Sibling relationships, team identity and creating the conditions are three key ingredients in “making the magic happen” in this latest Mezzana Partners podcast on leading teams, featuring two Australians. Jo Markham is an experienced executive with extensive automotive experience and Mezzana Partners MD Jonathan Males.
It’s no exaggeration to say that we (in the UK at least) are living through difficult times. The aftermath of Covid, the impact of the Ukraine war on energy prices, the rising cost of living and public services at breaking point. It’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and even despondent.
The most recent podcast from Mezzana Partners features Paralympic canoeist Emma Wiggs MBE. Emma talks about high performance but also her work in the corporate world – the parallels, her learning and the transferable knowledge, skills and attitudinal aspects.
In the world of sport, there is always an off-season. A time to vary the pace and type of training, to take a rest, to review the season just gone and look ahead to what comes. Business doesn’t always offer the same clear-cut rhythm, but summertime is perhaps the closest many leaders come to an off-season.
Gary speaks with two founder entrepreneurs, Jackie Salvidge, CEO of Innovate Healthcare and Alison Bagnall, MD of The Apprentice Academy to consider questions of how we emerge from covid, attract and retain great staff all whilst also keeping one eye on the future.
Right now, we’re increasingly having conversations with our clients about “people problems”. The pandemic has changed how people think about work, and crucially, how they want to work, and what they’ll tolerate in their work lives.