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Great interviews with extraordinary people. This is the archive of all our past episodes. Here you will find the audio podcast as well as the full transcript of the episode.

Baishakhi Connor

Baishakhi Connor – Workaholism is an addiction, don’t wear it as a badge of honour

October 5, 2022

Baishakhi Connor explains how " It all starts with belief", why you should "Chase your dreams, but don’t become captive to them" and that "Things happen, it isn’t the end...

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Ellen Ruppel Shell

Ellen Ruppel Shell – Question Received Wisdom

September 28, 2022

Ellen Ruppel Shell tells us why you "Should rise above your assumptions", why we should "Question received wisdom" and " Don’t take business matters personally " hosted by Duff Watkins.

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Rachna Nath

Rachna Nath – Patience is a virtue but can become a vice if you practice it too much

September 21, 2022

Rachna Nath tells us why we " Should believe that destiny will lead us", why we "Shouldn't be afraid of failure" and that " If you believe in something, make...

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Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman – Everyone is totally just winging it

September 14, 2022

Oliver Burkeman tells us how "The ability to tolerate minor discomfort is a superpower" why we should "Let things take the time they take" why it's important to "Seek enlargement...

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Alberto Esparza

Alberto Esparza – Leadership is defined by the community

September 7, 2022

Alberto Esparza discusses why you should not be "Afraid to Fail", how "It's Never Personal" and why you should "Embrace Negativity" hosted by Siebe Van Der Zee

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Dr Helen Holton

Dr Helen Holton – Forgiveness frees you to live stronger

August 31, 2022

Dr Helen Holton tells us why "Dreams deferred don't mean dreams denied", how "We're not born resilient; but we build it throughout our lives" and how "Forgiveness frees you to...

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Stan Rodski

Stan Rodski – Your Current View of Situation Does Not Equal The Best View of Situation

August 24, 2022

Stan Rodski shows us how to "Recalibrate our brain"; shares how to "Harness your brain power" and explains the power of the "Napucino". Hosted by Duff Watkins.

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Denis Leclerc

Denis Leclerc – Don’t judge people too fast, we have more in common than we are different.

August 17, 2022

Professor Denis Leclerc tells us why you should “Learn something new every day”; why you should ”Learn to slow down; why it’s important not to “judge people too fast” and more....

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Dr Belle Liang and Tim Klein

Dr Belle Liang and Tim Klein – Listen for YOUR call, not someone else’s

August 10, 2022

Dr Belle Liang and Tim Klein share with us the reason we should "Adopt a purpose mindset, not a passion or performance mindset";  how we can "Add value as a...

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James Pennebaker

James Pennebaker – Be Your Own Therapist With WORDS

August 3, 2022

Professor James Pennebaker tells us how we can use words to better understand ourselves and others. He shares how expressive writing can be a tool to understand trauma. Hosted by...

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Gaj Ravichandra

Gaj Ravichandra – Assume There Is 1% Of Truth In Everything

July 26, 2022

Gaj Ravichandra speaks with Jeffery Wang about why you should "Run towards success rather than away from failure", why you should always "Assume there is 1% of truth in everything...

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Dr Joel Martin

Dr Joel Martin – The most important superpowers you have is the ability to choose

July 19, 2022

Dr Joel Martin shares why "Feedback is a gift"; what your greatest "Superpower" is; why you should "Learn to love and laugh a lot"; and more. Hosted by Diana White

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Ambassador André Haspels

André Haspels – Give people trust and space

July 12, 2022

Ambassador André Haspels talks about why you should "Savor unique experiences"; the benefits of "Being modest" why you should "Make others look good" and more. Hosted by Siebe Van Der...

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Bob Mankoff

Bob Mankoff – Work in batches of 10

July 5, 2022

Bob Mankoff, Cartoonist and Author talks about why you should "Work in batches of 10", why "Talent is the ticket but that's all " and the why you should "Appreciate...

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Steve Okun

Steve Okun – Knowing your value – lets you advocate for yourself

June 28, 2022

Steve Okun, CEO and Media Commentator talks about why you "Should make yourself unique", why "No job is beneath you" and the importance of "betting on yourself". Hosted by Robert...

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Héctor Colón

Héctor Colón-Listening is more important than providing feedback

June 21, 2022

Héctor Colón is a Servant-CEO and shares his lessons about how "Humility is at the core of serving others", why "Perseverance is about not giving up" and "Listening is more...

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Megumi_Miki

Megumi Miki – Fitting in is overrated but standing out can be hard work

June 14, 2022

Megumi Miki tells us why " Fitting in is overrated", why " There are no ‘bad’ emotions", and why you should " Get comfortable with solitude" and other lessons it...

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CJ_Cornell

Dr. CJ Cornell – If you want someone to rave about your idea, call your mother

June 9, 2022

Dr CJ Cornell shares his experience as an entrepreneur and tells us why we should "Be Up Front" why we "Don't play hard to get" and "If you have to...

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Howard Nusbaum

Professor Howard Nusbaum – You won’t be wise without understanding others

May 31, 2022

Professor Howard C. Nusbaum shares why " It’s wiser to listen than to speak ", how " Curiosity fuels wisdom ", how " Wisdom is a skill you can learn...

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Sheriff Paul Penzone

Paul Penzone – Leave people with the feeling they are respected

May 10, 2022

Sheriff Paul Penzone shares why "Authority is privilege, not entitlement", the importance to "Never forget others opened the door for you to walk through", why you should "Listen more, talk...

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Eric Miller

Eric Miller-Know Your Own Bias

May 3, 2022

Eric Miller, CEO, Entrepreneur, Director speaks with us why it's important "To learn your tools", "Never to understate the importance of a network", why we should "Know our own bias"...

