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Humility: An important quality to becoming a Limitless Leader™ – Part 2

Humility: An important quality to becoming a Limitless Leader™ – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 of our interview with Maria Palazzolo, CEO of GS1 Australia, we continue this week with part 2.

To recap, Maria Palazzolo joined the organisation 35 years ago as a return-to-work mother after taking the previous 6 years off to have her children and be a full time mum in their preschool years.

With just a few people in the business and limited understanding of the business and the industry they operated in, Maria and her team have been able to build GS1 into a now 170-strong team, with a membership of 20K Australian companies, which they are proud to serve every single day with their barcoding and scanning technologies.

In this week's episode, Maria shares:

  • The one mistake in her career that has been the most valuable lesson;
  • The single trait a company needs to attract and retail talent;
  • The leader that has most impacted her, and why?
  • Why ‘listening’ is such an important skill.

And, finishing the show with our Quick Trivia questions:

  • What is your favourite word?
  • What sound or noise do you love?
  • What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

 

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Limitless Leaders Podcast Episode 4: Maria Palazzolo GS1 Australia with Renee Giarrusso

About Maria Palazzolo:

Maria joined GS1 Australia 35 years ago as a return to work mother after taking the previous 6 years off to have children and be a full time Mum in their preschool years. Limitless Leaders Podcast Episode 4: Maria Palazzolo GS1 Australia

The organisation consisted of only a couple of people and was in a business that she did not understand or have any previous knowledge.

Known then as the Australian Product Number Association it had been set up by industry to introduce into Australia the very misunderstood technology of bar codes and scanning at the point of sale in supermarkets.

Today of course, it would be hard to find any supermarket, or retail store, warehouse or hospital, or thousands of other different environments where bar codes are not present.  Every consumer, patient, worker is in some way positively impacted by the information that is accessed by scanning the humble bar code.

Today GS1 Australia has 170 staff, and a membership of 20 thousand Australian companies that we are proud to serve every single day.

 

Limitless Leaders™ Special Podcast Series: 

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Access our Limitless Leaders™ 3-Part Podcast Series, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.

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Humility: An important quality to becoming a Limitless Leader™ – Part 1

Humility: An important quality to becoming a Limitless Leader™ – Part 1

My guest today says:

Humility is a very important quality to always carry with you. Just because you’re a CEO, or you have achieved a certain level of management status, does not mean that you are different or special. You just happen to have a job with more responsibility and a title, and apart from that, we are all in this together.  We all deserve to be treated with the same level of respect. – Maria Palazzolo, CEO, GS1 Australia

Joining me today is Maria Palazzolo, CEO of GS1 Australia.

She joined the organisation 35 years ago as a return-to-work mother after taking the previous 6 years off to have children and be a full time mum in their preschool years.

With just a few people in the business and limited understanding of the business and the industry in which they operated, Maria and her team have been able to build GS1 into a now 170-strong team, with a membership of 20 thousand Australian companies. They are proud to serve their customers every single day with GS1's bar-coding and scanning technologies.

This is Maria’s story,where she shares:

  • Her thoughts of whether the journey is more important than the destination
  • How she started out: her journey to becoming CEO of GS1 Australia
  • The hurdles (both personally and professionally) she had to overcome
  • The biggest challenges she believes companies as a whole are facing and how to address them
  • The importance of internal and external collaborations
  • The most valuable lessons she has learned through mistakes, and much more.

LISTEN NOW:

Limitless Leaders Podcast Episode 4: Maria Palazzolo GS1 Australia with Renee Giarrusso

About Maria Palazzolo:

Maria joined GS1 Australia 35 years ago as a return to work mother after taking the previous 6 years off to have children and be a full time Mum in their preschool years. Limitless Leaders Podcast Episode 4: Maria Palazzolo GS1 Australia

The organisation consisted of only a couple of people and was in a business that she did not understand or have any previous knowledge.

