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Time to have your say…

Posted in Marketing, Members, PechaKucha, Uncategorized, Updates on August 30th, 2012 by Cappi – Be the first to comment

Captains and Welcomed Guests!

The next Captains Club will be a member generated morning.
Supporting Peter McMillan from Peter McMillan Consulting
& Brett Krueger from Krueger Shopfitting – both doing a Pecha Kucha.

We would like for you to suggest a pressing issue that could effect us all.

So we put it to you - Facilitate a discussion or suggest a topic you would like more information on in the presence of diverse leadership. You are sure to get many answers with alot more to be taken away than what was brought.

Time to step up…  Are you ready?
Your time.. starts… NOW!

Under the Blowtorch with David Burlew

Posted in Members on February 3rd, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

Under the Blowtorch with David Burlew
National Manager, Market Representation,
Nissan Motor Co (Australia) Pty Ltd

David Burlew

First paying job?
Cleaning the toilets and mowing the grass at the local shops. I think I was 11 or 12

Most favourite song?

Lazy, Deep Purple, Machine Head 1972 Side 1, track #2

Song that you never want to hear ever again?

Lazy, Deep Purple, Machine Head 1972 Side 1, track #2

Who are the 5 people you would like to be marooned with on a dessert island? (careful your wife might have access to this blog!)

Ginger and Mary-Ann, Capt Jack Sparrow cause he seems to be pretty handy on a desert  island and Richie Blackmore (lead guitarist from Deep Purple, I’d give him one more chance)

In an employee the trait you admire?

Integrity

The trait you thoroughly dislike/despise?

Hypocrisy

What was the name of your first (rock) band?

Your Shout

In another life who would you like to be?

In another life, I think I would like to be me. I reckon I could get it right this time.

Who are 3 leaders you admire and why (dead or alive)?

Jesus Christ, an inspirational example of selfless leadership (see answer #13), My mum, at 85,  awarded OAM 2010 for services to volunteering, and JFK bay of pigs (which I believe ultimately cost him his life)

You speak of negotiable and non negotiable rules for employees, what do you mean by that and what are they currently?

If my team understand where the electric fence is located and what the consequences are for breaching the fence, they are more likely not to get themselves into trouble. So it’s only fair that they understand the boundaries.  These include:-

No surprises … i.e. always keep me in the loop.  If there is bad news I want to hear it from you, not my boss and not from a customer.

Don’t tell me lies.

Don’t steal from me.

Words of wisdom you would pass on to a young Y gen?

People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care

What are your greatest strengths (this might challenge your modesty!)?

Clarity of purpose, sense of humour, including a fair capacity to laugh at myself. I am told by others a sense of fairness and if I see a wrong, I try to fix it.

What learning (or if there are several) has had the most impact on your life – business or personal)?

Personally when Brony endured two bouts of cancer and beat it. We received a no Bull Shit miracle and that changed my life on a spiritual level. Commercially it was the recession we had to have. Having survived through the working capital crisis honed my diagnostic skills and so when the symptoms return, you can take the necessary action before it’s too late.

Alan Nield – Consumed

Posted in Members on February 3rd, 2010 by admin – 1 Comment

 

“Consumed”

Alan’s lyrics in need of a tune:

It’s an interest that’s all; I’ll get to it one day,
but it nagged and nagged…… daring me to play.
Have you ever regretted not doing your thing,
when deep down in your soul you knew there was something?

As a young bloke I could feel, there was something hidden there,
but for me at that time,  I just didn’t care.
Doing this and that, not giving a crap
But something deep down…….was setting me a trap.

When it hooks you….. look out,  it’ll get you by the balls.
Never enough time, just one more for the road
Just can’t get enough, idle moments are a strain,
So I look forward to the moment……. we’re back into it again.

The Trumpet at the time, the wrong choice I knew,
I didn’t have the patience,  and it really wasn’t cool.
But the nudge at this time,  was the right time to dare,
and there’s that feeling I felt……. when I just didn’t care.

Now natural ability,  is something I’m without,
but the challenge and reward,  is addictive no doubt.
Time is being lost,  and pressures abate,
surely this time….. I’ll get it to sound great.

Now you have something to answer to,
your interest and support makes it easier to grow.
That feeling I get when a note is achieved,
And the pleasure I get when I share it with you.

I know it was there…. and not nurtured early on.
Time ‘s not something you buy, or idly sit back on.
Our lives we have to share,  all things over time,
So please just understand it’s a passion of mine.

When it hooks you look out,  it’ll get you by the balls.
Never enough time, just one more for the road
Just can’t get enough, idle moments are a strain,
So I look forward to the moment……. we’re back into it again.


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