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The Leadership Moments Podcast

87 EpisodesProduced by Murray Wright - Leadership and ConsultingWebsite

Boost your leadership skills by hearing stories of success and failure from business leaders of today - with insights, tips and knowledge that will help you and your team on your journey to success.

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Learning from nature - Ingrid Messner

September 15th, 2021


I talk with Ingrid Messner about her book, Naturally Successful: How Wise Leaders Manage Their Energy, Influence Others and Create Positive Impact. …

Creating Sustainable Change and High Impact in NFPs for Indigenous Australians - Adam Davids

August 11th, 2021


Adam Davids is a proud Aboriginal man and leader who spent four months in the United States in 2019 on a Fulbright scholarship. Adam's research into …

Fake it until you make it - Does it work? - Tom Loncar

July 15th, 2021


I talk with Tom Loncar, an executive coach, writer and researcher on leadership psychology and mindset. Tom has written an in-depth paper that …

Being more coach like - Michael Bungay Stanier - Episode Focus

April 29th, 2021


Like his books, Michael is clear, engaging and uplifting as he explains why giving advice leads to poor outcomes and how to tame the advice monster that resides in all of us to be more coach like with better outcomes …

Simple, but not easy. Creating the conditions for your team's success - Pia Lee - Episode focus

March 25th, 2021


More teams are coming together to reconnect, harvest the learnings from the last 12 months and talk about the shift they have to make to move from …

Unleashing Leadership at Every Level - Dr Suzi Skinner

February 17th, 2021


Dr Suzi Skinner, Managing Director of Roar People is a positive leadership expert and global executive coach who works with clients to create …

What got us to here will not get us to there - Murray Wright

December 18th, 2020


Thank you for listening to Leadership Moments through 2020. This last episode for the year is a 4-minute message to say thank you for your support and offer you a simple reflection to close the year and get set for the …

Talking Creative - Firdaus Kharas

December 9th, 2020


Firdaus is a social entrepreneur who produces behaviour change mass communication on significant international issues including disease prevention, …

Leading change in a complex world - Dr Paul Lawrence

November 25th, 2020


Paul shares his insights into systems thinking and how to lead change in a complex world. He talks about collective resilience, how coaching supports …

Making Wiser Decisions - Peter Webb

October 28th, 2020


Peter is experienced in coaching, organisational development and culture change. He is passionate about helping individuals, teams and organisations …

Team Reset - the Reshape Relaunch - Murray Wright Mark Powell

October 14th, 2020


The Reshape and Relaunch complete the team Reset process. We talk through the different elements of how a team works together including: team …

Team Reset - the Rethink - Murray Wright Mark Powell

September 30th, 2020


The Rethink is the second phase of the team reset process. Hear how to bring the team together to look ahead, open up the thinking, understand the …

Team Reset - The Regroup - Murray Wright Mark Powell

September 16th, 2020


We continue the discussion of the Team Reset process today as fellow coach Mark Powell and I talk about the ‘Regroup’ phase of the Team Reset Process. We explain what we mean by ‘regroup’ and why it's so important for …

The Team Reset - Murray Wright Mark Powell

September 3rd, 2020


Together with fellow coach Mark Powell, Murray Wright explains a simple four step process that will help you bring the team together, take a step back and reset for what’s next.

Growing Through Covid - Keith Abraham

August 20th, 2020


A pep talk and energy boost for you! Keith is a professional presenter and author whose work with clients is about engaging people, developing leaders and generating massive growth. He talks about how to engage with …

Going back to better, not 'normal' - David Veech

August 5th, 2020


David shares his experiences and learning from the US Military and study of lean manufacturing processes. He explains how process can be part of human learning to engage and motivate team members. We have a great talk …

Being more coach like - Michael Bungay Stanier

July 21st, 2020


Like his books, Michael is clear, engaging and uplifting as he explains why giving advice leads to poor outcomes and how to tame the advice monster that resides in all of us to be more coach like with better outcomes …

