Made For More

Ally Nitschke

Leadership is an inside-out job. The Made For More podcast is the ultimate leadership resource providing advice on tangible and tactical skills to level up your leadership. Including your leadership mindset, to lead yourself, your team and your organisation. The podcast interviews lighthouse leaders from all areas of leadership; business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and gurus. Step away from the theory and the rule book and get ready to lead from your heart with courage and empathy. Do More | Be More | Achieve More and Win Your Own Game at madeformore.com.au For inquiries, you may send me a text at +61 412 052 404. read less
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080: Reflecting on Success and Celebrating Season Five with Ally Nitschke
Aug 7 2023
080: Reflecting on Success and Celebrating Season Five with Ally Nitschke
In this episode of the Made For More podcast, host Ally Nitschke wraps up season five, which focused on Leadership Your Way. She starts by expressing gratitude to her team for making the podcast possible. Ally emphasises the importance of a diverse approach to leadership, highlighting the need for different perspectives and strategies.Episode 66 introduces a new segment called Ally Speaks, where Ally answers questions and discusses her favourite topics. The episode also serves as an opportunity for Ally to thank her team and acknowledge their contributions to the podcast's success.Episode 67 features an interview with an award-winning pharmacist and entrepreneur Karen Brown. Karen shares insights on the most important leadership skills for 2023 and beyond, providing valuable advice for aspiring and current leaders.Episode 68, Ally interviews Clifford Morgan, a former member of the Royal Australian Air Force. Clifford shares his expertise on becoming a coaching leader and nurturing the next generation of leaders.Episode 69 features Renee Draper, the Chief People Officer at Peregrine Corporation. Renee discusses why great leadership goes beyond a title and emphasises the importance of building strong relationships and fostering a positive work culture.Episode 70, Dr Eva Balin-Vunuk joins Ally to discuss the differences between leadership in the public and private sectors. They explore the unique challenges and opportunities faced by leaders in each context.Episode 71 delves into the power of influence and how it impacts success in the workplace. Ally shares practical tips and strategies for increasing one's influence and achieving professional goals.Episode 72, Professor Jenny Shaw joins the podcast to discuss leadership in academia. They explore the unique challenges and opportunities faced by academic leaders and share insights on effective leadership strategies in this context.Episode 73, focuses on the importance of reflection and celebration. Ally encourages listeners to take time to reflect on their successes and celebrate their achievements in various areas of life, including family, brain power, health, productivity, learning, finances, fun, and the physical environment.
079: Building Self-Awareness and Effective Communication with Mel Kettle
Jul 31 2023
079: Building Self-Awareness and Effective Communication with Mel Kettle
In this episode, host Ally Nitschke interviews Mel Kettle who is an expert in leadership and communication. Mel's extensive experience includes working with associations, non-profits, and iconic brands. She is also the host of the podcast Disconnected Life and the author of two books.Mel shares her background and journey into the communication and leadership space. She recounts her first job counting people on the ski tube in the New South Wales Central Coast, as well as her experience organising conferences and working for the Office of Fair Trading in Queensland. Mel emphasises the importance of understanding the pain points of your audience and effectively communicating the right message at the right time.Ally and Mel discuss the challenges of communication and the importance of self-awareness. They provide valuable tips on becoming more self-aware, such as asking oneself questions, listening to others, and observing behaviours. They also highlight the significance of connection in both personal relationships and professional settings.Mel provides five essential tips for new leaders, including taking care of one's health, avoiding burning bridges, setting clear boundaries, understanding values and priorities, and leaving an organisation with grace.The episode covers four crucial lessons for starting a new job, which include prioritising health, maintaining good relationships, establishing clear boundaries, and starting as one intends to continue. Mel also emphasises the importance of learning to communicate with conviction to effectively influence, engage, inspire, and motivate.Listeners are encouraged to connect with Mel through her website, LinkedIn, Instagram, Threads, or by email. Ally also invites listeners to subscribe to the Made For More podcast and leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts. Both Ally and Mel can be found on various social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.Mel Kettle is an internationally recognised expert in fully connected leadership and communication. With more than two decades of experience, Mel is a valuable asset to leaders and teams that want to achieve real connection and sustained engagement. She is the host of the podcast This Connected Life and the author of two books, the best-selling Fully Connected and The Social Association. Connect with MelLinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and her website. Connect With Ally NitschkeMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our
078: Exploring Feminine Power: Unleashing the Potential of Modern Leadership with Josephine Palermo
Jul 24 2023
078: Exploring Feminine Power: Unleashing the Potential of Modern Leadership with Josephine Palermo
In this podcast episode, Ally Nitschke and Josephine Palermo delve into the topic of femininity and feminine power in the workplace and leadership roles. Drawing on her expertise as a PhD holder in education and her extensive experience in corporate Australia, Palermo asserts that femininity is not only relevant but serves as the foundation for modern leadership. She argues that recruitment processes should consider not only technical expertise but also relational capabilities, which can be found in both men and women. Palermo emphasises the importance of creating a work environment and culture that fosters collaboration and allows individuals to thrive. Additionally, she highlights the need for senior leaders to unlearn outdated behaviours and become allies to women in the workplace.The discussion continues with an exploration of the challenges faced by executives today, including increased interdependencies between functional roles, the need for vulnerability and personal leadership, and the importance of involving more women in finding solutions. Palermo shares an example from her book, where a male executive berates a male manager for his reluctance to engage with a stakeholder, using derogatory language. A senior female manager calls out this behaviour, prompting an open dialogue about its implications. Rather than focusing solely on behaviour change, Palermo advocates for dialogue and self-reflection, asking questions such as "What if we did it differently?" and "What are my biases?". She emphasises that men and women face similar challenges and encourages compassion and open dialogue to help men understand and navigate these issues.To wrap up the episode, Palermo offers five tips for effective leadership, including believing in one's unique feminine strengths, gaining awareness of biases, motivating individuals through autonomy, and prioritising teamwork. Listeners are invited to visit www.risingtofemininepower.com to learn more about Palermo's book, "Rising to Feminine Power," which features Wonder Woman on the cover.Josephine Palermo is a sought-after speaker, author, leadership coach, mentor, and podcast host with a deep understanding of gender psychology and organizational dynamics. Her philosophy centres around feminine power, as documented in her latest book "Rising to Feminine Power: The Lasso of Truth," where she explores the journey women go through to achieve true feminine power and addresses the struggles many women face with power. Josephine's popular podcast, "Gears, Action, Growth: Shifting Business Culture One Conversation at a Time," showcases her engaging conversational style and expertise, providing valuable knowledge, resources, and inspiration to the audience. Her key focus areas include helping women overcome barriers, viewing leadership through a positive feminine lens, and creating enriched and inclusive cultures that support women leaders to thrive.Links and Resources:Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gearedforgrowth.bizFacebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/risingtofemininepower  Twitter: @geared_4_growthInstagram: @gearedforgrowth.biz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephinepalermo/Website:
074: How To Develop Courageous And Servant Leadership with Sarah Morse
Jun 26 2023
074: How To Develop Courageous And Servant Leadership with Sarah Morse
What does it take to become a servant leader? What about courage - is it an essential part of modern leadership?In this episode, I got to interview Sarah Morse, a professional speaker, healthcare professional, and former (NSW) Young Australian of the Year. Sarah draws on 20 years as a nurse and humanitarian to bring a uniquely global and human perspective to the way humans think, work, and behave. What I absolutely enjoyed about this conversation was Sarah’s passion for servant and courageous leadership. Through her personal experience of burnout, Sarah believes that empowering people to thrive in the workplace is the most important part of a healthy workforce.Expect to learn more about servant leadership, the benefits of cultivating a culture of courage in the workplace, how to live your values as a leader, and easily applicable tools you can use to become a servant leader. Topics We Discussed Include:Introduction (00:00)Biggest Challenges Facing Modern Leaders (04:20)Sarah’s Time in a Romanian Orphanage (07:27)Everyday Servant Leadership (11:16)Living Your Values as a Leader (14:43)How to Unpack and Develop Your Own Personal Values (17:00)Benefits of Cultivating a Culture of Courage in the Team (18:50)Servant Leadership Plus Courageous Leadership at Work (20:27)Top 5 Tips for Leaders and Upcoming Leaders (23:28)Parting thoughts (26:59)Links and Resources:Sarah’s LinkedInSarahmorse.com.auConnect With Ally NitschkeMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our Courageous Conversations Guide
073: Reflect: One Of The Most Powerful Practices for Leaders with Ally Nitschke
Jun 20 2023
073: Reflect: One Of The Most Powerful Practices for Leaders with Ally Nitschke
Do you ever take time to reflect? When was the last time you made time to reflect on your life, celebrate wins, and assess your current situation? Today’s episode will be a little different from the leadership broadcasting we normally have. Instead, we’ll cover the benefits of creating time to reflect and celebrate life. Expect to learn the benefits of making time for reflection, how to make time for reflection, what to reflect on, the eight buckets in the Made for More success wheel, and much more!What You’ll Learn:Introduction (00:00)Creating Time to Reflect and Reevaluate (02:20)The Made for More Success Wheel (03:04)The Friends and Family Segment (04:24)Brain Power and How Our Minds Work (07:56)Making Time for Health and Recreation (11:28)Time and Productivity (14:11)Work, Study, and Finding Joy in Life-Long Learning (17:17)Have a Firm Grasp on Your Finances (19:13)The Fun Bucket (20:58)The Physical Environment (24:18)Why You Need to Forget About Perfection (25:56)Parting Thoughts (27:35)Links and Resources:Get the Reflect & Celebrate Workbook HereHigh Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon BurchardDear Digital, We need to talk: A guilt-free guide to taming your tech habits and thriving in a distracted world by Kristy GoodwinConnect With Ally NitschkeCheck out the Made For More blog HereMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our Courageous Conversations Guide
072: The Role of Transformational Leadership in Academic Institutions with Professor Jennie Shaw
Jun 12 2023
072: The Role of Transformational Leadership in Academic Institutions with Professor Jennie Shaw
Leadership means many things in academia. The good news is that with all the changes happening in the world, it’s an exciting time to be in higher education. The not-so-good news is that leadership in academia poses ethical and structural challenges that require a special set of capabilities.In this episode, I got to interview Professor Jennie Shaw, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of Academics at The University of Adelaide. I had an absolute blast speaking with Professor Shaw about her unique takes on leadership in the world of academia. Tune in to learn more about leadership styles in academia, why Australians are no longer going to university, and some intriguing thoughts on personal leadership. Let’s go! Topics We Discussed Include:Introduction (00:00)Getting to know Jennie Shaw (01:55)How Jennie successfully balances careers in art and law (03:50)The future of equity and fairness in Australia (06:07)Reasons why fewer Australians are going to university (08:58)Why the idea around careers is shifting among Australian youth (12:50)How to take on a new skill without disrupting your current life (16:50)The evolution of Jennie’s leadership (18:40)Jennie’s thoughts on personal leadership (21:03)Learning to become an adaptable leader (23:45)Taking time off after a hectic 2022 (26:33)Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (28:10)Parting thoughts (34:56)Links and Resources:Jennie’s LinkedInConnect With Ally NitschkeMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our Courageous Conversations Guide
070: Public vs. Private Sector Leadership: What's the Difference? with Dr. Eva Balan-Vnuk
Jun 1 2023
070: Public vs. Private Sector Leadership: What's the Difference? with Dr. Eva Balan-Vnuk
