My Favourite Tip: Coca-Cola Amatil's Managing Director Alison Watkins on how to receive negative feedback
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My favourite tip from my chat with Coca-Cola Amatil's Managing Director Alison Watkins was on how to receive negative feedback.You can find the full interview here: Coca-Cola Amatil’s Group Managing Director Alison Watkins on why doing great work isn’t enough to get ahead in your careerConnect with Alison on LinkedIn.Subscribe to my new podcast How To Date in Apple Podcasts or Spotify.If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.coVisit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.Get in touch at email@example.comSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Coca-Cola Amatil's Group Managing Director Alison Watkins on why doing great work isn't enough to get ahead in your career
How I Work
My guest today is Alison Watkins. Alison joined Coca-Cola Amatil as Group Managing Director in March 2014. Prior to joining Coca-Cola Amatil Alison was the CEO of agribusiness GrainCorp and of Berri, the market leader in Australian juice, and she was also the Managing Director of Regional Banking at ANZ. Alison also spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company and became a partner of the firm before moving to ANZ as Group General Manager Strategy. Alison has been a non-executive director of ANZ, Woolworths and the Just Group.We cover:How the way she works has changed dramatically since COVIDHer strategy for delivering bad newsThe best and worst career advice she has been givenDeciding when to take on board negative feedback, and when not toAlison’s approach to influencing others - and why doing good work isn’t enough to get ahead in your careerAnd much more.Connect with Alison on LinkedIn.Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.coSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Episode 28, “Nothing will work unless you do“, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Group Managing Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd, Alison Watkins. Originating from the idyllic countryside of Tasmania, Alison, who once thought she would spend the rest of her life in Tasmania has become one of Australia’s most recognised business leaders.Soon after leaving Tasmania, she joined Management Consulting firm McKinsey & Company. It is here where the foundations of success were laid for Alison, and she was able to observe the key traits in what makes a successful leader. She reflects on her time at McKinsey and tells us that sometimes just doing your job isn’t enough and going that extra mile is what separates the good from the great.Alison shares with us an opportunity she was given at ANZ, and how taking that opportunity opened the doors to her executive career. She discusses some of the challenges she encountered as Chief Executive at GrainCorp and the roadblocks she faced at the hands of the Government. Furthermore, she talks of the future of Coca-Cola Amatil and its role as a socially responsible company.Greg and Alison also discuss the importance of risk-taking, the impact of social media, what she feels defines diversity, and whether or not it works, the effect the political landscape of Australia has on the economy and the significance on being willing and wanting to change.