Best of The Authority: Richard Gerver on Change

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In this episode, I spoke with internationally renowned speaker Richard Gerver, a multi-time bestselling author and acclaimed thinker on human leadership and human transformation. His career began as a classroom teacher and he eventually worked with an extraordinary range of people, from elite athletes to former US President Barack Obama.

And if you enjoy this episode, I have more good news: Richard is launching a new podcast series, The Learning Bridge, here on the Be Podcast Network! 
Our conversation on The Authority is built around Richard's book Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead It. We talk about the following and more:
  • How the pandemic necessitated change and changed Gen-Z’s perspective on the inevitability of change. 
  • “We are living in the first age where we no longer determine the rate of change.”
  • How Richard navigated the change from teacher to three-time UK Business Speaker of the Year. 
  • Overcoming the fear of change caused by “imagined consequences.”
  • What the innovation of “Total Football” shows us about embracing change. 
  • Is loving and embracing change necessary for leading it?
  • Overcoming artificial complexity and self-constructed barriers. 
  • CQ — the Curiosity Quotient. 
Find Change, Simple Thinking, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today, and all of Richard’s other books and work at     

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About today’s guest
Richard Gerver is a sought-after speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. His career began in education, first as a teacher and then as a school principal, when he turned the fortunes of a failing school and its pupils around in just two years.

Since the success of his first book, focusing on his experience in frontline education, Richard has devoted himself to advancing society’s thinking on learning, change, and how best to realise our full potential. He has since written several books on leadership and innovation, including the bestsellers Change and Simple Thinking

Now regarded as one of the world's leading thinkers on human leadership and organisational transformation, Richard has worked with an extraordinary range of people, from elite athletes to former US President Barack Obama. Named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times, Richard has been invited to speak on the world’s most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and the BBC.

Follow Richard on Twitter @richardgerver and on LinkedIn

About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or LinkedIn

Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver
Speaker & author, President of @uksla , LinkedIn Instructor; passionate about #HumanPotential, #leadership, #change, #education & the search for #simple
Best of The Authority: Richard Gerver on Change