Learning to dig deep and find something as a leader Cameron Schwab

Jul 28, 02:00 PM

Cameron Schwab was CEO of Richmond the youngest ever in the Australian Football League. He spent 25 years as a CEO of 3 different clubs. All those roles had one thing in common. The clubs were all at their lowest ebb, uncompetitive on the field, and facing massive financial challenges. He now takes his deep experience in leadership in sport and business to mentoring CEOs and senior leaders to build high levels of cultural and strategic leadership trust the basis for sustained high-performance. Here's what we discuss in this show with Cameron.

When someone meets Cameron and asks what he does, how does he like to reply? What’s the most important question a corporate leader can ask themselves? Has Cameron learnt a process for the debrief after a business win or loss? It is not a competition of teams, it’s a competition of systems. What is the system about? The CEO should be the best person to read the play, how do we build that skill?  How did Cameron go about creating a shared team ethos from the field to the office?  How did Cameron deal with the dark times when sacked as a CEO of Melbourne? The power of vulnerability. Allan Jeans said to Cameron… “find something"… what did Cameron find?  What does Cameron write at the top of his journal each day?  What would Cameron say to himself as a young CEO at Richmond back in 1988? One of Cameron’s favourite quotes is by author David Whyte,“If your eyes are tired, the world looks tired also”. What is the most important characteristic Cameron would look for in a recruit and how would you establish they have it? Read an hour a day, write an hour a day, train an hour a day.   LINKS Cameron Schwab https://www.designceo.com.au   The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod   The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”