Newton Talks is a refreshingly different interview show that meets the people behind the ideas inspiring us here at newton.
In the first episode of series two, Patrice Gordon talks to Newton Founder Andy Hawes about why Reverse Mentoring must be scary to work!
About Patrice Gordon
Patrice is an Executive Coach and Personal Development advocate specializing in Inclusive Leadership, Reverse Mentoring and Women’s Development Programs. Driven by a passion for helping people realise their potential, Patrice’s efforts focus on building an inclusive environment for all.
Patrice Gordon is a reverse mentoring guru, whose efforts to build an inclusive environment at Virgin Atlantic have been recognised by her boss Richard Branson, and internationally by the TED Talk leadership community.
In this episode, Newton co-founder Andy Hawes sits down with Patrice to talk about what it takes to excel at reverse mentoring.
How can Andy, who found the process both illuminating and challenging, ensure that reverse mentoring is truly successful? What does ‘good’ really look like? Should the experience, as Andy asks, be scary to actually work? And, ultimately, does the success of reverse mentoring lie in how vulnerable leaders really allow themselves to be?
Doug Gurr chats to Newton Partner Toby Ashong about igniting a data-led mindset within a heritage organisation.
About Doug Gurr
Former boss of Amazon UK, Doug Gurr has now turned his hand to leading the Natural History Museum into the digital age. With the aim of increasing the exhibitions audience through access via the virtual world, Doug hopes to bring some algorithmic magic to the famous Victorian institution.
Doug Gurr is Director at The National History Museum, previously Country Manager at Amazon UK and President at Amazon China. Not only that, he is also a former Scottish international triathlete, 12 times Ironman and keen ski mountaineer with over 20 first ascents.
In this episode, Newton’s Toby Ashong chats with Doug about his impressive personal and professional achievements and why the secret to successful digital transformation is not technology, but people.
The two discuss the importance of leadership in galvanising people behind a shared vision, the role of storytelling amid company-wide change, the taxonomy of decision-making as well as three key lessons Doug has learned from a lifetime of deploying digital and data technology effectively.
Derek Gaunt and Newton Business Manager Katie Quarmby talk why thinking like a hostage negotiator can help you have better conversations.
About Derek Gaunt
Derek Gaunt is a negotiations coach for the Black Swan Group and author of Ego, Authority, Failure©. Having turned his skills to hostage negotiation in 1997, Derek now instructs businesses on how to apply hostage negotiation practices to the working world, increasing performance by changing the way organisations think about communicating one person to another.
Derek Gaunt is a lecturer, author and trainer with over 20 years’ experience in law enforcement as a leader and commander of hostage negotiation teams in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. As a member of the Black Swan Group, he now works as a trainer and personal coach, instructing businesses on how to apply hostage negotiation practices and principles in their work.
In this episode, Newton’s Katie Quamby talks with Derek to explore how effective negotiation is less about conversational hardball but in fact requires empathy, listening, and understanding.
Together they discuss some of the negotiation tactics that can help you have better, more valuable, conversations as a leader; and how techniques such as accusations audits and the five stages of listening can foster more candid conversations. Plus, why leading with curiosity can drive true resolution in the face of a challenging conversation.
In this debut episode of Newton Talks, Matthew sits down with Brad Jennings, Newton’s “Change Guru”, to dig even deeper into cognitive diversity, the subject of his book, Rebel Ideas.
In this debut episode of Newton Talks, Matthew sits down with Brad Jennings, Newton’s “Change Guru”, to dig even deeper into cognitive diversity, the subject of his book, Rebel Ideas. He argues that once we start to see conflict and disagreement as a contribution to the dynamism of a team, the sooner we can break free from group echo chambers and aid the benefits of cognitive diversity in solving complex problems.
Possibly one of the world’s most famous mindset experts, Matthew brings insights from psychology, anthropology and data science, as he reveals his pick of the world’s best meeting hacks, explains how to work out if your office is an echo chamber and uncovers the best-kept secrets of the world's most successful teams.
In this episode, Kim explains how to introduce radical candour as a navigational framework into your organisation.
About Kim Scott
Kim Scott is the author of ‘Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair’ and Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want By Saying What you Mean’. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics and Twitter plus a faculty member at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google.
In this episode, Kim explains how to introduce radical candour as a navigational framework into your organisation; how to create a shared vocabulary so that people are comfortable differentiating between radical candour and obnoxious aggression; the struggles around being radically candid when working remotely; and how radical candour can help you and your team bring your whole selves to work.
In this episode of Newton Talks, Sara speaks to Newton’s Camilla Wigmore about how companies can do more than make pledges to address gender equity
About Sara Sanford
Sara Sanford’s TED talk “Designing gender bias out of the workplace” has been watched over 2 million times. Sara’s groundbreaking research at GEN (Gender Equity Now) has identified over 200 cultural levers within an organisation that can foster or counter the impact of gender in the workplace.
In this episode of Newton Talks, Sara speaks to Newton’s Camilla Wigmore about how companies can do more than make pledges to address gender equity, and use data to drive meaningful action to tackle gender bias, why over-representation is the real problem we should be talking about, and in turn create positive commercial impact.