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What is passion?

People often ask me, 'What is passion?' and 'What's its connection to inspiration?' When discussing inspiration, terms such as passion, enthusiasm, creativity and motivation, arise consistently. Often these terms are used in conjunction with, or instead of, the term inspiration. Many blogs, articles and books identify passion as a strong feature [...]

What is passion?2013-11-06T19:06:58+10:00

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 [...]

Staleness at Work2014-04-27T10:43:04+10:00

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 [...]

Inspiring leadership in education … too2013-08-27T15:58:50+10:00

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 [...]

Inspiring Others: What really motivates people?2013-08-15T09:59:16+10:00

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 [...]

Always look on the bright side – The optimism bias2013-12-05T09:01:49+10:00

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 [...]

Inspiring leadership in education2014-02-10T12:11:49+10:00

Enthusiasm for innovation meets reality of practice

When we received government funding to implement a Continuous Professional Learning project, were confronted with the enthusiasm of innovation meets reality of practice dilemma. Initially, lots of research, discussion and reflection enthused us because of the possibilities and opportunities that abounded. The project proposal distilled our enthusiasm into innovative concepts [...]

Enthusiasm for innovation meets reality of practice2019-06-05T08:44:21+10:00

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 [...]

Educational Leadership: Inspirational Quotes2019-09-04T14:05:04+10:00