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Series 2

Episode 1: How to Get Your Boss's Job - and keep it!

How can you really be successful in climbing the career ladder? Do you need to play organisational politics or is it about developing both yourself and those around you – including your boss!

Episode 2: The Inclusion Trap: when being at the table's not enough

Shaheena describes herself as a ‘disruptor with a purpose’. In this podcast she disrupts and reshapes some of our thinking about diversity.

Episode 3: Crisis: The Mother of Innovation

Claire Hewitt talks about how we keep the creative juices flowing despite the pandemic. How do we think outside the ‘Zoom’ box and keep innovation going? 

Episode 4: How to unleash your inner coach

Professor Jonathan Passmore explains how coaching can be useful to every member of an organisation, focussing on fulfilling potential rather than relentless skill building.

Episode 5: 30 Minutes to Stay Sane

Professor David Pendleton gives practical tips on how to survive and thrive, especially when it comes to remote working during lockdown.

Series 1

Episode 1: My Boss is a Robot - help!

Ben Laker gives his, mostly positive, perspective on the prediction that there will be a half-human half-digital workforce by 2025.

Episode 2: Diversity: it's not only skin-deep

Claire Collins expands our understanding of diversity and explains why business leaders need to start thinking about their biases and doing things differently.

Episode 3: Leadership Jazz: finding the right note when there is no plan

David Pendleton talks about dealing more effectively with the unpredictable and how music can be used to inspire how you will respond.

Episode 4: Board to Death: why companies fail

Andrew Kakabadse discusses why communication between senior management and company boards is not as it should be.

Episode 5: The Right Fit: keeping staff engaged at the workplace

Karen Jansen discusses her four types of fit and why ‘the right fit’ is something organisations should strive for on an ongoing basis not just at recruitment.

Episode 6: Gig Leadership: taking turns at the tiller

Bernd Vogel explores why stepping in and out of the leadership role is a good thing; but how does this work, and can everyone have a turn?

About the host

Thomas Mason is a BBC reporter with a specialist interest in tech, business and politics. Thomas has a background as a project manager and marketing consultant, and also writes leadership and management articles for LinkedIn Influencers.