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

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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 this topic, also titled “The Trusted Executive”.

Dr John shares his story of being told he was “too f******* nice” at the start of his career, and how that inspired him to lead with kindness and show how important it is in business. The group talk about trustworthiness in business and how it is beneficial to surround yourself with those that view leadership in the same way. They also discuss benevolence and what Inspiring Leadership means to them.

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 of gunnercooke, a professional services firm with a purpose to deliver a positive impact for clients, a better life for its people, and leave a better world than it found, and Sir Peter Fahy, former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police.

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