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Leadership, Brand Strategy & Transformation - Minter Dialogue

Leadership, Brand Strategy & Transformation - Minter Dialogue

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With the Minter Dialogue podcast, your host Minter Dial is on a mission to help elevate the debate and insert more meaningfulness into our lives. He gives weekly interviews around leadership, brand strategy and transformation, featuring top business leaders, personalities, entrepreneurs and authors from around the world who are making things happen! The show was ranked as the #6 Leadership and #5 Branding Podcast 2021 by Feedspot, Julie Livingstone’s Top 15 Marketing Podcasts 2020 and Top 50 Marketing Blog/Podcasts by Linkedin.

Minter Dial is a filmmaker and author of four award-winning books, The Last Ring Home, Futureproof (FT Press), You Lead (Kogan Page) and Heartificial Empathy, 2nd edition (2023). He's currently writing Dialogos on Substack, to foster more meaningful conversation.

Podcast show notes are on minterdial.com. To rate & review: RateThisPodcast.com/mdial

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Minter Dialogue with James Kerr James Kerr is the author of bestselling book, "Legacy, What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life." It contains 15 remarkable lessons in leadership. James is also an international speaker and high-performance consultant based in England. In this conversation, we discuss why he wrote this book about the All Blacks, what he learned through writing the book, the values of rugby, the tangible applications of leadership for business executives, how values create value, why knowing yourself is vital and the power of character and storytelling. A wonderful and wide-ranging conversation. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Paul Assaiante "Coach" Paul Assaiante is one of the greatest coaches in the history of intercollegiate athletics. He's labelled as the “winningest coach in college sports history,” sporting a 252-match winning streak over 13 years, a 507-29 all-time record, and winning 17 NCAA Championship titles as head coach at Trinity College. Paul systematically brought together great players from around the world and demonstrated how teammates from diverse cultures can unite to build a winning culture and team. And his experience is also enriched by having coached the US National Team in squash (17 years) as well as World Team Tennis with Billie Jean King. To add to his list of accomplishments, he's also co-author with James Zug of the book, "Run to the Roar, Coaching to Overcome Fear," (published by Penguin) and the subject of a 2013 documentary film, All In, by Marc DiBenedetto. In this conversation, we discuss his philosophy of coaching, how he's been guided by his personal purpose, the best ways to train, motivate and guide a team of individual athletes to bring out their best. We also look at the role of empathy in coaching, how to learn, improve and perform under stress, and the way to get the best out of everyone. He also addresses some of the challenges of coaching in today's environment, with the perils of social media, helicopter parenting and coming to grips with one's emotions. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Patrick Mork Patrick Mork is a career transition & leadership coach, motivational speaker, startup CEO mentor. He is the founder and CEO of LEAP, a cultural transformation company that helps leaders build company cultures of meaning and purpose. Prior to starting LEAP he spent over 20 years in various marketing leadership roles in several high profile technology startups and at Google where he built and led the marketing team that launched the Google play brand. He's also a bestselling author having recently published "Step Back and LEAP: 9 Keys to Unlock your Life and Make Change Happen." We plonge into Patrick's journey through Silicon Valley, being fired twice and divorcing to land on his feet as a sought-after coach. We discuss important notions such as having foundational values, being accountable, and psychological safety. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Felix Velarde Felix Velarde is a serial entrepreneur, with a long track record in the agency side of the business. He's currently CEO at The 2Y3X® Programme, chair and board advisor, and Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at AVA Acquisitions. He's also a keynote speaker and the author of "Scale at Speed: How to Triple the Size of Your Business and Build a Superstar Team," published by Robinson. In this conversation, we discuss his book, the importance of creating a good company culture, establishing appropriate goals, governance, ethics, branding and much more. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Dr Peter Sear Dr Peter Sear is a psychologist, senior member of the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), founder of The Empathic Mindset organisation, based in the UK, and author "Empathic Leadership, Lessons from Elite Sport," published by Routledge. His book explores coaching in a number of sports, such as rugby, football, hockey and lacrosse and across a variety of countries and cultures. In this conversation, we discuss how empathic leadership has become more prevalent in sports, especially in helping to manage relationships, build trust and establish a strong line of communication. We look at the role of empathy in giving feedback, the notion of mattering and purpose for athletes, and the issue of governance and dealing with the owners. We also explore the crossovers of empathic leadership in sports into society and business, including notions of dealing with multi-cultural environments, high stress, male and female differences, as well as the immensely important challenge of developing trustworthy relationships.  