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David Redhill

David Redhill – Be a sponge, a squirrel and be a thief.

April 26, 2022

David Redhill speaks to us about why you should "never say no to opportunity", the importance of " Being a sponge, a squirrel and be a thief" and why you "shouldn't...

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Robyn Henderson

Robyn Henderson – Be clear on your Why? What? How?

April 19, 2022

Robyn has authored and contributed to more than 30 books on networking, business and career development and self-esteem building over the last 20+ years. She speaks with us about why...

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Indira Jeffrey

Indira Jeffrey – Empowering Women Means Empowering Whole Communities

April 12, 2022

Indira Jeffrey is a global leader for women empowerment, strategic planner, and innovator. She shares her wisdom and tells us why you should " Get out of your comfort zone",...

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Robin Reed

Robin Reed – Stress Is Not A Badge Of Honour

April 5, 2022

Robin Reed is the co-founder and Principal with EmFluent,  an Entrepreneur, professional speaker and coach. He speaks with us about why "Asking For Help Is A Strategy", why you should...

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Rosaly Lopes

Rosaly Lopes – A Little Self-Promotion Is Fine

March 29, 2022

Dr Rosaly M. C. Lopes is Directorate Scientist for the Planetary Science Directorate and a Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory she tells us why we should "...

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Beng Yeoh

Beng Yeoh – You Can Buy Talent But You Can’t Buy Integrity

March 22, 2022

Dr Beng Yeoh a board director and a has been a senior business leader for over 40 years. He shares why you should "Choose And Follow A Reliable Compass", how...

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MaryAnn Miller

MaryAnn Miller – Your Toughest Competition Is You

March 15, 2022

MaryAnn Miller is an accomplished c-suite leader. She shares why you should "Say Yes To New Opportunities ", how "Your Reality Can Be Your Dream " and that "Your Toughest...

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Brett Gilliland

Brett Gilliland – What Got You Here Will Not Get You There

March 8, 2022

Brett Gilliland is the Co-Founder and CEO, Elite Entrepreneurs. He tells us about "The Power Of Co-Creating A Future WITH Your Team", the "The Best Way To Get Happy Customers"...

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Ambassador Niels Marquardt

Niels Marquardt – If You Can’t Stay Out Of The Way, You Have Hired The Wrong People

March 1, 2022

Ambassador Niels Marquardt is a former American diplomat who now serves as the first-ever diplomat in residence at Lewis & Clark College. He shares lessons about the "90% rule" ,why...

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Jeffery Bleich

Jeff Bleich – There is no good relationship advice

February 22, 2022

Jeff Bleich is the Chief Legal Office at Cruise speaks to us about why you should "Be Useful ", how "Nothing Appreciates Like Appreciation "and other lessons it took him...

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Robert Hossary

Robert Hossary – It’s not who you know. It’s who knows you!

February 15, 2022

Robert Hossary has been in executive management for more than 30 years. He shares why "It's not who you know but who knows you", how to "become indispensable" and the...

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Dr Cindy Banton

Cindy Banton-As Women Leaders, Femininity Is An Asset, Not A Detriment

February 8, 2022

Dr Cindy Banton is a Founder, CEO, Author and Board Director. She tells us why we should "Take risks!", why we should "Know our value and worth" and why "As...

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Gay and Katie Hendricks

Katie and Gay Hendricks – Authenticity is Sexy

February 1, 2022

Dr Gay Hendricks and his wife Dr Kathlyn Hendricks have written 40+ books, trained thousands of coaches, appeared on Oprah, and hosted seminars around the globe. In this episode they...

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Dr Andrew Browning

Andrew Browning – There is nothing new under the sun

January 25, 2022

Dr Andrew Browning AM is an Australian trained obstetrician who has spent his entire professional career volunteering in Africa as a medical missionary specializing in obstetric fistula surgery. Listen to...

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Arthur Valkieser

Arthur Valkieser – Never Give Up. Resistance Belongs To Innovation

January 18, 2022

Arthur Valkieser is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hydraloop. Arthur speaks to us about why " earning money is never the goal". why you should " believe in what you...

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Don Peppers

Don Peppers – Jobs deliver pay checks, Careers deliver purpose

January 11, 2022

Don Peppers is a best-selling author, blogger, widely-acclaimed keynote speaker and global CX authority. He speaks to us about how "Life is not a contest, no one takes “first place” ",...

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Jeffery Wang – Finding fulfilment is more important than happiness

January 4, 2022

Jeffery is the founder of Professional Development Forum, and a regular host on 10 Lessons it Took Me 50 Years to Learn. Jeff tells us why we should "Run towards...

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Conrad Taylor

Conrad Taylor – Nothing beats perseverance

December 28, 2021

Conrad Taylor grew up in Guyana, South America. Now a retired executive. Conrad has over thirty-five years of hands-on experience leading change in the United States. He shares his story...

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50th Episode of 10 Lessons it Took Me 50 Years to Learn

December 21, 2021

Well we made it to 50 Episodes! That's 500 lessons that we have shared with the world. In this episode we share some of your feedback and comments. Thank you...

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Barry Nalebuff

Barry Nalebuff-Good people act Badly because of wrong incentives

December 14, 2021

Barry Nalebuff is Milton Steinbach Professor at Yale SOM where for thirty years he has taught negotiation, innovation, strategy, and game theory. He speaks with us on why "Important projects...

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Robert Lustig

Robert Lustig-Speak to the ventriloquist, not the dummy

December 7, 2021

Dr Robert Lustig has fostered a global discussion of metabolic health and nutrition. He speaks with us abut why you should "speak to the ventriloquist and not the dummy", how...

