there situations where you wished you had more impact and influence? In this episode, I chat with Elisabet Vinberg Hearn and Mandy Flint about their books and their work with leaders. Elisabet and Mandy have worked together for over 20 years. They have a passion for helping leaders, and indeed all of us, develop our impact and influence in the workplace. During our conversation, Elisabet and Mandy explain the importance of using soft skills to achieve hard results. They emphasise focusing on how to do this rather than on what to do. Self-awareness around behaviours plays an important role.  Using several examples from their work, they explain how our behaviours can bring many benefits and unintended consequences. And, Elisabet and Mandy have a special offer for youSo, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Show LinksConnect with Elisabet on LinkedInConnect with Mandy on LinkedInBuy The Leaders Guide to Impact - How to use soft skills to get hard resultsLearn how to Assess your Impact and Influence Connect with Gerry on LinkedIn Check out Gerry's websiteMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
48:39 3/4/23
How to build a Connected Culture with Virtual Teams
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveIn thirty years time, as technology moves forward even further, people are going to look back and wonder why offices ever existed." ~ Sir Richard BransonHow well have you and your people adapted to remote and hybrid working? My guest this week is Larry English, President and co-founder of Centric Consulting, a management consultancy that helps firms find solutions to complex digital, business and technology problems. In the early 2000s, Larry and some like-minded friends founded Centric with a vision to build a remote company with a mission to create a culture of employee and client happiness. Today, Centric employs over 1000 people. With all that experience, Larry knows a thing or two about building and sustaining a connected culture with virtual teams and he's captured all of this in his latest book: Office Optional - How to build a Connected Culture with Virtual TeamsDuring our conversation we covered a wide range of do's and don'ts of remote working and many other relevant themes such as the four generations in the workforce, remote working tools, virtual and augmented reality, the skills leaders need to be able to manage remote workers, and much more. And, Larry has a special offer for youSo, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Show LinksConnect with Larry on LinkedIn Visit Larry's website and buy his bookLearn how to Assess your Remote Working CapabilitiesConnect with Gerry on LinkedIn Check out Gerry's websiteMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
43:25 2/4/23
Reinventing yourself with Integrity
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveImagine that you're enjoying all the trappings of success, including financial prosperity, when one day you get a call from the Justice Department. They inform you that they have evidence that your financial prosperity comes from dark dealings in the world of international business. What do you do? Well, this was what happened to my guest, Richard Bistrong. Despite cooperating with the authorities, Richard ended up spending fourteen and a half months in a US Federal Prison Camp for his crimes. During this period, he had a lot of time for reflection and managed to read over 60 books! Richard decided to reinvent himself and start a new career advising organisations on how to prevent their people from falling foul of corrupt practices. Along the way, he has won several awards for his work. It's a classic tale of the poacher turned gamekeeper. What's all this got to do with Leading People? Actually, quite a lot!There's a saying that the fish rots from the head. Leaders bear a huge responsibility when their people get exposed to corruption and, according to Richard, have a duty to ensure that they prepare their people well for situations where they may be tempted to take ethical risks. In our conversation, he tells his story and explains how to ensure that you or someone you know doesn't get compromised as he did. Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Richard on LinkedInVisit Richard's websiteLearn more about his work with MastercardConnect with Gerry on LinkedIn Check out Gerry's websiteMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
55:58 1/8/23
Welcome to Season 2
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveI'm pleased to announce that Season 2 launches in January 2023! I've already recorded and scheduled the first episodes for the new Season and I can promise you some fascinating conversations to come. Listen to this short preview to learn more.Until then...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Gerry on LinkedIn Check out Gerry's websiteMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
02:26 12/24/22
Do they have potential?
