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There’s No ‘I’ in Podcast

Mark Johnson & Sean Gallagher

A podcast about teams: building them, being in them, running them and how we work together. Sean, a sports coach, and Mark, a performance teacher, and guests look for what their teams have in common and what makes them different.
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Ep. 10 Promo (Guest: Sgt. Kevin Casey)
Ep. 43 "The 3 'R's of Team Building"Ep. 42 "Making your best day better" (Guest: Dr. Chris Shambrook)
Another massive episode this week that has Sean and Mark talking to Sports Psychologist Dr. Chris Shambrook of Planet K2. Chris has worked with Team GB's rowing team, as well as British cricket teams and the Cambridge Boat Race crew. It's an episode chock full of ideas and takeaways on how to get a team working at peak performance consistently. In the episode they cover visualising successful performance not just successful outcomes, what acceptable failure and unacceptable success looks like. They also talk about shorting the gap between your best day and your worst, how positive attitude is only useful if it leads to positive actions and why party food (and Coco the Clown) have no place in the meeting room. Dr. Chris references a few books in the episode:- https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07C3ZT28C/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 (9 Lies About Work - Marcus Buckingham / Ashley Goodall) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_to_Great (Good To Great - Jim Collins) As well as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuckman%27s_stages_of_group_development (Tuckman's Model of Team Development ) Sean also recommends Dr. Chris' appearance on Dan Abrahams' https://thesportpsychshow.libsyn.com/126-frances-houghton-mbe-dr-chris-shambrook-learnings-from-five-olympic-games (The Sports Psych Show) You can https://www.theperformanceroom.co.uk/ (access the Performance Room resources here) and find out more about https://www.planetk2.com/ (Planet K2 here). Connect with Chris on LinkedIn || https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/the-performance-room/ (The Performance Room ) || https://www.linkedin.com/company/planetk2/ (Planet K2) || https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisshambrook/ (Chris Shambrook) --- If you enjoyed this episode, please leave feedback on iTunes, or send your feedback, comments and guest suggestions to Mark or Sean@noipodcast.show or send them to us via social media... You can now also buy us a coffee (we like cappuccinos from Gail's) here https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast (https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast) Also - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-gallagher-94599a54 (Sean on LinkedIn) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/markversus/ (Mark on LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Twitter) https://instagram.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Instagram) Support this podcast
24-09-2021
1 hr 23 mins
Ep. 41: "Creative people... they're unbelievable" (Guest: Hywel Evans)
A refreshed and invigorated Sean and Mark return form their Summer break and dive straight in with creativity consultant, enterprise and innovation adviser and audio producer Hywel Evans. In the episode they cover the myth of the uncreative person, how organisations kill ideas and where they go today and, in a sideways move, why it can be valuable to pretend you are a penguin. They also discuss making creativity a collaborative process, why you are better off paying for a bar tab than that expensive team-building away day and what to do when your ideas are met with a big fat no. Plus lots more. In the episode they Hywel references https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity (Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk), the documentary https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13302848/ (Inside Pixar) and https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2MaADRnh8_k (the opening sequence of La La Land). You can find out more about Hywel's work here (http://www.hywel.info/ (www.hywel.info)) and connect with him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/hywel-evans-455672a6/ (here). Buy a copy of Hywel's book "Managers Managing Magic" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Managers-Managing-Magic-Enabling-Innovation/dp/B0948RPBHZ (here). And here’s the piece of music we reference from the show Hywel directed me in - The Frank Sonata by The Longpigs https://youtu.be/GBOIrVwfr9Q (https://youtu.be/GBOIrVwfr9Q) The new theme music was composed for use by https://archesaudio.com/ (Arches Audio). Check them out on IG (https://www.instagram.com/archesaudio/ (@archesaudio)) to sample some of their tracks and pick up their https://archesaudio.com/songoftheweek/ (Free Song of the Week). Thanks, Arches! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave feedback on iTunes, or send your feedback, comments and guest suggestions to Mark or Sean@noipodcast.show or send them to us via social media... You can now also buy us a coffee (we like cappuccinos from Gail's) here https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast (https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast) Also - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-gallagher-94599a54 (Sean on LinkedIn) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/markversus/ (Mark on LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Twitter) https://instagram.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Instagram) See you next week. --- Support this podcast
