In today’s episode Trudy speaks to Murray Smith, a consultant who works with small/medium businesses, helping them get ready for transformative growth.
Murray loved his job as an executive with the Victorian Police, but after being in a serious accident, he decided he wanted to change career paths. He realised that if he wanted to make a greater impact on the world, he was going to have to invest in himself, study-wise and take his already existing skills to new heights.
During his learning journey, Murray came across an operational system that gives small businesses vision, (direction) traction (growth) and builds leadership teams that are healthy and have fun. Embracing this system (the Entrepreneurial Operating System), Murray has been helping small/medium business, including West Island Digital, set up solid operating systems that support massive growth.
Trudy and Murray talk about the following –
- Small and Micro business and the role they play in the Australian society
- Mindset of being open to learning and different avenues for learning – network, youtube, OBL resources, podcasts and more apart from formal learnings
- People being able to admit they need help, the concept of giving help first and the key role having a helping mindset plays in business
- Vision in micro and small businesses
- The process Murray used with West Island Digital
- A process overworked business owners can use to figure out which tasks to allocate to someone else.
Murray is driven by making a difference and having a positive impact on organisational performance. Murray has significant skills in establishing, restructuring and re-engineering organisations at executive level.
Murray has developed an astute understanding of the linkages between strategy and operational execution. He is passionate about providing clarity to businesses to improve their desired outcomes, rather than just outputs.