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The Dynamic Leader Podcast

The Dynamic Leader Podcast

By Shelley Flett
In season #3 we continue speaking with experts and sharing insights around the future of leadership, the importance of communication, building capability through people, remaining curious and transforming the way we approach work to become more effective and ultimately, more dynamic.

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Episode #95. Interview with Fleur Heazlewood on resilience
In this episode Shelley speaks with founder of the Blueberry Institute, Fleur Heazlewood on the topic of resilience and how leaders can enable their staff to understand what strategies will work for them. Fleur shares that we experience resilience and wellbeing uniquely so to build it we need to shift from the generic term and consider it specific to our individual needs. Grab yourself a copy of the Resilience Recipes book: https://resiliencerecipes.com Connect with Fleur: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleur-heazlewood-a76b227/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
49:46
May 24, 2022
Episode #94. Interview with Kasun Samarawickrama on the making of leaders
In this episode Shelley speaks about the making of leaders with GM of a national facilities services organisation, Kasun Samarawickrama. While some people seem to have a natural confidence around leadership, for most, it is built through experience and practice with the longer we do it the better we generally become. Kasun shares that, with the changing business landscape, the leaders who will succeed will be those who let their team evolve, grow and adapt. It’s not up to leaders to tell or direct, but rather help them find a way that works best for them. Connect with Kasun: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kasun-samarawickrama/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
36:25
May 17, 2022
Episode #93. Interview with Carolyn Butler-Madden on connecting results with purpose
In this episode Shelley speaks with Chief Purpose Activist at The Cause Effect Consultancy, Carolyn Butler-Madden, about the benefits of connecting business outcomes with a greater purpose and how some of the most successful companies in the world embrace love. Carolyn shares that it is love that inspires action and keeps people showing up through the good, the bad and the ugly. When leaders can facilitate a safe space for their people to succeed they will bring their best selves to work…then, the rest takes care of itself. Get yourself a copy of For Love & Money: https://www.carolynbutlermadden.com/product-page/for-love-money-how-to-profit-with-purpose-and-grow-a-business-with-love Connect with Carolyn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolynbm/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
54:50
May 12, 2022
Episode #92. Interview with Liz Kislik on workplace conflict
In this episode Shelley speaks with management consultant, Liz Kislik, about the dynamics of conflict in the workplace. Where it’s of benefit, where it’s damaging and where it come from for most people. Liz shares how we’re wired for security and the need to be safe. We talk about those that like conflict, those that don’t and how to manage both heathy and ugly conflict. Connect with Liz: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizkislik/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
52:23
May 03, 2022
Episode #91. Interview with Mark Berridge on mental strength
In this episode Shelley speaks with Mark about his bicycle accident that left him with a sever spinal cord injury and a fractured identity as he worked through his recovery. They talk about the impact of life changing events to identity, the guilt around dependence, the importance of hope, mindset, optimism and possibility for the future. It’s a grounding conversation that instils gratitude and reminds us that even the toughest experiences can make us stronger. Get yourself a copy of A Fraction Stronger: https://www.markberridge.com.au/product-page/pre-order-a-fraction-stronger Connect with Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-berridge/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
45:24
April 26, 2022
Episode #90. Interview with Monica Lunin on inspiring action through speech
In this episode Shelley speaks with director of MOJOLOGIC, Monica Lunin, about the power of words and how, when done right, can have a profound impact on individuals, businesses, communities and even the world.  Monica talks about why good communication is important today and how it is the responsibility of leaders to show the way. She talks about connecting with the audience, making the message relevant to where they’re at and what they need and bringing it to life through stories. It’s a fabulous conversation that every leader would benefit from learning more about. Get yourself a copy of What She Said: https://whatshesaidbook.com Connect with Monica: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monicalunin/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
53:46
April 19, 2022
Episode #89. Interview with Rosie Yeo on creating powerful strategy
In this episode Shelley speaks with Rosie Yeo, Director of Public Affairs Network, about the power of strategy and how organisations can use strategy to improve effectiveness and amplify performance. Rosie shares that “we don’t know what the future will hold and strategy isn’t a guarantee, there is no certainty, but it is about planning the best possible path forward”. They also talk about strategy from a creative viewpoint in that it “requires as much imagination as it does information”. When we can combine strategy with a shared ambition, we’ve got something really powerful. Get yourself a copy of Go for Bold: https://www.rosieyeo.com.au/book Special link to Rosie’s resource page: www.rosieyeo.com.au/resources Connect with Rosie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosieyeo/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
46:52
April 12, 2022
Episode #88. Interview with Maree Burgess on doing less and being more
In this episode Shelley speaks with leadership expert, Maree Burgess, on levelling up as a leader and using a variety of small nudges to make transformational change. Maree talks about how she’s seen leadership evolve throughout her career and particularly over the past two years. She shares the importance of a growth mindset and leaders being curious and aware of what’s going on, not only with their team, but also with themselves. This conversation is practical and gives some really basic suggestions around how to lead by doing less and being more! Grab a copy of Level Up: https://mareeburgess.com/shop/books Connect with Maree: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mareeburgess/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
30:33
April 05, 2022
Episode #87 - Interview with David Nour on professional relationships & connection
In this episode Shelley speaks for a second time with CEO of the Nour Group, David Nour, about relationships and connection at a professional level. David shares that “the fundamental need, as human beings, is for us to connect, connect in an authentic, genuine and meaningful way.” Whether that be face to face or virtually, it’s important for us to form hybrid relationships and not wait for the workplace to return to the way it was. Connect with David: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidnour/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
43:59
March 29, 2022
Episode #86 - Interview with Paul Taylor on why leaders need sleep and how to optimise it
In this episode Shelley speaks with, Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist and Neuroscientist, Paul Taylor, about the effects of poor sleep both at a chronic level as well as an acute level. Paul shares that it is good quality sleep that allows our brains to rest, get rid of toxins and help with the repair process throughout our body. When we have poor sleep it increases our levels of cortisol, reduces our desire to be active, makes us crave crap food and reduces our cognitive performance - which is essential for leaders to operate effectively. This is a conversation you need to listen to, then make changes around, particularly if you’re feeling tired, stressed, burnt out or fatigued. Just getting your body into a good sleep rhythm will have big flow on benefits into all areas of your life. Connect with Paul: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paultaylor1971/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
49:07
March 22, 2022
Episode #85 - Interview with Rachel Service on getting more out of life & leadership
In this episode Shelley speaks with founder of the ‘Happiness Concierge’, Rachel Service, about increasing satisfaction and noticing what might be holding us back in our work and life. She talks about burnout and the addiction to adrenaline that keeps so many leaders busy, overwhelmed and bored, often at the same time…and the longer term impacts this can have on us. And…she encourages us to become clear about what our deal breakers are and use them to decide what to change, add or get rid of in our lives. It’s a great conversations for leaders who are wanting to uncover more opportunities to achieve fulfilment, enjoyment and happiness for both themselves and their people. Grab a copy of her book, There Has to be More: https://www.rachelservice.com/shop/p/there-has-to-be-more Connect with Rachel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelservice/  Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
44:21
March 15, 2022
Episode #84 - Interview with Anna Marshall on the transition to leadership
In this episode Shelley speaks with director of People Mastery, Anna Marshall, about what leaders need to consider before and during their transition into people management. When you first move into people leadership there’s a lot of stuff that you’re going to need to stop doing - this is often the hardest concept to get your head around. Anna shares the importance of recognising that leadership isn’t the only developmental growth pathway, so if leadership isn’t for you then don’t do it, don't get railroaded into it. Take another avenue (e.g. towards technical expertise), find a pathway that suits you. She also shares the five duties of leadership being... Connecting with your team Focusing your team on what's important Communicating with your team to build common understanding Developing your team to achieve their individual and team potential Resolving problems with your team so they can overcome challenges 🎙️Take a listen: Grab a copy of Anna’s book, On your marks, get set, LEAD: https://www.peoplemastery.com/store Connect with Anna: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-marshall-12506a52/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
50:54
March 08, 2022
Episode #83 - Interview with Lisa Sisson on leadership & risk
