Podchaser - Neocharismatic Leadership

Episode #16

4/07/2021 Formulating a Shared Vision 

As all leaders know, an organizational vision does wonders in motivating people when it represents their aspirations and highest values. To achieve that, a Neocharismatic Leader makes sure that everyone in the organization feels connected to it in a way or another. This episode explores how to do that in large organizations and through strategic leadership.

Episode #15

3/25/2021 A Neocharismatic Leader Journey 

We are so delighted we got this chance to bring a Neocharismatic Leader on board from Africa. The world needs people like her and certainly, young leaders who strive for a noble goal. At the core of Neocharismatic leadership is the notion of altruism. Farida demonstrates that in its clearest sense. I hope this will bring light to your world at a time when we all need inspiration.

Episode #14

3/10/2021 Part two in role #3 

We are still discussing 'challenging to the Status Quo' Role #3 in the ‘the Search for Opportunity’ stage.
This time we are going to tackle the role from a entrepreneur and social leadership perspective.

  • Setting the stage
  • Addressing it from each leadership level
  • An example of climate change
  • How to make the decision
  • All is included
  • Disruption Vs minor adjustments
  • Danger: asking people to let go of their comfort
  • Influencing people's beliefs
  • Formulating and Articulating a shared vision
  • Beliefs drive change
  • leading altruistically Vs just leading
  • One challenge for listeners

Episode #13

2/23/2021 Part one in role #3 

Episode #12

2/10/2021 Part two in role #2 

Sensing People's Needs requires empathy and emotional intelligence (EQ). In this episode Ghadah and Martin dive deeper to unravel the three levels of listening, along with other detailed skills that require leaders to start thinking about their own personal leadership again.  Please leave us a review and share the episode with your peers and colleagues. 

  • Ghadah exploring empathy as a prerequisite for Sensing People's Needs role, tackling an objection raised by leaders or others in the workplace.
  • Martin stresses the fact that as humans we are primed for empathy.
  • Empathy is ongoing and should not be situational
  • What is empathy at its core
  • Ghadah elaborates on the first approach to empathy using a leaders'  vision and empathy
  • The role of collaborative intention as a second approach to empathy
  • Martin elaborates how the vision is going to change as the leader practices empathy. 
  • Martin explains how to practice empathy
  • The three levels of empathy
  • Martin personal experience of being empathetic in mobilizing his team
  • Martin experience of using empathy to coach a team
  • The gains of empathy in your leadership


Episode #11

1/27/2021 Part one in role #2 

In this episode, Dr. Angawi continues stage one 'The Search for Opportunity' roles. She tackles role 2 'Sensing People's Needs' from a higher strategic level perspective in a back and forth discussion with Martin Hedley who explains it from an executive leader's perspective. A big emphasis on #empathy skills and the #vision as prerequisites of Neocharismatic #leadership
Please leave us a review and share the episode with your peers and colleagues. 

Episode high lights:

  • Why this role is crucial to the 'Search for Opportunity Stage #1'
  • What is the role of HR department and why it can not replace this role
  • How does a leader practice this role from a strategic leadership position
  • Role modelling is a key aspect of this role
  • Empathy is a leaders greatest tool
  • The role of senior leadership team in supporting the leader and cascading the role 

This is part one and in part two we discuss other leadership levels. 

Episode #10

1/13/2021 A Neocharismatic leader's Journey - Geoff Cousins

After a long pause for the holidays and new year, we come back with great learning from a global leader in the automotive industry: Geoff Cousins. Geoff's professional journey from steelworks in his hometown Newport, South Wales to leading Jaguar through a huge transformation as Managing Director 2006 -2012, and now to a successful NED career, has been shaped by the personal influences and experiences he had been exposed to across different cultures and environments. This is a great episode for all leaders at all levels across-cultures who are focused on ethical leadership.

Important Questions we asked:

How did your past and how it influence your leadership journey.

