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10 Things You Didn't Know About: Tracy Madgwick, HR Consultant at Crafnant Consulting

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With a 28 year career in Human Resources, Tracy Madgwick has amassed a broad and deep experience of all aspects of HR. A former HR director, she has worked for both smaller businesses and large corporate organisations, including those in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

What three traits define you?

Enthusiasm, patience and getting things done.

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

The weirdest job I ever had has to be having to sign off a risk assessment to take some young people on an overseas trip that involved a visit to a crocodile farm.

How do you define success?

I'd have to say going to bed at night knowing you have done the best that you possibly could that day

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

If I wasn't in HR I think I'd like to be creating those way marked trails in National Trust properties

What is your personal philosophy?

It's a classic but it's got to be Carpe Diem – seize the day

How do you start your day?

I like to start the day with a bit of exercise, really helps get you in the right mindset and start the day off on a positive note.

What’s your favourite thing about working for your current company?

One of the benefits of working as a consultant is the flexibility. Being able to choose my schedule and clients is a fantastic perk of my work.

What are the secrets to good leadership?

Having a clear sense of direction; being willing to take feedback and admit you were wrong; as well as a genuine care for the people you lead.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

Martin Luther King – Because he had the ability to move people without the technology we have today.

Who do you most admire in your industry?

One person that I do admire within the industry has to be Ken Blanchard, his views on servant leadership are very challenging.

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