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Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll – Don’t tell me how good you are – Show me

November 30, 2021

Jim Carroll is one of Australia’s most experienced media executives. Jim shares why it's important to "Be decisive and organized", why you should "Listen widely" and the importance of "Being...

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Tommy Tomlinson

Tommy Tomlinson – Nobody does great work alone

November 23, 2021

Tommy Tomlinson is a Journalist, Author and Podcaster and tells us why "you should keep your word"; how "life is like baseball" and why shouldn't "spend time with jerks". Hosted...

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Bas Boorsma

Bas Boorsma – The Current Paradigm Shift:The Network Paradigm

November 16, 2021

Bas Boorsma has been specialising in smart cities for over 20 years. He shares with us "The magic of conflict resolution", why we should learn to "Be comfortable with being...

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Ellen Langer

Ellen Langer – 1+1 doesn’t always equal 2

November 9, 2021

Ellen Langer is a professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University and she speaks with us about how "Certainty is a mindless illusion" why " 1 + 1 doesn't...

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Mark Gell

Mark Gell – Don’t believe everything you have heard

November 2, 2021

Mark Gell is the partner of a PR Agency Reputation Edge. Mark tells us why it's important that we "Listen and don't talk", how we should ask ourselves "What would...

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Raj Raghunathan

Raj Raghunathan-If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?

October 26, 2021

Raj Raghunathan, author of “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?” is currently professor of marketing at the University of Texas School of Business. In this episode he tells...

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Ori Eisen

Ori Eisen – You can do anything if you don’t care who gets the credit

October 19, 2021

Ori Eisen has spent the last two decades fighting online crime and he is respected for his business knowledge and leadership. In this episode, Ori tells us why you must...

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Julian Zelizer

Julian Zelizer – Just START! You don’t need all the answers to begin

October 12, 2021

Julian Zelizer is a professor of political history and an author at Princeton University and the co-host of the podcast Politics & Polls. He speaks with us about how "Life...

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Mary Labrie

Mary Labrie – To lead you have to learn to follow

October 5, 2021

Mary Labrie is a writer and producer of radio, podcast and film. Mary is Director and Principal of strategy consulting firm, Clear Advantage. She discusses why "We all respond to...

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Siebe Van Der Zee

Siebe Van Der Zee – Get over it! Don’t create mental barriers for yourself.

September 28, 2021

Siebe Van Der Zee is President of Vanderzee & Associates, Executive Search & Coaching. For 28 years, Siebe has served as Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in...

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Peter Thornhill

Peter Thornhill – Fear is based on ignorance; don’t be frightened, be smart

September 21, 2021

Peter Thornhill speaks to us about: why you “Don’t stay in jobs you don’t like”, why you should “Rent your lifestyle" and how to “Make money your slave” along with...

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David Chalke

David Chalke – Become your own disruptor

September 14, 2021

David Chalke is one of Australia’s leading Social Analysts. He speaks with us about R E S P E C T, why we should "Build a shed" and why it's...

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Dilip Jeste

Dilip Jeste – Anyone and Everyone Can Become WISER

September 7, 2021

Dr. Dilip V. Jeste is the author of 'Wiser: the scientific roots of wisdom' and speaks to us about how "If you think you’re WISE, you aren’t" and tells us...

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Wisdom

Special Episode – What is Wisdom?

August 31, 2021

In this special episode the four of us, Jeffery Wang, Siebe Van Der Zee, Dr. Duff Watkins, and Robert Hossary discuss the deep topic of wisdom. We ask the question...

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Niki-Luijsterburg

Niki Luijsterburg – Leaders are storytellers

August 24, 2021

LT COL Joost ‘Niki’ Luijsterburg speaks to us this week about how the best "leaders are story tellers", how there are "only two intrinsic motivators - Love or Fear" ,...

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Dr Floyd Ormsbee

Floyd Ormsbee – Never let them see you sweat

August 17, 2021

Dr Floyd Ormsbee shares some valuable lessons with us in this episode. Why you should "never let them see you sweat". That you can "disagree but learn from each other"...

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Andrew Bacevich

Andrew Bacevich – Never feel sorry for the people in charge

August 10, 2021

In this episode, Andrew Bacevich shares with us why "Ambition causes blindness", why you should "Never feel sorry for the people in charge" and describes the "Greatest sin of all"....

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Allan PArker

Allan Parker – Agreement is always available

August 3, 2021

Allan Parker explains why "you hear more when you're honest", how "Words produce predictable outcomes" and eight other gems of wisdom. Hosted by Duff Watkins

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Vikas Tiku

Vikas Tiku – Career highlights don’t get on your tombstone

July 27, 2021

Vikas Tiku explains why you should "listen more than you speak", why once you've made a decision you shouldn't second guess" and that "your career highlights will never make it...

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Jim_Longley

Jim Longley – Life is not fair, but don’t just ‘suck it up’

July 20, 2021

Jim Longley tells us how to use "The ten-year rule", how "Life is not fair, but don’t just ‘suck it up’" and why "A life of service is the only...

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Jeremy_Richman

Jeremy Richman – Buy now or…

July 14, 2021

Jeremy Richman shares why "People don’t have to like you to respect you", why you should "Let a good cause find you and embrace it" and "What you say may...

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Steven Zylstra

Steven Zylstra – Mistake, rinse, don’t repeat

July 6, 2021

This week Steven Zylstra reminds us "Yes, Dad really was right", why there's "No need to go it alone" and 8 other lessons he has learned over 50 Years. Hosted...

