The Leadership Untitled Podcast
By Rob Moors
Remember, leadership isn't just about leading people, it's also about leading yourself... In this series you will hear from experts in the areas of leadership, leadership development, learning and development, and life leadership; all sharing their extensive experience, failures, learns, successes and tip to help you in your own leadership journey.
The Leadership Untitled PodcastMay 09, 2023
S2 Ep9: Adele Bradley - 'Starting a Coaching Movement'
Joining me in this episode is Senior OD Manager and Accredited Coach, Adele Bradley.
In this conversation we chat about how to drive and start a coaching movement; how do you start, how do you get buy-in, why it's great for leaders and their teams, and why should anyone care?!
S2 Ep8: Kim Hide - 'Consistency in Leadership'
Joining me in this episode is Kim Hide, the Head of Learning & Development at The FA.
In this conversation we chat about all things 'Leadership' at The FA, included the influence and style of Gareth Southgate, the impact of Sarina Wiegman, and the overall leadership values and strategy down to Grass Roots level.
S2 Ep7: Lauren Waldman - 'Joining Forces With Your Brain'
My guest this week is Lauren Waldman, from Learning Pirate.
When Neuroscience found its way into Lauren's world, it was game over. All it took was one question, one that we’ve all, at some point or another have asked ourselves, “how did I not know this!?” it was the question that changed everything.
Diving into the science of the brain Lauren became her own best case study and learning experiment. Through her challenging, emotional and victorious learning journey, Lauren came to understand what learning really is, how it feels and how to methodically approach it. All the while gaining more familiarity with the inner workings of her brain. It was and still is a profound experience.
It is Lauren's passion and purpose to evolve the way we learn now. It’s equally important to bring a stronger understanding and awareness to people about the very thing doing the learning and that which makes us all us. The remarkable brain.
Lauren's LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-waldman-learning-pirate-4666bab/
Learning Pirate LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/learning-pirate/
Learning Pirate Website: https://www.learningpirate.com
S2 Ep6: Helen Harrison - 'Prioritising What We're About'
Welcome to the latest edition of The Leadership Untitled Podcast, with me Rob Moors… the show where we seek to help leaders through a range of guests and stories, some hints and tips and maybe a bunch of mistakes that we made along the way, so you don't have to.
My guest this week is Helen Harrison. Helen is the Head Teacher at a local primary school; in fact, it's the school that both of my kids went to… Mossley Primary School in Congleton.
So, why a Head Teacher? Well, I think it's time we got back to grassroots when it comes to leadership; not so much the academic side, the models, the theories and the debates; what do our kids think about it? What do we teach our kids in school when it comes to leadership and how do we encourage them to experience leadership and followership?
Something that really struck me about speaking with Helen was just how much emphasis she and her school place on coaching, and I don't mean just the coaching of children, but the emphasis on coaching conversations and coaching amongst her staff, the teachers, and the conversations they then have with other people such as parents on parents’ evenings.
It’s a coaching approach, and an investment of time energy and money in that approach, that I think lots of corporates could really learn from.
So, join me in welcoming Helen to the show.
S2 Ep5: Dave Ulrich - 'The Value of Values'
In this episode my guest is Dave Ulrich; the 'Father of Modern HR'.
Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group (http://www.rbl.net) a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 other journals and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; coached successful business leaders, and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with in three fields.
Organization. With co-authors, he has influenced thinking about modern organizations (Reinventing the Organization) by empirically showing how organization delivers 4 times business results over talent (Victory Through Organization), defined organizations as bundles of capabilities (Organization Capability) and worked to delineate capabilities of talent management (Why of Work; Talent Accelerator), culture change (GE Workout), learning (Learning Organization Capability), and collaboration (Boundaryless Organization).
Leadership. With colleagues, he has also articulated the basics of effective leadership (Leadership Code and Results Based Leadership), connected leadership with customers (Leadership Brand), shown how leadership delivers market value (Why the Bottom Line Isn’t), shapes investor expectations with an ability to measure leadership (Leadership Capital Index), and synthesized ways to ensure that leadership aspirations turn into actions (Leadership Sustainability).
Human Resources. He and his colleagues have shaped the HR profession and he has been called the “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade” by focusing on HR outcomes, governance, competencies, and practices (HR Champions; HR Value Added; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; HR Outside In). He spearheaded a “gift” book on the future of HR (The Rise of HR) distributed to over 1,500,000 HR professionals), in which 70 thought leaders freely shared their insights.
Most recently, he posts new articles and insights each Tuesday on Linkedin (over 170): https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveulrichpro/.
S2 Ep4: Stephen M. R. Covey - 'The Future of Leadership: From Command & Control to Trust & Inspire'
What is Trust, and why should anyone in business care? My guest, Stephen M. R. Covey explores these questions to shine a light on what he calls, "the new currency of our interdependent, collaborative world"; speed goes up and costs come down when trust is high.
Trust has never been needed more than it is today; but, how can Leaders go about building and strengthening levels of trust within their teams and organisations? What are the barriers that will get in the way, and how can you overcome them? What if trust has already gone... can it be rebuilt?
Stephen answers these questions, and a whole lot more... so take a listen and let me know what you thought of our chat.
Stephen's Links:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-m-r-covey-6400191a5/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephenMRCovey Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephenmrcovey/ Speed of Trust Website: https://www.speedoftrust.com/ Buy "The Speed of Trust": On Amazon Buy "Trust & Inspire": On Amazon
S2 Ep3: Mike Bedford - 'What Is Work?'
Where does work now sit in our priorities? Is 'hybrid working' working for everyone? Is it right to ask everyone to come back into the office? What is expected of leaders in the post-pandemic workplace?
In this 'mash-up' episode Mike and I play 'Devil's Advocate' with these, and other questions to help you see the argument from many different angles, and help you as a Leader make work 'work' for everyone.
Mike Bedford is a Neuroinclusive Coaching and Learning Leader. He's the Director and Founder of Bee-Brilliant People Development, and host of the Bee-Brilliant People Podcast.
S2 Ep2: Expert Panel - 'Order-Takers to Wave-Makers'
L&D Mastermind & Rob Moors Consulting - streamed LIVE on LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube, on April 28th, 2022.
Wanting to have a greater impact on your organisation?
Frustrated that L&D doesn't seem to be valued as highly as it should be?
Take a listen for hints and tips galore, as well as an expert panel ready to answer your questions. Watch the video for more information.
L&D Question Time - Moving from Order-Takers to Wave-Makers:
Rob Moors & James Hudson,
Special Panel Guest:
Satnam Sagoo - Associate Chief People Officer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
David James - Chief Learning Officer at Looop
Jo Wright - CEO at Coaching Culture
Charles Jennings - Co-Founder at the 70:20:10 / Tulser Institute
If you'd like to know more about Satnam and her work: https://www.linkedin.com/in/satnamsagoo/
If you'd like to listen to David's James' 'Learning & Development Podcast': https://www.looop.co/podcast
If you'd like to know more about Jo Wright's Coaching Culture Framework: https://pdf.coachingculture.com/coaching-culture-framework/... but, I'd recommend signing up to the Coaching Culture community for the framework and other free resources
If you'd like to look into Charles Jennings' Performance-Based Learning programmes: https://tulser.com/pbl-program/
S2 Ep1: Steve Davis - 'Going with the flow'
Kicking things off is Steve Davis; six-time World Snooker Champion in the 1980s, and a mindset master when it came to focusing on the job at hand. Inside our conversation is a story of self-discipline, resilience and "going with the flow", sitting alongside how Steve's own Manager, Barry Hearn complemented him and allowed him to focus on his own performance.
There's plenty here for leaders everywhere to learn from... so please, take a listen and let me know your thoughts and reflections.
Steve's Instagram: www.instagram.com/stevesnookerone47
S1 Ep20: Graham Shaw - 'Making Information Memorable'
My guest this week is Graham Shaw.Website: https://www.grahamshaw.co.uk Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/graham_shaw_why_people_believe_they_can_t_draw LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/graham-shaw-3aa8a/ Episode Content & Further Links: https://robmoors.com/grahamshaw
Graham is speaking coach and international conference presenter. He has helped thousands of people to make convincing presentations. Many directors and managers required to make important speeches and conference presentations have benefited from Graham’s coaching. His speciality is visual communication and he is best-known for his ability to convey business ideas with a quick sketch. His numerous conference audiences have been amazed to discover that they too can draw their ideas – a talent they never knew they had. Graham has appeared on BBC television and radio, including BBC World News ‘Talking Business’ and BBC World Service radio, as well as in numerous business and lifestyle publications. He spoke at TEDx Hull in 2015 and his talk; ‘Why people believe they can’t draw –and how to prove they can,’ has been viewed by over 34 million people. It is one of the most viewed talks in the TED online library of talks. More recently he spoke at TEDX Vienna on the topic; ‘How to draw to remember more’ and he is a speaker coach to TEDx speakers.
S1 Ep19: Menaca Pothalingam - 'SMILE & Learn Resilience'
My guest this week is Menaca Pothalingam.
