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How to Outperform

By: Lisa Mainwaring
Narrated by: Charlene White
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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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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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great series

incredible insights in to the british organisations with clear take away messages. somethings we can all try in here

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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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Insightful and skillfully producted

A laser sharp insight into what makes great organisations great with practical tips to use in real life. One of the best podcasts I've heard in a long time! Would LOVE the series to continue!

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Informative insights

The case studies were interesting, the speakers were influential and the overall content was very relevant. However, I found the information was presented in a fairly academic manner, which made it appear unlikely that the average person could ever aspire to the levels of achievement discussed. It is always nice to hear about someone who has started from the ground up, such as Sir Richard Branson, as it helps to overcome any perceived barriers to entry.

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Brilliant case studies

While these are old British institutions there is a lot to learn from these institutions. The only quibble I have is that a For Profit institution driven by the Stock market or Investors behaves differently from a nonprofit institution

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Good but could be much better

Really fascinating stories, but too obviously formulaic. Each episode includes the same intro to the series, which is a waste of time that could have been used to provide more depth or colour to the case studies.

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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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it was good

amazing to get real world experiences. not only was it Informative but it was from different areas unexpected areas and how each of them outperforms. simply amazing

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Motivational

A good grouping of motivational conversatations from varied backgrounds, good production, free to download

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