Head Coach and Owner, FITA U Performance Centre, Paddington, talks to Kate about the challenges of starting out in small business and the mindset for success. Kate and Ash also share some insights from a recent Entrepreneurship Summit they attended, and agreed to disagree on what went down.
Exec Insights Episode with Don Meij
Don Meij, CEO Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd and recent inductee in into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame speaks to Kate about the journey from delivering pizza in Red Hill, Brisbane to being the CEO of a company which is a market leader in seven countries. The conversation ranges through the importance of a laser-like customer focus, risk taking, digital retail, working with your Board, and the future of work in the pizza and food delivery business. Yes, there will be drone delivery!
We all have had that feeling of “not being there.” Have you ever driven home, and then turned off the car and tried to recall the trip – it generally evokes pangs of anxiety as you worry about all of the near accidents you could have had on the trip and not realised how close you got to not making it home at all! Read more
Great Business Schools have great podcast series, with Harvard Ideacast arguably being the most well-known. Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, QUTeX started on its journey to podcast glory with QUT ExecInsights in December 2016, with me as inaugural host.
“We have great managers who haven’t spent a day in Management School, do we have great surgeons that haven’t spent a day in surgical school?” Henry Mintzberg
The purpose of learning is the growth of our minds, understanding this knowledge, building, developing and practising these skills in our work and private life is the essence of studying an MBA or Executive MBA (EMBA). Pursuing an MBA (E) forces you out of your comfort zone, allows you to understand the newest management techniques while continually challenging your perceptions and biases as you finally balance the demands of your study, work, and personal life.