Menaca's LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/menaca/
SMILE Leadership Academy: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smileleadershipacademy/
Menaca's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Resilience-Learned-Healing-Wounds-Finding/dp/1912547376/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=menaca+pothalingam&qid=1624908528&sr=8-1
Menaca, the Founder of the 'SMILE Leadership Academy', Host of the 'Meet Menaca' show and author of ‘Resilience Learned’, and I can see why she wrote it... Menaca’s story is of fighting for a better life and trying to bash through the obstacles that have got in her way… but, when the obstacles are ones like war, divorce and depression, you soon realise (in Meneca’s words) that maybe you’re not “invincible” after all.
It’s a pleasure to welcome Menaca to The ‘Leadership Untitled’ Podcast.
S1 Ep18: Charles Jennings - 'Learning Isn't Schooling'
My guest this week is Charles Jennings.
70:20:10 Institute: 702010institute.com
Charles is best known as co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute; working with organisations to implement cultures that recognise and nuture learning on the job; flipping the traditional training room from being one of knowledge dumping, to a more reflective space.
Impact on performance is crucial to Charles; emphasised through the roles that the institute has recommended to support this way of working – very different to the traditional L&D department.
Charles has also walked-the-walk; spending 7 years as the Chief Learning Officer at Thomson Reuters… so it will be great to understand his experience of theory Vs reality, as I welcome Charles to the show.
S1 Ep17: Penny Ferguson - 'Tale of a Living Leader'
This my guest is Penny Ferguson, Founder and CEO of The Living Leader:
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/penny-ferguson-2287481/
The Living Leader website: https://www.thelivingleader.com
Penny started her true leadership journey at the age of 50 when she became utterly disillusioned with all management training that she had been involved in. She couldn’t understand why so many attended programmes and forgot the impact and supposedly learned behaviours within six weeks. She believed there had to be a different way, especially as she realised that most training was more about management and not leadership.
Based on her life experiences, she created her own programme and, on her journey learnt more and more about leadership and how utterly critical is to every part of life – as a boss, a colleague, a friend and, as the most vital leadership role, as a parent.
She has become a leading expert on personal leadership and now well over 65,000 people have attended her 3-day programme with escalating numbers now joining her 10-week virtual programme. She changes lives!
S1 Ep16: Chris Williams - 'Spice Up The Meal'
My guest this week is Chris Williams.
Chris has been the Leadership Development Manager at Huddersfield University for 2 ½ years now; having been a key cog in the Leadership Development team at Sky for over 6 years before that.
I actually attended his programme at Sky, as a first-time leader myself… and I’m glad I did. I think it’s safe to say that Chris isn’t a ‘Trainer’s Guide’ kinda guy, nor is he into pointless dancing energisers that fill time and make most people feel incredibly uncomfortable… why do L&D still do that?!
What Chris is, however, is a leadership expert with a strong sense of responsibility to and for the Leaders under his watch; maximising the impact of his time with them and following that up with targeted coaching conversations that never ‘feel’ targeted, and rarely feels like coaching.
So, let’s hear more about him, his influences and his thoughts, as I welcome Chris to the show.
S1 Ep15: Lisa Haggar - 'Go MAD & Be Human'
My guest this week is Lisa Haggar.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-haggar-540a68117/
HR Couch: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9056688/
Lisa titles herself as “The HR Coach”; tasked with “Putting the Human back into HR”; and is one of the most energetic voices on LinkedIn in trying to achieve it. Earlier this year, Lisa founded “The HR Couch”; “a pioneering new way of learning, sharing, collaborating and changing the way we work in HR and as leaders, to become more people-centric.”
But where has the ‘Human’ gone? Was it ever there? Whose responsibility are ‘the people’ anyway? They’re just a few of the topics I’m looking forward to exploring, as I welcome Lisa to the show.
S1 Ep14: Tim Roberts - 'It Always Starts With you'
My guest this week is Tim Roberts.
Tim, coming from a Learning & Development background, has become ‘Mr Emotional Intelligence’, through his motivational speaking tours, Leadership coaching and facilitation programmes – cultivating an online following with his #italwaysstartswithtyou movement.
He believes that emotional intelligence is the key piece in the work and leadership puzzle, and one that so easily missed or ignored in the pursuit of profits and results.
He joins me today to explore this, and more; so time to welcome Tim to the podcast.
S1 Ep13: Bernadette Ude-Wetherell - 'Be Human (and bring a bit of B)'
My guest this week is Bernadette Ude-Wetherell.
Bernadette is a seasoned L&D professional, having just ‘celebrated’ 20 years in the industry. Her roles have seen her work at companies such as Sodexo and AO, heading up Learning & Development, Organisational Development, Performance, Talent, and Leadership Development in her time; but, it all started off working in nightclubs, which is where she first learned the art of Leadership.
