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 12 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

Making Time for Strategy

In Season 12 of the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, Davina Stanley speaks with Xquadrant's founder, Richard Medcalf, about his new book, Making Time For Strategy. We explore how even top leaders get stuck in the weeds, look at why conventional approaches to time management don't work in today's connected age, and discuss the four essential pillars that every leader must implement if they are to become more strategic and effective.

November 22, 2022

In this season, Davina Stanley speaks with Xquadrant’s founder, Richard Medcalf, about his new book, Making Time For Strategy. Today we explore why Richard wrote the book, understand how even top leaders struggle with overwork and tunnel vision, and look at why conventional approaches to time management don’t work in today’s connected age.In this conversation,

November 29, 2022

In this season, Davina Stanley speaks with Xquadrant’s founder, Richard Medcalf, about his new book, Making Time For Strategy. Today we figure out what your most strategic issues are, and highlight the hidden trap that keeps most leaders stuck in the weeds.In this conversation, you’ll learn:Why you can’t free yourself up from operations, and what

December 6, 2022

In this season, Davina Stanley speaks with Xquadrant’s founder, Richard Medcalf, about his new book, Making Time For Strategy. Today we dive into the Tactical Challenge, the very first issue to address if you are to elevate your attention as a leader.In this conversation, you’ll learn:The three tactical elements to put in place, if you

Season 11 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

The CEO Rolodex

In Season 11 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, we plunge into "The CEO Rolodex". Xquadrant's Founder, Richard Medcalf, will be speaking to key business thought leaders about what it means for them to multiply their impact, and what insights their work is currently generating for CEOs and other ambitious execs.

November 8, 2022

In this brief episode Richard introduces season 11 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, The CEO Rolodex. Richard will be speaking to key business thought leaders about what it means for them to multiply their impact, and what insights their own work is currently generating for CEOs and other ambitious execs.Resources/sources mentioned:The Impact Multiplier CEO

November 15, 2022

In this episode, Richard speaks with author and speaker David Allen, who is the world’s leading expert on personal and organisational productivity. Time Magazine called his flagship book, Getting Things Done, “the definitive business self-help book of the decade.” Fast Company Magazine called David “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of

Season 10 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

Secrets of Scaling 2

In this introduction to Season 10 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf talks about Secrets of Scaling 2, our second season looking at the insights from some of the world's fastest-growing businesses, as documented by the Financial Times in their FT1000 listing.

October 18, 2022

In this brief episode, Richard introduces season 10 of the podcast: Secrets of Scaling 2. This is the second year we’ve spoken with leaders of the world’s fastest growing businesses, as documented by the Financial Times. It’s going to be another insightful journey, so get ready…Resources/sources mentioned:The Impact Multiplier CEO PodcastFind out about Richard’s new

October 18, 2022

We’re continuing this season looking at the insights from some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses. In this episode Richard speaks with Matthew Scullion, who founded data transformation firm Matillion in 2011, and has grown it to unicorn status, hitting #251 in the FT1000 list of Europe’s fastest growing companies. Along the way, Matthew also won

October 25, 2022

We’re continuing this season looking at the insights from some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses. In this episode Richard speaks with Erik Martinson, who founded solar panel firm Svea Solar in 2013, and has grown it to a 9-figure, 1000-employee business hitting #164 in the FT1000 list of Europe’s fastest growing companies.In this conversation, you’ll

November 1, 2022

We’re continuing our new season looking at the insights from some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses. In this episode, Xquadrant’s founder Richard Medcalf speaks with Chris Lee, the founder and CEO of Solgen Power. Founded in 2017, Solgen was recently recognised by Financial Times as the 6th fastest growing privately held company in the USA,

Season 9 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

Mission-Driven CEOs

In Season 9 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, we dive into “Mission-Driven CEOs”. Xquadrant's Founder, Richard Medcalf, speaks with top Chief Execs about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials - in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy - and how they put that into practice on a daily basis.