04-09-2021
1 hr 32 mins
PARALYMPICS REPOST: Team GB Coach Ashley TroddenOLYMPICS REPOST II: Strength & Conditioning Coach Dan LavipourOLYMPIC REPOST: "Teaching What Competition Looks Like" (Guest: Team GB's Rob Richardson)Ep. 40 "Ask the right questions" (Guest: Ben Wharfe from FIIT)
Sean and Mark are able to grab a chat Ben Wharfe, Chief People Officer for exercise brand https://fiit.tv/ (FIIT) about his own journey from a giant corporation into a startup, finding himself in the people business along the way. Ben talks about the FIIT Culture Book that he put together to articulate and illustrate the values, vision and behaviours of the company - you can read a copy of Volume 1 https://issuu.com/fiit/docs/fiit-culture-book-vol-1 (here) and how you might go about recruiting for diversity but also diversity of thought. He also surprises the guys by telling them that there have been people who have shown up to interview without even looking at the app! Sean also shamelessly angles himself as the next FIIT coach. His USP? A 'Dad-bod'. In the episode Sean mentions Brene Brown's https://brenebrown.com/dtl-podcast/ (Dare to Lead Podcast) and http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast (Marc Maron's). You can connect with https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-wharfe-mba-a8b09819/?originalSubdomain=uk (Ben on LinkedIn). If you enjoyed this episode, please leave feedback on iTunes, or send your feedback, comments and guest suggestions to Mark or Sean@noipodcast.show or send them to us via social media... You can now also buy us a coffee (we like cappuccinos from Gail's) here https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast (https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast) Also - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-gallagher-94599a54 (Sean on LinkedIn) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/markversus/ (Mark on LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Twitter) https://instagram.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Instagram) See you next week. --- Support this podcast
18-06-2021
1 hr 8 mins
Ep. 39: "Does it make the boat go faster?" (Guest: Phil Denton)
Sean and Mark are back in business and back with guest Phil Denton who is both a headteacher and the co-author of "The First 100 Days - Lessons in Leadership from the Football Bosses" (https://100daysleadership.co.uk/ (100daysleadership.co.uk)). The conversation looks at some of the lessons learned from the premiership managers that Phil has talked to and how they have been applied to a school environment. Phil introduces the guys to the STARS model of business evolution and how it might look like an organisation is in one stage when it might be in another. Phil recommends the work of Dan Pink (https://www.danpink.com/ (www.danpink.com)) and his book Drive, and if you've never heard of Kabbadi, check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av1mr3UpdZk (here). You can pick up a copy of the book https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/business/the-first-100-days-lessons-in,phil-denton-9781911613978 (here) (and pre-order the audiobook https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-100-Days-Leadership-Football/dp/B095XC4R4T/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= (here)) and all proceeds go to https://www.lenjohnrosetrust.com/ (The Len Johnrose Trust). Phil is on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-denton-npqel-48939b19 (here). If you enjoyed this episode, please leave feedback on iTunes, or send your feedback, comments and guest suggestions to Mark or Sean@noipodcast.show or send them to us via social media... You can now also buy us a coffee (we like cappuccinos from Gail's) here https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast (https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast) Also - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-gallagher-94599a54 (Sean on LinkedIn) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/markversus/ (Mark on LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Twitter) https://instagram.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Instagram) See you next week. --- Support this podcast
04-06-2021
57 mins
Ep. 38: “The Brilliant Ideas Board” (Sean & Mark talk transformational change)Ep. 37: "Whoever turns up in the room are the right people" (Guest: Anna Glarin)
