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7 Questions on Leadership with Dave Eddy


Name: Dave Eddy


Title: Managing Director


Organisation: Redback Solutions


Managing Director at Redback Solutions. Founded in 1999, Redback is one of Australia’s longest-running digital agencies. We specialise in website design and development, digital marketing and content. From small-medium companies, to large institutions, universities, government, NGOs and Ecommerce brands, our team of 30 have experience producing results for a broad range of clients, receiving multiple national and international awards. Check out https://www.rb.com.au


Co-founder of Camplify. Since 2015, we've been on a mission to become the world's largest and most trusted caravan & motorhome sharing community, making 'van life' accessible to all. Market leader in Australia, the UK, EU & NZ, listed on the ASX June 2021. Check out https://chl.global


Brought up in tiny Australian mining towns, I've lived in Newcastle NSW since 2008 and absolutely love the place.


I'm into dad jokes, new experiences, travel, my beautiful wife/daughter/puppy/friends/family, business, growing, creating, enjoying.


Have been known to strut around in pepperoni #BudgySmugglers, do Bollywood dancing in public and gas out in the boxing ring :-P


Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!


I hope Dave's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!


Cheers,

Jonno White



1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?


Finding quality talent


2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?


I've always been inclined to lead vs follow, but my first "leadership" role came when I quit my day job to start my own thing with 2 employees


3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?


Most days it's a 4am wake up, get ready, head straight into the office. Tackle deep work before everyone else is online and then most of the day is calls/meetings + tackling problems as they arise. Child care pick ups, family time, in bed by 7:30pm


4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?


The buck stops with the leader - good leaders take responsibility for everything within their business / team.


5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?


Leaders eat last - Simon Sinek. The buck stops with the leader - good leaders take responsibility for everything within their business / team.


6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?


Be patient. Act like a leader for years before you become one. Act like a business owner for years before you become one.


7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?


The most meaningful stories to me are the small moments when you notice your team members experiencing little wins or growing as people with my support

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