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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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Resources mentioned in this episode:


Ben’s Website: https://bit.ly/BenMortonLeadership


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

https://player.captivate.fm/episode/8bd42303-950b-4a09-95bd-5a6da9c4f3ef 


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

https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ee419b1b-661a-4091-8da7-19a00bf4d887 


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Find Sarah on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-walker-smith-4708a5b/

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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: https://www.ben-morton.com/rowe-hoffer-advice-from-a-world-class-executive-assistant/