“The score takes care of itself”
A simple formula…as Bill Walsh author of the fabulous book “The score takes care itself”, get the plan right, find the people.
I’ve had the good fortune of being invited onto a number of podcasts in recent times, with the links below.
It is important to seek out conversations with leaders who happy to share their lived experiences, and I have been so fortunate in this regard.
Podcasts are a version of these conversations.
While the common theme is football, I am more than comfortable in going deep in relation to important discussions for leaders, be it parenting, how we learn, mental health, finding purpose, and dealing with setbacks.
Each podcast offers something very different.
“Cameron Schwab – A Life of Leadership“
Cameron garnered a reputation for turning around ailing clubs, and for taking on the most difficult culture change projects.
Returning to school to study Fine Art, Cameron now operates a leadership consultancy called designCEO, which melds his understanding of art with his lessons from a life of high-performance leadership.
“CEO Series – Cameron Schwab on Leadership, Trust and Culture“.
On this week’s episode, Sean chats with Cameron Schwab, Founder and CEO of designCEO. Sean and Cameron discuss his 25 years within AFL clubs as CEO and what he has learned about leadership, trust and culture that he applies at his new business designCEO.
“What footy teaches you about change leadership”.
Cameron Schwab creates courageous, confident and creative leaders. He’s also kind of Aussie Footy Royalty. The youngest CEO of a club in AFL history, and the continued success and failure for the next 25 years over three more clubs. He has stories to tell, and he knows his way about change and transformation.
We talk change leadership in this conversation of change, but perhaps not what you would expect. Rich stories of learning, resilience, performance, authenticity, vulnerability and GFS.
You’ll probably want more from Cam and you can find it at.
“Learning to dig deep and find something as a leader – understanding the leadership gaps in your life.
Cameron Schwab became the youngest CEO ever in the Australian Football League when he joined Richmond in 1988.
He spent 25 years of his career as a CEO of three different clubs, and there was one thing in common across the board: the clubs were all at their lowest ebb, uncompetitive on the field, and facing massive financial challenges.
He now takes his deep experience in leadership in sport and business to mentoring CEOs and senior leaders to build high levels of cultural and strategic direction.
“Cameron Schwab, 25 year CEO of AFL Clubs on leading in high stakes environments, hard decisions and creating high-performance systems“
Having taken on some of the sport’s most difficult and daunting challenges, Cameron established a track record of building teams and organisations, unifying groups while navigating periods of genuine adversity and complexity.
In this episode we talk about:
– The question you need to ask yourself to see if you’re ready for a promotion.
– The lessons he learned from the hardest decisions you can make – firing a close personal friend.
– How to implement systems that drive performance
– What we can learn from sport and what isn’t so transferrable.
– What we can all learn from fine art about life and work.
“30-years of CEO Experience”
Our guest today has been at the heart of AFL for more than 30 years and if you recognised his name as an AFL fan you’d know Schwabby as the CEO of Richmond, Fremantle, Melbourne and also as the CEO of the AFL.
“AFL and art – with Cameron Schwab“
Cameron Schwab is mostly known for being a former CEO of the Richmond, Melbourne and Fremantle AFL Clubs, and for being the youngest CEO in the history of AFL when he was appointed CEO of the Richmond Football Club at age 24.
Today Cam is a leadership coach and strategist, working with CEOs and emerging leaders to achieve high levels of trust – personally, culturally, strategically and organisationally – as the basis of high performance.
He is also an incredibly talented artist and illustrator, having studied Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
“In this week’s episode, Brendan sits down with Cameron Schwab.“
Cameron was an AFL CEO for over 25 years and was the youngest ever CEO in the modern game at just 24 years old when he took over the helm at Richmond!
The episode was jam-packed full of content I had to keep most of it in so we are split across 2 episodes here!
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