75 episodes

The George Experiment is a collection of conversations and snippets of wisdom for high performing business leaders, line managers, supervisors and lifelong students of leadership and business. Hosted by George Lee Sye - public speaker, author, business educator and coach - this is a focus on lifestyle and turning this big experiment we call life into one long successful venture.

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The George Experiment is a collection of conversations and snippets of wisdom for high performing business leaders, line managers, supervisors and lifelong students of leadership and business. Hosted by George Lee Sye - public speaker, author, business educator and coach - this is a focus on lifestyle and turning this big experiment we call life into one long successful venture.

    Ron Gallo - A Fisherman’s Story

    Ron Gallo - A Fisherman’s Story

    George’s Big Experiment In Performance, Life and Legacy
    A FISHERMAN’S STORY - This episode’s guest is one of the best known fishermen in Australia, Mr Ron Gallo.
    Born in 1937, Ron has spent the major part of his life fishing and working in the fishing industry up in the northern parts of Australia around Cairns. 
    His passion for fishing seems to have never waned. His desire for quality equipment led him to start making his own lures years ago, in addition to other fishing equipment. He got so good at this that he is now quite famous for those hand crafted products.
    They are highly sought after by people in the know and getting much harder to come by. So much so that many now sit in collections.
    Unfortunately these types of skills, driven by passion and a desire for quality, are going by the wayside as people buy more and more cheaply manufactured items. But that’s the way it is today. 
    Given Ron’s passion and tireless dedication to his craft, George always wanted to have this chat and learn the story behind Ron and his love of fishing.
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    MADE POSSIBLE BY ..
    Remember to go and visit the 9 Skills Factory Platform - George’s education platform for professionals and career driven folk, this is the business that makes this podcast possible - https://www.9skillsfactory.com
    For more information about George Lee Sye and his work, visit his personal website here - https://georgeleesye.com/ 
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    The music on this podcast is used under license from Artlist - License Number 620227.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Wokeness: What It Is and Its Pros and Cons

    Wokeness: What It Is and Its Pros and Cons

    “WOKENESS” - WHAT IT IS AND ITS PROS AND CONS - George went down the rabbit hole to study and understand the concept of being ‘Woke’.
    In this podcast he discusses what he has learnt about the concept - its origins, the pros and cons of the ‘Woke’ concept, and how its principles can, and have been applied positively and negatively in corporations today.
    He recognises that the concept has a strong connection to the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements, but it is more than that. Regardless of what anyone thinks of the idea of 'wokeness', it was always intended to be a positive and value adding idea.
    Why did he record this particular podcast? Ultimately the reasons were these:
    (a) To make sure we understand the concept fully,
    (b) To recognise when it is being used and applied in a negative way, and
    (c) Personally to work out how it can be used positively to add value to society.
    If you are in any leadership or HR type of role, this should be of interest to you.
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    MADE POSSIBLE BY ..
    Remember to go and visit the 9 Skills Factory Platform - George’s education platform for professionals and career driven folk, this is the business that makes this podcast possible - https://www.9skillsfactory.com
    For more information about George Lee Sye and his work, visit his personal website here - https://georgeleesye.com/ 
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    AUDIO
    The music on this podcast is used under license from Artlist - License Number 620227.

    • 29 min
    Keeping People Focused as a Manager

    Keeping People Focused as a Manager

    HOW TO KEEP PEOPLE FOCUSED AS A MANAGER - One of the more difficult challenges every leader is faced with today is how to keep people focused on the things that are important to the business.
    Factors such as busyness, habits and ritual patterns of behaviour, time compression, and lacking motivation to change; all contribute to the problem that we as leaders must address.
    This podcast is a discussion about the strategies that George found effective in keeping the people around him and who work for him focused on the important things.
    MADE POSSIBLE BY ..
    Remember to go and visit the 9 Skills Factory.
    This is George’s education platform for professionals and career driven folk, this is the business that makes this podcast possible - https://www.9skillsfactory.com

