The Business Culture Podcast Series seeks to engage and learn from business leaders across various industries and cultures. We listen to their stories and how they overcame various challenges towards building their world-class organisation cultures. The Business Culture Podcast is powered by RCA Consulting and hosted by founder, Rob Arnold.
S.3 E.2 - Alison Boruchowitz - Head of People at Puma South Africa - Building a Culture through Learning & Development
In this episode, Rob had the great pleasure of chatting with Alison Boruchowitz, head of People and Organisation at Puma South Africa.
Alison has enjoyed a highly successful career in the HR space since her formative days at Cape Union Mart.
A significant part of Alison's impact within the HR space in her career has been her passion for organisational culture. In this conversation, we unpack the relationship between learning and culture development in the workplace as well as looking at some trends in terms of technology and other factors.
This episode is brought to you by RCA Consulting, a leading blended learning and performance provider in Africa. For more information, please visit www.rcaconsulting.biz.
S.3 E.1 - Jeff Clause - CEO of St Francis Links
Welcome to Season 3 of the Business Culture Podcast powered by RCA.
In the first episode of this season, Rob had the great pleasure of chatting with a legend of the golfing world, Mr Jeff Clause.
As one of the front-running advocates for people-centricity in golf, Jeff has brought an immense amount of positive change to how the club industry delivers value to its members. We get into his journey in the industry and some of the key lessons learnt along the way.
To learn more about Jeff's journey, visit his LinkedIn profile below:
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S.2 Ep.10 - Damian Wrigley - General Manager Pearl Valley Golf Estate at Val de Vie
In the final episode of Season 2, I had the pleasure of spending time with a good friend of mine and General Manager of Pearl Valley Golf Estate at Val de Vie, Damian Wrigley.
I’ve always believed that some of the great leaders in business are able to find the optimal balance between ambition and humility. Damian is somebody who, for me, truly personifies an evolutionary mindset to leadership and culture development. With a solid grounding in both golf operations as well as Food and Beverage, his insights in this interview are worth their weight in gold.
This episode is hosted by Rob Arnold, founder of RCA Consulting.
S.2 Ep.9 - Chris Bentley - Running a Club as a Business.
In this episode, I once again had the pleasure of chatting with Chris Bentley.
A familiar face and voice to the golf and club industry, Chris is a futurist. Somebody who can see things before it becomes a reality in greater society.
In this episode, we unpacked the importance of running a club like a business rather than a club. Chris, together with his capable team at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington, have and continue to build a business that is diversifying in revenue streams and thereby de-risking itself in the process.
The Business Culture Podcast is powered by RCA Consulting and hosted by Rob Arnold.
S.2 E.8 - Mike Leemhuis - Leading & Managing in Tumultuous Times
Michael Leemhuis, M.A. Ed., CCM, CCE, PGA Master Professional, was born in South Africa and had his initial education in that country. After graduating from Pretoria Boys High School, he studied at Wits University in Johannesburg, graduating in 1976 with a teaching degree in Physical Education and History. Leemhuis started his teaching career at the famous King Edward VII School in Johannesburg, where he taught Physical Education.
His desire for education then took him to the United States in 1979, where he studied at UCLA. He then completed his graduate degree at East Carolina University in 1991, where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Education, specializing in Sport Administration Management. In realizing his lifetime goal of working in sports-related fields, Leemhuis’s experience has taken him through many different industries, including hotel/resort management, stadium management, athlete representation, event management and private club management. Major sporting events that he has been involved in organizing and directing have included the 2011 U.S. Open, as well as United States Tennis Association events, numerous PGA TOUR events, and multiple ultra-distance marathon and triathlon races. Leemhuis’ extensive leadership and sports experience have been gained in his current role as the President of the Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Fla., as well as previous positions as Chief Executive Officer of Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md.; GM/Director of Golf at the PGA TOUR; General Manager, Sport and Recreation at the Sun City Resort in South Africa; Tournament Director of the Nedbank Million $ Golf Challenge, and Managing Director of Sports International. Leemhuis’ career highlights have included guiding Congressional Country Club to the #1 spot in the Platinum Clubs of America and into the top 100 of Platinum Clubs in the World.
S.2 E.7 - Cultivating Resilient Leadership and a Robust Company Culture (Monique Landman)
Rob was once again joined by Monique Landman (Chief Empathy Officer) to unpack the concept of resilient leadership as well as the shaping of a robust company culture.
This episode delves into some insightful psychology behind leadership in testing and uncertain times as well as what leaders can do to instil confidence and certainty back into the workforce.
For more information about RCA's culture development training and measurement programmes, visit www.rcaconsulting.biz.
Rob rocks! Loving this podcast. Keep up the good work.
Looking forward to hearing more, found these podcasts very interesting and informative