64 minutes | Mar 28, 2023
#255: Graham Brown & Jonathan Bowman-Perks on Legacy
Exciting news! Tomorrow, I'll be releasing a new Inspiring Leadership podcast episode with Graham Brown, where we discuss the Legacy Quotient (LQ) concept. We delve into the importance of leaving a positive impact on our workplace, family, and life in general. During the conversation, I also share how my wife, Leigh Bowman-Perks' recent event raised awareness for disadvantaged women and girls with her charity, Inspiring Leadership Foundation. Graham shares insightful advice from Stephen Covey and Gandhi on leaving a legacy and emphasized the significance of making a positive difference in our lives. We talk about the book "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying," which highlights the importance of focusing on what truly matters. We also discuss the impact of trauma and generational patterns on shaping our legacy and how we can break these patterns through programs like the Hoffman Institute process. Don't miss out on this episode as we dive deep into the dangers of being too busy and how being clear about the kind of legacy we want to leave behind can make a significant impact. #InspiringLeadership #LegacyQuotient #HoffmanInstitute #Podcast#LeadershipDevelopment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57 minutes | Mar 21, 2023
#254: Craig Hatch: President Tetra Tech UK
Craig is an award-winning business leader, with a successful track record over a 38-year period. His experience is broad, working across many industrial sectors, as well as including significant time working within the public, commercial and voluntary sectors. This experience has been within businesses of various sizes, from his own SME practice, a larger SME, large Housing Associations, medium size PLC’s, a FTSE 50 PLC and most recently within a NASDAQ listed organisation. His current role is as UK President of Tetra Tech, a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. He has supplemented this experience through voluntary positions in areas he is passionate to support, currently including Chair of WellChild, the national sick children’s charity and in his local community as Chair of the Clean Energy Panel for the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership. Craig has also held voluntary positions within his professional organisations, formerly as Chair of the Faculty of Architecture and Surveying within the CIOB and as a member of the Professional Group Board for Building Surveying within the RICS. Craig is a Fellow of the RICS, APM and the CIOB. Craig has been acknowledged by a trio of very different awards, reflecting the of interests he is involved in. He was awarded Cumbria Businessperson of the Year, and soon afterward received the West Cumbrian Carer of the Year Award. He was also part of a parent advisory group who won ‘Team of the Year’ at the prestigious national WellChild awards. Outside work, Craig’s time is dedicated to his family, his wife Ellis and his four adult children who are now young adults. Eleanor (26), Fraser (24), Ewan (22) and Alexander (20). Fraser, has acute and complex health needs requiring 24 hour care and for all Craig shares supporting carer duties with Ellis to keep Fraser well and at home in the family environment and taking him for long wheelchair pushes around the Cumbrian hills. In his ‘spare’ time Craig is a runner, being a member of Cumberland Athletics Club and regularly takes part in fundraising events, which included the Great North Run and London Marathon last year. Apart from that, Craig is a keen Leicester City supporter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
69 minutes | Mar 14, 2023
#253: Sarah Woolnough – CEO at Asthma + Lung UK
Sarah is CEO of Asthma + Lung UK, leading the fight to improve care and support for everyone with a lung condition. She oversees all aspects of the organisation. Sarah is Co-Chair of the NHS England National Respiratory Board, which directs NHS England’s efforts to improve outcomes for those with lung disease. She also sits on the Board of the Accelerating Access Collaborative, a key government initiative aimed at encouraging swifter adoption of new technologies and treatments to tackle ill health. Sarah has a background in policy and communications, having spent many years as Executive Director of Policy, Information and Communications at Cancer Research UK, has worked in the civil service, Parliament and at membership organisation, the Sport and Recreation Alliance. Sarah is a Trustee of mental health research charity MQ, a member of the Richmond Group of health charities and a previous trustee of ASH, the Association of Medical Research Charities, the National Cancer Research Institute and Bliss, the special care baby charity. Sarah is passionate about improving outcomes for all those with a lung condition and reversing the historic lack of investment in lung research. Sarah has led several successful public health campaigns and is a vocal campaigner for clean air. Sarah has 4 young children who keep her busy outside of work. If there is a spare moment, she enjoys swimming and visiting friends and family, particularly in mid-Wales. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
