The Culture of Leadership

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November 27, 2022 01:13:08
89. How to Change Organisational Culture

89. How to Change Organisational Culture

Welcome to the first episode of The Culture of Leadership.  I’m joined today by Matt Kelly, Head of Regional Operations North for Healthe Care.  Matt started his career in health as a registered nurse working in Newcastle and the UK. He has worked in Intensive Care Units around Sydney in both clinical and management roles, before moving into executive roles in the public and private sectors across Australia. Tune in to hear inspirational stories and examples of how Matt’s hospital group, (with nearly 700 team members across the country), and Matt as a leader, creates and cultivates culture, trust and transparency, and promotes the organisation’s values and best practices.  Matt is passionate about not just “patient-centered care” but  “person-centered care” and the use of values to drive the culture of an organisation. The Healthe Care organization of hospitals promotes empathy and compassion for staff and patients, to ensure the best experience for all.  In 2019 Matt was the first Australian invited to speak at the worlds leading Patient Experience Summit held by Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. In 2018 and 2019 he was named Business Leader of the Year by the Gosford/ Erina and Coastal Chamber of Commerce, the Central Coast Regional Business Leader of the year in 2019, and the NSW Business Leader of the Year by the NSW Business Chamber in 2019. Stay tuned for future episodes of The Culture of Leadership! Discussion Points Trust and culture change - “The Triangle of T” Matt’s definition of culture Showing Brendan around the hospital and explaining their values Matt’s ...

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November 13, 2022 00:31:03
88. How to Stand Out as a Leader

88. How to Stand Out as a Leader

In today’s episode, the tables are turned on host Brendan Rogers as he is interviewed by producer Marc Charette about the future of The Culture of Things podcast.  Brendan’s interviews so often center around the essentials of building leadership. It is this focus that is driving a pivot in the focus of the podcast.  In subsequent episodes, Brendan will be diving deeper into his “People System” which focuses on building great leaders. There are three key elements that drive 8 essentials of a successful business in this system, and today Marc and Brendan will touch on some of the basic tenets of the People System that will help people ‘stand out as leaders.’ Stay tuned for future episodes of the podcast which will now be entitled: The Culture of Leadership!   Discussion Points The People System - Three elements, powering the 8 essentials of business: Connecting with people Galvanizing teams Elevating individuals What Culture of Things guests are saying and what they are NOT saying Historic leaders - Mandela, Jobs, Mother Teresa First element - the ability to connect with people - connection and trust building - spending time, having conversations, learning about them personally The coffee server making eye contact with Brendan for a connection Second element -Galvanizing around common goals Listening is integral to all three elements - being interested, asking questions Open vs. closed questions “P” ...

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October 30, 2022 01:31:25
87. Building Relationships at Work with Gary De Rodriguez

87. Building Relationships at Work with Gary De Rodriguez

My guest today is Gary De Rodriguez, CEO of Peopleistic. Recognized as an internationally acclaimed expert in the science of human excellence and known as the People Mechanic, Gary De Rodriguez has had over 35 years of experience in designing and integrating the most influential models of psychology-based systems of success in leadership, human behavior, relationships, communication, and team dynamics. Gary has trained and studied with Indian mystics, a Lakota medicine woman, and the Aboriginal law keeper for all the tribes of Western Australia, the Kahunas of the Hawaiian Islands, and the Incan shamans of Peru. He has privately coached over 11,600 people worldwide and is internationally recognized as the go-to person for personal and professional breakthroughs.  You’ll hear about Gary’s personal breakthrough after a Donovan concert, his own experiences with generational trauma, how trauma (and perceived trauma) manifests in the body and mind, and how leaders need to dig deep enough to resolve their own unconscious belief systems that may be holding them back from becoming respected, successful leaders of their organizations. Discussion Points Gary changed his life after a transformational Donovan concert Unresolved generational trauma, anchoring love to pain and abandonment The AIDS crisis, rebirthing, hypnosis, and neurolinguistic programming Creating a sanctuary at the workplace - starts with leadership Values are often unconscious Coaching often doesn’t dive deep enough to resolve your trauma Every organ has an emotion attached to it, and early emotional trauma can lead to diseases The Reticular ...

