The Impact Multiplier CEO
As a CEO, you’ve demonstrated your ability to solve complex problems and achieve extraordinary results. You've skills, resources and experience. But you have the potential for even greater impact and a more satisfying legacy. What will it take to multiply your positive impact - in the business, for your people, and in the world at large? Join Richard Medcalf, Founder of Xquadrant, and high-impact CEOs from some of the world’s most exciting firms - for a perspective-shifting conversation at the intersection of strategy, leadership and purpose. Welcome to the Impact Multiplier CEO podcast.
S13E16: Turning a Private Equity fund into an impact investment firm, with Kevin Chin (CEO, Arowana)
September 21, 2023 • 30 MIN
"Having a broader purpose has led to better investment returns."
S13E15: The power of a coaching culture, with James Boettcher (CEO, Righteous Gelato)
September 14, 2023 • 39 MIN
"Accountability is not to the leader, but to the rest of the team."
S13E14: How to navigate the downsides of a thrilling mission, with Craig Lund (CEO, Mightier)
September 7, 2023 • 32 MIN
"We have to go three steps deeper than everyone else to find the nuance to succeed."
S13E13: Adventures in sustainable performance, with Stuart McLachlan (CEO, Anthesis Group)
August 31, 2023 • 37 MIN
"This is the decisive decade."
S13E12: Turning values into tangible growth projects, with Kirsty Leighton (CEO, Milk & Honey PR)
August 24, 2023 • 38 MIN
"No" just means you haven't convinced me yet."
S13E11: The power of relationships in multiplying impact, with Upkar Arora (CEO, Rally Assets)
August 17, 2023 • 40 MIN
"I found this growing chasm and a hankering for more than making money from the work that I did."
S13E10: Enjoying the power of the discomfort zone, with David Engel (CEO, Drake and Farrell)
August 10, 2023 • 45 MIN
"You only need two things, an unbreakable will, and limitless endurance!"
S13E09: Unlocking billions in funding for nonprofits, with James Citron (CEO, Pledge)
August 3, 2023 • 37 MIN
"There are moments where you have to block everything else out, build something, break some rules along the way."
S13E08: Taking on a global giant, with Andy Hunter (CEO, Bookshop.org)
July 27, 2023 • 29 MIN
"I'm a firm believer in Human-Scale Community."
S13E07 Choosing to raise industry standards, with Maria Carell (CEO, Revision Skincare & Goodier Cosmetics)
July 20, 2023 • 37 MIN
"There is no finish line"
S11E06: The power of the 'Alter Ego', with Todd Herman
July 13, 2023 • 41 MIN
"Tuck yourself under the wing of the very best."
S9E15: From deal-driven to purpose-driven, with Stuart Tragheim (CEO, Holloway Friendly)
July 6, 2023 • 35 MIN
"We asked: what should it FEEL like around here?"
S13E06: Why greatness can't be planned, with Wendy Strgar (CEO, Good Clean Love)
June 29, 2023 • 43 MIN
"When someone asks you a question, you have a window of opportunity to influence their thinking."
S13E05: Reinforcing purpose and culture every single day, with Steve Bilt (CEO, Smile Brands)
June 22, 2023 • 37 MIN
"It's easy to drift from your purpose and get sucked into the problem of the day." We're continuing our season on "Business as a force for good", and today Richard speaks with Steve Bilt, CEO of Smile Brands.
S13E04: Parenting neurodiverse kids with Elaine Taylor-Klaus (Co-founder, Impact Parents)
June 14, 2023 • 33 MIN
"The work will come, more and more, once people feel heard." In this episode, Richard speaks to Elaine Taylor-Klaus the co-founder of Impact Parents.
S13E03: Winning the cyber war, with Haris Pylarinos (CEO, Hack the Box)
June 6, 2023 • 36 MIN
"Having a Ferrari isn't enough to win a race. You need to learn to drive it." We're continuing our season on "business as a force for good", Richard speaks with Haris Pylarinos, CEO of Hack the Box. Haris co-founded Hack The Box in 2017 because he was dissatisfied with traditional training options for cybersecurity and set out to change this through training that is hands-on, fun and practical. He now has over 200 employees and the world’s largest cybersecurity community, with 1.7 million members, and just closed a Series B funding round.
S13E02: Bold commitments that built a $100M nonprofit, with Matt Hill (CEO, One Tree Planted)
May 30, 2023 • 35 MIN
"I said I'll put in $2 million... that I didn't yet have." In this episode of our season on "Business as a force for good", Richard speaks with Matt Hill, the Chief Environmental Evangelist at reforestation nonprofit, One Tree Planted. He founded the organization in 2015 and it has gone on to plant over 100 million trees in more than 80 countries. Matt is a winner of the Real Leaders 2023 Impact Awards.
S13E01: Introducing a new season - Business as a Force for Good
May 19, 2023 • 3 MIN
In this episode, Richard Medcalf, founder of Xquadrant, introduces a new season of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast: Business as a Force for Good.
S11E05: Adaptability and leading change, with Jason Feifer (editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur.com)
March 14, 2023 • 41 MIN
"Questions are people telling you what your value is to them" Richard Medcalf speaks with Jason Feifer, the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. Jason is also a podcast host, book author, keynote speaker, startup advisor, and nonstop optimism machine. His goal is to help you become more resilient and adaptable in a world of constant change, and has recently released a new book, Build For Tomorrow.
S11E04: Notes from a lifetime of entrepreneurship, with Dan Miller
March 7, 2023 • 37 MIN
"There are few things that build trust like consistency." In this episode, Richard Medcalf speaks with Dan Miller, the New York Times best-selling author of 48 Days To The Work You Love. Over 140,000 people have subscribed to his weekly newsletter, and his 48 Days Podcast consistently ranks in the top 1% of all podcasts. Dan's mission is to foster the process of imagining, dreaming and introspection, to help people find their calling and true path, and to translate that into meaningful, purposeful and profitable daily work.
S11E03: How leaders get paid to speak, with Grant Baldwin (CEO, The Speaker Lab)
February 28, 2023 • 39 MIN
"Be the steakhouse not the buffet." As founder and CEO of The Speaker Lab, Grant Baldwin has helped thousands of people build successful and sustainable speaking businesses. Over the last 15 years Grant has become a sought after speaker, podcaster, author, and accomplished entrepreneur.
S9E14: Winning people's hearts and minds in a turnaround situation, with Remco Samuels (CEO, EVBox)
February 21, 2023 • 40 MIN
"Quit talking, start doing" Today we're continuing our season "Mission-Driven CEOs", where top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.  Today Richard speaks with Remco Samuels (CEO, EVBox, a leading provider of smart charging stations and software, and part of the Engie group).
