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December 07, 2020 01:06:48
36. Junior Wallabies Coach Talks Leadership

36. Junior Wallabies Coach Talks Leadership

  Nathan Grey was born in Gosford and educated on the Gold Coast, He was a committed, hard nosed and straight running inside centre who gave his all for club, state and country. Nathan played three years of 1st XV rugby for The Southport School alongside former Wallaby captains Nathan Sharpe and James Slipper and represented Australia at U19 and U21 levels. In 1997 he debuted for Queensland against New South Wales in Sydney but by the end of the year he turned to the dark side and toured with a NSW development squad. Nathan was then offered a NSW contract and he joined the Waratahs. Within seven months of his first Waratahs match he was in the Wallabies squad and won a debut against Scotland in Sydney. Nathan was a key part of what was the golden era of Australian rugby. In 1998 he was in the squad as Australia completed their first ever 3-0 clean sweep of a Test series against New Zealand. In 1999 he was a member of the World Cup winning squad and in 2001 he started in each match of the historic 2-1 series victory over the British & Irish Lions. Nathan played 35 tests for Australia, starting in 19, over the course of ...

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November 30, 2020 00:44:38
35. Being Stronger Than My Excuses

35. Being Stronger Than My Excuses

  Julie Watson is the General Manager & Founder of ‘Stronger Than My Excuses’. She is a successful Central Coast businesswoman for over 30 years and author of two e-Books. Julie now helps people to find their own inspiration through the ‘Stronger Than My Excuses’ presentations and Web TV panel discussions. After overcoming her own health and financial adversities and being able to work from anywhere in the world, Julie is well positioned to offer solutions based on real life experiences. As Julie says, “It’s easy to be motivated while someone is giving us these pep-talks, but the moment we walk out the door, the motivation begins to fade. Julie will give you tools to help you physically move, to take action and to simply get started. No Excuses.”  The focus of our conversation today is ‘Being Stronger Than My Excuses’.   Julie’s Social Media Links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliewatson.info/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stronger-than-my-excuses/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Vzxfreb9m7c_TIinHRT-A Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieWatsonCCC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stronger_than_my_excuses_julie/     If you have any questions for Brendan around this episode or generally around culture, leadership or teamwork, feel free to contact him here. ...

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November 23, 2020 00:44:49
34. The Challenge of Transforming Your Culture

34. The Challenge of Transforming Your Culture

  Transforming your office culture is not easy! There are many courageous leaders who take up the challenge. There are few who stick with it - Alex is one of the few! Alex Carver is a physiotherapist by trade, and has worked his way up to now be the Managing Director of Medi Australia. Medi is one of the world's leading manufacturers of medical aids, with around 3,000 employees worldwide and 25 international branches. Medi has two production facilities in Germany and the USA and exports to more than 90 countries worldwide. Before taking on the Managing Director role at Medi Australia, he spent much of his time in head sales roles across medical, sports and racing and recruitment industries. Alex is a Pom who immigrated to Australia 13 years ago. This, along with the fact he is a Tottenham Hotspurs supporter, is proof that we don’t discriminate on The Culture of Things podcast. We allow almost anyone a chance to share their incredible story with an emphasis on culture, leadership and teamwork. With this in mind, the focus of our conversation today is the challenge of transforming your office culture.     If you have any questions for Brendan around this episode or generally around culture, leadership or teamwork, feel free to contact him here. ...

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November 16, 2020 00:37:33
33. Transition From Peer To CEO

33. Transition From Peer To CEO

  Ian Lynch is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Link Housing. Pacific Link Housing is a Community Housing Provider and Registered Charity providing housing solutions for those in our community who have the greatest need, as well as operating a successful and unique profit for purpose real estate agency key2 Realty. Ian has worked locally on the Central Coast and overseas in a number of commercial companies in the IT, Hospitality, Sports Marketing and Insurance sectors. He is a qualified CPA, with a strong finance background and a deep understanding of the community housing sector and supporting services. Before taking on the CEO role in September 2019, Ian served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Link Housing since June 2017. It’s this transition from CFO to CEO which is the focus of our conversation today.     If you have any questions for Brendan around this episode or generally around culture, leadership or teamwork, feel free to contact him here. ...

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November 09, 2020 00:52:38
32. How To Deal With Life’s Stresses

32. How To Deal With Life’s Stresses

  Luke Sullivan and Shaun Sullivan are brothers and together, run Teams Challenge Australia, along with Luke’s wife Emily. Teams Challenge Australia (TCA) is a team building, leadership and wellbeing company based on the Central Coast. Luke and Shaun are both Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teachers delivering the Outdoor Recreation and Well-being Programs at Girrakool Education Training Unit. Girrakool ETU is a unique NSW Dept of Education & Communities School located within Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre. With over 11 years' experience working with some of NSW most at risk and challenging 16-21 year old Juvenile offenders, they have a passion for getting the best out of individuals and bringing them together as a Team in nature.  The focus of our conversation is ‘How to reduce & deal with life’s stresses’.     If you have any questions for Brendan around this episode or generally around culture, leadership or teamwork, feel free to contact him here. ...

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November 02, 2020 00:45:33
31. Leadership Through The Lens Of Execution

31. Leadership Through The Lens Of Execution

  Monte Pedersen is the Principal of The CDA Group which is a leadership training firm that specialises in strategy execution management. A completely operations-based system and process that helps leaders achieve their strategic initiatives and get better at it every year. Monte believes that most businesses excel at creating the plan for what they want to achieve, and that nobody understands or carries those aspirations better than CEO's, Senior Leaders and Business Owners. Monte says, where problems arise is when the business fails to execute on the plan and team members don't understand what is expected of them. That's why he created the CDA Group to help leaders execute on the plan and ensure team members know exactly what is expected of them. He is dedicated to the concept of "Execution Mastery" or the process of Clarifying, Deploying and Achieving organisational initiatives. Monte is also a regular contributor in the LinkedIn community and writes regular thoughtful posts covering culture, leadership, teamwork all wrapped into managing execution. His posts have fantastic engagement levels. The focus of our conversation is ‘Leadership through the lens of execution’.     If you have any questions for Brendan around this episode or generally around culture, leadership or teamwork, feel free to contact him here. ...

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