Episodes
Many of us dream about reinventing ourselves in a completely new career, but don't know how or when to do so - and if it's even feasible. Margie Hartley speaks to Founder and CEO of Grande Experiences Bruce Peterson, to find out how he went from P.E. teaching to becoming a pioneer of the art scene, what the mindset and actions were on his journey to a new industry and how to transfer skills from a previous role into a completely different career. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 07/26/21
Many of us want to make a difference, change the world and leave a legacy. But where do we start with this lofty goal? Margie Hartley speaks with Holly Ransom, Founder and CEO of strategic advisory group Emergent and author of ‘The Leading Edge'. Holly was named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the AFR, has delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama and interviewed Barack Obama. They discuss the current state of leadership in the workplace, the principles of mindset, method...
Published 07/19/21
Most of us have heard of, or experienced a toxic workplace. Even our Federal Parliament has been labelled an environment of toxic low standards for our female politicians who have been democratically voted to represent us. So what does it really feel like to be a female politician in Australia and what can we learn from those that have endured, survived and in some cases even flourished? Margie Hartley talks with former Federal MP in the Rudd and Gillard Governments and author of 'Sex Lies...
Published 06/28/21
How often have you focused on the bad feedback in a conversation, when in fact there was plenty of good news in there too? How often have you immediately looked at what’s wrong rather than what’s strong about yourself? It turns out this is a human characteristic that is universal and more common than not, so how do we use this negativity bias for good, to help us live more effective working lives? Margie Hartley speaks with Dr Roy Baumeister, Professor of Psychology at University of...
Published 06/21/21
Why do we do stupid things and what is it that can stop us from doing stupid things? Is the answer willpower and self-control? Margie Hartley speaks with social psychologist, scientist and researcher, Dr Roy Baumeister who is known for ground breaking research on self-esteem, self-control, motivation and free will. In this episode they explore what research has found about why people do stupid things, what willpower is good for and how to use self control like a muscle for greater...
Published 06/14/21
A universal characteristic of a great leader is one that develops others. It's hard to do and it’s often not done well, but when the concept of developing others is applied properly it makes for a high performing, dynamic and engaged workplace. Margie Hartley sits down with Pip Marlow, CEO of Salesforce ANZ & ASEAN and former Managing Director of Microsoft Australia to find out why developing others through new opportunities, recognising strengths and giving feedback on development areas,...
Published 06/07/21
To lead is to bring confidence to the people you lead and the customers who buy your services and products; but recently many of us have lost confidence in brands, companies and subsequently leaders. Margie Hartley sits down with best selling author and Founder of Speakers Institute Sam Cawthorn, to find out what's missing in the current state of leadership, the importance of character over charisma and Sam's incredible story of becoming one of the world's most in-demand professional speakers...
Published 05/31/21
Traditionally, senior leaders have been long-term fixtures at the top of organisations, who have taken long periods of time to be appointed. But there's a new phenomenon within senior leadership - the interim C-suite executive. Margie Hartley sits down with Interim CIO at Cover-More Travel Insurance Nicki Doble, to learn about this new way of operating, what sort of person is suited to the role and whether this style of leadership is the way of the future. See omnystudio.com/listener for...
Published 05/24/21
For decades teams and their performance has been the subject of countless books, research papers and headaches for leaders. Teams who struggle with interpersonal dynamics, have trouble making decisions or can’t delegate effectively. Margie Hartley speaks to Novartis Professor of Leadership at Harvard Business School, Amy Edmondson to find out the difference between formal teams and the concept of teaming, what the keys are to effectively build and work in successful teams and why we need...
Published 05/10/21
Have you ever sat in a meeting bursting with a great idea, but chosen not to speak about it? Have you ever been with your manager and not shared your recent mistakes for fear of losing your bonus, or even your job? We've all heard the term psychological safety, but what does it really look like in a work context? Margie Hartley speaks to Novartis Professor of Leadership at Harvard Business School, Amy Edmondson to learn how we can create psychologically safe work environments and whether...
Published 05/03/21
How do we write a resume that will get us noticed and hired? How do we put our life's work into one document? And how do we negotiate for a salary we think we deserve? Margie Hartley talks to Career and Negotiations Strategist Claudia Miller, to find out what hiring managers are looking for in a resume, how to prepare for an interview and how to successfully negotiate the salary we want in order to land our dream job. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/26/21
We tend to think of burnout as a problem that can be solved with some simple self-care, but evidence shows that it’s is a rapidly evolving workplace phenomenon and organisations need to take the lead in developing a strategy to prevent it. Margie Hartley talks to award winning journalist and author of The Burnout Epidemic, Jennifer Moss to find out why burnout is so widespread, what it looks like in the workplace and how leaders can ensure their employees aren't chronically overworked.  See...
