Leadership on the Front Foot with David Andrew

Capital Partners Private Wealth Advisers

Welcome to Leadership on the Front Foot, with your host David Andrew, CEO and Founder of Capital Partners Private Wealth Advisers, and author of Wealth with Purpose. Each week Leadership on the Front Foot with Capital Partners will explore a wide range of leadership topics and interview some of our community’s best and brightest leaders.

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Episode 6 | What defines your character? An interview with Heartstyles founders, Stephen and Mara Klemich
30-08-2023
Episode 6 | What defines your character? An interview with Heartstyles founders, Stephen and Mara Klemich
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 3 |  Leadership resilience in a crisis - An interview with Diane Smith-Gander AO
22-05-2020
Episode 3 | Leadership resilience in a crisis - An interview with Diane Smith-Gander AO
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 CEOs’s'”.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 sorts 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”.You can listen to this episode and all past episodes on your favourite podcast platform.