Bernadette was recommended to me as someone I simply had to speak to, so let’s cut to the chase and welcome Bernadette to the show.
S1 Ep12: Ed Monk - 'Learning and/or Performance'
My guest this week is Ed Monk, The CEO of the Learning and Performance Institute.
With the LPI, Ed is influencing the world of L&D to focus on adding real value to the organisations they are part of, through a performance mindset and an agile approach; fighting against the old norm of training for the sake of training. Not only do they recognise and support their L&D community individually with their membership offering, but they also contribute greatly to the industry as a whole through their showcase events ‘Learning Live’ and ‘The Learning Awards’.
So, let’s crack on and speak to Ed.
S1 Ep11: Major Charlotte Hayes - 'You're Nothing Without Your Team'
My guest this week is Major Charlotte Hayes.
Charlotte is an Army Major, serving in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) division.
In March 2021, Charlotte posted a photo of herself on LinkedIn, in full uniform stating “I am a Leader. I am an Army Officer. I am a Chartered Engineer.” Referring to the need to stop using gender pro-nouns which delineate between the capabilities of men and women. Around 1.5 million views, over 30,000 reactions and 1,500 comments later; I think it’s safe to say that Charlotte’s message clearly resonated and evoked a positive response.
It’s that example of strong, authentic and vulnerable leadership that prompted me to ask Charlotte if she would be a guest on my podcast, to talk me through the experiences that had led to that post; but also her experiences of leadership in the Army, as well as what we could all learn from them.
So, less talk from me, as I welcome Charlotte to the show.
S1 Ep10: James Hudson - 'It's All About You'
My guest this week is James Hudson.
L&D Mastermind: www.ldmastermind.com
James is the Founder of the L&D Mastermind, which is an L&D community with over 3000 members to date; joining together to share ideas, attend webinars, search relevant jobs boards and search for approved L&D suppliers… and much more.
When James and I chatted about his vision and reason for setting this up, his answer was quick and simple… he said, “I wanted to give something back”.
Well, he’s certainly doing that, so, let’s hear more from James, as I welcome him to the podcast.
S1 Ep9: Steve Purdham - 'Passion, Focus & Strategic Marketing'
My guest this week is Steve Purdham.
Steve is a serial entrepreneur; forever looking to fuel his passions and to discover and develop great people to come along on those journeys with him. His projects have seen him build and sell a number of companies, including internet security provider SurfControl, which he built from nothing to a valuation of over £1bn in the early 2000s.
A number more ventures and a visit to the Dragon’s Den later, and Steve is still as passionate about business and people as ever… so, let’s explore all that and more as I welcome Steve to The Leadership Untitled Podcast.
S1 Ep8: Andrea Newton - 'Conversations Matter'
My guest this week is Andrea Newton.
Free 30 page e-book around stress management for Stress Awareness Month: www.confidentconversations.co.uk/RUGSAM
Andrea’s headline on LinkedIn says “Confident Conversations can change organisations, develop relationships, improve results and save lives” – how many times have your consultants added the “save live” bit? And Andrea’s story includes saving her own, to become a successful leadership consultant.
A number of people flagged Andrea to me as someone I simply had to invite on to the Podcast; and I’m glad they did…… as Andrea says, it’s time to “Get comfortable with the uncomfortable”… as I welcome her to the show.
S1 Ep7: Adam Kara and Jo Wright - 'Trust in a Coaching Culture'
My guests this week are Adam Kara & Jo Wright from Coaching Culture Ltd.
Jo's LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jowrightcoach
Adam's LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/adamkara1
Adam is Founder and CEO, while Jo is Director of the Coaching Culture community as well as Editor of the Coaching Culture Magazine and Presenter of the Coaching Culture Podcast. Their message is a pretty simple one, having a coaching culture in your organisation, where leaders adopt a coaching style, is the way forward… to quote their home page… “There seems to be something in the air… a sense that coaching is about to have its day”.
Well, I guess that means that a great conversation is in the air also… so let me welcome Adam & Jo to The Leadership Untitled Podcast.
S1 Ep6: Solomon Onaolapo - 'Nothing Is Impossible If You Write It Down'
My guest this week is Solomon Onaolapo.
Rising Stars: www.risingstarsnw.com
Pie Radio: www.pieradio.co.uk
Solomon is the Founder of Pie Radio, a Fundraiser and a Director at Rising Stars. I first met Solomon just over 12 months ago, when looking around for Podcast Studio providers; I was really impressed by the example he was setting not only within the company, but also for the wider community around him. His work is more than just radio services, he’s passionate about providing opportunities for local children in the form of work and skills experiences; opportunities that he didn’t have himself.
