The Leadership Enigma

The Leadership Enigma

As the world constantly changes, then today is a simple as it gets! It’s your leadership capabilities that will make the difference for your business, your people and your success. Each week Adam Pacifico, leadership expert, author, opinion columnist and barrister will be joined by global experts, academics, rising stars, ambitious upstarts and disruptors across sectors, disciplines and geographies as we push, prod and provoke 'The Leadership Enigma.' Whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner or seasoned corporate executive, this show will uncover the tools, techniques, strategies and lessons learned to catapult your leadership capabilities in preparation for success in a constantly changing landscape.

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September 23, 2022 38 min

Chris Samsa is a positive psychologist and one of the founding directors of The Neuro Leadership Institute and has personally worked with Carol Dweck in the arena of Growth Mindset and Psychological Safety. 

A Positive Psychologist focuses on your strengths and what is ‘right’ with you as opposed to just developmental areas. Chris advises that all of us must find out we are naturally good at and do more of it. 

Through neuroplasticit...

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Clarke Murphy is a CEO and Board Advisor and author of ‘Sustainable Leadership’. He hosts The Redefiners podcast. Leaders are faced with global growth, changing demographics of the workforce, constant change, digital transformation, automation, globalisation and more, and therefore lead in the transformation as opposed to the replacement business. 

Clarke explains that sustainability is the broad umbrella for the 17 Sustainable Deve...

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September 9, 2022 39 min

Traci Fenton is the CEO of WorldBlu with a personal purpose and passion to help 1 billion people live, lead and work in freedom rather than fear. We have never lived in a time with so much fear and Traci has dedicated the last 25 years of her professional life in service of helping leaders and organisations in over 100 countries. 

WorldBlu has certified organisations across the world for 17 years who embrace freedom centred leadersh...

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Laurie Sudbrink is the author of GRIT and CEO of Unlimited Coaching. Her work is her passion based on being a middle child with 13 siblings from a blended family. Grit was something she was taught at a young age and now she works on a daily basis with leaders across multiple organisations helping people work better together.
Laurie’s passion to help others is partly based on the loss of two of her brothers to suicide leaving her qu...

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Luke is a former U18’s England rugby player who has devoted his life to working with athletes from Premiership and Championship football teams, elite rugby, GB skateboarding, weightlifting and disadvantaged young adults in relation to mindfulness and mental wellbeing. The link between mental health and performance is now well known and something every leader must consider for him or herself and their teams. 

Luke had a very goal dri...

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Jay Bousada is the CEO and Founder of Thrillworks who have been creating digital acceleration solutions for clients for over 23 years. Jay was originally a structural engineer with a passion for problem solving and an entrepreneurial approach that has always sought to locate self-imposed boundaries and proactively problems solve in an ever-changing world. 

Jay created the concept of Self-Imposed Expiry Dates in 2017 which was a poin...

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Dan Priestley is a serial entrepreneur currently leading 7 companies, author of multiple books and proud father of three. 

A key person of influence  as a business leader creates a compelling vision with energy and purpose beyond just profit whilst also attracting amazing talent who create real value so that the business takes on a life of its own. Examples include Microsoft and Apple who have gone from strength to strength beyond t...

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Donald Thompson is the CEO and Co-founder of The Diversity Movement with over 20 years of experience of building and selling companies. He passionately describes himself as a lifetime ‘competitive learner’ who pays attention to what he needs to do personally in order to create lasting relationships. As the son of a football coach (American football) he always understood how the individual can hustle with humility in order to be par...

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Fraser Edwards is the co-founder and CEO of Cheqd. The business was created in 2021 and has already received 2 rounds of funding and has a valuation in excess of $40 million. 
Fraser is an amazing example of a young entrepreneur who has leveraged his education, life experiences and failures.
Fraser comes from a long line of engineers, mother (mechanical), father (civil), uncle (chemical) and two half-brothers, one a civil engineer an...

