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Courageous Leadership

Courageous Leadership

By DIANA OSAGIE
You are leader?
Then you are in the courageous business! Leadership demands so much and at the heart of this is COURAGE.
Join Diana as she explores the courage (and other emotions) that effective leaders use everyday.

Weekly podcasts
- Courageous leadership, musings and funny stories
-The Courageous Couch, in- depth interviews with guests sharing leadership challenges
- Top tips- weekly leadership support
- Mistakes, Mishaps and Triumphs. Everyday leadership heroes sharing the honest stuff!

15 minutes
Chat, laughter and few tears!
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Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Michelle Gyimah
Michelle describes herself as 'Pay gaps and pay transparency strategist'. This was a fascinating episode!
28:05
April 11, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Toni Mclelland
I love this woman! She describes herself as straight talking business mentor, with a smile- and a sprinkling of 'Toni fairy dust'. 
17:32
April 04, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Steve Beckles-Ebusua
Known as 'the speaker with the orange tie' Steve was fabulous.  A motivational encourager for young people in schools and colleges all over the world, you will love this one. 
36:45
March 28, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Dr Shirley Woods- Gallagher
Fascinating guest! Shirley is a wonderful expert in her field. You will be able to hear the light bulb go off in my head during this one!
21:00
March 21, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Miriam Manderson
A fellow secondary head teacher - Miriam describes herself as full of moral purpose and mission-focussed.  She is a great laugh too!
24:24
March 14, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Mary Myatt
The national treasure that is Mary Myatt, shares the times she got it wrong! Pull up a chair. 
20:31
March 07, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Krystyna Lennon
You have got to listen to this- not my normal genre of guest.  Krystyna helps professionals permanently DELETE overthinking, negative self talk and upgrade the self image. She is named WORLD'S BEST HYPNOTIST by CBS! (We did our coaching qualification together !)
25:28
February 28, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Adele Bates
The author of the fabulous book 'Miss I don't give a shi*t', Adele was a brilliant guest Her mistakes are really good!
31:26
February 21, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Graham Smith
Graham knew me when I was a 'baby leader' back in the early 2000s. I truly love this guy. He is also a complete guru on all things EAL!
25:57
February 14, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Julia Skinner
Julia describes herself as  - Supporting leaders & governors in schools & other places by offering a safe space, a Listening Ear & Blue Sky. What's not to like?
15:59
February 07, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Dr Eno Amasi- Maycock
An associate professor at the University of Coventry, this leader was soooo interesting! Sit back and enjoy. 
18:24
January 31, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Ashanti Bentil -Dhue
Training and Coaching Peoples Managers to become transformational and inclusive leaders, Ashanti was a fabulous guest!
29:14
January 24, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Alastair Falk
What others say about him I must stress that Alastair’s erudition is not delivered in a sombre academic fashion. Alastair has a wonderful sense of humour and his quick wittedness has often reduced an entire audience to fits of laughter You have been warned !
28:26
January 17, 2022
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs Dr Victoria Carr
Simply fabulous woman. I learnt and laughed (as usual) 
25:21
December 06, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs Dr Nira Chamberlain
Dr Nira Chamberlain PhD HonDSc, has two mathematical doctorates and is listed by the Power List 2020 Top 100 Most Influential Black Person in the UK and Top 100 Most Influential BAME Leaders in the UK Tech by Inclusive Board. In 2018, Nira was the Winner of the Big Math Off title - World's Most Interesting Mathematician. We had a blast on this episode!
17:51
November 29, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs Professor Dame Alison Peacock
The CEO of The Chartered College of Teaching and a brilliant guest.  Sharing some howlers on the couch with me!
12:16
November 22, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs Dr Jeffery Quaye
Officially - Experienced education leader with an enormous passion for improving the life chances of young people. Dr Jeffery Quaye is currently the National Director of Education and Standards at Aspirations Academies Trust. He was formerly a regional Chief Executive Officer and Director of Standards and Effectiveness.  On this episode- a funny guy with a great story  Listen, learn and laugh with us. 
21:06
November 15, 2021
Courageous Couch : Joseph Williams CEO of Included.AI - Building high performing teams, inclusively.
Sometimes someone special comes into your professional life, and they become a friend.  Meet my very good, talented and wise friend as he shares nuggets of wisdom on the Courageous Couch 
20:25
November 08, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Vivienne Porritt
Her twitter profile says 'I want to live in a world where normal doesn't exist and we value each, unique person.  Will you help me to achieve this?' Vivienne is a giant of the education landscape, listen, learn and laugh with us 
14:09
November 01, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Sharon Clews
This gives you a flavour of the interesting woman that Sharon is.  "I work with people to identify what makes them thrive; to listen and understand what it is that they want from and for themselves. In the process of creating great leaders, we create great followers". Wonderful!
26:06
October 18, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Lisa Cherry
You can 'hear' me learning and being coached on this episode. Lisa is that good!