  • In this part Geoff explored with us the beginning of his ethical leadership journey
  • Persistence and perseverance in rising above and beyond
  • Its not how much you work but rather how smart you are in how you do what you do


We asked him about his definition of leadership 

  • Team performance is the most crucial part of leadership
  • External network or team feeds into your ability to bring in value to your internal team
  • Mentoring and growing leadership

We asked retaining talents vs exporting talents

  • Developing leaders means giving them the choice to pursue their careers
  • When you grow leaders and they leave, they take you to where they go
  • Done be afraid to lose them, you will get others who will want to be part of your organization to grow like their peers 

We aske about his intercultural experiences

  • Being flexible and observant, with lots of listening
  • collaboration with good intention will get you there
  • You learn through the experiences

We asked about tough ethical decisions

  • Learning to push hard and take a personal risk
  • knowing that others will support you no matter how much they seem they don't
  • Doing the right thing will get you there

And much more for novice leaders as well as experienced ones equally!

Episode #9

12/23/2020 Last episode in year 2020

Continuing to explore 'Assessing the Environment' but from different leadership levels and perspectives. Martin enriches this episode with great valuable advice for entrepreneurs and team leaders. 

The idea is to enable leaders to address global problems. Martin states that entrepreneurial spirit is the driver of the first stage of 'The Search for opportunity'.

Ghadah comes back to the three prerequisites for this stage; Self-awareness, Vision, and Empathy.

How to lead a start up into the market and win.

In the first role of 'Assessing the Environment' leaders demonstrate the importance of learning and growth to their followers. 

how do you overcome the challenges of this role?

You are the true mobilizer here. 

What is the best way to do strategy? assess strategy and welcome feedback on strategy?

Being a role model in accepting being challenged and accepting being flexible

last is a summery of the role in the three levels of leadership by Ghadah. 

Episode #8

12/16/2020

We are now starting the exploration of the model. The first stage is 'The search for Opportunity' stage where a leader demonstrates three major roles. This episode discusses the first and most important one which is 'Assessing the Environment'. Martin draws on his own experience in leading organizations while Ghadah throughs her research results and work with leaders at large organizations. But this is not all, next will be an exploration of the same role from different leadership levels and organizational sizes. 

Martin and Ghadah discuss also the pros and cons of internal Vs external consultants. 

Episode #7

12/09/2020

How do they do it?
We discuss the idea of transformation and the cycle of evaluating, creating, and transforming (implementation).
We focus on the individual and how their features are part of their journey from the beginning. Martin adds his own experience and how he perceived leaders in action. 

  • How does a leader transforms?
  • What is the context?
  • What impact on others?
  • What is the role of altruism?
  • What are the different movements of leaders between stages and roles in the model?
  • Perseverance!
  • Challenge! 

and much more

Episode #6

12/02/2020

Welcome again after our start guest episode we resume our conversation, Martin and I, around Neocharismatic Leadership. In this episode, we dive into the need for ethical leadership, how it can be implemented, and what are the implications for our future generations and sustainability. In this episode you will find the following topics covered:

  • Altruism and moral standards are they the usual in everyday leadership conversations?
  • A new type of leadership through Ethical standards
  • How do we practically bring this to a leader's day
  • The young generation of leaders and their views on moral standards
  • Challenging the status quo
  •  Is a grey area individual or collective?
  • Our moral being
  • Falling prey to temptations
  • The role of coaching

Episode #5

11/17/2020

In our leadership journeys, we learn from other role models. In the book, there are Neocharismatic Leaders' stories and here we bring other Neocharismatic leaders' stories as we find them for you.
Lara Khairallah is the Corporate Strategy Director at a Saudi based company. A young female Lebanese American, married to a Saudi who grow up in the States, and mother of three adorable kids reveals her secret to upholding her ethical standards as she asserts her values in a transforming cultural landscape, culturally, geographically, and organizationally.
Lara graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems and a minor in IT. She began to work at the young age of 15 at a neighborhood Toys R Us and she has not stopped working since.

