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Roger Lane Smith & Sir John Timpson CBE

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The Inspiring Leadership Podcast delves into the minds of inspiring businesspeople, learning from the very best to determine what makes a great leader. In the latest episode host Darryl Cooke is joined by two inspiring leaders: Roger Lane Smith and Sir John Timpson.

Roger Lane Smith built the largest law firm in the world, DLA, and now acts as consultant to a wide range of businesses that benefit from his expertise. 

Sir John Timpson CBE is the chairman and owner of Timpson, the family business of key cutters and shoe repairers that now has over 2,000 shops and a fantastic charitable foundation. John writes a column for the Daily Telegraph and has written a book on Upside Down Management, the style of management he has become famous for. 

Roger and John have worked together for over 30 years and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide us on what it takes to build and lead great organisations. 

The discussion focuses on the inception of these two successful businesses and looks at the reasons why they’ve been so successful, as well as touching on John and Roger’s working relationship and Upside Down Management. 

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