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How to Outperform

What Britain's Best Brands Can Teach the World
Narrated by: Charlene White
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
4 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Journalist Charlene White gains unprecedented access to some of Britain’s oldest and most famous companies and institutions to find out what makes them successful. In each episode we will meet the people behind this success; senior management and staff, past and present, this series gets under the skin of these world famous organisations.

We learn how they have each employed distinct cultures, systems and techniques in order to stand the test of time. We also hear about the companies’ biggest failures throughout their history and what they learnt.

With the help of Paul Anderson-Walsh, Director of The Centre for Inclusive Leadership; and research by Professor Alex Hill, Kingston University & Director of the Centre for High Performance; each episode identifies how these business lessons can be applied directly to your own life; how to improve your productivity, stay motivated and get ahead.

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  • 23-08-2019

Sad apple promotion

What did I learn from this audio book? Well, Absolutely nothing. What a shameful promotion.

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not for me

wasn't what i expected, really did not like this however was presented very well. it was well researched.

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Very interesting

'How to Outperform' takes us into 6 different institutions where excellence, intelligence and the drive to be better are apparent. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and the many speakers throughout; ranging from cutthroat olympic rowing teams to actors, doctors and scientist. Each had a lesson to be learned and I will be applying these methods to my own life.

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Good read

Ep1, Ep2 & Ep4 are great, Ep6 is a political, more a climate change advertisement and no real take away about organisation performance, what make them different and does not seem to connect to the common man / woman.

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  • Pad de Braye
  • 26-04-2019

Vital lessons for all who care about performance

Valuable lessons - beautifully stitched together. A wonderful mix of contributions and perspectives from those involved in performance improvement from a range of fields.

As a coach myself I gleaned countless valuable insights related to helping people improve their game in all fields of life.

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  • Nick
  • 03-06-2019

Great series with heartening motives

This series takes you from dominating in rowing to tackling cancer. With compelling accounts on how to succeed as a team, handling life changing challenges and pushing yourself. If you are looking for a short and sweet series, to provide some much needed inspiration, look no further.

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  • I need a cuppa
  • 23-11-2019

Thought provoking

I listened to all of them and liked the way the author has weaved the stories together. The coach - Paul - is utterly brilliant. So insightful. My favourite episodes are: Eton College (it's a different world); listening to actress Juliet Stevenson in the RADA episode talking about the late Alan Rickman and Michael Palin in the Royal Geographical Society episode. If you want a masterclass on teamwork listen to the The British Rowing episode . I have picked up some wisdom in some form from every episode. Well done!

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  • robert
  • 07-08-2019

Fantastic

Great listen, very insightful and articulated, I gained a lot of information and ideas from this pod cast. More like this pls

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  • Knowledgehungry
  • 04-06-2019

amazingly stimulating

stories provide many varied perspectives on life with conclusions tightly tied together through evaluations by 2 experts. it is cohesive, multifaceted and extremely informative. I'll be listening to this series again and again!

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  • Claire Venetsanakou
  • 28-11-2019

Excellent!!

I really loved it!! All the episodes are energising your mind and your critical thinking. Took great insights and learnings

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-11-2019

A great podcast

This podcast series was a fascinating insight into how some unique British Institutions are run, how they have developed over the decades and succeed. Their people centred attitudes to management. Excellent listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-09-2019

great series

incredible insights in to the british organisations with clear take away messages. somethings we can all try in here

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2019

Nice

great listen, informative and inspiring, people sharing personal experience on what is import to outperform

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  • Ann C.
  • 21-06-2019

Engaging and enlightening

Wasn't' sure what to expect as I thought the subjects could end up being rather dry.However pleasantly surprised how interesting each individual chapter was .Narrator was easy to listen to which was an added bonus.

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