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Matthew Syed

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#WavellReviews “Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking” by Matthew Syed

Wavell Room Audio Reads

If the British Army is as serious about cognitive diversity as it claims to be, it almost certainly needs to delve much deeper into what it understands by diversity and diversity of thought.The post #WavellReviews “Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking” by Matthew Syed appeared first on Wavell Room.

2 Jun 2022

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#7 Why Matthew Syed is wrong about conflict

Advanced Executive Leadership

Responding to a blogpost on LinkedIn in which Matthew Syed advocated for conflict in teams as a way to coming to the best outcomes, I explore if we really do need more conflict in executive teams or whether it's something else entirely. And what that is.


8 Mar 2022

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20. Matthew Syed

My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson

On today's episode, Clive is joined by author, journalist and former table tennis prodigy, Matthew Syed! Matthew brings an eclectic and sometimes enigmatic list of wonders that takes us from the suburban streets of Reading to the very heart of human consciousness - via some of the UK's most beloved TV shows! If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 3mins

15 Dec 2021

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E84: World Leading Mindset Expert: How To Reach Your Full Potential - Matthew Syed

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

My guest this week is Matthew Syed, he has written some of the most important books in the self development, self improvement, team, company building space. His ideas are original, challenging and important. He is a British journalist, author, broadcaster and former table tennis player. He competed as an English table tennis international, and was the English number one for many years. He was three times the men's singles champion at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships (in 1997, 2000 and 2001), and also competed for Great Britain in two Olympic Games, at Barcelona in 1992 and at Sydney in 2000. After leaving the world of table tennis he embarked on a journalism career working for The Times. Throughout his career he has published four books that are highly regarded taking all of the learnings across his life as an elite level sports man and journalist.  To say this conversation is diverse would be an understatement, we covered everything from creating innovation, build confidence and how to reach your full potential. This man is fascinating, engaging and thought provoking, trust me when I say you need to hear this. This weeks topics: How do you define success  Mindset Failure & moving out of your comfort zone The importance of creating diversity How do we create innovation within teams? Social media, how do I keep up? Human psychology  What stops people reaching their full potential? Whats the biggest things you're a contradiction on Wokery & cancel culture How does one find confidence and self-belief? How to become a better leader   Matthew: https://twitter.com/matthewsyed https://www.instagram.com/matthewsyedauthor/ https://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/ Sponsor https://uk.huel.com/

1hr 42mins

14 Jun 2021

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GLT National Inset Day: Will Smith & Matthew Syed - The importance of a positive - growth mindset, building resilience and learning across sectors

GLT & Friends Book Club

This is audio version of the session from Will Smith and Matthew Syed on the National Inset Day (18th December, 2020) The National Inset Day was hosted by Greenshaw Learning Trust and We Are In Beta. The video recording of this session is hosted on the We Are In Beta Platform here- https://www.weareinbeta.community/posts/national-inset-day-18th-december-2020-will-smith-in-conversation-with-matthew-syed-10283134 We Are In Beta also have their own podcast! It tells the positive, practical and personal stories of inspirational school leaders tackling big challenges in their schools, and can be found here- https://tinyurl.com/b96p7hcd You can also continue the conversations from this podcast in the We Are In Beta comment threads. If there's anything you want to ask or request from other schools post it here- https://tinyurl.com/29vk9anb


7 Apr 2021

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Matthew Syed on Why We Should Seek More Conflict at Work

Newton Talks - The Management & Consultancy Podcast for Curious Minds

Matthew Syed is the acclaimed author of six-best selling books on high performance, including his celebrated Black Box Thinking and more recent Rebel Ideas - both of which are some of the best-thumbed books on the Newton bookshelf. In this debut episode of Newton Talks, Matthew sits down with Brad Jennings, Newton’s “Change Guru”, to dig even deeper into cognitive diversity, the subject of Rebel Ideas. He argues that once we start to see conflict and disagreement as a contribution to the dynamism of a team, the sooner we can break free from group echo chambers and aid the benefits of cognitive diversity in solving complex problems. Possibly one of the world’s most famous mindset experts, Matthew brings insights from psychology, anthropology and data science, whilst drawing on a dazzling range of intriguing case-studies, reveals his pick of the world’s best meeting hacks, explains how to work out if your office is an echo chamber and uncovers the best-kept secrets of the world's most successful teams. PLUS, Matthews tells Brad the surprising subject of his next book... and how to win your next game of table tennis. His work with leading organisations has helped those including Premier League footballers build a mindset of continuous improvement and he is the host of new BBC audio series Sideways. Newton Europe is an implementation-focussed consultancy with a difference, brimming with people who have a passion for cracking really tough challenges. Find out more about the way we work at newtoneurope.com, join the discussion with #NewtonTalks by following us on Linkedin.


26 Feb 2021

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#291 - Matthew Syed

Greatest Music of All Time Podcast

Matthew Syed joins Tom to talk about five of his favourite songs and the memories he associates with them, as well as his latest book, Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking. This episode is brought to you by Lumie, the original inventors of wake-up lights, whose Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB wake-up light mimics a natural sunrise and sunset. Shown to improve quality of sleep and to boost productivity in clinical trials, this remarkable device also features high quality audio with DAB+ radio, Bluetooth speakers, USB port and a selection of over 20 sleep/wake sounds. The Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB can transform the way you start and end your day, especially if you struggle to wake up in the morning and/or get to sleep at night. Go to lumie.com to find out more. dBud make Volume Adjustable Earplugs. These are incredibly effective at filtering noise at the right level, giving you the hearing protection you need whilst retaining the clarity of the sound you are exposed to. Go to earlabs.co to check out dBud's earplugs.Modal Electronics make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You can enjoy vibrant wavetable patches with their ARGON8 series. You can produce state-of-the-art analogue-style synth textures with their COBALT8 series. Go to modalelectronics.com to check out their incredible array of synthesisers.


14 Feb 2021

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Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed, Part 2

Two Men Talking

James and Sean continue to talk about this fascinating book.


28 Oct 2020

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Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed, Part 1

Two Men Talking

James and Sean discuss the first half of Matthew Syed's fascinating book

1hr 5mins

19 Oct 2020

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Daily Show Best of the Week: From Matthew Syed on children and risk, to which masks REALLY protect you

The Andrew Pierce Show

Jim White and Richard Spurr's best bits this week, from author Matthew Syed on why shielding children from risk is so terribly damaging for them to campaigner Sian Sutherland on why we're still not doing anywhere near enough to cut plastic pollution. Plus, we test which face masks really protect you (and people around you) from coronavirus.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


4 Sep 2020