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWe've reached episode 40 of the Leading People podcast! As so many podcasts fail after only a few episodes, I'm very proud of this achievement. I'm also very grateful to all of you who tune in every two weeks and then promote and share episodes with your friends and colleagues. So, this is the official end of Season 1 and I'm taking a short break before launching Season 2 in September 2022. In this short episode, I take a brief look at how to determine whether someone has potential. Being in the business of helping clients make better talent decisions, this is one of the most pervasive questions that our clients ask us. Yet, as I explain, this is not a simple question to answer.Many people have contacted me in recent weeks because they're thinking of launching their own podcast. So, I also provide some insights into how to do that. I've already begun scheduling and recording episodes for Season 2 and I can promise you some fascinating conversations to come. Until then...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Gerry on LinkedIn Check out Gerry's websiteMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
08:37 7/22/22
How to deliver great customer experiences
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWho is responsible for customer experiences in your organisation? How do leaders help or hinder the customer experience? Why are most organisations designed to deliver lousy customer experiences? And, what is a chatty check-out? These are just some of the many questions my guest, Professor Yves Van Vaerenbergh addresses in this week's show. As an award-winning expert on customer experience, Yves shares with us his insights and tips for how to get it right. He also answers the million-dollar question about customer experiences...Whether you're working in an organisation or as an independent or freelance worker there's lots to learn.So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Yves on LinkedInCheck out customer experience at The Kalepa GroupMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
66:51 7/8/22
How to Challenge your Illusions and Make Better Decisions
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWhat role do illusions play in your decision-making? How can you challenge your illusions so you can make better decisions? How does a manager with hindsight bias prevent his or her team from making good decisions?  For this episode, I sat down with magician, mentalist and keynote speaker, Alex Si, to explore the world of illusions at work.  During our conversation, we explore how we create illusions, how we're susceptible to illusions created by others and how we can challenge our illusions to make better decisions. We also answer the questions above.Alex has just published his first book on the topic and was keen to explain how his book is different from others on the subject of decision making. Stay tuned to the end as Alex has a special offer for some lucky listeners.So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Alex Si on LinkedIn Buy Alex's book Cerveau menteur ! - Déjouez les pièges de la prise de décisionCheck out Alex's WebsiteMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
63:03 6/25/22
How Leaders Impact our Brains at Work
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWhy do we have a brain? It's not what you think...How does exercise benefit your brain?How much of your brain do you use each day?  This week's guest is Gregory Caremans, founder of the Brain Academy which currently has over 400,000 students enrolled in its courses on how to understand and better manage your brain. The aim of the Brain Academy is to make brain science accessible to as many people as possible in a way that anyone can understand it. Gregory's goal is to demystify the scientific jargon. In 2020 and 2021 the Brain Academy won several awards for “Most innovative neuroscience & personal development enterprise” and “Excellence in online learning”. Its courses have been featured on such noteworthy platforms as The Economist, CNN, Entrepreneur, and Udemy and its YouTube channel has over 300,000 views. During our conversation, we touch on some common myths about the brain before getting into how leaders are impacting our brains at work and what can be done to ensure that these are positive impacts. We even explore how some organisation structures may not be the most effective way to get the best out of people. And, stay tuned to the end because Gregory has an offer for some lucky listeners.So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Gregory Caremans on LinkedIn and get his special offerCheck out the Brain Academy's FREE coursesMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
57:08 6/12/22
How to give yourself Permission to Thrive
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveOn the morning of Tuesday, 8th June 2021 I sent an email to this week's guest, Julie Brown. It was an invitation to herself and her husband to be a guest on this podcast. I'd met him on the street a few weeks beforehand just days before he left for an expedition to Greenland and I'd forgotten to ask him. I never received a reply. Within hours it became clear why. The news broke that world-renowned polar explorer and leadership guide, Dixie Dansercoer, had fallen through a deep crevice in the ice in Greenland and rescue workers had given up their search for his body. So, this episode is partly to honour and celebrate Dixie's life. But it is also a celebration of Julie his wife and how she has dealt with this tragedy and given herself permission to thrive. Many leadership lessons shine through in our conversation. It's also a love story on three dimensions. The deep love that Dixie and Julie had for one another, their tremendous love of nature and the environment and a profound love of life and humanity. Dixie and Julie also published several books illustrating how we can efficiently convert professional challenges into successes and how we can surpass personal dilemmas. These themes feature prominently in our conversation. Therefore, lots to unpack and leadership lessons to be learned...So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Julie Brown on LinkedIn and get her special offerCheck out Polar ExperiencesMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
52:51 5/28/22
Why we need to start talking about mistakes ... positively!
