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31 July 2021
A conversation with author and meditation teacher Jillian Lavender.
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24 July 2021
A conversation with author and futurist Eric Pilon-Bignell.
17 July 2021
A conversation with John Kay, one of Britain's leading economists.
10 July 2021
A conversation with Professor of Economics and Public Policy and best selling author Paul Collier.
2 July 2021
A conversation with complexity practitioner and seasoned executive Gabriel Jurj.
26 June 2021
A conversation with the man who discovered the concept of Graceful Extensibility, David Woods.
19 June 2021
A conversation with Nigel Thurlow, ex-Chief of Agile at Toyota and co-author of The Flow System.
11 June 2021
A conversation with author and CEO Sunny Bonnell.
4 June 2021
A conversation with complexity practitioner and well-being advocate Marion Kiely.
29 May 2021
A conversation with author and complexity consultant Sonja Blignaut.
22 May 2021
A conversation with former bomb disposal team leader and pioneer in adaptive strategy Steve McCrone.
15 May 2021
A conversation with psychological researcher, consultant and author, Malcolm Parlett.
8 May 2021
A conversation with embodiment specialist Mark Walsh.
1 May 2021
A conversation with author and psychologist Dr. Timothy Yen.
24 April 2021
A conversation with author and Agile Transformation Coach, Dr. Thomas Juli.
17 April 2021
A conversation with author, former cop and serial entrepreneur Jeff Wald.
10 April 2021
A conversation with complexity scientist, author, and U.S. Navy historian Trent Hone.
2 April 2021
A conversation with University of Oxford Research Psychologist and author, Dr. Kevin Dutton.
27 March 2021
A conversation with self-managing teams expert Karin Tenelius.
20 March 2021
A conversation with Jos de Blok, founder of community nursing organisation Buurtzorg.
12 March 2021
A conversation with author and transformational speaker Robin Rice.
6 March 2021
A conversation with one of the world's leading female futurists, Nancy Giordano.
27 February 2021
A conversation with the UK's Chief Youth Officer Jack Parsons.
19 February 2021
A conversation with author and Chairman of The Beyond Budgeting Institute Bjarte Bogsnes.
13 February 2021
An interview with cybersecurity expert and author Christian Espinosa.
6 February 2021
An interview with Welsh National Treasure and creator of the world-renowned Cynefin framework, Dave Snowden.
30 January 2021
Perhaps our most controversial guest ever, but the living embodiment of the energy levels you can enjoy if you get your diet right: Mr. David "Avocado" Wolfe.
22 January 2021
A conversation with serial entrepreneur Richard Stobart on building an in-house startup culture.
16 January 2021
A review of the one of the most influential books of 70's, E F Schumacher's Small Is Beautiful, in conversation with regular guest Tom van der Lubbe.
9 January 2021
A conversation with successful author, marketing guru and entrepreneur Perry Marshall on building a high-impact life.
2 January 2021
A solo show with a couple of reflections for 2021.
25 December 2020
A conversation with Anna Liebel, champion of the Zone of Genius concept.
19 December 2020
In this episode Richard Atherton gets interviewed by former guest Jan Åke Johnsson.
11 December 2020
A conversation with Management 3.0 advocate Ralph van Roosmalen.
4 December 2020
An interview with Holacracy pioneer Tom van der Lubbe.
27 November 2020
A conversation with author and leadership coach Ed Evarts.
20 November 2020
A conversation with self-proclaimed 'Weapon of Mass Creation', David Chislett.
14 November 2020
A conversation with Loizos Hercleous, author of the book 'Janus Strategy'.
10 November 2020
A conversation with master improviser Remy Bertrand.
31 October 2020
A conversation with Julian Wilson, CEO of the British aerospace company Matt Black Systems.
23 October 2020
A conversation with Bruno Cignacco, author of the book 'The Art of Compassionate Business'.
