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Leadership is an inside-out job. The Made For More podcast is the ultimate leadership resource providing advice on tangible and tactical skills to level up your leadership. Including your leadership mindset, to lead yourself, your team and your organisation.

The podcast interviews lighthouse leaders from all areas of leadership; business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and gurus.

Step away from the theory and the rule book and get ready to lead from your heart with courage and empathy.

Do More | Be More | Achieve More and Win Your Own Game at madeformore.com.au

Made For More Ally Nitschke

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Leadership is an inside-out job. The Made For More podcast is the ultimate leadership resource providing advice on tangible and tactical skills to level up your leadership. Including your leadership mindset, to lead yourself, your team and your organisation.

The podcast interviews lighthouse leaders from all areas of leadership; business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and gurus.

Step away from the theory and the rule book and get ready to lead from your heart with courage and empathy.

Do More | Be More | Achieve More and Win Your Own Game at madeformore.com.au

    045: Is being a generalist the new black? With Jo Thomas

    045: Is being a generalist the new black? With Jo Thomas

    The Benefits of Being a Generalists in the
    Current Business Environment
    Generalists are people who choose to focus their time and resources on learning about a wide range of topics. Most leaders in today’s world are generalists. They perform multiple tasks, sometimes across departments, and understand all the moving parts of an organization. Unfortunately, the current business environment places more emphasis on specialising that we’ve forgotten the value of being a generalist.
    Of course, the world needs specialists, and there’s nothing wrong with having an area of focus. However, people should be mindful of the demerits of specialization. For example, people tend to specialise without knowing why. They pursue lucrative college degrees, spend years perfecting the craft, only to find out later that this is not where their heart is at.
    Nevertheless, the one misconception we need to push out the door is that specializing is the only way to get ahead and take up a leadership position. In fact, the opposite holds true. Most aspiring leaders should be able to wear many hats within an organization. Businesses need specialists to solve problems. But they also crave generalists to connect the dots. Today’s guest, Jo Thomas, is one such generalist. She is the CEO of the Australian Institute of Business, the largest online MBA provider in Australia.
    Topics we Discussed Include:
    · Getting to Know Jo Thomas (03:25)
    · Why Jo Considers Herself an Accidental CEO (08:40)
    · Jo’s First Taste of Being a Generalist (12:02)
    · Data Science and Building Predictive Algorithms (13:50)
    · Why Data Science is the Career of the Future (15:30)
    · How to Give Your Career a Definitive Direction (15:50)
    · Why Jo Decided to Pursue an MBA (19:40)
    · How to Pandemic has Made it Easier to Build Communities Online (23:55)
    · Jo’s Leadership Experience at LED Lighting (26:29)
    · Top 5 Tips for Leaders and Aspiring Leaders (31:50)
    · The Best Leaders Know Their Numbers (35:20)
    · How Leaders can Know Their People (39:40)
    Links and Resources
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-thomas/ (Jo’s LinkedIn)
    https://www.aib.edu.au/ (The Australian Institute of Business)
    Connect With Ally Nitschke
    http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook)
    Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel
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    • 45 min
    042: How to Communicate with Influence with Gary Edwards

    042: How to Communicate with Influence with Gary Edwards

    We live in a digital-centric world where we've, unfortunately, lost the art of effective communication. Today's communication channels have become increasingly volatile, uncertain, and complex, making it harder to collaborate and improve problem-solving within organisations. The pandemic certainly hasn't helped much either, but that doesn't negate the fact that effective communication is still one of the most crucial aspects of business success.

    As a leader, your ability to convey your message with meaning and purpose is extremely crucial in the workplace. Whether you're trying to communicate with a co-worker, the CEO, or an associate, you can take steps to influence others. But there is a problem; not many leaders know how to create a clear message and purpose. It's even more frustrating when leaders struggle to evaluate and tailor their communication to the proper occasion.

    If you ever want to capture attention and spark behavioral change, you must be able to influence emotion and motivate action. We've all seen great communicators in action. And what they usually do is they command a room and articulate a vision. But how do they manage to be so engaging and persuasive? In today's episode of the Made for More Podcast, Gary Edwards shares strategies for leaders and entrepreneurs on how to have trusted conversations with their colleagues, clients, customers, and prospects.