So, time to explore all that and more as I welcome Solomon to The Leadership Untitled Podcast.
S1 Ep5: Nick Shackleton-Jones - 'Pigs & Pizzerias'
My guest this week is Nick Shackleton-Jones.LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/shackletonjones Twitter: twitter.com/shackletonjones Book Link: 'How People Learn' - www.amazon.co.uk/How-People-Learn-Designing-Performance/dp/0749484705
Nick has held a number of Senior L&D roles, spanning companies such as Siemens, the BBC and BP; and is now the HR Director at Deloitte UK.
Perhaps most significant however is his 2019 book, “How People Learn” where Nick not only explores the design principles of his 5Di model, but also common approaches, such as gamification and education, and highlights their limitations compared with actually finding and targeting what people are actually concerned about.
So, time to explore all that and more as I welcome Nick to The Leadership Untitled Podcast.
S1 Ep4: Peter Cheese - '21st Century Leadership'
My guest this week is Peter Cheese.LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/petercheese CIPD Profile: www.cipd.co.uk/about/who-we-are/leadership-team/executive-team#gref
Peter is the CEO of CIPD; as well as being an Executive Fellow for the London Business School and Author.
I really excited about this conversation, as we naturally explore the ‘grey areas’ of leadership, as not only does Peter represent the CIPD best practices and guidance of leadership but has obviously experienced the ups and downs of being that senior leadership figure too – will all eyes pointing at him from inside and outside the organisation. How far can theory take you, and how hard is it not to fall into the traps that wait along the way?
So, time to explore all that and more as I welcome Peter to The Leadership Untitled Podcast.
S1 Ep3: Chris Lewis - 'The Choice Before The Choice'
My guest this week is Chris Lewis.Chris' Book, "Crazy - My Road to Redemption": www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0750986956/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_FY004AZ65CJSK05RFJQZ Chris' LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/chris-lewis-791664179/
Chris made his debut for the England Test Cricket team in July 1990, going on to play in 32 Test Matches and 53 One Day Internationals, through to 1998, which included opening the bowling against Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup Final. He left cricket in 2000 after raising concerns about match-fixing in the game; only returning for a short comeback with Surrey in 2008.
Later that same year, Chris was arrested at Gatwick airport for carrying £140,000 worth of liquid cocaine into the country, for which he was sentenced to 13 years in prison, of which he served 6; he was released in 2015.
That experience changed Chris; from a position of terror and helplessness, to one of hope and purpose about the future. Therein lies a weaving story of self-leadership, about which I’m lucky to have Chris join me today to discuss.
So, let’s get on with the show and hear from Chris himself.
S1 Ep2: David James - 'Learn From Our Mistakes'
Hello, and welcome to the Rob Moors Leadership Untitled Podcast; the show that helps HR, L&D and Operational Leaders avoid the everyday traps that impact performance. The conversations we have will help to guide you towards greater value and impact in your organisation by covering topics that will help you build Leadership skills that generate more engaging, human workplaces that boost trust and performance.
My guest this week is David James.LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin The Learning & Development Podcast: www.looop.co/podcast
David is a significant thought-leader in the world of L&D and seeks to share on his highly successful “Learning & Development Podcast”. He speaks from a place of experience, steeped in his own reflections and learning through his time as the Director of Learning and Organisational Development at Walt Disney, through to his current post as Chief Learning Officer at Looop.
‘Solving real problems’, ‘learning in the flow of work’ and ‘moving the performance needle’ are at the heart of David’s campaign to modernise L&D; and not doubt they will be at the centre of our conversation today.
So, let’s get on with the show and hear from David himself.
S1 Ep1: Graham Wilson - 'The Time Is Now'
Hello, and welcome to the Rob Moors Leadership Untitled Podcast; the show that helps HR, L&D and Operational Leaders avoid the everyday traps that impact performance. The conversations we have will help to guide you towards greatåer value and impact in your organisation by covering topics that will help you build Leadership skills that generate more engaging, human workplaces that boost trust and performance.
My guest this week is Graham Wilson.LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/leadershipwizard Personal website: www.grahamwilson.com Company website: www.thesuccessfactory.co.uk
Graham has now been running his leadership “Successfactory” for 27 years, as well as being a speaker, author and podcaster on the subject of Leadership – in fact, one of his clients called him a “Leadership Wizard”! Now, that’s great feedback.
Graham and I are going to chat about Leadership today, including the leading yourself first, trust and high performance; and, before the end, we’ll decide on a title for this episode, based on the conversation flow.