June 14, 2022

In this brief episode, Richard introduces Season 9 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, “Mission-Driven CEOs”. In this season, top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials – in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy – and how they put that into practice on

June 21, 2022

Ben Dorks (CEO of Ideagen Plc, an AIM-listed leader in the £31.2 billion regulatory, compliance and risk software market) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Ben was appointed CEO in 2018 having previously served as Chief Customer Officer for Ideagen.We’re kicking off our season “Mission-Driven CEOs”. Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want

June 28, 2022

Graeme Strachan (CEO of ViTL Solutions, a Denver-based management consulting firm) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season on “Mission-Driven CEOs”. Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials – in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy – and how they put

July 5, 2022

Ben Crawford (CEO of CentralNic, a leading domain name and Internet services business) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season on “Mission-Driven CEOs”. Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials – in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy – and how

July 12, 2022

Equal Experts engages 3,000 consultants across 5 continents and helps create leading digital products and services for corporates, scaleups and the public sector. In this episode their Founder & CEO, Thomas de Cad’oro Granier, speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season “Mission Driven CEOs”. Top CEOs discuss what drives them and we explore

July 19, 2022

Nigel Verdon (CEO, Railsbank, a leading embedded finance experience platform) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season “Mission-Driven CEOs”. Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials – in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy – and how they put that into

July 26, 2022

Richard Rankin (CEO of H&H Group, a diversified group delivering services mainly to rural communities) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season “Mission-Driven CEOs”. Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials – in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy – and

September 6, 2022

Today Joshua Lachs speaks with Richard Medcalf. Joshua is CEO of Moneythink, a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to help students understand their financial options and the impact of their choices so they can have the best chance for college and career success.We’re continuing our season “Mission-Driven CEOs”. Top Chief Execs talk about the impact

September 13, 2022

In this episode Richard Medcalf speaks with Adrian Weiler, who was CEO for over 35 years at Inform, an international software business focused on AI-based decision-making. We’re continuing our season “Mission-Driven CEOs”, where top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond just the financials – in terms of the company mission and

October 11, 2022

In this episode Richard talks with Frank Millar. Frank is CEO of CPI, a technology innovation centre that acts as a catalyst bringing together academia, businesses, government and investors to translate bright ideas and research into the marketplace.We’re continuing our season “Mission-Driven CEOs”. Top Chief Execs talk about the impact they want to make beyond

Season 8 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

The CEO Learning Curve

In Season 8 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, Richard Medcalf, Xquadrant Founder, talks about The CEO Learning Curve with the interesting and inspiring CEOs to reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead. In this short episode Richard introduces the season and explains what’s to come.

January 18, 2022

Welcome to Season 8 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast. This season is entitled “The CEO Learning Curve”, where interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead. In today’s brief episode Richard explains the rationale behind

January 25, 2022

Thomas Zanzinger (CEO of inriver, a fast-growing Product Information Management software firm) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead. In

February 1, 2022

In this episode Julian Dixon (CEO of Napier) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Julian founded Napier in 2015 and has grown it to 200 employees around the world. Napier is a leading-edge Fintech/Regtech business with the mission to dramatically reduce money-laundering and related criminal activities. We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”.

February 8, 2022

Alex Shevchenko (CEO of Guavus, a big data analytics firm specialising in real-time telecoms network optimisation) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role, and

February 15, 2022

Michel Robert (CEO of Epsilon Telecommunications) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Michel had an extensive career in tech and telecoms, with positions at Dimension Data and Claranet before becoming CEO of Epsilon Telecommunications, a global connectivity provider that is simplifying how businesses connect applications and data in the cloud and around the world through

March 1, 2022

Christopher Traggio (CEO of VOO, a Belgian cable operator) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Christopher has led organisations in 7 countries through challenging turn-arounds and for the past 17 months has been CEO and leading the transformation at the regional Belgian cable operator, VOO, with over 1300 employees and €500M revenues. We are continuing

March 8, 2022

Miguel Giribet Giral (CEO, Cash Converters España) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Miguel was formerly VP at Stubhub and Chief Commercial Officer at the high-growth e-commerce business Privalia, before joining Cash Converters España as CEO in 2020. We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got

March 15, 2022

Gurjodhpal Singh (CEO, Tide India) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Tide is the #1 SME-focused challenger bank in the UK and India is both a development centre and the business’s #2 commercial market, representing 10% of the worldwide opportunity. Gurjodhpal joined in 2021 and is overseeing a 3-4X growth plan over just a couple

March 22, 2022

John Maynard (CEO of Adarma Security, a fast-growing cybersecurity solutions provider) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead. In this

March 29, 2022

Thomas Crary (CEO of Pond5, the world’s largest content marketplace for video content, with over 100K creators) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role,

