Gritty Leaders Club

Gritty Leaders Club

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..."

Episodes

July 20, 2021 61 min

How good are your 1to1s? ?Part 2 of our meetings miniseries examines the 1to1.?

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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.

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June 22, 2021 51 min

Are leaders born or made?  How can leaders make themselves better?

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June 8, 2021 44 min

Our angry rants about meetings followed by what good looks like.

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May 25, 2021 41 min

What really counts when building a dream team?

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Death by numbers vs knowing we're in the right place, healthy and ready to be successful.

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April 22, 2021 52 min

With guest Colin Hunter: How can a leader help her team confront fear? 

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April 6, 2021 56 min

Where to draw the line between exploiting or growing customers.

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March 23, 2021 61 min

Strategy is Invisible. All you can see is Execution.

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Jim Kirkwood, CEO of TTC of discusses scaling the business, his approach to leadership, navigating challenges and the gritty leader he most admires.

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February 23, 2021 46 min

Ben and Ian explore how effective leaders choose what to do to maximise the impact of each week.  Each 168 hours. 

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February 9, 2021 47 min

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'.

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January 28, 2021 41 min

What are the differences between sport and business and what can be learned?

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January 12, 2021 43 min

Kicking off a series of episodes exploring strategy Ben and Ian discuss, 'What is Strategy?' 

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December 30, 2020 39 min

Ian and Ben reveal their top books of 2020

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December 17, 2020 46 min

Exploring how leaders get lazy and looking at the opposite to identify the qualities of effective leaders and how they create conditions for success.

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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.

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November 17, 2020 43 min

Which is more important - A Dream, or a Dream Team?

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In this guest episode Gritty Leaders Club explores marketing with Grant Leboff.

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October 27, 2020 52 min

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?

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