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWhat have cornflakes, penicillin, cling film, velcro and post-it notes got in common? This week's guest is an award-winning author and Head of Learning at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, Andy Lancaster. During our conversation, he answers this question among many others. Andy also outlines 7 ways in which leaders could leverage mistakes for the better in their organisations, which feature in his latest book He even explains what we could learn from the Japanese art of kintsugi.And, if you stay tuned to the end Andy has a special offer for you. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Andy Lancaster on LinkedIn and get his special offerBuy Driving Performance Through LearningMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
47:25 5/13/22
How to tame your Public Speaking Monkeys
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWhy should we become good at public speaking and what difference could it make to our careers? Why do some of us love public speaking and so many of us hate it? What is a Public Speaking Monkey, anyway?How could some of the issues that we have with public speaking be affecting other aspects of our lives? These are just some of the questions I explore with this week's guest, author and public speaking expert, Dee Clayton. Dee has written two books on public speaking and presenting and has also won several business awards for her Public Speaking Monkeys concept and brand. According to Dee, some people think they're fantastic public speakers and they're not. Others dread the thought of speaking in public but once they overcome certain hurdles they can become great public speakers. During our conversation we unpack some of the myths about public speaking, the silly things we say to ourselves and others say to us just before we give a presentation, including some well-meant advice that is rarely helpful. Dee outlines the 3 steps in what she calls the monkey taming process and also provides us with valuable and useful tips for getting better at speaking in public. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Dee Clayton on LinkedInCheck out Dee's company website Simple Amazing TrainingBuy Taming your public speaking monkeys  Buy High Performance PresentationsMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
56:22 5/1/22
Discover Why Internal Communications is Essential to an Organisation's Success
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWhy do organisations need to invest in Internal Communications? What is Internal Communications, anyway? How do you get Managers onboard with your Internal Communications?How do you communicate internally in a Post-covid Hybrid working environment? These are just some of the questions I explore with this week's guest, author and Internal Communications expert, Liam Fitzpatrick. During our conversation, Liam explains why he's brought out a revised edition of his latest book, Successful Employee Communications, why the emphasis in the book is on tools, models and best practices rather than theories and why Middle Managers play such an important role in Internal Communications. He also has some useful tips for how to help Managers become better communicators. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Liam Fitzpatrick on LinkedIn Buy Successful Employee Communications Make Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
58:40 4/16/22
Discover the Power of Disciplined Listening
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWould you like to have more influence and get more buy-in and commitment from colleagues or other stakeholders? Or, perhaps to sell more of your products or services? Or, to better deal with a low performer on your team? Or, simply to be a better parent? This week's guest is Certified Forensic Interviewer and author, Michael Reddington whose new book is called The Disciplined Listening Method. Michael shares his experiences of forensic interviewing - he also explains what it is - and how this led him to develop the seven core behaviours of disciplined listening which ultimately led to him writing his book, which has just been published.During our conversation, Michael addresses the questions above and many more and explains how his method goes beyond other techniques such as active listening. He also describes how to apply his seven core behaviours to a wide variety of situations. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Michael Reddington on LinkedInBuy The Disciplined Listening Method  Check out Michael's website InQuasive Make Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
56:43 4/2/22
How to Create the Conditions for High Performance at Work
