Episode 3 - John Knights & Danielle Grant

In the 21st century we are entering a new stage of human development that needs us to adapt and move on from some of our traditional leadership behaviours.  In a hyper-connected world where our actions can have far-reaching and unintended consequences, we have to be able to set aside our egos and make decisions based on big picture thinking.

John Knights and Danielle Grant are co-authors (along with Greg Young) of the book Leading Beyond the Ego and have been working to develop transpersonal leadership skills with their clients for more than a decade.  They are both Directors of LeaderShape Global.

In this podcast we discuss some of these issues and John and Danielle share their thoughts on how we can integrate a more eco-centric approach into our leadership practice.

You can buy a copy of their book here: Leading Beyond the Ego - How to Become a Transpersonal Leader by John Knights, Danielle Grant and Greg Young

For details of their Transpersonal Leadership programmes: https://www.leadershapeglobal.com/tlc-programme

Special Episode - Tom van der Lubbe

Tom's controvertial Corporate Rebels blog post It's About Solidarity Stupid (Why Avoiding Layoffs Makes Sense) asks some searching questions about how we relate to our organisations and the importance of aligning them with our own human needs.

I was delighted to be able to record a conversation with Tom as part of the 21st Century Leadership podcast, as looking at fresh pespectives is so vital if we are to design organisations that are fit for the future - and the present, too!

Tom is a co-founder of Dutch financial services firm Viisi, which was established around 10 years ago using the principles of self-organisation, so he's able to offer some fascinating perspectives.

You can read Tom's Corporate Rebels blog here.

And here's a link to the Viisi organisation chart we refer to during our discussion.

Episode 2 - Kevin Ellis, PwC UK Chair

Kevin Ellis, PwC's Chair of UK and Middle East operations, outlines some of the many initiatives they have taken to actively engage with their young workforce of 22,000 employees.

Our conversation ranges from technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution to diversity and mental well-being at work, as well as looking at how leadership needs to adapt its engagement style to keep with the times.

With an average employee age of just 28, PwC are firmly committed to being at the forefront of new ways of working.

Kevin's relaxed personal style shines through in this in-depth yet fun discussion on what it takes to create a successful work culture in the 21st Century.

Episode 1 - Dr Pippa Malmgren & Chris Lewis

Former White House advisor to the Obama administration Dr Pippa Malmgren, and international creative agency head Chris Lewis share some of the key leadership trends unfolding in the 21st Century.