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Mission accomplished: Leadership lessons from former Marine, Janet Polach

Janet learnt the true meaning of leadership in the ultimate workplace - the US Marines. She chats to Mark and Becky about the power of teamwork and the skills you can develop off the back of your mistakes.

It’s widely considered that the US Marine Corps is one of the best examples of leadership in the world. Veteran Janet Polach chats to Mark and Becky about how best to leverage the skills of your team and avoid being a selfish leader.

They examine each step of Janet’s book, The Seven Mistakes New Managers Make, and delve into Janet’s ‘make it worse’ technique. After discussing the importance of people knowing their responsibilities and role, and the value in one-to-ones, they reflect on the impact of the transition between feedback frenzy in school, into the feedback desert that is the workplace.

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Show notes:

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The Seven Mistakes New Managers Make - Janet Polach

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