Forge Leadership Podcast. Episode 19 : Mark Heasman
Mark Heasman loves the outdoors, loves working with young people and children and loves seeing transformation in their lives. Over a 20 year career as a Chief Executive he has led Rock UK – a Christian outdoor pursuits provider, Ormiston Families and now is set to lead the global organisation Christian Camping International.
Simon Barrington catches up with Mark during the last week of his current role with Ormiston Families and reflects on what has shaped him as a leader.
“I think it’s that two ears, one mouth thing. Generally speaking people are quite opinionated about everything and are very happy to tell you what they think about stuff. So what I’ve found has worked really well for me is to be a listener. Not to try and have to show people my knowledge and my experience but actually to say “Tell me about your knowledge. Tell me about your experience. Tell me. Unload on me” Maybe 80 percent of it is going to be of no use at all to me but actually 20 percent of it’s really helpful and will really help me to grow as a leader or to deal with a particular situation. So it’s definitely for me the listening aspect that is the is the biggest part of it”
In this episode you will learn :
- How to bring the whole of yourself to the workplace authentically
- Why listening is so important
- How to lead as a Christian in a secular charity
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