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The Ben Morton Leadership Podcast

Ben Morton

Each week Ben Morton deconstructs what it takes to be a highly effective leader in the modern world. Through inspiring interviews with senior leaders he looks at the tactics, tools and philosophies that will enable you and your teams to reach your full potential. Are you ready to become the very best, most authentic leader that you can be?
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31-07-2020
2 mins
Ben Morton | Fighting Homelessness and Poverty
5d ago
28 mins
Ron Carucci | Leading with Truth, Justice and Purpose
Today we are joined by Ron Carucci, the co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries.   Ron has a 30 year track record helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership.   From start-ups to Fortune 500s, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth, he has worked in more than 25 countries across four continents.   In addition to being a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, and has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, Business Insider, MSNBC, Inc, Business Week, and Smart Business.  In this conversation we are talking about the research that sits behind his latest book, ‘To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice and Purpose’. The book is a result of 15 years of research with more than 3200 interviews with leaders around the world.   The book explains how four factors – Clear Identity, Accountability, Governance and Cross-Functional Relationships – affect honesty, justice and purpose within a company.  When these factors are absent or ineffective, the organizational conditions compel employees to choose dishonesty and self-interest. But when done well, the organization is 16 times more likely to have people tell the truth, behave fairly, and serve a greater good. Before we get into the episode, let me share an offer with you. I’m giving away complimentary access to my online Weekly Planning Protocol course. In order to access the course, simply leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts and share a screenshot on Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn – tagging me in the post – and we’ll get your access details sent across to you. And now, without any further delay, please enjoy my conversation with Ron Carucci. Links Mentioned: ‘To Be Honest’ by Ron Carucci: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1398600660/ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1398600660/)  ‘Crossing the Unknown Sea’ by David Whyte: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1573229148 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1573229148)  Find out more about Ron’’s work: https://www.carolabecker.com (https://www.carolabecker.com)  Find out more about Ben’s work: https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership (https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership)
25-11-2021
37 mins
Ivory Mathews | Tackling Bias in the Workplace
Ivory Mathews is the Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Housing and Cayce Housing, having dedicated more than 20 years of her professional career to the affordable housing industry. Under Mathews’ leadership, Columbia Housing is putting residents first, rebuilding public trust, increasing organizational efficiency and creating a climate of transparency and accountability. Using these principles, Columbia Housing has launched an aggressive $500 million portfolio repositioning and redevelopment strategy with an unrelenting focus on the preservation and creation of quality affordable housing for the families they serve. Ivory holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling & Psychology from Troy University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Newberry College, and several nationally recognized certifications in the affordable housing arena. She is also a Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative Fellow and has recently been named Top 20 Dynamic CEOs for 2021 by The CEO Publication. Early on in our conversation I stumbled upon the fact that Ivory is a former college athlete which led to a fascinating conversation about how this has shaped her as a leader. We also got deep into the weeds of some of the implicit biases she has come up against in her career, and what we can all be doing as leaders to remove these for those that we lead. Before we get to the conversation, I have an offer for you. I’m giving away free access to my Weekly Planning Protocol online course. In order to access it, simply leave a review of this podcast on Apple Podcasts and send a screenshot of that review to chat@ben-morton.com. We’ll then send you access details for the course. And now, without any further delay, please enjoy my conversation with Ivory Matthews. Links Mentioned: ‘The Color of Law’ ​​by Richard Rothstein: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1631492853 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1631492853)  Find out more about Ben’s work: https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership (https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership)
18-11-2021
32 mins
John Childress | Defining Leadership, Strategy and Culture
