Matt’s brings the topic to the podcast table this week, and he’s revisiting an idea he and Gill have looked into previously: the ‘Let Go & Lead’ theory. As a leader, can relinquishing some control and being less hands-on, actually garner better results from your team?
This week the jet-setting duo come to you from Hong Kong Airport. Matt and Gill have been working with some wonderfully receptive educators in China and are on their way to Singapore.
Gill shares a powerful coaching technique and Matt discusses his first experience with it.
Apologies for the audio quality and background noise in this episode. We did ask the announcers to be quiet for a bit while we recorded a podcast but for some reason they seemed more interested in making sure passengers caught their flights.
This episode wraps-up Season 1. The Making Stuff Better Podcast will return in May!
A lot of what we do is about connection; connecting with our clients, helping our clients connect with themselves and their colleagues and connecting with our ideas. This week Gill and Matt discuss the alchemy of connection and the magic that can be produced when the right ingredients are mixed together by the right people, at the right time and in the right place.
There’s also some exciting news about the future of the Making Stuff Better Podcast!
This week the MSB Podcast comes to you from the United Arab Emirates! Gill and Matt have been at the GESS Dubai conference where they’ve had the chance to listen to and speak with a bunch of fascinating and insightful people.
The duo discus diversity of people and diversity of thought, and a company’s duty to it, both ethically and for the good of the business.
This week Gill and Matt are at different ends of the country and are operating at a considerably different pace to one another, so it seems fitting to dive deeper into a topic from last week’s episode: Slowing down. Why do we seem to have this innate need to schedule everything (to some degree) and to organise our day around the ticks of a clock on the wall?
Matt’s going on holiday… and that’s okay! Gill and Matt discuss the misconception that we have to be busy all the time. Maybe, just maybe, our worlds won’t crumble around us if we take a few days off.
Also, Gill starts stalking Oprah Winfrey. We aren’t quite as confident that that’s okay.
It’s been a big week at MSB Towers and it looks like there could be even bigger things for the company on the horizon. As promised, Matt and Gill sit down for a chat about faith this week and the role that played in the founding of the company and the role it continues to play as Making Stuff Better grows and changes.
Gill’s been ‘up north’ at the Independent Thinking conference and shares stories of some of the wonderfully inspiring people she heard at the event. Matt and Gill also discuss some of the case studies they’ve been working on, looking into how people step-up to leadership in some of the most extreme and extraordinary circumstances.
In this week’s episode Matt and Gill discuss their visit to the Peak District and explain how the simple act of walking with someone can aid a conversation and reveal fresh insights that might not come up in a more sterile environment.
We apologise for the minor ‘technical hiccup’ you’ll hear part way through the episode. Laughing’s good though, right?