S9E13: Discovering a mission along the way in deep tech, with Scott White (CEO, PragmatIC)
February 14, 2023 • 42 MIN
"We didn't have clarity when we started." Today we're continuing our season "Mission-Driven CEOs". Richard speaks with Scott White, an experienced serial entrepreneur, now leading his sixth technology venture as CEO of PragmatIC Semiconductor. We talk about impact he wants to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how he puts that into practice on a daily basis. 
S9E12: From Navy SEAL to saving lives through technology, with Mike Lahiff (CEO, ZeroEyes)
February 7, 2023 • 27 MIN
"It's like climbing a mountain knee-deep in mud..." We're continuing our season "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.  Today Richard speaks with Michael Lahiff, former Navy SEAL and now CEO of ZeroEyes, an intelligent video analytics company that uses artificial intelligence with existing security cameras to detect weapons and send alerts to local staff and first responders.
S9E11: Making other startups successful, with Saket Kumar (CEO, Vitt)
January 31, 2023 • 32 MIN
"Optimisation always inhibits evolution." We're continuing our season "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.  Today Richard Medcalf talks with Saket Kumar, the Chief Exec of Vitt, a business that helps software companies raise immediate, upfront growth capital - without debt or dilution.
S10E06: Building 'a company to inspire Europe', with Darren Comber (CEO, Scott Brownrigg)
January 24, 2023 • 39 MIN
"Don't confuse my bonhomie with weakness!" We're continuing our season looking at the insights from some of the world's fastest-growing businesses, as measured by the Financial Times in this years FT1000 ranking. In this episode, Xquadrant's founder Richard Medcalf speaks with Darren Comber, the CEO of Scott Brownrigg, an architectural design firm that has repeatedly been listed as one of the top 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe by the London Stock Exchange Group.
S10E05: Ten years on the Inc 5000, with Don Wenner (CEO, DLP Capital)
January 17, 2023 • 40 MIN
"Busyness is a form of laziness." We're continuing this season looking at the insights from some of the world's fastest-growing businesses, as measured by the Financial Times in this years FT1000 ranking. In this episode, Xquadrant's founder Richard Medcalf speaks with Don Wenner, founder and CEO of DLP Capital, which has experienced 300-600% annual growth over a three year period for 17 straight years.
S12E07: Making time for strategy: Practical implementation strategies
January 10, 2023 • 20 MIN
"It's time to make some bold moves to free yourself up." Today we wrap up this season, where we've been discussing Richard's new book, Making Time For Strategy. We review the big lessons every leader needs to take away and look at how to turn the ideas from the book into meaningful and sustainable change.
S12E06: How to create a culture of strategic activity in your team
January 3, 2023 • 22 MIN
"Using our time more strategically is one thing; helping our whole team do the same is quite another." We continue to explore Richard's new book, Making Time For Strategy. Today we dive into the Environment Challenge, which is an essential question for every leader: how can I shape the culture of my team and organisation so we extract ourselves from the busywork and fire-fighting ... and align around what's really important?
S12E05: How your own thinking is keeping you stuck in low-value activity
December 20, 2022 • 22 MIN
"He thought he was being trustworthy and reliable - I showed him the opposite was true!" We continue to discuss Richard's new book, Making Time For Strategy. Today we dive into the Mindset Challenge, which is so incredibly important for every leader to address if you want to make more than minor tweaks to your use of time.
S12E04: The critical conversations standing between you and strategic focus
December 13, 2022 • 23 MIN
"You can't make time for strategy without having some bold conversations." In this season, Davina Stanley speaks with Xquadrant's founder, Richard Medcalf, about his new book, Making Time For Strategy. Today we dive into the Influence Challenge, which is an absolutely essential topic to address if you want your more strategic focus to be accepted and supported by your stakeholders.
S12E03: How to free up hours each week for more strategic activity
December 6, 2022 • 21 MIN
"It won't get quieter next quarter!" In this season, Davina Stanley speaks with Xquadrant's founder, Richard Medcalf, about his new book, Making Time For Strategy. Today we dive into the Tactical Challenge, the very first issue to address if you are to elevate your attention as a leader.
S12E02: The reason most people get stuck in the weeds
November 29, 2022 • 27 MIN
"It's actually impossible to free yourself up from operations!" In this season, Davina Stanley speaks with Xquadrant's founder, Richard Medcalf, about his new book, Making Time For Strategy. Today we figure out what your most strategic issues are, and highlight the hidden trap that keeps most leaders stuck in the weeds.
S12E01: Making time for strategy, and why it will change your world
November 22, 2022 • 18 MIN
"Strategic time is your #1 predictor of future success." In this season, Davina Stanley speaks with Xquadrant's founder, Richard Medcalf, about his new book, Making Time For Strategy. Today we explore why Richard wrote the book, understand how even top leaders struggle with overwork and tunnel vision, and look at why conventional approaches to time management don't work in today's connected age.
S11E02: David Allen, author of Getting Things Done
November 15, 2022 • 53 MIN
"As a leader, when it comes to focus, what are you modelling?" In this episode, Richard speaks with author and speaker David Allen, who is the world’s leading expert on personal and organisational productivity. Time Magazine called his flagship book, Getting Things Done, “the definitive business self-help book of the decade.” Fast Company Magazine called David “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity.
S11E01: The CEO Rolodex
November 8, 2022 • 2 MIN
In this brief episode Richard introduces season 11 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, The CEO Rolodex. Richard will be speaking to key business thought leaders about what it means for them to multiply their impact, and what insights their own work is currently generating for CEOs and other ambitious execs.
S10E04: From bankruptcy to hyper growth, with Chris Lee (CEO, Solgen Power)
November 1, 2022 • 37 MIN
"I was very scared of scaling." We're continuing our new season looking at the insights from some of the world's fastest-growing businesses. In this episode, Xquadrant's founder Richard Medcalf speaks with Chris Lee, the founder and CEO of Solgen Power. Founded in 2017, Solgen was recently recognised by Financial Times as the 6th fastest growing privately held company in the USA, now employing over 1000 team members in 18 locations.
S10E03: Expanding into multiple markets simultaneously, with Erik Martinson (CEO, Svea Solar)
October 25, 2022 • 30 MIN
"HR is commercial-critical." We're continuing this season looking at the insights from some of the world's fastest-growing businesses. In this episode Richard speaks with Erik Martinson, who founded solar panel firm Svea Solar in 2013, and has grown it to a 9-figure, 1000-employee business hitting #164 in the FT1000 list of Europe's fastest growing companies.