John Childress is a pioneer in the field of leadership and corporate culture.  After graduating from Harvard with a master’s degree, he co-founded the first management consulting firm focusing on helping senior leadership teams reshape culture for competitive advantage, which as President and CEO, he  grew it into an international company.  One of his first culture change projects was at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant following the catastrophic accident in 1979. John worked with the management team to build a safety culture that produced records in safety and power production for the next 38 years. John has written four business books that help senior leaders understand the importance of culture in business performance and the role of the leadership team in effective strategy execution.  Currently John is Chairman of PYXIS Culture Technologies, which has developed a visual ecosystem mapping software platform to help business leaders identify hidden risks inside the organization that impact cyber security, safety, conduct risk, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Alongside this, John is also developing a business and ecosystem approach to implementing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In this episode we explore John’s definitions of three key words or business facets; leadership, strategy and culture. Then we dive into how these three concepts must be aligned to deliver the results… or not as the case may be. Links Mentioned: Pyxis Culture Technologies: https://www.pyxisculture.com (https://www.pyxisculture.com)   Ben’s Website: http://www.ben-morton.com (www.ben-morton.com)
11-11-2021
32 mins
Christiane Wuillamie | Operationalising Culture
Christiane Wuillamie is the co-founder of Pyxis Culture Technologies, a company that is quantifying the linkage between corporate culture, leadership and business results. Christiane started her technology career in 1980 after working for UNHCR, setting up a resettlement camp for Vietnamese refugees. She has done every job in IT from coding, to running a software house, to being CIO in Financial Services.  Christiane established CWB Systems Services in 1994, a company that rescues failed IT projects in global banks and financial institutions. She credits the 7-year, 100% year-on-year growth and 40% profit margins to implementing a high-performance culture based on individual employee development plans, on-going feedback, and personal accountability.  Christiane was awarded an OBE for her work with the UK Government to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). She is now the co-founder of PYXIS Culture Technologies, that is quantifying the linkage between corporate culture, leadership and business results, and helping senior leaders understand how culture impacts cyber security, safety, conduct risk, innovation and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance).    In this episode we talk about how Christiane has gone about building a learning culture within her businesses and some of the practicalities for operationalizing culture. Links Mentioned: Pyxis Culture Technologies: https://www.pyxisculture.com (https://www.pyxisculture.com)   Ben’s Website: http://www.ben-morton.com (www.ben-morton.com)
04-11-2021
42 mins
General David Petraeus | Strategic Leadership & Big Ideas
General David Petraeus is a Partner with the global investment firm KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which he established in May 2013. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Optiv and FirstStream, a venture investor in more than 15 startups, and engaged in a variety of academic endeavors.     Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were in combat, including command of the 101st Airborne Division during the fight to Baghdad and the first year in Iraq, command of the Multinational Security Transition Command in Iraq, command of coalition forces in Iraq during the Surge, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan.   Following retirement from the military and after Senate confirmation by a vote of 94-0, he served as Director of the CIA during a period of significant achievements in the global war on terror, the establishment of important Agency digital initiatives, and significant investments in the Agency’s most important asset, its human capital.     General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy, and he is the only person in Army history to be the top graduate of both the demanding U.S. Army Ranger School and the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College. For his full bio, check them out on my website.  This really is a remarkable episode and we’ve not had a guest on the show who has shouldered the same weight of leadership responsibility as General Petraeus – during our conversation I asked him directly how he remained resilient and managed this level of responsibility. Amongst this we discussed strategy, leadership styles and how to get things done in complex, fast moving environments. Links Mentioned: ‘Grant Takes Command’ by Bruce Catton: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0316132403 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0316132403)  Find out more about Ben’s work: https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership (https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership)
28-10-2021
42 mins
David Pollock | On Leading a ‘Best Company to Work For’
