Episode 149: 11th February 2021

Unleadership, The 5am Club, Robin Sharma & Roz Brewer

Never mind love being in the air this week there is a very definite chill in the air. They type of chill that certainly doesn’t make it easy to get out of bed at 5am but we have a few things to warm the cockles of the heart this week starting with the subject of ‘unleadership’.

We often hear talk of accidental leaders but what about accidental ‘unleaders’? What about those people who step up in difficult times in order to get beyond a feeling of inaction, those who take ownership of some of the small decisions that are being avoided or ignored by leaders and those who recognise that doing the right thing is more important than amassing followers?

We join Nick Cutland, Director of Quality at ILM, as he sits down with guest speaker Anthony Impey, Nicky Taylor & Professor Carol Jarvis to explore how ‘unleadership‘ could change and enhance the way we work and to reflect on what we can learn from the leadership styles that emerged during the pandemic.

Our review this week goes back to an idea that Heather struggles with at the best of time whilst Tracy is much more comfortable with the idea of getting up at 5am. The 5am Club by Robin Sharma encourages us to quite literally seize the day whilst everyone else sleeps and gives us more than a few reasons as to why this is a good idea. If you’ve never come across Robin Sharma then, in his own words, this is a good place to start. 

Check back soon to see whether either of us has taken up the mantra of the early bird catches the worm.

Profling this week turns to a hugely successful lady whose career has taken her from scientist to first African American woman to head up a division of Walmart and now has led her to become the on of the most powerful black women in global business as she takes up her appointment as the boss of Boots owner Walgreens Boots Alliance.

There is no denying this will be a tough gig given the recent closure of several Boots stores in the UK and the decline of high street retail in general.

Tracy & Heather

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