S10E02: Using culture to scale a 'unicorn', with Matthew Scullion (CEO, Matillion)
October 18, 2022 • 47 MIN
"On day 1 assume you're building a consequential business and act accordingly." We're continuing this season looking at the insights from some of the world's fastest-growing businesses. In this episode Richard speaks with Matthew Scullion, who founded data transformation firm Matillion in 2011, and has grown it to unicorn status, hitting #251 in the FT1000 list of Europe's fastest growing companies. Along the way, Matthew also won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award.
S10E01: Secrets of Scaling 2
October 18, 2022 • 2 MIN
In this brief episode, Richard introduces season 10 of the podcast: Secrets of Scaling 2. This is the second year we've spoken with leaders of the world's fastest growing businesses, as documented by the Financial Times. It's going to be another insightful journey, so get ready...
S9E10: A 40-year mission, with Frank Millar (CEO, CPI)
October 11, 2022 • 42 MIN
"It's easier to tell a story than talk about a strategy!" In this episode Richard talks with Frank Millar. Frank is CEO of CPI, a technology innovation centre that acts as a catalyst bringing together academia, businesses, government and investors to translate bright ideas and research into the marketplace. We're continuing our season "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis. 
S9E09: 35 years as CEO ... and the next chapter, with Adrian Weiler (Chair, Smart Freight Centre)
September 13, 2022 • 41 MIN
"I value trust a lot more than control." We're continuing our season "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.  In this episode Richard Medcalf speaks with Adrian Weiler, who was CEO for over 35 years at Inform, an international software business focused on AI-based decision-making. Adrian has now handed over the reins of that business, and we spoke to one of his successors, Matthias Berlit, on a previous episode of the podcast. Instead, Adrian is focusing on Smart Freight Centre, an NGO in the field of climate repair.
S9E08: Practicing leadership as a craft, with Joshua Lachs (CEO, Moneythink)
September 6, 2022 • 48 MIN
"Be comfortable with vulnerability" We're continuing our season "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.  Today Joshua Lachs speaks with Richard Medcalf. Joshua is CEO of Moneythink, a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to help students understand their financial options and the impact of their choices so they can have the best chance for college and career success.
S8E20: Leading a turnaround and sale in 20 months, with Enrique Sacau (CEO, Kneip)
August 2, 2022 • 41 MIN
"I work on the assumption that everything is my fault." Enrique Sacau (CEO of Kneip, a leader in fund data management and reporting solutions for the asset management industry) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S9E07: Aligning a diversified group of businesses, with Richard Rankin (CEO, H&H Group)
July 26, 2022 • 45 MIN
"I realised I can do better if I stop trying to fit in." Richard Rankin (CEO of H&H Group, a diversified group delivering services mainly to rural communities) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We're continuing our season "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis. 
S9E06: Pursuing frictionless, distributed finance, with Nigel Verdon (CEO, Railsbank)
July 19, 2022 • 38 MIN
"Build something great, solve a real-world problem, and you'll make money." Nigel Verdon (CEO, Railsbank, a leading embedded finance experience platform) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We're continuing our season "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis. 
S9E05: Building, scaling and decentralising... all the way to full employee ownership, with Thomas de Cad'oro Granier (CEO, Equal Experts)
July 12, 2022 • 34 MIN
"You need to let people mark their own homework." Equal Experts engages 3,000 consultants across 5 continents and helps create leading digital products and services for corporates, scaleups and the public sector. In this episode their Founder & CEO, Thomas de Cad'oro Granier, speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We're continuing our season "Mission Driven CEOs". Top CEOs discuss what drives them and we explore the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.
S9E04: 250X growth, and making the Internet a better place, with Ben Crawford (CEO, CentralNic)
July 5, 2022 • 37 MIN
"We invest $10M in ourselves each year and get a 10x return on that." Ben Crawford (CEO of CentralNic, a leading domain name and Internet services business) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We're continuing our season on "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.
S9E03: Creating an employee-owned business, with Graeme Strachan (CEO, ViTL Solutions)
June 28, 2022 • 38 MIN
"Founding this business was making lemonade out of lemons." Graeme Strachan (CEO of ViTL Solutions, a Denver-based management consulting firm) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We're continuing our season on "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.
S9E02: Creating a 'no glass ceiling' culture, with Ben Dorks (CEO, Ideagen)
June 21, 2022 • 35 MIN
"We serve the safe hands that protect our world." Ben Dorks (CEO of Ideagen Plc, an AIM-listed leader in the £31.2 billion regulatory, compliance and risk software market) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Ben was appointed CEO in 2018 having previously served as Chief Customer Officer for Ideagen. We're kicking off our season "Mission-Driven CEOs". Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.
S9E01: Introducing Season 9: Mission-Driven CEOs
June 14, 2022 • 2 MIN
In this brief episode, Richard introduces Season 9 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, "Mission-Driven CEOs". In this season, top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.
S8E19: From COO to CEO, and deciding to focus less on sales, with Rory McKeand (CEO, TSG)
June 7, 2022 • 36 MIN
"Fingers out, nose in!" Rory McKeand (CEO of TSG, one of the UK's leading IT companies providing local IT services) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E18: Growing leadership across the organisation, with Stephen Foreshew-Cain (CEO, Scott Logic)
May 31, 2022 • 47 MIN
"How costly it is to fall into the habit of giving people orders." Stephen Foreshew-Cain (CEO, Scott Logic, a leading IT services company) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E17: Scaling back to scale up, with Elizabeth Cholawsky (CEO, HG Insights)
May 24, 2022 • 31 MIN
“Don't try to get everything right..." HG Insights provides Technology intelligence for any company in the world. In this episode, Elizabeth Cholawsky (CEO) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E16: The real job requirements for a CEO, with Kelly Schmitt (CEO, Benevity)
May 17, 2022 • 31 MIN
"Stop telling yourself what you can't do ." Kelly Schmitt (CEO of Benevity, a certified B Corporation and the global leader in corporate purpose software) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E15: A hub that attracts top tech talent, with Jason Wojahn (CEO, Thirdera)
May 10, 2022 • 38 MIN
"No-one sat down and planned this!" Jason Wojahn (CEO of Thirdera, a global services provider that uses ServiceNow to help enterprises move their workflows to the cloud) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Thirdera has gone from zero to a 600+ person business in just one year! Prior to this role, Jason was President and Chief Operating Officer at Lemongrass, as well as Accenture’s Sr. Managing Director and Executive Globally responsible for ServiceNow. Jason joined Accenture as part of the Cloud Sherpas acquisition, where he held the role of President of the ServiceNow business unit as the business scaled to more than $200M in revenue and over 2,000 employees. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E14: Maintaining agility in a 6000-person business, with Cahê Kuczera Toporowicz (EVP, Amaris Consulting)
May 3, 2022 • 36 MIN
"Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare." Cahê Kuczera Toporowicz (EVP, Amaris Consulting) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Cahê started as an Intern and now runs the entire 900+ person Asia region of this 6000-strong technical consulting business We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E13: Inspiring the team as you scale into 30 markets, with Timo Buetefisch (CEO, Cooltra)
April 26, 2022 • 30 MIN
“We multiplied too fast, and multiplied losses." Timo Buetefisch (CEO of Cooltra, the largest provider of sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels in Europe) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Born in Germany, Timo is a former consultant and MBA student at IESE who has been based in Barcelona for 20 years. His entrepreneurial nature always made him want to start his own company. Today, he leads Cooltra, a pioneer in the rental of two-wheeled vehicles by the minute, day or month, with a presence in 8 countries, a fleet of more than 18,000 vehicles and a workforce of 400 employees.
