Your leadership will be exposed when tough times come knocking. Who will you be looking out for when the ground underneath is crumbling? Interestingly, by genuinely prioritising others, you may end up securing your own success. And the kind of leader you become can be traced back to, and be greatly influenced by your environment and mentors during your younger years.
Geoff Donaghy is the CEO of ICCSydney, Group Director (Asia Pacific) at ASM Global and Deputy Chair of Business Events Council of Australia. Some of his former roles include President of the International Association of Congress Centres, CEO of Suncorp Stadium and Managing Director of Cairns Convention Centre. Geoff was inducted into the Event Industry Council's prestigious Hall of Leaders in October 2021.
Quotes from Episode:
"Running and operating a venue is a little bit like sending a rocket to the moon. If the aim is out by a thousandth of a degree, you miss the moon by thousands of miles. So your goals and your targets... those goals have to be precise and they have to be understood by everyone, otherwise if not everyone understands them and buys into them, you won't reach them."
"While occasionally it's valuable and useful to appear angry, whatever you do, never get angry".
“It's amazing what you can achieve if you don't care who gets the credit.”
-How Geoff's early experiences shaped his leadership values.
-Leadership and emotional intelligence.
-There is a solution to everything and two variables involved.
-The 5Cs of successful leadership.
-How to grow a loyal team, even if you have to fire some of them.
-The destination package required for attracting successful events
Geoff's book recommendation:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey
Connect with Geoff:
LinkedIn: Geoff Donaghy
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