68 minutes | Mar 7, 2023
#252: Graham Brown & Jonathan Bowman-Perks on Personal Brand
In this podcast, Graham Brown, the author of Brand Love: how to build a brand worth talking about, joins the conversation for a wide-ranging discussion on branding. They start by exploring the idea that a brand is the experience of both an individual and their organization. They emphasize the importance of 360 feedback to avoid blind spots and provide intelligence from others' perspectives. The conversation then turns to the Falklands War, with Jonathan sharing some stories of his colleagues who served with him. Moving on to personal branding and the "Attention Economy," they discuss how social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram impact personal brands. The importance of clear talking points and storytelling to refine one's brand is also discussed. They caution against being drawn to leaders' charisma instead of their integrity and character, as these are more important qualities. The podcast also covers the idea of having strong opinions loosely held and the dangers of advertising organizations preying on people's sense of inadequacy and imposter syndrome. Finally, the conversation touches on AI pattern recognition, and how it will replace many jobs like doctors, accountants, and lawyers. They conclude by asking listeners to consider their brand reputation, image, and impact, and how they can enhance it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
64 minutes | Feb 28, 2023
#251: Jamie Woods - CEO at the JCW Group
Jamie is the founder and CEO of JCW Group, a global recruitment business, and Search Capital, a human capital investment firm. Jamie founded his first business, JCW, in 2007 from his living room in Islington, London. JCW was established with the determination to build a business obsessed with service excellence that always delivers on its promises. After a year building JCW solo, Jamie moved into his first office in 2008 and the business has been growing organically, and without external investment, ever since. JCW has evolved to become JCW Group, a recruitment specialist with three brands (JCW, Catalyst Life Sciences, and Cybernetic Search) with 150 employees working across six offices in Europe and the USA. JCW was the foundation upon which Jamie built his portfolio of businesses by continuing to innovate and expand into new markets. The growth of JCW Group resulted in the launch of Search Capital, a business that provides investment, guidance, infrastructure, and support to fast growth firms within the human capital industry. Search Capital comprises more than 300 employees across 5 brands and 6 locations. As CEO, Jamie works closely with founders to create a strategy, culture, and platform for rapid growth. Jamie Woods’ top leadership tip is to always, no matter what you may have achieved, be acutely aware of your individual strengths and weaknesses, and to ensure that your role and team is structured accordingly. Surround yourself with individuals who will support your strengths, but perhaps most importantly, counteract your weaknesses. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
67 minutes | Feb 21, 2023
#250: Darrin Jahnel - CEO Jahnel Group
Darrin Jahnel is the founder and CEO of Jahnel Group, a 150-person software consulting company headquartered in Schenectady, NY. Darrin leads with energy and is maniacally focused on creating an amazing work environment for his team. Darrin earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University at Albany and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Prior to starting the company in 2012, Darrin worked as a Senior Software Engineer on Wall Street. Darrin has led numerous engineering teams on multi-million dollar projects and is a member of MENSA. He is happily married and has 4 children (2 adopted children and 2 birth sons). Darrin’s oldest son, Gideon, is from Nigeria. Although Darrin and his wife refer to Gideon as their son, they were not able to officially adopt him. Gideon has parents and 5 siblings back in Nigeria. Last year, Gideon worked 60 hours a week, all summer long, and earned enough money to buy his family a house back in Nigeria! Outside of work, Darrin enjoys working out, coaching basketball, drinking beer, and woodworking. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55 minutes | Feb 14, 2023
#249: Amilya Antonette - CEO of Designing Genius
Amilya is one of the most sought after Human Behaviour & Strategic Advisor experts in the world. She has appeared as a regular business and behavior expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Steve Harvey Show & Dr. Phil. She has built or advised on over $2 Billion in sales with high profile clients such as Steve Harvey, Mike Tyson, Listerine Strips, Sharper Image, Cold Stone Creamery, George Foreman & more. Her "in the trenches' experience developing people, deep knowledge in building the value drivers in business & her Designing Genius systems, programs & “behavioural toolbox” makes her a leading expert on “people problems”. Her fierce work ethic and ability to immediately have impact make her an invaluable asset. Her tools that address the remote worker and leaders who want to succeed in today's fast, competitive & “people first”landscape. Amilya’s work has earned her global respect & numerous awards; The Women’s Economic Forum-”Women of the Decade 2019 Award” Wells Fargo-“Fastest Under Forty'' ”Best Places to Work” (3 time winner) The Kauffman Foundation -Entrepreneur Award Grown 7 clients onto Inc’s. 500 list Nominated twice to Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of The Year”. Featured in People Magazine, Time, Forbes, Inc., Smart Money, and Entrepreneur and named in “The 55 people you must meet” by Jack Canfield. As the CEO and Creator of Designing Genius, a powerful training platform that changes the paradigm on how companies, opportunities and our greatest asset “THE PEOPLE” come together in todays Gig Economy. With highly skilled behavioral and business teams we champion the "People Plan" development that amplifies a companies strategic business planning initiatives. We solve Hiring, Retaining & Mentoring Genius for individuals within the organization. Our behavior executives add exponential value throughout any company. Without the ability to attract and develop people there is no business. Amilya’s on the ground experience in leading more than 53,000 employees from around the globe throughout her career combined with her ability to drive value throughout companies to increase valuations, facilitate M&A and exit to some of the biggest market makers in the world. Designing Genius serves individuals, teams, corporations, families, education and industries alike. By bringing “People Tools” to solve “People Problems” with quick, easy and transformational behavior modification techniques, games, workshops and development. Our Designing Genius Behavior Officers unite together for people, purpose and companies for a synergistic and healthier way of living. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
70 minutes | Feb 7, 2023
#248: Sam Instone - CEO AES International
Sam Instone is a British businessman who is the founder and current chief executive of AES International. This organization became the fastest growing UK financial services business between 2008 and 2012 and was the winner of Sunday Times/Virgin Fast Track United Kingdom's Best Management Team Award. He has become well known for promoting the mission statement 'Positive Change' as a means for the financial services sector to get better consumer outcomes and evolve from an industry into a profession. A graduate in War Studies from King's College London and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Instone served as an Airborne Officer in the operational and ceremonial squadrons of The Household Cavalry Regiment. In 2004, he founded AES to initially specialize in the provision of financial services to those in hostile areas or hazardous professions prior to diversifying into mainstream markets. Today, AES delivers wealth advisory, planning and corporate benefits advice to international executives around the globe. Instone aligned the organisation of this business to the core values, mission, structure, doctrine and operations of the western military in a manner that has become known as 'militology'. This led to The Economist Magazine describing Instone as 'The Field Marshal of Finance' and discussing the merits of applying military principles to commercial environments. Instone was a finalist in the 2013 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards and was recognised by Sir Richard Branson for his work in promoting a different way of thought and leadership within financial services characterised as ‘missionary not mercenary’. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
#247: General David H Petraeus - Partner, KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute
General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) is a Partner in the global investment firm KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which he established in mid-2013. He is also a member of the boards of Optiv and OneStream, a Strategic Advisor for Semperis, the Chairman of the International Advisory Board for Advanced Navigation, a personal venture investor, engaged in various academic endeavors, and co-author with British historian and biographer Andrew Roberts of the forthcoming book, Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine. Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands as a general officer, five of which were in combat, including command of the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. Following retirement from the military, and after confirmation by the Senate in a vote of 94-0, he served as the Director of the CIA during a period of significant achievements in the war on terror. General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the US Military Academy and later earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is the only individual to have been the top graduate of both the year-long Command and General Staff College Course and the demanding US Army Ranger School. He has held academic appointments with the US Military Academy, the University of Southern California, Harvard, Georgetown, and the City University of New York Honors College, and he is currently