S8E12: Becoming co-CEO, with Matthias Berlit (CEO, Inform GmbH)
April 20, 2022 • 31 MIN
"Build, measure, learn." Matthias Berlit (CEO of Inform GmbH, a provider of advanced decision-making solutions to some of the world's most complex businesses) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E11: Bringing specific vision to a business, with Silke Zschweigert (CEO, Jonckers)
April 12, 2022 • 30 MIN
"It always seems impossible until it's done." Silke Zschweigert (CEO of Jonckers, a leading translation solutions provider) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S4E21: Finding what's next, with Evan Sohn (CEO, Recruiter.com)
April 5, 2022 • 43 MIN
"Never do anything you're not being measured against." Evan Sohn (CEO of Recruiter.com, which is disrupting the $120 billion recruiting and staffing industry) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Recruiter.com combines an AI and Video hiring platform with the world's largest network of over 27,500 small and independent recruiters, to help businesses of all sizes recruit talent faster. We are continuing our season "CEO Success Formulae" where we explore how top CEOs create the impact they do.
S8E10: Difficult decisions on the CEO learning curve, with Thomas Crary, (CEO, Pond5)
March 29, 2022 • 34 MIN
"Hire the person not the resumé." Thomas Crary (CEO of Pond5, the world's largest content marketplace for video content, with over 100K creators) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E09: From Fortune 100 to a high-growth specialist, with John Maynard (CEO, Adarma Security)
March 22, 2022 • 39 MIN
“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." John Maynard (CEO of Adarma Security, a fast-growing cybersecurity solutions provider) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E08: Managing your personal energy on the CEO learning curve, with Gurjodhpal Singh (CEO, Tide India)
March 15, 2022 • 37 MIN
"Even though you're CEO, accept your human limitations." Gurjodhpal Singh (CEO, Tide India) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Tide is the #1 SME-focused challenger bank in the UK and India is both a development centre and the business's #2 commercial market, representing 10% of the worldwide opportunity. Gurjodhpal joined in 2021 and is overseeing a 3-4X growth plan over just a couple of years. We'e continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E07: Two challenges for every new CEO, with Miguel Giribet Giral (CEO, Cash Converters España)
March 8, 2022 • 39 MIN
"Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art." Miguel Giribet Giral (CEO, Cash Converters España) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Miguel was formerly VP at Stubhub and Chief Commercial Officer at the high-growth e-commerce business Privalia, before joining Cash Converters España as CEO in 2020. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E06: Building a story for your future investors, with Christopher Traggio (CEO, VOO)
March 1, 2022 • 46 MIN
“On day two I was in the call centre. You get super insight to what's really going on." Christopher Traggio (CEO of VOO, a Belgian cable operator) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Christopher has I led organisations in 7 countries through challenging turn-arounds and for the past 17 months has been CEO and leading the transformation at the regional Belgian cable operator, VOO, with over 1300 employees and €500M revenues. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S4E20: Supporting employees to help them succeed, with Olivier Anton (CEO of Sunshine-Me)
February 22, 2022 • 37 MIN
"Putting fruit in the office doesn't make much difference!" Olivier Anton (CEO of Sunshine-Me, a new platform helping enterprises provide employees with tools and services to simplify their personal life) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.
S8E05: 'Triangulating' to find great ideas, with Michel Robert (CEO, Epsilon Telecommunications)
February 15, 2022 • 37 MIN
“It's very easy to get excited about new ideas when you don't understand the foundations." Michel Robert (CEO of Epsilon Telecommunications) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Michel had an extensive career in tech and telecoms, with positions at Dimension Data and Claranet before becoming CEO of Epsilon Telecommunications, a global connectivity provider that is simplifying how businesses connect applications and data in the cloud and around the world through its Network as a Service platform.​ We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E04: When half your leadership team leave, with Alex Shevchenko (CEO, Guavus)
February 8, 2022 • 29 MIN
"I had a time-bomb ticking" Alex Shevchenko (CEO of Guavus, a big data analytics firm specialising in real-time telecoms network optimisation) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E03: Entrepreneurial surprises, with Julian Dixon (CEO, Napier)
February 1, 2022 • 35 MIN
"I was amazed at how difficult it was to get the business off the ground." In this episode Julian Dixon (CEO of Napier) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Julian founded Napier in 2015 and has grown it to 200 employees around the world. Napier is a leading-edge Fintech/Regtech business with the mission to dramatically reduce money-laundering and related criminal activities. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E02: Radical transparency & the CEO learning curve, with Thomas Zanzinger (CEO, inriver)
January 25, 2022 • 28 MIN
“Every employee gets board-level information" Thomas Zanzinger (CEO of inriver, a fast-growing Product Information Management software firm) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
S8E01: The CEO Learning Curve
January 18, 2022 • 3 MIN
Welcome to Season 8 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast. This season is entitled "The CEO Learning Curve", where interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead. In today's brief episode Richard explains the rationale behind the season and explains what treats are in store.
S4E19: Taking a bold stance with your business, with Lori Jones (CEO of Avocet Communications)
January 11, 2022 • 27 MIN
"Creating and changing perception are equally difficult" Lori Jones (CEO of Avocet Communications) speaks to Xquadrant's Founder, Richard Medcalf. We're continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S7E09: "WWXD?"
January 4, 2022 • 26 MIN
“You don't get what you want, you get what you are." What does it take to move you onto an entirely different trajectory and multiply your impact? And move from incremental improvement to a step change? It's not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on.   Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
3 unlikely questions to prepare for the New Year
December 20, 2021 • 23 MIN
There are a thousand different templates of questions to ask during your New Year reflections and plans, but here are three questions you might not have thought of. Happy Christmas! In this semi-festive edition of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore three powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on to set themselves up for a fantastic New Year. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
S7E08: "What kind of leaders are you growing?"
