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7 Questions with David Hayes
7 Questions with David Hayes

Name: David Hayes

Current title: Founder

Current organisation: Jeeves.Plus Pty Ltd

Passionate about solving the language issue in corporate and government engagement.

7 Questions with David Hayes

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader of a small or medium enterprise?

Migrating your vision into practical reality

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

I decided to work for someone else was no longer an option

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

Wake up, hours exercise, update on news local and overseas, plan the day, work, evening wind-down dinner and either good show, book or play music

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Who not how - get the right people for the right job

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?

Who Not How - Dan Sullivan - Makes you think of every aspect of your business. Good read

6. How do you build leadership capacity in an SME?

Select the right people, set a clear goal and trust they will deliver

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

I assigned my marketing team member to make sure our website was optimised and ready to support PR and external marketing. He basically rebuilt the entire site and created a very clear message. I was very happy.

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