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The concept of the political flâneur becomes my vehicle for examining contemporary politics while remaining aloof from political partisanship. Dr Michael de Percy FCILT is Senior Lecturer in Political Science in the Canberra School of Politics, Economics, and Society at the University of Canberra. He is a graduate of the Australian National University (PhD) and the Royal Military College Duntroon, and he is a Chartered Fellow (FCILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. All ...
 
Learn French with Gaëlle, an experienced French teacher. 99% in French and designed for students with a basic level (A2) or higher. Gaëlle speaks slowly to make it easier to understand. If you have an intermediate level, you can always increase the playback speed in your app. Each week, you’ll improve your French whilst also learning about French culture, society, history, and much more. Go to LanguaTalk.com/frenchpod to read an interactive transcript of each episode as you listen. This will ...
 
Positive Leadership has the power to change the world. By focusing on trust, empathy and wellbeing, leaders can energize their teams to achieve success for individuals, their organization, and society overall. But it is still something that is relatively unknown outside academic circles. Join Jean-Philippe Courtois, a member of the Microsoft executive senior leadership team, as he brings Positive Leadership to life for anyone who acts in a leadership capacity, both personally and professiona ...
 
Join the Brothers Coffey as they dive headlong into how stories are told. Content both old and new, books, tv shows, video games, you name it. Not suitable for potentially any age, so listen in every week. Really though, probably not something to listen to with your kids.
 
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In this episode, Gaelle goes back to basics and explains 6 different time indicators. From the common trap of “depuis” (which doesn’t only translate “since”) to the lesser known “ça fait”. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com…
 
Join JP and former Netflix CMO, author and entrepreneur Bozoma Saint John for a powerful conversation. In this episode, Boz shares with us the life experiences that shaped her, but also importantly, the lessons she learned, so that we can also learn from them and grow. She also shared many other wonderful stories, like walking into Spike Lee’s offi…
 
In this episode, Gaelle talks about a major cultural event happening all across Europe every year in September: the European Heritage Days. It started in France in 1984 and is now a major event, with millions of people going. Clear your calendar, you have some exploring and visits to do! You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive t…
 
Season 4 of the Positive Leadership podcast is here! We are getting started with a wonderful guest: Bill George, a former business executive best known for his books about finding your True North as a leader. Listen to the full episode now to hear the incredibly open, personal and insightful conversation between JP and Bill. Feel free to let JP kno…
 
This episode is the last of a four-part summer series to give you the urge to travel in France. Gaelle interviews Catherine to talk about Montpellier, a beautiful medieval city in the South of France. You will learn that French is not the only official language in this part of the country and that if you want to come to France to study, Montpellier…
 
This episode is the third of a four-part summer series to give you the urge to travel in France. Gaelle interviews Isabelle to talk about Nice, a famous French city on “la Côte d’Azur”, the French Riviera on the Mediterranean sea. You will learn that Nice hasn’t always been French and that there is more to do than just sunbathe on the beach. You ca…
 
This episode is the second of a series of four, a summer special to give you the urge to travel in France. In this episode, Gaelle interviews Sylvaine to talk about Nantes. You will hear about the rich (and not always glorious) history of the city, with its duchess, slave trade and famous LU biscuits. Warning: after hearing this episode, you might …
 
How can I make a positive impact on the world? This is a question we often ask ourselves, but struggle to resolve when thinking about the bigger picture. In the final Positive Leadership ‘Best Of’ episode, JP and guests share the personal stories and advice that helped them to find the passion and purpose within themselves to start making a differe…
 
This episode is the first of a series of four, a summer special to give you the urge to travel in France. In this episode, Gaelle interviews Lea to talk about their home city: Lyon. You will hear about the history of the second largest city in France, the touristic trails you can follow, and some first hand tips if you want to enjoy some hidden gem…
 
In this episode, you will be baffled to hear that there is a mustard crisis in France and that French people take it very seriously. Gaelle investigated the situation and discovered that behind a seemingly minor issue actually lay two very serious problems. After listening to this, French mayonnaise will never taste the same. You can get free vocab…
 
In the last episode, we focused on being more positive with ourselves. This week, it’s all about improving our relationships with others. Why is this so important? Because by having more positive connections with those around us, we enable both ourselves and others to thrive, especially when we are in a leadership position. As leaders, we have the …
 
In this episode, Gaelle talks about (and sings!) a French song by the artist Angèle, which was top of the charts in France, Belgium and Switzerland in 2019. Behind the pop phenomenon hid profound and meaningful lyrics denouncing sexism and harassment. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words…
 
In this episode, Gaelle tries to give you a simple and clear account of what is currently happening in French politics. French citizens are unhappy, inflation is flaring up, the president has lost his majority at the Parliament and the threat of political paralysis is high. But why? You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transc…
 
