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This week we’re talking about a crucially important topic: leadership. And leadership isn’t just for people leading teams – we are ALL leaders, in terms of leadership of the people around us, but also most importantly, themselves.

This expert is one I know rather… intimately… as it’s my husband Wade Tink.

I am thrilled to be bringing you this interview this week as he is the person I have learned most about leadership from.

Wade studied finance at university then joined the army as an infantry officer, where after training he was immediately deployed to a war zone. After a winding route to his business, he is now a co-founder and General Manager of Project Everest Ventures – a social enterprise that helps communities in developing countries.

In our chat, we cover:

  • The three leadership principles that enabled him to lead people twice his age in the military
  • The long winding route that took him to his current business
  • The concept of Trust Capital and how it applies to leadership
  • His perspective on how men and women lead differently
  • Why self-leadership is the most important form of leadership
  • Why creative people don’t have the excuse to be undisciplined
  • The difference between being a leader and a manager (he nails this!)
  • 3 key things for rookie leaders to remember – his first one shocked me…
  • What to do when you feel your team don’t respect you
  • Why consensus if over-rated
  • How he sees his own leadership style versus my leadership style
  • What leader energy is and how it affects our teams

I so hope you enjoy myself and Wade’s conversation and got some nuggets that you can apply to your life, and your team if you have one. You can find out more about Project Everest Ventures at www.projecteverest.ventures and sadly, you’re wasting your time trying to find Wade on social media as – despite my best efforts – refuses to get on social media.

I also have a brand spanking new website – www.lorrainemurphy.com.au, which I would love for you to jump on and take a look at. It feels SO GOOD to have a digital home that captures what I do so beautifully, and I’m especially excited about the Mentoring page. If you’re interested in becoming one of my marvellous mentees, jump on that page and find out more. I have a handful of spots opening up next quarter.

I want to say a big thank you to this show’s partner – Numeric 8. I’ve worked with several accountants and book-keepers in my entrepreneurial journey and I’ve learned through trial and a lot of error how to spot a very average accountant, and an awesome one.

Happily, the finance team I’ve had for the last year in my business tick all those boxes! Numeric 8 is a dynamic accounting and book-keeping business led by the ball of energy that is Trudi Yip. They describe themselves as “a customised virtual finance department for all accounting needs” and provide a little or as much support as the individual client needs.

You can check out Numeric 8 at www.numericeight.com.au.

Thank you so much for listening. If you could take a minute to rate and review my show, I would REALLY appreciate it.