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CommBank board director Wendy Stops on the biggest challenges of sitting on high profile boards How I Work

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My guest today is Wendy Stops. Wendy is a Non Executive Director at the Commonwealth Bank (Australia’s largest bank), Coles Group, and Fitted for Work. Prior to her board career, she spent sixteen years with Accenture, most recently as the Senior Managing Director for Technology in Asia-Pacific.


I was really keen to have Wendy on the show to understand more about what it’s like to have such high profile board positions. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be a board director, or perhaps you are considering this kind of career for yourself, I think you’ll get a lot out of this interview with Wendy.


We cover:
How to get onto a high profile boardThe recruitment process for becoming a board memberHow Wendy coped with being on the board of Australia’s biggest bank during the royal commissionWendy’s surprising approach to managing stressWendy’s approach to protecting her personal timeHow Wendy makes sure her voice is heard in amongst the other confident, capable and dominant personalities on the boards she sits onWendy’s approach to influencing peopleThe role of intuition versus data in making big decisionsWendy’s “should we” test for ethical behaviourWendy’s experience with Imposter Syndrome, and her approach to overcoming itThe most challenging thing about sitting on a boardWendy’s top tips for having a great career.

Connect with Wendy on Linkedin.


Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.


Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au


If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

My guest today is Wendy Stops. Wendy is a Non Executive Director at the Commonwealth Bank (Australia’s largest bank), Coles Group, and Fitted for Work. Prior to her board career, she spent sixteen years with Accenture, most recently as the Senior Managing Director for Technology in Asia-Pacific.


I was really keen to have Wendy on the show to understand more about what it’s like to have such high profile board positions. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be a board director, or perhaps you are considering this kind of career for yourself, I think you’ll get a lot out of this interview with Wendy.


We cover:
How to get onto a high profile boardThe recruitment process for becoming a board memberHow Wendy coped with being on the board of Australia’s biggest bank during the royal commissionWendy’s surprising approach to managing stressWendy’s approach to protecting her personal timeHow Wendy makes sure her voice is heard in amongst the other confident, capable and dominant personalities on the boards she sits onWendy’s approach to influencing peopleThe role of intuition versus data in making big decisionsWendy’s “should we” test for ethical behaviourWendy’s experience with Imposter Syndrome, and her approach to overcoming itThe most challenging thing about sitting on a boardWendy’s top tips for having a great career.

Connect with Wendy on Linkedin.


Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.


Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au


If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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