12 episodes

Leadership in hazardous industries! Is it different to non hazardous industries? Nikki McMurray works as a leadership coach and conducts leadership workshops in hazardous industries; water, gas, high voltage, open cut, underground, rail, construction, water etc. Unlike most, Nikki actually coaches leaders and influencers on the job. She has seen what works and what doesn't. Leadership is a skill, anyone can learn it, you just need to know the tools and how to use them. Listen in to go from SURVIVING to THRIVING!

Leadership in Hazardous Industries Nikki McMurray

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Leadership in hazardous industries! Is it different to non hazardous industries? Nikki McMurray works as a leadership coach and conducts leadership workshops in hazardous industries; water, gas, high voltage, open cut, underground, rail, construction, water etc. Unlike most, Nikki actually coaches leaders and influencers on the job. She has seen what works and what doesn't. Leadership is a skill, anyone can learn it, you just need to know the tools and how to use them. Listen in to go from SURVIVING to THRIVING!

    Stepping Up to Lead

    Stepping Up to Lead

    #012 Jack started his career in 2007 with a large petrochemical company doing multi-skilled Engineering, later he streamlined into the Electrical and the Instrumentation field in England. 
    A few years down the line, he met his wife and they both had a passion to travel, so decided to give it a go! After about 8/9 months of backpacking they found themselves on Australian shores ready to start work again.
    It was during Jack’s time in Australia I met him whilst working in the power generation industry. Jack is a introverted guy and one thing I’m asked often is do I need to be a charismatic extrovert to be a good leader?  My answer is always absolutely NOT!  Jack and I chat about how as a introverted guy he has succeeded in stepping up to lead.
    Jack headed back to the UK just over 12 months and since then he has been working as an Instrumentation and Electrical team leader for a multi-national chemical manufacturing company. During his career he has been part of and led many diverse and multicultural teams within different industries. He  also recently became a first time dad and 'influencer' to his amazing little daughter!
    It was great to catch up with Jack, I hope you enjoy listening to Jack’s story of going from technical hero to stepping up to lead!
    Listen in to go from surviving to thriving.

    • 31 min
    Can we stop wearing sleep depreviation as a badge of honour?

    Can we stop wearing sleep depreviation as a badge of honour?

    #011 Dr. Adam Fletcher is globally recognised as a pioneer in 24-hour work safety, occupational alertness and fatigue risk management.  He has worked as a research scientist in the University sector and for the US Army in Washington, D.C., and is the CEO of Integrated Safety Support, a company he founded in 2006.  Adam is also an Honorary Professor at the University of South Australia. 
    He lives in Melbourne, Australia with his daughter Elsie and having grown up in the beautiful wine district of the Barossa Valley, Australia he enjoys a glass or two of wine as a show of support for his friends.
    Learn about some of the results from the banking sleep research paper Banking Sleep: Realization of Benefits During Subsequent Sleep Restriction and Recovery by Tracy L. Rupp, PhD; Nancy J. Wesensten, PhD; Paul D. Bliese, PhD; Thomas J. Balkin, PhD from the Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring MD.
    Adam also shares with us an app called the Snore Lab which I think many of you will find interesting.
    Listen in to go from surviving to thriving.

    • 56 min
    Increasing Mental Health Awareness in Leaders & Influencer

    Increasing Mental Health Awareness in Leaders & Influencer

    #010 Clint Adams is a former Victorian police officer who studied psychology and later, rehabilitation counselling. His police, counselling, injury management, senior human resources roles and working with asylum seekers have made him develop insights into the psychology and social interactions of individuals in trying conditions.
    Clint has developed various behavioural and leadership programs to help people deal with various issues from PTSD to bullying and harassment. He is a keynote speaker on suicide prevention and diversity and runs programs on mental health and wellbeing for corporate organisations and sporting organisations for teens.
    Clint is the author of Lighting the Blue Flame. The book is written as a story of a teen who commits suicide because of being bullied, but wants his death to at least have an impact to change things so it doesn’t happen to others. Even though the book is about teenagers, it has resources that are useful to anyone regarding bullying, sucide prevention and dealing with the grieving process.
    Lighting the Blue Flame, is not just any book, it has lots of QR codes throughout for the reader to research these important topics further, so it is a little more interactive than other books. It also has its own soundtrack as Clint wanted to add that extra layer of depth to the experience, as music can emphasise how people feel and experience things. 
    Clint discusses the Dialogue Model from the book Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillian & Al Switzler, a great model for developing your skills in having the conversation.
    Listen in to go from surviving to thriving.