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Coach Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty – The Six Knows of Leadership

June 29, 2021

Matt Doherty explains the "Six Knows of Leadership", how "Forgiveness is how to free yourself" and why you should "Recruit Your Personal Board of Directors" among his 10Lessons. Hosted by...

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Andrew Tyndale

Andrew Tyndale – Play the Long Game

June 22, 2021

Andrew Tyndale speaks with Jeffery Wang this week. Explaining his lessons of why you should "Find your tribe", the power of "Filling you heart with gratitude" and the benefit of...

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Eddie Grobler

Eddie Grobler – What’s Your Decency Quotient

June 15, 2021

This week Duff speaks with Eddie Grobler. Eddie shares how "the answer is in your hands", why you shouldn't "Jerk the knee or shoot the mouth" and why "Your mindset...

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Diana White

Diana White – Be prepared to walk away.

June 8, 2021

This week Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Diana White. Diana has a wealth of experience and eagerly shares her 10 lessons with Siebe. Dianna tells us why we should...

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John Collee

John Collee – Find Somebody Who’s Done it Before

June 1, 2021

"Find someone who's done it before," says JOHN COLLEE, Oscar nominated writer, on this episode of 10 Lessons it Took Me 50 Years to Learn. Also, 'why we have 2...

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Ten Lessons – Recap Ep 13 – 16

May 25, 2021

In this episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary review episodes that featured Alan Haselden, Bill Guy, Guillaume Lucci and Jacob Butler....

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Jacob Butler – Don’t Wait for Change

May 18, 2021

This week Siebe brings you 10 Lessons from Jacob Butler. Jacob shares lessons that his culture has taught him. Lessons like why you should "Invest in lasting impact" and why...

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Guillaume Lucci

Guillaume Lucci – Leave the money…take the opportunity

May 11, 2021

Duff Watkins interviews Guillaume Lucci this week to discover 10 more lessons to share with you. Guillaume tells us "why we should "Get ready to fail", why "Perfect is a...

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Bill Guy

Bill Guy – The Hiring Process is Broken

May 4, 2021

Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Bill Guy this week. Bill discusses the lessons he learned throughout his career in Executive Search and Consulting and shares insights into why "the...

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Alan Haselden

Alan Haselden – Can We Just Get to the Point?

April 27, 2021

Duff's guest this week is Alan Haselden. Alan had a long and successful corporate career before entering into local politics. Alan shares over 50 years of lessons with us such...

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Ten Lessons – Recap Ep 9-12

April 20, 2021

In this episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary review episodes that featured Alan Kilfoyle, Garry Browne, Narelle Hooper and Brad Casper....

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Brad Casper

Brad Casper – Leadership is not a Title

April 13, 2021

On this episode Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Brad Casper and learns some valuable lessons. Brad tells us  that "The best way to predict the future is to create...

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Narelle Hooper

Narelle Hooper – Look out for Landmines

April 6, 2021

This week Jeffery Wang speaks with Narelle Hooper one of Australia's leading journalists. Narelle discusses her valuable insight that she has gleaned over her career. Listen to hear why you...

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Garry Browne – Learn to be Vulnerable

March 30, 2021

Listen to Duff discuss the 10 lessons that Garry Browne learned over his 50 years. Invaluable information such as: " To be the fastest doesn’t mean you’re the winner" ,...

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Alan Kilfoyle

Alan Kilfoyle – You Can Recover

March 23, 2021

This week Robert Hossary speaks with our guest Alan Kilfoyle who shares some of his valuable lessons that helped him navigate his career and life for the past 5 plus...

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Ten Lessons – Recap Ep 5-8

March 15, 2021

In this unique episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary will recap the previous episodes and share with you, our audience, what...

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Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly – All Agreements Are With Yourself

March 8, 2021

Duff Watkins speaks with Michael Kelly who is a communications guru. Michael talks to us about the lessons that have been significant in his career; " Every person is fighting...

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Rod Mewing

Rod Mewing – Business Is Not Personal

March 2, 2021

This week Jeffery Wang speaks with Rod Mewing. Rod looks back at his significant career and shares the lessons that were most influential with us.

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Jack Milligan

Jack Milligan – Shine Your Shoes

February 22, 2021

This week Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Jack Milligan. Jack is an Author, Lecturer, Business Leader, HR Professional and Community Leader. Jack is passionate about all things HR and shares...

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Andre Alphonso

André Alphonso – Collect Adventures Not Things

February 15, 2021

In this week's episode, Duff Watkins speaks with André Alphonso. André shares his 10 lessons with us "Don’t eat your lunch on the way to work", "Banish psychic vampires", "Collect...

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Ten Lessons – Recap Ep 1-4

February 9, 2021

In this unique episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary will recap Ep 1 - 4 and share with you, our audience,...

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Matt Bai

Matt Bai- People Make YOU Feel the Way THEY Feel

February 2, 2021

Hear top US political reporter MATT BAI explain why, “People make YOU feel the way THEY feel”, “Life is in the re-write”, “Look away from the ball”, and 7 other...

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Ligia-McLean- Turn an obstacle into an advantage

January 26, 2021

On this episode, our host Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Aerospace professional Ligia McLean. Ligia shares valuable lessons she learned that have helped her advance her career.

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George Bradt -There are only three interview questions and you need to know them

January 22, 2021

On this episode, our host Dr Duff Watkins speaks with best selling author, Forbes.com columnist and onboarding guru George Bradt. George shares lessons for how to secure that dream position...

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Dr Duff Watkins

Dr Duff Watkins – Never Engage in Civil War

January 22, 2021

Hot off the press is this weeks interview with Dr Duff Watkins. In this episode we discuss the value of self awareness, the importance of telling your self the truth...

