Asking the hard questions of leadership. Leaders are pulled in all directions. There is no rule book. Beginning with 'No Grit No Pearl' each episode of Gritty Leaders Club explores a tension or paradox of leadership asking how founders, entrepreneurs and scale-up CEOs decide which way to turn. Published on the 1st and 15th every month, each Gritty Leaders Club episode: o Is for leaders in start-up and scale-up growing companies o Asks directly about the tough decisions of leadership: strategy to tactics; the rough and the smooth o Tells real stories of leadership grit to get 'inside' leadership o Tests leadership ideas and theories in today's business front line o Wraps up by drawing Gritty Leadership Lessons from what's been said Ben and Ian are regularly joined by guests. Founders and leaders of growing companies weigh-in to discuss the Gritty Leadership Question of the episode and tell their personal stories, "I learned about gritty leadership from..."
How good are your 1to1s? ?Part 2 of our meetings miniseries examines the 1to1.?
Patrick Lencioni's 'The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team' has become a classic followed by teams worldwide. Ben and Ian explore the model and when and how to apply it.
Are leaders born or made? How can leaders make themselves better?
Our angry rants about meetings followed by what good looks like.
What really counts when building a dream team?
Death by numbers vs knowing we're in the right place, healthy and ready to be successful.
With guest Colin Hunter: How can a leader help her team confront fear?
Where to draw the line between exploiting or growing customers.
Strategy is Invisible. All you can see is Execution.
Jim Kirkwood, CEO of TTC of discusses scaling the business, his approach to leadership, navigating challenges and the gritty leader he most admires.
Ben and Ian explore how effective leaders choose what to do to maximise the impact of each week. Each 168 hours.
How do the elements come together to produce a strategy? Also, Ben talks about Reni Eddo-Lodge's book, 'Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race', and Ian discusses 'Intent'.
What are the differences between sport and business and what can be learned?
Kicking off a series of episodes exploring strategy Ben and Ian discuss, 'What is Strategy?'
Ian and Ben reveal their top books of 2020
Exploring how leaders get lazy and looking at the opposite to identify the qualities of effective leaders and how they create conditions for success.
Ben talks with Luke Fisher, founder and CEO of London based software company Mo, about engagement, culture, investment and taking a growth company to break out and beyond.
Which is more important - A Dream, or a Dream Team?
In this guest episode Gritty Leaders Club explores marketing with Grant Leboff.
How do leaders, teams and whole organisations keep unwavering faith that they will prevail while at the same time confronting the brutal truths of their situation?
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
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