Building Better Relationships at Work - Jason Treu, Executive Coach

June 24th, 2020


We continue the theme of teams with Jason Treu, Executive Coach and host of the Executive Breakthroughs Podcast. Jason explains how asking the right questions can build long-lasting, trusting relationships and lays the …

Making a Difference - Linda McDonald

June 10th, 2020


In my first podcast of 2020, I referred to the story of a midwife from Edinburgh who made a huge difference in the lives of expectant mothers and children in Malawi. Today I talk with that midwife, Linda McDonald, who …

TEAM SPECIAL - Staying relevant in a different world

June 2nd, 2020


A lot has changed over the last few months. As a new future emerges, the only thing for certain is relationships within and around teams will …

Are your best days ahead or behind? Mike Berland CEO, Decode M

May 27th, 2020


Mike Berland founder and CEO of Decode M, a research and analytics firm, talks about momentum – what it is, how to get it, how to measure it and most importantly, how to keep it not only for our businesses but for …

Learning from Failure - Craig Anderson

May 13th, 2020


Craig Anderson is a young award-winning leader in the insurance industry. Craig talks about building resilience learning to focus on what you can …

Leading from the Heart - Carissa Bub

April 29th, 2020


I recorded this at the end of last year and it is still very relevant. Carissa talks about the speed of the world we live in today and how it has led to a crisis of the heart. Carissa’s work is around leadership and …

Short and Sweet Leadership Moments to get you thinking

April 15th, 2020


Take a short time out and listen to highlights from previous leadership moments episodes - including Jackie Smith, Diane Gipey, Wayne Deeth and Louise Clarke. These are great as a quick reminder, or as a taster to help …

Surviving the fires - Leading and learning through crisis - Louise Clarke

April 1st, 2020


Listen to a great story as we discuss how to lead yourself through crisis and give a host of reflective questions to support individual and team learning. Louise Clarke shares her experiences and the learnings about …

Give yourself a 5-minute coaching session - Murray Wright

March 25th, 2020


The VUCA world is on steroids at the moment and we are being forced to make some really difficult decisions. If that wasn’t hard enough, we risk …

Making a difference in the lives of others - Wayne Deeth

March 10th, 2020


Wayne Deeth shares his learnings and wisdom from a career fulfilling his purpose to make a difference in the lives of others. He also talks about his …

Bringing grace, compassion and kindness to leadership - Dianne Gipey

February 25th, 2020


We talk about authenticity and being vulnerable as leaders, but we're not always clear about what it means. Dianne Gipey is an indigenous woman from …

What we can learn from horses - Jackie Smith

February 5th, 2020


Jackie Smith is passionate about getting people out of their heads, to be present and lift the conscious leadership of both individuals and teams. What’s interesting about Jackie is that she does this in partnership …

Starting 2020 with compassion and action - Murray Wright

January 22nd, 2020


This episode is dedicated to all those caught up in the Australian bushfires, which got me thinking about the big questions! I invite you to stand with our future generations to think about what they need from us today. …

Short Sweet - Highlights from the last four episodes

December 11th, 2019


It’s highlight episode time. Bringing you the best bits from the last 4 episodes – great as a quick reminder or to give you a taste before listening …

Walking between two worlds - Bonny Rawson

November 27th, 2019


Bonny Rawson is a young, up and coming leader who is also an indigenous woman. Bonny shares her indigenous history and explains the challenges of walking between two worlds. She talks about her passion for giving back …

Leading with Integrity - Jeremy Sandbrook

November 14th, 2019


Jeremy Sandbrook, CEO of Integritas 360, an internationally recognised integrity and anti-corruption expert, helps us understand corruption and integrity. We discuss why it's relevant to our lives and businesses and how …

Knowing where the golf ball is - Richard Cornally

October 29th, 2019


Richard Cornally is an actor, teacher, writer, director and executive coach. He uses the principles of acting to help people connect with their authenticity. Richard explains how a compelling story can be used to engage …

I’ve got this! Connecting to your Core Confidence - Fiona Pearman

October 2nd, 2019


Confidence is easily lost and can be difficult to get back. Fiona Pearman, co-author Core Confidence & Founder at Pearman & Partners, shares …