December 14, 2021 • 14 MIN
“Being a mountain-climber is one thing; being a Sherpa is another." What does it take to move you onto an entirely different trajectory and multiply your impact? And move from incremental improvement to a step change? It's not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on.   Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
S7E07: "Where's the dissonance?"
December 7, 2021 • 19 MIN
"Who's speaking the unwelcome truth?" What does it take to move you onto an entirely different trajectory and multiply your impact? And move from incremental improvement to a step change? It's not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
S7E06: "Where are you playing it safe, or dithering?"
November 30, 2021 • 16 MIN
“Get comfortable with discomfort. It's a sign of growth and learning." What does it take to move you onto an entirely different trajectory and multiply your impact? And move from incremental improvement to a step change? It's not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
S7E05: "How can we make friends with volatility?"
November 23, 2021 • 21 MIN
"Instead of seeing volatility as a bug, how can make it a feature?" We're continuing our season on powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
S7E04: "What's an 8 or less?"
November 16, 2021 • 19 MIN
"Most people are over-obligated and under-committed." What does it take to move you onto an entirely different trajectory and multiply your impact? And move from incremental improvement to a step change? It's not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
S7E03: "What's the single biggest contribution you can make?"
November 9, 2021 • 17 MIN
"What's the one thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?" What does it take to move you onto an entirely different trajectory and multiply your impact? And move from incremental improvement to a step change? It's not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
S7E02: "What's your 25-year vision?"
November 2, 2021 • 21 MIN
“A goal is not a place to get to, but a place to come from..." What does it take to move you onto an entirely different trajectory and multiply your impact? And move from incremental improvement to a step change? It's not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
S7E01: "What do you stand for?"
October 26, 2021 • 25 MIN
“You can't move others until you're moved yourself." What does it take to move you onto an entirely different trajectory and multiply your impact? And move from incremental improvement to a step change? It's not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
S4E18: Building a truly trusted service business, with Alex Cheatle (CEO of Ten Lifestyle Group)
October 19, 2021 • 36 MIN
"Stop thinking about what's most successful for your bank balance, and start thinking about what's most successful for you." Alex Cheatle, CEO of Ten Lifestyle Group, speaks with Xquadrant's Founder, Richard Medcalf. Ten Lifestyle Group provides "Intelligent Support" concierge services to high net worth and affluent individuals around the world, with close to 1000 employees in 24 global offices. We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S6Ep11: Scaling 5x in 4 years, with André Prado (CEO of BBM Logística)
October 12, 2021 • 32 MIN
“You need to connect strategy with real life" André Prado, CEO of the 342nd fastest-growing business in the Americas, BBM Logística, speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. André has led the business to 500% growth in 4 years, an incredible achievement for a bricks-and-mortar logistics business making 15M deliveries and shipping 12M tonnes of material each year. We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S6Ep10: Growing to serve a long-term vision, with Rohit Arora (CEO of Biz2Credit)
October 5, 2021 • 29 MIN
“Don't chase money, chase a vision" Rohit Arora talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Rohit is the CEO of Biz2Credit, America's 412th fastest growing company, which develops industry-leading digital platform solutions for banks and other financial institutions.  We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S6E9: Unlearning the habits of hierarchical businesses, with Ian Jackson (CEO of Enshored)
September 28, 2021 • 41 MIN
"I tell my team: You are the canary in the coal mine!" Ian Jackson talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  Ian is the CEO and Co-Founder of Enshored, America's 106th fastest growing company, which powers the growth of ​​disruptive startups by delivering​ ​tailored outsourcing solutions.  We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S6E8: Avoiding the "entrepreneur's curse",with CEO Janus Nielsen (AnyTech365)
September 21, 2021 • 33 MIN
“Offering the best financial package in the area caused more problems than I expected!" Janus Nielsen (CEO of AnyTech365, Europe's 27th fastest growing company and #2 in Spain) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S6E7: Scaling a can-do culture, with CEO Rob van den Heuvel (Sendcloud)
September 14, 2021 • 28 MIN
"We thought culture was fluffy but ended up realising it's crucial." Today Rob van den Heuvel, CEO of Sendcloud, joins Richard Medcalf to discuss how he navigated almost 70% annual growth over several years to become Europe’s #1 e-commerce shipping platform. We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S6E6: Growing and scaling to build a 'double unicorn', with CEO Zoisa North-Bond (Octopus Energy Business)
September 7, 2021 • 28 MIN
“We don't have HR because we believe that managers should manage people." Zoisa North-Bond (CEO of Octopus Energy Business & Generation) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level. Octopus Energy is the 23rd fastest-growing company in Europe, according to this year's Financial Times listing.
S6E5: Entering 10 new markets in 30 months, with CEO Modestas Sudnius (Mogo Finance, now Eleving)
August 31, 2021 • 36 MIN
"I'd rather lose money in trial-and-error than lose money in bureaucracy" Modestas Sudnius (CEO of Eleving Group) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level. Eleving Group - formerly Mogo Finance is an international FinTech company. Modestas started as a country manager 8 years ago and gradually moved up to the Group CEO role while growing the company to 14 markets and EUR 100M yearly revenue.
S6E4: Rapidly scaling in a crowded market, with CEO Konrad Weiske (Spyrosoft)
August 24, 2021 • 39 MIN
"We decided not to be innovative" Konrad Weiske (CEO of Spyrosoft) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S6E3: Scaling an anti-fragile business, with CEO Jonathan Satchell (Learning Technologies Group)
August 17, 2021 • 38 MIN
"My younger leaders are now injecting their own ambition into the whole story; everyone is pushing forward and it inspires you to think bigger and more on." Jonathan Satchell (CEO of Learning Technologies Group) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S6E2: Making structural changes to scale the business, with CEO Matthijs Welle (Mews Systems)
August 10, 2021 • 36 MIN
"Once we shifted our corporate HQ, suddenly all the doors opened to us." Matthijs Welle (CEO of Mews Systems) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We're continuing our season on "Secrets of Scaling", where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S6E1: Introducing "Secrets of Scaling"
August 3, 2021 • 2 MIN
We're introducing our new season on "Secrets of Scaling". CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and explore what it will take to reach the next level. In this short episode Richard gives a quick preview of what's to come.
