This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.
I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.
In the interview, Marc shares his background and how he got some early wins which build confidence very early in his career. He also shared how he now pays it forward by helping those on his team get some early and easy wins. We also talk about the importance of celebrating small wins, measuring the process, the role of honesty and transparency in leadership, and why change is often hard but not impossible.
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In the interview, Marc shares
- If you trust people with the information, nobody judges you.
- Celebrate the small wins. Celebrate the stages towards the end objective
- I’m a fundamental believer in the goodness of people. So I believe that people given the right information will make the right choice
- I always say that you can change behaviours, but you can’t change nature.
- As a citizen, we’ve got a responsibility to do more and so to help combat the effects.
- The way that I cope with that stuff is I kind of think worst-case scenario. So I go, Well look, if I in option A, if I carry on doing this and it completely implodes. You know, probably not gonna starve. I’ll have to go get another job, which will hurt my ego. But I’ll probably be. Um, but I would’ve done my best, I suppose.
- I love a soppy movie or a soppy series.
- If people aren’t willing to accept you for the way that you are, then that’s just kind of okay. That’s their problem
- I’m a massive believer in getting outside and just kind of breathing the air, getting away from the city
- Your brain needs that time to relax.