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Broadly Speaking Podcast

Broadly Speaking is a leadership and management podcast where we go behind the scenes to find out what motivates, frustrates and intrigues the people who lead.

Each episode features an in-depth interview with a founder, chair, innovator, creator or C-suite executive as well as an Ask the Experts section to help you decide about your next career move. If you want to lead or are fascinated by those who do, check out the Broadly Speaking Podcast below, hosted by Margaret E. Ward.

Feargal Quinn: Former Politician and Businessman

Posted on Jul 12, 2017

Feargal Quinn: Former Politician and Businessman

Feargal Quinn: Former Politician and Businessman

Feargal Quinn, founder of the Superquinn supermarket chain, thinks business leadership should be fun.

“The overall approach is make sure that you enjoy the day”, he says, stressing that to achieve this “you have to make sure that the people who work with you enjoy the day and to do that you have to make sure the customers enjoy the day.”

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Ellvena Graham: Chairman of ESB

Posted on Jun 9, 2017

Ellvena Graham: Chairman of ESB

 

Ellvena Graham: Chairman of ESB

Ellvena Graham’s career has taken her from changing oil and spark plugs as a teenager in the family business to head of Ulster Bank and now the first woman to be appointed Chairman of ESB. 

In this episode, Ellvena talks to Margaret E Ward about equality with her brothers in the family business during her teens and how women need to network and use mentors.

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Bobby Kerr: Chairman Insomnia Coffee Company

Posted on Mar 10, 2017

Bobby Kerr: Chairman Insomnia Coffee Company

Bobby Kerr: Chairman Insomnia Coffee Company

Bobby Kerr launched Insomnia Coffee at a time when the only choices in ordering coffee were ‘black or white’.

In this episode, Bobby tells us how he began working as a teenager in the family hotel business and how it informed his approach to customer service, his plans to make Insomnia a global brand and he tells us why he believes the most important attribute that a person can have when building a business is a supportive life partner. He also reveals how sailing and Lemmy from Motorhead help him relax.

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Sandra Mara: Ireland’s first professional female investigator

Posted on Feb 10, 2017

Sandra Mara: Ireland’s first professional female investigator

Sandra Mara: Ireland’s first professional female investigator

After cracking her first case at the age of just nine, Sandra Mara went on to become Ireland’s first professional female private investigator (PI).

In this episode of the Broadly Speaking podcast, Sandra outlines how she overcame death threats and being shot at to debunk the belief that being a PI is ‘no job for a woman’.

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Aine Kerr: Manager Journalism Partnerships with Facebook

Posted on Jan 13, 2017

Aine Kerr: Manager Journalism Partnerships with Facebook

Aine Kerr: Manager Journalism Partnerships with Facebook

In this intimate and insightful conversation Aine, the former Managing Editor of Storyful talks to Margaret E.

In this episode, Aine Kerr, the new Manager of Journalism Partnerships with Facebook has advice on coping with a bad day at the office.

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