The Culture of Things

This is a podcast where we talk about all things culture, leadership and teamwork across business and sport.

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August 17, 2020 00:38:14
20. How a Leaders Motive Impacts Team Dynamics

20. How a Leaders Motive Impacts Team Dynamics

  Tracey Dean is the Owner and Director of BTS Accounting Services on the Central Coast with over 25 years experience in the finance world. She is very passionate about the continual improvement of the accounting and finance functions in organisations and using this information for improving the strategic business decision making process. Tracey started her corporate career with McDonald’s Australia where she worked for 12 years as a Corporate Accountant and Tax Manager. Before going back into her Accounting Consultancy which she has been involved in for 10 years, Tracey also spent 3 years as the Chief Financial Officer for a K-12 Independent School. I often refer to Tracey as a ‘human centred accountant’. Why? Because she is one of the few accountants I know, or have met, that honestly put people first. With this focus, it is only natural that she builds strong and trusted professional relationships with her clients and is a fantastic leader of people.  The focus of our conversation today is how a Leader’s motive impacts Team Dynamics...     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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August 10, 2020 00:42:03
19. Leading in a World of Change

19. Leading in a World of Change

  Sam Sooialo is the Owner & Director of Profit & Values. His areas of speciality include Executive Coaching, Business Change and Cultural Transformation. Sam's focused specifically on bridging the gap between Operations and HR. Sam is heavily involved in the local community and is currently a Non Executive Director on the Boards of three local Not for Profit Organisations - Community SOS, Finding Yellow and Hunter Valley Disability Services. His previous roles have included IT Consultancy, Director of Operations for Roland Digital Group based in the UK and Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director for Long Service Corporation at NSW Treasury. Sam did what probably a lot of people would love to do. He took a career break over the 2016/2017 financial year and traveled Australia with his family in the 4x4 and caravan. The focus of our conversation today is ‘leading in a world of change’.     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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August 03, 2020 00:43:25
18. What Rugby League Taught Me About Leadership

18. What Rugby League Taught Me About Leadership

  Matt Sharp is the Owner & Director of Sharp Property Buyers, where he helps people secure their dream home or secure their future by investing in quality investment properties. Away from his buyers agent business, Matt coaches rugby league at the elite junior level with the Sydney Roosters.  Matt’s passion for property has seen him build a diverse portfolio over the last 8 years. His passion for rugby league took him to playing at a semi-professional level on the Central Coast and Overseas. Matt also worked for 10 years in the corporate sector where he saw the good, the bad and the ugly around leadership and culture. The combination of his experience across the corporate, sport and entrepreneurial sectors, have given him first hand experience with leadership and teamwork, and building high performance cultures. Matt shares specifically what rugby league has taught him about leadership...     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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July 27, 2020 00:50:56
17. The Importance of Self-Care for Leaders

17. The Importance of Self-Care for Leaders

  The Importance of Self-Care for Leaders. Sean Smith is the New Installations Director for Schindler Lifts Singapore where he has lived since 2018. Prior to his move to Singapore, Sean held a number of different roles in the Jardine Schindler Group in Jakarta from 2013 to 2018. He also spent time in Shanghai working for Globaleye which is a financial planning and wealth management firm. Sean also did his national service for the Swiss Armed Forces where he served as Lieutenant in the Artillery Division. Sean’s passion sits with helping the next generation of leaders get ahead in the corporate world by trusting their conscience, and helping them create an environment where employees feel motivated to do their best work and feel connected to the team. The focus of our conversation today is about ‘taking care of yourself as a leader’.     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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July 20, 2020 00:56:02
16. Thoughts from a Life-Long Learner

16. Thoughts from a Life-Long Learner

  Thoughts from a Life-Long Learner. Stuart McLaren is the current Scottish National U16 Head Coach & Coaching Mentor for Performance Academy Coaching at the Scottish Football Association. He is a UEFA Pro Licence & AFC ‘A’ Licence qualified coach and was previously the Manager of Scottish Professional Football League club Stirling Albion FC. Stuart has more than 13 years experience coaching senior professional and elite youth football teams. Stuart began his coaching career as Player/Manager for the Brisbane Strikers in Australia’s NSL in 2003/04 where he was also nominated for Coach of the Year. His other coaching roles include Assistant Coach with North Queensland Fury in the Hyundai A-League, Football Head Coach at Loughborough University and Co-Coach of England Universities. He has also been a football scout for Football Federation Australia Youth National Teams. Enjoy the discussion as we focus our conversation on coaching, mentoring, leadership and teamwork in high performance environments...     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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July 13, 2020 00:50:38
15. Leadership in Public Office

15. Leadership in Public Office

  Leadership in Public Office. Adam Crouch is the NSW Liberal State Government Member for Terrigal. He is also the Government Whip, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Deputy Chair for the Standing Committee of Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics. ‘Crouchy’ as he is affectionately known, is an unbelievably hard working leader in the Central Coast Community. I doubt there is a street he hasn’t walked, a house he hasn’t visited, or a community group that he hasn’t engaged with at some point in time across his electorate and the broader Central Coast. I definitely haven’t asked Adam to come on and talk politics, but I do want to focus our conversation today on Leadership in Public Office. To show what a good sport Crouchy is, he was more than happy when I asked him to don a Liverpool FC scarf during the interview given it is our first English Premier League title in 30 years! Listen in to hear Crouchy's views on Leadership in Public Office...     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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