Welcome to the Leadership comes ALIVE podcast! It’s aimed at leaders who want to embrace the disruptors of the 21st century to build better performing, sustainable organisations that are more caring, productive and exciting places to be.
It’s a transpersonal approach that builds radical thinking while being ethical and authentic – leading beyond the ego.
We discuss the ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of relevant leadership topics offering practical guidance grounded in our many years of leading organisations and supported with latest leadership neuroscience.
10 June 2021 Greg Young joins Danielle Grant to discuss the perennially knotty problem of transforming organisations. Whether it is to move to a ‘new normal’ as the world emerges from the pandemic little by little, or because of a fundamental business model change, there is an effective and an ineffective way to achieve the transformation. Greg talks about his experience of enabling transformation, bringing the whole organisation along. The essential components are empathy, transparency and effective communication to reduce the fear factor. Hear his top tips.
15 min listen
27 May 2021Karen Dean joins Danielle Grant for part two of their interview to discuss the art and value of storytelling for leaders. Hear as they continue their discussion and listen for advice and perspective you can use to leverage the use of narrative as a transformative leadership skill.
"Stories have a beginning, a middle and.. ..a future."
15 min listen
13 May 2021Karen Dean joins Danielle Grant to discuss the art and value of narrative in leadership. Karen is a master certified coach who has been working with executives for 30 years. She co-authored a book called "Coaching Stories" designed to help executives move from novice to master. Listen for advice and perspective you can use to leverage storytelling as a transformative leadership skill that engages and supports teams and organisations.
20 min listen
29 April 2021Peter Collyer joins Danielle Grant to talk about the value of developing future talent for organisations through transpersonal approaches. Peter is the Chief People Officer at Ted Baker and an expert at defining "people strategy" and roadmaps for future global growth. Prior to that he was a key change catalyst for a significant shift in business direction at the Walt Disney Company.
32 min listen
15 April 2021 Otti Vogt and Danielle Grant discuss "The Fifth Revolution," a topic that is increasingly important for the health of our organisations. What is the Fifth Revolution? As Otti puts it, after the fourth revolution focused on technology and change, we need a humanistic revolution focused on moral leadership. Otti is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Transformation Officer at ING.
16 min listen
31 March 2021 Sharon Olivier is back, expanding on the resilience conversation, and this time speaking with Danielle Grant about organisational resilience. Listen as they discuss how organisations and leaders can build more resilient people, teams and cultures.
19 min listen
18 March 2021 Sharon Olivier joins Danielle Grant to discuss personal resilience. Sharon is Senior Faculty and Consultant in Leadership and HR Development at Hult Ashridge Executive Education. She is a contributing author of Inspiring Leadership and Diamonds in the Dust. This is part one of a two-part interview.
19 min listen
03 March 2021 Part two of a discussion with Fabio Segura that explores transpersonal leadership in action. Fabio is Co-CEO of the Jacobs Foundation, and he is working to transform the organisation using a number of important transpersonal leadership principles. Listen as he describes that journey and some valuable lessons learned along the way.
19 min listen
18 February 2021 Fabio Segura is Co-CEO of the Jacobs Foundation, one of the most important global funders of child and youth development. Listen as he discusses the story behind his journey towards becoming a transpersonal leader.
28 min listen
04 February 2021 This is part two of an interview where Xenia Angevin joins Danielle Grant to discuss diversity and inclusion in leadership. Listen as they focus on neurodiversity and inclusion, and ways transpersonal leaders can better foster and embrace diversity.
26 min listen
20 January 2021 This is part one of an interview where Xenia Angevin joins Danielle Grant to discuss diversity and inclusion in leadership. Listen as they focus on ethnicity and gender, and ways transpersonal leaders can better embrace diversity. Xenia warns that many organisations "have diversity but no inclusion."
16 min listen
07 January 2021 This is part two of a discussion with Greg Young and Danielle Grant about the challenges and opportunities of leadership in complex adaptive systems. It can be difficult to find success in a dynamic network of interactions because the behaviour of the ensemble may not be predictable according to the behaviour of the components.
14 min listen
17 December 2020 This is part one of a discussion with Greg Young and Danielle Grant about the challenges and opportunities of leadership in complex adaptive systems. Why is it best to take a systems approach to managing the pandemic and its effects, and how is it important to change our way of thinking and leading complex systems like COVID-19?