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Inspiring Leadership

Inspiring Leadership is a podcast produced by gunnercooke llp, the professional services firm that has changed the landscape for legal and consultancy services in the 21st century. Whether you are leading the village hall committee or leading the largest organisation in the World or leading yourself, leadership is everything. Leadership begins with your own self – discipline. Your own focus. Leadership brings followers. Without followers, you are simply going for a stroll. Leadership provides vision and leaves legacies. To be a leader you need to be the change that you want to be. Leaders change lives and move societies. In these podcasts, we will learn from the best, the very best. Recipes for success, behaviours to model and practical tips from some of our best business leaders, our most successful coaches and the World’s leading thought leaders.

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Dec 11

Is failing important for the growth of a company? With Joanna Swash

In this episode, Darryl Cooke and Sir Peter Fahy are joined by Joanna Swash, a Welsh businesswoman, keynote speaker, and business mentor. She is the group-CEO of Wrexham-based Moneypenny, a company she joined as the first salesperson in 2005. Moneypenny is a leading provider of outsourced customer service functions for companies. In 2021 she was […]

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Nov 06

How important is ‘wokeness’ in leadership? With Jürgen Maier

In this episode, Darryl and Peter are joined by Jürgen Maier. Jürgen is the former Chief Executive of Siemens UK, a position he held from July 2014 to December 2019. Currently, Jürgen is the co-founder of vocL (a platform for responsible business founders) and the Chair of the Digital Catapult (the UK authority on advanced […]

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Oct 30

Is it your responsibility to make yourself happy?

In this short of the Inspiring Leadership podcast, Darryl dives into the importance of taking personal responsibility. A series of motivating short stories explore the links between personal responsibility and happiness. Quoting established authors, sporting greats and even an anecdote about why a personal friend, to a room of 400 people said, “My wife doesn’t […]

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Sep 29

Why being ‘too nice’ can get you far in business, featuring Dr John Blakey

In this episode Darryl and Peter are joined by Dr John Blakey. Dr John Blakey is a global CEO coach, international speaker and founder of The Trusted Executive. As part of The Trusted Executive, he helps CEOs and boards worldwide create a new standard of leadership defined by trustworthiness. He has authored a book exploring […]

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May 15

Diverse leadership and doing business with our hearts over our minds, featuring Paul Hargreaves

In this episode Darryl and Peter are joined by Paul Hargreaves, author and entrepreneur in the speciality food world. His books ‘Forces for Good’ and ‘The Fourth Bottom Line’ explore a more compassionate way to lead and inspires leaders to make a meaningful difference. Paul shares insights on how his charitable background has shaped his […]

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Dec 15

Creating a culture of belonging with David Walker, Bishop of Manchester

The Inspiring Leadership Podcast delves into the minds of inspiring businesspeople, to learn from the very best, and to understand what makes a great leader. The series is hosted by Darryl Cooke, Executive Chairman of gunnercooke, the professional services firm that has changed the landscape for legal and consultancy services in the 21st century. In […]

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Jun 07

The importance of conversation for leadership, mental health and helping communities, with Vikas Shah MBE DL

The Inspiring Leadership Podcast delves into the minds of inspiring business leaders, to understand what makes a great leader and reflect on the issues and causes that are important to them. The series is hosted by Darryl Cooke, Founder and Executive Chairman of gunnercooke, the professional services firm that has changed the landscape for legal […]

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Nov 10

Leading through a pandemic and developing a culture of kindness with Steve Byrne

The Inspiring Leadership Podcast delves into the minds of inspiring businesspeople, to understand what makes a great leader and reflect on the issues and causes that are important to them. The series is hosted by Darryl Cooke, Executive Chairman of gunnercooke, the professional services firm that has changed the landscape for legal and consultancy services […]

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May 06

Series 1 Round Up: lessons in leadership with Sir Peter Fahy

The Inspiring Leadership Podcast delves into the minds of inspiring businesspeople, to learn from the very best, and to understand what makes a great leader. The series is hosted by Darryl Cooke, Executive Chairman of gunnercooke, the professional services firm that has changed the landscape for legal and consultancy services in the 21st century. This special episode […]

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