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Think Big Act Small with Tristan White

Sep 12, 2018

Cameron Schwab started his leadership journey in the elite sporting environment of the Australian Football League (AFL), the largest and most professional code in the country.

At age 24, Cameron was appointed CEO of the famous Richmond Football Club, becoming the youngest CEO in the 160 year history of the AFL. He spent 25 years in CEO roles at three AFL clubs.

He now heads up designCEO, which he founded to share his experiences and to help other leaders to grow.

In this interview we discuss a range of leadership insights and tools, such as the importance of acknowledging and owning your own emotions as a leader, and knowing when is - and isn’t - a good time to make decisions based on your emotions.

Cameron also contrasts the deliberate practice of skills across elite sport, the military, and business, and how business has a lot to learn from elite sport.