The Culture of Things

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May 25, 2020 00:34:09
8.2 The 4 Practices of Change-Fit Leadership Teams: Part 2

8.2 The 4 Practices of Change-Fit Leadership Teams: Part 2

  This episode is the 2nd half of my chat with Bernie Kelly. As a reminder, Bernie is an experienced executive who has led a number of turnaround and transformation periods across Logistics, Consumer Products, Food & Beverages, Health Care & MedTech. He has worked with approximately 100 leadership teams across Australia, NZ, and Asia and is known for setting up leaders and leadership teams for success. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to go back and listen to Episode 8 Part 1 before listening to this episode. If you have already listened to part 1, let’s dive into this episode as Bernie shares the other 3 disciplines of Change fit leadership teams. We pick up the conversation where I ask Bernie about the 2nd practice - Explore.   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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May 18, 2020 00:34:52
8.1 The 4 Practices of Change-Fit Leadership Teams: Part 1

8.1 The 4 Practices of Change-Fit Leadership Teams: Part 1

  The 4 Practices of Change-Fit Leadership Teams. Bernie Kelly has been on a journey of discovery over the last 25 years. It’s this journey and his experiences on it, that form the basis for his impending book release due out in June 2020. The book is titled 'Traction: The 4 Practices of Change-Fit Leadership Teams' and it's the background culminating in this book, that we discuss in this interview. Bernie also shares the 1st practice for change-fit leadership teams. Bernie reflects deeply on all his experiences. People like that, often have so much to share, and there is so much we can learn from them. Bernie is no different. This interview will be released in two parts over the next two weeks. Enjoy part 1 of my chat with Bernie.   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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May 11, 2020 00:35:48
7. Leadership Lessons in a Crisis

7. Leadership Lessons in a Crisis

  Leadership Lessons in a Crisis. In this interview, we focus on the leadership lessons Matt Spindler has learnt during the crisis of COVID-19, also called Coronavirus. Matt is a partner and co-owner of MCS Partners which is an Accounting firm on the Central Coast, NSW. Matt is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience working with small and medium businesses. His key areas of focus are SME tax & accounting, business sales & acquisition, business structures, business restructures, business development and SMSF tax & compliance. Listen in to hear what Matt learnt about leadership during this crisis.   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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May 04, 2020 00:45:49
6. Are Leaders Born or Trained?

6. Are Leaders Born or Trained?

  Are Leaders Born or Trained? This question is the focus of this episode, and it's no secret what my guest, Melinda Reihberg thinks. And I have to say, I agree with her 100%. Melinda is the Director and Lead Trainer of a Leadership and Sales training consultancy called All Trained Up. Melinda has been a corporate trainer and facilitator for 18 years, and has worked in many countries and across various industries including retail, travel, financial services and automotive. Some of her clients have included Ford, Holden, Volkswagen, Barbeques Galore, Myer, and Harvey World Travel. Listen in to hear Melinda's views on training leaders and how it is critical to the success of a business.   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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April 27, 2020 00:49:08
5. How To Build a Trillion Dollar Culture

5. How To Build a Trillion Dollar Culture

  Do you know how to build a trillion dollar culture? That's what Scotty Schindler did. Scotty was the start up founder of a Real Estate Software business called ReNet. Scotty retired from ReNet in 2017 at the tender age of 46. At the time of his retirement, ReNet managed over 1.1 trillion dollars of property. Scotty’s journey has been described as the quintessential Australian success story. His business and leadership education were learnt on the job, and he was willing to try new things and didn't follow the norms. Scotty did things his way, and as he said, he failed a few times and things weren’t always perfect. But through pure grit, determination and focus, he built a great culture, a great team, and he developed as a great leader. And all these things combined, helped create a hugely successful business. Dive in and learn how to build a trillion dollar culture, as well as some of the ‘Scottyisms’ which created the foundation for his business success.   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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April 20, 2020 00:35:24
4.2 Lessons for Emerging Leaders: Part 2

4.2 Lessons for Emerging Leaders: Part 2

  Lessons for emerging Leaders. It’s a Hard Road when a Leaders Journey Begins. It’s this journey and the lessons on it, which form the basis of the 2nd half of my interview with Martin West. As a reminder, Martin is the owner of a consultancy business called X-Gap, which is short for Execution Gap. X-Gap focuses on helping Leaders Create Conversations That Produce Healthy Team Performance. Martin has co-authored a recently released book called Hard Road, A Leader's Journey Begins. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to go back and listen to episode 4 part 1 before listening to this episode. If you have already listened to part 1, let’s dive into this episode as Martin shares the other 4 parts of the model from the book, and some more lessons for emerging leaders. Enjoy part 2 of my chat with Martin. [caption id="attachment_1319" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Brendan Rogers (left), Hard Road. A Leader's Journey Begins (centre), Martin West (Author - right)[/caption]   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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