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What enables inspiring leadership in education?

Discussions with presidents of various educational associations ultimately led to the question: What enables inspiring leadership in education? The question prompted deep discussion and a detailed exploration in partnership with the Australian Primary Principals Association. Upon reflection, it seemed illogical that such a question would deliver a one word answer. In the end however, there was only one word that […]

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Are you a leadership superhero?

Are you a leadership superhero or a leader doing the best you can under ever increasing pressure? To get everything done that needs to be done in busy environments, educational leaders often feel like they have to be superheroes to get the job done. Not to mention the effort needed to inspire others to achieve great things. I remember talking […]

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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 … […]

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What is Mentoring?

Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Inspiring Insights | Comments Off on What is Mentoring?

What is mentoring seems a pretty straightfoward question. In fact, these responses to that question might sound familiar, maybe even traditional:  a one to one relationship, which develops over a period time and is built on shared values  a relationship where a more experienced person supports a less experienced person to fill developmental gaps  where someone imparts wisdom and shares […]

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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 […]