David Pollock is the Executive Chairman at Chess, a company he founded in 1993 that is named after his two eldest children — Charlie and Jessie. Chess was #1 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018, and has been high up in the top 100 rankings for the last 12 years. David has also been awarded 'Best Leader' by The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 and 2018 and won the 'Innovation in Business' for his unique happiness training in 2016, along with many other national and regional awards. Today, Chess employs over 300 people throughout the UK, serving over 27,000 business customers in the Information Communications Technology sector and has completed over 100 acquisitions. I was fascinated by the level of focus that David has consistently Put upon the people, culture, and their wellbeing. And at the same time, how they expect incredibly high standards of performance from everyone in the organisation and hold people firmly accountable to them. Outside of work, David is an active supporter of the Prince's Trust and has been Chairman of the Northwest Development Committee since 2010. He's a Vice President of East Cheshire Hospice and was a Trustee of Active Cheshire, a charity that encourages health and wellbeing from 2012 to 2017. Before we get into the episode, let me talk to you about The CEO SleepOut which is a charity I’m proudly supporting right now.  CEO Sleepout UK is a national movement and a registered charity that aims to unite business leaders – those with the influence and power to do things differently – behind a call to end homelessness.  They hold CEO Sleepout events in cities across the UK, from Alnwick to Portsmouth, and everywhere in between, unlocking understanding, empathy and raising big money, the majority of which is ploughed back to charities working tirelessly on the front line of homelessness in each host city. So far more than 3,800 executives have raised £2,900,000, providing over 100 charities with the funds to change countless lives. If you want to get involved there are a number of ways to do so: Listen to episode 55 where I speak with their CEO, Bianca Robinson. Visit their website via the link below. Sign up and join a sleepout via the same link. Sponsor my sleepout at Lords on 22 November for which I match funding every penny donated. See the link below. …and now, without any further delay, please enjoy my incredible conversation with award-winning leader David Pollock. Links Mentioned: The CEO SleepOut: https://ceosleepoutuk.com (https://ceosleepoutuk.com)  Sponsor Ben’s SleepOut in London on 22 November: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenMorton7 (https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenMorton7)  Ben’s Website: http://www.ben-morton.com (www.ben-morton.com)
21-10-2021
35 mins
Bianca Robinson | Inspiring Business Leaders to Create a Fairer Society
Bianca Robinson is on a mission to inspire business leaders and the public to use their power and influence as a means to create a fairer and more equal society. She is driven by the urgent need for social justice change for a more equitable society, and being a great role model for her twin daughters. Nothing has shocked Bianca more than seeing rough sleepers carving out an existence – on the Strand in London, Piccadilly in Manchester, Lothian Road in Edinburgh, Northumberland Street in Newcastle – and how we've allowed homelessness to be accepted and normalised in Britain. It was this that lead her to become the CEO of CEO Sleepout, a UK charity that holds national events to raise money from those who have it: from business leaders, business owners, execs to movers and shakers in cities across the UK, and redistributes that money  to charities working on the frontline of homelessness, changing people's lives. So far more than 3,800 executives have raised £2,900,000, providing over 100 charities with the funds to change countless lives. If you want to get involved there are three ways to do so. Visit their website via the link in the show notes below. Sign up and join a sleepout via the same link. Sponsor my sleepout at Lords on 22 November for which I match funding every penny donated… Again, you can find the link in the show notes. On behalf of Bianca and all of the UK's rough sleepers, let me say thanks in advance for your support with this. And now, without any further delay, please enjoy my incredible conversation with Bianca Robinson. Links Mentioned: The CEO SleepOut: https://ceosleepoutuk.com (https://ceosleepoutuk.com)  Sponsor Ben’s SleepOut in London on 22 November: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenMorton7 (https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenMorton7)  Ben’s Website: http://www.ben-morton.com (www.ben-morton.com)
14-10-2021
42 mins
Eddie Rivers | Doing Business with Friends
Eddie Rivers began his career in the US Army and graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1980 with a BSc General Engineering. He then went on to earn a Masters in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Jurisprudence Degree at IU in 2017. Despite this, he never shares his post nominals which is testament to his humility… and his desire to learn in order to better serve those he leads. In this episode Eddie brings his experience from over 25 years of corporate leadership for billion-dollar revenue companies. As Co-Founder and President of Rivers Resources & Esource Resources, Eddie oversees all aspects of the company’s efforts to build a diverse business. At the end of our conversation, I asked Eddie what he thinks are the three key traits for leaders in business today, and his answer (which I won’t spoil here!) seemed so aligned with everything he shared up to that point. Before we get into the episode, let me talk to you about The CEO SleepOut which is a charity I’m proudly supporting right now.  CEO Sleepout UK is a national movement and a registered charity that aims to unite business leaders – those with the influence and power to do things differently – behind a call to end homelessness.  They hold CEO Sleepout events in cities across the UK, from Alnwick to Portsmouth, and everywhere in between, unlocking understanding, empathy and raising big money, the majority of which is ploughed back to charities working tirelessly on the front line of homelessness in each host city. So far more than 3,800 executives have raised £2,900,000, providing over 100 charities with the funds to change countless lives. If you want to get involved there are a number of ways to do so: Listen to episode 55 where I speak with their CEO, Bianca Robinson. Visit their website via the link below. Sign up and join a sleepout via the same link. Sponsor my sleepout at Lords on 22 November for which I’m match funding every penny donated. See the link below. Thanks for your support with this, and now, without any further delay… please enjoy my conversation with Eddie Rivers. Links Mentioned: The CEO SleepOut: https://ceosleepoutuk.com (https://ceosleepoutuk.com)   Sponsor Ben’s SleepOut in London on 22 November: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenMorton7 (https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenMorton7)   Ben’s Website: http://www.ben-morton.com (www.ben-morton.com)
