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Sarah Walker-Smith | Leading Now and Preparing for the Future
Episode 8914th July 2022 • The Ben Morton Leadership Podcast • Ben Morton
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Sarah Walker-Smith is the CEO of Ampa, the Chief Exec of Shakespeare Martineau, a Governor at Nottingham Trent University and holds a number of other key roles. She is also my first ever returning guest having first appeared on the show in December 2020 for episode 16. I said back then that I’d love to get Sarah back on the show, and I’m delighted that we’ve managed to make it happen.

This isn’t just a rerun of episode 16 though, it’s an incredibly rich episode in so many ways. We spent a lot of time talking about how to lead effectively in the current business climate and how we can prepare ourselves, and our teams, to respond to whatever un-planned and unforeseen events hit us next.

We spoke about really taking care of our teams to get the best from them in a hybrid working environment, and what it takes to become a Times Top 100 employer.

We then got into some super-tactical discussions around letting go of tasks that we should no longer be doing ourselves, and how to get the most from working with an Executive Assistant.

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Episode 16 – Sarah’s first appearance on the show. 

Episode 75: Rowe Hoffer | Leadership lessons from a world-class Executive Assistant. 

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If you enjoyed this episode:

I recommend episode 75 with Rowe Hoffer, the Executive Assistant to Mitchell Bake – the Chief Executive Officer at Mozilla. She talks about unlocking the full potential and power of the senior executive and EA relationship. You can find the episode here: