It's All About Relationships, Business, Life And Politics - with Sir Richard Needham

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It's All About Relationships, Business, Life And Politics - with Sir Richard Needham

It’s All About Relationships, Business, Life And Politics – with Sir Richard Needham

This week, Shaa is joined by her ‘Pops’ Sir Richard Needham who, as a Member Of Parliament from 1979 to 1997, served as Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and as Minister of State for Trade.

They discuss his recent memoir and his countless escapades …

Richard and Shaa met many years ago when they were both working alongside Sir James Dyson and became lifelong friends. Their relationship is testament to both of their firm beliefs that every success in life comes from the importance we play on relationships.

Despite the fact that they were born into entirely opposite ends of the social economic spectrum; they’ve forged a deep respect for each other.

Richard discusses his outlook on life, the origins of his entrepreneurial spirit, and the life lessons he has learned during an incredible career as one of the UK’s most influential businessmen and politicians.

What you'll learn:


In order to get the best out of the people in your business, you must put your trust in them and accept that they want responsibility.


Money is a reward for what people do, but it shouldn’t be used as an incentive. Incentives work far better if they make people feel like participants in the business.


Politics is going through a dark moment now, where a lack of morals, ethics and reliability seem to be the norm. Politicians seem to think that the people work for them, when the reality is quite the opposite.


Don’t judge people by their past

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