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Published on:

1st Aug 2022

What's still in store this series

We are just over halfway through our first series of the How To Take The Lead podcast so we wanted to share a short bonus episode to thank you for your support and let you know what we’ve got coming up for the rest of the series.

Still to come this series...

01:30 – leadership storytelling

01:46 - trust and leadership

02:20 – allyship and your role as a leader

03:31 – where should leaders focus their time?

We are looking forward to sharing these episodes and would love to hear your views and thoughts. And don’t forget we want to know what leadership topics you would like us to cover in the next series.

To find out more visit www.howtotakethelead.com. If you enjoyed this episode why not subscribe to the podcast.  We would love it if you left us a review and feel free to share the link to this episode with anyone else you think would find it interesting, using #HowToTakeTheLead

You can find out more about Lee Griffith via www.sundayskies.com and about Carrie-Ann Wade at www.cats-pajamas.co.uk

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Until our next episode, get out there and take the lead.

Transcript
Lee:

Hello.

Lee:

We thought we would pop back in because we're halfway through series one, new

Lee:

episodes are out every Thursday and we thought, well, we've got a whole

Lee:

other half of a series coming up, let's tell you what you've got in store.

Lee:

I know it's not our usual day to be dropping into your inbox.

Carrie-Ann:

And we did so many bonus episodes.

Carrie-Ann:

Part of the launch, we were missing the whole bonus episode vibe.

Carrie-Ann:

So we were like, right, we've gotta do another one.

Carrie-Ann:

We need to do a bonus.

Lee:

You haven't got my singing this time though.

Lee:

Thank goodness.

Lee:

So do you wanna kick us off Carrie-Ann and talk about a couple of the

Lee:

episodes that we've got coming up.

Carrie-Ann:

Hopefully you are avid listeners.

Carrie-Ann:

So you've been listening to our conversation so far this series, and

Carrie-Ann:

we're gonna build on a few of those.

Carrie-Ann:

We talked about leadership brand and narrative, so we're gonna move

Carrie-Ann:

into that sphere of storytelling.

Carrie-Ann:

We are going to explore a little bit more about why storytelling might be important

Carrie-Ann:

from the point of view of leadership what that really means and how you can do it.

Carrie-Ann:

So I'm quite excited about having that conversation.

Carrie-Ann:

And we are also going to be talking about the T word, which is trust.

Carrie-Ann:

We're gonna be, I dunno why I said it like that.

Carrie-Ann:

I was trying to really build it up into something.

Carrie-Ann:

I felt like maybe should have done a drum roll.

Carrie-Ann:

I don't know.

Carrie-Ann:

Anyhow, anyhow, so.

Lee:

I nearly said a word, then it would've just been highly inappropriate.

Carrie-Ann:

What another T word that was not trust.

Carrie-Ann:

The T word I am talking about is trust.

Carrie-Ann:

And we are gonna talk about what trust means in the context of leadership,

Carrie-Ann:

particularly around leading teams and groups how trust impacts

Carrie-Ann:

performance, or does it, we'll have that debate and conversation I'm sure.

Lee:

Fantastic.

Lee:

And we're also gonna be talking allyship.

Lee:

And I say it in that way, because every time I say the word ally, I've been

Lee:

saying ally quite inadvertently, I just obviously is a word I can't say properly,

Lee:

but I don't want to mess this one up.

Lee:

so allyship and how to be an ally because we talk about leaders needing

Lee:

to get involved in speaking up on issues that are important, but there

Lee:

are a lot of issues that leaders think, oh, I'm not really sure what to say.

Lee:

I don't know how to get involved.

Lee:

How do I do something more than just say I'm supportive.

Lee:

So we really want to go deep and explore that topic.

Lee:

And then also we wanted to have a bit of a broader discussion around as a

Lee:

leader, your priorities shift and change.

Lee:

You're responsible perhaps for broader stuff.

Lee:

The expectations of you in your role are much greater.

Lee:

talked about getting down in the weeds and how you pull yourself up in the past.

Lee:

In this episode, we really want to talk about what should you be

Lee:

making the time for as a leader?

Lee:

How do you divvy up your day?

Lee:

What should be your focus?