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Baishakhi Connor

Baishakhi Connor – Workaholism is an addiction, don’t wear it as a badge of honour

October 5, 2022

Baishakhi Connor explains how " It all starts with belief", why you should "Chase your dreams, but don’t become captive to them" and that "Things happen, it isn’t the end...

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Ellen Ruppel Shell

Ellen Ruppel Shell – Question Received Wisdom

September 28, 2022

Ellen Ruppel Shell tells us why you "Should rise above your assumptions", why we should "Question received wisdom" and " Don’t take business matters personally " hosted by Duff Watkins.

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Rachna Nath

Rachna Nath – Patience is a virtue but can become a vice if you practice it too much

September 21, 2022

Rachna Nath tells us why we " Should believe that destiny will lead us", why we "Shouldn't be afraid of failure" and that " If you believe in something, make...

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Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman – Everyone is totally just winging it

September 14, 2022

Oliver Burkeman tells us how "The ability to tolerate minor discomfort is a superpower" why we should "Let things take the time they take" why it's important to "Seek enlargement...

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Alberto Esparza

Alberto Esparza – Leadership is defined by the community

September 7, 2022

Alberto Esparza discusses why you should not be "Afraid to Fail", how "It's Never Personal" and why you should "Embrace Negativity" hosted by Siebe Van Der Zee

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Dr Helen Holton

Dr Helen Holton – Forgiveness frees you to live stronger

August 31, 2022

Dr Helen Holton tells us why "Dreams deferred don't mean dreams denied", how "We're not born resilient; but we build it throughout our lives" and how "Forgiveness frees you to...

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Stan Rodski

Stan Rodski – Your Current View of Situation Does Not Equal The Best View of Situation

August 24, 2022

Stan Rodski shows us how to "Recalibrate our brain"; shares how to "Harness your brain power" and explains the power of the "Napucino". Hosted by Duff Watkins.

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Denis Leclerc

Denis Leclerc – Don’t judge people too fast, we have more in common than we are different.

August 17, 2022

Professor Denis Leclerc tells us why you should “Learn something new every day”; why you should ”Learn to slow down; why it’s important not to “judge people too fast” and more....

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Dr Belle Liang and Tim Klein

Dr Belle Liang and Tim Klein – Listen for YOUR call, not someone else’s

August 10, 2022

Dr Belle Liang and Tim Klein share with us the reason we should "Adopt a purpose mindset, not a passion or performance mindset";  how we can "Add value as a...

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James Pennebaker

James Pennebaker – Be Your Own Therapist With WORDS

August 3, 2022

Professor James Pennebaker tells us how we can use words to better understand ourselves and others. He shares how expressive writing can be a tool to understand trauma. Hosted by...

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Gaj Ravichandra

Gaj Ravichandra – Assume There Is 1% Of Truth In Everything

July 26, 2022

Gaj Ravichandra speaks with Jeffery Wang about why you should "Run towards success rather than away from failure", why you should always "Assume there is 1% of truth in everything...

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Dr Joel Martin

Dr Joel Martin – The most important superpowers you have is the ability to choose

July 19, 2022

Dr Joel Martin shares why "Feedback is a gift"; what your greatest "Superpower" is; why you should "Learn to love and laugh a lot"; and more. Hosted by Diana White

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Ambassador André Haspels

André Haspels – Give people trust and space

July 12, 2022

Ambassador André Haspels talks about why you should "Savor unique experiences"; the benefits of "Being modest" why you should "Make others look good" and more. Hosted by Siebe Van Der...

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Bob Mankoff

Bob Mankoff – Work in batches of 10

July 5, 2022

Bob Mankoff, Cartoonist and Author talks about why you should "Work in batches of 10", why "Talent is the ticket but that's all " and the why you should "Appreciate...

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Steve Okun

Steve Okun – Knowing your value – lets you advocate for yourself

June 28, 2022

Steve Okun, CEO and Media Commentator talks about why you "Should make yourself unique", why "No job is beneath you" and the importance of "betting on yourself". Hosted by Robert...

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Héctor Colón

Héctor Colón-Listening is more important than providing feedback

June 21, 2022

Héctor Colón is a Servant-CEO and shares his lessons about how "Humility is at the core of serving others", why "Perseverance is about not giving up" and "Listening is more...

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Megumi_Miki

Megumi Miki – Fitting in is overrated but standing out can be hard work

June 14, 2022

Megumi Miki tells us why " Fitting in is overrated", why " There are no ‘bad’ emotions", and why you should " Get comfortable with solitude" and other lessons it...

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CJ_Cornell

Dr. CJ Cornell – If you want someone to rave about your idea, call your mother

June 9, 2022

Dr CJ Cornell shares his experience as an entrepreneur and tells us why we should "Be Up Front" why we "Don't play hard to get" and "If you have to...

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Howard Nusbaum

Professor Howard Nusbaum – You won’t be wise without understanding others

May 31, 2022

Professor Howard C. Nusbaum shares why " It’s wiser to listen than to speak ", how " Curiosity fuels wisdom ", how " Wisdom is a skill you can learn...

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Sheriff Paul Penzone

Paul Penzone – Leave people with the feeling they are respected

May 10, 2022

Sheriff Paul Penzone shares why "Authority is privilege, not entitlement", the importance to "Never forget others opened the door for you to walk through", why you should "Listen more, talk...

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Eric Miller

Eric Miller-Know Your Own Bias

May 3, 2022

Eric Miller, CEO, Entrepreneur, Director speaks with us why it's important "To learn your tools", "Never to understate the importance of a network", why we should "Know our own bias"...

