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The Role of Strong Relationships in Managing Conflict

The Connected Leadership Podcast

Release Date: 11/08/2021

Connected Leadership Gold: Goldie Sayers show art Connected Leadership Gold: Goldie Sayers

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In this second episode looking into The Connected Leadership Podcast archives, Andy Lopata talks to Goldie Sayers, Olympic bronze medalist, GB team captain and more recently, business coach.  They discuss the issues arising in bringing together a group of exceptional individual talents and making them into a team. Goldie has used her experiences in sport to help business executives inspire their staff. Andy and Goldie also explore the transition from one career to another, highlighting the importance of a strong, broad and diverse network that doesn't disappear. Maintaining links, having...

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In this week's Connected Leadership Podcast, Andy Lopata delves into the archives and talks to Lee Cockerell and David McQueen about the power of storytelling in business. In a fascinating and instructive discussion, they cover presentation skills, storytelling at Disney, using stories to motivate staff, visual elements and the importance of using stories effectively and with relevance. Andy, Lee and David also look at when to use stories to demonstrate things that went wrong and the emotional connection necessary for a call to action.

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Kevin Gaskell, popular podcaster, serial entrepreneur and intrepid adventurer returns to The Connected Leadership Podcast to discuss his new book 'Catching Giants' with Andy Lopata. Can a small business successfully compete with big business giants? To illustrate how this can be done, Kevin and Andy discuss Kevin's record breaking Atlantic rowing race. A truly fascinating story of dedication, discipline, hard work and a culture of trust, responsibility and strong relationships. The five man team believed they could achieve their goal despite their initial lack of the qualifications needed and...

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'What is human connection and why is it so important?' with Simone Heng show art 'What is human connection and why is it so important?' with Simone Heng

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A former broadcaster on Virgin Radio Dubai, HBO Asia and CNBC, Simone Heng seeks to inspire others to connect in a meaningful way. Simone’s first book, 'Secret Pandemic: The Search for Connection in a Lonely World', explains how her upbringing impacted on her ability to connect and what she learned on the journey to reconnection. Andy focuses on the importance of connecting at a professional level, Simone examines the need for connection at a personal, human level and social media is an important tool by the use of engaging content. That engagement lays the foundation for the professional...

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Andy Lopata talks to his guests Sam Rathling of Pipeline 44 and Phil Jones MD of Brother UK about how leaders can embrace social media and why it is so important. Both Sam and Phil agree that 10-15 minutes per day impacts your talent acquisition, impacts your personal brand and reputation and should be a priority and not ignored. Digital reputation is a tool and not a distraction. They discuss the power and reach of using LinkedIn for business and how your LinkedIn profile should represent you. Phil emphasises that content should not be just about your company. He shares knowledge that he...

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This week's podcast sees the return of Dr Ruth Gotian to discuss her new book, 'The Success Factor' with Andy Lopata. Original, with new perspectives on established themes and with new ideas on what goes into becoming a high achiever. The book contain a series of interviews with the most successful high flyers. Interviewees include a Nobel Prize winner, Olympians and an Astronaut.  All relied on professional relationships and teams and many of those relationships were retained and became friendships. Andy and Ruth discuss the importance of mentors and mentoring and the effective use of...

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Alisa Cohn was voted the top start up coach in the world. She is the author of 'From Start-Up to Grown-Up'  and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes Magazine. Alisa discusses with Andy Lopata their use of the terminology of 'Champions' and their importance to your world. They look at the differences in relationship building between leaders of start up, scale up and established businesses and how virtual meetups can be managed, avoiding 'Zoom fatigue'. Also, how to use LinkedIn effectively. In her book, Alisa discusses the psychological journey leaders need to...

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Corine Jansen is listening WITH and not TO the persons' story. She received the Hall of Fame award in 2021 from the International Listening Association and is a speaker, trainer and assessor in Listening. An interesting conversation with Andy Lopata about listening effectively covers a variety of topics including listening in early years, the influence of social media on listening behaviour and paying attention and focusing on the person you are listening to. They also examine the role of our senses in engaging with people and the importance of respect, vulnerability and communication. Leaders...

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Andy Lopata's guest on the Connected Leadership podcast this week is Pat Nevin, pro footballer with Clyde, Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere, Kilmarnock Motherwell and Scotland, with a total of almost 850 first team appearances. He was also Chairman of the Professional Footballers Association for 5 years. Pat and Andy discuss a range of topics including racial issues and homophobia in football. They talk about the different attitudes of media, the fans and the owners/managers. Not the usual footballer, they also discuss how Pat's different interests impacted his ability to build close bonds with his...

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Andy Lopata's guest Rebecca Robins, is the Global Chief Learning and Culture Officer at Interbrand. Her role is developing and inspiring leaders and giving them the skills to reach top levels. The Horizon Board at Interbrand consists of aspiring young talent who shadow the main board on an eighteen month tenure. This gives a younger, newer perspective and members of the Horizon Board get connections, mentoring support and the experience to become senior leaders. Emphasis is on the professional relationship skills needed. It is a platform for young starters and rising stars. Andy and Rebecca...

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