Pioneers Post presents: The Good Leaders Podcast

What makes a 'good' leader? It’s a broad question with a myriad of possible answers and examples. In our new podcast, produced in partnership with NatWest and Buzzacott, our founding editor Tim West sits down with the best and brightest leaders of social enterprise, impact investing and mission-driven business for a series of candid conversations – expect to be surprised.

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There are lots of ways one might define 'good leadership', and many figures one could select as examples, whether from business, politics, sports or history. At Pioneers Post, we’re interested in a specific kind of leader: some are known as social entrepreneurs or impact investors; some are founders of social enterprises, or B Corps; others are corporate social innovators, or mission-focused business leaders. Whatever they call themselves, we're looking for those leaders who are both trying to make a difference and doing business differently, balancing profit and purpose to create ever more impact.

Pioneers Post’s founding editor Tim West has been meeting and interviewing 'good leaders' from across the global impact space for the past 25 years and is fascinated in the journeys they've been on, what drives them, and the highs and lows they've experienced in growing businesses that aim to do 'good' and do well at the same time.

In this new podcast, he seeks to  speaks to good leaders from all around the world to get under the skin of who they are, why they do what they do, how they stay solvent, successful and sane – through good times and bad.

In a series of candid conversations, our guests reveal their successes and failures, ambitions and uncertainties, and some surprises.

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