In this episode Shelley speaks with founder and ‘risk rebel’ of Unearth, Lisa Sisson, about how people associate with risk and the need to shift the ‘tick-the-box’ approach so many business leaders take. Lisa shares her focus on reducing risk through people and teaches us that risk shouldn’t be something we fear but rather an opportunity to “proactively reduce the impact of disaster if and when it should occur”. Lisa encourages leaders to create a desire for people to want to protect the organisation by engaging them in the risk process and keeping them involved ongoing. An engaging conversation about risk that will make you think differently about how you approach it! Grab a copy of her book, Risk starts and ends with people: Connect with Lisa: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisasisson/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
52:03
March 01, 2022
Episode #82 - Interview with Collin Ellis on leading in a hybrid environment
In this episode Shelley speaks with, Award-winning Speaker and Culture Change Facilitator, Colin Ellis about the adhoc nature of the hybrid work environment and how we can make better decisions around getting things done. They talk about the importance of understanding the fundamentals of business including the need for clear objectives and a clear understanding of what success looks like for each person in their role.  Colin says leaders need to “trust and empower people to do what they need to do to get the job done”.  This conversation highlights that it’s the little things that make the biggest difference in a hybrid environment. 🎙️Take a listen: Grab a copy of The Hybrid Handbook: https://www.colindellis.com/store Connect with Colin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colindellis/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com #leadership #hybrid #podcast #shelleyflett #newnormal #dynamicleadership #adaptability #objectives
38:12
February 22, 2022
Episode #81 - Interview with Nikki Fogden-Moore on self leadership
In this episode Shelley speaks with founder and CEO of The Mojo Maker, Nikki Fogden-Moore about taking responsibility for how we respond to situations and what happens next. Nikki says that “we want all the trimmings in life but we need to be prepared to eat our vegetables is we want dessert”. Her metaphors are brilliant with references to “thought tinder” and the “crap carousel” - you’re bound to take away some great strategies from this conversation! Get your copy of Radical Self Belief: https://www.nikkifogdenmoore.com/store Connect with Nikki: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nfogdenmoore/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
46:44
February 17, 2022
Episode #80 - Interview with David Nour on Relationships
In this episode Shelley speaks with David Nour, founder of Nour Group, about the importance of relationships in the workplace. David says that we “under-value, under-appreciate and under-invest in relationships because we still see them as being a soft skill” when businesses are fundamentally built around relationships - not the other way around. The more authentic, real and genuine our relationships are the better the outcomes will be across our business. Connect with David: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidnour/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
31:43
February 15, 2022
Episode #79. Interview with Dr Lynda Folan on leader resilience
In this episode Shelley speaks with Dr Lynda Folan on leader resilience. On the back of her Phd research, Lynda realised that the high need to constantly respond to the changing conditions of the workplace is wearing leaders down. “They're battling, they’re not keeping up, they’re struggling to cope in times of change.”  With no sign of things slowing down anytime soon leaders need to develop practices to avoid the feeling of overload and burnout. So, for our last podcast of the year, this is the time for every leader to consider how they're going to approach 2022 with strength, courage, conviction and confidence! Learn how transformational leadership is calling for resilient leaders…and what strategies you can put in place to be on the right side of change in the future. Connect with Lynda: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lynda-folan-a241061b/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
40:13
December 07, 2021
Episode #78. Interview with Tracey O’Neill on influence
In this episode Shelley speaks with Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement, Tracey O’Neill, on the importance, benefits and sustainability of leading with influence. Like paid employment, volunteers no longer remain with the one organisation for a lifetime, so working to retain them is a big focus. Her approach is to connect with volunteers on a personal level, to create a sense of community and also connect them with the passion and direction of the organisation. She talks about the value that comes from volunteering and the transferrable skills that are gained, particularly for those in leadership. The biggest takeout from this conversation, for leaders, is knowing when you’re helping and when you might be hindering the ability for your people to contribute in a meaningful way - and removing as many barriers as you can. Connect with Tracey: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traceyoneillcva/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
43:04
November 29, 2021
Episode #77. Interview with Andrew May on burnout
In this episode Shelley speaks with Andrew May, founder and CEO of StriveStronger.com, on what creates burnout, how to manage it and how to avoid it. What’s most interesting about burnout, Andrews shares, is that “burnout is not about hours worked. If you are passionate about what you do, if you have meaning in what you do, if you’re getting an exchange more than just money, you don’t clock in on the hours.” He talks about finding purpose and working sustainably. This is a great conversation for every leader to consider their approach to work, life and play. Connect with Andrew: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewmay2/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
42:49
November 21, 2021
Episode #76. Interview with Hamish Thomson on driving change
In this episode Shelley speaks with "It's not always right to be right" author, Hamish Thomson, about leadership and driving change.  They talk about leaders when they first start out believing that, "to be successful they need to be right". While most leaders self-correct over time, the worst leaders are one's that don't. They end up being the most opinionated where people don’t like to challenge them, so they rarely get the feedback they need to drive sustainable change. Hamish shares that crucial conversations are most effective when the other person knows you care. It is through true care, empathy and genuinely wanting to support them that you see the best outcomes. In his book he offers messages, practical steps, and strategic frameworks that help to drive this change at an individual, team and organisational level. Buy a copy of It's not always right to be right: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/It%27s+Not+Always+Right+to+Be+Right%3A+And+Other+Hard+Won+Leadership+Lessons-p-9780730389071  Connect with Hamish: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hamishrthomson/  Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
46:11
November 15, 2021
Episode #75. Interview with Ali Local on the future of work
In this episode Shelley speaks with Director of Camerton Consulting, Ali Local, about the future of work. They talk about leaders incorporating training and development activities into a regular rhythm and the need for L&D teams to be more embedded with the business. With improved quality relationships across functional and support areas of a business leaders are better able to connect the vision and strategy with the day to day operations. A conversation packed with insights and considerations for businesses to thrive in the future. Connect with Ali: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alilocal Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
46:08
November 08, 2021
Episode #74. Interview with Patti Stiles on improvisation
In this episode Shelley and Patti speak rather casually about the serious topic of improvisation - a skill that every leader would benefit from learning. When Patti first entered the improvisation scene back in the 80’s at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre she experienced an environment where “all ideas were valued, there was authentic conversation, integrity in the work, and a clear focus. It was also relaxed and fun and enjoyable and human.” Improvisation is all about being effective despite the reactivity and chaos by appreciating the limitless amount of ways we respond to information presented to us. This is a fabulously thought-provoking conversation that will get you considering how to adjust your approach to shift the outcome. Learn more about Patti: https://www.pattistiles.com Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
53:22
November 03, 2021
Episode #73. Interview with Amalia Chlianis about working holistically
In this episode Shelley and Amalia talk about low global unemployment rates, the big resignation, dealing with employee burnout and supporting staff to transition throughout their career. She shares the importance of continuing to build capability and equip staff with the resources they need to continue to thrive in their roles. Amalia shares how she was part of an impressive team that saw almost 90% of 3000 GM Holden workers in gainful employment after their closing and what was needed to get employees into the right head space to make a successful transition. Working holistically involves using your strengths and capabilities to do more of the things you enjoy so the things that drain your energy don’t become all consuming. It’s a really practical conversation that gets you thinking about how you approach your role and life in general. Buy a copy of Work-a-holistic: https://amaliachilianis.com/books Connect with Amalia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amalia-chilianis/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
41:31
October 26, 2021
Episode #72. Interview with Rebecca Houghton on middle level leaders
In this episode Shelley speaks with Bold HR’s talent and leadership coach and facilitator, Rebecca Houghton, on the value of middle level leaders in an organisation. She shares that a middle levels success depends on “their ability to transform strategy into performance”. These leaders are critical for engaging staff and driving transformation but are often neglected which leads to them becoming invisible and therefore dispensable. For any mid-level leader your focus should always be on remaining visible and demonstrating that you’re continually adding value. Buy a copy of IMPACT: https://boldhr.com.au/impact/ Connect with Rebecca: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-houghton/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
40:11
October 18, 2021
Episode #71. Interview with Malith Amarasekera on supporting and empathising with staff.
