The Leadership Diaries

The Leadership Diaries

They say that leadership is a thankless task, and at times it may be, but imagine the impact you can have not those around you if you lead with awareness, gratitude and vulnerability? In The Leadership Diaries, I explore what it is to be a leader and how in the end we are all just humans doing our best to have a positive impact.

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May 25, 2021 8 min

After a couple of weeks of illness and downright burnout, I share my lessons that all leaders can take something from. We feel we can't stop, we feel we can't slow down and we end up paying the price. These are my learnings.

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In this episode, I ramble on about words as weapons, trying new things and how your content should inspire you more than others.

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In this episode, I look at the lessons learned when you are trapped by your skills and it holds back your growth.

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In this episode, I share my recent realisation that gratitude is a key part of any business success, even in times of challenge.

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February 25, 2021 12 min

In this episode, I explore the lessons around people being both the solution and the problem, in all businesses.

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In the 5th lesson of our first 10 years in business, I challenge that we need to think bigger than we think is possible and step into that space to grow.

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In this lesson, I talk about how I started the business based on my skills but one of my biggest lessons is being clear on why and where you are going. This stops the treadmill and challenges why you get up and do what you do every day.

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In the third lesson of my 10 years in business, I explore the concept of 'value' and how we often put our focus on cost, rather than value.

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In my second lesson from being in business for 10 years, I discuss a sense of frustration when you don't feel like you are progressing as quickly as you think you should. A tough lesson for leaders pushing their own comfort zone.

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As we approach our  10th birthday I wanted to reflect on the big lessons learned. Through a  conversation with one of my team, we realised that the first lesson off  the bat was bravery... and how I wished I had been braver early on.

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January 26, 2021 16 min

As we start 2020  with a hiss and a roar there will be many broken promised when it comes  to goals and discipline. In this episode, I deliver into our experience  around driving our own discipline and how it is driving our vision and  purpose. Tools available at www.wakinggiantsacademy.com

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Everyone loves a  good end of the year list so I thought I would share mine on leadership  during 2020. In this episode, I bring the learnings to life with a  little help from my lovely team! Bring on 2021...

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January 26, 2021 12 min

As we close 2020 I  explore the fatigue I am currently struggling with, what to do about it  and how important gratitude is to ensure you don't look at the past year  with resentment. After all, if we are alive, we won.

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January 26, 2021 17 min

Want to understand  strategy, run an Ultra Marathon. In this episode, I share my learnings  of training for an Ultra Marathon during one of the weirdest years ever.  The highs, the lows and how it helped me drive my business forward.

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January 26, 2021 71 min

On this episode of  The Leadership Diaries, I talk to the founders of Eighth Mile  Consulting. With a strong leadership background in the military, they  bring extraordinary insights into the reality of what it takes to be a  great leader. David talks about focusing on 'the thing'... what needs  talking about, the elephant in the room.

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January 26, 2021 24 min

2020 has thrown up  some of the biggest challenges for leaders globally. From those leading  countries through uncertain times to small business owners trying to  make ends meet. In this episode, I explore that challenges and how they  can be confronting when it comes to your identity.

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January 26, 2021 10 min

If there was ever a  period in history where business leaders were challenged it is 2020.  With all the noise and nonsense about what good leadership looks like I  decided to have a crack at telling leadership stories in a different,  more authentic way. Welcome to episode 1.

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