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David Redhill

David Redhill – Be a sponge, a squirrel and be a thief.

April 26, 2022

David Redhill speaks to us about why you should "never say no to opportunity", the importance of " Being a sponge, a squirrel and be a thief" and why you "shouldn't...

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Robyn Henderson

Robyn Henderson – Be clear on your Why? What? How?

April 19, 2022

Robyn has authored and contributed to more than 30 books on networking, business and career development and self-esteem building over the last 20+ years. She speaks with us about why...

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Indira Jeffrey

Indira Jeffrey – Empowering Women Means Empowering Whole Communities

April 12, 2022

Indira Jeffrey is a global leader for women empowerment, strategic planner, and innovator. She shares her wisdom and tells us why you should " Get out of your comfort zone",...

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Robin Reed

Robin Reed – Stress Is Not A Badge Of Honour

April 5, 2022

Robin Reed is the co-founder and Principal with EmFluent,  an Entrepreneur, professional speaker and coach. He speaks with us about why "Asking For Help Is A Strategy", why you should...

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Rosaly Lopes

Rosaly Lopes – A Little Self-Promotion Is Fine

March 29, 2022

Dr Rosaly M. C. Lopes is Directorate Scientist for the Planetary Science Directorate and a Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory she tells us why we should "...

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Beng Yeoh

Beng Yeoh – You Can Buy Talent But You Can’t Buy Integrity

March 22, 2022

Dr Beng Yeoh a board director and a has been a senior business leader for over 40 years. He shares why you should "Choose And Follow A Reliable Compass", how...

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MaryAnn Miller

MaryAnn Miller – Your Toughest Competition Is You

March 15, 2022

MaryAnn Miller is an accomplished c-suite leader. She shares why you should "Say Yes To New Opportunities ", how "Your Reality Can Be Your Dream " and that "Your Toughest...

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Brett Gilliland

Brett Gilliland – What Got You Here Will Not Get You There

March 8, 2022

Brett Gilliland is the Co-Founder and CEO, Elite Entrepreneurs. He tells us about "The Power Of Co-Creating A Future WITH Your Team", the "The Best Way To Get Happy Customers"...

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Ambassador Niels Marquardt

Niels Marquardt – If You Can’t Stay Out Of The Way, You Have Hired The Wrong People

March 1, 2022

Ambassador Niels Marquardt is a former American diplomat who now serves as the first-ever diplomat in residence at Lewis & Clark College. He shares lessons about the "90% rule" ,why...

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Jeffery Bleich

Jeff Bleich – There is no good relationship advice

February 22, 2022

Jeff Bleich is the Chief Legal Office at Cruise speaks to us about why you should "Be Useful ", how "Nothing Appreciates Like Appreciation "and other lessons it took him...

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Robert Hossary

Robert Hossary – It’s not who you know. It’s who knows you!

February 15, 2022

Robert Hossary has been in executive management for more than 30 years. He shares why "It's not who you know but who knows you", how to "become indispensable" and the...

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Dr Cindy Banton

Cindy Banton-As Women Leaders, Femininity Is An Asset, Not A Detriment

February 8, 2022

Dr Cindy Banton is a Founder, CEO, Author and Board Director. She tells us why we should "Take risks!", why we should "Know our value and worth" and why "As...

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Gay and Katie Hendricks

Katie and Gay Hendricks – Authenticity is Sexy

February 1, 2022

Dr Gay Hendricks and his wife Dr Kathlyn Hendricks have written 40+ books, trained thousands of coaches, appeared on Oprah, and hosted seminars around the globe. In this episode they...

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Dr Andrew Browning

Andrew Browning – There is nothing new under the sun

January 25, 2022

Dr Andrew Browning AM is an Australian trained obstetrician who has spent his entire professional career volunteering in Africa as a medical missionary specializing in obstetric fistula surgery. Listen to...

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Arthur Valkieser

Arthur Valkieser – Never Give Up. Resistance Belongs To Innovation

January 18, 2022

Arthur Valkieser is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hydraloop. Arthur speaks to us about why " earning money is never the goal". why you should " believe in what you...

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Don Peppers

Don Peppers – Jobs deliver pay checks, Careers deliver purpose

January 11, 2022

Don Peppers is a best-selling author, blogger, widely-acclaimed keynote speaker and global CX authority. He speaks to us about how "Life is not a contest, no one takes “first place” ",...

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Jeffery Wang – Finding fulfilment is more important than happiness

January 4, 2022

Jeffery is the founder of Professional Development Forum, and a regular host on 10 Lessons it Took Me 50 Years to Learn. Jeff tells us why we should "Run towards...

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Conrad Taylor

Conrad Taylor – Nothing beats perseverance

December 28, 2021

Conrad Taylor grew up in Guyana, South America. Now a retired executive. Conrad has over thirty-five years of hands-on experience leading change in the United States. He shares his story...

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50th Episode of 10 Lessons it Took Me 50 Years to Learn

December 21, 2021

Well we made it to 50 Episodes! That's 500 lessons that we have shared with the world. In this episode we share some of your feedback and comments. Thank you...

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Barry Nalebuff

Barry Nalebuff-Good people act Badly because of wrong incentives

December 14, 2021

Barry Nalebuff is Milton Steinbach Professor at Yale SOM where for thirty years he has taught negotiation, innovation, strategy, and game theory. He speaks with us on why "Important projects...

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Robert Lustig

Robert Lustig-Speak to the ventriloquist, not the dummy

December 7, 2021

Dr Robert Lustig has fostered a global discussion of metabolic health and nutrition. He speaks with us abut why you should "speak to the ventriloquist and not the dummy", how...

