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How to Outperform

What Britain's Best Brands Can Teach the World
Narrated by: Charlene White
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (355 ratings)

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Summary

Journalist Charlene White gains unprecedented access to some of Britain’s oldest and most famous companies and institutions to find out what makes them successful. In each episode we will meet the people behind this success; senior management and staff, past and present, this series gets under the skin of these world famous organisations.

We learn how they have each employed distinct cultures, systems and techniques in order to stand the test of time. We also hear about the companies’ biggest failures throughout their history and what they learnt.

With the help of Paul Anderson-Walsh, Director of The Centre for Inclusive Leadership; and research by Professor Alex Hill, Kingston University & Director of the Centre for High Performance; each episode identifies how these business lessons can be applied directly to your own life; how to improve your productivity, stay motivated and get ahead.

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Vital lessons for all who care about performance

Valuable lessons - beautifully stitched together. A wonderful mix of contributions and perspectives from those involved in performance improvement from a range of fields.

As a coach myself I gleaned countless valuable insights related to helping people improve their game in all fields of life.

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Great series with heartening motives

This series takes you from dominating in rowing to tackling cancer. With compelling accounts on how to succeed as a team, handling life changing challenges and pushing yourself. If you are looking for a short and sweet series, to provide some much needed inspiration, look no further.

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Ideal for leaders and Personal Development

Really interesting look at successful organisations. Great inspiration for your own team or company. Highly recommend

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The best of British

It is interesting to hear about attitude of businesses with long history. Over the various examples, it provides with many ideas on how to set the idea of outperformance as a norm.

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Thought provoking

I listened to all of them and liked the way the author has weaved the stories together. The coach - Paul - is utterly brilliant. So insightful. My favourite episodes are: Eton College (it's a different world); listening to actress Juliet Stevenson in the RADA episode talking about the late Alan Rickman and Michael Palin in the Royal Geographical Society episode. If you want a masterclass on teamwork listen to the The British Rowing episode . I have picked up some wisdom in some form from every episode. Well done!

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A great podcast

This podcast series was a fascinating insight into how some unique British Institutions are run, how they have developed over the decades and succeed. Their people centred attitudes to management. Excellent listening.

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Nice

great listen, informative and inspiring, people sharing personal experience on what is import to outperform

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Fantastic

Great listen, very insightful and articulated, I gained a lot of information and ideas from this pod cast. More like this pls

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amazingly stimulating

stories provide many varied perspectives on life with conclusions tightly tied together through evaluations by 2 experts. it is cohesive, multifaceted and extremely informative. I'll be listening to this series again and again!

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interesting

an interesting read into how we can take a better look at our inner selves

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