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How are Inspiration and Passion connected?

Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Inspiring Discoveries | Comments Off on How are Inspiration and Passion connected?

When speaking about my research people often ask, ‘How are inspiration and passion connected?’ If you have done any reading on inspirational leadership you will know that passion, enthusiasm, creativity and motivation are often used in conjunction with, or instead of, the term inspiration. There is no doubt that passion has a role in leaders being able to inspire others, but […]

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What is passion?

People often ask me, ‘What is passion?’ and ‘What’s its connection to inspiration?’ When discussing inspiration, terms such as passion, enthusiasm, creativity and motivation, arise consistently. Often these terms are used in conjunction with, or instead of, the term inspiration. Many blogs, articles and books identify passion as a strong feature of leading to inspire others … some confuse the two. […]

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Staleness at Work

Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Inspiring Discoveries | Comments Off on Staleness at Work

A workshop I ran on Resilient Leadership required me to review the organisation’s staff satisfaction data and interview members of the Institute Leadership Team as preparation. Data revealed a clear message … people felt that there were heavy workloads, increased demands, lots of administrivia to be completed with reduced staff numbers and a frequency of knee jerk reactions to put […]

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Inspiring leadership in education … too

Discussions with principals across Australia about inspiring leadership in education have proven insightful and exhilarating. Although in the tedious stage of typing out the interviews, approximately 50000 words and counting … I think i’ll be a touch typist soon …, it has provided the opportunity to reflect on responses and common themes. Interestingly, most principals commenced their reflective journey with […]

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Inspiring leadership in education

It often amazes me how conversations about inspiring leadership in education get the synapses firing and the passion flowing. A recent conversation with Norm, President of the Australian Primary Principals Association did just that … and beyond … a research project was born! It all started with a statement from an inspiring leader in my initial research … we don’t […]

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Change and Inspiration

I was speaking at a Conference recently and noticed there were a number of presenters talking about change. Change to the sector, change to processes, change within organisations. Most speakers championing the mantra of change were CEOs or Government leaders within a range of educational organisations. Their key tenet was the need for people to accept or embrace change. The […]

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An InspHIGHER’ed View

Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Inspiring Discoveries | Comments Off on An InspHIGHER’ed View

Conversations are amazing things. People’s ideas and values cascade into the dialogue and fire off thoughts and ideas within us. The InspHIGHER blog is a collection of thoughts and ideas inspired by the ideas, provocations and questions of others. It is a collection of resources, insights, innovations and discoveries that you might find thought provoking or useful. Let us know […]

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Empowering leadership language

If you’re keen to explore strategies to inspire others, empowering leadership language is worthy of your attention. At a recent workshop I presented, participants were intrigued by the notion of efficacy-based language and how the visionary language they use plays a key role in inspiring others. So what is efficacy-based language? Firstly, a key factor is that most people are […]