Leadership on the Front Foot with David Andrew
Episode 8: The Role of News in a Crisis

Episode 8: The Role of News in a Crisis

August 14, 2020

Join David Andrew for our final episode of Leadership on the Front Foot, as he chats with veteran journalist and communications expert, Jim Parker, to lift the lid on the real story behind the news.

In Jim’s quarter-century in journalism and communications, he has worked with the Australian Financial Review, CNBC, the ABC and Reuters working on breaking news.

Today Jim works in investment communications and believes that understanding the real message behind the news, helps us become better investors.

Keep an eye out for our new retirement podcast, The Good Life – Redefining Retirement, presented by retirement expert, Damon Sugden.

Episode 7: Keeping it in the Family

Episode 7: Keeping it in the Family

July 16, 2020

Family Wealth and Stewardship:

Family and money aren’t always happy bedfellows. So how are the complexities of family wealth managed? What are the defining principles of wealth stewardship?

Join David Andrew for episode seven of Leadership on the Front Foot, as he chats with wealth stewardship expert, Michael Aitken.

Michael is based in London and is Chairman of Magus Private Wealth. He works with their wealthiest families, executives and business owners on the curly issues of family and money.

How do we help our children make their way in the world without harm?

What are the conversations we need to be having? He believes that people want and deserve to be advised transparently and from the heart.

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Episode 6: What Defines our Character?

Episode 6: What Defines our Character?

July 2, 2020

What are our personality traits? What defines our character?

Why is it so hard to stop repeating our ineffective behaviour patterns at work and at home?

Join David Andrew from Capital Partners Perth for a very special episode of Leadership on the Front Foot as he discusses Living and Leading with Heart with Stephen and Mara Klemich PHD.

Stephen and Mara will join David live from London to discuss their new book Above the Line – Living and Leading with Heart.

The Klemichs believe we are all designed for greatness, but so often our best self is pitted against our worst self.

They are passionate about finding out what helps develop our character. How do we look into the things we do to exhibit the best behaviour we can?

They argue the quality of our life flows from the attitudes of our heart. They offer wise, compassionate practical advice to live life ‘above the line’.

In describing ‘below the line’ attributes, Mara explains, “In typical psychologist form, i will say that there’s a deeper level, and that is that the below the line styles are all born out of good intentions but they get connected to fear and as soon as you connect a good intention to fear you don’t realize the impact of how people experience you”. 

Below the line is very common. So what do we do to be extraordinary above the line?

Unlike other psycho-graphic measuring tools, the Heartstyles indicator is not a personality profile tool. It’s an indicator that tells individuals how they behave and deal with situations.

Watch this episode of Leadership on the Front Foot.

Episode 5 - Are Leaders Born or Grown?

Episode 5 - Are Leaders Born or Grown?

June 19, 2020
Nature vs Nurture: What’s more important?

Join David Andrew from Capital Partners for episode 5 of Leadership on the Front Foot as he talks with Tall Poppies founder and Executive Coach, Kim Lancer.

Kim is a leadership development coach in New York and Australia and works with leaders from Fortune 100 organisations. Kim shares her journey, insights and passion for leadership development and will help us redefine the value of coaching in our organisations and in the broader community.

Kim is a passionate advocate for women’s leadership as well as diversity and inclusion. At the University of New York she studied adult behaviour and gained her coaching certification where she was able to travel across the United States to deliver coaching.

When asked about the meaning of her company Tall Poppies, Kim elaborates on an idea that many Australians will be able to relate to. “I called my company Tall Poppies because I don’t think Australia and the culture here is as supportive of standing tall, instead that is called bragging”.

Listen to David and Kim discuss all things leadership.

  • How your upbringing can effect your leadership style?
  • What is the most effective leadership style in a corporate environment?
  • What are the unique challenges that women face when emerging as leaders?
Episode 4: From the Kibbutz to the Executive Suite

Episode 4: From the Kibbutz to the Executive Suite

June 5, 2020

Corporate Wellbeing will never not be important.

Join David from Capital Partners Perth, for what promises to be a fascinating episode of Leadership on the Front Foot where he speaks with Dr. Andrew Crane.

Andy will share his story from average student to completing a PhD in Israel, and then becoming CEO of one of Australia’s largest grain businesses.