S4E17: Maximising your contribution in a corporate context, with CEO Helene Barnekow (Microsoft Sweden)
July 27, 2021 • 38 MIN
“Teams don't exist by themselves - they only exist if you invest and build them" Helene Barnekow (CEO of Microsoft Sweden) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E16: Building a market leader, with CEO Peter Sweetbaum
July 20, 2021 • 30 MIN
“We bought great businesses, and took our time to integrate them" Peter Sweetbaum (CEO of Content + Cloud) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S5E6: From Ideas to Impact: How to collaborate on a piece of communication without playing red pen ping-pong
July 13, 2021 • 29 MIN
"If you want a powerful story, you have to take risks and have a point of view and yet it is tempting to play safe and not rock the boat." We continue season 5 - "From Ideas to Impact" - where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better. Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team of seven structured thinking experts who serve professionals of all kinds who need to communicate with greater impact. Her clients range from smart Australian boutiques to Fortune 500 companies.   Today we talk about how to work well together when preparing a piece of communication, internally or to investors or customers.
S5E5: From Ideas to Impact: How to get the information you need to prepare powerful communications
July 6, 2021 • 22 MIN
“A Camelot Question just before you leave the room can be incredibly insightful for you" We continue season 5 - "From Ideas to Impact" - where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better. Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team of seven structured thinking experts who serve professionals of all kinds who need to communicate with greater impact. Her clients range from smart Australian boutiques to Fortune 500 companies.   Today we talk about how to get the information you need to deliver communications that are relevant to your stakeholders and their actual needs and expectations.
S5E4: From Ideas to Impact: Thinking top down to boost your impact when communicating
June 29, 2021 • 25 MIN
"Iterate early to allow your thinking to evolve. Start with a rough skeleton to shape your broad thinking. Don’t be afraid to get it wrong." We continue season 5 - "From Ideas to Impact" - where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better. Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team of seven structured thinking experts who serve professionals of all kinds who need to communicate with greater impact. Her clients range from smart Australian boutiques to Fortune 500 companies.   Today we talk about how you can bob up and down through your thinking hierarchy to deliver powerful, impactful communication that is solid both at the big picture level and with the detail.
S5E3: From Ideas to Impact: Delivering communication is actually easy
June 22, 2021 • 21 MIN
"Don't allow yourself to write prose, an email or slides before you can articulate your message in a single sentence." We continue season 5 - "From Ideas to Impact" - where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better.   Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team of seven structured thinking experts who serve professionals of all kinds who need to communicate with greater impact. Her clients range from smart Australian boutiques to Fortune 500 companies. Today we talk about why you should spend more time on the substance than the style of your communication.
S5E2: From Ideas to Impact: How to communicate insight vs information
June 15, 2021 • 22 MIN
"Synthesis requires us to work quite hard – to push beyond our basic human instinct to conserve calories" We continue season 5 - "From Ideas to Impact" - where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better. Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team of seven structured thinking experts who serve professionals of all kinds who need to communicate with greater impact. Her clients range from smart Australian boutiques to Fortune 500 companies.   Today we talk about the difference between ‘data’ and ‘insight’, which is key to clarifying what a powerful message looks like.
S5E1: From Ideas to Impact: Common traps when communicating
June 8, 2021 • 22 MIN
"Don't offer a nervous parade of knowledge" In season 5 - "From Ideas to Impact" - Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better. Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team of seven structured thinking experts who serve professionals of all kinds who need to communicate with greater impact. Her clients range from smart Australian boutiques to Fortune 500 companies.
S4E15: Keeping focus when opportunities multiply, with Ali Fenn
June 1, 2021 • 35 MIN
"I had a great career, but I wondered: to what end?" Ali Fenn (President of ITRenew) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E14: The messy reality of management, with CEO Ali Parsa
May 25, 2021 • 41 MIN
"Entrepreneurs don't lose, they learn" Ali Parsa (CEO of Babylon Health) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level. Ali is a serial healthcare entrepreneur and engineer. He’s the founder and CEO of Babylon, the revolutionary artificial intelligence and digital health company. Babylon’s mission is to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on Earth.
S4E13: Differentiating with a platform & ecosystem, with CEO Stephanie Hospital
May 18, 2021 • 34 MIN
“You need to be optimistic, positive or resilient. Because you take a lot of no and at some point, there's a yes and it's the start. So resilience is key." Stephanie Hospital (CEO of OneRagtime) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E12: "Internal rebranding" to shift culture, with Dan Fiehn
May 11, 2021 • 32 MIN
"I'm a quite simple technologist. Those passion, inquisitive, empowering, they're the tenants that I kind of live by." Dan Fiehn (Global COO of Markerstudy) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae",  where highly impactful CEOs - and in this case, a leading COO - share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E11: Building a $1B business, with Mark Makepeace
May 4, 2021 • 40 MIN
"If you don't have a goal where people say 'how the heck do we do that?' it's not big enough" Mark Makepeace (CEO of Wilshire) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We're continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E10: Hard challenges and meaningful stories, with CEO Bob Bailkoski
April 27, 2021 • 34 MIN
"If it's not difficult, then I think you're not pushing yourself. You're not learning in reality." Bob Bailkoski (CEO of Logicalis Group) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E9: 'Disruptive creativity' despite remote working, with CEO James Bain
April 20, 2021 • 36 MIN
"I don't believe in innovation" James Bain (CEO of electronic payments specialist Worldline UK&I) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E8: Extreme ownership and tough love, with CEO CP Gurnani
April 13, 2021 • 32 MIN
"We never rise further than the level of our thinking" In this episode, CEO CP Gurnani talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf to continue our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level. CP Gurnani is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra. In a career spanning 35+ years, CP has held several leading positions with HP, Perot Systems and HCL Corporation. CP was awarded the 'Best CEO of the year' three years in a row by Business Today.
S4E7: How to multiply new behaviours across the business, with Hugo Fry
April 6, 2021 • 28 MIN
“Get proof if you want people to go all-in." Hugo Fry (MD and Country Chair of Sanofi UK & Ireland) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E6: The power and pitfalls of strong relationships, with CEO Abhishek Rungta
March 30, 2021 • 26 MIN
"Real marketing is not about ads, but about getting deeper into a customer's psyche" Abhishek Rungta (Founder & CEO of Indus Net Technologies, a premium digital strategy consulting and offshore outsourcing company providing services to Digital Agencies, Enterprises and Governments) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E5: Being a benevolent and strategic leader, with CEO Thomas Jamet
March 23, 2021 • 33 MIN
"You won't be the biggest - so be the smartest" Thomas Jamet (CEO of IPG Mediabrands France, the fastest growing media agency group in France) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E4: Building solid business foundations, with CEO Billy d'Arcy
March 16, 2021 • 30 MIN
“Asking for help is a great strength" Billy d'Arcy (Chief Executive of BAI Communications UK) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E3: Structuring for scale, with CEO J Schwan
March 9, 2021 • 37 MIN
"A leader is 1 part cheerleader, 1 part coach, 1 part referee..." J Schwan (CEO of Kin + Carta) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E2: The power of a personal leadership framework, with CEO Keri Gilder
March 2, 2021 • 37 MIN
“I've always had a strong core belief in making connections. I believe that these connections are literally one of the most basic needs of human existence." Keri Gilder (CEO of Colt Technology) talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf.  We are continuing our season on "CEO Success Formulae", where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S4E1: Introducing season 4: CEO Success Formulae
February 23, 2021 • 6 MIN
Today Xquadrant Founder Richard Medcalf introduces our new podcast season. Season 4 is entitled "CEO Success Formulae". Highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date - and explore what it will take to reach the next level.