16 October 2020
A conversation with leadership coach and ex-infantry officer in the US Marines, Mike Ettore.
9 October 2020
A talk with authors and 'professional rule breakers' Sam Conniff and Alex Barker.
2 October 2020
A conversation with veteran leadership coach and author of 'Cracking The Leadership Code' Alain Hunkins.
25 September 2020
A conversation with veteran therapist and the author of the Tao of Feeling Fully, Pete Walker.
18 September 2020
A dive into the world of Google exec, investor, record label boss and YouTuber, Craig Fenton.
11 September 2020
A conversation with Deep Feeling Therapist and author of 'Facing The Wolf', Theresa Sheppard Alexander.
4 September 2020
A conversation with Lisa Gill, a podcaster, author and pioneer in creating self-managing organisations.
28 August 2020
A conversation with return guest Alex Goldfayn on his new book '5-Minute Selling'.
21 August 2020
Prolific author and management theorist John Hagel, in conversation on the implications of Big Shift on our companies.
14 August 2020
A conversation with famed Agile Coach and creator of the viral 'Spotify Culture' video, the all-round creative powerhouse that is Mr. Henrik Kniberg.
7 August 2020
A conversation with Richard Sheridan, author of "Joy, Inc" and the man who built the famously joyful Menlo Innovations.
31 July 2020
A conversation with "The Gentle Giant" Lars Kure Juul on his book superbly practical book 'Orgnanizational Happiness'.
24 July 2020
A conversation with Avado CEO Mark Creighton on bringing Agile to his management team.
17 July 2020
A conversation with author of 'Gettin (un)Busy' Garland Vance.
10 July 2020
A conversation on cognitive diversity with author Csaba Toth.
3 July 2020
A conversation with Nick Bloom, a professor in economics at Stanford at leading researcher on home working and its economic impacts.
26 June 2020
A conversation with co-founder of 'The Amazon of Africa', Jumia, Marek Zmysłowski on his extraordinary journey removing himself from Interpol's Most Wanted List.
19 June 2020
A conversation with Wharton scholar Robert Meyer on his book 'The Ostrich Paradox' and why we fail to plan for disasters.
12 June 2020
A conversation with former Financial Times writer and now the world's only 'sanity correspondent', Tanmoy Goswami.
5 June 2020
A conversation with author Daniela Sieff, focusing on the topics of trauma and its impact.
29 May 2020
A conversation with Phil Driver, author of 'From Woe to Flow: Validating and Implementing Strategies' and advocate for democratising strategy.
22 May 2020
A conversation with author, speaker and management thinker, Michael J. Gelb, on how to take lessons from Leonardo da Vinci into how we lead our lives and run our companies.
15 May 2020
A conversation with Mike Lee, Professor in Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, on psychological safety and how company structure affects how people act.
8 May 2020
A conversation with Dr. David A. Bishop, author of "Metagility: Managing Agile Development for Competitive Advantage".
1 May 2020
A conversation with business philosopher and co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia, on his latest book The Healing Organization.
24 April 2020
A conversation with Howard Lewis: art collector, Investor and YouTube street stunt artist. He also runs OFFLINE, a monthly gathering with a simple aim: to share a meal together.
17 April 2020
A conversation with Matt Homann, CEO of Filament, a firm dedicated to facilitating great meetings in-person or online.
10 April 2020
A conversation with regular guest, Viisi Lead Link and Holacracy pioneer Tom van der Lubbe on how their high-trust culture is paying dividends through the corona-crisis.
3 April 2020
A conversation with strategist, speaker and author on decision making Dawna Jones.
27 March 2020
A conversation with Associate Professor Jonathan Trevor from Saïd Business School and author of the Financial Times' Book of the Month, 'Align'.
20 March 2020
A conversation with multi-award-winning environmental entrepreneur, Tom Szaky.
13 March 2020
A conversation with a leading researcher in the field of remote working and its effects on stress and wellbeing, Dr. Sara Perry from Baylor University.
