There are some people who always need to be right. In their minds there is always a winner and there is always a loser. Deep down, very few of us like these people. And yet, we often work for them, we work with them, and if we’re honest, we may even be one of them.

Meet Hamish

Hamish Thomson is a CEO, board and startup adviser, consultant, speaker and investor. A New Zealander from birth, he has been a successful CEO/Regional President and Global Brand head for Mars Incorporated (UK, Australia and Chicago), a senior marketing and sales lead for Reebok International (England and the Netherlands) and a fresh-faced account executive in the London advertising scene. He is a non-executive director of OzHelp (one of Australia’s leading mental health and suicide prevention foundations) and currently resides in in Sydney with his wife and three children.

Timestamped Overview

During this interview Hamish and I discuss the following topics:

  • Why leaders don’t have to have all the answers
  • How to manage constant dissatisfaction as leader
  • How drains and radiators affect your organization
  • How bad bosses are actually great bosses
  • Why you need to show your authentic self all the time

Guest Resources

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