Leading Edge podcast series

To look at things differently, have a listen.

Leading Edge is a new series of podcasts from Henley Business School. Thomas Mason, business journalist is joined by some of our leading academics to explore and challenge their approaches and perceptions of what successful leadership should and could look like.


Series 2

 Leading Edge - The inclusion trap - Henley Business School

Episode 1: How to get your boss's job - and keep it!

How can you really be successful in climbing the career ladder? Do you need to play organisational politics or is it about developing both yourself and those around you?


Episode 2: The inclusion trap: when being at the table's not enough

In this episode, Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj digs deep into diversity. She has some surprising  views on what it means to be diverse and inclusive and tells us about some companies that are doing it right. 


Episode 3: Coming 1 Dec



Episode 4: Coming 8 Dec



Series 1

 Leading Edge: Diversity - Henley Business School Finland

Episode 1: My boss is a robot – help!

Ben Laker gives his, mostly positive, perspective on the prediction that there will be a half-human half-digital workforce by 2025. 


Episode 2: Diversity: it's not only skin-deep

Claire Collins expands our understanding of diversity and explains why business leaders need to start thinking about their biases and doing things differently.

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Episode 3: Leadership Jazz: finding the right note when there is no plan

David Pendleton talks about dealing more effectively with the unpredictable and how music can inspire your response.


Episode 4: Board to Death: why companies fail

Andrew Kakabadse discusses why communication between senior management and company boards is not as it should be.

 Leading Edge: Gig Leadership - Henley Business School Finland

Episode 5: The Right Fit: keeping staff engaged at the workplace

Karen Jansen discusses her four types of fit and why ‘the right fit’ is something organisations should strive for on an ongoing basis not just at recruitment.


Episode 6: Gig Leadership: taking turns at the tiller

Bernd Vogel explores why stepping in and out of the leadership role is a good thing; but how does this work, and can everyone have a turn?


About the host

Thomas Mason is a BBC reporter with a specialist interest in tech, business and politics. Thomas has a background as a project manager and marketing consultant, and also writes leadership and management articles for LinkedIn Influencers.

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