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Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll – Don’t tell me how good you are – Show me

November 30, 2021

Jim Carroll is one of Australia’s most experienced media executives. Jim shares why it's important to "Be decisive and organized", why you should "Listen widely" and the importance of "Being...

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Tommy Tomlinson

Tommy Tomlinson – Nobody does great work alone

November 23, 2021

Tommy Tomlinson is a Journalist, Author and Podcaster and tells us why "you should keep your word"; how "life is like baseball" and why shouldn't "spend time with jerks". Hosted...

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Bas Boorsma

Bas Boorsma – The Current Paradigm Shift:The Network Paradigm

November 16, 2021

Bas Boorsma has been specialising in smart cities for over 20 years. He shares with us "The magic of conflict resolution", why we should learn to "Be comfortable with being...

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Ellen Langer

Ellen Langer – 1+1 doesn’t always equal 2

November 9, 2021

Ellen Langer is a professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University and she speaks with us about how "Certainty is a mindless illusion" why " 1 + 1 doesn't...

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Mark Gell

Mark Gell – Don’t believe everything you have heard

November 2, 2021

Mark Gell is the partner of a PR Agency Reputation Edge. Mark tells us why it's important that we "Listen and don't talk", how we should ask ourselves "What would...

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Raj Raghunathan

Raj Raghunathan-If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?

October 26, 2021

Raj Raghunathan, author of “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?” is currently professor of marketing at the University of Texas School of Business. In this episode he tells...

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Ori Eisen

Ori Eisen – You can do anything if you don’t care who gets the credit

October 19, 2021

Ori Eisen has spent the last two decades fighting online crime and he is respected for his business knowledge and leadership. In this episode, Ori tells us why you must...

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Julian Zelizer

Julian Zelizer – Just START! You don’t need all the answers to begin

October 12, 2021

Julian Zelizer is a professor of political history and an author at Princeton University and the co-host of the podcast Politics & Polls. He speaks with us about how "Life...

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Mary Labrie

Mary Labrie – To lead you have to learn to follow

October 5, 2021

Mary Labrie is a writer and producer of radio, podcast and film. Mary is Director and Principal of strategy consulting firm, Clear Advantage. She discusses why "We all respond to...

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Siebe Van Der Zee

Siebe Van Der Zee – Get over it! Don’t create mental barriers for yourself.

September 28, 2021

Siebe Van Der Zee is President of Vanderzee & Associates, Executive Search & Coaching. For 28 years, Siebe has served as Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in...

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Peter Thornhill

Peter Thornhill – Fear is based on ignorance; don’t be frightened, be smart

September 21, 2021

Peter Thornhill speaks to us about: why you “Don’t stay in jobs you don’t like”, why you should “Rent your lifestyle" and how to “Make money your slave” along with...

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David Chalke

David Chalke – Become your own disruptor

September 14, 2021

David Chalke is one of Australia’s leading Social Analysts. He speaks with us about R E S P E C T, why we should "Build a shed" and why it's...

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Dilip Jeste

Dilip Jeste – Anyone and Everyone Can Become WISER

September 7, 2021

Dr. Dilip V. Jeste is the author of 'Wiser: the scientific roots of wisdom' and speaks to us about how "If you think you’re WISE, you aren’t" and tells us...

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Wisdom

Special Episode – What is Wisdom?

August 31, 2021

In this special episode the four of us, Jeffery Wang, Siebe Van Der Zee, Dr. Duff Watkins, and Robert Hossary discuss the deep topic of wisdom. We ask the question...

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Niki Luijsterburg – Leaders are storytellers

August 24, 2021

LT COL Joost ‘Niki’ Luijsterburg speaks to us this week about how the best "leaders are story tellers", how there are "only two intrinsic motivators - Love or Fear" ,...

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Dr Floyd Ormsbee

Floyd Ormsbee – Never let them see you sweat

August 17, 2021

Dr Floyd Ormsbee shares some valuable lessons with us in this episode. Why you should "never let them see you sweat". That you can "disagree but learn from each other"...

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Andrew Bacevich

Andrew Bacevich – Never feel sorry for the people in charge

August 10, 2021

In this episode, Andrew Bacevich shares with us why "Ambition causes blindness", why you should "Never feel sorry for the people in charge" and describes the "Greatest sin of all"....

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Allan PArker

Allan Parker – Agreement is always available

August 3, 2021

Allan Parker explains why "you hear more when you're honest", how "Words produce predictable outcomes" and eight other gems of wisdom. Hosted by Duff Watkins

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Vikas Tiku

Vikas Tiku – Career highlights don’t get on your tombstone

July 27, 2021

Vikas Tiku explains why you should "listen more than you speak", why once you've made a decision you shouldn't second guess" and that "your career highlights will never make it...

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Jim Longley – Life is not fair, but don’t just ‘suck it up’

July 20, 2021

Jim Longley tells us how to use "The ten-year rule", how "Life is not fair, but don’t just ‘suck it up’" and why "A life of service is the only...

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Jeremy Richman – Buy now or…

July 14, 2021

Jeremy Richman shares why "People don’t have to like you to respect you", why you should "Let a good cause find you and embrace it" and "What you say may...

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Steven Zylstra

Steven Zylstra – Mistake, rinse, don’t repeat

July 6, 2021

This week Steven Zylstra reminds us "Yes, Dad really was right", why there's "No need to go it alone" and 8 other lessons he has learned over 50 Years. Hosted...

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Coach Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty – The Six Knows of Leadership

June 29, 2021

Matt Doherty explains the "Six Knows of Leadership", how "Forgiveness is how to free yourself" and why you should "Recruit Your Personal Board of Directors" among his 10Lessons. Hosted by...

