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How authentic should you be?

When working alongside my clients, predominantly School Principals, Senior Leadership Teams and University Leaders, I emphasise the importance of developing and demonstrating “authentic leadership” – that ability to know themselves, to lead with an awareness of their own shortcomings and to develop the skill of communicating clearly, empathically and with a genuine desire to understand the people with whom they are communicating. There is no doubt that on the world … Continue reading

Agile Leadership in the time of the “New Normal”

The term “agile leadership” is one which applies to the leader who is very conscious of the need to be adaptive and who doesn’t believe that there is a “one size fits all” type response to situations. Never before, has there been a greater need for such agility or for such situational leadership responses. For leaders who have been used to demonstrating and implementing a “control and command” form of … Continue reading

Lessons from a “Bombshell”

I recall walking in the streets of Collingwood and coming across a striking piece of graffiti art of a beautiful woman who was clearly from another era and seemed familiar. Enquiring among friends confirmed the woman was Hedy Lamarr, a famed Hollywood golden era movie star. Not long after, filling in hours on a long flight, I found the movie menu offered a documentary about the same Hedy Lamarr, curiously … Continue reading