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January 9, 2023

The Best Type of Questions to Ask Yourself and Your People

We are hard-wired to answer questions, aren’t we? However, some questions can send us to places we don’t want to go, whilst others are a joy to answer, capture our imagination and inspire us to be motivated. I assert that there is a simple formula for asking the questions that we enjoy pondering and answering. […]

December 30, 2022

How to Handle Difficult Conversations Successfully

As a CEO, it’s inevitable that you will have difficult conversations with your team members or colleagues. Whether it’s about performance, changes in the organization, or any other issue, knowing how to handle those conversations is key for successfully navigating them. Here are some tips on how to conduct a difficult conversation and come out […]

December 11, 2022

Go Solo Speaks with David – Helping You Master Your Business Vortex – Metattude

Original Article: https://gosolo.subkit.com/metattude/ What’s your business, and who are your customers? My business, Metattude, provides coaching and mentoring to Board Directors, CEO & their direct reports across both government and commerce. Tell us about yourself I began this business as a result of presenting “The Human Face of Entrepreneurship” to MBA students when I witnessed […]

October 20, 2022

What’s The Primary Driver of Success in Your Organisation?

Libraries are strewn with books that answer that question. I assert it’s the sum of the attitudes, behaviours, actions and conversations that occur in the business. Master those and success occurs. It’s the primary focus in my Vortex Program. Reach out for a chat about it.

October 7, 2022

Did the CEO Really Right Size Her Business?

At a C suite networking function recently, I listened to a CEO proclaim she’d ‘rightsized’ her business. Her CFO, standing beside her, grinned and nodded in earnest agreement. Another jumped in and said “Yes, we’re going through that now. We figure we’ll save a lot and improve our bottom line by 12%.” There were nods […]

August 26, 2022

The importance of leadership training in small business

“You’re not born a great leader. But we are born with the potential to learn how to become one,” says business mentor and difficult people specialist David- Deane-Spread. David speaks with Avon Collis from Relevate. The original full article can be found on the BizCover website

July 20, 2022

The Australian Business Journal – The Need for Deep Leadership Alignment

‘Poor company performance is often a reflection of the boardroom, not only the senior executives’ states business mentor David Deane-Spread. This is the reason why, in his coaching practice, he focuses on top-level leadership development in order to resolve dysfunctional workplace behaviour and get teams back on track with hitting their KPIs. Read More

June 29, 2022

How to Improve Your Business – Fast! – in Just 7 Minutes

Podcast hosted by Bill Prater What You’ll Learn From This Episode: ‘Deadly Quad’ – biggest risk in the business Applying the 5Cs Effects of high level of stress in the business Related Links and Resources: David is giving a free diagnostic so that you will get that clarity around your business. Go to https://metattude.com/deadly-quad-diagnostic Summary: David Deane-Spread is […]

June 24, 2022

The 5C’s to Better Leadership

404 The Today’s Leader Podcast, Building Tomorrow’s Best Leaders Today Listen to “404 David Deane-Spread – The 5C’s to Better Leadership” on Spreaker. Welcome to 404 The Today’s Leader Podcast, Building Tomorrow’s Best Leaders Today. Today we have a very special guest, who joined me from the other side of Australia, Perth in WA to […]

June 17, 2022

Humans Are An Investment Not An Overhead

Podcast hosted by MARK LEBUSQUE CEO Coach David Deane-Spread and I explore many elements of leadership in this week’s podcast including what he learned about courage and vulnerability in the military, balancing transactional and transformational work, shiny object syndrome, situational and self awareness and why leadership is lonely, involves giving credit and taking blame.

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