Emma Wright of WorkCover Queensland says doing an MBA taught her about time management

How much time on average do you spend on social media each day?

I would spend about an hour each day on social media, mainly going through LinkedIn, keeping up with my community and seeing what’s happening in the corporate world. And the other side is talking to friends on Messenger and Instagram, and staying connected to friends and family.

How do you stay fit?

Three things: yoga, pilates, and running. They are the things that I enjoy doing the most. I’m lucky to have friends who also enjoy doing them, so it’s quite social for me as well.

Over the past couple of years, my priority has been on my mental fitness. So I’ve tried to really invest in the foundation of my entire wellbeing. I do that by prioritising my relationships, taking time out to pause, reflect and meditate, and get some time outdoors.

Do you have a favourite outdoor spot to visit?

I’m fortunate to live close by the Brisbane River so that’s where you’ll find me most mornings or afternoons, having a stroll along there just gazing out to the city or watching the sun set.

How do you cope with stress?

When I feel stressed, I like to get outdoors and get some space away from the problem. Then I like to try and take a few deep breaths and think about things logically and remove the emotion from it and come up with options. And after I’ve done that, I feel a lot calmer.

I will generally phone a friend or talk to a peer or a colleague or someone in my network about what I’m grappling to sense check if I’m going in the right direction. That really helps. I find a support network helps me overcome everything.

I’m not a fan of lamenting, worries don’t get you anywhere in my opinion.

Do you have a favourite gadget?

I’m wearing it, my Apple Watch. It helps me with my fitness goals. I’m also dreadfully a late meeting runner. I enjoy that it gives me a gentle ding when I need to be at my next meeting. And it keeps me on track.

Do you have any work goals for 2024?

2023 has been one of the biggest years of my life. So I’m looking forward to embedding my learnings from my MBA, and supporting my team to kick some amazing goals in 2024 and strengthening the networks I’ve built throughout the BOSS Young Executives experience. I’ve met some people that I never would have had the opportunity to meet and I’ve had some experiences that really got me out of my comfort zone.

What pushed you out of your comfort zone?

I spoke on two panels at conferences here in Brisbane across the leadership and HR community. It was a great honour to be asked to participate but it was definitely outside my comfort zone.

I was nervous, but being nervous just means that you want to do a good job. So I channelled that into working really hard and doing my best to get a great outcome.

The summer series of Breakfast with the Boss features the 2023 BOSS Young Executives.

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