10 Lessons it Took me 50 Years to Learn

10 Lessons it Took me 50 Years to Learn

Imagine overhearing a stimulating conversation that dispenses wisdom (not mere platitudes or clichés). That’s “10 Lessons It Took Me 50 Years to Learn” an international podcast imparting insight about business, life and career to an international audience of rising leaders. Don’t think of wisdom as something you get via epiphany or even a couple years of graduate school. No, it’s something you accumulate day by day—action by action over the course of a lifetime Lessons from some of the worlds leading executives, celebrities, academics, leaders and ordinary people.

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May 3, 2021 31 min

                                       

Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Bill Guy this week. Bill discusses the lessons he learned throughout his career in Executive Search and Consulting and shares insights into why "the hiring process is broken" and how we can "Learn to say no" and that "Good guys can finish first" as well as many more.

About William Guy 

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstra...

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Duff's guest this week is Alan Haselden. Alan had a long and successful corporate career before entering into local politics. Alan shares over 50 years of lessons with us such as "Identify bad actors and weed them out", "Never lose sight of the detail", and " "Can we just get to the point" among others.

About Alan Haselden?

Alan Haselden is a graduate mechanical engineer from t...

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April 19, 2021 47 min

In this episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary review episodes that featured Alan Kilfoyle, Garry Browne, Narelle Hooper and Brad Casper. We disagree on some points but we still share with you, our audience, the lessons that resonated most with us. 

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On this episode Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Brad Casper and learns some valuable lessons. Brad tells us  that "The best way to predict the future is to create it", that "Your career is the sum of many micro careers" and that "Leadership is not a title" among others.

Brad Casper

Brad Casper is the CEO and co-Founder of Heart & Soul Marketing, the fiercely independen...

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This week Jeffery Wang speaks with Narelle Hooper one of Australia's leading journalists. Narelle discusses her valuable insight that she has gleaned over her career. Listen to hear why you should "Put on your oxygen mask first before helping others" , "Everyone needs to feel like they belong" and why you should "Look out for landmines"  and more.

About Narelle...

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March 30, 2021 49 min

                                   

 

Listen to Duff discuss the 10 lessons that Garry Browne learned over his 50 years. Invaluable information such as: " To be the fastest doesn’t mean you’re the winner" , "Change the people or change the people"  and the cryptic "Message to Garcia" plus 7 more. 

Garry Browne AM

Garry Browne AM has extensive CEO and Chair experience across business, not-for-profit, and ...

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March 23, 2021 44 min

 

                                           

This week Robert Hossary speaks with our guest Alan Kilfoyle who shares some of his valuable lessons that helped him navigate his career and life for the past 5 plus decades. He'll share why it's important to : "Be open to opportunities" and "Be resilient". Also why "The show must go on". Most importantly, no matter what happens "You Can Recover"...

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March 15, 2021 35 min

                               

 

In this unique episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary will be reviewing the previous episodes and share with you, our audience, what we found most fascinating about our guests.  We will be discussing our interviews with André Alphonso, Jack Milligan, Rod Mewing and Michael Kelly. Join us and hear what we learned from our guests.

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Duff Watkins speaks with Michael Kelly who is a communications guru. Michael talks to us about the lessons that have been significant in his career. 

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly is a leadership communication trainer and has been working in this domain for 20+ years.’ He is a leading body language and speech expert and holds a Master of Science degree in speech pathology. Michael is a popular media commentator and writes T...

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This week Jeffery Wang speaks with Rod Mewing. Rod looks back at his significant career and shares lessons that were significant in his career.

ROD MEWING BEng (Mech)

Rod Mewing has over forty years’ experience in senior executive and management roles. His most recent role prior to leaving Telstra Corporation Limited was as Principal Business Consultant within Business and Enterprise M...

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February 23, 2021 48 min

                                                       

This week Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Jack Milligan. Jack is an Author, Lecturer, Business Leader, HR Professional and Community Leader. Jack is passionate about all things HR and shares 10 lessons with us that he has learned throughout his leadership journey.

Jack Milligan SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

Jack Milligan is a founding partner of Leathers, Milligan & Associates (LM...

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In this week's episode, Duff Watkins speaks with André Alphonso. André shares his 10 lessons with us and his unique philosophies about life, business and fulfilment. 

André Alphonso

André Alphonso is an entrepreneur, owner and leader of multiple businesses, published author, executive coach and keynote speaker who uses storytelling as a way of communicating his message.

Austra...

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February 9, 2021 30 min
  In this unique episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary will be reviewing the previous episodes and share with you, our audience, what we found most fascinating about our guests.    We will be discussing our interviews with Ligia McLean, George Bradt, Matt Bai and Duff Watkins. Join us and hear what we learned from our guests.  
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 Hear top US political reporter MATT BAI explain why, “People make YOU feel the way THEY feel”, “Life is in the re-write”, “Look away from the ball”, and 7 other lessons for career and life on 10 Lessons It Took Me 50 Years to Learn.  Making the world wiser place, lesson by lesson.

MATT BAI

Matt Bai is a nationally known journalist, author and screenwriter. Starting in 2002, he covered three presidential campaigns for the N...

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On this episode, our host Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Aerospace professional Ligia McLean. Ligia shares valuable lessons she learned that have helped her advance her career.

About Ligia McLean

Ligia has been in the Aerospace industry since 1982. She has led strategy and international partnerships for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas and now heads her own Aerospace consultancy.

She has a...

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On this episode, our host Dr Duff Watkins speaks with best selling author, Forbes.com columnist and onboarding guru George Bradt. George shares lessons for how to secure that dream position and how to succeed and lead like a professional. 

About George Bradt

George has led the revolution in how people start new jobs, engendering the structure, leverage, and confidence new leaders ...

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Our host Robert Hossary explores the wisdom of author and executive coach Duff Watkins. Duff shares 10 powerful lessons that will make you think.

About Duff Watkins

Duff Watkins is Director, ExecSearch International - Australia, with more than 25 years’ experience in conducting searches across Australia, New Zealand, US and UK.

In addition to executive search, Duff conducts Executive De...

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This episode introduces the podcast hosts; Dr Duff Watkins, Siebe Van Der Zee, Robert Hossary and Jeffery Wang. They discuss what this podcast promises to deliver and how each week they will interview some of the worlds leading executives, celebrities, academics, leaders and ordinary people and bring to you 10 lessons that it took their guests 50 years to learn.

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