Stepping down as CEO: an interview with James Routledge, Sanctus

James Routledge, Founder and the former CEO of Sanctus, recently decided to appoint someone else as CEO for his organisation. He speaks of why he decided to make this change and move towards thought leadership instead.

Further conversation on the future of digital publishing with Steve Connolly, now Senior Head of EdTech at AQA Inventing Change Podcasts

In this second conversation with Steve Connolly, we talk about publishing trends and the likely direction of digital development. We focus particularly on the experience of our teenage children in the world of digital school under lockdown and their expectations of digital teaching at university. Let's hope that the digital educational life offered at university matches their ambitions and prepares them for the working world they will face afterwards.
  1. Further conversation on the future of digital publishing with Steve Connolly, now Senior Head of EdTech at AQA
  2. An interview with Steve Connolly, recently of Hodder Education on launching the Boost platform
  3. A Conversation with Ziyad Marar, President of Global Publishing at Sage Publications
  4. An interview on Imposter Syndrome with Sarah Pittaway, University of Worcester
  5. Stepping down as CEO: An interview with James Routledge, Sanctus (a mental health organisation)

It’s a great conversation where James is completely open about his reasons, and openly shares the impact on his mental health, his coping strategies and the consequences for his day to day life. Unusually, James completely believed in himself founding a company entirely from scratch, yet felt uncomfortable as CEO.

Contrary to popular belief therefore, imposter syndrome is not necessarily about an individual’s inner confidence, it’s more about your own perceived level of skill or ability in a particular area. James shows once again that even if you feel an ‘imposter’ in some areas, it’s possible to be incredibly successful in another space or role. Something to celebrate!

Thank you very much to James for his time, contribution and openness to my podcast channel.

Kind regards, Ruth

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