Not one we'd expected to do - but this episode (after a few weeks off) is all about this Covid 19 (Coronavirus), that's taken over the world. As a leader, how do you adapt? How do you support your team? How do you avoid micro-managing? Probably the least prepared you'll ever hear JB and Ant (is that even possible) anything could go! Our usual listener questions also pop up...
A subject that was inevitably going to get some passionate discussion, Ant and JB discuss a topic on many leaders' minds. What is the obsession with hiring people ONLY with a degree? With more people in the world without one than with - is dismissing them from a recruitment process good or bad leadership?
That and your listener questions - we also return to wine during recording. Hold on to your seats!
After being told off by some listeners for not publishing an episode last week, we're back (in between some pretty crazy travel schedules) to talk about Objective Setting. What do you do? How do you inspire your team to be involved in them? What is and is not an objective.
That and the usual questions from the listeners - we're delighted to JUST squeeze this episode within an hour. Boom!
Public speaking. MEH! Hate doing them? Sometimes don't like sitting through them. Fear not, help is at hand. This week, JB and Ant kick around tips and tricks at doing your perfect town hall or inspiring communication. That and of course your listener questions where JB for once, is caught off guard with an answer!
This week (aside from JB's ear damaging singing) Ant and JB kick around 'what is Peak Performance' to you and I, and how do we get ourselves and our people there? A few curveballs which we didn't expect to get to around human mindset and also 'stress'...
That and a record number of shout outs and a few questions!
Well - how did that happen?? A new decade and a new job for you - exciting - but how do you make a great first 100 day impact? Ant & JB chat about their own experiences sharing hints and tips in their usual relaxed style. That; and we answer your usual listener questions and have a jolly good 2020 time!
Yes - that's right, unadulterated questions from you - our listeners.
Dealing with honesty / trust / unhappy employees - we have questions from all over the world answered by Ant and JB. Pretty unplanned this one - and some questions about their personal lives too. Who knew JB plays the banjo, and Ant did a radio show naked!?
The last episode of the decade before the team take a break. Back in January.
We try and always avoid politics - but how can we!?! Taking a bold step in the latest edition, Ant and JB try and talk about politics without actually giving our voting positions away... TRICKY!
What can we learn about those leaders of the past and present, in business? How does Boris gain a loyal base of followers? How did Corbyn win the 2017 election, despite losing? What can Trump teach us about being a leader... love or hate these people, they clearly are winners in some eyes - but how?! What can we learn!?
Your questions and shout outs (including a ballad request) also feed in to the penultimate episode of the decade.
After months of travel Ant and JB finally get to record an episode of the Podcast from their own homes... which of course (other than technology) brings its own complications. Anyway - this week, couple of corker questions AND the old topic of 'Culture' or is it 'Strategy' or is it some blurry mix of the two? Exciting to confirm this is the first episodes with guests!!
Welcome to the episode dedicated to Infinite F...ing Wisdom!
We all know these people, right? They are either one of our bosses, or if you don't know someone that is full of IFW, it's probably you...
Anyway - this week, JB and Ant explore the reasons why people might (as leaders) feel they need to be the person with ALL the knowledge. That and your joyous questions from all over the world....