What is it like leading teams in government agencies? How different is it from leading teams in private organizations like Microsoft? In this episode, I got to interview Dr. Eva Balan-Vnuk, the Chief Information Officer at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia. Eva is a senior business & thought leader with experience in senior roles such as State Director for Microsoft. I met Eva at a conference in 2022 and was absolutely blown away by her leadership journey.Tune in to learn more about what it's like working for the government, why you should never lower your standards as a leader, how to cope with culture shock at a new job, and much more. Make sure you have your notebooks ready because this one's a cracker!Topics We Discussed Include:Introduction (00:00)Getting to know Dr. Eva Balan-Vnuk (03:38)How Eva transitioned from working in tech to working for the government (04:46)What it means to work around lean processes (06:19)Biggest challenges working for the government (07:26) Why lowering standards sets everyone up for failure (10:02)Benefits of running a values workshop (15:30)Leaders act as they must, not as they feel they should (19:10)Characteristics of high-flying teams in government (20:09)What Eva does out of work to decompress (25:09)Tech in 2016 versus tech in 2023 (27:42) Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (34:13)Parting thoughts (38:04)Links and Resources:Eva's WebsiteEva's LinkedInFollow Eva on TwitterConnect With Ally NitschkeMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our Courageous Conversations Guide
069: Why Great Leadership is Much More Than Your Title with Renee Draper
May 31 2023
069: Why Great Leadership is Much More Than Your Title with Renee Draper
Are you a young leader? Do you think you’re worthy of respect? Gone are the days when leaders automatically received respect due to their titles. Today’s teams demand a new type of leader; the type worthy of their respect, regardless of age. In this episode, I interviewed Renee Draper, the Chief People Officer of Peregrine Corporation. Renee has a long history of leading large teams in highly strategic but practical workplaces where people, service, and positive experiences are at the heart of everything they do. I absolutely loved Renee’s passion for creating a workplace where people want to be part of something exciting and take ownership of the organization’s success. Tune in to hear Renee describe what it takes to build a strong people culture, why a title doesn’t necessarily earn you people’s respect, and how having structure can free up your life. Let’s go! Topics We Discussed Include:Getting to Know Renee Draper (00:00)Renee’s First Taste of Leadership (04:27)Why Renee Joined Peregrine Corporation (06:47)What It’s Like Transforming Owner-Operated Businesses (07:58)Renee’s Big Why (09:16)How to Build Resilience For Yourself and Your Team (11:22)Renee’s Resilience Practice (13:28)How Having Structure Can Free Up Your Life (18:27)The Benefits of Making Time For Reflection (20:22)Major Highlights in Renee’s Career So Far (21:05)Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (24:23)Parting thoughts (27:29)Links and Resources:Renee’s LinkedInConnect With Ally NitschkeMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our Courageous Conversations Guide
068: How to Become a Coaching Leader and Help Create the Next Generation of Leaders with Clifford Morgan
May 30 2023
068: How to Become a Coaching Leader and Help Create the Next Generation of Leaders with Clifford Morgan
What was your first month in leadership like? If you’re like most people, you probably weren’t good at it. I know I wasn’t, but my experience doesn’t come close to what today’s guest experienced. In just his first month as a leader, 15 volunteers quit. Imagine that! In this episode, I got to interview Clifford Morgan, a former member of the Royal Australian Air Force and now the Director and Principal of Lumian Consulting - a firm helping leaders and organizations unlock their potential and performance. What I absolutely loved about this conversation was Clifford’s ability to use illustrative stories and practical strategies to demonstrate the transformative power of coaching leadership.Tune in to hear Cliff share insights into what it means to be a coaching leader, how to develop a pipeline of leaders for your organization, and ways to help your employees become better problem solvers.Topics We Discussed Include:Introduction (00:00)Getting to know Clifford Morgan (02:00)Clifford’s journey to the Australian Air Force (03:40)Leadership in the Air Force versus civilian leadership (04:55)How Clifford lost 15 volunteers in his first month as a leader (08:53)Breaking down Clifford’s book The Coaching Leader (11:08)The difference between a good leader and a great leader (14:27)Roadblocks to Effective Leadership (17:47) How long does it take to become a coaching leader? (21:40)Ways to help your employees become better problem solvers (26:52) Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (29:00)Parting thoughts (33:24)Links and Resources:Clifford’s LinkedInClifford’s websiteThe Coaching Leader: Essential Skills to Enhance Your Leadership and Develop Your People Every Day by Clifford MorganConnect With Ally NitschkeMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our Courageous Conversations Guide
067: The Most Important Leadership Skills for 2023 and Beyond with Karen Brown
May 29 2023
067: The Most Important Leadership Skills for 2023 and Beyond with Karen Brown
