As a manager, how can you stay connected with your people? Despite all the technology at our disposal, it’s not always easy. The answer lies in showing an interest in what they need right now.


In our 20 minute podcast, Diana Barden interviews Bob Burg, author of the Go-Giver Way and the Go-Giver Leader, about how important it is to look after your people. It’s the same ethos that underpins Bob’s views on how to be successful in sales & business development and which informs the way we work with both clients and colleagues.


Thanks to Bob for being our guest on the podcast, he was a joy to interview from over the pond and he made a point of spelling 'honour' the English way! You can find out more about Bob's books here 📚 https://thegogiver.com/

Giving Great Value in Turbulent Times

Giving Great Value in Turbulent Times


What training do people want in a pandemic ?

Hear from Diana, Gordon and Paula on what training people are looking for in the disruption caused to businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic.

This podcast is an informal discussion, hosted by Louise Winters, on the following topics:

  • What do managers and their staff need from employers right now? And are they getting it?

  • What are organisations thinking about and doing about training right now?

Managing people who work under pressure


In episode 3 of the Management Learning podcast we explore what's needed to manage people and teams who work under intense pressure.

Host, Louise, is joined by Diana Barden and Jules Bevis to take a look at high pressure working cultures, with the NHS as an example. We pose the question 'Is it too easy to lose sight of the PEOPLE amidst the tasks, budgets & objectives?'

We also acknowledge that the language of business can get in the way of seeing the whole human being, so we used poetry as conversation starter to help us stay connected with the human side of working together.

References from this episode:

> This article inspired us to think about NHS staff working under immense pressure: 'I spend the final moments with coronavirus patients' www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52345177

> Diana’s choice of poem: Chemotherapy by Julia Darling from These Are The Hands: Poems from the Heart of the NHS

> Jules’ choice of poem: Working Together by David Whyte workthoughts.com/2015/07/17/worki…-by-david-whyte/

Featured image by Anna Samoylova on Unsplash.


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