16:41
October 11, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Jo Watson
Her LinkedIn bio says -  Writer hired by people who want personality in their project |  Doing for copy and content what Keith Floyd did for god-awful TV cookery shows in the 80s |  Book editor & someday author |  Mummy to a small Me  She is also the editor of my book Courageous Leadership- so you can blame her.  We laughed quite a bit on this one!
19:16
October 04, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Emma Turner
A wonderfully humorous conversation sharing the MMT of a great colleague,  Emma is the author of Be More Toddler: A leadership education from our little learners, available on Amazon!
25:18
September 20, 2021
A quick word from Diana x
Let me quickly say this!
01:49
June 28, 2021
The Courageous Couch with Dr Jill Berry, Author of Making the Leap - Moving from Deputy to Head
Courageous Couch episodes are a little longer and go a little deeper. Former head teacher, researcher and now education consultant, Dr Jill Berry has a voice of integrity and depth in the education space and that voice is heard loud and clear on Twitter and on the Courageous Couch. Relax and enjoy x 
26:44
June 21, 2021
The Courageous Couch with Paulette Watson MBA, Winner of Wintrade 2019 Women in Engineering Category
Courageous Couch episodes are a little longer and go a little deeper. Paulette Watson swims in the depths where she is often the only one. A woman skilled and brave in the field of technology, IT and is pioneering that other women and girls follow in her footsteps.  The title of Global Technologist sits well on her shoulders.  Relax, listen and enjoy. 
22:11
June 14, 2021
The Courageous Couch with Kim Scott Author of Radical Candour
Courageous Couch episodes are a little longer and go a little deeper ! Kim Scott, author of Radical Candour & Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair sat with me on the Courageous Couch and shared fascinating truths about her leadership journey.  Pull up a chair and relax with us! 
22:53
June 07, 2021
The Courageous Couch with Professor Maggie Atkinson
Courageous Couch episodes are a little longer and go a little deeper.  Sometimes you meet someone who is profound yet down to earth Who is deeply knowledgeable but completely approachable.  Professor Maggie Atkinson, shares part of her truth with us, and some of it is just jaw dropping. Excuse the poor sound quality in some places, the zoom gremlins had a field day!
32:60
May 28, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Sir David Carter
His is  - Director of System Leadership at Ambition Institute, author of "Leading Academy Trusts-why some fail but most don't" and former National Schools Commissioner He also is a thoroughly nice bloke who had been to the land of numpty like the rest of us!
24:10
May 10, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Jaz Ampaw-Farr
Jaz says - I grew up in extreme poverty, abuse and personal failures, so I thought I would never be loved, successful or happy. Thanks to five everyday heroes (all teachers) who refused to give up on me, I am now a renowned speaker and author with a loving husband and three wonderful children. Diana says -This episode is full of snorts, laughter and giggling. The adventures of Jaz- it should be a film. You have got to listen to this!
26:06
May 03, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Paul Kinkaid
Paul says - I bring 20 years’ experience of leading incredibly high performing teams in some of the most challenging environments imaginable. As an Army Lieutenant Colonel I commanded soldiers and elite units on five of the World’s seven continents and so know how to stay calm when the pressure is on.  I say - tell me about your visits to numpty land!! He did. 
16:02
April 25, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of David Brooks
David is the CEO of Research Machines (RM), but this did not stop me ringing him directly when I was having a particularly trying day as head teacher and demanding that someone from RM 'get down here now'  To his credit, David came himself the next week and so a friendship was born. Take a seat on the Courageous Couch with my mate Dave. 
14:49
April 19, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Evelyn Forde MBE - Head Teacher of the Year
Driven by the belief that all schools can, and must, transform the life chances of their students. Evelyn Forde was voted the TES Head Teacher of the Year 2021 and is a role model for leaders everywhere.  She still made a few trips to numpty land! Listen, learn and laugh. 
23:50
April 18, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Fiona Forbes
Fiona Forbes is renowned as a change agent, leader, writer, collaborator and educator. She has the proven capacity to build, develop and transform education organisations so they thrive through sustained excellence in standards and outcomes. She is also has some howlers in her MMT episode. Pull up a chair, grab some Pringles and have a listen!
16:49
April 04, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Ross McGill
You know him as 'The Teacher Toolkit Fella'! I know him as a leaders willing to share his truth Take a seat on the Courageous Couch and listen to Ross McGill share his visits to numpty land. 
13:41
March 31, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of The Olympian Michelle Robinson
Let's end this season with a BANG ! Michelle is a former International athlete who represented Great Britain at the 1996 Olympic Games, making history in 1994, by becoming the first  woman in the Commonwealth to triple jump over 14m. A brilliant episode to end season 3. 
13:35
March 10, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Lisa Jepson
Ex- head, my ex- deputy and a thoroughly good egg! 24 years service in inner London Schools, she shares with us her visits to leadership numpty land. 
