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Jim Longley tells us how to use "The ten-year rule", how "Life is not fair, but don’t just ‘suck it up’" and why "A life of service is the only life worth living" plus more. Hosted by Jeffery WangAbout Jim Longley
Jim Longley is a company Director, while also doing consulting work and mentoring, following a wide-ranging career.
This included 18 years in the banking industry (Westpac and CBA), including in the US and Britain, and in Australia as Head of Government Finance. Ten years in the NSW Parliament included being Minister for Community Services, Assistant Minister for Health, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, and the first Minister for Ageing, while still the youngest Minister in Cabinet! Key reforms included anti-discrimination legislation on the basis of age, and the Disability Services Act, among many others.
He was also CEO of Anglican Retirement Villages with over 3,000 residents and 1300 staff, and later became Deputy Secretary of the Department of Family and Community Services, where he was responsible for transitioning the NSW disability services system into the new National Disability Insurance Scheme involving over $3 Billion p.a., 14,000 staff, and 90,000 clients.
Jim has a Bachelor of Economics (Sydney University), Master of Economics (Macquarie University), Fellow AICD, Fellow CPA, Fellow IML. He also completed a Master of Divinity degree majoring in history, theology, and ethics, in 2020.
Jim is married with two adult children, and enjoys tennis, surfing, reading, and violin.
Lesson 1: Act according to you integrity, not personal gain 01m 49s.
Lesson 2: Reflection on experience is more important and valuable than mere experience 04m 43s.
Lesson 3: Every organisation has a boss, few organisations have a leader 10m.21s.
Lesson 4: Your life will be a reflection of your priorities 18m 34s.
Lesson 5: The ten-year rule 24m 29s.
Lesson 6: Pursue the big questions, and never stop 29m 14s.
Lesson 7: Life is not fair, but don’t just ‘suck it up’ 36m 38s.
Lesson 8: Don’t lie to yourself about your own strengths and weaknesses 44m 37s.
Lesson 9: Don’t be a workaholic 47m 48s.
Lesson 10: A life of service is the only life worth living 51m 57s.