Short Sweet - Highlights from the last four episodes

September 17th, 2019


Short of time? Maybe you need a quick reminder, or you want to get a taste before listening to the full episode – whatever it is grab a coffee and …

AI - Disrupting and Stretching Yourself - Mark Wood

September 4th, 2019


Mark Wood is COO at Red Marker, a company providing solutions using artificial intelligence. We talk about what AI is and is not, how it’s disrupting …

Performance and Wellbeing – a Symbiotic Relationship - Audrey McGibbon

August 21st, 2019


Audrey McGibbon, psychologist, business leader, wellbeing expert and co-creator of the Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey, shares her leadership …

Surfing the Wave - David Anderson

July 30th, 2019


David Anderson is the Group CEO and co-founder of the Big Red Group which is riding the wave of the shift from the service to the experience economy. David talks about his awakening to the world of entrepreneurship, his …

How knowledge can get in our way - Diana Renner

July 17th, 2019


Diana Renner, educator, consultant and award-winning author shares her experiences as a 16-year-old leaving communist Romania with her family and …

Short Sweet – Highlights from Episodes 43-46

July 2nd, 2019


Time for a break – 20 minutes of insight and inspiration with highlights from the Leadership Moments of Phil Cross, James Kemp, Jill Livesey and Professor Peter Hawkins.

Tomorrow's Leadership - Professor Peter Hawkins

June 18th, 2019


Professor Peter Hawkins is an author, consultant and researcher in leadership cultural change and organisational learning. He calls himself a …

Career Coaching: Stop and think about your career - Jill Livesey

June 4th, 2019


Jill Livesey specialises in career coaching, working with leaders to help them engage their team members with meaningful career conversations and …

Workspaces for new ways of working - James Kemp

May 22nd, 2019



Hear James Kemp, CEO of Amicus explain how a visit to a school sparked a passion that transformed a regular office fit out company into an …

Stepping into the Future - Phil Cross

May 8th, 2019


This is a must-listen to discussion as Phil Cross, a digital consultant and strategist takes us into the future and challenges our thinking as he …

Short Sweet 8 - Highlights from Episodes 38-41

April 23rd, 2019


15 minutes of insight and inspiration with Oscar Trimboli, from the Deep Listening Podcast, my friend Michael Gysi, well known economic commentator …

Life is Messy - Tony Mansfield

April 9th, 2019


Tony is from the world of marketing, specifically branding. He shares learnings about change and dealing with the unknown. He's moved from senior …

The Intersection of Economics and Politics - Warren Hogan

March 26th, 2019


Well known Economist, Commentator and Executive in Residence at the University of Technology Sydney Business School, Professor Warren Hogan makes …

The Power of Asking for Help - Michael Gysi

March 13th, 2019


It is important to recognize your limitations, to know when you need help and be humble enough to ask for it. Michael was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis, a rare progressive muscle disorder 10 years ago. Michael …

How to Listen in Colour - Oscar Trimboli

February 26th, 2019


Did you know we spend a minimum 55% of our day listening? Oscar, an executive coach and author, explains the cost of not listening. He shares with us the 5 levels of deep listening, gives examples of how listening has …

Short Sweet 7 - Highlights from Episodes 32 - 26

February 12th, 2019


Take a break – 12 minutes of insight and inspiration with highlights from the Leadership Moments of Liane McGrath - ThinkTime, Nicole McAuliffe - …

A view from the boardroom

January 30th, 2019


Giselle Collins transitioned from CEO to professional director. She serves on several boards and has been Chairperson. Giselle gives us great …

2018 Recap - Learnings and insights - Murray Wright

January 15th, 2019


Murray answers the three leadership questions and shares his leadership moments from 2018, what he learned and how those learnings are shaping his 2019. As we look to make 2019 a great year, excerpts from past episodes …

