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Sarah Harvey on how to overcome a lack of clarity in your senior role, as well as how to hire effectively to avoid the same ambiguity being replicated within your team

A common leadership hurdle in a senior role can be the lack of definition in what you’ve actually been hired to do. Sally chats to Sarah Harvey, Former Head of UK at the Fintech group Square, to discuss how this can be overcome, including Sarah’s advice for recruiting new hires and when a lack of clarity in a job role can actually be a positive thing.

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How to step away from the daily detail and build the confidence required to develop of leadership mindset

“In many cases, we find a security and comfort in doing the things we know we do well, so it’s much easier to sit down and do a task you’ve done a thousand times rather than gear yourself up to do something outside of your comfort zone, or that you don’t quite know the answer too". 

How do you build the confidence to overcome this? Clare Gambardella, Chief Customer Officer at Zopa, talks to Sally Henderson, Executive Change Mentor, for The Leadership Series Podcast on how to have the confidence to lead rather than be stuck in the day to day. 

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How to overcome isolation within leadership and business

People tell you that it’s lonely at the top, but it’s not till you are there that you believe it. There are behaviours expected of you by your teams, colleagues and clients, and anxiety isn’t one of them. So, who do you turn to in order to help you build ideas, innovate, make decisions and have the clarity of vision to rise above the daily grind?

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How to turn a fixed ‘stuck in the day to day’ mindset into the growth mindset of a senior leader

It’s all too easy to spend your time as a leader focussing on the day-to-day of fixing rather than looking ahead to the wider business needs and what can be improved to encourage and implement positive change. 

Phil Burgess has had many rich experiences on his leadership journey.  A key highlight being embracing the challenges and opportunities that came with the unorthodox and rare approach of co-leading C Space from 2015-2018 as Joint MD EMEA.  Phil is now Chief People and Operations Officer based in Boston for C Space.

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Jonny Tooze, Founder & CEO at digital agency Lab, on Channelling Ambition

More often than not, a business has a talented leader who is creating heat rather than light.  The ambition, the skillset and the results are there, but it’s not adding up and it’s causing problems with the rest of the leadership team.

How can you be a leader that supports their team to help them achieve their ambitions, whilst channelling your own ambitions at the same time?

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