Why do professional athletes make the best leaders and entrepreneurs? Which unique qualities among successful athletes can translate into the business world? In this episode, I got to interview Karen Brown, an award-winning pharmacist, entrepreneur, and Founder of Batch Tested - a company on a mission to ensure no athlete returns a positive drug test due to a contaminated supplement or nutritional product. What I absolutely loved about Karen is her ability to wear many hats - Pharmacist, Pharmacy Owner, Founder, Director, Leader, Speaker and most proudly wife and mum.Tune in to hear Karen drop nugget after nugget on how the busiest people get things done, why nothing exciting happens in equilibrium, and the building blocks of kind, connected, and courageous leadership. This one’s an absolute banger! Topics We Discussed Include:Introduction (00:00)Getting to Know Karen Brown (03:34)Why Karen Chose to Pursue Pharmacy (06:20)Balancing Study and Professional Sports (08:49) How the Busiest People Get More Things Done (10:39)The Benefits of Living in the Present (13:50)Karen’s First Taste of Entrepreneurship (17:53)Why Leaders Need to Stop Trying to Fix Everything (21:58)The Concept of Coaching in Leadership (24:50)Batch Tested and What It's All About (28:10)Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (32:57)Parting thoughts (34:54)Links and Resources:Karen’s LinkedInBatchtested.com.auConnect With Ally NitschkeMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our Courageous Conversations Guide
065: Creating a workplace people want to return to with Lee Caraher
Aug 1 2022
065: Creating a workplace people want to return to with Lee Caraher
With PR, Public Relations, and communications evolving all the time, the myth that PR is only for companies and media related should be shaken off. Think about who is your public? your customers, employees, business associates, suppliers, government, the community, including those who hate your business. Without PR, businesses are sure to be left behind as it revolves around influencing or informing someone about something or anything that is of interest to you. How you define public defines how PR is conducted. Thus, leaving PR only for the companies could be a grave mistake on your part.Gone are the times when a CEO or a corporate executive could take refuge behind the veil of corporate brand; even if you attempt it, you are definitely committing a blunder, in present times. Personal branding is a reality everywhere, including Australia. Ensuring visibility and engagement both within and outside work is important. Take the typical example for what people look for while looking for a job; obviously it is not the pay or working conditions. But it is about “What is it going to be like working for ….” And “Who am I working with and for”. Unfortunately, businesses do not realise this.Those leaders who want to thrive should make themselves visible within the organisation and exhibit your organisational-value-driven behaviour to build personal relations. Take advantage of social media, emails or zoom to connect with your employees. Similarly, connect with outsiders on LinkedIn or webinars through your areas of expertise. Telling stories of how one learned something hard way is a great way to connect with people.High workforce mobility coupled with wider job choices than ever and changing nature of jobs, everyone is bound to leave the organisation at some point of time. But what is important is ensuring that they remain with the organisation for longer than they intended/planned. This calls for creating a “place to stay for”. But people can’t be kept for a whole career. So, one needs to look beyond and strategise on how to build a “place one would want to return to”.It would be another blunder if you work in the direction of policies against re-hiring. Rather turn to loyalty as the key to keep people attached and connected. Keeping the people who left within your radar ensure both celebrating them and also maintaining a path to return will go a long way in ensuring both growth and sustainability. But the question of “how” remains. Thus, to help you know more about building an organisational culture that will lead to boomerang of your past employees, in this special episode of Made For More podcast, we are glad to bring to you, our guest, Lee Caraher. She is the CEO of of Double Forte, a national independent PR & Communications agency. An acclaimed communication strategist and author of two books, she is known for her practical solutions to big problems. She is on a mission to help small businesses break through the noise and make big impact. She has a reputation of building cohesive high producing teams who have fun together at the same time. So, tune in to learn more!Topics We Discussed include:·     Getting to know Lee Caraher (3:22)·     The myth of “PR is only for companies” (5:20)·     Ways to elevate Personal Relations within the organisation (8:43)·     Ways to elevate Personal Relations outside the organisation (10:45)·     A culture that people want to return to (13:41)·     Millennials and return (20:40)·      Re-hiring (21:48)·     Loyalty and return (22:26)·     Allowing and encouraging Return...
