• Grey Matter Podcast Series

    Corporate Leadership 4.0

  • Down the Rabbit Hole (DtRH Available autumn 2021)
    The science of leadership mindsets

    Exploring how the human sciences influence leadership capacity and capability, which ultimately determines who 'survives' and who does not.


    The human bio-psycho-neuro-socio-cultural 'DNA' of leadership.


    Since the 1960s nearly 80,000 books (and counting) have been written about leadership. The problem with understanding leadership is its highly subjective and contextual nature. There are as many different views on leadership as there are leaders, therefore, everyone has a different answer.

    There is a practical, 'hands on' approach to leadership, which are theory, models and methodology. This podcast however takes you down another route, ‘the rabbit hole’, exploring the vast human scientific domains that impact how leaders think, adapt, develop, respond, perform and survive (or not).

    Down the Rabbit Hole (DtRH) takes an innovative approach that shapes and throws new light on the subject, often approached and answered by conventional or traditional perspectives. DtRH uses the scientific framework of Leadership Mindsets to deliver unusual depth of insight. Leadership Mindsets is interdisciplinary, integrating themes that cut across and connect between different disciplines and their relationship to the real world of leadership.

    Each episode is as ‘Q&A’ with a leader or subject expert who analyses how their specific domain relates to leadership thinking, behaviour, capacity and capability.

    Sociology | Behaviour | Biological Evolution | Human Geography | Genetics | Neuroscience Psychology | Cognitive Behaviour | Evolutionary Anthropology | Adult Development
    Linguistics | Cultural Evolution

    EPISODES (Available autumn 2021)

    Produced by John Grisby/
    Professor of Practice

  • Leaders' View (Public)
    Thinking Business 4.0

    Leader’s view is for ‘second tier’ leaders. ‘Second-tier’ refers to leaders who go beyond conventional and traditional perspectives and thinking, to embrace business and industry 4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution.

    The fourth industrial revolution is characterised by complexity, change and problems, and these are the three specific areas where Grey Matter helps prepare/shift leadership mindset to be effective, more specifically,

    1. Making Strategic Complexity Clear.
    2. Leading/Managing through Change.
    3. Building Problem Solving Capacity/Capability.

    Leader’s View takes an innovative approach that shapes and throws new light on subjects, often answered by conventional and traditional perspectives. We use the scientific framework of Leadership Mindsets and the principles of change and problem solving to deliver unusual depth of insight on issues that are reshaping the global leadership, such as performance, management, race, directing, problem solving, change, finance, strategy and socio-cultural.


    Moreover our insight is practice based and actionable, that shows you how to approach and solve complexity, change and problems.

    Leader’s View (Public) is a 'taster' of 'Leader's View Premium 4.0' - educational digital media for leadership. 'Premium 4.0' is an exclusively designed and tailored transformational learning experience for one to one or small teams in a specific role, organisation and industry organisation. For more information about the vertical sectors we are working in please visit Leader's View Premium 4.0 in 'alExecDev'.


    Produced by John Grisby/
    Professor of Practice