6 March 2020
A conversation with Helena Demuynck, a world expert in Conversational Intelligence.
28 February 2020
A conversation with Darius Cikanavicus, a prodigious blogger and author of 'Human Development and Trauma'.
21 February 2020
An interview with one of the founders of Corporate Rebels, Pim de Morree.
14 February 2020
Part II of the interview on leadership with Ben Sawyer, ex-Bomb Disposal Officer and currently Change Manager at The Oxford University Press.
5 February 2020
Lessons in leadership from ex-Bomb Disposal Officer and change manager, Ben Sawyer. Part 1 of 2.
26 January 2020
Insights from the story of Alexander The Great for leadership today.
17 January 2020
A conversation with Ilya Bodner, CEO of insurance exchange BoldPenguin.
11 January 2020
A conversation with Lindsay Uittenbogaard, founder of start-up MirrorMirror on achieving alignment in teams.
3 January 2020
A conversation on the new imperatives for business from the author of the famed "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" John Perkins
27 December 2019
A quick review of the year 2019.
20 December 2019
A conversation with Geoffrey Moore - author of the legendary "Crossing the Chasm" - on how established players should "Zone to Win" to overcome disruptors.
13 December 2019
A conversation with author and speaker Jeroen De Flander on his latest book "The Art of Performance" - talent is made not born.
6 December 2019
A conversation with multiple-author, coach and thought leader Dave Gray on Liminal Thinking.
29 November 2019
A conversation with speaker, podcaster and syndicated columnist for Inc.com, Marcel Schwantes. We talk servant leadership and running businesses on love.
22 November 2019
A conversation with returning guest Tom van der Lubbe on how to create a fair salary scheme.
15 November 2019
A conversation with senior Bain partner and distinguished management thinker, Paul Rogers.
8 November 2019
A conversation with Professor Ed Bullmore on the link between physical and depression.
1 November 2019
A conversation with environmentalist, author and philanthropist Kim Polman, founder of Reboot The Future.
25 October 2019
A conversation with HR Director-turned-investor Devyani Vaishampayan on how AI is impacting the HR sector.
18 October 2019
A conversation with ex-McKinsey-consultant-turned-business-revolutionary Dev Tandon on the founding of the Obo movement.
11 October 2019
A conversation with Amy C. Edmondson, the world-renowned researcher and author, who first discovered the link between psychological safety and team performance.
4 October 2019
A conversation with free climber, tango marathon dancer, Davos regular and a man shaking up business thinking, Dr. Thomas Juli.
27 September 2019
A conversation with pioneer in the realm of Information Architecture, Peter Morville.
20 September 2019
A conversation with the creator of the ground-breaking Personal Agility system.
13 September 2019
A conversation with podcaster and host of the influential 'Workminus', Neil Miller.
6 September 2019
A conversation with David Halliday, perhaps the world's first Chief Belonging Architect.
30 August 2019
An engaging conversation with Louis J Fernandez, leadership consultant and former US Army paratrooper.
23 August 2019
A powerful conversation with Top 20 Global Thought Leader and Influencer on the Future of Work, Catherine B Roy.
16 August 2019
A conversation with brilliant military technologist and innovator, Dan Ward.
9 August 2019
A tour through the philosophy of the one of the world's leading product management experts, Roman Pichler.
2 August 2019
A deep-dive on the importance of principles for managing in complexity with world-renowned Evaluation expert, Michael Quinn Patton.
26 July 2019
A conversation with author and speaker Sam Conniff.
19 July 2019
A sit-down with Bruce Daisley on his quest to hack Twitter to bring joy to the workplace.
12 July 2019
A talk with Christina Wodtke, the world's number one evangelist for Objectives and Key Results - the powerful goal-setting technique loved by Google.
5 July 2019
A talk with a pioneer of an entirely new philosophy for growing businesses, co-founder of Happy Startups School, Laurence McCahill.
