CATCHING UP WITH CUB
EPISODE #24

Daniel catches up with Adrian Hondros, CEO of Porter Davis. Prior to Porter Davis, Adrian was the head of NAB and Commonwealth Private Bank, which provided him with exceptional leadership experience and knowledge, making him a mentor to many fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Daniel and Adrian speak about essential leadership skills, the importance & characteristics of effective communication as a leader and how to thrive rather than surrender during a crisis.

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FAVOURITE BOOK(S):
‘War of the Worlds’, H.G. Wells
…I like the big picture!
FAVOURITE QUOTE:
“Never negotiate out of fear and never fear to negotiate”, JFK, January 1961 Inauguration Speech
GREATEST LESSON(S) IN BUSINESS:
As a leader you can never communicate too often…just as you’re getting bored you may be getting through.
Without trust we have nothing, it’s the foundation of successful business.
Thank like a leader, act like a leader…everyone is watching, always!
REASON TO JOIN CUB:
CUB has been pivotal for me. I was fortunate to be introduced to CUB in 2015 and loved it from the first day. It was critical for me when I returned from INSEAD in early 2016 and decided to leave CBA. I used it as my launch pad to determine my next career move in July & August 2016 leading up to joining Porter Davis.
At the time most members were younger entrepreneurs and they really inspired me to take a risk and do something different.
I now attend CUB Melbourne most Wednesdays to create a “fire break” each week and am currently in Sydney enjoying the hospitality and support of the CUB team. CUB is a family, it provides business, professional and personal support. It is unique and very important to me, I’m a massive advocate.