a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale, an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham (UK), a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Aspen Strategy Group, Co-Chairman of the Global Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson Center, Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, and an Executive Advisory Board Member of World.Minds. Over the past two decades, General Petraeus has been named one of America’s 25 Best Leaders by U.S. News and World Report, a runner-up for Time magazine’s Person of the Year, the Daily Telegraph Man of the Year, twice a Time 100 selectee, Princeton University’s Madison Medalist, Prospect Magazine’s Public Intellectual of the Year, three times one of Foreign Policy magazine’s top 100 public intellectuals, and a LinkedIn Top Voice. General Petraeus has earned numerous awards and decorations, including four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, two NATO Meritorious Service Medals, the Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Wings, and the Ranger Tab. He has also been decorated by 14 foreign countries and sanctioned by Russia, and he is believed to be the only person who, while in uniform, threw out the first pitch of a baseball World Series Game and did the coin toss at a Super Bowl. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
65 minutes | Jan 24, 2023
#246: Stuart Haire - CEO at Skipton Group
Stuart Haire, CENG, MENG Stuart has enjoyed a career in senior roles within the UK Financial Services sector. Post the Financial Crisis, Stuart has attempted to rebuild the reputation of financial services through renewal of its social purpose and a greater focus on customer and societal outcomes. A strong and ethical Financial Services sector is crucial to Britain as she faces a period of changing economics and climate change. However the sector is tainted with historic scandals and, as a result, is heavily governed/regulated; often curbing the very advancements the are crucial to ongoing success. It is within this complexity that Stuart sees real meaning in his work and that of others. This week's guest is Stuart Haire, CEO of Skipton Group. Stuart has Chaired the Personal Services Board of UK Finance, the Finance Industry’s convening organisation and operated at Board level of three scale financial service organisations. Currently he is preparing to be CEO of Skipton Building Society. This is a very modern mutual organisation, with an impressive group of companies alongside the core Building Society including Connells and Contrywide. Prior to this, Stuart led HSBC’s personal business within the UK, covering brands such as HSBC UK, M&S Bank, first direct and John Lewis Financial Services. In a prior life, Stuart worked for a MoD consultancy firm and started his working life at the European Space Agency (ESA). Stuart holds a Masters degree in Physics and Electronics. Stuart divides his time between Birmingham, Yorkshire and his family home in Edinburgh where he helps run the local football team. He is a keen golfer and enjoys watching his two boys playing in their various sports interests. Travelling is a family obsession and, alongside his wife Fiona, Stuart is lucky enough to have visited many of the most beautiful locations across the world. Stuart Haire’s top leadership tip is to remember that leaders have three core tasks only. These are to create a shared context and strategy (which has meaning), to build capability (to deliver the context/strategy) and to create the motivation to drive after this goal no matter the challenges. In short: Context, Capability and Motivation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
66 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
#245: Graham Brown & Jonathan Bowman Perks - Resilience
Resilience is an important trait to have when facing severe adversity, as demonstrated by Jonathan and Graham's experiences in endurance competitions, military training, and business ventures. However, pushing oneself to extremes can also have consequences and costs. The question is, are you willing to accept those consequences and pay the price? This conversation delves into the concept of being rejection-proof, learning from difficult experiences, and taking action. As Mike Tyson said, "everyone has a plan until I get punched in the mouth." This is especially true in combat situations, where extreme resilience may be necessary, but can also lead to numbing oneself to emotions and feelings, which can be detrimental to one's well-being in civilian life. Through sharing their favourite books on resilience and discussing various topics such as "chunking down," "touching the void," PTSD, and the "snowflake generation," Jonathan and Graham's stress the importance of combining resilience with agility and the ability to bounce back, in order to achieve true anti-fragility. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
62 minutes | Jan 10, 2023
#244: Rachid 'Ben' Bengougam - Senior Vice President Human Resources EMEA at Hilton
