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Conversations with Quiet Leaders

Conversations with Quiet Leaders started as a research product and with the powerful conversations, came insights and a community. This podcast was created to share those conversations to help others. In this podcast, host, Juliet Morris, will be speaking to leaders in the corporate world, successful entrepreneurs, and experts in their field. All to discuss and share insight on quiet leadership.Juliet is co-founder of Open Square Ltd, an award-winning leadership and agile coaching and consultancy.

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Episode 10 with Jill Chang, Enterprise Integration Strategist

Welcome back to another episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders. Here, Juliet speaks with Jill Change, Enterprise Integration Strategist & consultant.  Jill started her IT career in what is now a top 10 company in Taiwan before relocating to the UK and transitioning to consultancy. Jill shares her experience of being a female graduate in an IT environment, working with louder and masculine voices, how she learned to develop her own leadership style and now speaks with passion to deliver IT transformation.  A few questions are pondered in this episode: - how can humans not become robots? - how the corporate world can encourage and embrace different working styles? - how can everyone, young people to returners, enter the IT world and realise it isn't just for coders and project managers?  Connect with Jill on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catchjill/ If you liked this episode, please rate the show and leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. The aim is to support introverts and quiet leaders, or those who wish to learn about quiet leadership. Thank you! Connect with Juliet on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Website: https://opensquareconsulting.com/ If you have a question or would like to join the podcast, please do get in touch. Contact Juliet at juliet@opensquareconsulting.com 

36mins

9 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 9 with Graham Knowles, Group Head of FP&A

Welcome back to another episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders. Here, Juliet speaks with Graham Knowles, Group Head of Financial Planning & Analysis at Cobweb and Vuzion.  During his studies, Graham shared how he was taught about one type of leader - the louder, ra-ra type - and he realised that there is more than one type and that he didn't need to change who he was to be a leader, he could be himself. Graham shares  how he leads teams with different personalities his experience of remote working and leading and hiring through Covid-19 meeting fatigue tips for people wishing to move from large corporate to SME and interviewing  Connect with Graham on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/knowlesgraham/ If you liked this episode, please rate the show and leave a review  wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. The aim is to support introverts and quiet leaders, or those who wish to learn about quiet leadership. Thank you! Connect with Juliet on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Website: https://opensquareconsulting.com/ If you have a question or would like to join the podcast, please do get in touch. Contact Juliet at juliet@opensquareconsulting.com  Thank you for listening.

33mins

25 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 8 with Tony Martignetti, Inspired Purpose Coaching

In this episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders, Juliet speaks with Tony Martignetti based in the US. A mentor, advisor, career navigator and host of the Podcast The Virtual Campfire. In our conversation, Tony reveals that he recently discovered that he is a quiet leader and when the time comes, you'll know you are ready to speak. He speaks about adapting to a style that other people use and why sometimes introverts and quieter leaders end up recoiling, deferring to the louder voice. Connect with Tony on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonymartignett1/ Before you go If you liked this episode, please rate the show and leave a review  wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. Connect with Juliet on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Website: https://opensquareconsulting.com/ If you have a question or would like to join the podcast, please do get in touch. Contact Juliet at juliet@opensquareconsulting.com  Thank you for listening.

37mins

11 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 7 with Shahzia Noorally, HR Business Partner

In this episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders, Juliet speaks with Shahzia Noorally, based in Canada, who has a personal mission to change the HR industry. Shahzia is a writer, speaker, proud introvert, HRBP and host of The Colour Gap podcast.  In this episode, Shahzia talks about: How her family sacrifices inspires her to want to do better Growing up in a family of introverts Going from feeling like she didn't fit to embracing it Doing things differently Why writing didn't work at school and what happened next Alternatives to the 'water cooler' conversations Managing energy and the sense of zoning out How to find and build a culture that allows everyone to thrive How to find the organisation that's right for you Connect with Shazia on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahzianoorally/ Before you go If you liked this episode, please rate the show and leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. Connect with Juliet on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Website: https://opensquareconsulting.com/ If you have a question or recommend a guest, please do get in touch.  Contact Juliet at juliet@opensquareconsulting.com  Have a super day! Thank you for listening.

41mins

24 May 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 6 with Firas Alragom, Leadership & Executive Coach

In this episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders, Juliet speaks with Firas Alragom, Leadership & Executive Coach. Firas, a former Director of IT with over 20 years experience in corporate IT and operations and leadership. He now leverages his experiences to help other leaders to work and live with calm and clarity. A self-classified introvert, Firas shares his experiences of being an introvert and being quiet within the corporate world, with his family and coaching. Firas talks about: how he recognise that the ability to listen was a strength that he learned that there was a different leadership style that others see him as an outgoing and they are surprised he prefers smaller groups and time for himself where he was recognised for an award for the best communicator and team player, which still surprises him today overthinking turns into rabbit holes, and where he shares personal stories of his daughters selective mutism and living through a war. Connect with Firas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/firasr/ and www.firasalragom.com Before you go: If you liked this episode, please do rate the show, and leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. Connect with Juliet on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Join the Quiet Leadership group on LinkedIn to continue the conversation and support Juliet's research. Do you have a question, an insight or would you like to be a guest on the show? Please message Juliet or email juliet@opensquareconsulting.com  Thank you for listening.

