The Culture of Leadership

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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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April 13, 2020 00:39:40
4.1 Lessons for Emerging Leaders: Part 1

4.1 Lessons for Emerging Leaders: Part 1

  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 my interview with Martin West. Martin, along with his co-author, Mark Bragg, recently released Hard Road, A Leader's Journey Begins. The book is a fictional story about a new leader's journey. It provides a 5 part model to help new and emerging leaders as they begin their leadership journey. Martin is a great friend of mine and mentor. He is the owner of a consultancy business called X-Gap, which focuses on helping Leaders create conversations that produce healthy team performance. We will be releasing this interview in two parts over the next two weeks. The focus of my two part conversation with Martin is his new book and the lessons for emerging leaders. In Lessons for Emerging Leaders: Part 1, Martin shares his experience in the air force, and how it helped him find his passion and transition into his consultancy business. He shares the background to the book, and we dive into the first and most critical part of the 5 leadership challenges for emerging Leaders. Enjoy part 1 of my chat with Martin. [caption id="attachment_1308" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Martin West (left) & Mark Bragg (right)[/caption]   If you have any questions for Brendan around this episode or ...

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April 06, 2020 00:24:00
3. The Power of a Leader

3. The Power of a Leader

  The Power of a Leader. This is the topic I explore with Jess. Jess is a normal, every day worker. She hasn't held a leadership role, and she does't have any desire to move into a leadership role. What she does know, is how a leader has the power to impact on the work culture. Jess talks about her experiences and the impact a good leader has on creating a positive work culture. We also talk about the impact a bad leader has on creating a negative work culture. We explore the impact of both on her work attitude, her mental health, and the impact it also has on her family. The Power of a Leader is great. With great power, comes great responsibility. We want leaders to use their power for good, which means, creating a positive work culture and a positive work experience for employees like Jess. If you want to help improve the lives of people at work by sharing your story of great leadership or poor leadership, click here to contact Brendan.   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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