The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast is designed to give you LEADERSHIP TIPS on: corporate culture, employee engagement, strategic thinking, personal excellence.
Dissolve your blocks and become a truly Boundless Leader.
Laura Marshall is a school teacher and endurance athlete. She is competing in the Enduroman Arch to Arc, a mega triathlon where she will run from London to Dover, swim the English Channel, and then ride to Paris.
We discuss WHY would anyone do such a physical feat
What it takes in terms of training
How to endure the monotony, and what she discovered.
We’ve gone from work-life balance to work-life blending. What happens when that blending turns to work-life bleeding? Have we blurred the lines so much that we never get a break? Can we really live the dream of working in holiday locations? My insights on how to best run work-life experiments, and the incredible value of Deep Play.
The big realisation when it comes to work-life experiments: it’s not a holiday. And what to do about that.
What’s at the intersections of deep work, deep rest, and deep play that we can apply to all aspects of our life and work.
My specific routines to manage transitions between work-life segments.
There is so much friction in organisations that gets in the way of us being more productive. Life would be simpler if we could just get on with our work! Yet working in teams is the way we can get more done. In his new book, Smart Teams, Dermot Crowley unpacks what we need to do to reduce friction and get in to flow when we work together. He shares some additional insights on the podcast interview.
Four key qualities for a productive culture: purposeful, mindful, reliable, punctual.
Four things that create super-productive culture: it’s a leadership issue, all staff need productivity training, agreements on how we are going to work together, and leaders need to model the desired behaviour.
Don’t do meeting planning backwards! Start with context - the why and purpose of the meeting. Then the what, the content. Finally the co-ordination piece - who needs to be there, where, and when.
Energy is key to everything in leadership! When you are worn out, sick, or otherwise flat-lined, you are no good to anyone, and everything is a lot harder. There is more to energy management than just diet and exercise. In this episode I share the 12 simple strategies to create boundless energy.
The three main strategies for energy boosting: give, receive, enhance.
The four pillars of energy to hone: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.
How to use your journal to celebrate.
To go viral is to excite the imagination and spread a message. Beyond silly memes, how do we engage the hearts and minds of the people we lead and the people we serve? There are critical skills and daily habits to make sure we are reaching as many people as we can, in the best way possible. We explore the strategies with Richard Nongard, author of Viral Leadership: Seize the Power of Now to Create Lasting Transformation in Business.
Intention vs goal-setting: the subtle difference that creates real results.
Four ways of gaining buy-in from every stakeholder.
The habits that commit leadership to the subconscious mind.
More than 50% of executives fail within their first 18 months of their new role. After 10 years plus of research, Ron Carucci, HBR and Forbes contributor and global leadership consultant, reveals what are the skills you need to avoid these failures. A riveting interview where we look at critical aspects of leadership to ensure success long-term at the highest levels of leadership. A must listen for all new, and established, executives.
Forfeiting power, not abusing it, is one of the biggest downfalls of executives
Know what kind of decision-maker you are and declare the decision-making process ahead of any meeting
How to recover from a major career disaster
Composure is the doorway to better leadership. It allows us to respond rather than react, and to make better decisions as a result. I wrote a whole book about it! Here are some key insights to help you.
How to tame the dragons, our innermost fears, and make them serve us rather than slay us
How to use quests to best express our personal purpose
How to use crucibles to explore what we are capable of
Winter can be a real bummer. If you find yourself wanting to crawl in to a hole and hibernate, fear not! Here’s how to make the most of the winter, while honouring the desire to curl up and sleep.
Seasonal Affective Disorder: signs and evolutionary reasons of its impact
Learning from the Norwegians and other northern hemisphere folk
The Be-Think-Do strategy for hibernation, and what we can learn from bears
Navy SEALs are some of the toughest human beings on the planet. Their training is brutal. Their war experiences even more so. What can we learn from them as leaders?
War stories: experiencing the warrior life
Warrior mindset: books that take us through the primal high performance mind
Fit as a SEAL: workouts and mindset training from the super elite
Adventure is an essential aspect of being a Boundless Leader - to explore new horizons keeps us in growth and contribution. Yet not all journeys need to be physical. There are 3 journeys you can explore to expand your capacity as a leader.
Insights from the Jatbula trail
What focus we need as Boundless Leaders
How do you ‘spend’ a day?