Claire Bibby on Leadership, Reading Lists and Flourishing in any Context
Are you looking for insight into leadership approaches? How to foster better relationships? Want to pick up some tips for more effective communication? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you definitely won’t want to miss the latest instalment of the Beyond Billables Podcast. In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with the inspiring Claire Bibby. Claire is Senior Vice President Legal & General Counsel for Brookfield Properties. Claire’s considerable strengths lie in running a busy, award winning, in-house legal team, working at strategic and operational levels for her 4,000+ clients. She also (somehow) manages to find time to put her energy into nonprofit work with Luna Park and Marist 180. She also advocates for workplace wellness and speaks on the topic of women’s leadership.
Claire has also won numerous awards including the 2016 General Counsel of the Year, Female Executive of the Year in Asia-Australia-New Zealand (a silver Stevie Award) and the Women in Law Excellence Award. She’s a seasoned professional who was kind enough to share with us what she’s learned about team building, being happy in your career, and perhaps most importantly communicating with people.
In our conversation, we also touch on things like:
How the work-life balance can sometimes be a contradiction
Claire’s approach to hiring people and building her team
The pros and cons of being an in-house attorney
The reason why diversity quotas are a good thing
How often your success depends on the people around you
Ways to foster camaraderie and positivity among a team
Mark Zuckerberg's take on maternity and paternity leave
The common factors that make people quit their jobs and how to avoid them
How you can build a safe and open environment for communication at work
Claire’s approach to networking and why it's so important