16:27
March 08, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Monwara Ali
Monwara- not heard of her?  The start of her bio- I have always identified with the underdog – people who are underestimated, sometimes completely written off. This has been my story growing up. I was one of the first in my family to go to university and one of the very first Asian females to become a youth worker in London This episode was fascinating! 
21:06
March 01, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Professor Rachel Lofthouse
Fabulous conversation with a witty professor. Join us as Rachel shares her visits to the land of leadership numpty! 
27:17
February 22, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Arv Kaushal
You know when you just click with someone? You are all gonna love this guy!  Funny, experienced leader, not afraid to share the clangers he has dropped along the way. 
17:51
February 15, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Katharine Birbalsingh
Katharine is the head mistress of the one of most successful state school in the nation. She is also a leader not afraid to share her mishaps ! 
12:52
February 08, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Patrick Ottley O' Connor
An accomplished executive head teacher, but he still has made visits to the land of numpty! Listen and enjoy. 
20:26
February 01, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Drew Povey
You know Drew...he is off the telly. He is an influential leadership authority with a unique multi sector viewpoint on creating innovative and sustainable change. He has over twenty years' experience working in elite level sport, education and business.  Lean in and listen to the insights my good friend shares. 
15:29
January 29, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs Rosemary Campbell - Stephens MBE
I am not going to say anything.  Leaders in education stand on the shoulders of giants. Rosemary Campbell - Stephens is a giant and a living legend. Sit down and listen, I am still reverberating from this episode. 
27:36
January 18, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps, & Triumphs of Action Jackson
Jackson Ogunyemi better known as “Action Jackson” is a lover of cheesecake, running and inspiring people. He founded a company dedicated to empowering UK Education called Fixupseminars.co.uk in 2001 whilst studying Mechanical Engineering at Middlesex University, where he developed a passion for public speaking.  This is one of the episodes that will make you laugh, think and reflect. Action Jackson gets deeeeep!
13:41
January 11, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Dr Karen Edge
UCL academic  : Dr Karen Edge is currently a Reader in Educational Leadership at UCL Institute of Education and recently served as Pro-Vice Provost (International) at University College London, UK. Karen has conducted research in over 30 countries and has recently completed a 6-jurisdiction study of teacher motivation and retention.  She is also honest and a great leader to talk to... so dive into this very special episode!
17:13
January 04, 2021
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Bukky Yusuf
You are going to laugh at this one - My mentee Bukky Yusuf shares her leadership mistakes and we laugh all through the episode. Join us. 
17:03
December 28, 2020
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Andy Buck
You may know Andy as the founder of Leadership Matters. Today you get an insight into the leadership mistakes he has made along the way. Sit back and enjoy!
18:01
December 21, 2020
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Hannah Wilson
An honest interview with Hannah Wilson, founder of Diverse Educators, on the ups & downs and bits in-between of her leadership journey. 
11:25
October 02, 2020
So you think you know about leadership styles? Part 2
Insights based on the work of Juliet Erickson, this podcast will give you strategies to help you make the best of your leadership style. The best bit? You get strategies to give to your colleagues, so they know how to deal with your leadership style!
08:35
October 02, 2020
So you think you know about leadership styles? Part 1
Insights based on the work of Juliet Erickson, this podcast will give you strategies to help you make the best of your leadership style.  The best bit? You get strategies to give to your colleagues, so they know how to deal with your leadership style!
10:33
October 02, 2020
Mistakes, Mishaps & Triumphs of Adrian Rollins
Everyday hero Adrian Rollins shares mistakes, mishaps and triumphs from his leadership journey. A former county cricketer and brilliant school leader, sit back and enjoy this insight into everyday leadership.
15:03
October 02, 2020
Leadership has weight, I have the emotional and physical strength to carry it.
I needed help, but I didn’t know it. I was in need of support, advice and friendship, but I kept myself in a solitary place because of emotional pain.  I was carrying increasingly greater leadership weight, but I had no appreciation of the level of physical and emotional health that was needed to carry it successfully.
11:01
October 02, 2020
I will always feel fear, but....
I will always feel fear, but I will limit the influence fear has on my thoughts, actions and speech. An honest exploration of the fear leaders feel which grips your tummy and your heart, making you afraid to open emails and go to that meeting.  I know what that is like!
11:36
October 02, 2020
The Courageous Leadership Podcast Season 1 Trailer
Why ‘Courageous Leadership’ - The Podcast? Because I can reach only a few of you with workshops, keynote speeches and webinars! This is not the ‘theology of courage’. You can google that. I propose to give you: -strategies I have used that work in leadership. -strategies I have used that were terrible (obviously don’t replicate these). -my own tale of leadership in a challenging setting and how I was able to navigate through it without dying or killing someone. You’ll get my heart, my tears, and my triumphs.  Warning.! I speak with honesty and humour, and I really can’t be bothered to make this academically intellectual. If you want the truth about leadership and strategies to overcome the hard times, then stick with me.  Anything else, google it. Diana x
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October 02, 2020
September 7, 2020
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September 07, 2020