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Andrew Tyndale

Andrew Tyndale – Play the Long Game

June 22, 2021

Andrew Tyndale speaks with Jeffery Wang this week. Explaining his lessons of why you should "Find your tribe", the power of "Filling you heart with gratitude" and the benefit of...

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Eddie Grobler

Eddie Grobler – What’s Your Decency Quotient

June 15, 2021

This week Duff speaks with Eddie Grobler. Eddie shares how "the answer is in your hands", why you shouldn't "Jerk the knee or shoot the mouth" and why "Your mindset...

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Diana White

Diana White – Be prepared to walk away.

June 8, 2021

This week Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Diana White. Diana has a wealth of experience and eagerly shares her 10 lessons with Siebe. Dianna tells us why we should...

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John Collee

John Collee – Find Somebody Who’s Done it Before

June 1, 2021

"Find someone who's done it before," says JOHN COLLEE, Oscar nominated writer, on this episode of 10 Lessons it Took Me 50 Years to Learn. Also, 'why we have 2...

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Ten Lessons – Recap Ep 13 – 16

May 25, 2021

In this episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary review episodes that featured Alan Haselden, Bill Guy, Guillaume Lucci and Jacob Butler....

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Jacob Butler – Don’t Wait for Change

May 18, 2021

This week Siebe brings you 10 Lessons from Jacob Butler. Jacob shares lessons that his culture has taught him. Lessons like why you should "Invest in lasting impact" and why...

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Guillaume Lucci

Guillaume Lucci – Leave the money…take the opportunity

May 11, 2021

Duff Watkins interviews Guillaume Lucci this week to discover 10 more lessons to share with you. Guillaume tells us "why we should "Get ready to fail", why "Perfect is a...

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Bill Guy

Bill Guy – The Hiring Process is Broken

May 4, 2021

Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Bill Guy this week. Bill discusses the lessons he learned throughout his career in Executive Search and Consulting and shares insights into why "the...

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Alan Haselden

Alan Haselden – Can We Just Get to the Point?

April 27, 2021

Duff's guest this week is Alan Haselden. Alan had a long and successful corporate career before entering into local politics. Alan shares over 50 years of lessons with us such...

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Ten Lessons – Recap Ep 9-12

April 20, 2021

In this episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary review episodes that featured Alan Kilfoyle, Garry Browne, Narelle Hooper and Brad Casper....

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Brad Casper

Brad Casper – Leadership is not a Title

April 13, 2021

On this episode Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Brad Casper and learns some valuable lessons. Brad tells us  that "The best way to predict the future is to create...

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Narelle Hooper

Narelle Hooper – Look out for Landmines

April 6, 2021

This week Jeffery Wang speaks with Narelle Hooper one of Australia's leading journalists. Narelle discusses her valuable insight that she has gleaned over her career. Listen to hear why you...

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Garry Browne – Learn to be Vulnerable

March 30, 2021

Listen to Duff discuss the 10 lessons that Garry Browne learned over his 50 years. Invaluable information such as: " To be the fastest doesn’t mean you’re the winner" ,...

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Alan Kilfoyle

Alan Kilfoyle – You Can Recover

March 23, 2021

This week Robert Hossary speaks with our guest Alan Kilfoyle who shares some of his valuable lessons that helped him navigate his career and life for the past 5 plus...

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Ten Lessons – Recap Ep 5-8

March 15, 2021

In this unique episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary will recap the previous episodes and share with you, our audience, what...

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Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly – All Agreements Are With Yourself

March 8, 2021

Duff Watkins speaks with Michael Kelly who is a communications guru. Michael talks to us about the lessons that have been significant in his career; " Every person is fighting...

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Rod Mewing

Rod Mewing – Business Is Not Personal

March 2, 2021

This week Jeffery Wang speaks with Rod Mewing. Rod looks back at his significant career and shares the lessons that were most influential with us.

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Jack Milligan

Jack Milligan – Shine Your Shoes

February 22, 2021

This week Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Jack Milligan. Jack is an Author, Lecturer, Business Leader, HR Professional and Community Leader. Jack is passionate about all things HR and shares...

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Andre Alphonso

André Alphonso – Collect Adventures Not Things

February 15, 2021

In this week's episode, Duff Watkins speaks with André Alphonso. André shares his 10 lessons with us "Don’t eat your lunch on the way to work", "Banish psychic vampires", "Collect...

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Ten Lessons – Recap Ep 1-4

February 9, 2021

In this unique episode the four of us, Dr. Duff Watkins, Siebe Vanderzee, Jeffery Wang, and Robert Hossary will recap Ep 1 - 4 and share with you, our audience,...

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Matt Bai

Matt Bai- People Make YOU Feel the Way THEY Feel

February 2, 2021

Hear top US political reporter MATT BAI explain why, “People make YOU feel the way THEY feel”, “Life is in the re-write”, “Look away from the ball”, and 7 other...

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Ligia-McLean- Turn an obstacle into an advantage

January 26, 2021

On this episode, our host Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with Aerospace professional Ligia McLean. Ligia shares valuable lessons she learned that have helped her advance her career.

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George Bradt -There are only three interview questions and you need to know them

January 22, 2021

On this episode, our host Dr Duff Watkins speaks with best selling author, Forbes.com columnist and onboarding guru George Bradt. George shares lessons for how to secure that dream position...

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Dr Duff Watkins – Never Engage in Civil War

January 22, 2021

Hot off the press is this weeks interview with Dr Duff Watkins. In this episode we discuss the value of self awareness, the importance of telling your self the truth...

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