In this episode Shelley speaks with banking professional, Mali Amarasekera, who has been in both leadership roles as well as individual contributor roles through his career. He is this super optimistic, always open to trying new things and doesn’t appear to take things too seriously. This conversation is about how perceptions of such individuals can lead to outcomes that are sub-optimal to their growth and success in their career. Mali shares his own story and how he was able to work through his developmental challenges with and around his leaders. Connect with Mali: https://www.linkedin.com/in/malithamarasekera/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
41:42
October 10, 2021
Episode #70. Interview with Dan Haesler on the act of leadership
In this conversation Shelley speaks with the Director of Cut Through Coaching & Consulting, Dan Haesler, about the leadership synergies that exist across industries. He talks about broadening perspectives, outside of the environment we’ve been conditioned to work in, for the purpose of challenging biases and learning to do things differently. They talk about the transition to leadership and the skills that need to be developed to effectively shift how they approach their role. Buy a copy of The Act of Leadership: https://www.actofleadership.com/buy/ Connect with Dan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danhaesler/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
54:50
October 04, 2021
Episode #69. Interview with Alistair Gordon about developing technical experts
In this episode Shelley speaks with Alistair Gordon, CEO at Expertunity and HFL Leadership, about leading and developing technical specialists. It is through building enterprise skills (which includes interpersonal and business related knowledge and skills) that experts can increase their ability to influence outcomes across different contexts. He talks about emotional intelligence and shares that partnership and relationships are a critical piece of being a master expert. Helping them to understand the ‘why’ behind developing these skills is critical for their development and for the overall success of a team. For any leaders who are stuck with how to develop their specialists, this podcast gives some great insights. Buy a copy of Master Expert: https://www.amazon.com.au/Master-Expert-Expertship-performance-seniority/dp/0645046639 Connect with Alistair: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alistair-gordon-5a69349/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
44:02
September 27, 2021
Episode #68. Interview with Amantha Imber on working flexibly and helping organisations to become future fit.
In this episode Shelley speaks with organisational psychologist and founder of Inventium, Amantha Imber. For over three years, she successfully empowered employees to take unlimited annual leave. She believes that “given we spend around 30% of our time at work, leaders have a responsibility to help to make the environment enjoyable”. She is an open, collaborative leader who is open to exploring new ways of working. Inventium is now part of the four-day work week movement where staff are paid 100% of their full time wage for 80% of their time if they meet 100% of their productivity targets. And the results are impressive! If you’re considering the four-day work week, this conversation offers some fabulous insights. Connect with Amantha: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanthaimber/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
36:57
September 13, 2021
Episode #67. Interview with Lynne Cazaly on Overwhelm
In this episode Shelley speaks with Lynne Cazaly about her recently published book, Argh, and discovers some practical tips for getting out of overwhelm. It includes simple and effective strategies like pausing for 60-90 seconds between tasks or meetings to give yourself a little time to breathe and space to empty your cognitive load and prepare for the next thing. She says “overwhelm isn’t just one thing, once. It’s a complex mix of loads and emotions that while vital for human functioning, can get out of control or start running our life. Understanding what overwhelm is and what it’s made of will give us the power to redefine it, to not fall victim to its powerful vortex, and to instead be the master of our work thoughts and emotions” To transition out of overwhelm we must pause to consider what is the main things that are contributing to it, and then, what are some alternative ways to respond and work through it so we can continue to make ‘free progress’. Grab your copy of Argh: www.lynnecazaly.com Connect with Lynne: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnecazaly/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
39:57
September 01, 2021
Episode #66. Shelley shares 5 reasons curiosity will make you a better leader
In this episode Shelley shares some of the many benefits of adopting a curious mindset. Her top five include: To build capability and reduce dependency.  To encourage creativity.  To be used as the counterweight of anxiety and fear.  To increase the collective intelligence of your team. To build trust and enable a space where feedback is sought and received.  For leaders, curiosity must come from a genuine place of interest. If you want your people to feel like you care, then actually care. Grab a copy of The Dynamic Leader: https://shelleyflett.com/product/the-dynamic-leader/  Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
24:17
August 24, 2021
Episode #65. Interview with Alicia McKay on leadership, strategy, curiosity and minimising bulls#!t
In this conversation Shelley speaks with New Zealand’s straight-talking strategist, Alicia Mckay, about being strategic and about the power of asking questions. Today, more than ever, it is harder and more important to create the space to be more strategic as a leader. She says “finding time to do this doesn’t happen by accident”, we must schedule, prioritise and be intentional about how we use our time and find the right space to enable ourselves to get a different perspective. Alicia shares her views on the power of questions saying “asking questions is the single most useful leadership behaviour”. If you only decided to work on one thing as a leader it would be to create a default to questions…“just ask another question…” It is through questions that we are better able to maintain perspective, seek to understand and teach people to solve their own problems. It is through questions that we can teach the rule rather than solve the problem and truly build capability within our team. Grab a copy of You Don’t Need and MBA: https://www.booktopia.com.au/you-don-t-need-an-mba-alicia-mckay/book/9780648980346.html?source=pla&gclid=CjwKCAjwmeiIBhA6EiwA-uaeFbce7o6JgP3hbM0sz798jKIy4QoU__-W2j0A5kro81Zo1V4rGyNfYBoC-koQAvD_BwE Connect with Alicia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliciamckaynz/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
50:10
August 17, 2021
Episode #64. Interview with Rob Pyne on leadership and leverage
I’m this interview Shelley talks to Rob Pyne, CEO and Founder of Realizer, about the potential that exists for leadership teams to work collectively and leverage their unique skills and experience to become greater than the sum of their parts. It’s an insightful conversation that highlights the need to do different and use what already exists to achieve more across an organisation. If you lead leaders then take time to listen to this episode! Grab a copy of Unlock: https://www.robpyne.online/unlock Connect with Rob https://www.linkedin.com/in/robpyneonline/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
43:36
August 10, 2021
Episode #63. Shelley shares her views on culture
In this episode Shelley shares her insights and theories around what makes a great culture and how, even though leaders can't ever full control it, can influence a shift with the right focus and perseverance. Become a dynamic leader: https://shelleyflett.com/dynamic_leaders_tutelage/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
27:23
August 03, 2021
Episode #62. Interview with Pamela Jabbour on confidence in the workplace
In this episode Shelley interviews Pamela Jabbour, founder and CEO of Total Image Group, about fashion in the workplace and how uniforms give individuals confidence as well as unite teams to a common purpose. The passion in her work is about helping companies to tell a story through what they wear and help people to connect with their role, each other and their customers. It is the first impression that counts and it often comes down to what you wear. It’s a great conversation about something we don’t talk about much but really should! Connect with Pamela: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-jabbour-875a2325/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
36:43
July 21, 2021
Episode #61. Interview with Alison Hill on Working From Anywhere
In this episode Shelley speaks with CEO of Pragmatic Thinking, Alison Hill, about Working From Anywhere and how leaders best navigate the new skillset and landscape of remote, dispersed and hybrid teams. Ali shares the importance of having a framework that teams can align to and work with in their 'work from anywhere' environment. They use: 1. Performance: understanding that getting the work done is critical.  2. Culture: finding ways to connect. Aligning with the things we care about in our environment; and,  3. Autonomy: giving the freedom for people to do the work in a way that brings out their best. They talk about beliefs, fear and taking action to gain clarity around the best solution for the work and dynamics of your team. If you are leading a 'work from anywhere' team then this is one conversation you shouldn't miss!! Access the Team Identity Charter: https://pragmaticthinking.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VLP-Team-Identity-Form.pdf Grab a copy of Work From Anywhere: https://www.booktopia.com.au/work-from-anywhere-alison-hill/book/9780730390879.html Connect with Alison: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fromalihill/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
46:50
July 14, 2021
Episode #60. Shelley shares her views on approachability
In this episode Shelley shares with you her insights on approachability and specifically how approachable leaders achieve stronger and more sustainable outcomes. Additionally, leaders who are approachable will have greater connection, engagement and trust with their team. These are the leaders that others will be inspired to follow. Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
