Brendon Baker: How to take Complexity into Simplicity

In this episode of Championship Leadership, we are privileged to interview Brendon Baker, Managing Director of Valuable Change Co. and Author of the Best Seller Valuable Change. Growing up in a typical household where his father worked as a salesman and his mother as a teacher, Brendon at an early age knew deep inside that he wanted to create a different path for himself. His innate drive to fight boredom pushed him to join the world of project management where he learned every possible mistake that later became the ladder turning him into a leading expert in the field.

Since then, Brendon Baker was nominated for awards in leading restructures and transformations and won. He is now on his way to accomplishing his mission: help leaders drive more valuable change to drive a worthwhile change and fight unnecessary complexity. These and more!

Tune in to this episode!

In This Episode:

[0:58] What does Championship Leadership mean to Brendon?

[1:33] Who is Brendon Baker and what brought him to where he is today?

[8:37] Leaders that have influenced him.

[12:01] His vision, future plans, and the impact he wants to make.

[15:01] Episode takeaways.

Important Quotes:

“Championship Leadership is the ability to drive without burning everyone in your way and ability to make things happen without leaving casualties behind.”

“Change is hard. Leading change is hard in particular.”

“Leadership has three priorities: clarity, momentum, and the final one is being influenced.”

About The Guest:

Brendon Baker is a leading expert in getting what you want from your projects. He has led and guided over $10 Billion in transformative projects and programs across more types of change than would be reasonable to list out here. Just know that it includes everything from transformations to teddy bears. Through it all Brendon has learned two things:

First – Change is HARD, so we need to ensure it’s worthwhile.

Second – The answer often lies in simplicity.

He is the author of the best-seller Valuable Change, and niche top seller Creating High Value PMOs. His pioneering work in the internal influencer space is world leading. Brendon now spends his time forging change leaders and working with them to drive more worthwhile organisational change. His clients include high growth tech firms, key ASX100 companies like AGL and South32, various Not-For-Profits, as well as all three levels of the Australian Government.




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