What Leaders Know - The Podcast

Presented by Penny, this podcast takes you into the lived experience of accomplished leaders. Sit in on conversations with leaders who share their drivers, aspirations, challenges and insights. No matter where you are on your leadership career journey, this is the podcast for you.

Assistant Commissioner, Shane Chelepy
With guest
Assistant Commissioner, Shane Chelepy
SEASON
2
EPISODE
6
March 29, 2021
In this, the second part of our conversation with Queensland Police Service, Assistant Commissioner, and Operations Commander, COVID-19 Command Shane Chelepy, we get to the nub of leading under pressure. Shane shares the pointy end of his leadership career, and opens up about the complexities, challenges and rewards of Commanding the operations of the COVID19 Command, from its inception at the onset of the pandemic to the ongoing journey. Shane provides people on leadership journeys with tangible insights into his thinking, reflections, insights and takeaways as he navigated and led a pathway for the Operations Command COVID19 of the Queensland Police Service.
Assistant Commissioner, Shane Chelepy
With guest
Assistant Commissioner, Shane Chelepy
SEASON
2
EPISODE
5
March 23, 2021
Episode 5 of What Leaders Know is Part 1 of a two-part conversation with Assistant Commissioner, Queensland Police Service, Shane Chelepy. Shane is Operations Commander of the COVID-19 Command with QPS. In our two-part conversation, Shane takes us on his journey to becoming an accomplished and successful leader within the Queensland Police Service. Episode 5 is Part 1 of this conversation. Shane talks about his early journey into the adventures of policing, quickly tempered by significant early learning experiences. Shane discusses his exposure to the courageous leadership of some senior police who led the critical cultural change in the wake of the Fitzgerald Inquiry. He shares that this led him to focus on excelling as he grew a leadership career across a diverse range of the organisation’s operations and Commands. Shane shares stories, insights and leadership takeaways gained across the roles that became the platform for his later promotions into the executive roles of Assistant Commissioner.
Mitra Khakbaz
With guest
Mitra Khakbaz
SEASON
2
EPISODE
4
March 15, 2021
A diverse leader does not a diverse organisation make. Mitra Khakbaz, Deputy CEO of Host International believes we must weave diversity through the very fibre of our organisations, across all levels of form and function to meet the growing diversity of our society. Mitra asks how do we begin to hear the diverse voices of people who are refugees or who have been displaced from their countries of origin? And the role of participatory leadership where all voices are heard through the power-sharing process within communities. Apart from her work with Host International, Mitra is on a personal mission to empower and support women and girls going through resettlement in Australia. In her conversation, she shares insights into her emerging conceptual framework grounded in participatory leadership that seeks to address the pressing issues for this cohort of women. Across our conversation, Mitra draws on a rich tapestry of her own unique journey of seeking, and building, a secure future in Australia. Mitra shares insights about the numerous challenges and barriers women face when they find themselves displaced from their country of origin. She shares insights into participatory protection that is the goal of some of Host International's place-based initiatives across South East Asia. Mitra shares her own lifelong journey to leadership learning, and leaves us with much to reflect on as we move forward in our own journeys.
Penny Beeston
With guest
Penny Beeston
SEASON
2
EPISODE
3
March 7, 2021
Accomplished leaders have many traits and tools in their leadership toolkits. One of the leadership tools we all possess, but frequently overlook, is Intent. Intent is a power-tool in the toolkit of anyone building a leadership career. Intent charges up our energy and points us in the direction of our future. However, Intent can also be illusive. When we feel we are losing the traction in our careers, it may be that our career Intent has slipped into idle. Many accomplished leaders include a check on their Career Intent annually to ensure they are focussed and injecting energy into the ongoing development of their leadership career.
Zane Ali
With guest
Zane Ali
SEASON
2
EPISODE
2
March 1, 2021
Zane Ali is now part of a unique alumni. Zane is a young and accomplished leader who took up his first C-Suite role in 2020, just as COVID presented itself on the world stage. As Interim CEO of MS Queensland, a Statewide, For Purpose organisation responding to the needs of people living with Multiple Sclerosis, Zane met COVID19 head on as he navigated the organisation successfully through 2020. In this Episode hear how Zane took his financial skills into the Corporate sector straight out of uni, however he had intrinsic drivers that pulled him towards the For Purpose Sector. Zane has brought his unique skill-set of financial acumen, business savvy and a deep empathy for people in need into the For Purpose sector, where he has grown in career for the past fifteen years. Zane’s narrative will engage listeners, no matter where they are on their own leadership journey.
David Robertson
With guest
David Robertson
SEASON
2
EPISODE
1
February 21, 2021
What trends are emerging in the leadership of Independent Schools as we move into this decade? This episode will be of interest to those pursuing a leadership career in the Education Sector, and in particular, leadership in the Independent Schooling Sector. David Robertson, Executive Director, Independent Schools Queensland, shares his reflections, insights and takeaways from a lengthy leadership career in the Independent Schooling Sector in two States. David brings a unique lens to the future of education and its journeyman, technology.
Penny Beeston
With guest
Penny Beeston
SEASON
1
EPISODE
10
November 15, 2020
Have you ever asked a group of people the same question, and marveled at how the unique lens of each individual shapes the answer to that question? I asked eight leaders to answer my question “why does leadership matter?” In this episode of What Leaders Know you can tune into the wisdom derived from eight unique leaders, and reflect on what your own answer would be were I to ask you..”Why does leadership matter?”
Garth Callender
With guest
Garth Callender
SEASON
1
EPISODE
9
November 8, 2020
This episode takes us on Garth Callender’s leadership journey which is marked by deployments to Iraq in 2004 and 2006 and a final deployment to Afghanistan in 2009 in Command of the Weapons Intelligence Team. In his first deployment, Garth became the first serious Australian casualty of that war. Garth brings 20 years of Military experience with the Australian Armed Forces to his Company, Trebuchet Pivot. Garth works with leadership teams in the Corporate sector to identify, unpack and plan for the complex layers of risk that present in our contemporary business environment. This conversation takes us into a unique journey to leadership, with great insights for people on leadership journeys.
Dr Lisa Griffiths
With guest
Dr Lisa Griffiths
SEASON
1
EPISODE
8
November 1, 2020
This episode will be a value-add for leaders looking for sustainable growth in their organisations or departments. Leaders who adopt an evidence-based approach to decision-making and professional practice and services are on a winner. Dr Lisa Griffiths shares how she has embedded an evidence base to the processes and practices at OzChild and the sustainable growth this is delivering.
Kate Hillman
With guest
Kate Hillman
SEASON
1
EPISODE
7
October 26, 2020
Is your leadership career heading in an unknown direction? In this conversation, you will hear from a leader with a less than traditional approach to her leadership career. Kate Hillman likens her own journey through leadership with letting go her grip of one vine, whilst swinging out to the next. It seems that all vines taken by Kate prepared her for leadership. Kate is Oceania People Partner, People Advisory Services with Ernst & Young, and prior to this she was Managing Consultant with IBM Global Services.
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