Why did a table cleaner in a staff canteen embody the ethos that got a man on the moon and why does a Chinese bamboo tree provide a crucial lesson for aspiring entrepreneurs?
These are just some of the things that social entrepreneur and author Safaraz (Saf) Ali shares in a series of 10 conversations with journalist Adrian Kibbler.
The topics covered in these conversations include the importance of people, how to recruit them and get the best from them. It explores what makes a good leader and how to build strong teams within a winning culture.
‘It all starts with you’ is one of Saf’s favourite catch phrases and he sets out the importance of mindset including having a willingness to listen, learn and grow. He deals with the best ways to cope with and overcome adversity, recognising that we learn more from our failures than our successes.
For Saf the Canny Conversation podcast is a logical next step, taking his insights, and experiences and packaging it in audio bites of business wisdom with context and background.
In the second episode Steve O’Hare joins Safaraz Ali to focus on the ROATP refresh, the pitfalls and much more. The Register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) was introduced initially to drive up the quality of apprenticeship provision, the government strategy is to progressively introduce more stringent entry criteria for the register. This will require all remaining, active providers to reapply to the register which is taking place currently.