|  Failure to Succeed: A Leader’s View – with Mike Brennan

Failure to Succeed: A Leader’s View – with Mike Brennan

Do you have a job? 

According to Mike’s dad, job stands for ‘just over broke’. Doesn’t sound very inspiring, energising or engaging if you’re someone who wants to live a meaningful, fulfilled life. 

As an entrepreneur, Michael Brennan is anything but that. 

In this honest and self-aware conversation, Mike shares his challenges, what he has learnt, and in his view, what leading a business is all about. 

We cover a range of topics including:

  • Reinventing ourselves to become who we want, learning from past experience
  • Balancing setting up and growing a business with self care (and getting it wrong)
  • The need to amplify voices and to listen
  • Clarity about strengths to maintain energy and mental wellbeing
  • Qualitative vs quantitative data to inform organisational development
  • DEI and fairness and how to integrate different generational expectations within a workforce

⁉️ Do you know how to protect yourself in your position of leading others? (And are you doing that, for your own performance and wellbeing?)

⁉️ Do you feel confident asking questions that really reveal what’s going on under the surface of your company? (And do you know which questions to ask?)

⁉️ Do you feel able to fulfil the role that is required of you by your team? (Do you know what that is?)

I have 20 years experience as a psychologist. Supporting people to be their best selves and to create the right spaces for others to feel good and perform well is what I do.

If you want to understand more about leading with success from someone who has been there, done it and who has heaps of great advice, Mike is your man. 

Check out Stribe and Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter for more resources to help you on your journey.

More about Mike:

‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’

Michael Brennan loves turning ideas and visions into global businesses. 

An experienced CEO, he has raised over +£2m in Angel and VC investment to date and scaled businesses to £500k ARR. His passion is starting businesses and empowering teams to lead these businesses to success.

People > Product > Profit. In that order.

Mike’s life objectives are the 3 B’s:

1. Be happy 

2. Be healthy

3. Build a billion £ company

His awards include Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur of the Year, GP Bullhound Northern Star Winner, Tech Nations Rising Star Winner, North West’s most exciting company 2020, Nominet Trust 100 global social tech for good winner, and shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur Rising Star. 

Mike’s experience includes: 10 years’ experience as SaaS Co-Founder and CEO, developing 2x software products; raising £2 million to date across Angel & VC networks; growing Tootoot Ltd to £450k ARR; recruiting and managing teams; chairing boards; creating and managing 2x advisory boards; appointing high-profile Chairperson’s including Terry Flanagan and Tim Raffle; generating £2 million in sales; average enterprise annual contract value of £42,000; securing UK and International sales across 11 countries; and securing Government contracts and independent evaluation.

Links to contact Mike:

LinkedIn: Mike Brennan

Resources & References

Leadership & Manager Labs (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Watch this episode on YouTube

Trading Places: RESILIENCE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS – Lisa is interviewed by Get Radio – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Transcending Leadership – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Is Fear blocking your leadership? – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

13 Skills to Build Resilience – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Consider yourself a good leader? – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Am I a Good Leader? A Changing and Diverse Role – Gail Cohen, GCVA – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Are leaders all they’re cracked up to be? – with Stuart Neilson – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Pulse Surveys – Stribe – Flexible surveys for dispersed employees (stribehq.com)

The Charter | GM Good Employment Charter

Tech Nation’s Rising Stars 2020 – winning pitch – Michael Brennan (YouTube.com)

tootoot – Sky News – Michael Brennan (YouTube.com)

Contact details for Lisa LLoyd:

LinkedIn : www.linkedin.com/in/lisapsychology

Website: www.itstimeforchange.co.uk

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Email: lisa@itstimeforchange.co.uk