April 12, 2022

Silke Zschweigert (CEO of Jonckers, a leading translation solutions provider) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead. In this conversation,

April 19, 2022

Matthias Berlit (CEO of Inform GmbH, a provider of advanced decision-making solutions to some of the world’s most complex businesses) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters

April 26, 2022

Timo Buetefisch (CEO of Cooltra, the largest provider of sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels in Europe) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.Born in Germany, Timo is a former consultant and MBA student at IESE who has been based in Barcelona for 20 years. His entrepreneurial nature always made him want to start his own

May 3, 2022

Cahê Kuczera Toporowicz (EVP, Amaris Consulting) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Cahê started as an Intern and now runs the entire 900+ person Asia region of this 6000-strong technical consulting business We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve

May 10, 2022

Jason Wojahn (CEO of Thirdera, a global services provider that uses ServiceNow to help enterprises move their workflows to the cloud) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Thirdera has gone from zero to a 600+ person business in just one year!Prior to this role, Jason was President and Chief Operating Officer at Lemongrass, as well

May 17, 2022

Kelly Schmitt (CEO of Benevity, a certified B Corporation and the global leader in corporate purpose software) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role, and

May 24, 2022

HG Insights provides Technology intelligence for any company in the world. In this episode, Elizabeth Cholawsky (CEO) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role, and

May 31, 2022

Stephen Foreshew-Cain (CEO, Scott Logic, a leading IT services company) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead. In this conversation, you’ll

June 7, 2022

Rory McKeand (CEO of TSG, one of the UK’s leading IT companies providing local IT services) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what

August 2, 2022

Enrique Sacau (CEO of Kneip, a leader in fund data management and reporting solutions for the asset management industry) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season “The CEO Learning Curve”. Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they’ve learned over the first few quarters in the

Season 7 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

Questions to Multiply Your Impact

In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.

October 26, 2021

It’s not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a

November 2, 2021

It’s not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new

November 9, 2021

It’s not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a

November 16, 2021

It’s not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new

November 23, 2021

We’re continuing our season on powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility. In this conversation, you’ll learn:Why the “new normal” is a myth (and what there is instead)Why minimalism, optimisation, and

November 30, 2021

It’s not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new

December 7, 2021

It’s not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on. Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new

December 14, 2021

It’s not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on.   Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a

December 20, 2021

Happy Christmas! In this semi-festive edition of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore three powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on to set themselves up for a fantastic New Year. Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into

January 4, 2022

It’s not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on.   Engage with them fully, and they’ll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a

Season 6 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

Secrets of Scaling

In Season 6 of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, we explore "secrets of scaling". CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) speak with Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) about what's propelled their growth, what's held them back - and what it will take to reach the next level.

August 3, 2021

We’re introducing our new season on “Secrets of Scaling”. CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what’s propelled their growth, what’s held them back – and explore what it will take to reach the next level. In this short episode

August 10, 2021

Matthijs Welle (CEO of Mews Systems) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re introducing our new season on “Secrets of Scaling”. CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what’s propelled their growth, what’s held them back – and explore what it

August 17, 2021

Jonathan Satchell (CEO of Learning Technologies Group) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season on “Secrets of Scaling”, where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what’s propelled their growth, what’s held them back – and explore

August 24, 2021

Konrad Weiske (CEO of Spyrosoft) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season on “Secrets of Scaling”, where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what’s propelled their growth, what’s held them back – and explore what it

August 31, 2021

Modestas Sudnius (CEO of Eleving Group) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season on “Secrets of Scaling”, where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what’s propelled their growth, what’s held them back – and explore what

September 7, 2021

Zoisa North-Bond (CEO of Octopus Energy Business & Generation) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season on “Secrets of Scaling”, where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what’s propelled their growth, what’s held them back –

September 14, 2021

Today Rob van den Heuvel, CEO of Sendcloud, joins Richard Medcalf to discuss how he navigated almost 70% annual growth over several years to become Europe’s #1 e-commerce shipping platform.We’re continuing our season on “Secrets of Scaling”, where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the

September 21, 2021

Janus Nielsen (CEO of AnyTech365, Europe’s 27th fastest growing company and #2 in Spain) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re continuing our season on “Secrets of Scaling”, where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by the Financial Times top 1000 rankings) share what’s propelled their growth,