This week's guest is Ben Bengougam. Ben is a highly experienced human resources professional who is currently serving as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for EMEA at Hilton. He is based in the UK and is responsible for leading the Human Resources function for Hilton across the EMEA region, which includes over 60,000 team members in 70 countries and territories. Ben has a BSc in engineering science and a Master's Degree in HR Development, and he is a fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. Throughout his career, Ben has held a number of high-profile positions in human resources, including Group HR Director at the Dixons Group and HR Director at the Middle Eastern franchise operator MH Alshaya. Ben has a proven track record of developing and executing successful people strategies, and Hilton has gained consistent recognition as a Great Place to Work under his leadership. Ben is fluent in French and English and is also conversational in Arabic, Spanish, and Italian. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48 minutes | Jan 3, 2023
243. Colonel Roland Ladley: Army Officer, Teacher & Author
Roland Ladley and I were at six form school together, The Army's Welbeck college, and then met again later, a number of times, including two years at the British Army Staff College, where he was one of the many bright minds that I served alongside. After a successful army career Roland left aged 44 and went into teaching where he quickly became a deputy head. Now he runs a compassionate leadership consultancy, as well as writing some cracking books called the Sam Green series where Sam, the heroine find herself in some amazing scrapes and highlights the problems for people on the autism spectrum with ADHD and how she finds ways of overcoming that while fighting criminals and evil dark organisations. From the comfort of his caravan that he travels around Europe in, we discuss what compassionate leadership means, and share some of his views, experiences and life stories, which are fascinating to hear. On Amazon his review says: Roland Ladley’s detailed, but flowing narrative has been compared favourably to Le Carré and Deighton; Sam Green, his ‘flawed but resolute’ protagonist, to a female Jack Reacher – ‘only more edgy and much more prone to tears.’ His second spy thriller in the Sam Green series, Fuelling the Fire, won a publishing contract with Kindle Scout and went on to become a best-seller in its genre. His other six books in the series, Unsuspecting Hero, The Innocence of Trust, For Good Men to Do Nothing, On The Back Foot To Hell, Blood Red Earth and The Belmonte Paradox, have been equally well reviewed in both the UK and the US. If espionage is your bag – and you’re after realistic, up-to-date conspiracy thrillers with a strong female lead – then the Sam Green series is waiting for you. Or, if you’re after a softer, female-led action adventure try of Black Bulls and White Horses, Roland Ladley’s first non-Sam Green novel, written during the first covid_19 lockdown. Here teacher Emily Copeland follows her mother’s past to the lawless Camargue region of France. Love … and death follow To bring realism to his writing Roland Ladley draws upon twenty-five years military service, including complex tours of Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Subsequent work as a teacher enables him to communicate lucidly to a wide audience, and two grown-up daughters ensure he can laugh at himself and find comic moments in his writing when the tension is at its greatest. Now a full time writer based in Bristol, UK, he lives an itinerant lifestyle with his wife in their motorhome, posting a travel/writing blog and marketing his six Sam Green novels. With the books’ cinematic style, it’s not surprising that the first, Unsuspecting Hero, has been turned into a mini-series screenplay and is being considered by a well-known British director. Find him via his blog: the.wanderlings. And follow him on Twitter, Instagram or via Facebook @rolandtheauthor. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
73 minutes | Dec 27, 2022
#242: Graham Brown & Jonathan Bowman-Perks
So how intelligently are you using your emotions? Graeme and I have a very deep and very personal conversation about the importance of our emotional and social intelligence, and how each of us in our own way have been emotionally constipated. This is probably one of the most deep and open vulnerable conversations the two of us have had in this exciting series. How good are you at atonement, forgiveness, making amends and being at one with somebody? Do you hold resentment, anger or passive aggression? Are you someone who uses a lot of judgement and criticism seeing yourself as one up and grandiose or one down and suffering from shame? We both realise that we both been so damn serious for much of our life and want more joy and happiness. The Hoffman Institute seven day programme was a major topic of conversation. The importance of psychological safety so that you can allow the people who work with you to be appropriately vulnerable was discussed as was the importance of acceptance and understanding for diversity, equality and inclusion. We talked about the regrets of the dying and how perfectionism and high performance has driven both of us. Which self soothing techniques do you use: are you a workaholic are you focused on sex and frequent relationships? Is it alcohol, drugs, success, or something else that is addictive for you? We talked about our parents or grandparents and breaking the generational chain of unhealthy behavioural patterns. Finally, we talk about acceptance, compassion, not being a victim and having forgiveness for yourself and others. To "live, give and forgive" are phases of our lives as we grow up. Also, to remember that "everything in life is possible if you're prepared to pay the price and live with the consequences". Are you? For many of the highly achieving highly performing leaders that we both know there is a certain amount of emotional dysfunction from childhood and more emotional intelligence development will be essential. Good Luck Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
