The Red Threads of Effective Leadership

About this Podcast: The Red Threads of Effective Leadership with Mark Beazley, Chief Executive at The Kennel Club

To a nation of dog lovers, The Kennel Club is a familiar name.  They are proud to be the UK’s largest organization devoted to dog health, welfare and training, and host of Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show and celebration of man’s best friend.

So naturally, we were thrilled when Mark Beazley, Chief Executive of The Kennel Club, joined us to talk about his work and explore some of the red threads that have run through his development as a leader.

His style is one of openness and complete candour, so listen now to hear what it is to be an authentic leader, how to make more effective decisions using data, and the importance of making mistakes.

"Without that data, you're fumbling around in the dark."

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If you missed our webinar on Leader’s Standard Work you can now watch the recording. PMI Senior Consultant Damion Albinson talks about how this contributes to a culture and system for continuous improvement, covering what Leader’s Standard Work is, why it is important, and establishing the routines.


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Leading Charity Fundraising

In this minisode, we join Mark Beazley, Chief Executive of The Kennel Club, as he talks about the challenges of balancing the needs of funding customers and recipients in the charitable sector.

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Join PMI’s Rich Seddon in the studio with Mark Beazley, CEO at The Kennel Club, as they talk about The Red Threads of Effective Leadership.  You’ll hear them discuss:

  • Balancing the needs of funding customers and recipients of funding
  • Transparency and accountability in the non-profit sector
  • Importance of data-driven decision-making and impact assessment


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