This episode Sean and Mark chat to Mark's colleague and co-artistic director of Waterloo Community Theatre about, amongst other things, making sure young people's voices are heard, the fear and excitement of the plan being no plan, and how that leads to a balance between freedom and guided discovery. They also talk teenage rebellion (Anna's as well as their groups) the importance and value of self reflection, and how it can be useful to have a messy person around. Sean brings up the Pimlico Academy.  A link to that news story is https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-56594570 (here). Anna also talks about the latest radio project of Waterloo Community Theatre - The Realist.  You can listenhttps://open.spotify.com/show/3y6Gl3KxYFpVX9MGraGHjG ( here). You can find out more about WCT and support them here, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram for updates. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave feedback on iTunes, or send your feedback, comments and guest suggestions to Mark or Sean@noipodcast.show or send them to us via social media... You can now also buy us a coffee (we like cappuccinos from Gail's) here https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast (https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast) Also - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-gallagher-94599a54 (Sean on LinkedIn) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/markversus/ (Mark on LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Twitter) https://instagram.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Instagram) See you next week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/noipodcast/message Support this podcast
09-04-2021
1 hr 13 mins
Ep. 36 "All about creating win-win situations" (Guest: Alex Tofalides of Inspion Sports)
This week Sean and Mark join Alex Tofalides, international fencer and founder of Inspion Sports, to discuss taking a sport from the elite level right back to grassroots and working across all levels.  They talk about how 100% preparation applies as a rule no matter what level you are at, and how goals that you set should be based on things you can control. The talk about the dynamic of fencing on a team, where you face an opponent on your own but have your team behind you, and the positive impact on Alex of his Team GB coach and fencing legend Ziemek Wojciechowski (https://www.zfw-fencing.co.uk/ziemek-wojciechowski (www.zfw-fencing.co.uk/ziemek-wojciechowski)). In the episode they reference https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3228917-outliers?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=yaQJTL57ul&rank=1 (Outliers by Malcom Gladwell) and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7845157-bounce?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=jRJ4eniFlt&rank=1 (Bounce by Matthew Syed) and the work of sports psychologist https://twitter.com/KatieWarriner (Katie Warriner). You can find out more about Inspion Sports https://inspionsports.com/ (here) and follow them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/inspionsports/ (@InspionSports). If you enjoyed this episode, please leave feedback on iTunes, or send your feedback, comments and guest suggestions to Mark or Sean@noipodcast.show or send them to us via social media... You can now also buy us a coffee (we like cappuccinos from Gail's) here https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast (https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast) Also - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-gallagher-94599a54 (Sean on LinkedIn) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/markversus/ (Mark on LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Twitter) https://instagram.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Instagram) See you next week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/noipodcast/message Support this podcast
01-04-2021
1 hr 12 mins
Ep. 35 "We're all people, we just run at different speeds" (Guest: Matt Wood - RunThrough)
To kick off the fifth series Sean and Mark talk to Matt Wood, founder of the hugely popular RunThrough running events and the GW Active Agency.   They talk building a community at the grassroots, and building a business with the lessons that it taught. They also talk about hiring the right people for the job, and then letting them do their job, doing the hard yards early and the necessity to go back into the trenches snd get stuck in with the day-to-day no matter where you are in the company. Matt recommends https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/113934.The_Goal (The Goal by Eli Goldratt), the work of https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/ (Gary Vaynerchuk) and Seth Godin's blog and books. You can visithttps://www.runthrough.co.uk/ ( RunThrough) & GW Active on the web, or https://www.instagram.com/mattwoodywood/ (follow Matt on Instagram). If you enjoyed this episode, please leave feedback on iTunes, or send your feedback, comments and guest suggestions to Mark or Sean@noipodcast.show or send them to us via social media... You can now also buy us a coffee (we like cappuccinos from Gail's) here https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast (https://ko-fi.com/noipodcast) Also - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-gallagher-94599a54 (Sean on LinkedIn) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/markversus/ (Mark on LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Twitter) https://instagram.