69 minutes | Dec 20, 2022
#241: Major General David Rutherford-Jones - CEO of the charity Morden College & Former Commandant RMAS
David Rutherford-Jones is Chief Executive of Morden College, a charity that provides homes, care and support for c.300 older people in London. Prior to this he was a soldier for 35 years, commanding at every level up to and including an operational Brigade, and finishing his career in two consecutive senior appointments: Commandant of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Military Secretary to the Army. He has given a lot of his time to the welfare of serving soldiers, and more recently to retired soldiers, having been Colonel of The Light Dragoons, The Queen’s Own Yeomanry, and of the Corps of Army Music; a Trustee of Blind Veterans UK, and an advisor to Combat Stress. General RJ has also been a School Governor, sat as Trustee on four other Boards, and run a series of leadership seminars in the finance sector. David’s wife, Sarah, has been a phenomenal support to David; a Trustee of the Charity, SSAFA and in various appointments engaged with the Royal British Legion and the Army Benevolent Fund. Today she is Sponsorship Director for The HPower Group. As CEO of Morden College, David led the community of staff and residents through the coronavirus pandemic years: 2020 and 2021, during which the Charity sadly lost one, but only one, of its 300 or so older beneficiaries. He puts this comparative success down to the Herculean efforts of his staff, and the enduring patience of the Charity’s beneficiaries. RJ also believes his operational experience as a soldier gave him the planning framework and skill to plan the Charity’s response to the crisis, and the courage and tenacity to lead the community of staff and beneficiaries at Morden College through what was an exceptionally challenging and unique crisis. In his own words “the toughest leadership challenge of my life”. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
#240: Sairah Ashman - Global CEO Wolff Olins
Sairah Ashman is Global CEO at Wolff Olins, the creative consultancy famously described by a McKinsey Partner as the perfect blend of maths and magic. She leads business direction and performance in partnership with her leadership team and local offices. Wolff Olins has 3 global hubs operating across multiple geographies and is part of the Omnicom group. Over a 20-year career, Sairah has built a reputation for creating high performing teams, outstanding results for clients and delivering business transformation. Most often working across differing market situations, cultures and regions. She is an alumna of Harvard Business School and Goldsmiths University of London, an active supporter of The House of St Barnabas (working to break the cycle of homelessness) and a regular TEDx host and speaker. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
0 minutes | Dec 6, 2022
#239: Mustafa Bartin - COO Migros Turkey
Mustafa Bartın is a ‘first-generation Online Grocery Veteran’ having spent more than 25 years in Retail and IT industries. He graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering. He started his professional life in Migros. He was the project manager of MİGROS Sanal Market (MİGROS online), the very first online grocery operation in Europe by October 1997. He left Migros in 2000 to move to the other side of the table, as a sales Professional in Hewlett-Packard. Between 2000 and 2009 he worked for Hewlett-Packard holding various different roles in Sales/Business Development/Consulting. He served as Country Manager of HP Consulting Business Unit before leaving HP. ‘Having never lost the passion for Retail’, He rejoined Migros family in 2009 as the Chief Digital Officer of the company, ( responsible for IT, CRM and Migros Online ). Small note: Official title was never CDO. He was officially named as CIO by then. But years after, CDO position became very popular in enterprise World and he and his CEO recognised the fact that the role was literally a CDO role. He can be classified as a ‘professional convert from technology to business’ triggered by his appointment to Chief ‘Alternative Sales Channels’ Officer role in charge of MİGROS Online, Migros International and MİGROS Wholesale Operations. This role enabled his transition to business for his future assignments. From mid - 2018 till mid 2020, Bartın worked as Chief ‘Large Format & Online Retail’ Officer ( another CXO role which nobody have heard anywhere else ) to realize company’s Online-Offline Integration ( O2O ) mission. He has been Chief Retail Operations Officer since July 2020 in charge of 2700 stores and Online operations, which is one of the rare ‘reverse organisational takeovers’ in the industry. He is married and has two children, having lost all of his hobbies after being a very late father at his 40’s. He avoids using Instagram and the other social media tools ( other than LinkedIn ) even though he is a digital-native person and he is proud of this. He tries to divide his time between his family, business and his mountain-house near Istanbul. His magic Word in his everyday-life dictionary is ‘CANDOR’ at all cost and at all frontiers. He always advices himself and his mentees ‘to listen other people just to understand’ and to go into a ‘silent’ mode whenever possible, even in very ‘noisy’ environments. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
70 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
#238: Graham Brown & Jonathan Bowman-Perks
So, what is your collective, cognitive and culture intelligence quotient like? This week, Graham Brown and Jonathan Bowman-Perks have a fascinating journey through your questions, and share their experiences on books like: Reclaiming Conversations, Finding and Keeping Love and Non Violent Communications, to name a few. Jonathan shares what he has given up to become higher performing and more present. Graham shares 'meeting hacks' and how decisions should be made at the lowest possible levels. You will learn about the 'Richer Way' and 'Maverick' and how innovation comes from failure. You will learn about inclusivity vs toxicity, and the value of story telling and life stories. Enjoy tips galore on collaboration and improving culture. Come in - the water is lovely and warm....... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
64 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
#237: Duncan O'Rourke - CEO at Accor Northern Europe
Duncan O’Rourke holds a degree from César Ritz Colleges in Switzerland and a MBA from Reims Management School. With more than 30 years’ experience within the industry, he held several executive positions in Europe, the US and the Middle East. From 2004, he served as General Manager for Kempinski in various destinations before being promoted to the position of Regional Director overseeing the Operations of the properties in the Middle East. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Kempinski Hotels and became part of the Management Board at the same time. Duncan joined Accor in 2016 as COO Europe for the Luxury and Premium segment before taking over his most recent role as COO Central Europe. In his capacity, he has been responsible for more than 470 hotels and 13 brands within Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Duncan became a member of the Group’s Executive Committee upon his appointment to CEO Northern Europe in October 2020. Duncan believes “Inspiring Leadership” is something you cannot train or learn, it is something you grow into. It is a person having a mission, a guiding principle, and a very specific way to approach things. It is about building a team, to look at the big picture and embark everyone on your journey. An inspiring leader enables the experts in their team to grow and to blossom and to exceed their own expectations. A firm believer in values, Duncan also believes that inspiring leadership also means staying true to what you believe in and celebrating diverse opinions. Duncan embraces the challenges of success. “When you are promoted, when you step up, it is normal to be afraid and I have always kept this fear throughout my career. It is a fundamental part of respecting the challenge ahead of you.” Duncan’s best advice was built from a conversation with his VP many years ago. “I was asked about my plans for the Grand Opening of the hotel. When asked how the launch was looking I said “pretty good” – the response from my VP has stayed with me always: “pretty good is not good enough”. That has served me well – you want to deliver as best as you can and that drives me.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
63 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
#236: Saema Somalya - EVP Legal & Risk at Remitly Global
Saema Somalya is EVP for Legal and Risk, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Remitly Global, Inc., where she leads the Legal, Compliance Risk and Privacy teams. Prior to joining Remitly, she was senior vice president, deputy general counsel (corporate) and assistant secretary at Fifth Third Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank, N.A. and senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Warren Resources, Inc. Previously, she served as senior legal director and corporate counsel to PepsiCo, Inc. Ms. Somelya began her career as an associate in Davis Polk’s Capital Markets group. Ms. Somalya is also active in industry, community and civil rights forums and serves as the Board Chairman for Muslim Advocates, a national civil rights advocacy organization. She earned a B.A. in international relations and affairs from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She is British born, American raised and lives in the Seattle area with her husband and daughter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.