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.

David Robertson
With guest
David Robertson
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2
EPISODE
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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
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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.
Ariane Beeston
With guest
Ariane Beeston
SEASON
1
EPISODE
6
October 18, 2020
Are you interested in leadership in the area of Mental Health? Do you wonder how you can channel your passion for mental health to lead and influence better outcomes in the community? Perinatal Mental Health disorders are a highly prevalent, but little understood area of Mental Health.
Robert van Barneveld
With guest
Robert van Barneveld
SEASON
1
EPISODE
5
October 12, 2020
Professor Robert van Barneveld takes us on a journey that opens us up to the business value-add of having diverse brains on leadership and decision-making teams. Rob speaks about the power diverse brains contribute to leadership. Rob claims we overlook the advantages to business that accrue from the inclusion of people with science and STEM skills at the leadership table. They bring a diverse lens, and the capacity to facilitate analytical discourse, grounded in data, to the decision-making process.
Mary Williams
With guest
Mary Williams
SEASON
1
EPISODE
4
October 5, 2020
Mary shares pragmatic and empathic insights into leading a mental health hospital delivering high quality services to people when they are most vulnerable. And….she puts heaps of myths to bed around Postnatal Depression.
Kelvin Spiller
With guest
Kelvin Spiller
SEASON
1
EPISODE
3
September 28, 2020
Kelvin makes no bones about the fact that people aiming for C-Suite roles must do so with intent. Otherwise, you won’t get to first base. He shares his lived experience, expertise and insights into preparing for successful entry into this level of leadership. Kelvin shares his frameworks for success, and leaves listeners with takeaways for each milestone of their journey to leadership.
Emma Thomas
With guest
Emma Thomas
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1
EPISODE
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September 28, 2020
How does a STEM girl become the CEO of the Sunshine Coast City Council, a Region with an economy of $18.5b? This episode introduces us to a little girl who, back in the day, breathlessly watched all the Space Shuttle launches with her Dad. Emma’s first job was with the Royal Australian Air Force as an Aeronautical Engineer – she had gained her pilot’s licence while still at school. In our conversation, Emma shares the significant career pivots she has made in her leadership career, and she leaves great takeaways for listeners on leadership journeys.
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