September 28, 2021

Ian Jackson talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.  Ian is the CEO and Co-Founder of Enshored, America’s 106th fastest growing company, which powers the growth of disruptive startups by delivering tailored outsourcing solutions. We’re continuing our season on “Secrets of Scaling”, where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as

October 5, 2021

Rohit Arora talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Rohit is the CEO of Biz2Credit, America’s 412th fastest growing company, which develops industry-leading digital platform solutions for banks and other financial institutions. We’re continuing our season on “Secrets of Scaling”, where the CEOs from some of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the USA (as measured by

October 12, 2021

André Prado, CEO of the 342nd fastest-growing business in the Americas, BBM Logística, speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. André has led the business to 500% growth in 4 years, an incredible achievement for a bricks-and-mortar logistics business making 15M deliveries and shipping 12M tonnes of material each year.We’re continuing our season on “Secrets of

Season 5 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

From Ideas to Impact

In Season 5 of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better. Davina is CEO of the Clarity First Program and she helps leaders of all levels communicate complex ideas.

June 8, 2021

In season 5 – “From Ideas to Impact” – Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better.Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team of seven

June 15, 2021

We continue season 5 – “From Ideas to Impact” – where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better.Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team

June 22, 2021

We continue season 5 – “From Ideas to Impact” – where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better.Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team

June 29, 2021

We continue season 5 – “From Ideas to Impact” – where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better.Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team

July 6, 2021

We continue season 5 – “From Ideas to Impact” – where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better.Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team

July 13, 2021

We continue season 5 – “From Ideas to Impact” – where Richard Medcalf (Founder of Xquadrant) speaks with Davina Stanley of the Clarity First Program, to explore specific strategies that will help us communicate complex ideas better.Davina Stanley helps leaders communicate complex ideas. Having started her communication career at McKinsey, she now leads a team

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

April 13, 2021

In this episode, CEO CP Gurnani talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf to continue 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.CP Gurnani is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra.

April 20, 2021

James Bain (CEO of electronic payments specialist Worldline UK&I) 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:2 strategies that James used to

April 27, 2021

Bob Bailkoski (CEO of Logicalis Group) 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 a non-technology background can be turned to an

May 4, 2021

Mark Makepeace (CEO of Wilshire) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We’re 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 Mark helped build FTSE Russell from 9 people to a

May 11, 2021

Dan Fiehn (Global COO of Markerstudy) talks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf.We are continuing our season on “CEO Success Formulae”, where highly impactful CEOs – and in this case, a leading COO – share what’s driven their success to date – and explore what it will take to reach the next level.In this conversation, you’ll

May 18, 2021

Stephanie Hospital (CEO of OneRagtime) 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 Stephanie made the leap from big corporate to “ground

May 25, 2021

Ali Parsa (CEO of Babylon Health) 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.Ali is a serial healthcare entrepreneur and engineer. He’s the founder and CEO

June 1, 2021

Ali Fenn (President of ITRenew) 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 taking a sabbatical helped Ali find the perfect intersection

July 20, 2021

Peter Sweetbaum (CEO of Content + Cloud) 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:The “what do I do now moment” of

July 27, 2021

Helene Barnekow (CEO of Microsoft Sweden) 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:The differentiating factors that took Helene from marketing manager

October 19, 2021

Alex Cheatle, CEO of Ten Lifestyle Group, speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder, Richard Medcalf. Ten Lifestyle Group provides “Intelligent Support” concierge services to high net worth and affluent individuals around the world, with close to 1000 employees in 24 global offices.We are continuing our season on “CEO Success Formulae”, where highly impactful CEOs share what’s driven

January 11, 2022

Lori Jones (CEO of Avocet Communications) speaks to Xquadrant’s Founder, Richard Medcalf. We’re 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:Why marketing is often the ‘forgotten lever’ on

February 22, 2022

Olivier Anton (CEO of Sunshine-Me, a new platform helping enterprises provide employees with tools and services to simplify their personal life) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. In this conversation, you’ll discover:Why hiring 60 young employees in 6 months changes Olivier’s perspective on management foreverWhy employers should support employees in their personal, not just professional,

April 5, 2022

Evan Sohn (CEO of Recruiter.com, which is disrupting the $120 billion recruiting and staffing industry) speaks with Xquadrant’s Founder Richard Medcalf. Recruiter.com combines an AI and Video hiring platform with the world’s largest network of over 27,500 small and independent recruiters, to help businesses of all sizes recruit talent faster. We are continuing our season

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