The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

A podcast for CEOs - and those who think like CEOs

As a CEO, you’ve demonstrated our ability to solve complex problems and achieve extraordinary results. You have skills, resources and experience.

But you know you have the potential for even greater impact and a more satisfying legacy. What will it take to multiply your positive impact - in the business, for our people, and in the world at large?

Join Richard Medcalf, Founder of Xquadrant, together with high-impact CEOs from some of the world’s most exciting firms - for a perspective-shifting conversation at the intersection of strategy, leadership and purpose.

Hosted by Richard Medcalf, Founder, Xquadrant

The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

A podcast for CEOs - and those who think like CEOs

As a CEO, you’ve demonstrated our ability to solve complex problems and achieve extraordinary results. You have skills, resources and experience.

But you know you have the potential for even greater impact and a more satisfying legacy. What will it take to multiply your positive impact - in the business, for our people, and in the world at large?

Join Richard Medcalf, Founder of Xquadrant, together with co-host Stephanie Frackowiak and high-impact CEOs from some of the world’s most exciting firms - for a perspective-shifting conversation at the intersection of strategy, leadership and purpose.

Hosted by

Richard Medcalf

Founder, Xquadrant

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Season 4 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

CEO Success Formulae

In Series 4 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, we dive into “CEO Success Formulae”. Xquadrant's Founder, Richard Medcalf, speaks with highly impactful CEOs to discover what’s driven their success to date and explore what it will take for them to reach the next level.

February 23, 2021

Today Xquadrant Founder Richard Medcalf introduces our new podcast season. Season 4 is entitled “CEO Success Formulae”. Highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date – and explore what it will take to reach the next level.Resources & sources mentioned: The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast Subscribe to The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast Listen

March 2, 2021

Keri Gilder (CEO of Colt Technology) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season on “CEO Success Formulae”, where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date – and explore what it will take to reach the next level.In this conversation, you’ll learn:How Keri has used “connection thinking” to consistently catapult

March 9, 2021

J Schwan (CEO of Kin + Carta) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season on “CEO Success Formulae”, where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date – and explore what it will take to reach the next level.In this conversation, you’ll discover the story of how J built a

March 16, 2021

Billy d’Arcy (Chief Executive of BAI Communications UK) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season on “CEO Success Formulae”, where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date – and explore what it will take to reach the next level.In this conversation, you’ll learn:How to make healthy corporate culture your

March 23, 2021

Thomas Jamet (CEO of IPG Mediabrands France, the fastest growing media agency group in France) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season on “CEO Success Formulae”, where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date – and explore what it will take to reach the next level.In this conversation, you’ll

March 30, 2021

Abhishek Rungta (Founder & CEO of Indus Net Technologies, a premium digital strategy consulting and offshore outsourcing company providing services to Digital Agencies, Enterprises and Governments) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season on “CEO Success Formulae”, where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date – and explore what

April 6, 2021

Hugo Fry (MD and Country Chair of Sanofi UK & Ireland) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season on “CEO Success Formulae”, where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven their success to date – and explore what it will take to reach the next level.In this conversation, you’ll learn:How Hugo repeatedly identified

Season 3 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

High Value-Creating Leadership Teams

In Season 3 of the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, we examine High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.  Richard Medcalf is joined by Davina Stanley, CEO of the Clarity First Program, and we look at what you can do to transform your leadership team from a group of high performing people to a high value-creating team.

December 1, 2020

As a CEO or other senior leader how do you know if your executive team is under-performing? If they are, how do you get them to become a high performing team?Today we’re starting Season 3 of the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast: High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf is joined by Davina Stanley, CEO of the

December 8, 2020

As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you know what’s holding your executive team back? And holding it back from what?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss how to build an objective view of what’s holding your team back from greater impact. We also

December 15, 2020

As a CEO or other senior leader, do you think your team is not taking ownership of problems?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss what causes high achievers to fail to take ownership of problems. We also discuss specific strategies for CEOs who want to increase

January 5, 2021

As a CEO or other senior leader, what do you do when everyone in your leadership team is focused on their functional silos? What are the specific negative impacts of silo-thinking?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss what it looks like when your leadership team are

January 13, 2021

As a CEO or other senior leader, what do you think about the quality of conversations in your leadership team? Are they bold and honest, or are there important issues that are not being surfaced?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss how to create the right

January 19, 2021

As a CEO or other senior leader, how balanced are the discussions in your team meetings? Are they productive and inspiring or long-winded and unbalanced?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss how to deal with and improve the quality of your leadership team discussions permanently so

January 26, 2021

As a CEO or other senior leader, what do you do when your leadership team meetings aren’t the strategic decision-making powerhouses that you’d like and when they’re frankly a bit “meh”? What’s the #1 issue your team really needs to breakthrough right now?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and

February 2, 2021

As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you feel when after a leadership retreat you come up with a bunch of incredible ways to up-level your business, but a few months later, all those ideas have died a quiet death, and business is much the same as before?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused

February 9, 2021

As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you make sure you spend more time on the strategic topics you know really need to be addressed and not so much time on operational topics?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss senior leadership teams getting stuck

February 16, 2021

Today we’re wrapping up Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf recaps the main areas we’ve focused on in the season, and talks about how you can practically make some shifts in how your executive team creates value.You’ll learn:All the key themes we’ve covered in season 3Two key steps to move forward and turn

Season 2 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times

In the second season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf interviews some very different CEOs to understand their leadership playbook for times of difficulty and challenge.

