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How to be a successful disruptive leader

How to be a successful disruptive leader

Welcome to the 60th episode of my latest podcast #Leadingthecoachingchange.

This week, I’ve decided to focus on disruptive leadership and to support me, I’ve invited Simon Harmer as my guest of honour.

Simon is the director of a creative agency Thursday. My friend Jenny Plant introduced me to Simon during lockdown. Simon and I got into conversations (on zoom) about disruption, creativity.

If you don’t know about Simon, do visit and have a look at the first message. ‘Clarity feels good. Confusion doesn’t’. It feels like BANG! 5 words but hey? what a powerful message. I want to read more, don’t you?

Simon says:

  • He is a very curious and always starts with the ‘why’
  • He thinks with agility
  • He always been a good people person

Are you like Simon? If yes, you may be a disruptive leader. Listen up if you want to know more. Simon and I

  • explore what being a disruptive leader really means
  • share what creativity looks like
  • examine the types of questions disruptive leaders use
  • discuss the courageous conversations that disruptive leaders are having

And if you listen right up to the end, Simon reveals what ‘LUCK’ means

My favourite quote from this episode:

‘Why do we do things this way? The next time you find yourself doing something, start questioning, is there a better way.’

Thank you Simon for being my guest on this 60th episode.

I enable leaders to influence change faster through the power of conversations. To find out about how my online licensed training on Managing difficult conversations can support your leaders within your organisation, email me


One comment

  1. Such an interesting discussion. The research on creativity with children is so illuminating – it is as if growing into adults we norm to a non-creative place. Perhaps because ‘to question’ is not the norm? In fact perhaps too often when people ask questions they are seen as being difficult and this puts people off raising questions. So here the ‘norm’ needs to be challenged to encourage more questioning and more new ideas.

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