by Richard Triggs
For those that don’t know me, I’m the Managing Partner of a Brisbane based executive recruitment company, Arete Executive. I’ve also recently launched the Arete Podcast, where I interview leading CEOs, Non Executive Directors and other leaders about their careers, key achievements, lessons learnt along the way and so on. The motivation for the podcast is to allow those who aspire to achieving similar career success, to learn from those who have walked the path before them, in order to hopefully accelerate their own careers.
I thought for this article I would summarise some of the key learnings from my early guests; those that I found most interesting and pertinent.
Kim Hutchinson – Executive Chairman – RSM (formerly RSM Bird Cameron)
“Communicate often to build and maintain culture”
Kim has been with RSM for over 40 years, and now leads a team of over 1,000 professional staff. Critical to his success has been maintaining the excellent, family culture of the organisation which has grown from regional WA to one of the world’s leading Accountancy firms.
Gary Spence – President – Liberal National Party (LNP) QLD
“It takes hard work”
Very simple advice, that in order to be a successful CEO, it takes a lot of hard work. Gary built and sold one of Australia’s top Engineering companies, Brown Consulting, whilst at the same time taking a very active role in Queensland politics. There is no avoiding the fact that great responsibility requires a tremendous work ethic.
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