Lee:

What do you leave for others?

Lee:

We thought that be quite an interesting topic to explore.

Lee:

And we'd love your thoughts and ideas on either what you do spend your time on or

Lee:

where you wish you had more time to spend?

Carrie-Ann:

I'm excited for that one, cuz I think it's also gonna

Carrie-Ann:

be one of those episodes that's a good refresher for people who are

Carrie-Ann:

already in leadership positions.

Carrie-Ann:

They're feeling a bit overwhelmed and they don't have time for

Carrie-Ann:

everything they need to have time for.

Carrie-Ann:

I think that's gonna be a good reminder for us all about how we

Carrie-Ann:

should focus our time and energy.

Lee:

So we've got so much to say, and it feels quite sad that we are

Lee:

at that halfway point of the series.

Lee:

We, I mean, don't worry, we've got several series mapped out in our

Lee:

heads of other stuff we could cover.

Carrie-Ann:

Don't worry.

Carrie-Ann:

If one series as a podcast was not enough for you, we can keep on talking.

Lee:

But we would absolutely love for you to share any ideas or

Lee:

suggestions for topics you'd like for us to cover in future episodes.

Lee:

Maybe you don't like the idea of one of these topics and you

Lee:

want to give it the heave-ho, give us a better suggestion then,

Carrie-Ann:

I love it.

Carrie-Ann:

Throwing that challenge out there, Lee, like, come on then.

Lee:

As ever tag us on social media, DM us, or maybe drop

Lee:

us a good old fashioned email.

Carrie-Ann:

And if you have been listening to this series and you have enjoyed what

Carrie-Ann:

you've heard so far, or you found it interesting, it's given you a different

Carrie-Ann:

perspective on things, or as Lee said, there's more that you want to explore.

Carrie-Ann:

We would absolutely love it.

Carrie-Ann:

If you could rate us or leave a review.

Carrie-Ann:

So please do that on your listening platform of choice, that would

Carrie-Ann:

be hugely appreciated by us.

Lee:

Everything that you need to know is in the show notes visit

Lee:

howtotakethelead.com for all the details if you're not subscribing

Lee:

to this and you want to subscribe.

Lee:

If you want to follow us on the socials, if you want to go back and listen to

Lee:

all these episodes again, over the summer holidays, so you can drown

Lee:

out your kids whilst they're playing

Carrie-Ann:

Or your neighbor's kids.

Carrie-Ann:

If you don't have your own, that's been one of my issues today.

Lee:

So that's it really short and sweet.

Lee:

We just wanted to drop in to let you know what we've got planned for the rest of

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About the Podcast

How to Take the Lead
Unfiltered conversations for the modern leader
How to Take the Lead is a show exploring all things leadership.

Every week we'll be exploring a different part of life as a leader, questioning everything we've ever learnt and sharing a few of our own stories along the way.

If you want to learn how to do leadership your own way, join hosts Lee Griffith (from www.sundayskies.com) and Carrie-Ann Wade (from www.cats-pajamas.co.uk) as they debunk myths, tackle stereotypes and generally put the leadership world to rights.

New episodes are released every Thursday. To get involved, share your thoughts and stories or to ask questions visit www.howtotakethelead.com or DM us via instagram, LinkedIn or twitter.

About your hosts

Lee Griffith

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Lee Griffith is a leadership strategist and coach who works with CEOs and senior leaders to maximise their impact. A former award-winning communications and engagement director with over 20 years of experience, Lee has supported everything from major incidents to reconfigurations, turnarounds and transformations. She now runs her own company, sunday skies, and speaks regularly about how leaders can build connection and effect change through great communication and engagement. Find out more via www.sundayskies.com.

Carrie-Ann Wade

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Carrie-Ann Wade is a communications director in the NHS with over 20 years of communications and marketing experience. She is also founder of Cat’s Pajamas Communications which focuses on mentoring communications professionals to thrive and grow in their careers. She has been named one of F:entrepreneur's #ialso100 2020 top female entrepreneurs and business leaders, and Cat’s Pajamas has been recognised in Small Business Saturday's UK #SmallBiz100, as a business with impact.
Find out more via www.cats-pajamas.co.uk