Published 04/19/21
Networking, negotiating, communicating, leading and career planning are all critical to our career success. But does anyone ever teach us these skills? Margie Hartley talks to Mark Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You, to find out how we can master these vital skills and stay ahead of the curve in our career progression. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/12/21
Many people have been prompted to rethink the way and why of their work, and whether they should start their own business and be their own boss during and post Covid. Is the dream potentially a reality or just hype? And what do we really need to do to take the entrepreneurial plunge? Margie Hartley sits down with experienced business builder and board member Jeff Cooper, to discuss whether it's better to be an employee or take the plunge into entrepreneurship.     See...
Published 03/15/21
Why do we often end up competing against our work team mates and what exactly do we compete for? Is this instinct, or the badly constructed system of workplaces? Margie Hartley talks to Lex Dwyer, director of Corporate Fitness Services to discuss the paradox of competition and collaboration at work and how we can combine the two to be our most effective. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/08/21
Are we the most self-obsessed generation in history? Margie Hartley talks to Simon Hammond, Adj. Professor & Industry Fellow, Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University and author of Brutal Truths, Surviving in a World of Lies, Taboos and B******t; to find out how we have lost our tribes and why individualism has been favoured over collectivism.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/01/21
If 2020 showed us anything, it’s the importance of fostering a positive culture at work, but how can we improve work culture if we're not in the office? Margie Hartley sits down with Founder and CEO of The Culture Equation, Hiam Sakakini to discuss the importance of good leadership in the workplace, change management and how to create a work environment that employees actually want to be a part of. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/22/21
Big-noting, dominating meetings, taking credit for other people's work and manipulating the truth are all signs of a narcissist at work. Margie Hartley sits down with Associate Professor of Coaching and Counselling Be Pannell, in the third of a three part series to discuss how to best manage and deal with narcissistic personalities in a work environment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/15/21
How do we recognise a narcissist and what's the best way to cope with gaslighting, stonewalling, baiting and bread-crumbing behaviour? Margie Hartley sits down with Associate Professor of Coaching and Counselling Be Pannell, in the second of a three part series to discuss how narcissists see the world and the behaviour to look out for in relationships. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/08/21
We have all labelled someone we know or work with as a narcissist at some point. There are many myths about what the characteristics of narcissism actually are and whether narcissists are simply self-promoting, high-flying manipulators. Margie Hartley sits down with Associate Professor of Coaching and Counselling Be Pannell in the first of a three part series looking at how to recognise a narcissist and how to cope with this behaviour in different environments. See omnystudio.com/listener...
Published 02/01/21
Can a toilet roll help change the world for the better? Margie Hartley speaks with Simon Griffiths, CEO of social enterprise 'Who Gives a Crap,' a toilet paper company that builds toilets in the developing world. They discuss how Simon went from corporate high-flyer to leader of a not-for-profit organisation fighting for social change, and how to make a global impact with small attainable changes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/09/20
Have you ever experienced the feeling of not being included in a work discussion, or being in a team where everyone knows that if you challenge a leader or an idea you'll get shot down? Margie Hartley sits downs with Sophie Hampel, Founder of Leadership and Diversity Consultancy Inkling to find out how to create psychological safety in the workplace and create an environment to freely share ideas, admit mistakes and take risks without fear. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/02/20
At the age of 16, Layne Beachley announced to the world that she was turning pro and as a professional surfer she was going to win a world championship. She became the world champion in 1998 at the age of just 22, and went on to win six consecutive world titles, claiming her seventh in 2006. Layne is now an author and a speaker, and has created her own online development course - Own Your Truth to help others realise their potential. Margie Hartley sits down with Layne to discuss...
Published 10/26/20
In just two and a half years, Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald have achieved more than most podcasters dream of with their podcast 'Shameless'. With over 17 million downloads and a dedicated fan base, they have become the unintended voice of a generation of 20-somethings. Margie Hartley talks to Michelle and Zara about how they've built a hugely successful media business at such a young age and the responsibility of their voice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/19/20
Everyone’s talking about the future of work, asking questions like what does the new normal actually look like? Will we go back to the office block lifestyle? Is flexible remote working sustainable? And are we desperate to get back to the office and our peers? The global pandemic has changed our understanding of the traditional office and led to confusion about the desire and ability for us to choose the environment we work in. Margie Hartley sits down with Balder Tol, Australian General...
Published 10/12/20