S3E10: Building a High Value-Creating Leadership Team
February 16, 2021 • 17 MIN
Today we’re wrapping up Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf recaps the main areas we've focused on in the season, and talks about how you can practically make some shifts in how your executive team creates value.
S3E9: "Our leadership team spends too much time on operational topics"
February 9, 2021 • 25 MIN
"You need to deal with the whirlwind of operations, but you also need to come out of the storm and work on the structural issues. When you do that, everything changes." As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you make sure you spend more time on the strategic topics you know really need to be addressed and not so much time on operational topics? Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss senior leadership teams getting stuck in operations. We also discuss the 'identity and purpose conversation' - and how to use it to avoid operational topics from swamping your team agenda.
S3E8: “Nothing happens after our leadership team off-sites”
February 2, 2021 • 29 MIN
"Events inspire, processes transform. So work on the process surrounding your offsite much more than the retreat itself!" As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you feel when after a leadership retreat you come up with a bunch of incredible ways to up-level your business, but a few months later, all those ideas have died a quiet death, and business is much the same as before? Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss what we can do to implement all the good stuff from our off-sites and the practical ways to maintain awareness and focus, and to eliminate lower-value activities.
S3E7: "Our leadership team meetings are ‘meh’"
January 26, 2021 • 23 MIN
"Less is more, and making a breakthrough on one major issue is more valuable than minor updates, discussions and rubber-stamping a whole bunch of smaller issues." As a CEO or other senior leader, what do you do when your leadership team meetings aren't the strategic decision-making powerhouses that you'd like and when they're frankly a bit "meh"? What's the #1 issue your team really needs to breakthrough right now? Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss what makes leadership team meetings flat and uninspiring. We also discuss the communication tactics and what to do if I'm a CEO and my executive team meetings need a boost.
S3E6: “20% of people dominate 80% of airtime in my team meetings"
January 19, 2021 • 25 MIN
"As a leader, it's your job to create an environment where every voice around the table is heard and every perspective is valued." As a CEO or other senior leader, how balanced are the discussions in your team meetings? Are they productive and inspiring or long-winded and unbalanced? Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss how to deal with and improve the quality of your leadership team discussions permanently so they become richer, more effective and balanced.
S3E5: “We’re not having the bold conversations in our leadership team”
January 12, 2021 • 23 MIN
"There are plenty of teams who get on well, have a decent know/like/trust factor, are quite happy arguing over various business decisions, but who don’t address the big issues together." As a CEO or other senior leader, what do you think about the quality of conversations in your leadership team? Are they bold and honest, or are there important issues that are not being surfaced? Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss how to create the right forums and set things up to make it easy to hold people accountable and deal with toxic behaviours. We also discuss the one big metric that will determine the level of quality discussion your team truly has.
S3E4: “Everyone’s focused on their functional silos”
January 5, 2021 • 14 MIN
"If there are silos in your leadership team, these will spread across the entire organisation." As a CEO or other senior leader, what do you do when everyone in your leadership team is focused on their functional silos? What are the specific negative impacts of silo-thinking? Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss what it looks like when your leadership team are functionally focused, the specific negative impacts of silo-thinking, and ways to shift your executive team into a more collaborative and organisation-first approach.
Bonus: Manifesto for an exponential new year
December 29, 2020 • 6 MIN
We're taking a break from the regular episodes for the holiday season. Here's a short reflection by Richard on how you can make the year ahead exponentially more impactful.
Bonus: Christmas leadership reflections
December 22, 2020 • 3 MIN
We're taking a break from the regular episodes for the holiday season. This is just a very short informal episode. Richard gives his thoughts on 3 key words to reflect on this Christmas and prepare yourself for a meaningful New Year.
S3E3: “There’s not enough ownership in my team”
December 15, 2020 • 22 MIN
S3E3 - There’s not enough ownership in my team "It’s better to be 60% right with 100% ownership than to be 100% right with 60% ownership." As a CEO or other senior leader, do you think your team is not taking ownership of problems? Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss what causes high achievers to fail to take ownership of problems. We also discuss specific strategies for CEOs who want to increase ownership in their team.
S3E2: What's holding your executive team back?
December 8, 2020 • 27 MIN
S3E2 - What's holding your executive team back? “No organisation can be healthier than its number 1 team." As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you know what’s holding your executive team back? And holding it back from what? Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss how to build an objective view of what’s holding your team back from greater impact. We also discuss the different tools you can use to help you understand your team.
S3E1: Is your executive team under-performing? How would you know?
December 1, 2020 • 26 MIN
“There’a difference between a group of highly valuable people and a high value-creating team." As a CEO or other senior leader how do you know if your executive team is under-performing? If they are, how do you get them to become a high performing team? Today we’re starting Season 3 of the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast: High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf is joined by Davina Stanley, CEO of the Clarity First Program, and we look at what you can do to transform your leadership team from a group of high performing people to a high value-creating team.
S2E9: Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times - Michel Emelianoff
November 24, 2020 • 29 MIN
“The challenge is how do we get back to operating as close as possible to normality while not being normal at all." In this episode of Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Michel Emelianoff, Chief Executive of Visiomed, a telemedicine solutions for healthcare professionals, talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Michel has been developing and transforming technology businesses for the last 27 years, and has broad experience in BtoB, software/hardware and services.
S2E8: Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times - Bhavesh Vaghela
November 17, 2020 • 35 MIN
“I'm a big fan of trying and failing, keep on going, keep on trying." In this episode of our series Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Bhavesh Vaghela, Chief Executive of Singula Decisions, Specialists in Subscriber Intelligence who help subscription based businesses find and execute their perfect growth strategy, talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Bhavesh is a passionate b2b marketeer. He has over 20 years experience in the IT, software and data analytics industries and has held a number of senior roles in different companies, supporting many through to acquisition by tech-giants.
S2E7: Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times - Alun Baker
November 11, 2020 • 38 MIN
“The key thing for me is, everything is personal. It's never not personal. Understand that an individual has different motivations, different stressors in their life." In this episode of Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Alun Baker, Chief Executive of Clario Tech, a consumer-focused cybersecurity company, talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Alun is a visionary and growth-driving CEO and Chairman. He's passionate about rapidly growing or restructuring B2C and B2B technology-based companies and preparing them for M&A, fund raising and exit. He also has extensive Non-Exec Director experience, with four companies he's chaired making the Sunday Times Fast-track growth list.
