The Wholegrain Leadership Podcast looks at leadership from a holistic — wholegrain — perspective. Hence the title. Are you a current or aspiring leader? Do you want more than just a quick fix? Do you want to improve your skills continuously and broaden your horizon? Then this podcast is for you!
Dr. Matthias Catón interviews guests with exciting, new perspectives on leadership issues. Solo episodes cover particular topics. No matter the guest or the subject, the aim is always to inspire you and give you practical insights that you can apply immediately.
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Kai-Jürgen Lietz has written a book about storytelling called “Storytellity”. He explains the power of telling stories. Although it goes back to the stone age, you can easily apply it to modern-day (business) contexts. Read more
Matthias explains what leaders should read and listen to for insights and perspective. Contrary to popular belief, leadership is less about talking and more about listening. Matthias tells you what he reads and consumes and how you can get out of your bubble to get the crucial perspective that will make you an effective leader.…
Becoming a thought leader is essential to transitioning into senior leadership roles. It’s not enough to be an expert. You also have to be able to communicate your ideas to a broad audience. Read more
How do you generate or refine a business model? In this episode, Matthias introduces the Business Model Generation canvas developed by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur. Read more
Defining and executing strategy is one of the most important tasks of a leader. In this episode, Matthias Catón explains what strategy is, what it isn’t, and how it differs from other concepts such as operational excellence. Read more
Well-being is on everybody’s mind. Who doesn’t want to be well, healthy and happy, after all? In this episode, Matthias talks to a real expert in this field, Dr. Anat Itay-Sarig. Read more
As a leader, you will have a message you want to communicate to your customers, staff, and the general public. Your message is important to you, so people should remember it. For that, it needs to be “sticky”. To persuade people, you should follow the six basic principles Matthias explains in this episode. Read more
We negotiate things big and small constantly, often without even noticing it. Despite this, many feel uneasy when facing an important negotiation. Often, we’re also not good at it. Read more
Giving and receiving feedback is one of the essential capabilities of a leader. In this episode, Matthias Catón explains straightforward rules when giving and receiving feedback. Read more