    • 19 min
    Sheena Livesey - Career Transition, Nursing, Hospital Placements, COVID19

    Sheena Livesey - Career Transition, Nursing, Hospital Placements, COVID19

    SHEENA LIVESEY - Sheena has worked with George for around 10 years and has played a hugely important role in the achievements of George and his company.
    She is now transitioning into a new career - that of nursing. Currently in her third year of nurse training she is now spending more and more time doing placements in hospitals and various wards and building her hands on experience.
    This conversation was prompted by George’s desire to understand what it’s like to work in the various wards of hospitals and how the pressures of the COVID pandemic are affecting the frontline works in the hospital system - the nursing staff.
    A big shoutout to all of the nurses in Australia and the world, the respect we have for what you do is enormous.
    MADE POSSIBLE BY ..
    Remember to visit George’s 9 Skills Factory education platform for professionals and career driven folks, this is the business that makes this podcast possible - https://www.9skillsfactory.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Andrew Read - Health and Fitness, Obesity, Mindset, Ageing Athlete, COVID19

    Andrew Read - Health and Fitness, Obesity, Mindset, Ageing Athlete, COVID19

    ANDREW READ - Andrew Read is a professional Health and Fitness trainer and coach. As he says, he “helps 40yr old men regain their youth and athleticism.”
    He is also author of Run Strong, Taming the Beast, and anything else that represents smart training for what he refers to as the “Ageing Athlete”.
    George had the chance to chat with Andrew and they talked obviously about health and fitness, about mindset as it affects people’s health and fitness, and the impacts of COVID19.
    What comes across in this conversation is Andrew’s genuine care for people and their health, his no-bullshit approach for helping people achieve what they desire, and his commitment to making a difference and doing his bit to fix a problem that only seems to be getting worse.
    If you are struggling with weight and are being honest to yourself about the problems this will create for you, you can also do your bit by checking out Andrew’s 28-day challenge.
    Yep, this was a long one, the chat went for some 2-hours and George did not get through all of the topics he wanted to talk to Andrew about, so there will be more conversations for sure.
    MORE INFORMATION
    For more information about Andrew Read and his 28-day Challenge, visit his Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/athleticadventurer/
    MADE POSSIBLE BY ..
    Remember to visit George’s 9 Skills Factory professionals education platform which is the business that makes this podcast possible - https://www.9skillsfactory.com 

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Cassandra Alexander - Year of the Nurse, COVID Wards, Nursing, PTSD

    Cassandra Alexander - Year of the Nurse, COVID Wards, Nursing, PTSD

    CASSANDRA ALEXANDER RN - Cassandra (aka Cassie) Alexander is a nurse. She spent ten years of her career working in a burns ward of a US hospital, loving her job and the tough but important role of caring for burns victims.
    Then in 2020 we were all struck by the COVID19 pandemic. 
    So Cassie took her skills working in what are referred to as isolation wards, to become a COVID ward nurse.
    That’s when things changed. So in 2021 she wrote about her experience in a book titled YEAR OF THE NURSE. That book is a 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Memoir in the words of someone who knows what it is like behind the closed doors of the COVID ward.
    In this episode, George chatted with Cassie about her experiences in the ward, dealing with the hospitalised victims of COVID19, misunderstandings out there about masks and vaccinations, nurses coping with stress and PTSD.
    It is a super interesting story that will surely awaken you and give you a much greater appreciation of the tough role nurses have to perform, and maybe .. just maybe help you to not become a COVID19 hospitalisation statistic yourself.
    Remember, if you are experiencing signs and symptoms of PTSD, remember to speak up and get help.
    MORE INFORMATION
    More information about Cassie and all of her books can be found on the Amazon website here - https://www.amazon.com/Cassie-Alexander/e/B007A2R4P0
    MADE POSSIBLE BY ..
    Remember to visit George’s 9 Skills Factory professionals education platform which is the business that makes this podcast possible.

    • 1 hr 19 min

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