If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Jeremiah Owyang Jeremiah Owyang is a renowned industry analyst based in Silicon Valley, who has a beat on emerging tech. He's a General Partner at the Venture Capital outfit, Blitzscaling Ventures and a sought-after speaker. In this conversation, we discuss the explosion of AI, how he views and evaluates AI startups, to what extent ethics and transparency are used or necessary in these AI-infused initiatives, the humanisation of AI, the rise of therapeutic AI and much more. A fascinating update on where AI is going, including some hot new apps you need to check out..   If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Marty Neumeier To start off this new year, and just before I get back into the swing of brand new episodes for 2024, I wanted to re-release this wonderful conversation with Marty Neumeier (MDE314). Where so many people are needing to have a sense of belonging and find meaningfulness, working for a meaningful brand is one way to find fulfilment. Marty is a world recognised expert on branding, best-selling author of books such as The Brand Gap, The Brand Flip and MetaSkills. At the time of recording this interview, he had recently published a ‘business thriller’ called, "Scramble, How agile strategy can build epic brands in record time." He's also director and CEO of the Liquid branding agency. In this conversation with Marty, we talked about the importance of having a designer mindset in business and the challenge of building a superior brand in today’s tech-infused world. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Banahasta To ring in the new year, and before I get back into the brand new episodes for 2024, I wanted to re-release this powerful conversation with the fascinating John Purkiss (MDE474). John is also known as Banahasta, which is short for Sri Nithya Banahastananda. This spiritual name was given to him by his guru, HDH Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, known to his followers as Swamiji. John is also the author of three books, including the bestseller, "The Power of Letting Go: How to drop everything that’s holding you back." With an accomplished background, the highest credentials, Banahasta works as a partner at August Leadership, a global executive search firm. In this chat, we discuss John’s remarkable journey to become Banahasta. We also talk about consciousness, oneness, intuition and meditation, how he manages his personal and professional missions, and the inherent power of letting go. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Chris Voss Whether you are dealing with new contracts, starting new relationships or challenging your teams, our ability to negotiate remains a fundamental skill. Before I get back into the new episodes for 2024, I wanted to re-release this stimulating conversation with Chris Voss (MDE322), world-renowned negotiator and best-selling author. He was a member of the NYC joint terrorism task force for fourteen years, lead crisis negotiator for the NYC division of the FBI before becoming the FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator. He teaches at several prestigious universities and founded and runs the Black Swan Group, a strategy consultancy. He is also the author of monumental best-seller, “Never Split The Difference.” In this conversation with Chris, we talk about the art of negotiation and of making a deal, the role of negotiations in business and in life, how to distinguish between real and fake opportunities and the power of being calm.   If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Sally Henderson Sally Henderson is a high-stakes leadership mentor, creator of The Real Method framework to address challenging leadership issues of transformation, growth and development. In this conversation, we discuss the definition and importance of the qualification of 'high-stakes' leadership, how to deal with the pressures and mental health issues at the top, creating trust in a professional setting, as well as purpose, meaningfulness and the power of conversation at work. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to rate/review the show on RateThisPodcast. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Michael Tennant Michael Tennant is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of "The Power of Empathy, A Thirty-Day Path to Personal Growth and Social Change." In this conversation, we explore how to handle adversity, strain and addiction. We dive deep into the power of empathy and how important it is to work on yourself. We explore issues of mental health, finding your WHY and some of the key insights in his book.  If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Davide Bollati Davide Bollati is the owner and chairman, since 2006, of Davines Group and Comfort Zone. Davide has steered Davines Group, which was founded in 1983, to be a worldwide recognised professional brand providing high-end haircare solutions for hairdressing salons and skincare (with Comfort Zone) for spas, that is known for its commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainability. In 2016, Davines became a certified B Corp. Present in some 90 counties and with about 800 employees, Davines Group is a tremendous success story. In this conversation, we discuss Davide's career path, some of the critical choices he made, the route to and effects of becoming a B Corp, the use of La Carta Etica, the building of the Davines community, the use of a philosopher to help craft the direction of the brand, and much more. An enlightening story.   If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Dan Egan Dan Egan is the world-renowned skier and pioneer of extreme sports. He is known for skiing the most remote regions of the world, and has been named one of the most influential skiers of our time. He has been a central feature, along with his brother, in a number of amazing Warren Miller films, including "Born to Ski," "Vertical Reality," and "Future Retro." Dan's also the author of the book, "Thirty Years in a White Haze: Dan Egan's Story of Worldwide Adventure and the Evolution of Extreme Skiing." In this conversation, we discuss his upbringing, some of his feats and experiences, including how he spent 38 hours trapped 17,000ft high in Russia, how he balances adventure, risk and safety, the nature of flow, the battle of freestyle to gain legitimacy, and much more.  