    Topics We Discussed Include:
    Getting to Know Gary Edwards (03:20)
    Gary's Slow Transition from Law into Teaching and How His Family Reacted to it (06:19)
    Defining Influence and Its Link to Business Success (09:35)
    How Leaders Can Strengthen Their Ability to Influence Others (12:15)
    Influence, Communication, and Negotiation in The Workplace (17:30)
    The Link Between Poor Communication and Conflict in the Workplace (21:10)
    Why Proper Leadership Starts Effective Communication (23:10)
    The Connection Between Beliefs and Behavior (26:45)
    The Most Overlooked Communication Skills in Leadership (29:17)
    Gary Talks About His Favorite Magic Trick (34:08)
    Top Five Tips for Leaders and Upcoming Leaders on Influence (37:49)

    Connect with Gary Edwards
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyedwardsinfluencecoach/ (Gary’s LinkedIn)
    http://garyedwards.com.au/ (Gary’s Website)
    https://gettalk.at/influen (Ten Strategies to Be More Influential in Any Situation)
    Connect With Ally Nitschke
    http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook)
    Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel
    Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)


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    • 41 min
    040: Finding The Keys To Parenting Success with Nellie Harden

    040: Finding The Keys To Parenting Success with Nellie Harden

    Successful parenting is tricky. The kids don't come with a 'manual,' and the guides we find online do not guarantee quick fixes because, let’s face it, every child is different. So, how do some parents make parenting look so easy while others struggle? In fact, the question should be, what defines a truly successful family?
    First, success is subjective, and your definition of success might not necessarily match the next person's definition. However, some things remain constant among parents, and that's raising happy and contented kids who mature into responsible, hardworking, and caring individuals.
    Yet, it's no secret; these milestones are not reached quickly or easily. It takes 6570 days, to be precise.
    Parenting, at its core, is all about making crucial decisions to prepare your kids to be exceptional in school and tackle the world as responsible adults. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all build solid foundations for our kids and still have big belly laughs along the way? That's why we're pleased to have Nellie Harden with us today. Nellie is a family life coach and mentor who helps parents build a strong foundation of Self-Led Discipline and leadership for their children.

    Topics we Discussed Include:
    Getting to know Nellie Harden (03:15)
    Dissecting the 6570 Family Project (08:01)
    Why parents are the true architects of their child's life (11:05)
    Successful parenting: Shifting out of survival mode (12:45)
    How to set family goals and build happy families (17:10)
    The four principles of the Family "ROKS" (18:19)
    What's it like raising four kids? (19:50)
    Promoting Self -led discipline in children (26:10)
    Top five tips for building parent leadership (31:02)

    Connect with Nellie Harden
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nellie-harden-b7b3ab73/ (Nellie’s LinkedIn)
    https://www.nellieharden.com/ (Nellie’s Website)
    https://www.nellieharden.com/vault (The Family Success Vault)
    Connect With Ally Nitschke
    http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook)
    Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel
    Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)

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    • 38 min
    039: Rethinking The Role Of The Modern CFO with Alena Bennett

    039: Rethinking The Role Of The Modern CFO with Alena Bennett

    10 or 20 years ago, the role of CFOs in the corporate world was pretty straightforward. They kept books and records for their companies, did financial reporting, and maintained statutory compliance. Interestingly, CFOs operated behind the scenes and made company decisions sorely based on budgetary reasons; all the other strategy implementation and decision-making were left to the rest of the C-Suite executives. But in today’s world, that’s no longer the case.

    Gone are the days when CFOs only had technical skills that revolved around financial reporting, compliance, and audits. The CFO of today plays a key role both in capital allocation and corporate leadership decisions.

    Unfortunately, not many CFOs possess the crucial leadership skills needed to accommodate the quick pace of innovation and heightened competition in today’s economy. And sadly, not many are willing to learn these essential skills. So, what can be done the situation? Today’s conversation with Alena Bennett is centered around outlining the roles and responsibilities of the modern CFO and helping current and aspiring CFOs develop effective leadership and communication skills.

    Topics we Discussed Include:
    Getting to know Alena Bennett (02:39)
    Modern CFOs: A new type of finance executive (05:10)
    Building good working relationships (07:15)
    Why Alena decided to settle on the world of CFOs (08:12)
    How CFOs have evolved from bookkeeping into corporate leaders (10:32)
    Essential leadership skills for technical leaders (12:48)
    People leadership skills for the modern CFO (15:45)
    How CEOs can support their CFOs improve operational efficiency (18:28)
    Dissecting Alena’s new Book: CFO of the Future (20:29)
    Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (25:20)
    Temporal landmarks and goal achievement (27:15)
    Links and Resources
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alenabennett/ (Alena’s LinkedIn)
    https://www.alenabennett.com.au/ (Alena’s Website)
    https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/1416524282 (Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl)
    https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Surprising-Truth-About-Motivates/dp/B0032COUMC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2AAB61RX7XBZ7anddchild=1andkeywords=drive+daniel+pinkandqid=1629391523ands=booksandsprefix=Drive+%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C573andsr=1-1 (Drive by Daniel Pink)
    Connect With Ally Nitschke
    http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook)
    Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel
    Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)

    • 31 min
    038: 6 Steps To A Winning Mindset with Charlene Norman

    038: 6 Steps To A Winning Mindset with Charlene Norman

    Have you ever noticed that your thoughts, to some extent, affect how you behave? Like, for the most part, thoughts lead to actions, and not the other way round. For example, if you believe you’re going to have a great, productive day, chances are, you will have a good day. This fundamental truth is one of the reasons why mindset is so important. Unfortunately, our minds often prove difficult to manage. Although our thoughts can be a source of happiness and positivity, the mind somehow enjoys reminding us of our anxieties, failures, and limitations.

