There is no rule book
At every turn, leaders are pulled in all directions.
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.
No Bullsh!t Leadership
“Pick the top few things that create value. Drop all the other sh!t and don’t worry about it.” Gritty Leaders Club interviews Martin G Moore during the run-up to publication of his new book, No Bullsh!t Leadership, in which Marty lays out his essential steps to lift your leadership – and your organization – to a higher level.
The Leadership Challenge
Inspired by the book, The Leadership Challenge, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, we look at five behaviours exhibited by the best leaders – how do you measure up?
Why Change Fails
Why most companies and teams fail at change (and how to succeed).
How good are your 1-to-1 meetings? Part 2 of our meetings miniseries examines the 1-to-1.
The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team
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.
Leadership: Nurture or Nature
Are leaders born or made? How can leaders make themselves better?
Meetings: The Good, Bad & Ugly
Our angry rants about meetings followed by what good looks like.
Nightmare Team / Dream Team
What really counts when building a dream team?
Measure It. Measure What? (Strategy, Part 4)
Death by numbers versus knowing we’re in the right place, healthy and ready to be successful.
Fear in leadership
With guest Colin Hunter: How can a leader help her team confront fear?
Buy or Bye Bye Customers
Where to draw the line between exploiting or growing customers.
What Is Strategy (Part 3) : Execution
Strategy is Invisible. All you can see is Execution.
Leading With Purpose, with Jim Kirkwood of TTC
Jim Kirkwood, CEO of TTC of discusses scaling the business, his approach to leadership, navigating challenges and the gritty leader he most admires.
168 Hours. What effective leaders do
Ben and Ian explore how effective leaders choose what to do to maximise the impact of each week. Each 168 hours.
What is Strategy (Part 2)
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.’
Can Sport Teach Business?
What are the differences between sport and business and what can be learned?
What Is Strategy?
Kicking off a series of episodes exploring strategy Ben and Ian discuss, ‘What is Strategy?’
Books, Books, Books!
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.
Culture Defining Moments, with Luke Fisher of Mo
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.