In Episode 1: Bruce DjiteCEO - Committee for Adelaide Bruce fell in love at 8 years of age whilst travelling with his family in Africa, and immediately knew what he wanted to do – play football.As an elite athlete, Bruce has been exposed to a unique workplace – one where 50,000 passionate onlookers provide instant feedback. There he learnt the importance of resilience, discipline and standards – attributes that underpin his approach to his professional career and life.Bruce’s resolve enabled him to walk away from sports and chart his own course – one that allows him to have a different kind of impact – still on a large stage, but on a different playing field – shaping policy for South Australia as the CEO of the Committee for Adelaide.20:MinuteCity is created by Future Forum in collaboration with Das Studio and CityMag.Head over to future-forum.com.au for more of the story.
058: How to get the team to see your vision with Bruce Djite
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Institutions and organisations plan and set targets but they need the support of the team and the stakeholders to be materialised. This is where the role of a leader becomes strategic as he/she needs to get the team to see that vision and get them on board.The inclusion of people’s idea into that plan and being able to provide value to the members are critical. This process can be accelerated by making investment in people; getting to know people outside your normal circle, by taking interest in their stories and building networks. This allows for understanding different perspectives, both from the personal and cultural levels, which is very important for a leader.This is what the former professional footballer and the current CEO at Committee for Adelaide, Bruce Djite, our guest for this episode, has to say. Listen to Bruce who has moved from being an athlete, a professional soccer player, to being a man behind policy driving the development of Adelaide with plans for population to traffic, infrastructure and technology driven growth for Adelaide, out of his sheer like for challenge.For Adelaide to achieve its targets for 2030, Bruce says the individual organisations need to position themselves for growth, need to be openminded and have a growth mindset. They should have the ability to see the talent rather than letting them go where they are appreciated – eye for preventing brain-drain.To know the details, listen to our podcast with Bruce Djite.Topics We Discussed include:· Getting to know Bruce Djite (2:59)· Targets or plans for Adelaide (6:45)· Sector or industry with biggest growth potential (9:10)· Reason for moving from sports to policy making (Committee of Adelaide) (10:44)· Getting the team aboard (16:39)· Role of the stakeholders in realising your goals (20:20) mindset of the people· How to get the individual organisations moving forward (22:15)· How to build/grow your network (25:01)· Knowing different languages and openness to multi(cultural) perspectives (27:41)· What lies ahead for Committee of Adelaide (30:27)· Solutions and being ambitious (31:19)· Mindset (32:03)· Top five tips for leaders (36:17)Links and ResourcesConnect with Bruce via FacebookConnect with Bruce via InstagramConnect with Bruce via LinkedInConnect with Bruce via Twittercommitteeforadelaide.org.auadelaideconnect.com.auConnect With Ally NitschkeMadeformore.com.auConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Instagram and FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelGet our Courageous Conversations Guide
Bruce perseveres. He perseveres through that little voice that tries to lead him astray. On this episode, Dan and Jed chat with Bruce Djite. Bruce is the current CEO of the Committee of Adelaide and former Socceroo and Adelaide United player.Bruce is a proud father who’s joys in life come from being more than just a soccer player. Find Bruce on Instagram at:https://instagram.com/bruce.djite?utm_medium=copy_linkFind The Triple H Podcast on Instagram at:https://www.instagram.com/thetriplehpodcast/A special thank you to Prizefight for allowing us to use their song "Vulnerable". Find them at:https://www.instagram.com/prizef1ght/This is a Heaven Knows What production
#67 - Bruce Djite, CEO of Committee for Adelaide on Shaping the future of Greater Adelaide
Creating Synergy Podcast
Bruce Djite is currently the CEO of Committee for Adelaide, a membership-based and non-sector specific company, that brings together diverse organisations to drive economic, social, cultural and community growth in South Australia.In an earlier life, Bruce is a former Socceroo who has played football for clubs in several countries including, Turkey, China, South Korea and Indonesia. Business has always been a passion for Bruce, and during his time playing, he spent over 4 years on the Executive and Governance committee of Professional Footballers Australia. He has also held other positions, at PKF Adelaide, Fox Sports Australia and most recently was Adelaide United Football Club’s Director of Football. He is a current board member of the South Australian Multicultural Commission and the Australia Day Council of South Australia, as well as being a member of Welcoming Australia’s Sports Advisory Committee. You can also see his face commentating on the A-League on Network 10 and Paramount Plus. In this episode, Bruce and Daniel touch on Bruce's new CEO role at Committee for Adelaide and the great work they are doing, Shaping the future of Greater Adelaide. Transition to his new CEO roleWhat is it that the Committee for Adelaide actually does? And the benefits of being a member? All things South Australia, Leadership, Politics and much more. He believes in how South Australia can become a powerhouse StateThe release of the Committee's new policies, which include: the creation of a high growth fund for South Australia, policy settings that support population retention and growth and promoting the States competitive advantage.Book mentioned in this episode:Audacity of Hope - Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream By Barack ObamaWhere to find Bruce DjiteLinkedInJoin the conversation on Synergy IQ LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram (@synergyiq) and please support other leaders by liking, subscribing and sharing this podcast. Access SynergyIQ Website to get to know more about us. Say hello to our host Daniel Franco on LinkedIn.
Before Bruce Djite finished up in his role as Director of Football, we caught up with him in his last week at Adelaide United HQ to talk exclusively about his time leading the Football Department. See the feed for a bonus episode with Bruce at the beginning of his role covering his first few months in the job, as well as his career as a player.
Before you listen to Bruce talk about his time in the role of Director of Football, go back to the beginning to hear what he had to say in the first three months of his then new role, while also recapping a successful playing career.
Bruce Djite on what the new TV deal means for both the men and women competitions in Australia and John Aloisi let's slip which A-League team he is backing to take out the Championship!
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Bruce Djite joins the team to delve into what the new TV deal means for both the men and women competitions in Australia and if Adelaide United will move any of their home finals to Adelaide Oval. Plus John Aloisi let's slip which A-League team he is backing to take out the Championship See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.