HOW DO LEADERS LEAD?

In this podcast, journalist James Ashton brings together people from the top of very different organisations in the worlds of business, charity, the arts and beyond to discuss their take on leading vital causes, famous brand names and multi-million-pound enterprises.

 

His two guests swap stories of success and failure, the skills they have picked up, the challenges they face every day and the advice they offer to others.

LATEST EPISODE: 2 DEC  PHARMACY2U & METROPOLITAN THAMES VALLEY

SEASON 2

 

EPISODE 1:

O2 & 

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA

Mark Evans and Stuart Murphy join James Ashton to discuss coping in a crisis, the myth of creativity, keeping connected and standing your ground.

EPISODE 2:

UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL & 

MONTESSORI ST NICHOLAS

Dame Janet Beer and Leonor Stjepic join James Ashton to discuss thinking on your feet, financial discipline and female role models.

EPISODE 3:

BRITISH SWIMMING &

ANGLIAN WATER

Jack Buckner and Peter Simpson join James Ashton to discuss learning from the approach of top athletes, developing a winning culture and the power of long service

EPISODE 4:

THE CROWN ESTATE &

AMANDA WAKELEY

Dame Alison Nimmo and Amanda Wakeley join James Ashton to discuss juggling responsibilities, the power of coaching, trusting your team and putting your name over the door.

EPISODE 5:

THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL &

LEON

John Vincent and Craig Hassall join James Ashton to discuss putting on a show, screwing up, finding the right mentor and how to tackle US expansion.

EPISODE 6:

ENTREPRENEUR FIRST &

RSPB

Alice Bentinck and Beccy Speight join James Ashton to discuss campaigning conservation, fashioning leaders from founders and megalomaniac tendencies.

SEASON 1

EPISODE 1:

DELOITTE & 

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST

David Sproul and Kate Collins join James Ashton to discuss humanising tough decisions, being elected as leader, retaining a maverick spirit and making staff talk in the lift.

 

EPISODE 2:

MIND &

DIRECT LINE

Paul Farmer and Paul Geddes join James Ashton to discuss staying in touch with the frontline, respecting the past, picking the right mentor and the importance of leaders’ own wellbeing.

EPISODE 3:

BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY &

THE SCOUTS

Amanda Mackenzie and Matt Hyde join James Ashton to discuss promoting better business behaviour, mobilising a volunteer force, magpieing great ideas and showing some vulnerability

EPISODE 4:

HEATHROW &

ENGLISH HERITAGE

John Holland-Kaye and Kate Mavor join James Ashton to discuss investing in the past, building for the future, being yourself as the boss, changing staff culture and selling the best cake.

EPISODE 5:

ROYAL SOCIETY &

PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY

Julie Maxton and Robin Mortimer join James Ashton to discuss the art of problem solving, tracking public opinion, natural leadership insecurity and keeping maritime traditions alive.

EPISODE 6:

FIRST DIRECT &

NORTHERN BALLET

Joe Gordon and Mark Skipper join James Ashton to discuss keeping up with customer expectation, battling budget cuts, riding your luck and the excitement of opening night.

EPISODE 7:

FLUTTER ENTERTAINMENT &

FAIRTRADE

Peter Jackson and Michael Gidney join James Ashton to discuss digital transformation, personal development, empowering their people and switching from non-executive to CEO of the same organisation.

EPISODE 8:

DESIGN MUSEUM &

SHELTER

Polly Neate and Alice Black join James Ashton to discuss delighting visitors, the joy of campaigning, forever fundraising and the importance of self-knowledge.

EPISODE 9:

WELLCOME TRUST &

PARKRUN

Sir Jeremy Farrar and Nick Pearson join James Ashton to discuss taking risks, campaigning voices and making a difference in the world’s wellbeing.

 
SUPPORTED BY SAXTON BAMPFYLDE

Saxton Bampfylde is an executive search firm and leadership adviser with a trusted reputation built over 30 years. It finds and nurtures those who will lead, evolve and positively improve organisations across the UK and internationally. The team are experts in many specialist areas across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, advising on key leadership appointments and championing diversity. For more details, visit saxbam.com

CONTACT US

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EPISODE 7:

HAVAS CREATIVE NETWORK &

TRAINLINE

Clare Gilmartin and Chris Hirst join James Ashton to discuss fostering creativity, staying resilient and reinventing yourself at Harvard.

EPISODE 8:

PHARMACY2U & METROPOLITAN

THAMES VALLEY

Mark Livingstone and Geeta Nanda join James Ashton to discuss their biggest challenges, merger tactics, building a team and getting lucky.

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