PART 6: “He said, she said” arguments, an interfering chair, and colleagues like a “bag of ferrets” – long-time mentor Liam Black has seen it all. So do the work to know who you are as a leader, and how you want to exercise your authority – or expect trouble.
PART 5: “This should be one of the highlights of my career... but I'm hating it.” Liam Black recalls what it took to walk away from a top job with Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant – and explains why finding the right “platform” for your purpose is vital.
PART 4: If you want to change the world through your business, at some point you'll need the courage to jump into the unknown – even when there are “bloody good reasons not to do so”. Imposter syndrome should not be one of those reasons.
PART 3: The world is full of “charlatans, greenwashers and Instagram lifestylers” keen for social change – as long as they themselves don't have to change. If you think you can solve the world’s problems, be brutally honest about your ‘why’.
PART 1: She’d gone to bed at 10pm but been woken by her three-year-old puking during the early hours. Today, she must deliver for her tech-based social enterprise at a big meeting with investors. So how will it go for this purpose-led CEO?
Over his long and diverse career, Liam Black has run a number of purpose-led businesses – both his own and other people's. He speaks to Tim West about the question at the core of our podcast series: what does it mean to be a good leader?
WISE Ways to Lead: How can you use your professional experience and networks to make a difference to refugees? Top tips and resources from social enterprises Breadwinners and The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network.
From inclusive film screenings to baking for kids with special needs, the businesses Social Ark incubates are all created by young people with lived experience of their area of work. Founder Lisa Stepanovic tells us why that matters.