9 episodes

Leading Conversations gives you a front row seat into how top executives influenced cultural change across some of Australia’s biggest brands. Each episode explores their leadership growth and commitment to supporting cultural transformation, a rewarding and at times, challenging journey. 

Leading Conversations Leading Teams

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Leading Conversations gives you a front row seat into how top executives influenced cultural change across some of Australia’s biggest brands. Each episode explores their leadership growth and commitment to supporting cultural transformation, a rewarding and at times, challenging journey. 

    The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect

    In the best of circumstances, an educator’s role is a challenge. Throw in a pandemic, and the successful transformation of Staughton College is nothing short of remarkable. Thanks largely to Principal, David Lord and Vice Principal, Kristy Herridge. Both are talking to their Leading Teams Facilitator, Brendan Maher, who for the last seven years has helped guide them to strengthen communication amongst staff, parents and children and streamline hiring practices. All of which have improved the educational environment for the kids, who've delivered incredible results.



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    • 24 min
    Two Ears One Mouth

    Two Ears One Mouth

    With 20 years at Flight Centre under his belt, Brent Novak, now Head of Sales, Operations and Network, still loves it. His passion is palpable, and it’s driven him to seek peak performance at work, with his team and in his personal life. Brent talks to Jake Bridges, his Leading Teams Facilitator for the last few years, about his approach to cultural change, the difference it’s made to the business and how one of the biggest challenges in his own life, sharpened his focus on who he is as a person and as a leader.

     

    Leading Conversations is produced for Leading Teams by:

    SoundCartel
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    • 28 min
    Introducing: Leading Conversations Season 2

    Introducing: Leading Conversations Season 2

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Leading Conversations podcast, another golden opportunity to hear from senior executives, across Australia, discuss challenges they’ve faced in their professional and personal lives, which have led to extraordinary cultural change within their workplace. This season they're talking directly to their Leading Teams Facilitators, so the conversations are open, frank and familiar. If like many people, you're facing trying circumstances or considering a cultural shift in your business, then these conversations are for you.

    Launching Wednesday 15 June, follow free now, so you don't miss an episode. 

     

    Leading Conversations is produced for Leading Teams by:

    SoundCartel
    soundcartel.com.au
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    • 2 min
    Putting a Man on the Moon with Mary Campbell

    Putting a Man on the Moon with Mary Campbell

    This final episode takes a slightly different approach, Mary Campbell, CEO of TAFE Queensland reflects on her 30 years at TAFE, sharing her insights into leadership and cultural development, as she talks with host Lisa Alexander AM.  There are no shortcuts to achieving a strong culture and high performing teams, it’s about the long game. Leaders must believe in the work they do, be driven to achieve goals and passionate about the journey. With three decades in the vocational training and education space and leading a staff of 4000 across the state, Mary embodies these ideas because she believes to her core that the goal of TAFE Queensland is to provide people with skills and the dignity of work. 

     

    Leading Conversations is produced by:

    SoundCartel
    soundcartel.com.au
    +61 3 9882 8333

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    • 19 min
    The Water Man with Jeff Rigby

    The Water Man with Jeff Rigby

    We don’t think much about water utilities until things go wrong of course, it’s just there and we kind of take it for granted. Jeff Rigby is the Managing Director of Western Water, an organisation bound by the strictures of the tightly regulated public sector. Talking to host Lisa Alexander AM, Jeff explains that he's been in the water game for three decades,  inspired by the Victorian drought of 1983. But not only is he committed to best practice, Jeff encourages innovation, transforming culture and improving performance, enabling them to compete for talent that might otherwise be swayed by the bright lights of the private sector. Jeff is indeed a water man through and through.

     

    Leading Conversations is produced by:

    SoundCartel
    soundcartel.com.au
    +61 3 9882 8333

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    • 20 min
    A Born Leader with Steve Baird

    A Born Leader with Steve Baird

    Steve Baird is a whip-smart operator. He works through challenges, finds quick solutions, leads with trust and is always supporting his team. Steve has spent 17 years in airline marketing, ten at Qantas and seven at Virgin, as Head of Marketing for the Velocity Frequent Flyer program. 

    He tells host Lisa Alexander AM, about his time in the eye of the storm as COVID ripped through the travel industry in 2020, and the leadership experience he called on during that unprecedented time. 

    But it was during his years at Virgin that he was able to shift a culture ripe for change, enabling himself and his team to kick some serious goals. 

    Steve's pedigree too, is without reproach. His father, Bruce Baird AM, was a former deputy leader of the NSW Liberal party, his brother, Mike Baird, is the former Premier of NSW, and his sister is ABC journalist and writer, Julia Baird. But he says it was his mum who was his biggest influence.

    Steve is without question the person you want on your side, leading the team.

     

    Leading Conversations is produced by:

    SoundCartel
    soundcartel.com.au
    +61 3 9882 8333

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Ferguson0557 ,

Great insights

I love hearing real stories about leaders who understand the link between the environment they create and the results they ultimately achieve.

Love this series!

anna sallows ,

Great conversations

Every episode is different yet highlights great leaders who put culture first in everything they do

Chris Ashmore ,

Terrific conversations on leadership

Wonderful insights on leadership from experts in leadership. Lisa Alexander provides genuine experience to the table. Superbly produced!

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