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveDo you have high performers on your team? How would you feel if they went to work for your competitors? I guess you'd prefer if they stayed and worked with you? So, how do you create the conditions so people can thrive, enjoy what they're doing and perform at their best? These are just some of the topics I covered in my conversation with this week's guest, Paul Zak. Apart from having a TED talk with nearly 2 million views, Paul has written two best-selling books and there's a third one on the way. He is also the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and a Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University in California. His former colleagues included renowned scholars such as the late Peter Drucker and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.Paul is also a co-founder and Chief Immersion Officer of the firm Get Immersion. During our conversation, Paul explains what he's learned from his extensive research and provides tangible tips and advice that any of us can implement straight away. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Paul Zak on LinkedIn Buy Paul's book "Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performing Companies"Buy Paul's book "The Moral Molecule: How Trust Works"Check out Get ImmersionMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
58:41 3/18/22
Why Leaders need Coaching now more than ever
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveWhy has coaching become so popular and why do leaders need coaching now more than ever as we emerge from the pandemic? And what impact has the pandemic itself actually had on leaders?How has the virtual work environment of the pandemic affected leaders? These are just some of the questions that I explore with this week's guest - author and Executive Coach, Andrea Lages. Andrea has been working as a coach for nearly 25 years and has noticed some interesting impacts that the pandemic has had on Leaders and what this means for the future. She is also the Director of the International Coaching Community (ICC) that has over 15,000 members worldwide. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Andrea Lages on LinkedInBuy How Coaching Works  Download the FREE E-BookCheck out the International Coaching Community (ICC)Make Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
44:20 3/4/22
How to adapt your organisation to a changing world
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveIn recent years you may have come across terms such as Agile, Lean, Self-Organising Teams, Teal Organisations, Non-Violent Communication and Holocracy.My guest this week is the author and consultant Jef Cumps.  Jef will not only explain and demystify many of these wonderful terms but will also speak about Sociocracy 3.0 and how the principles of Sociocracy are actually quite familiar to many of us, even though the term Sociocracy may not be used in our workplaces. A key aspect of Sociocracy is how it can enable an organisation to easily adapt itself to a changing world and Jef will help you understand why and how this works. He'll also explain the background to his book: Sociocracy 3.0 - The Novel. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Jef Cumps on LinkedInBuy Sociocracy 3.0 - The NovelRequest a FREE copy of Jef's book: jef.cumps [at] gmail.comCheck out Sociocracy 3.0Make Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
47:49 2/19/22
How to motivate yourself and others
Have you ever felt demotivated or were struggling to get engaged with a new project? Or, are you managing a team and find that motivating them is an ongoing challenge? This week's guest is author, coach and NLP trainer, Jeremy Lazarus with whom I took a deep dive into the world of motivation - and not just your own motivation but also the motivation of others. Jeremy has written 4 books, including one for sports coaches, athletes and players entitled Ahead of the Game. He began his career in the world of finance before realising that his true calling lay in helping people grow and develop and perform at their best. His work with leading sportspeople, e.g. English Premier League goalkeepers, has enabled him to teach others how to apply their mindset for success to other walks of life, including the world of work. During our conversation, we unpack the role that motivation plays in achieving what we want and how managers and leaders can use this knowledge to build highly motivated teams. We also explore how choice plays an important part in how we deal with setbacks and how we can ensure that no matter how we define success we don't neglect the financial aspects. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Jeremy Lazarus on LinkedIn Check out Jeremy's FREE resources on his websiteMake Better Talent decisions with Wide CircleFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
52:05 2/5/22
How to make really great Talent Decisions
Please subscribe via the Podcast links aboveThis week's guest is Dr Dan Harrison the creator and developer of the Harrison Assessment and Talent Analytics tools. People who discover these tools often refer to them as the best-kept secret in the HR or Talent world! Of all the investment decisions that organisations make probably the one that has the least amount of rigour is around people. Yet, the amounts invested in people can be quite significant.There is a mountain of research out there to show that there is a real problem when it comes to people decision making and that making the wrong people decisions can be very costly to an organisation. In this episode, you'll discover that there is a robust suite of Predictive Talent Analytics tools out there that will not only reduce the risk of making the wrong talent decisions but that can also ensure that your talent decisions lead to stronger engagement, better retention, higher performance, growth and success. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Dan Harrison on LinkedIn Check out the Harrison Assessments website Request a Free Harrison Demo from Wide Circle Performance Solutions Train in the Harrison Tools with The Paradox Coaching AcademyFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
