Mike Logan joined as a TEC Chair because it is the next logical step as he continues to learn and grow. In every instance his career has been about developing people. Mike has been very fortunate to have gained experience not only in managing businesses, but also investments and in government. TEC allows the privilege of sharing our experiences with the CEOs and businesses so that we can all learn and grow.
Probably the most exciting thing is the power of like-minded people helping each other to solve their issues and challenges. Mike has seen farmers in their paddocks challenging and being challenged by the world’s best scientists. He has seen governments from around the world come together to resolve industry issues. Now he is seeing CEOs come together with TEC to grow their businesses, develop their employees and build their families within thriving communities.
Mike’s experience started by running some of his family’s businesses. It was there that he first began his communication learning journey. he was asking what motivated sales staff, how to run a team of dirty, smelly mechanics, how to organise a team of spare parts servicemen and how to drive the administration team to report so that we could all use and understand the information.
Throughout Mike’s career he became an advisor to government. Obviously, this is a further and completely different communication challenge. He learnt he needed to understand and express the needs of government before he could give any advice that would be heard.
Most recently he has been CEO of an industry representative group. The communication challenge at that business has been about bringing them together to think collectively and collaboratively about a future that they can work to share.