He also shares unique insights global trade as a member of the B20 Leadership Group.They’ll be discussing the challenges businesses face in the current environment, his views on leadership, and they’ll also canvas the topic of can the ‘nice-guy’ (or gal) make it as a CEO?

Andy was CEO of the $3.9Bn CBH Group for 8 years, and is now Chancellor of Curtin University, and a non-Executive Director of RAC, SunRice and Lawson Grains.

Join them for a coffee and a chat and take the opportunity to ask Andy a question in our open Q&A.

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Episode 3: Leadership Resilience in a Crisis

Episode 3: Leadership Resilience in a Crisis

May 22, 2020

Business Resilience with Diane Smith-Gander.

This week on Leadership on the Front Foot, David talks with Australian business executive, Diane Smith-Gander AO.

Diane is a proud West Australian and a true leader in every sense. David and Diane discuss the governance of our largest companies, leadership resilience, what will change because of Covid-19 and the importance of gender equality in the workplace.

The breadth of Diane’s knowledge and expertise is inspiring, and in this podcast, listen to Diane as she shares her wisdom in a generous, no-nonsense way.

Diane is a non-executive director of Wesfarmers and AGL Energy, and is Chair of Safe Work Australia and CEDA.

In previous roles Diane has been Chair of ASX listed Broadspectrum, and was a director of CBH. She also served on the APRA capability review panel post the Hayne Royal Commission.

Diane is a fierce advocate for gender equality and equal opportunity within the workforce. She believes that people shy away from having conversations with women about their career progression.

“It’s been an interesting journey for me because it really wasn’t until about ten years ago when I was in my early 50s that I started to realize that I could actually have a voice and a really important voice and be somebody who could move the dial.  I went ‘hang on a tick women are 51% of the population we should have 51% of the power, 51% of the seats in parliament, 51% of the board and 51% as CEO’s'”.

In ten years from now, Diane would like to see the gender diversity percentage at 50%.

“For me, 50/50 is the goal and sadly I don’t think that’ll happen in my lifetime”.

Diane states that she wants to dismantle the idea of men and women being seen as too different.

“I don’t think we’re actually that different. I think our experiences drive us to difference and then when we have more like for like experience, some of those sort of stylistic differences will fall away. But really, I want to see that women have equal opportunity“.

Importantly, Diane emphasises that her views are not based on meeting a quota.

“It’s not about equal outcomes. I genuinely believe that once given an equal opportunity that women will just rise through the system, but because the system is broken at the moment and we can’t get enough interest to fix the system, we actually have to try to identify some of the pinch points and put in change”.

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Episode 2: The Art of Positive Thinking

Episode 2: The Art of Positive Thinking

May 8, 2020

Positive Mindset: How to achieve it in an ever changing world.

Capital Partners introduces a live Q&A with David Andrew as he interviews Clinical Psychologist Alex Hof on the art of staying positive in these trying times.

In this episode David and Alex discussing all things psychology and in particular the art of positive thinking.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had many people on a roller coaster of emotions some through the loss of employment, others because of isolation for others the experience has been enjoyable almost cathartic.

We appear to be on the eve of an easing of restrictions where our family and community life can get back to some sort of normality but undoubtedly there will still be challenges ahead for all of us so to help me unpack this topic i’m joined today by my friend Alex Hof.

Alex is a practicing clinical psychologist with over 35 years’ experience in government and private enterprise.

For 15 years, Alex headed the employee assistance program at Woodside, where she and her team dealt with the full catastrophe of issues for employees and their families and as a result an expert in the psychological impact of accidents, emergencies, change fatigue, stress in the workplace.

Today Alex’s private practice is in the area of anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement and workplace stress.

Episode 1: How Can I Stay Safe in the Online World?

Episode 1: How Can I Stay Safe in the Online World?

April 24, 2020
Why Cyber Security has never been more important:

On behalf of Capital Partners, Join David Andrew and Brian Smith, a leading cyber security expert, for How can I stay safe in the online world?

David and Brian will discuss the risks for individuals and businesses in the online world. Brian is founder and CEO of QuadIQ a leading cyber security firm and has had a rich and diverse career which began just as the internet was taking shape.

Brian and David discuss:

• Cyber threats in the online world
• Who are the bad guys and what are their strategies?
• Am I safe using Facetime, Zoom and other video conferencing platforms?
• How do I stay safe when shopping online?
• What about the Governments proposed Covid-19 Tracking App?

Watch the full video of How can I stay safe in the online world? here: