The Eighth Mile

Recruiting

Are You Fit For Leadership?

David Neal, January 1 2020

Summary. This article explains the importance of finding the right type of leader for the right kind of problem. In doing so it makes an analogical link between athletes and their sports, and leaders and their teams. When I was younger, I used to be heavily involved in a number of sports, one of which was Karate. During this time, I found myself in...

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Recruiting

The Eighth Mile Consulting - A One Year Snapshot

Eighth Mile Consulting, December 19 2019

The Eighth Mile Consulting officially launched in January this year (2019) and our team has been on an exciting roller coaster ever since. Modeled on a belief of ‘Good People, Helping Good People’, we have stepped out into the world seeking to find positive people and support community serving projects.

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Change Management

Leadership  is NOT about you

Eighth Mile Consulting, November 22 2019

 

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Homelessness amongst Australian veterans: summary of project findings

Eighth Mile Consulting, November 7 2019

Reports like this illustrate why we are passionate and loyal in supporting organisations like RSL Queensland who selflessly exist to service our veteran community. Key points: 1. Approximately 5.3 per cent homelessness of Australian veterans who left the Australian Defence Force (ADF) between 2001 and 2018...higher than that for the general populat...

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Leadership Lessons From a 22 year Old Nobody

David Neal, August 2 2019

I left school at 18 years of age and joined the Australian Army where I undertook 4 years of tertiary and leadership training with the Australian Defence Force Academy, and the Royal Military College Duntroon. Most of what I learnt in that time was structured academic education about leadership, management and tactics. I then graduated into the Roy...

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Leadership. When you get it WRONG.

Jonathan Clark, July 30 2019

We hear a lot of positive stories, and the ‘how to’ of successful leadership scenarios. This is not one of those. Let me tell you about the time when I got it completely wrong. I thought as a junior officer I knew the intricacies of leadership and command. I didn’t know at the time how much I had left to learn, and still do to this day. Specific to...

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Leadership

What Do You Know? Facts vs Assumptions

David Neal, April 21 2019

My father is one of the most intelligent people I know, blessed with a highly analytical brain, and an ability to simplify the complex. He once challenged a younger version of myself, when I was massively overthinking about an issue. During one of my lengthy rants he stopped me abruptly and asked, “what is it you know?” Not paying much attention (a...

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