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What if school leaders were to approach their work like designers?

Posted on October 26, 2018 in Leadership Development

What if school leaders were to approach their work like designers?

Whilst you might feel like you have been constantly changing, schools have not changed as much as many other organisations. Written by Steve Francis Are we learning as fast as our world is changing? If not, why not? Now more than ever school leaders need to move beyond conversations about change and start making changes. Many school leaders are operating as “accidental designers”, occasionally stumbling across innovative ideas or solutions.  The authors of Design Thinking For...More


Trust - The Most Important Capability for Companies to Flourish in the Next Decade

Posted on October 24, 2018 in Leadership Development

Trust - The Most Important Capability for Companies to Flourish in the Next Decade

Are leaders developing the wrong capability?New research suggests they may be.  Written by David Penglase  A recent PWC study has found ‘the most important capability for companies to flourish in the coming decade will not be innovation or agility, but the ability to build TRUST!’ What we know from an array of research on trust is that trust impacts almost every measure of success in our professional and personal life. But just saying trust is important doesn’t cut it....More


What makes an entrepreneur successful?

Posted on October 22, 2018 in Leadership Development

What makes an entrepreneur successful?

The latest scientific research revealed in Jane Mara’s new book – Think like an entrepreneur – the mindset of success, demonstrates that entrepreneurial thinking can be easily developed by everyone.  It is far more than just creative thinking, idea generation or brain-storming techniques. What makes serial entrepreneurs successful?...Their personal mindset! What is less known is how their internal process develops their mindset to perform at the highest level.  And it...More


What’s your legacy?

Posted on September 26, 2018 in Leadership Development

   George Halkias is a well-respected community figure who has supported vulnerable Australians for over 20 years and is best known for the development of the Big Issue Street Soccer Program which uses soccer to engage and develop homeless and marginalized people.  In this role he has coached and coordinated Australian teams at 8 Homeless World Cup events including: Edinburgh 2005, Cape Town 2006, Copenhagen 2007, Melbourne 2008, Milan 2009, Paris 2011 and Poland 2013 and Glasgow in...More


The Archetype of the Whole

Posted on August 30, 2018 in Leadership Development

In the last 40 years or so the world has shifted from a world of many parts, to a world of the "whole". Whole foods, whole earth, global, Gaia. Below, Christine McDougall explores the Archetype of the WHOLE.  We no longer have the luxury of living in isolation, separate from strangers in other countries. Our news is instant, our ability to travel the world is quick and accessible, our actions and thoughts affect everyone.  We cannot look at our body as a liver and heart...More


Leadership Hacks with Scott Stein

Posted on August 31, 2018 in Leadership Development

A leader can’t possibly complete all the tasks required by their department themselves, but this doesn’t stop many from trying. A Harvard Business Review study titled ‘Why aren’t you delegating?’ found that almost 50% of the companies surveyed were concerned about their employees’ delegation skills—and most of them didn’t offer training on how to delegate. Often experienced leaders don’t delegate to others They falsely believe that they can do...More


Stepping Up as Leader? Just Rock It!

Posted on January 31, 2018 in Leadership Development

Stepping Up as Leader? Just Rock It!

Sonia McDonald is an expert in building leadership strategy, confidence and capability, and is renowned for her innovative approach to leadership, organisational development and neuroscience as it applies to leadership.  Below Sonia gives some encouraging words to those looking to step up as a leader and just rock it! For years, the strong, decisive male was held up to us as the definition of a ‘leader’, but that is all changing. I think as our understanding of leadership has...More


Q&A with Carmen’s founder Carolyn Creswell

Posted on October 4, 2018 in Leadership Development

Q&A with Carmen’s founder Carolyn Creswell

Success has taken a long time — it certainly didn’t happen overnight. It was a slow and steady plod every year to be better and to be very customer-focused so that we can deliver products consumers want to buy. WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR COMPANY? WHEN AND WHERE DID YOUR STORY START? I started this business in 1992 when I was an 18-year-old uni student. I was working in a little bakery one day a week making muesli and they told me I was going to lose my job as the business was...More


High-Performance Leadership

Posted on September 1, 2017 in Leadership Development

High-Performance Leadership

What exactly is Leadership? And can one person ‘teach’ another Leadership? These two questions will fire much debate and conversation whenever posed in any audience of ‘Leaders’. Whatever your view is regarding those two questions; one thing is for sure, we can certainly learn from the leadership of others.   Derek Percival has been working with and advising leaders across a wide variety of different Industries, Cultures and Business Imperatives for over 25 years in a...More


Revisiting Leadership Character

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Leadership Development

Positive Influence and Trust-Relationships expert David Penglase has put together this ‘Intentional Success’ series of practical ‘how to’ videos for HR professionals and aspirational leaders looking for fresh evidence-based ideas and strategies on how to build thriving businesses where people can flourish. This is episode is titled Revisiting Leadership Character ‘Intentional Success’ Series  Episode 1: Do you see Leadership as a Privilege or a...More