‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcasts - Andrew Short AFSM
Bringing People With You - Costa Georgiadis ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 19

Bringing People With You - Costa Georgiadis ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 19

January 13, 2021

Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect who gardens with his hands and his heart and in 2019 won the Australian Logies award for the Most Popular Presenter. Costa has an all-consuming passion for plants and people - he knows how to bring out the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. In this podcast I discuss matters of people and he shares what he’s learnt along the way about influencing people in working together for a common cause. Enjoy!

On Becoming a Senior Leader - Jason Sertori ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 18

On Becoming a Senior Leader - Jason Sertori ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 18

December 4, 2020

Jason Sertori is a former QFES officer who courageously took an opportunity with the United Nations in 2016. Currently based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jason Sertori is the Chief officer of the United Nations largest fire service, and has held this position since leaving QFES in 2016. In 2019, Jason was temporarily appointed as the Senior Coordinator for the Tactical Operations Centre for the Ebola Emergency Response, a position he held for several months, before returning to his normal role once that mission was achieved. In this podcast we discuss the many important points relating to moving from a frontline leadership role to a senior level leadership position. There are lots of pitfalls, however with the right counsel and some decent personal reflection, people can successfully make this jump. Enjoy the podcast!

Leadership Habits - Stuart Ellis AM ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 17

Leadership Habits - Stuart Ellis AM ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 17

November 1, 2020

Stuart Ellis AM is an experienced leader in the emergency management sector and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AFAC in 2012. Stuart is focussed on national initiatives that progress the effectiveness and professional standing of fire and emergency services and has a focus on progressing an industry wide, integrated approach to emergency management. Previously, Stuart Ellis was the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Officer of the South Australian Country Fire Service. In 2002 he established a consultancy company and has been involved in over 20 operational reviews including the Canberra Bushfires, the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission and the operational response to the Christchurch Earthquake. Prior to that Stuart was an Army Officer for over 22 years serving with the Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. Stuart’s view is that simple leadership habits form the foundation of a successful and resilient leadership, and during this podcast we explore what has worked for him over many years, and why?

Leadership in a Time of Disruption - Shannan Quain ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 16

Leadership in a Time of Disruption - Shannan Quain ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 16

October 8, 2020

Shannan Quain is a senior executive leader with experience across all levels of government. As the Chief of HR for a large Queensland Government Department she isn’t your typical CHRO as she started her career as a sports scientist and brings a different lens to the typical issues that organisations face. She isn’t afraid of a tough challenge and speaks with authority and respect as someone who has met many challenges head on to come out the other side a stronger and more capable leader. In this podcast, the topic is “Leadership in a time of disruption”. When considering the VUCA world (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) we now live in, there’s benefit in considering how best to frame our world view in the VUCA context, thus allowing us to accept and then confront the challenges that lie in wait. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” – Peter Drucker

What’s your leadership brand? - Executive Director Gen Wilcox - ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 15

What’s your leadership brand? - Executive Director Gen Wilcox - ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 15

September 15, 2020

“Your brand is a gateway to your true work. You know you are here to do something – to create something or help others in some way. The question is, how can you set up your life and work so that you can do it? The answer lies in your brand. When you create a compelling brand you attract people who want the promise of your brand – which you deliver”. – Dave Buck (Business Coach Professional).  With a rich background encompassing many different sectors and agencies, Gen Wilcox brings clarity to matters of personal reputation.  She uses the term ‘brand’ to articulate the manner by which people’s actions and legacy are seen by others.  As a current Executive Director within QFES, Gen is known as a person who is extremely considerate and someone who you can depend on.  She’s also one of the most insightful people I know.  Listeners will enjoy this discussion, and learn quite a bit about personal brand.  

