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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.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.

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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: British Rowing

    Apr 17 2019

    British Rowing is the national governing body for rowing, responsible for the training and development of rowers from grass roots level to high performance athletes. GB Rowing Team are champions of success at the Olympic Games, having won a total of 68 medals, including 31 gold, up to and including Rio 2016.

    We go behind the scenes to learn some of the secrets of their world-class approach to coaching and training programmes.

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    32 mins
  • Ep. 2: RADA

    Apr 17 2019

    For more than a century the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, RADA, has trained some of Britain’s best known actors from the stage and big screen.

    To get under the skin of this venerable institution we hear from some of RADA’s instructors and star-studded alumni about how the school maintains its high standards. In order to maintain its high standards and personal touch RADA remains intentionally small: offering just 28 places to the several thousand aspiring actors who apply each year.

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    27 mins
  • Ep. 3: The Royal Institution

    Apr 17 2019

    The Royal Institution has been the esteemed organisation at the forefront of scientific research, education and discovery for the last two centuries. Its impressive history is decorated with 15 Nobel prizes and the discovery of ten different elements.

    To this day, the Royal Institution continues to fuel vital scientific discussion and inspire and educate the next generation of world-changing scientists.

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    25 mins

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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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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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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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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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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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Very well curated series!

Excellent series of insights and interviews from contemporary and historically relevant organisations and heroic people

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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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Cliche

Just not worth the time to listen. It's a series of all the clichés you have already heard a thousand times.

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interesting

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

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