68:06 1/23/22
How to (re)discover your Mojo
Please subscribe via the Podcast links above.My guest this week is fellow Irishman, Paul Davis. Not only has Paul authored several books but over the past 25 years or more he has advised and worked with many entrepreneurs to help them grow and scale their businesses into multi-million euro enterprises. Along the way, he admits that he has done quite well himself. However, in this open and candid conversation, Paul reveals why so many successful people are unhappy and struggle with many things including mental health issues. In his experience, it often comes down to having lost their mojo and no longer having a clear sense of purpose. What he has to say is not only insightful for successful entrepreneurs but applies to anyone who appears to be doing well in their career. It's also extremely relevant to all of you who aspire to being successful, whatever that means for you. Or, if life has not been so kind to you these past few years you may just discover how to get things back on track and it won't be a case of "fake it til you make it"!So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with Paul Davis on LinkedinCheck out Paul's Website for free resourcesListen to Paul's Podcast - The Executive CodeTo Make Better Talent Decisions Wide Circle Performance SolutionsFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
50:03 1/8/22
The Christmas Edition
I'm very humbled by how many people have become regular listeners of this podcast. Based on my research, Leading People currently ranks in the top 20% of podcasts globally in terms of downloads and listeners. Please subscribe via the Podcast links above.It began as an experiment in January 2021. I looked at my extensive bookcase one day and wondered how could I bring so much of this wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience. I realised that I knew many of the authors and subsequently invited them to become guests on the show. It all grew from this seed. My goal was to create a conversational bounce that gave listeners an insight into who these authors were and how they came to write their books. I wanted to tap into their knowledge and wisdom. And, I also wanted it to be very human and full of humour! This podcast has become a passion. I first podcasted in 2005 long before the concept was in the mainstream. That particular podcast didn't last long. The technology to distribute it just wasn't there. However, I realised in 2020 that podcasting would bring together many things that came naturally to me:My life as a professional musician, having recorded many studio albumsMy experience in recording studios - understanding the technology My love of conversation and my curiosity to learn more from othersMy youth in Ireland listening to some of the best "talk radio" in the worldMy passion for Personal & Professional DevelopmentMy work in Leadership DevelopmentSo, a huge shout out to my regular listeners, the amazing guests who helped me get this far and all the great conversations that are to come...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksThe Paradox Coaching AcademyWide Circle Performance SolutionsFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
03:00 12/23/21
How to revolutionise your thinking and make wiser decisions
A while back I came across an intriguing article on the BBC Worklife website. It was written by this week's guest, David Robson. I later went on to purchase his excellent and extremely well-researched book entitled The Intelligence Trap. In this conversation, we chat about both the Intelligence Trap and David's forthcoming book The Expectation Effect and David reveals some fascinating insights into how so many smart people make dumb decisions and how to revolutionise your thinking so you can make wiser decisions. During our conversation, David explains how he came to write his new book, The Expectation Effect, and he shares some of the intriguing insights he gleaned from his research into sleep, exercise, food and much more...He also provides us with his top tips for how to avoid the intelligence trap and improve your mindset so you can get the most out of the expectation effect. So, why not head over to your favourite podcast channel and dive in...Meet your host, Gerry MurrayShow LinksConnect with David Robson on LinkedInConnect with David Robson on TwitterCheck out David's websiteThe Paradox Coaching AcademyWide Circle Performance SolutionsFollow Leading People on LinkedIn Leading People on X (Twitter)Leading People on FaceBookConnect with GerryWebsiteLinkedInWide Circle
53:57 12/10/21

Similar podcasts