064: Data Storytelling For Data Informed Decision Making with Selena Fisk
Jul 25 2022
064: Data Storytelling For Data Informed Decision Making with Selena Fisk
If you find it daunting to work your way through data, you are not alone. Data is a reality, both at work and home, but often people find it challenging to navigate through data to make an informed decision. Now more than ever, understanding data is a skill that all leaders need to use, manage and recognise what story the data is telling and make informed decisions based on that evidence.It's important to recognise that data-driven and data-informed are two different things. While the former focuses only on numbers and excludes the human side of the story, data-informed accounts for both the quantitative as well as qualitative information which provides a holistic picture. At the end of the day, data does not tell us what we need to do, it requires human touch to know what needs to be done.Like any storytelling, in data story-telling one needs to be passionate, confident and the story should sound interesting (WIIFM) so that it inspires people to want to take action. In addition, having visuals will drive the point home. The way you tell the data story should be able to change the perspective of people.In a world rich of data, if you are worried and wondering how to improve your data story-telling skills (as a beginner), relax and identify the insights. If the does not come easily observing someone who tells a very good data story can be a good starting point. Observe what stood out and how they made it sound interesting and then replicating those will likely help you be a better data story teller.Data is here to stay and expected to be stacked up in organisations, at least in the short/medium term. It is expected to grow exponentially but humans need to be able to make the final decision after evaluating its impact. That’s decision-making process can never be replaced by technology. So put your fear of being redundant due to technology at rest. However, data storyteller expert Selena Fisk cautions that it is important to be not over-run by technology but be able to appreciate its utility and make your own decision.The common tendency of confirmation bias that we experience in our daily lives is yet another phenomenon that needs to be avoided and the importance of looking at the data afresh with new eyes cannot be emphasised enough.To know more about data storytelling, tune in into our new episode with Selena Fisk, who is passionate about helping others sort through the numbers to tell the real stories and lead positive change. With her experience of having mentored hundreds of executive leaders, middle managers and employees in data storytelling, she discusses the highlights of data storytelling based on her book, 'I'm not a numbers person: How to make good decisions in a data rich world" which was published in April this year by Major Street Publishing.Topics We Discussed include:Getting to know Selena Fisk (3:21)Data-driven Vs. data-informed decision-making (6:03)Aptitude for numbers: Kids Vs. adults (8:41)First step towards data literacy/capability (10:07)Data literacy (12:04)3 components of data story-telling (13:21)Normal story-telling Vs. data story-telling (14:20)How to improve data story-telling for beginners (15:29)Data in next 10 years (18:26)Apprehension in embracing technology (20:35)Confirmation bias (22:52)Top five tips for leaders (25:32)Links and Resources:Connect With Selena Fiskhttps://www.selenafisk.com/Connect with Selena Fisk via
059: How to prevent burnout and the steps to recover from burnout with Jess Stuart
Apr 25 2022
059: How to prevent burnout and the steps to recover from burnout with Jess Stuart
With a desire to be successful and achieve high performance, people often throw themselves into work to the extent that you are completely exhausted by the end of week; working for 60, 70 hours and you don’t have time to take a much-deserved break. And to add on you have the imposter syndrome which makes you feel that you do not deserve to be where you are positioned and then feel the pressure to do well to justify the position you are in.In reality, this culture of wanting to do the best; your pursuit for brilliance could be actually driving you towards burnout. Your desire to do more, putting in a greater number of hours, wanting to have perfection, which we believe is the recipe for success and high performance, can actually lead to burnout without your awareness.If you are too exhausted to get out of the bed by Friday night or do not have time to catch up with