Collaboration and Creating Shared Value - Phil Preston, Collaborative Advantage

December 11th, 2018


Phil Preston is the founder of Collaborative Advantage, an independent consultancy working at the intersection of the corporate and social agenda. He …

The Role of Nutrition in Good Leadership - Nicole McAuliffe, Create Wellbeing Group

November 27th, 2018


Nicole McAuliffe’s business, Create Wellbeing Group, specialises in executive coaching, facilitation, clinical nutrition and corporate wellbeing. In …

Stop and Think - Liane McGrath, Director ThinkTime

November 13th, 2018


Hear about the benefits of taking time to stop and think. Including: building awareness of our own beliefs and assumptions to help build …

Short Sweet - Highlights from Episodes 27 - 30

October 29th, 2018


It's time for a break with some easy to listen to highlights from recent episodes of Leadership Moments from Kevin Nuttall - Waterfield Consulting, …

Making a difference - Sharon Cauldwell, Director Sales, NEXT Hotels

October 15th, 2018


Sharon Cauldwell has worked for one company for 25 years. She shares with us how she has embraced change and evolved her personal brand to remain …

The Role of Mindfulness and Resilience in Leadership Through the Lens of the Researchers - Hans Melo and Jason Beck

October 4th, 2018


Explore the latest leadership research and hear interesting facts, stories and useful references for everyday leadership. You'll also learn more …

Facing Down the Storm - Taking Responsibility as a Leader - Michelle Feros

September 18th, 2018


Michelle Feros, National Director, People, Quality & Communications at Autism Spectrum (or Aspect) gives useful insights to working with people …

The Future is coming - are you ready? - Kevin Nuttall

September 4th, 2018


Kevin Nuttall is the Director of Waterfield Consulting and a strategy facilitator helping organizations to remain relevant and able to survive and …

Short Sweet - Highlights from Episodes 21 - 25

August 20th, 2018


Highlights from Kristen Green, Executive Manager Aquafit Fitness and Leisure; Lee Williams, Infinity Leadership; Dominic Wells Clearpoint Communications; John Raymond Head of Coaching at IECL, sharing their leadership …

When a team is not a team - John Raymond

August 7th, 2018


John Raymond, principal and head of coaching at the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership in Sydney, gives us a clear explanation of the difference between a team and a group and gives us insight to what it is …

Lessons from the Mountain - Dominic Wells

July 25th, 2018


In this episode Dominic Wells, Director of Clearpoint Communications, talks about the being and doing of leadership and shares his personal and leadership learnings from mountaineering including how surviving a severe …

What's your purpose? - Lee Williams

July 11th, 2018


Lee Williams is a coach and facilitator with a passion for helping people connect with their purpose. He talks about the work he has done for the United Nations World Food program and how it reinforced his beliefs about …

What have we learned so far?

June 25th, 2018


After the completion of 20 Episodes of the Leadership Moments Podcast, Murray reflects on how his thinking around leadership has developed and shares five key insights gleaned from his guests sharing their leadership …

Holding true to your 'self' and speaking up - Kristen Green

June 13th, 2018


Kristen Green is Executive Manager of the Aquafit Fitness and Leisure in Campbelltown. Hear insights into the challenges facing the fitness industry and some tips on how to stay motivated in our own exercise programs!

Short of time – Highlights from Episodes 16-19

May 29th, 2018


Highlights from John Felton of the Centre of Personal Performance, Chris Thomas CEO of Transplant Australia, Michael Coombs Founder and CEO of Career Trackers, and Pia Lee, CEO of LIW, sharing their leadership moments.