25:39
July 07, 2021
Episode #59. Interview with Colleen Callender on Leadership
Colleen Callander is the founder of Mentor Me and the author of Leader by Design. She is the former CEO of well known clothing brand Sportsgirl and prior to that, Sussan. Colleen’s purpose in life is to inspire and empower people to lead in business and in life and to bring their best selves to wherever they are (work, community, home) every single day. In this episode she shares strategies from her book that are aimed to help manage work alongside all of the other things that come with life, like family, health, fitness, well-being and self-care. She now works with leaders to help them avoid reaching burnout and to become the best leader that they know how to be while still taking care of themselves. Among all the other gems in this conversation Colleen shares that a great culture has to start with the leader and her book can teach you how! Grab a copy of Leader By Design: https://majorstreet.com.au/products/leader-by-design-by-colleen-callander Connect with Colleen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleen-callander-919678140/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
44:38
June 29, 2021
Episode #58. Interview with marathon runner Suki Singh about Mindset and Mental Strength
 🎙️🎙️PODCAST - Episode #58 - Interview with Suki Singh on Mental Strength🎙️🎙️ In this episode Shelley speaks with Suki Singh, ultra-marathon runner and author, about mental strength and how much of our success depends on our thoughts and our will to push through the discomfort. They talk about the three components of building this toughness around having a meaningful purpose, being well prepared and having a community that can support you along the way. Where any one of these are missing, your chance of failing increases, with all three present, you really are invincible! Grab a copy of his book: https://www.amazon.com.au/s?i=books-single-index&rh=p_27%3ASukant+Suki+Singh&s=relevancerank&text=Sukant+Suki+Singh&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 Connect with Suki: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukant-suki-a89996122/  Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
29:00
June 23, 2021
Episode #57. Shelley speaks about perspective
In this episode Shelley Flett speaks about perspective and how liberating and beneficial taking on a broader view of the world can be. Her key message is not necessarily to give up your own perspective or how you see the world, but more to loosen the grip that you have on it. Notice when it’s not helpful - when it begins to cloud your judgement or create bias or shut people down. Or when it doesn't allow expansion and innovation and the creativity we all need to thrive. For leaders, perspective is so important…being able to hold multiple different ways of experiencing the world, without necessarily having an opinion and certainly not having judgement towards another person. Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
18:30
June 16, 2021
Episode #56 - Interview with Ingrid Messner on Sustainable Leadership
In this episode Shelley talks to Ingrid Messner, author of Naturally Successful - ‘How wise leaders manage their energy, influence others and create positive impact’, about sustainable leadership. Shelley refers to the wall that leaders sometimes feel they're banging their heads against and Ingrid offers an alternative with learning to dance with the wall and look for ways to go over, around or under it. She offers some really simple but powerful ways to stay connected, remain aware and achieve a sustainable way of leading into the future. Grab a copy of her book: https://www.ingridmessner.com/naturally Connect with Ingrid: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingridmessner/ Connect with Shelley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley: https://shelleyflett.com
44:09
June 06, 2021
Episode #55 - Interview with Robert Kenn on the value of networks
In this podcast Shelley speaks with Robert Kenn, Head of Tax at Thales, about the importance of networks and continually nurturing them. In the beginning Rob considered himself an anti-networker and viewed it as being a thing you did when you wanted or needed something. Today he considers himself an accidental-networker where he meets people, becomes curious about what they do and simply stays connected with them - not for any other reason than finding interest in them and what they do. Over the years Rob's network have offered him so much support and guidance as well as vastly different perspectives, he sees so much value in it. Connect with Rob > https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkenn/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
39:03
May 28, 2021
Episode #54 - Shelley Flett’s insights on Career Resilience
In this episode Shelley Flett talks about career resilience as being not only important to individuals in organisations but to leaders who are wanting to give their people support and offer an alternative view which enables them to take control of their own development and performance and rethink job security and what it means in uncertain times. She shares that job security is still a high need for many people in the workplace today and by addressing, rather than ignoring it, leaders can decrease the feelings of anxiety, stress and overwhelm that often come with it.  Shelley believes when you can self-initiate and be adaptable in your approach, aware of what’s going on around you and have a positive attitude focused on what’s possible, then you become more transferrable, reputable and promotable. And this is what organisations will want to hold onto! Download the white paper > https://shelleyflett.com/career-resilience-whitepaper/  Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
33:36
May 20, 2021
Episode #53 - Interview with Dani Holloway on Mindset
In this episode Shelley speaks with Founder and CEO of Merry People, Danielle Holloway about the importance of mindset and how she remains open, collaborative, humble and positive while staying focused on the outcome. Dani is the leader that enjoys getting the most out of her people. She says that while things are challenging at times it means she’s growing as a leader. She doesn’t always have the answers but sees the importance of working with her team to find them. She believes that “your mindset determines your outcomes” and has solid routines that keep her balanced like daily exercise, eating well and getting a good nights sleep. This is a great conversation about showing up and giving the best version of yourself every day leading this through a positive mindset. If you’re worried about wet feet this winter be sure to treat yourself to a pair of warm, dry and cosy Merry People boots - they’re the best! https://merrypeople.com Oh and feel free to check out Locomotion (mentioned by Dani) for your employee wellness programs to address problems of poor posture. https://www.locomotionaus.com
40:49
May 11, 2021
Episode #52 - Interview with Fiona Keough on Absenteeism
In this episode Shelley speaks with CEO of Auscontact Association, Fiona Keough, about the challenges leaders face with unplanned absences in their team. She shares the biggest contributor to absenteeism is LIFE. ”Life is messy, It’s complicated and it's unpredictable, and work, tends to be planned, structured and, dare I say it, inflexible. So when those two go together they are diametrically opposed”. Fiona says that asking staff if they’re ok and listening to them without judgement can go a long way to understanding what’s going on in their world and also provide a psychologically safe environment for them to work and live. While a leader has a role to play in unplanned absences they are not totally responsible. Knowing what you can do to make a difference is what this conversation is all about. Connect with Fiona > https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-keough-161a12b/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
42:10
May 03, 2021
Episode #51 - Interview with Julie Borninkhof on Boundaries
In this episode Shelley speaks with Julie Borninkhof, CEO of PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia), about the importance of boundaries in workplace. Julie describes boundaries as "spaces in which there are risks with overstepping them". She talks about her experiences with pushing up against them herself and how they play out in the workplace.  More broadly, Julie share her views on leadership and uses a fabulous textiles metaphor to describe the complexities of navigating all dimensions of our life. She says "the warp and the weft are the fabric that holds us together" and we need to be conscious of when we need to warp and when we need to weft and be willing to go where the need is. We talk about the challenges of working from home, the stereotypes for both men and women when raising a family and how boundaries help them to find the balance and the space to live comfortably. Connect with Julie > https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-borninkhof-940a309b/  Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
35:59
April 28, 2021
Episode #50 - Interview with Darren Smith on Values-Based Conversations
In this episode Shelley talks to Darren Smith, owner of DJ Smith Group Chartered Accountants, about his business values and the importance of incorporating them into everyday conversations.  Darren talks about creating business values around eight years ago with input from his team who then committed to living and breathing them through the work they do. His values are: commitment, accountability, respect and excellence.  He says that "using values to support tough conversations with staff, about their behaviour, makes the conversation a whole lot easier to deal with". When you can refer back to something that everyone has committed to it allows individuals to identify when and where they may not have aligned with a certain value and then take action to shift their behaviour. Values based conversations aren't just about your staff embodying and living the values, it's also making sure that you are doing the same. "We don't get it right 100% of the time but we do try to minimise the times that we get it wrong". Connect with Darren > https://www.linkedin.com/in/darren-smith-98a4841/  Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
