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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
User testing is a vital part of designing and delivering E-learning but I'm often asked, 'What's user testing?' Instead of answering that question, I often start with what it's not. What is NOT user testing? User testing is NOT about gathering the wishes and personal preferences of content or technical [...]
Discussions with presidents of various educational associations ultimately led to the question: What enables inspiring leadership in education? The question prompted deep discussion and resulted in a detailed exploration of the answer in partnership with the Australian Primary Principals Association. Upon reflection, it seemed illogical that such a question would [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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? [...]