Today’s guest is Thomas Mackie, Financial Controller at Imaging Solutions.
As someone who has worked in the same industry for his career, Thomas speaks to us about what that decision has done for him, and what challenges it presents.
Having taken a non-typical path, Thomas didn’t pursue a job in the Big 4 and got into Senior roles when he was very young. We talk about what the implications were for that including managing people much older than him.
He’s worked for a wide variety of leaders and speaks to how different people develop you differently, from those who are super detailed, to those who are hands off.
We speak about what working in senior management does for your communication skills, and what he has learned about leadership over the last 5 years.
This is a great discussion, with a great guest. Enjoy the episode.
This episode is Co-Hosted by BRISCA Managing Director Sumith Dissanayake, and Jack Ferguson.
2:20 What is Imaging Solutions?
3:30 Did you notice any difference in your business due to Covid?
4:50 Why did you get into the medical industry?
6:25 Are you happy you chose not to get into the Big 4?
9:10 What got you interested in the numbers in the first place?
16:50 Do you remember when you decided not to continue to pursue soccer as a career?
22:05 What was it like reporting in your first job?
25:25 How good were you at preparing for meetings early in your career?
27:40 How did you get into a senior position so young?
35:35 How did you deal with managing someone much older than you?
37:00 Did you ever question getting into a management role so young?
42:00 How have you managed burnout throughout your career?
44:30 If you look back over the past 5 years, what have you learned about leadership?
45:50 What would you tell yourself about leadership if you went back 10 years?
49:45 What does your future look like?
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Co-Hosted By Sumith Dissanayake (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumith-dissanayake)
Co-Hosted By Jack Ferguson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackfergusonmymm/)