    Learning to control your thoughts is essential for building a sense of calmness in life and at the workplace. When you learn to control your mind, you open your life to unlimited possibilities and find the path to lasting, unshakeable contentment.

    Today we’re going to talk about mindset. It’s no secret that how we think about things determines our beliefs, actions, and relationships. If you’re struggling with self-limiting beliefs or approach life with a negative mindset, this episode is for you. There are many ways to shift your mindset towards success, and our guest for today, Charlene Norman, is here to help us master the power of positive thinking.

    Topics we Discussed Include:
    · Getting to Know Charlene Norman (02:00)
    · How to Overcome Low Self-Esteem and Build Your Confidence (04:56)
    · Tips to Help You Develop an Inner Winning Mindset (08:10)
    · Confidence: How to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs (09:45)
    · The Six Steps to a Winning Mindset (11:56)
    · How to Start a Gratitude Practice and Change your Life (16:28)
    · Tapping into the Value of Experience (20:20)
    · Learn how to Control your Mind (22:58)
    · Why you Should Always Push Yourself to do More (23:54)
    · Finding Purpose in Everyday Moments (25:30)
    · Life Doesn’t Happen to you; it Happens for You (29:30)
    · Top 5 Tips for Leaders and Upcoming Leaders (31:50)

    Links and Resources
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/canorman/?originalSubdomain=ca (Charlene’s LinkedIn)
    https://www.bulletproofconsulting.ca/ (Charlene’s Website)
    Connect With Ally Nitschke
    http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook)
    Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel
    Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)

    • 34 min
    037: Critical Steps for Intentional Leaders When It Comes To Change Management with Dr Ian Brooks

    037: Critical Steps for Intentional Leaders When It Comes To Change Management with Dr Ian Brooks

    Critical Steps for Sustainable Change Management and Long-Term Adoption
    Change management is arguably one of the most critical factors that guarantee business success in today's rapidly changing world. However, managing change is tough. And postponing change can be detrimental to future success. Companies that fail to adapt and grab growth opportunities are most likely to be outcompeted by flexible competitors. Interestingly, part of the problem is that most organisations don't know what to aim for. Transformation initiatives lack intent such that five executives spearheading change in the same organisation will give you five different answers when asked about the objectives of change campaigns.
    This begs the question, why do so many initiatives fail, leading to wasted resources, frustration, and distrust? Why do change promoters fail to attend to employees' healthy, authentic, and justifiable reactions to disturbance of their routines?
    The answer: sustainability and intent. Although the last decade has seen an increasing number of organisations embrace the idea of change management, transformational practices are not sustained over time. That's why we're pleased to have with us Dr. Ian Brooks, a personal and professional development guru. He talks about the critical aspects of change management, leading with intent, and the power of consistent work ethic.
    Topics we Discussed Include:
    Getting to know Dr. Ian Brooks (01:59)
    Dr. Brooks' Passion for Psychology and Personal Development (04:45)
    The Heart of Resilient Leadership in the Corporate World (08:28)
    The Crucial Aspects of a Change Management Process (11:40)
    Intention: Building Capabilities to Transform Your Story (17:45)
    Why Change Begins with Personal Acknowledgement (21:47)
    Building Capabilities for Work and Life (25:20)
    Embracing New Routines and Behavior (28:20)
    Top 5 Tips for Leaders and Upcoming Leaders (30:42)
    The Power of Consistent Work Ethic (32:46)
    Embracing Failure and Closing the Gap (34:03)


    Links and Resources
    https://rhodessmith.com/ (Dr. Brooks’ Website)
    https://www.amazon.com/Intention-Building-Capabilities-Transform-Story/dp/1735975001 (Intention: Building Capabilities to Transform Your Story)
    https://twitter.com/DrB_Intention (Connect with Dr. Brooks Via Twitter)
    https://www.instagram.com/drb_intention/ (Check Out Dr. Brooks’ Instagram Page)


    Connect With Ally Nitschke
    http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn)
    Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook)
    Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel
    Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)

    • 37 min

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