52:44
April 21, 2021
Episode #49 - Interview with Renee Giarrusso on Self-Leadership
In this episode Renée shares the 12 Gifts from her newly released book “Gift Mindset” that can equip leaders with tools and strategies to look after themselves and then look after their people. She shares the importance of resilience, optimism, courage, curiosity and the gift of giving as a leader. There are endless pearls of wisdom in this episode and one that will leave you thinking differently about how you care for yourself and others! Buy Renée’s book > https://reneegiarrusso.com/books/#gift Connect with Renée > https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneegiarrusso/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
48:29
April 12, 2021
Episode #48 - Human Centred Leadership - Interview with Mark LeBusque
As leaders, people should be at the centre of everything we do. But thanks to an outdated management system, where humans were seen as units of labour (and the objective was to get as much as you can out of them), many leaders still struggle being human.  In this conversation Shelley speaks with Mark LeBusque, fellow leadership consultant and multiple author of Being Human and The Little Book of Human. Mark shares how important it is to be authentic. "It takes a lot of energy to work with someone who’s inconsistent in their attitudes and behaviours - energy that could be much better spent".  They talk about awareness, judgement, curiosity and intention - are you coming from a good place. It's a fabulously human conversation with couriers arriving and dogs barking and a conversation that endures regardless - it's very typical of the world we're now working in. Buy Mark’s book > https://marklebusque.com/the-little-book-of-human/ Connect with Mark > https://www.linkedin.com/in/marklebusque/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
47:34
March 30, 2021
Episode #47 - Shelley talks about building resilience
In this episode Shelley talks about the importance of working on building resilience as part of a daily practice. It’s no good waiting until things go pear shaped to focus on resilience - by then it’s too late. She shares the six key components of building resilience along with some helpful tips that can be put into practice. Find out more about the resilience program or register for the next public program here https://shelleyflett.com/personal-resilience-series/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
26:24
March 24, 2021
Episode #46 - Shelley's thoughts on time management
In this episode Shelley shares her thoughts on managing time including:  Reducing distractions: Turn off your notifications, pop-ups and even that tiny little envelope that sits in the bottom corner of your screen. Aim to only check and respond to emails once every 1-2 hours if possible. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplished when you're not constantly interrupted. Being intentional: Make sure you're really clear on 'why' you're doing something. This includes attending meetings, running reports, catching up with a colleague for a coffee and even going for a walk at lunchtime. Keeping your intention front of mind will minimise distractions and ensure you get full value from the activity. Managing your energy: If you're tired, stressed, burnt out or overwhelmed you're going to be less effective with your time. Learn what activities give you energy and make time to do them regularly. Note there's a difference between activities you enjoy (e.g. drinking a glass or red wine while cooking dinner which will impact your mental clarity the following day) versus activities that are good for you (e.g. drinking a herbal tea while watching the sunset). There are endless ways to manage your time and not all things work for all people. So if you are looking for more ideas please get in touch for a conversation that is specific to you. Here's the link to the leadership quiz I mention in the podcast too https://leaderhealthcheckshelleyflett.scoreapp.com Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
27:23
February 24, 2021
Episode #45 - On the receiving end of leadership! - interview with Simon Heenan
Simon Heenan is a charismatic video and photography freelancer who also happens to work a 9-5 job in health insurance. In this interview he shares with us what is important about leadership from an employees perspective. Simon represents an ever increasing population of people who have a split career with one bringing in the income and the other to fulfil a creative desire around experimentation and play. He shares how he learns and what he expects from a leader, which is little more than for them to care, to listen and to support his growth and development.  Connect with Simon > https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-livefree-bb19aaa4/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
41:17
February 09, 2021
Episode #44 - Leader as coach - Interview with Grant Lester
In this conversation Shelley speaks with Grant Lester, Director of Operations with The Social Research Centre, about using coaching techniques to effectively lead your team and "giving them choice through empowerment".  Grant sees the leaders of today as needing to be flexible, agile, adaptable and resilient so they can take on whatever challenges come their way. There is also a great expectation that leaders will be emotionally intelligent, have good awareness and sensitive to the needs of others.  The workplace today requires reciprocity between leaders and staff and coaching is a fabulous mode to achieve this. He says "being able to coach your staff is a fundamental ability for any leader in today’s workplace". Connect with Grant > https://www.linkedin.com/in/glester9/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
48:21
February 04, 2021
Episode # 43 - Succession Planning - with Kristy Flett & Narelle Burke
Succession planning is something leaders should start to consider from the moment they enter a role - this is the topic of this conversation with my sisters, Narelle Burke and Kristy Flett. Succession planning is about reducing single person dependency tasks along with providing development and growth opportunities. Kristy share’s, in her workplace, how is helps to “boost morale, increases engagement and reduce the pressure and stress that can come with being the only person who knows how to perform a function or a role”. Narelle’s approach to succession planning is that it’s a “long term process in a short term world. You don’t think about succession planning when you need it, you start to build it up over a period of time. It gives your staff an opportunity to step up and learn and grow so that you can also step up and learn and grow. Connect with Narelle > https://www.linkedin.com/in/narelleburke/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Connect with Kristy > https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristy-flett-a8ab4197/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
45:19
January 21, 2021
Episode #42 - Dynamic Leadership in 2021 - Interview with Dan Park
Daniel Park is an Agile Squad Lead in Human Capital Analytics. He is curious, vibrant and full of energy and his genuine care for others makes him the ideal leader to follow. In this conversation he shares what he believes will be important for leaders in 2021. He talks about advocating for young career professionals, building confidence and empowering his people through a ‘freedom within a framework’ approach. It’s a great conversation with a whole lot of reflection and even a smidgeon of vulnerability! Connect with Dan > https://www.linkedin.com/in/danparknz/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
49:06
December 20, 2020
Episode #41 - Leadership & Perspective in the Flett household
This is a super exciting conversation because it involves my two wonderful sisters, Narelle Burke and Kristy (aka Punky) Flett.  Growing up in the same household and being exposed to the same things hasn't meant we think the same on everything...but our values do align and we are all open to taking on different ways of being and doing. We all agree that trust and communication is really important, as is connecting with people at all levels to understand what's happening across the business. I think you'll enjoy this conversation on perspective and leadership!   Connect with Shelley - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Connect with Narelle - https://www.linkedin.com/in/narelleburke/   Connect with Kristy - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristy-flett-a8ab4197/  #perspective #leadership #teamculture #shelleyflett
32:33
December 06, 2020
Episode #40 - Interview with Danyal Diallo
Danyal Diallo is a Social Entrepreneur & Professional speaker who, at the age of 16, delivered a keynote at TEDxCasey on breaking stereotypes.  He believes in never giving up and is a wonderful role model for young people looking to find their unique voice and become effective communicators. Danyal shares what's working and what's not in the leadership space and what is needed to motivate and drive leaders of the future. He coaches Shelley's 9 & 12 year old sons on making their aspirations a reality and encouraging them to make more informed choices. Connect with Danyal > https://www.linkedin.com/in/danyal-diallo-493421166/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
40:41
November 29, 2020
Episode #39 - Procrastination vs. Percolation - Interview with Narelle Burke
This conversation with Narelle Burke talks argues that delaying taking action isn't always procrastination saying the sometimes we need to take the extra time for creative and deep thinking.  Narelle has appropriately coined this term ‘Percolation’ and demonstrates the value of embracing it rather than trying to push yourself to deliver something less than amazing. She says “One of the luxuries that we do not give enough value to is the ability to step back, bring different pieces of information together, look at whether there’s synergies or whether you want to decompress, pull stuff apart and bring different pieces together...I think that’s one of the strengths that I bring to roles is this ability to pull quite separate distinct information together to form different patterns and different ways of moving forward.” It's a fabulous conversation, particularly for those trying to figure out how they access their peak performance state.  Connect with Narelle > https://www.linkedin.com/in/narelleburke/ Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com
