Category Archives: Our Audio Series

Thoughts About Knowing What You Are Talking About…

Knowing what you are talking about: Donald Trump and the Pyramids…

So, here’s my question de jour: Is knowing what you are talking about even important? Does it matter?

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After publishing a recent blog entitled “Thanks, Donald—For The Gift That Keeps Giving,” I was struck by the passion of some of those commenting—particularly when they were complaining about things that weren’t even in my blog!   :-). Perhaps this passion was because of the reference to Donald Trump… (This, incidentally, inspired me to write my latest blog entitled “Another Holiday Gift From Donald And His Mates”…)

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A Fatal Flaw In The Training Of Our Business Leaders?

Does fortune REALLY favor the brave?

I think I may have come up with a foolproof way of testing that ancient adage…

This was my thinking:

What if I published a blog and a podcast that will almost certainly go down like a lead balloon with the powerful business school lobby and with every business leader who has ever proudly graduated from a business school?

Wouldn’t this be brave, I thought? And what if I received no fortune from this act of bravery? Wouldn’t this show quite conclusively that fortune DOESN’T always favor the brave?

Hmmmm….

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Leadership And Those Beautifully Written Codes Of Ethics – And Cheating

They’re not a panacea…

I’m truly sorry to have to break the news to you, but those beautifully written Codes Of Ethics aren’t a panacea. No, sadly, they don’t cure all of our ethical ills. No, sadly, this isn’t even close…

To add insult to this injury I’ve just inflicted on you (for which I apologise), you should also know this about EVERY major corporate financial scandal in recent memory—

EACH had occurred UNDER THE UMBRELLA of a major corporation that had in place a QUITE BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED CODE OF ETHICS…

So, what does this say about beautifully crafted Codes of Ethics? Not much…

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Thoughts About Balance…

A life-lesson…

The attached podcast is a short extract from a radio show in which I was asked a question about a life-lesson I might want to pass on to my sons…

Rather than offer a bland vanilla thought about the life-lesson I wanted to pass on—the importance of maintaining balance in life, I decided to offer a story that I thought was both mildly amusing and profound, while also passing on the message I wanted to pass on…

But you can be the judge of how amusing and profound it really was…

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Thoughts About Writing…

Podcast…

This podcast is the rebroadcast of some thoughts about writing that I shared in an conversation with best-selling novelist, Tim Hallinan…

The gift…

What inspired my conversation with Tim was my feeling about how writing skills can really helping us breathe life into our ideas…

As Tim mentions in the podcast, to write clearly requires one to THINK clearly—and to think clearly is surely the very essence of achieving success…

The gift this podcast offers are some tips that you might perhaps want to consider in improving your own writing skills—and the writing skills of those around you…

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“That Inspiration Thing” – From The Good, The Bad And The Ugly… (Podcast)

The gift…

The gift I’m offering is about what inspired me to bring one of my very own ideas and dreams to life… This is actually a true story…

So, what is that gift? 

You gotta take inspiration from wherever
and from whoever you can find it.

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“That Motivation Thing” – Getting The Best Out Of People… (Podcast)

Welcome…

Welcome to our podcast that is another episode from our audio archives…

“That Motivation Thing: Getting The Best Out Of People…” is the rebroadcast of an episode of “Dreamers, Winners—And Making A Difference…” This was an online radio show I hosted between November 2014 and February 2015.

Steve Burrows CBE

My guest on that January 2015 episode was Steve Burrows CBE, a world-renowned civil and structural engineer. Steve is an executive Vice President of an engineering firm that employs over 32,000 souls around the world. I thought his views of motivation might be quite fascinating—which they were…

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“That Sustainability Thing” – Learning From The Past, From Pyramids And Nature… (Podcast)

Our first podcast…

Welcome to our first podcast!

Steve Burrows CBE

“That Sustainability Thing: Learning from the past…” is the rebroadcast of an episode of “Dreamers, Winners—And Making A Difference…”—an online radio show I hosted between November 2014 and February 2015.

My guest on this episode was Steve Burrows CBE, a world-renowned civil and structural engineer with a passion for sustainability…

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