If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Richard Earnest Richard Earnest is the founder of Earnest Enterprises and author of the book, "Leading with Ethics and Humanity -- Do you have the guts?" that came out in August 2022. Richard graduated by the US Naval Academy in 1964 to become an officer and highly decorated pilot during the Vietnam War. Then, having had over 30 years of experience as a top executive in high-tech industries, he's a mentor and coach of young entrepreneurs and leaders who face tough challenges and opportunities. In this conversation, we explore Richard's career, the impact of having been in war, serving as an officer. We examine the qualities of resilience and agility in leadership, the ways that leaders can bring ethics and humanity into their daily practice to build an effective culture and business. And we look at the difference of leadership in the military, politics and business. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Daniel Priestley Daniel Priestley, a repeat guest, is founder of Dent Global and ScoreApp. Daniel has been been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year, written half a dozen business books, founded multiple 7 and 8 figure ventures and is on a mission to help develop entrepreneurs who stand out, scale up and make a dent. In this conversation, we discuss his entrepreneurial roots, his journey from Australia to England, the state of entrepreneurs today, the role and importance of tech for any startups or business, the pendulum swings of purpose, politics and business transformation. We also unpack ScoreApp and how and why it can help your business. The future of X (Twitter) and look at mental health issues among entrepreneurs.  If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Paul Skinner Paul Skinner is an entrepreneur with a marketing flair. He's founder and Director at the Agency of the Future, he founded and runs MarketingKind and he has also written two books, "The Collaborative Advantage" and most recently, "The Purpose Upgrade, Change your Business to Save the World. Change the World to Save Your Business," published by Little, Brown Book Group. We dive into what purpose is and means. How to approach creating a purpose that drives greater value and growth, the purpose business case, what does it mean to upgrade your purpose, the notion of what constitutes "better" in making the world better. And more.  If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Lena Rantsevich Lena Rantsevich is a rebel, treating life as an intellectual and emotional pursuit. Formerly head of Samsung Electronics in Belarus, Business Person of the Year, TEDx speaker and co-founder of businesses in decentralised justice, real estate and consultancy, Lena and her family left the Ukraine because of the war to set up in London. Her new venture, Reputy.io, is a "soul bound talent wallet" designed to help individuals find better jobs faster by matching and proving soft skills. We discuss her remarkable journey from Minsk to Kiev to London, the tremendous responsibilities Lena earned early, her life lessons and how she's faced and overcome the challenges of being uprooted by war. We discuss Reputy, the problems it solves and the intricacies of trying to map and communicate soft skills between recruit and employer. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Ashley Dudarenok  Ashley Dudarenok is a Chinese serial entrepreneur, award-winning digital marketing professional and author. Recognised as a “guru on digital marketing and fast-evolving trends in China’’ by Thinkers50, Ashley is the founder of China-focused digital marketing agency Alarice and China digital consultancy ChoZan. She's also author of 10 books about digital China, including her latest, "Innovation Factory: China's Digital Playbook for Global Brands," co-written with Ron Wardle. In this conversation, we discuss the Chinese digital landscape, what are some of the salient trends, what can Western brands learn from Chinese corporations, the place for 'purpose' in China, the sense of trust that Chinese citizens have with the Chinese companies, leadership challenges and management styles... and much more.   If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Sir William Russell Sir William Russell was Lord Mayor of the City of London 2019-2021 and is currently Alderman of Bread Street Ward. He's also Board Member of CityUK, deputy chair of the Barbican Centre, and NED at Augmentum Fintech. Will was a classmate and housemate back from my time at Eton College where we shared many experiences on the sports field. In this conversation, we discuss his fascinating career, the influence of sports on his life, his appreciation of working for American companies, what makes an effective leader today, the important challenges for boards of governors, the impact of Brexit on Britain, as well as his experience in being knighted by the King. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
Minter Dialogue with Dennis Sherwood Dennis Sherwood, PhD, with a long and illustrious career in consulting, is the owner of The Silver Bullet Machine Manufacturing Co., an intelligent innovation consultancy, specialised in helping its clients gain competitive advantage by building organisational capacity to innovate. He's also a speaker and author of 15 books, including two recently that we explore here. The first, "Creativity for Scientists and Engineers: A practical guide" (IOP ebooks), which won the Specialist Business Book Award of 2023, where we discuss some fundamental questions about creativity, the mindset that's needed for innovation, what makes a "good" idea, the threat of AI and the role of purpose in crafting innovation. We also discuss his book, "Missing the Mark: Why So Many School Exam Grades are Wrong – and How to Get Results We Can Trust," where we look at how grading is done in the UK and how 1.5 million of 6 million grades (or marks) given out annually are inaccurate. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
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