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Grow A Small Business Podcast

Dec 29, 2022

In this week’s Quick Fire Friday episode, Michael interviews David Dilger. David is a specialized employment and safety lawyer in Edge Legal's newly formed Employment & Safety practice and is based in Hobart, Australia. David's role is to assist managers in becoming effective managers.

Growing a business requires knowledge to become accountable, and applying a process approach to something fundamentally a people game is putting the wagon before the horse. David has developed a people-first mindset that he can apply to everything he does. Such as self-awareness on how you manage people.

Through proper observation and dealing with different personalities, David has mastered managing conflicts with people and becoming a good manager. For he believes that If you don't understand people, you don't understand business.

This Cast Covers:

  • Who is David Dilger?
  • Discussing the importance of understanding people.
  • Known mutual people over many years and working together with Michael.
  • Spending a lot of time training managers on how to manage people.
  • Been a lawyer by trade.
  • Did an MBA program with an emphasis on human resource management.
  • Worked for an employer rep for the TCCI.
  • Became a state winner and national finalist of a franchise network.
  • Sharing the people-first mentality that you can use in all you do.
  • Changed away from being pure legal advisers to managing people and assisting businesses.


Additional Resources:




“Growing a business requires knowledge to become accountable.” —David Dilger

“Once you know how they behave, what basically floats their boat, you will become a more effective manager.” —David Dilger

“When you have unnecessary or unmanaged conflict, you need to break the shackles.” —David Dilger

“If you don't understand people, you don't understand business.” —David Dilger

“A focus has got to be tailored, the focus has to be tailored, or otherwise, you're just wasting your time.” —David Dilger



Music from “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod 

License: CC by