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What is ‘Busy and Important’ leadership?

As a consultant, I work in a range of organisations and observe a plethora of leaders in action … or is it action? One day a person in the project team I was recently working with asked me, ‘What do you think of leadership in this place?’ The question made me reflect on Ernest Hemingway’s statement, ‘Never confuse movement with […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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Educational Leadership: Inspirational Quotes

I was going to type some reflections about educational leadership following conversations with amazing educational leaders. My words found it difficult to gel, so I created this video to share their inspirational quotes! These reflections from inspiring leaders come from interviews I have conducted to explore the phenomenon of inspiration in the context of leadership skills and development. It builds […]

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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 […]