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  • #56 Leadability, with Rowdy McLean

    Rowdy has created and led great companies. Author of ‘Leadability: How great leaders are made’, and with a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a graduate of the Disney Institute, plus a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Rowdy motivates, inspires and agitates individuals, teams and organisations to play a bigger game.


    [15:22 - 15:53] I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro for my 50th birthday, which was an incredible experience. When I got back I wrote the book because I was so impressed with the leadership skills of the Tanzanian guide who took us to the top of the mountain. The book is 30 tips on how to be a great leader, plus the story of the guide who took me up Kilimanjaro. 


    [21:45 - 22:29] There’s a shift from command and control style of leadership to collaborative leadership and then transformative leadership. And now it's really the humanizing of leadership, the ability to really understand and care and acknowledge people and their efforts and input.


    There's a global desire for talent right now and if you don't genuinely care for the person already in your business, it's likely they're off somewhere else.

    [23:04 - 23:14] In the companies I work with, it's actually middle leadership who need the most work.


    Voted recently as one of Australia’s top 3 Speakers, Rowdy McLean is a motivated, down-to-earth, practical leader and business expert. He walks his talk. Rowdy believes that individuals, teams, leaders and businesses are capable of playing a bigger game. His best selling book “Play a Bigger Game” was published in 7 countries. His most recent book “Leadability” is another best seller.



    Author of ‘Workplace Wisdom for 9 to thrive; the 12 soft skills everyone needs to know for workplace success', Nina frequents the speaking stage, in-person in Australia/New Zealand and virtually to international audiences from a professional studio on transforming team culture.

    With a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Education, and graduate of the 3-year program of the Australian Film, TV and Radio School, Nina worked as a Production Manager in television, before founding the training organisation, Brainpower Training Pty Ltd, now leading a team of Facilitators Australia-wide.

    Nina is a past chapter president of Professional Speakers Australia, a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and twice-certified CVP (Certified Virtual Presenter), which means she can present virtually for any timezone globally.

    If Manage Self, Lead Others inspires you, book Nina as a virtual speaker for your conference globally. In person in Australia visit .

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    The Manage Self, Lead Others podcast is mainly for experienced and aspiring managers to explore ways to elevate and transform team culture. Each week, Nina Sunday speaks with key experts from Australia and across the globe who share their insights in self-leadership and leading others.

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Manage Self, Lead Others. Nina Sunday presents.

Manage Self, Lead Others. Nina Sunday presents.

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