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Timing and Light … It’s leading the way!

Upon reflection, awesome is a word I use way too much. A recent visit to Arizona enabled me to truly experience awesome as a palpable phenomenon as the Grand Canyon swept before us. A few days earlier a trip to the Lowell Observatory exposed me to the awesomeness of human endeavour and engineering. These visits prompted me to revisit two […]

Four factors to create alignment

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 […]


How are Inspiration and Passion connected?

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

If you read about inspirational leadership, you will know that passion, enthusiasm 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 are passion and inspiration the same thing? The short answer is no. Passion is sustaining … 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 […]


How do I Inspire Others? The 6 Core Ingredients

Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Inspiring Insights | Comments Off on How do I Inspire Others? The 6 Core Ingredients

As we know, contemporary leadership theory compels leaders to be inspiring. Inspiring leaders are said to get amazing performance from people. Unfortunately, behind all the rhetoric there is little support or clear strategies for leaders to be inspiring. Unless of course, we are born with charismatic powers and unique persuasive charm. If you were born with these great gifts, no […]