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Instagram) let us know what you think of the new logo. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/noipodcast/message Support this podcast
24-03-2021
1 hr 6 mins
Ep. 34 "The team IS the connections" (Guest: Peter Cauwelier)
In this Milestone episode Sean and Mark talk teams with Peter Cauwelier, founder and Chief Team Connector of Team as One and author if The Untapped Team Advantage.  In their chat they cover some of Peter's foundations of sustained team performance. They get into connections as the core components of great teams and maintaining those connections through practise, how team building does not get the focus it deserves  and what makes up team psychological safety. They also dip into Belbin as a tool to communicate better as a team and Action Learning, a facilitated tool for practising teamwork. Peter mentions Amy Edmonson. Her paper on Team Psychological Safety can be found https://web.mit.edu/curhan/www/docs/Articles/15341_Readings/Group_Performance/Edmondson%20Psychological%20safety.pdf (here). You can find out more about Action Learning form the World Institute for Action Learning (of which Peter is President) https://wial.org/ (here). Peter is on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cauwelierpeter/?originalSubdomain=th (here), his organisation Team as One is http://teamasone.com/ (here), and his book 'The Untapped Team Advantage' is https://www.amazon.co.uk/Untapped-Team-Advantage-Connections-Leadership/dp/9811473668 (available here).  If you enjoyed this episode, please leave feedback on iTunes, or send your feedback, comments and guest suggestions to Mark or Sean@noipodcast.show or send them to us via social media... Also - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-gallagher-94599a54 (Sean on LinkedIn) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/markversus/ (Mark on LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Twitter) https://instagram.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Instagram) We are off for a week, but see you the week after. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/noipodcast/message Support this podcast
24-02-2021
1 hr 9 mins
Ep. 33 "You can either have a bonus this year, or a dinosaur sticker" (LIVE EPISODE)Ep.32 "If you actually want to improve, you need people who challenge your ideas" (Guest: TJ Juttla)Ep. 31 "You're a better player, but he played better" (Guest: Gareth Johnson of GRJ Education)Ep. 30: "Character is the common factor in performance" (Guest: Stephen Feeney)Ep. 29: "We're on a BMX and we're just cracking on"REPOST "The Beautiful Blend Between the Profound and the Practical" (Guest: James Aidoo of Innerscope)Ep.28 "Trust and Relationships come first" (Guest: Matt King-Sayce)
Sean and Mark get dramatic this week with their chat to Matt King-Sayce, a Head of Drama at a top independent school.  They talk about leading organisations through change, the power of saying yes by default and seeing where it takes you, and leading with humanity. They also get drama specific about building spaces where risks can be taken, the importance now more than ever of the arts for wellbeing, and (in a flashback to the Danny Townsend episode) when your mum tells you to do something, you do it! Matt's Curious Minds blog post is https://curiousminds.org.uk/lessons-from-lockdown/ (here).  The 2% Mindset image is he talks about is https://thoughtsofascent.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/7-the-2-mindset-e1422025306706.jpg (here). Matt talks about his work with Gareth Johnson on educational leadership which you can view https://grj-education.com/ (here) and you can connect with https://uk.linkedin.com/in/matt-king-sayce-b876a8178 (Matt on LinkedIn). If you enjoyed this episode, please leave feedback on iTunes, or send your feedback, comments and guest suggestions to Mark or Sean@noipodcast.show or send them to us via social media... Also - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-gallagher-94599a54 (Sean on LinkedIn) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/markversus/ (Mark on LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Twitter) https://instagram.com/noipodcast (@noipodcast // Instagram) See you next week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/noipodcast/message Support this podcast
24-11-2020
1 hr 3 mins

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