28:17
November 22, 2020
Episode #38 - Interview with Nathan Ractliffe
With the almost three decades of experience in emergency services (CFA) and high-pressure leadership environments, Nathan Ractliffe share's the importance of open, effective and adaptive communication. He talks about trust, clarity and feedback as being key to the success of a team and gives some great examples of where he's learnt valuable lessons.  As a leader, Nathan says that his role as being one that "facilitates so my team are able to achieve". Connect with Nathan > https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-ractliffe-4392409b/  Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Work with Shelley > https://shelleyflett.com 
42:18
November 03, 2020
Episode #37 - A conversation with a five-year old - Eva Eybers
Eva Eybers is Shelley Flett's five year old daughter. In this conversation you'll hear her excitement around starting school in 2021 - she just can't wait. You'll also hear her positive attitude to life, the importance of learning and of being kind to others. She's a great reminder of how we should be 'showing up' each day and a great way to kick off season two with a little love and youthfulness! Connect with Shelley > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Learn more about dynamic leadership > https://shelleyflett.com
08:09
October 29, 2020
Episode #36 - Season finale - The Dynamic Leader Podcast - Shelley offers thanks to all her guests
Leadership really is the topic that never ends...yes it goes on and on my friends. Over the past 35 episodes Shelley has shared chapters from the book and conducted 25 interviews with leaders who shared their insights, experiences, successes and failures in their own leadership journey. Every single conversation teaches you something and each conversation confirms there’s no easy road to becoming a great leader. In this Podcast Shelley says thanks to every leader who's been part of the journey.  Narelle Burke, Cath Smith, Fiona Preston, Paul Veldman, Ange Hann, Kim Ruyten, Barry Edgar, Lana Bonnet, Allison Nurthen, Richard Farrelly, Robyn Canning, Viren Thakrar, Matthew Hocking,  Islam Hassan,  Adam Watson, Suzanne Wood, Catie Paterson, Spiz Constandinou, Dan Smith, Justine Teggelove and Lesley Williams Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html Attend the next Dynamic Leaders Tutelage - Virtual Series https://shelleyflett.com/dynamic_leaders_tutelage/    
41:51
October 04, 2020
Episode #35 - Leadership insights from my publisher - Lesley Williams
In this episode Shelley speaks with the publisher of The Dynamic Leader, Lesley Williams, who owns Major Street Publishing. Lesley shares her experience of working for her dad early in her career and the lessons he taught her around trust and empowerment. She shares one of the keys to successful leadership is being “nice to people” and supporting them through the good and the bad. She recites the words of her dad that “no one ever responds to being told off” and how she’s applied this philosophy with her own team. It’s important to recognise that we all make mistakes and that we can use them as opportunities to learn and grow. Lesley founded Major Street Publishing in 2009 and works with authors to publish books on leadership, business, the share market, property markets, superannuation or personal financial planning. She says that she learns something new from every book and believes that the key to getting a book written is about finding what works for you and remain focused on the outcome (not necessarily the process). For those of you looking for other inspiring reads by Major Street Publishing, Lesley recommends: Raising Leaders by Wendy Born - which talks about the similarities between parenting and leadership. Flawsome by Georgia Murch - which highlights the need for all of us to embrace who we are and what it looks like to be real in all areas of our life. Rules of Belonging by Fiona Robertson - which shares valuable insights on team culture. If you use the promo code DYNAMICLEADER you will get a 20% discount when you purchase from www.majorstreet.com.au  - how wonderful is that!! Connect with Lesley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesley-williams-769002b/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
38:28
September 23, 2020
Episode #34 - Paying it forward - Interview with Justine Teggelove
In this episode Shelley speaks with Justine Teggelove, co-found of Rodine and Build-in-common, about her journey through leadership and about the importance of ‘paying-it-forward’. Justine learnt really early that leadership is about working together as a team - “it’s not about me it’s about everyone else...it’s about the team”. Justine is one of the most authentic leaders I know, she says if you know yourself well and you be yourself in all areas of your life then people will see your authenticity - you just have to be yourself. On the topic of ‘paying it forward’ Justine believes that no one has got to where they are in their life on their own. Her philosophy, when it comes to imparting knowledge, is to “share the shit out of it” - don’t take it to the grave - what you know is likely to be helpful to someone else. This is a genuinely light-hearted and fun conversation with buckets of wisdom and insights from an amazing leader! Connect with Justine > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/justine-teggelove-5824003b Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
58:59
September 17, 2020
Episode #33 - Transparency - Interview with Daniel Smith
There aren’t many leaders as humble and open to learning is Dan Smith, Contract Manager for SuperGardens. In this interview Shelley talks to him about his approach to leadership and the importance of open dialogue and transparency. Throughout the entire conversation you’ll hear Dan’s passion for developing his people and getting the best out of his team. He is a role model for having real conversations and demonstrates that empowering others is what makes a business successful. What a fabulous conversation! Connect with Dan > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-smith-a14315171/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
47:48
September 08, 2020
Episode #32 - Accountability - Interview with Spiz Constandinou
In this episode Shelley speaks with Spiz Constandinou, Head of Business at Australia Post, about leadership and, in particular, accountability. From the beginning of his own leadership journey, he has centred his approach around engagement saying “without engagement you have nothing”. He believes that trust, openness and transparency underpin engagement along with having a growth mindset and being your authentic self. When he talks about accountability he says the conversations should be democratic and come with questions, vulnerability and operating from a position of humility. Leaders should understand their people, ask the right questions in the right frequency and at the right time and have a two-way discussion that “gets to the core”. Spiz is one of the most in-tune leaders you will ever meet. He lives and breathes these practices and says “you don’t want people to perform in spite of you…you want people to perform because they’re inspired by you and because they respect you.” He certainly is a leader who inspires others to follow! Connect with Spiz > https://www.linkedin.com/in/spiz-constandinou-2706b923/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
56:40
August 31, 2020
Episode #31 - Empowerment & Accountability - Interview with Catie Paterson
In this episode Shelley speaks with Catie Paterson, HR Business Consultant, on the topic of empowerment and accountability. Catie shares the importance of adapting your communication style to suit the audience. She says “know how much support your people need and be willing to empower and adjust your approach to get the best out of them!” She is a big believer in establishing and nurturing trust and says it is essential when it comes to empowerment. She shared one of the best lines I’ve heard all year which is… “You’ve got to make people feel bigger for longer!” As a leader, if you can hold the belief that your people have the ability to succeed, and give them the opportunity to own it they will flourish as a result. This includes growing through successes but also through failure and learning as a result of mistakes that are made. Work with Catie > https://catiepatersonconsulting.com.au Connect with Catie > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/catie-paterson-consulting/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
49:14
August 25, 2020
Episode #30 - Empowerment - Interview with Suzanne Wood
In this episode Shelley speaks with Suzanne Wood, State General Manager of Mortgage Broker Distribution at Westpac, about what empowerment looks like for a leader. She shares the importance of taking the time to coach, guide and develop your people along with building the confidence they have in themselves to succeed. Suzanne talks about the connection between empowerment and trust with openness and transparency being key to making it work. Then the connection between empowerment and accountability through open dialogue and getting your staff to come up with the solution, invest in the idea and commit to the outcome. Connect with. Suzanne > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/woodsuzanne/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
40:60
August 19, 2020
Episode #29 - Influencing Results - Interview with Adam Watson
In this episode Shelley speaks with Adam Watson, senior leader in operations and emergency management, about his views on influencing others to deliver results, particularly in the COVID environment. Adam shares how influencing results is largely dependent on engagement and bringing your team along on the journey through effective communication. He talks about the importance of context and developing a compelling narrative along with sharing the ‘how’, the ‘why’ and getting input from the team so they can own their part. Finally, Adam shares the need to lead by example and look after yourself, because in doing so you give permission for your team to do the same. Find what works for you and carve out the time to make it a habit. Another fabulous conversation about Dynamic Leadership! Connect with Adam > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-watson-436b262a/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