She has taken challenging posts throughout her career and consistently was engaged in activities well outside her job description. Interestingly, they were generally related to transforming or changing the status quo. She plans to continue her professional journey: leading people and organizations through successful change.

Lara explains few things in response to our questions:

  • Leadership definitions and style
  • Authenticity as an important leadership element
  • Building leadership skills in the underserved parts of the world
  • Leadership prerequisites 
  • Self-assessment as a tool for developing leadership 
  • Ethical decisions and core values in the workplace

Episode #4

11/11/2020

In this episode we will discuss the following and much more:

3 important questions at the start of this episode that leaders to the prerequisites. Martin kindly responds with his own experiences making it simple for listeners to reflect:

Q1: What does a leader look like in terms of their personality and how they come across?

Q2: Is this image exclusive? what biases can exist?

Q3: What do you believe about your own ability to lead?

Ghadah and Martin also discuss:

  • Unconscious biases
  • Intercultural communication
  • leadership in communication
  • Leading from within
  • Prerequisites of NCL from research and coaching: Self-awareness - Empathy - Vision
  • Lots of activities and ideas for listeners to use

Episode #3

11/04/2020

Episode #5

11/17/2020

In our leadership journeys, we learn from other role models. In the book, there are Neocharismatic Leaders' stories and here we bring other Neocharismatic leaders' stories as we find them for you.
Lara Khairallah is the Corporate Strategy Director at a Saudi based company. A young female Lebanese American, married to a Saudi who grow up in the States, and mother of three adorable kids reveals her secret to upholding her ethical standards as she asserts her values in a transforming cultural landscape, culturally, geographically, and organizationally.
Lara graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems and a minor in IT. She began to work at the young age of 15 at a neighborhood Toys R Us and she has not stopped working since.

She has taken challenging posts throughout her career and consistently was engaged in activities well outside her job description. Interestingly, they were generally related to transforming or changing the status quo. She plans to continue her professional journey: leading people and organizations through successful change.

Lara explains few things in response to our questions:

  • Leadership definitions and style
  • Authenticity as an important leadership element
  • Building leadership skills in the underserved parts of the world
  • Leadership prerequisites 
  • Self-assessment as a tool for developing leadership 
  • Ethical decisions and core values in the workplace

Episode #4

11/11/2020

In this episode we will discuss the following and much more:

3 important questions at the start of this episode that leaders to the prerequisites. Martin kindly responds with his own experiences making it simple for listeners to reflect:

Q1: What does a leader look like in terms of their personality and how they come across?

Q2: Is this image exclusive? what biases can exist?

Q3: What do you believe about your own ability to lead?

Ghadah and Martin also discuss:

  • Unconscious biases
  • Intercultural communication
  • leadership in communication
  • Leading from within
  • Prerequisites of NCL from research and coaching: Self-awareness - Empathy - Vision
  • Lots of activities and ideas for listeners to use

Episode #3

11/04/2020

In this episode we will discuss the following and much more:

  • What differentiates Neocharismatic Leaders
  • The practical side of Neocharisma depicted in the behavioral roles
  • Influence is central to Neocharismatic leadership
  • Martin list of leadership role models
  • NCLs have an idealized vision
  • NCLs are altruistic 
  • NCLs have an ethical frame of reference for their decision-making
  • NCLs are agile learners who are open to be influenced

Episode #2

10/28/2020

In this episode we will discuss the following and much more:

  • The origins of Charisma
  • Why is it different from NCL
  • Martin experience with leadership
  • Leadership theories and the development of NCL
  • Young generation vs older generation in the work place and how they perceive leadership
  • An opportunity for the listeners to engage with the topic: Make a list of all the leaders that you were influenced by, what stood out for you in their behavioral roles and how did that change you? send us your comments. 
  • The definition of NCL to expand on for next episode

Episode #1

10/22/2020

In this episode we will discuss the following and much more:

  • Getting to know Martin and Ghadah
  • The Importance of NCL now
  • What is missing in leadership development
  • NCL is applicable to everybody
  • Leadership is a personal responsibility
  • What are the NCL prerequisites