One minute with … Hamish Davies

One minute with … Hamish Davies

Guest
Hamish Davies, Global Chief Growth Officer at Wavemaker
Published
January 2020

We spent a minute with Hamish Davies, global chief growth officer at Wavemaker. Watch to see what habit he’s had to break to become a more effective leader.

0:01

Hamish Davies: Hi, I’m Hamish Davies.

0:04

I am Chief Growth Officer at Wavemaker Worldwide and I’m also the Diversity and Inclusion Champion for the company.

0:09

Interviewer: And what does that mean?

0:13

Hamish Davies: It’s my job to make sure that diversity-inclusion is very much on our senior agenda.

0:18

Interviewer: Why do you love your line of work?

0:20

Hamish Davies: Because no day is the same, and I get to work with cool people.

0:24

Interviewer: What’s the best professional wisdom anyone’s ever given you?

0:25

Hamish Davies: Do something you love.

0:27

Interviewer: What has been the theme of your career?

0:28

Hamish Davies: Commitment.

0:29

Focus.

0:31

Taking care of clients, and taking care of my people.

0:35

Interviewer: Which habit have you had to break to become a more effective leader?

0:36

Hamish Davies: Micromanaging.

0:38

Interviewer: When you hit a creative block, how do you unstick yourself?

0:41

Hamish Davies: We work on the River Thames, so I just walk down the river.

0:44

Interviewer: Which industry hot topic do you wish we would stop talking about?

0:45

Hamish Davies: D&I.

0:49

Because if we solved the D&I issues, we wouldn’t have to talk about it.

0:52

Interviewer: If you hadn’t chosen this career path, what do you think you’d be doing right now?

0:54

Hamish Davies: I would have liked to have been an architect.

0:56

Interviewer: How do you inspire the next generation of creative minds?

1:00

Hamish Davies: Give them good challenges, and then give them the time and resources to go and find solutions themselves.

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