48:49
August 12, 2020
Episode #28 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 10 - Influence Results
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 10 of the book on Influence Results. She shares ideas on how to empower your staff, how you hold them accountable and ensure you’re being transparent in everything you do. When your staff know you and respect you they will assume greater responsibility for their individual performance along with the performance of the team. They will do what it takes to ensure ongoing and sustainable success. And influencing results will enable this to happen. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
42:19
August 04, 2020
Episode #27 - Engagement - Interview with Narelle Burke
In this episode Shelley speaks with Narelle Burke, Global Head of Talent and Leadership Development at Kantar about engagement. Narelle’s view on engagement is that it doesn’t need to be perfect but it does need to frequent. Even when we don’t have all the information it’s important for leaders to share what they know. “In the absence of information people are smart, they will form their own views on what’s happening that may or may not be right.” She also poses a fabulous question when speaking with staff individually and that is “how do I help you be at your best, even in times of change?”. Connect with Narelle > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/narelleburke/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
25:06
July 28, 2020
Episode #26 - Adaptability - Interview with Islam Hassan
In this interview Shelley speaks with Islam Hassan, Head of Growth at Westpac, about his views on being an adaptable leader. He shares that leadership is a constant learning journey and now, more than ever, we must invest in our continual growth and development to ensure future success. You’ll hear how he has adapted his skills and his approach throughout his career moving from hospitality to telecommunications and banking. He is a learning machine and says “I’ve learnt more from the people who’ve worked with me that what I’ve taught”. Islam shares that development is not linear and how sometimes taking a side step or a backstop can be more beneficial the just moving forward. He adds that often what gives you the most growth are the things you haven’t yet mastered and being uncomfortable is ok. Connect with Islam > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/islam-hassan-70a21244/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
42:51
July 23, 2020
Episode #25 - Curiosity - Interview with Matthew Hocking
Leadership is a learning journey and this interview with Matthew Hocking, experienced solicitor and senior leader, shares what he’s learnt from his mistakes along the way. His key to success has been to remain curious and take on different perspectives, “you never stop learning about the benefits of different approaches and learning from other people.” When you value different points of view you can create some great change in a business. Matt also talks about the need to unlearn certain things through your life and take on different views based on new information and expanded thinking. Connect with Matt > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-hocking-53666b45/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
48:53
July 15, 2020
Episode #24 - The Dynamic Leader - Perspective - Interview with Mei Ouw
In this episode Shelley talks to Mei Ouw, her all-time favourite guru and teacher in adaptive leadership and an absolute genius in her field. Mei shares some fabulous insights on perspective and how when we change our internal dialogue we can impact our external environment. She shares the four powers we have control over, being… Power over our thoughts Power over our feelings Power over the words we say Power over the actions we take Mei also talks about the rigidity that comes with judgement and the flexibility that comes with being curious and encourages all leaders to take the time to be more curious! It’s a fabulous conversation and one you can listen to over and over and still find little nuggets of gold. Connect with Mei > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mei-ouw-b14b6914/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
54:54
July 08, 2020
Episode #23 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 9 - Inspire Respect
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 9 of the book on Inspiring Respect. As a leader, you want your staff to respect not only you but also their colleagues, business partners, stakeholders, and the wider network that they operate within. This, for some teams, might also include respecting your customers. So what does it mean to respect someone else? In this chapter, Shelley covers why respect is a fundamental part of building a dynamic team, and outlines how to inspire your people to respect you and see that they have a role just as important as you to be true to themselves and those around them. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
47:32
June 30, 2020
Episode #22 - Invest in relationships - Trust - Interview with Viren Thakrar
In this episode Shelley talks to Viren Thakrar, Owner of ‘In The Game’, about the importance of trust. He draws the parallels of coaching a junior sports team and learning to work with the players you’ve been given and how this also applies to organisations.  He holds a belief that “majority of people want to do well” and so it’s important to approach them with a positive intention to develop and know that you, as their leader, is responsible for how they perform. Viren talks about vulnerability and the benefits that come with admitting you don’t know all the answers and utilise the network and support around you to get the best outcomes. He also talks about the trust equation of: Credibility + Reliability + Intimacy / (divided by) Self-interest = Trust. Viren isn’t just an expert in game-play but in all things leadership and team performance and that’s what you’ll hear come to life in this interview. Connect with Viren > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/virenthakrar/  Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
51:13
June 23, 2020
Episode #21 - Invest in relationships - Feedback and vulnerability - Interview with Robyn Canning
In this episode Shelley talks to Robyn Canning, Team Manager at TAC, again about vulenerability and the power of feedback. One of the questions she asks her team is “what is it that you need from me in order for you to win the gold medal at the Olympics?”. It means that the feedback isn’t about the leader as a person but as the support they need to achieve greatness. She talks about building feedback into all monthly conversations and seeking feedback as well as delivering it and giving people the space they need to share and reflect. Connect with Robyn > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/robyn-canning-51509110b/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
17:43
June 17, 2020
Episode #20 - Invest in relationships - Vulnerability - Interview with Robyn Canning
In this episode Shelley talks to Robyn Canning, Team Manager at TAC about leadership, building relationships and specifically on the importance of vulnerability. She talks about “being attuned to what your team is motivated by” and increasing awareness through the use of the Johari window. She talks about moving from stuff to self, doing life together and the theory that most problems resolve themselves in three days. So much goodness in this one!! Connect with Robyn > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/robyn-canning-51509110b/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
45:02
June 10, 2020
Episode #19 - Invest in relationships - Integrity - Interview with Richard Farrelly
In this episode Shelley talks to Richard Farrelly about maintaining integrity as a leader and being aware that every contact leaves a trace. Richard also shares an absolutely fabulous insight around leading for the purpose of building capability, not dependency! In the latter part of the conversation they talk about saying ‘sorry’ and the benefits and impacts that come with different contexts. Connect with Richard > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-farrelly-19b354b5/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
50:57
June 02, 2020
Episode #18 - Chapter 8 - Invest in relationships - Authenticity - Interview with Alison Nurthen
In this episode Shelley talks to Operations Transformation Lead, Alison Nurthen, about her journey through leadership and the importance of finding your true style and of being authentic. She also shares the need to create a support network with your peers and not put too much pressure on yourself to solve things alone.  Al reflects on the benefits she’s experienced in letting go and allowing her team to create and operate at their best. Connect with Allison > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-nurthen-1ab57246/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
46:49
May 26, 2020
Episode #17 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 8 - Invest in relationships
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 8 of the book on Invest in Relationships. Nurturing any kind of relationship takes patience and perseverance. It’s not always smooth and doesn’t always feel good but if we can be friends with our staff, these conversations always seem to come from a better place.  As leaders we need friends who support us through our high highs and low lows. They are people who can call you on your bullshit when you start to wallow in self-pity and tell you when you’ve done the wrong thing.  This chapter we cover how leaders can really get the most of these friendships, investing in relationships through authenticity, integrity and vulnerability – to ultimately build trust. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
01:12:54
May 19, 2020
Episode #16 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 7 - The three levels of integration - Interview with Lana Bonnet
