Top tips from the Dieitian Day 2016, Executive Leadership Panel
(Dietitians: Sally Evans, Marie Sardie, and Helen Ringrose)
• Broaden your knowledge – keep learning and embrace new technology
• Find mentors and supporters and surround yourself with like-minded people
• Be open to and seize opportunities – takes risks and don’t be scared to make mistakes and when you do, fix them quickly, learn from them and then move on
• Surround yourself with the best – you can’t be an expert in everything!
• Develop networks and make yourself visible
• Form partnerships, joint ventures and make allies – looking for common ground.
• Work as a team, respecting and understanding the roles of all parties involved.
• Be an active listener – learn the language and jargon of those you seek to influence so that you can articulate their interests
• Communicate clearly – check that you have been understood to avoid misconceptions and be consistent in your messaging
• Be single-minded on issues you wish to tackle, making sure you are doing this for the right purpose and making the right decisions and taking it to the end.
• Be positive about food, tap into the enjoyment of food and consider the place where people are living their lives and making decisions.
Veronique Droulez, Meat & Livestock Australia