JP started this podcast because he knew Positive Leadership could help us to: Transform our relationship with our ourselves Have stronger connections with others Make a bigger positive impact on society It’s this ripple impact that makes Positive Leadership both so powerful and so simple to practice in our daily lives. And that’s why he's put toget…
 
In this episode, Gaelle helps you put the future tenses into practice. First, you’ll quickly revise how to conjugate the near future and simple future tenses. Then you will hear some real life examples. So next time you want to tell your French colleague about your plans for the weekend, you won’t go blank! You can get free vocab lists as well as r…
 
The Brothers Coffey strike back! With the launch of season 2 your favorite Brothers Coffey discusses one of our favorite subjects- video games as the first installment of why we like things. Hear about the significant plot twist in a land known as "Chicago" --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor…
 
In this episode, Gaelle talks about one of her favourite cultural event in France: a theatre festival that takes place in July in the superb city of Avignon. If you love plays and live art in general, this festival is for you. You will hear about its origins back in 1947 and the bubbly and uplifting atmosphere that takes hold of the city every summ…
 
Quand Hubert Joly a pris les rênes de Best Buy en devenant son PDG en 2012, la société traversait une très mauvaise passe. Mais il savait que quelque chose pouvait renverser la situation : la magie humaine. Dans cet épisode du podcast, Hubert a raconté à JP raconté cette histoire incroyable : comment il avait réussi à transformer Best Buy en s'appu…
 
In this episode, Gaelle talks about the life of an iconic French woman: Brigitte Bardot. A famous actress in the 50’s and 60’s, activist for animal protection later on, Brigitte Bardot (B.B. as she was known back then) is hard to put in a box. Come and discover the many layers of her personality and career. You can get free vocab lists as well as r…
 
In this episode, Gaelle interviews Soledad, a young woman born in France but who grew up in La Martinique. Her personal experience enlightens us to the reality of life in one of France's overseas territories (Outre-Mer). Is the culture the same? Does she feel French? Are the opportunities the same? A fascinating conversation to complement the 2 epi…
 
Can we approach self-growth like business growth? Can we ‘climb our mountains’ and achieve growth through personal disruption – in the same way that disruptive innovation transforms industries? And can we grow so much that we become the ‘keystone species’ for those we manage, feeding their own growth and development? JP's latest #PositiveLeadership…
 
L'an dernier, Maïmonatou Mar était mon invitée spéciale lors de l'épisode avec Satya Nadella, à qui elle a posé une excellente question de la part de tous les entrepreneurs #PositiveImpact. La semaine dernière, JP a eu l'occasion d'enregistrer tout un épisode avec Maï lors du Festival Génération Impact de Live for Good et il a pu en savoir davantag…
 
Lorsque vous aidez les autres et que vous leur donnez les moyens de s'épanouir et de laisser leur empreinte sur le monde, vous multipliez votre #PositiveImpact de façon exponentielle. Alice Barbe, avec qui JP a discuté en direct lors au Festival Génération Impact de Live for Good, le prouve abondamment. Alice a travaillé 10 ans comme cofondatrice d…
 
In this episode, Gaelle tells you everything about “la fête de la musique”, a musical event that happens every year on the 21st of June. This year we are celebrating its 40th anniversary. And as this French event has now spread worldwide, there’s a good chance there’s one organised near where you live! You can get free vocab lists as well as read a…
 
JP's third bonus WEF guest is Dr. Rajiv Shah. Rajiv has spent his career helping to solve many of society’s greatest issues – working to immunize the world with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, serving as the Administrator of USAID under President Obama. And now, as President of The Rockefeller Foundation, he is bringing green energy to people …
 
This episode is the second (and final) part of our mini series talking about “Outre-Mer” - French overseas territories. In this episode, Gaelle takes you far from the picturesque postcard image of an island with coconut trees to tell you about the traumatic past of those old colonies, and the tensions that are still present. You can get free vocab …
 
JP's next guest, Jos de Blok, doesn’t believe in management. So how is he a Positive Leader? Because he believes in empowering employees by giving them the freedom to develop their own skills and careers, and providing quality coaching when needed. It’s why he created the self-managed model that has allowed his community healthcare organization Buu…
 
In the first of 3 bonus, bite-sized episodes, JP talks to Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, about how she is changing the world by being a 'cultural translator' - someone who brings different classes, races, ideas together to create a more equitable, sustainable and just world. This episode was recorded on-location at WEF 22 in Davos!…
 
In this episode, Gaelle focuses on a French oddity: the existence of French territories around the world. If you thought France was only a European country, then you need to listen to this episode. Martinique, Guyane and La Réunion (to name only a few) are part of France. You’ll learn why this is the case, and how it works. You can get free vocab l…
 
This episode had some very special moments for JP. Firstly, he got to speak with the person who wrote the book that introduced him to the concept of Positive Leadership: Kim Cameron. He also learned some valuable tips about creating stronger, more authentic relationships with teams, even when delivering negative feedback. And finally, he had the op…
 