Known then as the Australian Product Number Association it had been set up by industry to introduce into Australia the very misunderstood technology of bar codes and scanning at the point of sale in supermarkets.

Today of course, it would be hard to find any supermarket, or retail store, warehouse or hospital, or thousands of other different environments where bar codes are not present.  Every consumer, patient, worker is in some way positively impacted by the information that is accessed by scanning the humble bar code.

Today GS1 Australia has 170 staff, and a membership of 20 thousand Australian companies that we are proud to serve every single day.

Limitless Leaders Podcast Episode 4: Maria Palazzolo GS1 Australia with Renee Giarrusso

Limitless Leaders™ Special Podcast Series: 

Want to find out how you can accelerate your mindset, your communication, collaboration and connection to become a Limitless Leader™? , sign up for our Limitless Leaders Podcast Series

Access our Limitless Leaders™ 3-Part Podcast Series, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.

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Limitless Organisations: A Pipeline of Future Leaders

Limitless Organisations: How to Create a Successive Pipeline of Highly Effective Future Leaders on Limitless Leaders™ Podcast.

This episode is part of a special 3-part series where Renée will be talking about Limitless Leadership™ whether you are a solopreneur with a small team, a leader of a large team, or you are aspiring to step into a leadership role.

In episode 1, Renée spoke about Limitless Leaders™: Self-Leadership and Overcoming the Barriers to Becoming a Limitless Leader™.

Episode 2 covered: Limitless Teams: How to Develop a Highly Motivated Top Performing Team.

Then in this episode, Renée will share insights on: Limitless Organisations: How to Create a Successive Pipeline of Highly Effective Future Leaders.

Access all three podcasts, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.

In this episode Renée speaks about Limitless Organisations, including:

  • Whose responsibility is it to drive the organisation's vision?
  • How we can become better communicators?
  • How to effectively deal with differences in age and cultures in our organisation? and much more.

LISTEN NOW:

Access all three podcasts, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.

 

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Limitless Teams: Develop a Top Performing Team

Limitless Teams: How to Develop a Highly Motivated Top Performing Team on Limitless Leaders™ Podcast.

This episode is part of a special 3-part series where Renée will be talking about Limitless Leadership™ whether you are a solopreneur with a small team, a leader of a large team, or you are aspiring to step into a leadership role.

In episode 1, Renée spoke about Limitless Leaders™: Self-Leadership and Overcoming the Barriers to Becoming a Limitless Leader™.

This episode, covers: Limitless Teams: How to Develop a Highly Motivated Top Performing Team.

Then in episode 3, Renée will share insights on: Limitless Organisations: How to Create a Successive Pipeline of Highly Effective Future Leaders.

Access all three podcasts, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.

In this episode Renée speaks about Limitless Teams, including:

  • Why self-belief is crucial to developing a highly motivated, top performing team.
  • How to increase team commitment?
  • How to motivate an unmotivated team member? and much more.

LISTEN NOW:

Access all three podcasts, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.

 

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Limitless Leaders™: Self-Leadership

Limitless Leaders™: Self-Leadership and Overcoming the Barriers to Becoming a Limitless Leader™.

This episode is part of a special 3-part series where Renée will be talking about Limitless Leadership™ whether you are a solopreneur with a small team, a leader of a large team, or you are aspiring to step into a leadership role.

In this episode, Renée will be speaking about Limitless Leaders™: Self-Leadership and Overcoming the Barriers to becoming a Limitless Leader™.

In the second episode Renée will be talking about: Limitless Teams: How to Develop a Highly Motivated, Top Performing Team.

And then in episode 3 Renée will be sharing Limitless Organisations: How to Create a Successive Pipeline of Highly Effective Future Leaders.

Access all three podcasts, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.

 

In this episode Renée speaks about:

  • What ‘Leading from the Inside Out' means to her?
  • How she came up with the term – Limitless Leadership™
  • Self-Leadership and Overcoming the Barriers to becoming a Limitless Leader™.

LISTEN NOW:

Access all three podcasts, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.