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October 16, 2022 01:05:20
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86. Mastering Accountability with Dan Cockerell

Are you holding yourself, your employees, and the company “accountable?” Are you “fair but firm?” My guest today is Dan Cockerell, former Vice-President of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Florida, and now a keynote speaker and executive coach. Join us for an intriguing discussion about the concept of accountability.  It takes courage to be clear and firm with your employees about what you expect of them, but in the long run, accountability is positive for all involved.  You probably won’t get much appreciation in the moment, but later, those people you were “fair and firm” with will thank you for making them a better employee, and possibly even opening them up for a better career and more earning potential because they have mastered the art of being accountable. Dan’s 28-year career with Disney began in 1991 when Dan moved to Florida and worked as a parking attendant at Disney’s Epcot Center. Subsequently, he joined the Disneyland Paris Management Trainee Program as part of the opening team and moved to France in 1992. While working in Paris, Dan held various management positions in Parking, Ticketing, Guest Relations, Food & Beverages, and Human Resources. After spending 5 years in France, Dan relocated to Florida and held a variety of executive roles at the Walt Disney World Resort, both in theme parks and resort hotels. In his last 9 years with the company, he was successively Vice President of Epcot, Vice president of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and eventually Vice President of the Magic Kingdom where he led 12,000 cast members and entertained over 20 million guests annually. Dan attended Boston University, graduating in 1991, where he ...

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October 02, 2022 01:01:49
85. The First 100 Days of a New Employee

85. The First 100 Days of a New Employee

Have you ever started a job and felt like you were thrown into the deep end all by yourself, or that you were “drinking from a fire hose” and the process was completely overwhelming and negative?  Marc Reifenrath, CEO of Spinutech, wants to make sure that never happens to his new hires. Spinutech is a national digital agency focusing on digital marketing, web design and web development with five locations (Chicago, Tampa, Denver, Des Moines and Cedar Falls). They specialize in delivering digital solutions that meet and exceeds the specific needs of our clients. Spinutech has clients in all 50 states and 10+ countries. The Spinutech process incorporates a unique combination of services that enables more effective communication of a company's message. Whether it be web design, web development, web strategy, digital marketing or SEO—their services are designed to complement one another and generate digital success. Marc Reifenrath’s passion for culture is obvious. As one of the original founders and the current CEO of Spinutech, he understands firsthand how critical a company’s culture is to achieving and maintaining success. Marc has seen Spinutech grow from a college start-up to one of the premier full-service digital marketing agencies in the country. As he tells it, Spinutech would not be what it is today without a team of people who are as invested in each other’s growth and success as they are in delivering the best for their clients. In our discussion for this episode, Marc shares the very detailed steps his company takes with new hires - from the “pre-employment” period where they get all the paperwork out of the way and share some company swag, to ...

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September 18, 2022 01:25:10
84. Leading Yourself First (The Change Room)

84. Leading Yourself First (The Change Room)

If you can’t lead yourself, how are you going to lead anyone else? This is the core tenet behind former NRL Head Coach Matty Elliot’s “The Change Room.” Combining his background, education, and qualifications -a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science), performance coaching experience, and extensive research into well-being, Matt has created a best-in-the-market program that is changing hundreds of peoples’ lives for the better.  Matt’s well-honed coaching and presentation skills have broad appeal, whether it be injured workers in recovery or executives and their teams in the business world. Matt is equally comfortable (and makes others comfortable) presenting in person, via TV, webinar, radio, or podcasts. His passion drives him to elevate the well-being of others so that they can lead their best lives. And like other team members, he has his own well-being and recovery story to tell. Matt shares so much with me in our interview – from basic, simplified health-improving routines and processes you can today, to thoughtful ways to improve your relationships, to fascinating statistics and realities of human behaviors and emotions.  I guarantee you’ll learn a lot (like I did) and come away with a renewed drive to better yourself. Discussion Points Why is it important to be able to lead yourself Matt’s change room experiences and what led to authoring the book Every day is a chance to be better Why people don’t get better – convenience vs. the hard work of eating right, exercising, etc. You can't sustain high performance over an extended period ...

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