Confident Humility as a Leadership Approach - Commissioner Andrew Crisp APM - ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 14

Confident Humility as a Leadership Approach - Commissioner Andrew Crisp APM - ‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 14

September 2, 2020

Andrew Crisp is the current Emergency Management Commissioner for Victoria, heading up Emergency Management Victoria. He started the role on the 13th of August 2018. Previously he held the position of Deputy Commissioner of Regional Operations of Victoria Police.  Andrew is clearly a people-centric type of leader, and it’s a pleasure to discuss matters of leadership with him. He has a view that ‘confident humility’ is an approach that all leaders could benefit from by using it as part of their overall leadership approach. As the byline of the Dan Kent book on ‘Confident Humility’ outlines, it’s about ‘Becoming Your Full Self without Becoming Full of Yourself’. Such a pleasure to talk with Andrew in this podcast episode.  Enjoy!

‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 13 – Craig Harper - Want to be a better Leader? Then get your Self-Awareness sorted!

‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 13 – Craig Harper - Want to be a better Leader? Then get your Self-Awareness sorted!

August 3, 2020

‘Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful’ (Ann Landers).  My guest for this Podcast - Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters, writers and educators in the areas of health, high-performance, resilience, self-management, leadership, corporate change, communication, stress management, addiction and personal transformation.  In this Podcast we discuss the concept of Self-Awareness including Internal and External aspects.  I absolutely enjoy the frankness of this guy, particularly in how he reflects on his own life, and the choices and changes he has taken as a result of living a live that keeps self-awareness as a key central factor.  As Anthony de Mello stated, “Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.”  If you want to know how to get to know yourself a little bit better, have a listen.

‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 12 - Eleni Dracakis - Big Egos and Leadership

‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 12 - Eleni Dracakis - Big Egos and Leadership

July 14, 2020

“Ego is just like dust in the eyes. Without clearing the dust, we can’t see anything clearly, so clear the ego and see the world.” (Anonymous.) What a pleasure to discuss matters of ego with Eleni Dracakis. Eleni is a Business Psychologist, entrepreneur and strategist, dedicated to helping leaders and teams thrive. In this Podcast we jump in to the wicked issue of big egos in teams and organisations, and in society more generally. We explore the questions around how egos can be healthy or unhealthy, and what you need to consider if you happen to work for or with someone with a large size ego. Have a listen, you may even recognise someone!

‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 11 - Commissioner Greg Leach - Leadership as a Journey

‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 11 - Commissioner Greg Leach - Leadership as a Journey

July 1, 2020

Commissioner Greg Leach joined the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services in December 2019.  With 33 years’ experience in the emergency services, Greg Leach is a highly-regarded emergency services executive with both country and metropolitan fire and ambulance services.  Now six months into his current role, Commissioner Leach agreed to speak with me on his own leadership journey, including his early life experiences and influences, and importantly we discussed his views on how personal values are an important foundation for developing and maintaining strong leadership.  If you want to get to know Commissioner Greg Leach a little bit better, this is the Podcast for you.

‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 10 - Kate Eggar - Collaborative Leadership, its Power, its Benefits.

‘Influence Me’ Leadership Podcast 10 - Kate Eggar - Collaborative Leadership, its Power, its Benefits.

June 13, 2020

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services keeps Kate busy with the corporate relationships that build community and strengthen the organisation, especially supporting the volunteer services of Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Service.  Sponsorship is too common a word for what happens with that.  Outside of that ‘work’, one of Kate’s goals is to build better humans and Kate uses Taekwondo to do that.  She has a solid perspective on people that has stemmed for a generation involved in that combat sport, at all levels.  She’s also spent many years on many committees and boards in sport, events and clubs including leadership roles at the national level.  With passions for volunteering, inclusion and sport, and, as a wife, mother of adult sons and cancer survivor, her busy life still finds time for hobbies of embroidery and medieval history in what can only be described as a ‘hyperactive’ lifestyle.

Kate’s personal core values are INTEGRITY - RESPECT - COURAGE – SERVICE. It’s a pleasure to have Kate as my Podcast 10 Guest.

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