28 June 2019
A talk with Lean icons Mary and Tom Poppendieck.
22 June 2019
A look at what it takes to lead in music and in business with distinguished conductor Roger Nierenberg.
14 June 2019
An exploration with author Jan Åke Johnsson on his triumph to "go within" to resolve the source of his epilepsy.
7 June 2019
A look at the history of business methods often seen as radical today with CEO and Holacracy pioneer, Tom van der Lubbe.
31 May 2019
An insight-packed tour of Joshua Kerievsky's new-wave Agile approach, Modern Agile.
24 May 2019
An energetic exchange with Agile thought-leader Michael Sahota, exploring his 4 A's Leadership Model.
17 May 2019
A rich and tender conversation with Agile trailblazer Lyssa Adkins.
10 May 2019
A conversation with Handelsbanken's Global Head of External Affairs, Richard Winder, on their radically empowering business model.
3 May 2019
A conversation with CEO and workplace pioneer Yann Toutant.
26 April 2019
A conversation with prolific software and Agile author Scott Ambler on his Disciplined Agile approach for the enterprise.
19 April 2019
A conversation with Agile Manifesto co-author Alistair Cockburn on the nature of methodologies and leadership for complex work.
12 April 2019
A conversation with prolific author and Dartmouth College Professor Sydney Finklestein on what it takes to be a superboss.
5 April 2019
A conversation with Harvard academics and authors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon on why should put entrepreneurs at the heart of international development.
29 March 2019
A conversation with the trail-blazing Head of Operations at Reddico on building a boss-free workplace.
22 March 2019
A fireside conversation with the extraordinary Phillida Fleming, Partner at FirstHuman and one of the UK's most powerful executive coaches.
15 March 2019
An interview with Mark Lines, co-creator of Disciplined Agile Delivery.
8 March 2019
An interview with the multitalented Jamie Catto on how to embrace our pain to fulfil our creative potential.
1 March 2019
A conversation with Glenda Eoyang, leading complexity thinker and the co-founder of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.
22 February 2019
A conversation with Professor Ruth Ann Atchley on the positive effects that exposure to nature has on human creativity.
15 February 2019
A powerful conversation about applying complexity thinking to business and technical problems with leading practitioner Liz Keogh, as well a frank exploration of the #MeToo themes.
8 February 2019
A conversation with Henry Stewart, author of The Happiness Manifesto, on the power of putting employee happiness first.
1 February 2019
A conversation with Professor Michael Wade, author of just-released Orchestrating Transformation, on the power of an orchestrated approach to change.
25 January 2019
A conversation with Nikki Gatenby, author of Superengaged, on how to take engagement of your people to the next level.
18 January 2019
A conversation with David Anderson - a pioneer in applying kanban-style visual working to enterprises.
11 January 2019
A conversation with author and CEO Luke Hohmann on the benefits of using games and play to innovate
4 January 2019
A conversation with Brian Robertson, the originator of the radical business operating system Holacracy.
28 December 2018
A talk with author, founder and productivity guru Jim Benson on achieving flow in our work.
21 December 2018
In this episode I speak with a major thinker and pioneer in the field of trauma and recovery and author of the seminal "Waking The Tiger", Dr Peter Levine.
14 December 2018
In this episode we talk with Kanban pioneer and Lean-Agile thought leader Mike Burrows on his outcomes-led approach to Agile transformation: Agendashift.
7 December 2018
A talk with Sally McCutchion, pioneer of revolutionary business operating system Holacracy, on how to run businesses without bosses.
30 November 2018
A conversation with author Alan Moore on how to create a beautiful business.
23 November 2018
A talk with author Haydn Shaughnessy on how to improve business flow through conversation.
16 November 2018
A talk with campaigner and entrepreneur Nick Corston on why creativity in schools is more important than ever.
9 November 2018
A conversation with theatre director-turned-executive development consultant Andy Harmon on how to coach anyone and on how to think as organisational change transformations as a form of Hero's Journey.