    • 51 min
    Influencers and Leaders are you ready to be a ROCKSTAR?

    Influencers and Leaders are you ready to be a ROCKSTAR?

    #009 Sarah McVanel helps individuals leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain top talent, fuel healthy teams and sustain healthy bottom lines. She speaks nationally on the topic, leads workshops, coaches leaders, and conducts organizational recognition program reviews.
    Sarah is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). She is one of 1500 Certified Professional Speakers (CSP) worldwide and Past-President of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS). She has a BA in Psychology, MSc in Family Relations, and Diplomas in Human Resources and Healthcare Administration.
    Sarah has 20 years of experience including at a senior leadership level and now owns boutique firm Greatness Magnified. She is an author of peer-reviewed journals, articles, five books, Forever Recognize Others:’ Greatness Solution Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines” (2015), “The FROG Effect: Tools and Strategies to Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness” (2016), #GreatnessBizHacks: 100+ Tips to Grow a Profitable, Service-Based Biz you Love, FLIP Side of Failing: How to Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Work and Life (2019) and ROCKSTAR: Magnifying Your Greatness in Times of Change (June 2020).
    Listen in to go from surviving to thriving.

    • 26 min
    What Keeps You Awake At Night?

    What Keeps You Awake At Night?

    #008 Katrina is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) with over 25 years Occupational Health and Safety experience in the chemical, manufacturing, retail, local government, health and steel manufacturing industries.
    An early acute care nursing career lead to post graduate studies in Occupational Health Nursing (Cumberland College 1986/87) and Grad Dip Ergonomics (UNSW) completion in 2003.
    Experience includes 16 years at BlueScope Steel Australia & New Zealand – a steel manufacturing industry with 6,000 employees and 90 manufacturing processing and distribution centres Australia wide. Katrina held a national role with BlueScope (Australia and New Zealand) as an Ergonomist 2011 - 2115.
    Katrina now has her own consultancy Think Ergonomics. Recent clients work has included work organisation review, design review in manufacturing, prototype product design review and expert opinion reports.
    Katrina’s leadership skills include guiding people at all levels of an organisation to discover how to observe work practices and processes through a fresh lens.  
    Katrina has been an active member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) since 2006, including Board Director for 4years (2011-2015). Katrina is a current member of the Safe Work NSW Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Consultative Committee.
    Katrina has co-written written a book “Ergonomics and Human Factors for Engineers”, an in -house publication to guide engineers and designers to consider the user in reducing injury and increase productivity
    There is certainly more to ergonomics than chair and monitor heights.
    Listen in to go from surviving to thriving.

    • 26 min
    Next Generation Safety Leadership: From Compliance to Care

    Next Generation Safety Leadership: From Compliance to Care

    #007 Clive Lloyd is an Australian psychologist who assists organisations to improve their safety performance through the development of trust and psychological safety, by doing Safety Differently.  He is the co-director and principal consultant with GYST Consulting Pty Ltd and developer of the acclaimed Care Factor Program.
    Clive was recently named among the top 5 Global thought leaders and influencers on Health & Safety by Thinkers360. He has authored a practical and easy to read book called 'Next Generation Safety Leadership: from Compliance to Care', which takes Safety Differently from theory to practice.  
    In this episode Clive talks about his book and focuses on one of my favourite topics - TRUST, which I call the 'gold nugget' to leading and influencing.
    Listen in to go from surviving to thriving.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Bedo 14 ,

Great Resource

Very informative podcast with some excellent real world insights in leadership.

Seanrulz ,

A must listen!

Nikki is a breath of fresh air when it comes to leadership in hi-vis. She’s a fantastic facilitator and I’m looking forward to tuning into plenty of great conversations via this podcast. Well done Nikki 😁

Lea Hughes ,

Nikki knows her leadership!

Nikki is one of my favourite leadership facilitators and coaches, and I’m so excited her podcast is here! This is a must listen for anyone working in hazardous industries.

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