07-10-2021
35 mins
Bobby Mandell | How to Lead in Business and GovernmentDebbie Cohen & Kate Roeske-Zummer | On Why Humanity Works BetterJames Ray | The Truth About Resilience & Purpose
James is the author of six internationally best-selling books including his New York Times bestseller ‘Harmonic Wealth: The Secret to Attracting the Life You Want’, and a co-author and contributor to ‘The Secret’, which many of you will be familiar with. James has worked with over 1 million people from 145 countries through his audio, video, coaching, and life and business leadership programs. Over 1 million people have attended his live events worldwide. His company hit the Inc. 500 in 2009 as one of the fastest growing most successful privately held companies in the United States. He has appeared numerous times on Larry King Live, Piers Morgan, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN and Oprah. And then, after rising to the pinnacle of his profession, he and his company were involved in a tragic accident in 2009 and he lost everything. He shares that journey of his rise and fall in his latest book, ‘The Business of Redemption’, that I highly recommend. James speaks very candidly about his experience, and told me prior to the recording that nothing was off-limits. Our conversation is longer than most episodes as we explore the topic of resilience and purpose on an entirely new level… and I can’t think of many people who have more experience than James on this topic. Links Mentioned: The Business of Redemption: https://amzn.to/38OQcCP (https://amzn.to/38OQcCP)  Man’s Search for Meaning: https://amzn.to/2Vopm1d (https://amzn.to/2Vopm1d)  Book Competition Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JBCR52M (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JBCR52M)  Ben’s Website: http://www.ben-morton.com (www.ben-morton.com)
16-09-2021
56 mins
Ep 50 – The Season Two Review SpecialBrij Thankey | Leadership Identity
Today we are talking about moving from being a manager who focussed solely on the numbers, to being a leader who focuses on the people and as such, shifts the numbers in the right direction. I’m excited to bring on Brij Thankey, founder and CEO of Precision FM. Precision FM is a fast-growing SME with its total focus on employees, who in turn have a total focus on their customers. Brij wants to have the most employee-centric company in the country, delivering exceptional facilities management, which he plans to do through recruiting and developing brilliant people to deliver outstanding customer service. Set up in Leicester in 2012, the company offers a total facilities management service spanning the entire building and property management environment. Experienced in delivering FM services to many different sectors, from commercial maintenance, defence facilities, public sector services and beyond, they handle the complexities of specialised building usage operations Before we get into the interview, let me tell you about the competition I’m running to win one of three sets of the five most recommended books by guests of the show… plus my two books. All you have to do to enter is complete the two-minute listener survey via the link in the show notes below. Winners will be announced in late September 2021. Links Mentioned: Book Competition Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JBCR52M (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JBCR52M)  Precision FM: https://www.precisionfm.co.uk (https://www.precisionfm.co.uk)  Ben’s Website: http://www.ben-morton.com (www.ben-morton.com)  Charismatic to the Core by Nikki Owen: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charismatic-Core-Approach-Authentic-Leadership/dp/1909116483/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=charismatic+to+the+core&qid=1630073203&sr=8-1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charismatic-Core-Approach-Authentic-Leadership/dp/1909116483/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=charismatic+to+the+core&qid=1630073203&sr=8-1)
02-09-2021
33 mins
Emily Turnbull | Getting your energy back and improving long-term health
In this episode we explore how we can boost our energy levels, and what changes we can make that will have an impact on our long-term health with Emily Turnbull. Emily is an energy coach and personal trainer based in Hertfordshire. She works with clients who want to develop healthier habits around exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress management so they feel fitter, healthier and more energised. In addition to her coaching and PT work, she also writes and speaks about women’s energy, fitness and wellbeing. She's originally from Auckland in New Zealand but she's coming up to her 20 year anniversary of life in the UK! This episode is packed full of practical tips and ideas to help us improve our energy levels through simple, healthy food choices – whether we’re working from home or grabbing something on the go at the office. As a listener to the show, Emily has also provided you with a 50% discount on her 12-week “Elevate Your Energy'' online