your social circle or too busy to carry out your favourite activity, then you could probably be heading towards burnout.Prevention is definitely better than cure.Self-care is one strategy to prevent burnout. It is a duty which is not listed in the job description that allows us to do everything on the job description. Thus, it should not to be treated as a luxury but a necessity. It could be as simple as starting with something small which is easy to do like doing yoga, going for a brief walk and the like. But people could often have a long a list that it starts putting pressure on you and ultimately self-care could lead to burnout. One needs to know what fuels your tank.If you have been working too many hours or taking on too many tasks lately, don’t spread yourself too thin that you land up delivering crap; learn to say ‘No’ to save yourself from burnout. Our guest for this episode believes that it is not your job to know it all or do it all. Tune in into our podcast and listen to what Jess Stuart has to say on ‘how to prevent burnout and the steps to recover from burnout’. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experiences on being a sustainable resource and achieving our potential.Topics We Discussed include:·     Getting to know Jess Stuart (3:20)·     Signs of burnout (4:10)·     What led to burnout (6:58)·     Imposter Syndrome and burnout (8:45)·     How to get out of burnout (10:23)·     Learnings from Buddhist monks (12:14)·     Self-care (13:50)·     Saying No and setting limits (15:46)·     Brilliance Now as opposed to how Jess defined Brilliance then (18:11)·     What can you do to actively come out of burnout (20:39)·     Key signs to look out for (22:34)·     Top five tips for leaders (24:05)Links and ResourcesConnect with Jess Stuart via LinkedInConnect with Jess Stuart via FacebookConnect with Jess Stuart via InstagramConnect with Jess Stuart via YouTubeWebsite: Jessstuart.co.nzBook: Burnout to BrillianceBook: The Superwoman Survival Guide: A Book for Busy WomenConnect With Ally Nitschke
058: How to get the team to see your vision with Bruce Djite
Apr 18 2022
058: How to get the team to see your vision with Bruce Djite
Institutions and organisations plan and set targets but they need the support of the team and the stakeholders to be materialised. This is where the role of a leader becomes strategic as he/she needs to get the team to see that vision and get them on board.The inclusion of people’s idea into that plan and being able to provide value to the members are critical. This process can be accelerated by making investment in people; getting to know people outside your normal circle, by taking interest in their stories and building networks. This allows for understanding different perspectives, both from the personal and cultural levels, which is very important for a leader.This is what the former professional footballer and the current CEO at Committee for Adelaide, Bruce Djite, our guest for this episode, has to say. Listen to Bruce who has moved from being an athlete, a professional soccer player, to being a man behind policy driving the development of Adelaide with plans for population to traffic, infrastructure and technology driven growth for Adelaide, out of his sheer like for challenge.For Adelaide to achieve its targets for 2030, Bruce says the individual organisations need to position themselves for growth, need to be openminded and have a growth mindset. They should have the ability to see the talent rather than letting them go where they are appreciated – eye for preventing brain-drain.To know the details, listen to our podcast with Bruce Djite.Topics We Discussed include:·  Getting to know Bruce Djite (2:59)·  Targets or plans for Adelaide (6:45)·  Sector or industry with biggest growth potential (9:10)·  Reason for moving from sports to policy making (Committee of Adelaide) (10:44)·  Getting the team aboard (16:39)·  Role of the stakeholders in realising your goals (20:20) mindset of the people·  How to get the individual organisations moving forward (22:15)·  How to build/grow your network (25:01)·  Knowing different languages and openness to multi(cultural) perspectives (27:41)·  What lies ahead for Committee of Adelaide (30:27)·  Solutions and being ambitious (31:19)·  Mindset (32:03)·  Top five tips for leaders (36:17)Links and ResourcesConnect with Bruce via FacebookConnect with Bruce via InstagramConnect with Bruce via LinkedInConnect with Bruce via Twittercommitteeforadelaide.org.auadelaideconnect.com.auConnect With Ally NitschkeMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our