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087: Soft Voices, Strong Impact: Exploring Quiet Leadership

Discover the impact of quiet leadership. Gain insights into the common misconception of associating it with low confidence. Learn to recognise and appreciate the strengths of quiet leaders, such as their ability to stay calm under pressure and create safe spaces. Explore how leading from the back can be a powerful leadership style.

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086: Cultivating Courage: The Power of Self-Belief, Quiet Leadership, and Good Company

Karl Marsden, Chair of Contagious Communications, stresses the significance of overcoming negative self-talk for resilient leadership in the latest discussion. He explores the courage needed to admit limitations and highlights key takeaways: self-belief, quiet leadership, a love for work, strategic career progression, acceptance of mistakes, and the influence of a supportive network for effective leadership.

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085: Finding Strength in Vulnerability: Podcast Highlights from 2023

Embarking on a soulful solo podcast, I reflect on 2023’s wisdom. Vulnerability emerges as the heartbeat, unlocking courage, potential, connection, and trust—a foundation for a courageous team. In the coming year, anticipate more solo episodes, weaving inspiring tales with coaching gems. Takeaways: transformative vulnerability, courage from failure, embracing struggles, and trust through openness. Integrate these into our leadership journey.

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084 Kassi Slade: The Balancing Act: Extreme Action, Rest, and the Art of Switching Off

Kassi Slade, Founder of The Positive Sleep Coach, emphasizes the vital role of sufficient rest in preventing cardiovascular issues. Exploring the impact of inadequate sleep on performance, she advocates for self-care amidst societal neglect. Addressing identity loss, she guides leaders on reconnecting with themselves, fostering team success. Insights cover creating personal space, managing night anxiety, and embracing a humanized leadership approach.

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083: Ete Davies: Navigating Uncharted Territories: Leadership style, Cultural limits, and Overcoming Sabotage

In this episode, Ete Davies, EMEA COO at Dentsu Creative, highlights leadership’s role in fostering purpose and inclusivity. He urges leaders to overcome biases based on background, encouraging a culture that transcends limits. Key insights include the parallels between a growth mindset and imposter syndrome, the pursuit of C-Suite roles, adapting leadership to unfamiliar cultures, embracing conscious leadership, and fostering honest conversations through increased dialogue.

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082: Jane Austin: Overcoming the Fear of Not Being Relevant

Join Jane Austin, owner of Persuasion Communications, in this compelling episode as she recounts her journey from homelessness with a newborn to building a thriving business. Delve into the challenges of aging in society and staying relevant. Jane highlights the importance of assessing workplace behavior, offering business training to creatives, questioning the personalization of women’s conversations, and advocating for bold leadership perspectives.

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081: Joe Staples: Leadership Reality Check: Embrace Your Imperfections!

Explore the transformative power of honesty in leadership with Joe Staples, CCO and Partner at Mother Industries. Embrace simplicity for innovation, learn problem-solving skills, discover parallels between jiu-jitsu and creativity, overcome fears, and stay relevant by consuming diverse content. Gain insights from Joe’s mental health journey, navigating ADHD, Dyslexia, anxiety, and panic attacks while leading.

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080: Ally Owen: Managing Overwhelm and the Ability to Keep Moving Forward

Ally Owen, Founder of Brixton Finishing School, emphasizes embracing challenges for success. Discussing the significance of self-forgiveness, she explores utilizing anger as a resource. Insights include navigating the current world crisis, adopting military precision for success, and understanding personal impact for effective leadership.

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079: Ben Scoggins: Embracing leadership doubts: The ‘Everyone’s Smarter’ Struggle

In this conversation, we emphasize the pivotal role of self-belief in leadership and its direct impact on team success. Ben underscores the significance of maintaining the fundamentals of great leadership, especially in communication with your team. Key takeaways include conquering imposter syndrome, fostering a team of talented and kind individuals, and balancing what you contribute to the agency versus what it provides in return.

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078:Virginie Faucon: Making Tough Decisions and Standing Up For Your Team

Virginie Faucon shares her 20-year path to workplace authenticity and the price of advocating for her team, which led to job loss. Key takeaways include: the influence of openly addressing low confidence, how stepping back can advance one’s career, and the significance of personal branding.