Simple, but not easy - Pia Lee

May 15th, 2018


Pia Lee, an experienced leadership consultant and CEO of LIW, brings her energy and passion to this episode to shine a light on the opportunities we …

Bringing People on the Journey - Chris Thomas

May 2nd, 2018


Chris Thomas, CEO of Transplant Australia and President of the World Transplant Games Federation talks about the importance of organ donation and the challenges faced in lifting donor rates in Australia. He shares his …

Paying it Forward - Michael Combs

April 18th, 2018


Be inspired as you hear Michael Combs talk about the influence of his Grandmother had on him that led to him founding CareerTrackers to support Indigenous students through their studies and more recently CareerSeekers …

Building leadership capacity – taking care of your mind and body - John Felton

April 4th, 2018


Olympian John Felton from the Centre for Personal Performance, shares his passion for helping people improve their health and physical function to lift enjoyment of life. He talks about the science and latest research …

Short and Sweet - Highlights from Episodes 10-14

March 19th, 2018


Hear Leanne Pilkington, CEO of Laing & Simmons, Rob Metcalfe, Director of Succeedo Global, Sarah Cornally, Organisational Consultant and Bob …

Experience, hard work, creating your own opportunities and juggling - Bob Lunnon

March 5th, 2018


Bob Lunnon is a retired former Director of Global Leisure Sales Asia Pacific - Starwood Hotels and Resorts with over 50 years experience in international travel and hospitality.

System dynamics and what it brings to leadership - Sarah Cornally

February 19th, 2018


Sarah Cornally is sought out by major companies and organisations to work on complex issues. Listen to how she became aware of system dynamics and learned that as leaders it can help bring a deeper understanding of …

The three questions for leaders - Rob Metcalfe

February 5th, 2018


Rob Metcalfe, director of Succeedo Global a consultancy firm that supports executive leadership teams and endeavours to help them to make better …

Women in Leadership - being true to yourself - Leanne Pilkington

January 22nd, 2018


Leanne Pilkington is the managing director of the NSW boutique real estate group Laing+Simmons and President of the Real Estate Institute of NSW. Leanne's passion for empowering women in the industry saw her start the …

Short and Sweet - Highlights from Episodes 6-9

January 8th, 2018


Hear Troy Cuthbertson, GM QT Melbourne, Scott Boyes VP Operations NSW-ACT for Accor Hotels, Olga Gelauff, Local Government Manager in Woerden, and Gillian Coutts, CEO of the Potential Project answer the leadership …

One extra second - success at home and at work with mindfulness - Gillian Coutts

December 18th, 2017


Gillian Coutts CEO of the Potential Project talks about how mindfulness can change your life in really significant ways and change the impact you are …

Going beyond hard work to change perceptions and have a positive impact - Scott Boyes

December 4th, 2017


Scott Boyes, Vice President Operations, NSW, ACT for Accor Hotels tells us when he realised that hard work was not enough and that he had to go …

Believing in the talents and capabilities of your people to create a winning team - Olga Gelauff

November 20th, 2017


Olga Gelauff is a manager in the local government of Woerden in the Netherlands. She talks about the importance of harnessing the individual talents of your team for best outcomes thus ensuring the motivation and …

Lessons from opening a hotel: communication and managing expectations - Troy Cuthbertson

November 6th, 2017


Troy Cuthbertson GM of the QT Melbourne talks about how to get the best out of your team and the importance of communication and managing …

Short and Sweet - Highlights from Episodes 1-4

October 23rd, 2017


Hear Erkin Aytekin, GM Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Richard Holt GM Accor Darling Harbour, Simon McGrath COO Accor hotels Pacific Region and Mhairi …

Always expect the unexpected and never make assumptions - Mhairi Holway

October 9th, 2017


Mhairi Holway VP Human Resources Pandora Australia and NZ talks about the importance of giving people freedom to fail. She tells the moving story of …

Moving from Managing to Leading - Simon McGrath

September 25th, 2017


Simon McGrath COO Accor Hotels Pacific Region talks about the influence of his father showing him how to work hard and encouraging him to be good with people. Simon shares his experience of moving from manager to leader …

Learning from the bad example - Richard Holt

September 11th, 2017


Interview with Richard Holt - GM Accor Hotels Darling Harbour. Richard talks about how he learned the value of giving people autonomy and letting …

The importance of feedback and finding a shared 'why' for your team - Erkin Aytekin

August 28th, 2017


Erkin Aytekin GM Pullman Melbourne on the Park talks about the importance of seeking feedback and setting goals as part of personal development and …

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