In this episode Shelley talks to small business owner, Lana Bonnet, owner of L&D Painting and L&D Flooring, about the importance of what we SAY, DO and BE as leaders. Lana talks about the importance of mindset and taking a breath to avoid reacting to situations that are challenging. She also shares the challenges that she has faced as a small business owner and what leadership means in a trades/building environment. Some fabulous lessons that small business owners and leaders alike will understand and appreciate. Connect with Lana > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lana-bonnet-860644144/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
45:30
May 11, 2020
Episode #15 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 7 - The three levels of integration
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 7 of the book on The three levels of integration. The levels start with saying what you mean, then move to doing what you say, and finally focus on being who you uniquely are. Say, Do and Be are relevant and necessary for all leaders to build dynamic team cultures. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
11:45
May 03, 2020
Episode #14 - The Dynamic Leader - Interview with Barry Edgar
In this episode Shelley talks to Barry Edgar, Head of Governance, Business Enablement and Growth, Consumer Bank at NAB, about time. Barry shares some great insights into prioritisation, delegation and having a discipline routine around work. He talks about the benefits of practicing stillness and pausing, rather than responding, to emails straight away, it’s great how “things can tend to resolve themselves”. And he recognises the importance of relationships and taking time to connect with people saying “if you’re going to have the conversation then take the time to have the conversation”. Connect with Barry > https://www.linkedin.com/in/barryedgar-gaicd/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
47:19
April 28, 2020
Episode #13 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 6 - Underpinning Theme: Time
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 6 of the book on the Underpinning Theme of Time. Time is one of our most precious resources, yet we use it like it’s infinite. So much is wasted on doing things that don’t need to be done, worrying about things that can’t be changed and focusing on things for longer than we need to. When a leader can manage their time, energy and focus effectively, everything else becomes easier … so this chapter is all about helping you understand what matters. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
47:19
April 21, 2020
Episode #12 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 5 - Overarching Theme: Communication - Interview with Kim Ruyten
In this episode Shelley speaks with Director of Strategic Engagement for Kantar, Kim Ruyten, about the very cool concept of UPPERCASE and lowercase leadership. She says that regardless of whether you have direct reports or not we can be identifying ourselves as a leader. Kim shares the challenges around going too fast and not giving yourself time to slow down and reflect and also shares some great tips on creating a culture of feedback. Connect with Kim > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-ruyten-8167a220/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
54:26
April 15, 2020
Episode #11 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 5 - Overarching Theme: Communication
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 5 of the book on the Overarching Theme of Communication. In this chapter, she shares the importance of recognising that how each of us views the world is different. It’s essential for a dynamic leader to follow the approach of treating others the way THEY want to be treated rather than how YOU want to be treated. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
57:02
April 07, 2020
Episode #10 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 4 - The Dynamic Leader Pathway - Interview with Angela Hann
In this episode Shelley speaks with Angela Hann about her pathway to leadership and the lessons she learnt along the way. She share the importance of balance and looking after yourself and how working smarter and not harder is the example leaders should be setting with their staff. Ange also highlights the need for leaders to seek help and support when they need it and surround themselves with people who genuinely care about your wellbeing and success. Connect with Ange > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-ange-hann-47680931/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
39:42
March 30, 2020
Episode #9 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 4 - The Dynamic Leader Pathway
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 4 of the book on The Four Stages of Learning. In this chapter, she shares the different levels a leader experiences in their journey to becoming dynamic. By ‘dynamic’, she means a leader who has a positive attitude, is full of energy and new ideas, and manages constant change, activity or progress really well. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
36:59
March 22, 2020
Episode #8 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 3 - The Four Stages of Learning - Interview with Paul Veldman
In this episode Shelley speaks candidly with Paul Veldman about his time with Victoria Police along with his two plus decades of running a martial arts business. Paul recalls the transition of leadership from an authoritarian style to more of a supportive, influential style. It’s great to hear about how he teaches, nurtures and challenges his own leaders to be open to new and different perspectives to learn and grow. Connect with Paul > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-veldman-400a8140/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
49:25
March 15, 2020
Episode #7 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 3 - The Four Stages of Learning
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 3 of the book on The Four Stages of Learning. She shares the work of management trainer Martin M. Broadwell. It is used in psychology and by trainers to describe the stages we go through to learn a new skill. Shelley has adapted the model for use when coaching leaders to help them to understand the journey they are on, both mentally and emotionally - what they know they know and what they don’t know they know. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
13:30
March 08, 2020
Episode #6 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 2 - Unspoken Problems - Interview with Fiona Preston
In this episode Shelley speaks with Fiona Preston, experienced senior leader across a variety of industries, about all things leadership. Fiona says “the role of a leader is to help their people to learn, thrive and fail!”.  They talk about the need for humility - where leaders can admit when they’re wrong, which in turn, allows them to deliberately tune into what might be making others uncomfortable. It also gives them the courage to ask for help and use the strengths of their people rather than taking it all on themselves. They also talk about how pomegranates are like leadership and whether to chew or swallow the seeds whole! Connect with Fiona > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-preston/ Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
38:51
March 02, 2020
Episode #5 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 2 - Unspoken Problems
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 2 of the book on Unspoken Problems. She explores the underlying problems leaders face and don’t talk about with anyone else, often avoiding the subject completely. The unspoken problems are generally the root cause or underlying driver of negative behaviours playing out in a team. When a leader can address the unspoken problems the behaviours disappear and the culture of the team improves. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html 
31:59
February 25, 2020
Episode #4 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 1 - Spoken Problems - Interview with Cath Smith (RMIT)
In this episode Shelley speaks with Cath Smith, Director HR Shared Services at RMIT University about the challenges leaders face and what they’re willing to talk about. They also talk about dealing with ambiguity and looking for the underlying causes for the behaviours being observed rather than simply what’s on the surface. Connect with Cath > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-smith-5b31a873 Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html
45:22
February 19, 2020
Episode #3 - The Dynamic Leader - Chapter 1 - Spoken Problems
In this episode you will hear Shelley read Chapter 1 of the book on Spoken Problems. She shares the problems leaders face and are comfortable talking about with their peers, their managers and even their teams. What’s often missing when these problems are discussed, however, is the root cause or underlying driver. In other words, the spoken problem is generally the result of something else going on but that’s often left unsaid. Connect with Shelley > LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/ Buy a copy of the book > https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dynamic-leader-shelley-flett/book/9780648479505.html 
50:31
February 11, 2020
Episode #1 - About the author (Shelley Flett)
This is the first episode of the Dynamic Leader Podcast. You will hear Shelley's older sister, Narelle Burke, reading the section in the book, About the Author, followed by a sisterly chat with Shelley afterwards. If you want to know more about the work Shelley does with leaders and organisations go to shelleyflett.com or connect with Shelley on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/. 
11:18
February 04, 2020
Episode #2 - The Dynamic Leader - Introduction + Interview with Narelle Burke
In this episode you will hear Shelley read the Introduction of the book and then interview Narelle Burke, Global Head of Talent and Leadership Development at Kantar. Narelle shares her transition into leadership and the realisation she had around getting work done through her team (instead of on her own) in a sustainable way. She also talks about managing workload through delegation and working as a team, "working collaboratively is essential in the modern world". If you loved the conversation and want to stay connected with Narelle you can do so here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/narelleburke/ If you want to know more about the work Shelley does with leaders and organisations go to shelleyflett.com or connect with Shelley on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyflett/.
36:29
February 04, 2020