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Why Three Is Better Than One
Episode 10310th November 2022 • The Ben Morton Leadership Podcast • Ben Morton
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This week’s episode is somewhat unique in that I’m not joined by not by one, not by two... but  three guests making this our first ever four-way conversation which has tested my skills as a host and those of Fina, my fabulous editor.

Creative agency Free The Birds has three equal managing partners – Nick Vaus, Paul Domenet and Sara Jones.

They believe that acting alone as a CEO can be quite dangerous because there is no one to sense-check your decisions. Instead, they run the agency in partnership with each member contributing their unique expertise and strengths.


Nick’s skills as a creative director leading major retail projects for Waitrose, Sara’s business acumen having worked with P&G and Coty, and Paul’s communications experience with Diageo and Toyota have enabled them to build a different type of agency that is challenging the status quo in more ways than one.


We kept the theme of this episode super-focussed and really unpicked how they lead and manage their agency with this unique structure. We looked at how they make decisions on a practical level, what they think the secret to their success has been and some of the most surprising benefits it has brought them.


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Resources mentioned in this episode:


The FREE 10-4-10 Leadership Programme: https://bit.ly/FREEleadershipmini-course 


Guest Links:


Free The Birds: https://freethebirds.com/people/  

Book | Entangled Life: https://amzn.to/3SRWB4E