Leadership Perspectives – Interview With David Ryan, MD City West Water

People Leaders Podcast

Aug 08
Leadership Perspectives - Interview With David Ryan, MD City West Water

Today, as part of our leadership series, we’re sitting down with David Ryan, managing director of City West Water, a government owned retail water company, to hear his thoughts on leadership and running a large organisation.

The background is that People Leaders ran a six-month leadership programme for David’s team at City West Water in Melbourne. Based on the feedback and the shift in behaviour we've seen, it’s been very successful. David explains:

“Leadership is a journey of continuous improvement. You don’t ever arrive at the destination and that’s one of the things I love about it. You also have this huge capacity to make a difference, and I love that too. In our field, it's about water and essential services for the community, but seeing my people grow, as much as anything, is the bit I love most.”

David added that it’s this bit that provides the most challenges too, because the influence you have is so much through others. 

In this episode: 

  • Trust earning behaviours 
  • Creating the right environment
  • Having difficult conversations
  • The importance of well-being 
  • The one characteristic every people leader should have
  • Advice for someone stepping into a people leader role for the first time
  • Giving and receiving feedback 
  • Important practical strategy 

Leadership Perspectives - Interview With David Ryan, MD City West Water

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