Recorded in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, listen into get a fascinating insight into the minds and hearts of these top executives and consider how you can play at your very best when the chips are down.

June 17, 2020

S2E2: A conversation with top CEO Ben PageIn this first episode of our second series Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos Mori UK and Ireland, a leading market research agency, talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Ben is a frequent writer and speaker on trends, leadership and performance management. He is

June 11, 2020

S2E3: A conversation with top CEO Brooks BorcherdingIn this third episode of our series Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Brooks Borcherding, Chief Executive of Cloudreach, the leading multi-cloud services provider, talks with Xquadrant’s Founder, Richard Medcalf. Brooks is a tech savvy, results oriented senior executive with extensive go-to-market experience and a distinguished record building, operating and

October 20, 2020

S2E4: A conversation with top CEO Simon HillIn this episode of our series Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Simon Hill, founder and Chief Executive of Wazoku, an innovative platform, which focuses on releasing ideas and innovation, talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Simon is an innovation leader and expert, as well as a software founder and

June 26, 2020

S2E5: A conversation with top CEO Fred TrinelIn this episode of our series Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Fred Trinel, co-Chief Executive and co-founder of Ecovadis talks with Xquadrant’s Founder, Richard Medcalf. Ecovadis is the most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools, and has just raised $200M of financing

June 18, 2020

S2E6: A conversation with top CEO Christophe ColletIn this episode of Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Christophe Collet, Chief Executive of S4M, a high-growth AI-powered drive-to-store platform, talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Christophe Collet is a results-oriented French entrepreneur, with a proven track record of creating successful start-ups: Followcom (Acquired by SBW-Paris in 2008) –

July 2, 2020

S2E7: A conversation with top CEO Alun BakerIn this episode of Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Alun Baker, Chief Executive of Clario Tech, a consumer-focused cybersecurity company, talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Alun is a visionary and growth-driving CEO and Chairman. He’s passionate about rapidly growing or restructuring B2C and B2B technology-based companies and preparing

November 17, 2020

S2E8: A conversation with top CEO Bhavesh VaghelaIn this episode of our series Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Bhavesh Vaghela, Chief Executive of Singula Decisions, specialists in subscriber intelligence, talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Bhavesh is a passionate b2b marketeer. He has over 20 years experience in the IT, software and data analytics industries and

November 24, 2020

S2E9: A conversation with top CEO Michel EmelianoffIn this episode of Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times, Michel Emelianoff, Chief Executive of Visiomed, a telemedicine solutions for healthcare professionals, talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.  Michel has been developing and transforming technology businesses for the last 27 years, and has broad experience in BtoB, software/hardware and services.

Season 1 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

The 5 Impact Multipliers

In Season 1 of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and Stephanie Frackowiak discuss how high achieving CEOs (and people who think like CEOs) scale their success without adding to the overload that's common to so many leaders.  We explore five essential "impact multipliers" that, together, release the brakes and accelerate an organisation's success - but that are often overlooked in favour of operational tasks and short-term activities.

August 30, 2020

Discover how the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast can help you play a bigger gameIn the first episode of the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, Richard Medcalf (founder of Xquadrant) and co-host Stephanie Frackowiak break down the DNA of the show. You’ll understand what it’s all about, what you can expect from each episode, and a little bit

August 31, 2020

How do you create exponentially more impact than you’ve achieved so far?As a CEO or other senior leader, how can you create exponentially more impact than you’ve achieved so far? It can be easy to continue with the success formula that’s worked for you so far, so how and why do you then move on

August 31, 2020

How do you multiply focus and attention in your organisation both for yourself and your team?As a CEO or other senior leader you’re inevitably very busy. But what has your attention? How do you strategise your focus? In this episode we’re continuing our series on the 5 Impact Multipliers for high-achieving leaders. You’ll discover multiplier #1,

September 4, 2020

How do you release ownership from the people around you?As a CEO or other senior leader how do you release energy and commitment from the people around you? Sometimes it feels like the harder you push the less commitment you get. How do you adjust your leadership to create ownership in your team?   In this

September 11, 2020

How do you accelerate learning to learn faster than your market?We live in a fast changing world, in 2020 more than ever. As a CEO or other senior leader, the key is adaptation and it’s all about learning. Are you learning faster than your market? Faster than your competitors? In this episode we’re continuing our series

September 17, 2020

How do you systematically address the limitations of collaboration?Ideally your organisation is a multiplier on your ambitions and goals.  But sometimes it feels like our organisation creates more drama, friction and stress instead of a virtuous collaboration cycle. How, as CEOs or other senior leader, can we systematically address the limitation of collaboration? In this episode

September 22, 2020

How do you create sustained behaviour change within your team and organisation? In this episode we’re continuing our series on the 5 Impact Multipliers for high-achieving leaders. You’ll discover multiplier #5 and how to master transformation and build new habits and behaviours.You’ll learn:How focusing on critical leadership behaviours to create sustained behaviour change can have huge

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