2 November 2018
A conversation with "coachultant" Philippe Guenet about systemic coaching, the meaning of Kaizen and the issue with corporate coaches.
26 October 2018
A conversation with complexity researcher Professor Chris Mowles where we talk about complexity thinking and it's real world applications.
19 October 2018
A conversation with author and Aviva CIO Fin Goulding, where we talk about crossing over from banking into tech and expanding Agile out of realm of tech.
12 October 2018
A conversation with Jack Hubbard, CEO of Propellernet about his unorthodox management techniques.
5 October 2018
A conversation with social psychologist and author Roy Baumeister about willpower and self-control.
28 September 2018
A conversation with Agile Thought Leader Luis Gonçalves about, among other things, the do's and do not's of Agile retrospectives and his new book "Organisational Mastery".
21 September 2018
A conversation with author and speaker Gib Bulloch about his journey from corporate high-flyer to intrapreneur.
14 September 2018
A conversation with author and Agile luminary Johanna Rothman where she explains, among other things why flow efficiency is a lot more important that resource efficiency.
7 September 2018
A conversation with OnePoint Consulting CEO, Shashin Shah.
31 August 2018
A conversation with programmer Kent Beck.
24 August 2018
A conversation with author and CEO Alex Goldfayn.
17 August 2018
A conversation with professor and author Robin Hanson.
10 August 2018
A conversation with Gary Borland, Senior Associate at FirstHuman
4 August 2018
A conversation with author and filmmaker John Craig
28 July 2018
A conversation wiith Tom Druitt, founder of the Big Lemon.
20 July 2018
A conversation about empathy with Gene Hsu, cross-cultural performance instructor.
13 July 2018
A conversation with Sarah Weiler, founder of Power of Uke and Rye Laughs Comedy Nights, where we talk (and sing!) about the way music can help us break through communication problems.
6 July 2018
A conversation with Carrie Bedingfield, author, TEDx speaker, elite cyclist and PhD student at Cambridge University.
29 June 2018
A conversation with Agile coach Dan North about his pioneering work with Behaviour Driven Development, the Agile certification racket and how Agile breaks everything.
22 June 2018
A conversation with Prof. Theo Compernolle, coach and author of Brain Chains, about how to boost our intellectual productivity in the face of today's constant distractions.
15 June 2018
An interview with Prof. Dave Snowden, creator of the Cynefin Framework, founder and CSO of Cognitive Edge.
8 June 2018
A conversation with author and leading Agile voice Tobias Mayer where we talk about his recent illness, addiction recovery, oppression in the workplace and why "soft" skills really aren't so soft.
1 June 2018
A conversation with bestselling author John Williams on breaking free from corporate life and how companies can foster in-house entrepreneurs
24 May 2018
A conversation with remote working champion Lisette Sutherland.
13 May 2018
A conversation with master coach Oddi Aasheim of FirstHuman.
10 May 2018
Richard delves into David Allen's renowned productivity system 'Getting Things Done'.
4 May 2018
A conversation with Dr. France Janov, Clinical Director of Primal Center, Venice, California.
3 May 2018
A conversation with Judy Rees, we take a dive into the realm of Clean Language and how it can help you understand yourself and those around you.
18 April 2018
A conversation with expert Rolfer and yogi Lizzie Reumont
10 April 2018
Conversation with Dr. Ingeborg Bosch, author and founder of Past Reality Integration, a technique for resolving the issues of our past to enjoy a healthier and more fulfilling future.
9 April 2018
Interview with Jason Little, author of Lean Change Management. We talk Pond Hockey, the main message of his book, his band Clever Weapon, future projects and the importance of self revelation.
7 April 2018
An introduction to 'who', 'why' and 'what' of the Being Human podcast.Being Human is a FirstHuman production. For more on FirstHuman's coaching and leadership programmes, head to firsthuman.com.
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