programme. The programme comes with 12 exclusive home workout videos, delicious recipes and a 4 week meal plan, Emily's exercise and nutrition ebooks plus, some bonus goodies. So if you're looking to get fitter, eat better and feel more energised this summer, this is for you! You can check out the details and exclusive discount code at the end of the show notes. And before we get into the episode let me tell you about a competition I’m running to win one of three sets of the five most recommended books by guests of the show, plus my two books. To enter, you simply need to complete the two-minute listener survey via the link in the show notes below which is designed to help us find relevant sponsors for the podcast. But don’t worry! I’ll never share your data, I’ll never put an ad in the middle of the interview and I’ll only ever work with sponsors whose products and services I use personally, or believe you’ll find valuable. Without this, I simply won’t be able to continue the podcast, which I desperately want to do. Links Listener Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JBCR52M (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JBCR52M)   Emily’s Website: https://energisewithemily.com (https://energisewithemily.com)   Join Ben’s mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/ab0a5c279d78/bml (https://mailchi.mp/ab0a5c279d78/bml)     Energise With Emily Special Offer We have an exclusive offer on Emily's Elevate Your Energy Online Programme for podcast listeners.   This is a super energising online programme that will turbo-charge your energy, nutrition and fitness and it can all be done from home. So if you're looking to get fitter, eat better and feel more energised this summer, this is for you! The programme comes with 12 exclusive home workout videos, delicious recipes and a 4 week meal plan, Emily's exercise and nutrition ebooks plus some bonus goodies.  To get started with Emily's programme for 50% off the website price, go to the show notes for the link and discount code. Link: https://energisewithemily.com/elevateprogramme/ (https://energisewithemily.com/elevateprogramme/)  Discount code: LEADON
12-08-2021
38 mins
Richard Pharro | From Strategy to Execution
Richard is the founder and CEO of APMG, one of the few privately owned international accreditation and certification bodies. Started in 1995, APMG has expanded its portfolio to 66 products across the management spectrum on behalf of many National and International organisations and has offices in 14 countries.   Richard believes APMG’s success is due to the organisation’s focus on innovation and customer service. He was delighted when in 2012 APMG was recognised for the hard work and commitment of everyone within the company by being granted The Queens Award for Enterprise in the International trade category. I was particularly struck by Richard’s strong sense of morals, the courage of his conviction and how this has allowed him to make some tough calls as a leader. And before we get into the episode let me tell you about a competition I’m running to win one of three sets of the five most recommended books by guests of the show, plus my two books. To enter, you simply need to complete the two-minute listener survey via the link in the show notes below which is designed to help us find relevant sponsors for the podcast. But don’t worry! I’ll never share your data, I’ll never put an ad in the middle of the interview and I’ll only ever work with sponsors whose products and services I use personally, or believe you’ll find valuable. Without this, I simply won’t be able to continue the podcast, which I desperately want to do. Links Listener Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JBCR52M (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JBCR52M)   APMG International - https://apmg-international.com (https://apmg-international.com)  Join Ben’s mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/ab0a5c279d78/bml (https://mailchi.mp/ab0a5c279d78/bml)
05-08-2021
32 mins
Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky | Improving productivity and leadership capability through happiness
29-07-2021
25 mins
Lesslie Young | Having difficult conversations & supporting your team
Today we are talking about having difficult conversations and looking after our teams with Lesslie Young, CEO of Epilepsy Scotland – a role she’s been in since 2009. Her interest in improving the lives of those who live with epilepsy is born out of professional and personal experience. As a qualified nurse and midwife, she has seen the impact that this long-term condition has had, and as the mother, she has experienced the real impact epilepsy has on the individual, the family and the community they live in. Lesslie is a long-standing member of the Institute of Directors, the Criminal Justice Disability Advisory Group, the Police Scotland Independent Ethics Advisory Group and a panel member in the Social Entitlement Chamber of the judiciary. In this episode we speak about the challenges and opportunities associated with leading in the charitable or third sector, along with creating an organisational culture that enables the people to quickly and successfully adapt to change. In addition, we dive deep into Lesslie’s thoughts and approach to having difficult conversations and looking after the people that you lead. Links Mentioned: Find out more about Lesslie’s work: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesslie-young-69418135/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesslie-young-69418135/)    Find out more about Ben’s work: https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership (https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership) Epilepsy Scotland: https://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk (https://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk)  ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy: https://amzn.to/3i6VsWC (https://amzn.to/3i6VsWC)
