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.
Hiring & Firing, Part 2
Getting the right people into the team, and the wrong people out of the team.
Creating A Challenge Culture with Nigel Travis
Nigel Travis talks about Challenge Culture – hear the approach he took as CEO at Dunkin’ Brands, CEO at Papa Johns, COO at Blockbuster, and now as co-owner of Leyton Orient FC.
Hiring & Firing, Part 1
Get the right people in. Keep the wrong people out. Part 1: Hiring
B Corps, Better Business & Happiness
Is better business harder business? Is it better for the business itself as well as people and planet? And what are B Corps anyway? Find our as we talk to Hannah Cox, entrepreneur and founder of sustainability impact agency BetterNotStop.
Accountability Or Bust
Culture eats strategy for breakfast – especially when it’s a no/low accountability culture.
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.’