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The Inner Chief

Jun 5, 2019

In this episode, we meet Mike Schneider, the current Managing Director of the Bunnings Group on career diversity, genuine empathy, and the 4Hs of authenticity.

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Before being appointed to the top role, Mike was the Managing Director of Bunnings Australia & New Zealand and had also led the store operations teams, having joined Bunnings in 2005.

His career has seen him hold a range of senior operational, commercial and human resource roles, both in retail and financial services, most notably at Target, Westpac and The Warehouse Group.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of NSW and has completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, and the Advanced Strategic Management Program at IMD.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How having a diverse career path has been to his benefit;
  • Why genuine empathy and being a consistent not predictable leader has been the key to his success;
  • What he means by an integrated life as opposed to work-life balance; and
  • His 4Hs Framework that allows him to lead an authentic life.

Connecting with Mike Schneider

You can reach Mike on LinkedIn.