Phone Calls With Clever People

Phone Calls With Clever People

Welcome to Phone Calls With Clever People! A podcast focused on asking great questions of talented people to help us all become more effective leaders. I‘m fortunate to know some very clever people. Now through the wonders of technology I‘m sharing their cleverness with the rest of the world by broadcasting our telephone conversations on helpful leadership topics. Whether you’re an organisational leader, a business leader, a thought leader or aspiring to be any of those, this is a podcast that’s focussed on investing in you as you navigate that journey. Want to get in touch to find out more about me? Visit www.shanemhatton.com or email me at contact@shanemhatton.com

Episodes

December 9, 2021 48 min

We're doing something a little different for the final episode of 2021

As I look back and celebrate one year of the Phone Calls With Clever People Podcast I'm joined by my good friend Rohan Dredge from my first ever episode. Rohan joins me again to turn the tables and interview me for the show. In this episode we take time to reflect on where this all started, what's changed and what we're noticing in the world, wh...

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We're Talking About Innovation. 

My guest is Frans Johansson bestselling author of The Medici Effect. This book is an innovation classic released by the Harvard Business School Press that explores why the most powerful innovation happens at the “Intersection,” where ideas and concepts from diverse industries, cultures, and disciplines collide.

Available in 21 languages, The Medici Effect has become the definitive book on dive...

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We're Talking About Money 

It's something that touches almost every part of our life and yet something we don't talk a lot about openly. 

My guest is Tammy Barton, managing director of Australian business MyBudget and she told me that when we transform our money it can transform our life. And yet while there's a lot of information available to us around mental or physical health, there's not a lot enough conve...

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November 18, 2021 53 min

We're Talking About Stress 

Trigger Warning: this episode briefly discusses issues around mental health, depression and suicide.

My guest is speaker, coach and author Luke Mathers and he told me that stress can be a good thing, even a superpower if we don't let it stick to us. 

Today I give him a call to explore how we can lead ourselves better in the area of stress. 

Luke is the author of Stress Teflon, and 28 years in...

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We're talking about ideas   More importantly how we mobilise people behind them.    My guests are the hosts from The Common Creative Podcast - Chris Meredith and Paul Fairweather and they told me that when it comes to collaborating around ideas what is required to generate ideas looks different to what is required to mobilise people behind them.   Today I give them a call to talk all about how we can turn creative ideas into co...

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We're talking about self-leadership.   As restrictions around the world ease and we venture forward into this new world of work, it can be tempting to look to others to lead us out of lockdown. My guest on the podcast this week is Australian author and global speaker Ciara Lancaster and she told me that we have some personal responsibility when it comes to leading ourselves out of lockdown.   Today I'm giving her a call to ...
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We're talking about focus.   My guest is speaker and author is "Do One Thing Deep" Gayle Smerdon PhD, and as the title suggests she is advocate for businesses and individuals choosing one thing and doing it deep.   Today I'm giving her a call to find out why!   Gayle Smerdon, PhD is a writer, researcher and speaker on learning, leading and organisational culture.   Gayle's message is simple and practical. Stop ...

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We're talking about resistance.  

My guest is communication international facilitator, advisor and coach Leanne Hughes and she told me that while we often trying to overcome resistance, she believes it can be a good thing.

Today I give her a call to talk all about it.

Leanne Hughes loves creating unpredictable workshop experiences, that predictably work.

She combines her experience in Marketing, with her education in Human ...

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We're talking hybrid communication   My guest is communication expert and my good friend Mel Kettle. She told me that while many organisations have been much more intentional around the role of technology in this new world of hybrid working, many haven't thought as intentionally about their communication.   I give Mel a call to learn more about what we can do to communicate better in the new world of work.   Mel Kettle is a...

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We're talking about what it means to be Bold!

And who better to join me than bold branding & small business coach and my good friend Suz Chadwick. 

Suz and I crossed paths for the first time in a 'clubhouse' conversation (for those who don't know clubhouse was an audio hangout app that rose to popularity in the early months of 2021 - that fell just as quickly) and i immediately knew I had to get her as a guest...

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We're having a conversation about wisdom.   As we navigate life & leadership we probably all feel like we could use a little more wisdom in our decisions. But where and who do you turn to in order to find it?   Most people have many specialists around them: Solicitor, Bank or Finance Broker, Stock Broker, Health Practitioner, Accountant, Insurance Broker. But helps you oversee the work of all these specialist professionals?...
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We're Talking About Mental Health.    Trigger warning: for anyone that may want to avoid this topic of conversation which includes discussion around anxiety, health, medication and depression.   My guest is one of New Zealand's most experienced and successful strategic facilitators Alicia McKay and she is known for tackling the tricky stuff in life, work and leadership.   When I invited Alicia to join me on the podcast our ...
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We're Talking About Leadership. 

In 2012 Holly Ransom was named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’, making her the youngest person to receive the honour. Known as one of the world’s top keynote speakers, CEO of her own company and now author of her first book The Leading Edge, Holly raises a call to arms for people to step up and turn their restlessness for change into the reality of a bet...

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We're Talking About Confidence. 

My guest is my good friend and author of 'Confidence Feels Like Sh*t', Erika Cramer. 

Erika told me that confidence isn’t something we’re born with, rather it’s just like any emotion and we can choose it. I give her a call to find out what it takes practice confidence.

Known to many as The Queen of Confidence, she is an international confidence coach and popular 5 star podcast host wh...

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We're Talking About Productivity. 

We’re having a conversation about the productivity principles we can learn from the world of manufacturing. 

My guest is author Ishan Glaapathy and he says that "solving your day to day chaos isn’t what improves year on year performance". I give him a call to talk about his experience in the manufacturing industry and what it can teach us about leadership and business.

Ishan is an a...

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We're Talking About Collaboration. 

More specifically this idea of Collective Genius. My guest is Simon Dowling and he told me that Collective Genius isn’t just about collaborating as a team, it’s about understanding the kinds of problems that can only be solved by having this group of people in the room. I give him a call to talk about how to build that kind of team. 

Simon is an author speaker, teacher and advisor helping c...

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We're doing something a little different. 

I’ve been fortunate to have some really clever conversations with people over the last few seasons and one of those clever guests is my good friend (and friend of the show) Janine Garner. Earlier this week Janine turned the tables and invited me to join her for a clever conversation that we livestreamed together. I personally enjoyed it so much that I reached out to her and asked for ...

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We're Talking About Conversations that matter. 

I’m joined by my good friend Chad Littlefield who says that he is on a mission to eradicate small talk. And as you’ll quickly learn this isn’t just something he talks about, it was the foundation on which the two of us met.

I typically like to keep these podcast episodes to roughly 30-40mins but there was no way I could contain all the gold within that time frame so I hope you’l...

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We're Talking About Decisions

In particular making the hard decision to take the risky path rather than the comfortable one. And I can’t think of anyone better to join me in this conversation than Kendra Banks, Managing Director at Seek Ltd.

I was fortunate to work with Kendra back in 2019 and hear some of her journey and it really is a journey of choosing the right path in the face of resistance.How did she do it? And how ha...

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We're Talking About Burnout

My guest is Dr Jenny Brockis and she told me that burnout is something that can often sneak up on people we identify as being the most resilient. The good news is that it is preventable. I give her a call to learn more about what it takes to help ourselves and our team thrive and avoid burnout.

Dr Jenny Brockis is an expert in the science of high-performance thinking, creating thriving teams and le...

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