In this episode, Gaelle helps you correct two very common mistakes with the verbs “visiter” and “rencontrer”. She explains where the mistakes are coming from and what verbs to use instead. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com…
 
In this episode, Gaelle will make you salivate! Discover with her the legendary “Tarte Tatin”. With its layers of apples cooked in caramel and the important upside down cooking process, you will want to eat one at the end! If so, this is not a problem - Gaelle even gives you the recipe.😍 You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive t…
 
Que faire lorsque la vie vous force à prendre un autre chemin ? Si vous avez un état d'esprit positif, comme c'est le cas de Pauline Laigneau, l'invitée de cet épisode, vous vous en servez comme d'une chance pour réévaluer vos objectifs et devenir encore plus fidèle à vous-même. C'est ainsi qu'elle est passée d'études qui la destinaient à devenir f…
 
In this episode, Gaelle tells you everything you need to know about the French schooling system. Whether you are planning to move to France with your children, or you are just curious about how French kids get their education between the age of 3 and 18, this episode will hopefully make it clearer to you. You can get free vocab lists as well as rea…
 
De la mania grecque à la psychiatrie en passant par la folie furieuse et l'hystérie, l’histoire de la folie regorge de concepts et de figures qui marquent encore aujourd’hui notre vision de ce qu’on appelle les fous. Avec Ariana (Xanaria https://twitter.com/xanaria ) on s’est donc lancés dans la réalisation d’une série de lives sur Twitch pour essa…
 
In this episode, Gaelle introduces you to an inspiring French man: Lilian Thuram. A famous international footballer and major intellectual against racism, Lilian Thuram is a multi-faceted personality who deserves to be better known. And don’t worry, you don’t need to like football to enjoy this episode. You can get free vocab lists as well as read …
 
This week's Positive Leadership Podcast guest is JP has long admired: Bill Drayton, the founder of Ashoka and widely considered to be the father of #SocialEntrepreneurship. We can all learn so much from Bill about leading purpose-led individuals and empowering them to turn their ideas into actions that make an impact. And we can all be inspired by …
 
In this episode, Gaelle reveals the mysteries of the verb “manquer” (to miss) which is usually so hard for foreigners to use. If you want to finally be confident when you say “I miss you”, this is the episode for you. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listeni…
 
In this episode, Gaelle talks about an iconic French movie of the 2000’s: L’Auberge espagnole, which can be translated as “the Spanish inn”. This movie is very important in French pop culture and it was a breakthrough moment for the actors, Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou. It will make you want to go to Spain for a university exchange, even if your …
 
What do you say when you get a call from Satya Nadella himself, asking you to help him transform a culture? Luckily for Microsoft, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Hogan said yes. From that moment on, she became an integral part of the journey that brought a new purpose, growth mindset and manager expectations to …
 
In this episode, Gaelle explains the job of the French President and how he is elected. In the context of the presidential elections coming up mid-April 2022, it’s the perfect time to finally understand what this is all about. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whils…
 
It takes real courage to be purpose-driven leader, who ensures that their team and company has a Net Positive impact on the world. So how can we be courageous leaders? This episode’s guest, Paul Polman, is the perfect person to help us answer this question. Not only has Paul recently written a book about it, but he has also demonstrated immense cou…
 
In this episode, Gaelle interviews Margaux, a French midwife. She asks her what brought her to this profession and what is the reality of the job. The long hours, the beauty of a healthy newborn, the stress of an emergency, the happiness of new parents. Being a midwife is full of ups and downs and Margaux shares it all with you. You can get free vo…
 
In this episode, Gaelle presents you with 5 slang words that French people use all the time. So if you want to finally understand what “mais trop!” or “c’est clair!” mean, you are on the right episode. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://l…
 
In this episode, Gaelle talks about her personal experience being vegetarian in a country famous for its foie gras, coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon. As you’ll hear, even if things are slowly changing, it’s still not easy. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst li…
 
Welcome back to a brand new season of the Positive Leadership Podcast! We are kicking off with someone JP knows very well: Herminia Ibarra – academic, thought leader and author. JP first met Herminia while he was leading a massive transformation of Microsoft’s sales organization. Five years later, he has become one of the case studies in her MBA cl…
 
In this episode, Gaelle talks about a unique place to visit in Paris: the catacombs. Filled with old bones, neatly arranged in piles and walls, these underground tunnels are quite the sensation. But what lies beneath it? Why do they exist and what is their history? That’s what you will discover in this episode. You can get free vocab lists as well …
 
In this episode, Gaelle presents to you one of the most beloved and popular charity associations in France: “les Restos du coeur”. She tells you how it started back in 1985 with the comic Coluche, what their missions are and how they fund it all. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as t…
 
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