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What is the World Leadership Survey?

The World Leadership Survey is a biannual online survey conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership. The survey attempts to gain greater insight into global leadership trends and practices with a view to enhancing the development of leaders across the world. In essence, the survey attempts to capture employee experiences of leadership to help leaders to manage issues such as […]

The Connected Leader Creating Agile Organisations for People, Performance and Profit

The Connected Leader

Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Inspiring Resources | Comments Off on The Connected Leader

Book Review A CEO I spoke with about inspirational leadership saw a nexus between inspiration and the connected leader. My research confirmed that the connection between leaders and others is paramount if they are to cultivate inspiring moments. The book titled, The Connected Leader by Emmanuel Gobillot therefore promised insightful reading. Gobillot indicated there were three characteristics of connected leaders: […]

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Business and Blended Learning

The notion of business and blended learning led to the creation of a tool we called the Blended Learning BluePrint. Essentially, in my management role at Learning Solutions balancing issues of time, quality and cost in the E-learning space was a constant struggle. Ultimately the driving force for decisions was based on moving the business in the right direction … […]


Pop Up Learning Presents …

Latte of Leadership Inspiring others means doing things differently and moving out of your comfort zone. The pop up learning experience provides you with the opportunity to move out of your comfort zone and connect with peers about leading to inspire others in the surrounds of a Brisbane company that inspires passion. Glenn Searle, premier author and speaker on leading […]


Inspiring Others: What really motivates people?

Book Review John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States of America, considered that inspiring others epitomised leadership. He said: ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.’ The key tenet of this book by Duke Coporate Education is leading from the centre and presents key leadership […]

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Always look on the bright side – The optimism bias

Posted by on July 24, 2013 in Inspiring Resources | Comments Off on Always look on the bright side – The optimism bias

Although the phrase, ‘always look on the bright side’ conjures up images of Monty Python, Tali Sharot  suggests our brains are wired to do just that. In this TED Talk, Tali shares new research about how people are generally biased toward being optimistic. She explores how it’s statistically not possible for all of us to be in the top 20%, […]


How do great leaders inspire action?

I didn’t review this talk so I could start with ‘Simon says’ …. however it seems the best place to start! Simon says he made a ‘profound discovery’ as to why some people can inspire others and why other people can’t. Simon unpacks his Golden Circle that comprises the core questions of what, how and why? Simon explores these questions […]

Dan's Talk - The Puzzle of Motivition

The puzzle of motivation

Daniel Pink was the keynote speaker on day one of the ACEL Conference 2012 that I attended to present a workshop. He discussed education for the conceptual age and emphasised how routine work is disappearing. It prompted me to view his TED talk on motivation in contemporary organisations. As one of the 20 most-watched TED talks, over 4.5million hits, it […]


Inspiration and generations

I was reading a book by Australian author Avril Henry titled, “Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders today: Breaking down generational barriers at work” and thought I would share some key insights into the different generations’ views on inspiration and leading. Each generation considered inspiring leadership was tied to the concept of leading by example. Although the concept of leading by example was […]