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Camilla Byk MBE is the CO-FOUNDER of Podium.me and passionate about empowering the younger generation to find their voice. The catalyst for Camilla’s work was during the Clapham riots in 2011 when she spoke to and audio recorded the teenagers impacted during the riots as she realised no one was asking them for their thoughts, views and stories on their own terms.

Podium.me was created from Camilla’s kitchen table to serve young jour...

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Andrea Crosta is the Founder and Executive Director of Earth League International (ELI). Earth League International was created 12 years ago as an NGO and became the first Intelligence Agency for the Earth, triggered by Andrea’s experience of working in security in Kenya and being exposed to the scale of the elephant poaching crisis. His story is an intense human centred and purposeful example of one person becoming a force for goo...

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Nic Marks’s TED talk on the Happy Planet Index has been viewed millions of times. He studied maths at Cambridge, is a trained therapist and statistician and was a member of the Think Tank (New Economics Foundation) working on wellbeing that became hugely successful and influential at Governmental level.
A happy team is a successful team. Happiness is ill defined and therefore can be thought of at three different levels. ‘I feel hap...

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Ian Clarke is Founder of award-winning culture transformers Delight Consulting and the author of 'Project Speak Up' - a global D&I report and change campaign that sent ripples across the global financial sector, broke 5 CSR world records and changed the perception of people and conduct risk forever.
A multi-award winning philanthropist, rights campaigner and D&I consultant, Ian is a leading authority on human uniquen...

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June 11, 2022 41 min

Garry Ridge is the CEO and Chairman of WD40, a publicly traded company of the iconic blue and yellow can with the red cap. His 25 years as CEO have been his apprenticeship in all things leadership and culture. Garry describes himself as the consciously incompetent, probably wrong and roughly right CEO of an iconic product that can now be found in 176 countries. Culture is at the heart of everything that Garry believes in and commit...

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Dr. Gautam Gulati is a physician entrepreneur and world-renowned keynote speaker focused on using unconventional and contrarian techniques to drive innovation in health.

By being a "sponge to the world", Dr.G has an uncanny ability to identify problems, spot trends, and uncover patterns that most others miss.

He uses a personal mantra called GO.BE.DO. to serve as a guiding filter for his life decisions - GO to interesting pla...

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Hidde de Vries is the founder of Recharge, a former Googler and the author of “Work Smart, Play Smart’ which he released in the UK live on this podcast episode. Hidde recalls losing his business, his income, his girlfriend and his flat as the catalyst for his journey to avoid burnout and depression. It was only when Hidde was full time at Google and loving his work did he start to reconsider how he could best manage is own energy a...

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Lisa Hurley is a writer, TV host, Podcaster and Activist. We met when both of us were separately featured in Podcaster Inc Magazine. As soon as I heard Lisa's story, this episode became a priority. We are two totally different people who share a passion for trying to add value and positivity in the world. Our curiosity allows us to see our commonality and human spirit for positive change. Lisa explains how she deals with being ...

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Rob Lilwall is a National Geographic Adventurer and author. Rob's first expedition was a 35,000 mile bike ride from Siberia to London where he had to survive months of minus 40 degree weather and being knocked off his bike twice. He then deiced to walk from Mongolia to Hong Kong followed by his decision to trek across the Taklamakan (desert of death) by himself. Rob is a true example of an ordinary chap completing extraordinary...

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Simon Leslie is the CEO of Ink Global, the world's largest publisher of in-flight magazines..........that was until the global pandemic arrived. Simon is also the author of a number of books including 'Equanimity - Diary of a CEO in Crisis' which he wrote during the challenges of the pandemic. Simon has been a serial entrepreneur all his life striving to do things better, differently and in a culture that rewards behavi...

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Welcome to Episode 100. Renée Elliott is the founder of Planet Organic and co-founder of Beluga Bean. Renée has devoted her working life to offering and supporting a life of wellbeing. She built Planet Organic on the basis of being able to offer healthy food to create healthy lifestyles. Her passion is laser focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners understand their 'Whole Self Leadership' potential. We chat abou...

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