34mins

17 May 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 5 with Gary Roberts, Earthwild Partnership

In this episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders, Juliet speaks with Gary Roberts, co-director of Earthwild Partnership. Gary has significant experience in charity, third sector and consultancy management and has a keen interest in the natural world, conservation, environmental and third sector issues. His experience and passion for conservation and sustainability was fuelled by his late father and having the opportunity to spend time with Sir David Attenborough. A professed quiet leader, here Gary describes how his career has been unplanned and focussed on his passion to set up Earthwild Partnership, with co-director Sibel Lami. Gary talks about: - the Butterfly Conservation - meeting Geoffrey Smith and Sir David Attenborough - Quiet leadership is diverse  - the right to have a voice - his passion to support women into business - courage, comfort zones and more! Connect with Gary on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-roberts-bbab233a/ and https://www.earthwildpartnership.com Before you go: If you liked this episode, please do rate the show, and leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. Connect with Juliet on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Join the Quiet Leadership group on LinkedIn to continue the conversation and support Juliet's research. If you have a question, an insight or wish to recommend a guest, please message Juliet / email juliet@opensquareconsulting.com  Thank you for listening.

36mins

7 May 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 4 with Alistair Corrie, The Corrie Partnership

In this episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders, Juliet speaks with Alistair Corrie, The Corrie Partnership. Alistair is an agile professional and a chartered accountant and supports Agile Leadership from the C-Suite down. Alistair describes himself as someone who has learned how to be a quiet leader and explains what that means, and here Juliet & Alistair discuss: Building teams and allowing them to explore Alignment and autonomy Taylorism Ineffective policies and processes Curiousity to create clarity Change Spider webs and spider senses Code smell and much more! Connect with Alistair on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alistair-corrie/ and https://corriepartnership.com/ Before you go: If you liked this episode, please do rate the show, and leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. Connect with Juliet on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Website: https://opensquareconsulting.com/ If you have a question, an insight or wish to recommend a guest, please message Juliet / email juliet@opensquareconsulting.com  Thank you for listening.

42mins

30 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 3 with Kitti Kun, a multipotentialite

In this episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders, Juliet speaks with Kitti Kun, a “multipotentialite”, an advocate for equality, environment, freedom and an unconventional life. Kitti started a career in the sport industry (having worked in 2 Summer Olympic Games and FIFA Women’s World Cups) then changed her perspective and shifted her focus to the startup world. In this episode, Kitti describes how sport is a big help in her professional life, how she felt she didn't fit it, has found her own way and feels she can now own her personality.  Connect with Kitti on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kitti-kun/ Before you go: This podcast forms part of my research project. You can read about it here. If you liked this episode, please rate the show and leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. Connect with me on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Subscribe to our company updates here: https://opensquareconsulting.com/subscribe-here/ Share your insights and recommend a quiet leader, by emailing me. I'd love to hear from you. Email: juliet@opensquareconsulting.com  Thank you for listening.

31mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 2 with Sophie Tseng, Global HR & Talent Professional

In the second episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders, Juliet speaks with Sophie Tseng, Global HR & Talent Professional. Sophie, a Highly Sensitive Introvert and HR Professional, helps people embrace themselves. This episode touches on culture, assumptions vs facts, the importance of community, preparing for conversations, and what doing better looks like. Learn more about Sophie: Connect with Sophie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-tseng-2b800894/ Also: If you liked this episode, please rate the show and leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. You can connect with Juliet on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Website: https://opensquareconsulting.com/ If you have a question or recommend a guest, please do get in touch. Contact Juliet at juliet@opensquareconsulting.com  Have a super day! Thank you for listening.

36mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 1 with Professor David J. Harding, The Harding Method

In this first episode of Conversations with Quiet Leaders, Juliet speaks with Professor David J. Harding, owner of The Harding Method. David is a business management consultant with experience in complex multinationals in often high risk and highly regulated organisations. He helps keep CIO's relevant in the digital arena and is currently completing a PhD addressing CIO role effectiveness. David describes himself as an accidental quiet leader and explains what that means. David talks about the following topics: The importance of meetings before the actual meeting How to work with strong personalities Criticisms including too quiet and too considerate of others The impression of a steady state and calm when in a constant state of chaos When you decide to leave the environment you are in Is it ok to get angry? Emotional intelligence How David found his voice The reason people are 'quiet' Learn more about David: Connect with David on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/djh168/ His website: https://thehardingmethod.org/ Also: If you liked this episode, please do rate the show, and leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts to help this to reach a wider audience. You can connect with Juliet on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-morris/ Website: https://opensquareconsulting.com/ If you have a question or recommend a guest, please contact Juliet at juliet@opensquareconsulting.com  Have a super day! Thank you for listening.

56mins

5 Apr 2021

Rank #10