22-07-2021
36 mins
Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges | Talking leadership and operating in a VUCA world
We explore leadership and operating in a VUCA world with Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges who holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), that he joined in February 2018. A native of Quincy, Florida, General Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Garlstedt, Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. General Hodges has also served in a numerous Joint and Army Staff positions including Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Chief of Staff, 18th Airborne Corps; Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff; Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army; and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (İzmir, Turkey).  His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018 before taking up his role at CEPA. I know I probably shouldn’t say this, but this episode ranks in my personal top 5 as I found Ben to be an incredibly humble and erudite man. There is so much practical wisdom and leadership advice in this episode that comes directly from him of those he has worked with and for. Enjoy! Links Mentioned: Find out more about Ben’s work: https://twitter.com/general_ben (https://twitter.com/general_ben)  Find out more about Ben’s work: https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership (https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership) The Colorado Retreat with Carola Becker and Dr Vikki Barnes   Join nutritionist Carola Becker and psychologist Dr Vikki Barnes for the ski trip of a lifetime in Keystone, Colorado.   Because they are experts in health and wellbeing, this trip will be the kickstart to your healthy year – relax, have fun and learn how you can make wellbeing a part of your daily life!   Vikki will teach you the benefits of positive psychology and mindset whilst Carola will share how food and nutrients increase your performance for clearer thinking and better decision making. A massage therapist will be on hand to help you relax after a long day of skiing. Together, the team will help you to embrace wellbeing and take it home with you after an amazing holiday.    Are you ready for the time of your life?    You can find all the details here: https://www.carolabecker.com/award-winning-retreats/luxury-ski-retreat-in-colorado-20-30-jan-2022 (https://www.carolabecker.com/award-winning-retreats/luxury-ski-retreat-in-colorado-20-30-jan-2022)   For an exclusive 15% discount use the code RETREAT15BM when you book your space!
15-07-2021
46 mins
Colonel Caroline Woodbridge-Lewin, MBE | Leadership skills and building resilience
Today we are talking about leadership skills and building resilience with Colonel Caroline Woodbridge-Lewin, MBE of the British Army.  Caroline was commissioned into the Royal Signals in 1995 and has held various Regimental appointments serving in the United Kingdom, USA, Cyprus, Germany, Bosnia and Iraq.  As a staff officer, she has worked within the Special Forces Directorate as a Capability & Acquisition officer, she was Chief of Staff of the Defence Academy and recently assumed the role of Head of the Information Warfare Group.  Amongst all of this she has attained a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree whilst serving, was the co-Chair of the Army Service Women’s Network and is currently Chair of Hut Eighteen, a Defence led Information Warfare Network.  Outside of work she enjoys playing and coaching hockey, cycling, skiing and walking in the hills with her two daughters and Springer Spaniel, Harley. There are so many pearls of wisdom in this episode. A few personal highlights for me are Caroline’s thoughts around building resilience – and not being overly critical of ourselves, the need to lead management activity and being very intentional about where she positions herself as a leader… and why. Links Mentioned: Find out more about Caroline’s work: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-woodbridge-lewin-mbe-5aa73048/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-woodbridge-lewin-mbe-5aa73048/)  Find out more about Ben’s work: https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership (https://linktr.ee/BMLeadership) Book: Who's In Your Personal Boardroom: https://amzn.to/2UfPCtM (https://amzn.to/2UfPCtM)      The Colorado Retreat with Carola Becker and Dr Vikki Barnes   Join nutritionist Carola Becker and psychologist Dr Vikki Barnes for the ski trip of a lifetime in Keystone, Colorado.   Because they are experts in health and wellbeing, this trip will be the kickstart to your healthy year – relax, have fun and learn how you can make wellbeing a part of your daily life!   Vikki will teach you the benefits of positive psychology and mindset whilst Carola will share how food and nutrients increase your performance for clearer thinking and better decision making. A massage therapist will be on hand to help you relax after a long day of skiing. Together, the team will help you to embrace wellbeing and take it home with you after an amazing holiday.    Are you ready for the time of your life?    You can find all the details here: https://www.carolabecker.com/award-winning-retreats/luxury-ski-retreat-in-colorado-20-30-jan-2022 (https://www.carolabecker.com/award-winning-retreats/luxury-ski-retreat-in-colorado-20-30-jan-2022)   For an exclusive 15% discount use the code RETREAT15BM when you book your space!
08-07-2021
49 mins

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