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The Politics of Everything

Feb 1, 2022

Given we can all benefit from fresh ideas, I chose to kick off my 2022 podcast year with Donna McGeorge. This is someone super passionate about enhancing the large amount of time we spend in our workplace or home offices (too much, for many) to ensure it is effective and productive, as well as enjoyable.

Donna has worked with managers and leaders throughout Australia and Asia–Pacific for over 20 years. She delivers practical skills, training, workshops, and facilitation to corporates such as Jetstar, Medibank Private, and Ford Motor Company so they learn to manage their people well and produce great performance and results.

Her CV reads like her eclectic record collection (yes, classic vinyl): Manager of Theatre, Sports & Concert Tours for the UK-based Keith Prowse; Asia–Pacific Organisational Development Manager for Ford Motor Company in Shanghai, China; as well as roles at Telstra, Qantas, Ernst & Young and former airline Ansett.

She lives on the Gold Coast, Queensland, a region known for its world-class beaches, but her most creative moments come while sipping tea on her balcony, gazing at the meandering waterways, alongside her husband, Steve, and dog, Prudence.

Known as THE productivity coach, she has a range of books, products, and services to help you improve the way we live and work every day and I need some of her magic as much as anyone.

Listen to this podcast to learn:

  1. How important is routine and what are your top 3 ways you advise people to form one that works for us as not everyone is a “morning person”?
  2. Brainpower is something we all love to harness. How can we rewrite our brain to be more energized and therefore productive? Does our stage of life or age impact that so we need to readjust this over time?
  3. Why is being intentional so important in improving our capacity to do more and do things better too?
  4. Lockdown has helped us all refocus on what we NEED to do more because we became used to not scheduling so much into a day. Explain how you organize your week to be able to ‘win more’.
  5. Take away: What is your final takeaway message for us on The Politics of Capacity?


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