S2E6: Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times - Christophe Collet
November 3, 2020 • 35 MIN
“There will be an after, you need to adapt your message, you need to communicate and be ready for the after.” - Christophe Collet In this episode of Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Christophe Collet, Chief Executive of S4M, a high-growth AI-powered drive-to-store platform, talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Christophe Collet is a results-oriented French entrepreneur, with a proven track record of creating successful start-ups: Followcom (Acquired by SBW-Paris in 2008) - Adenyo to Motricity (Acquired by Motricity in 2011) and S4M (2011).
S2E5: Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times - Fred Trinel
October 27, 2020 • 31 MIN
“How do you remain resilient during the crisis and at the same time prepare for the rebound?” - Fred Trinel In this episode of our series Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Fred Trinel, co-Chief Executive and co-founder of Ecovadis talks with Xquadrant's Founder, Richard Medcalf. Ecovadis is the most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools, and has just raised $200M of financing to further accelerate its growth. Fred Trinel is an international Entrepreneur. He started his first business 35 years ago and is the founder of four companies, all active today. His businesses operate in Asia, Eastern Europe and the UK, in the fields of Global Trade, Software, and Human Resources.
S2E4: Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times - Simon hill
October 20, 2020 • 35 MIN
“The ability to engage with your teams in an asynchronous fashion in a world that doesn't need us to just be there immediately at that point in time, has actually become extremely valuable and powerful” - Simon Hill In this episode of our series Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Simon Hill, founder and Chief Executive of Wazoku, an innovative platform, which focuses on releasing ideas and innovation, talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Simon is an innovation leader and expert, as well as a software founder and tech evangelist. He is an expert contributor for The Future Shapers on topics including Innovation Software, Innovation Archetypes, Innovation Ecosystems and more. Simon is also an author, blogger & speaker.
S2E3: LLFCT - Brooks Borcherding (CEO Cloudreach)
October 13, 2020 • 37 MIN
“How do you balance professional and personal life as well as the mental fatigue and strain that come with a crisis?" - Brooks Borcherding In this second episode of our series 'Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times', Brooks Borcherding, Chief Executive of Cloudreach, the leading multi-cloud services provider, talks with Xquadrant's Founder, Richard Medcalf. Brooks is a tech savvy, results oriented senior executive with extensive go-to-market experience and a distinguished record building, operating and leading high growth technology companies. He is a highly regarded “cloud” industry entrepreneur credited with two extremely successful transactions including the sale of NaviSite to Time Warner Cable and Datto to Vista Equity Partners.
S2E2: LLFCT - Ben Page (CEO Ipsos Mori UK)
October 6, 2020 • 35 MIN
“There’s a huge amount of uncertainty, people want to know that somebody has a plan and you’ve got to show-up at this point” - Ben Page In this first interview in our second season - Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times - Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos Mori UK and Ireland, a leading market research agency, talks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Ben is a frequent writer and speaker on trends, leadership and performance management. He is also visiting Professor at Kings College London, a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Market Research Society.
S2E1: Introducing Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times
September 29, 2020 • 5 MIN
Richard introduces the second season of the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast - Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times.
S1E6: Mastering transformation to create true change in your business
September 22, 2020 • 48 MIN
“Everything can shift in a second when you get a new insight, but then you need behaviours to drive that and actually do something with it” How do you create a systematic framework that everyone in the company can use to create the habits that they need for themselves and the teams? As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you create sustained behaviour change within your team and organisation? In this episode we’re continuing our series on the 5 Impact Multipliers for high-achieving leaders. You’ll discover multiplier #5 and how to master transformation and build new habits and behaviours.
S1E5: Addressing friction & drama to improve collaboration
September 17, 2020 • 53 MIN
“When you get teams and individuals working in a healthy way together then you release all that energy and momentum for strategy” Ideally your organisation is a multiplier on your ambitions and goals. But sometimes it feels like our organisation creates more drama, friction and stress instead of a virtuous collaboration cycle. How, as CEO or other senior leader, can you systematically address the limitation of collaboration? In this episode we’re continuing our series on the 5 Impact Multipliers for high-achieving leaders. You’ll discover multiplier #4 and how to build a healthy organisation with collaborative behaviours.
S1E4: Accelerating learning to shift mindsets within your business
September 11, 2020 • 41 MIN
“Celebrate the learning that comes form failure" We live in a fast changing world, in 2020 more than ever. As a CEO or other senior leader, the key is adaptation and it’s all about learning. Are you learning faster than your market? Faster than your competitors? In this episode we’re continuing our series on the 5 Impact Multipliers for high-achieving leaders. You’ll discover multiplier #3: how to spread learning throughout your business and create a common way of understanding in order to make strategic changes, launch new initiatives, focus resources and adapt.
S1E3: Releasing commitment and ownership in your team
September 4, 2020 • 48 MIN
“Releasing commitment is a game changer. It separates good businesses from great businesses’ As a CEO or other senior leader how do you release energy and commitment from the people around you? Sometimes it feels like the harder you push the less commitment you get. How do you adjust your leadership to create ownership in your team? In this episode we’re continuing our series on the 5 Impact Multipliers for high-achieving leaders. You’ll discover multiplier #2 and hear about how to release commitment, multiply energy and ownership in your organisation.
S1E2: Eliminating noise to bring strategic focus to your business
August 25, 2020 • 50 MIN
As a CEO or other senior leader you're inevitably very busy. But what has your attention? How do you multiply focus and attention in your organisation both for yourself and your team? How do you strategise your focus? In this episode we’re continuing our series on the 5 Impact Multipliers for high-achieving leaders. You’ll discover multiplier #1, "eliminating noise" and how to create space for you to have powerful insights and really get strategic.
S1E1: The 5 Impact Multipliers: how high achievers scale their success without overwhelm
August 25, 2020 • 24 MIN
“Slow down to speed-up” As a CEO or other senior leader, how can you create exponentially more impact than you’ve achieved so far? It can be easy to continue with the success formula that’s worked for you so far, so how and why do you then move on to your next level? In this episode you’ll discover the 5 most powerful leadership levers for impact for those who are already moving fast and making a difference, and yet want more results and more impact.
S0E0: Welcome to the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast!
August 25, 2020 • 18 MIN
“You can’t change gear when you’ve got your foot jammed on the accelerator" In the first episode of the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, Richard Medcalf (founder of Xquadrant) and co-host Stephanie Frackowiak break down the DNA of the show. You’ll understand what it’s all about, what you can expect from each episode, and a little bit of background on us.