Tall Poppy host Tathra Street shares her backstory. Born in Australia, raised in Canada, a young activist who was willing to risk arrest for causes she believed in, inspired by a wide range of influencers from Joanna Macy, to Paul Hawken, from Deepak Chopra to Otto Scharma and Peter Senge. A personal journey of change, internal and external, from moving across the planet to changing careers and starting her own business. In this episode you'll get a snapshot of what it took to become the person she is today, the activist groups she was part of, the books she [...]
Gayle Hardie, Co-Founder of the Global Leadership Foundation. Champion of emotionally healthy leaders, expresses concern with compassion about why we need to include “human” in the description to remind us of what leadership is about. She also shares about her own career path and how getting out of her comfort zone made all the difference. This interview is the second in the series on Human Centred Leadership. Gayle Hardy on LinkedIn Global Leadership Foundation Book: Emotionally Healthy Leaders (online version PDF) Article on Vertical Development and Emotional Health
Anthony Howard, the CEO whisperer and author of "Humanise: Why Human Centred Leadership Is the key to the 21st Century" is the first interview for Tall Poppy and one of four in a series on the topic of Human Centred Leadership. He possibly coined the term. Hear predictions for the future of work, why the human touch will be at a premium and a very personal story about some courageous unsolicited feedback that led Anthony to explore emotional intelligence as a way to change to himself to improve his own leadership.
ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 14 I imagine a world in which we feel safe to express our whole selves. So that... Emotions are ok to express, valued, learned from and moved through rapidly. Our silly side is welcomed and seen as appropriate in more circumstances. Creativity is unleashed in every aspect of life. Our current work culture is about bringing our professional selves to work at the expense of the rest of ourselves. This means our creativity, fun, and emotions are often put aside in favour of technical expertise. When we go outside the narrow band of acceptable expression our sanity is questioned. If we’re too happy we must be on drugs. [...]
ReWriting the World Blog Challenge Day 6 I imagine a world in which Vulnerability is embraced as a strength So that we can ask for help without shame. So that showing emotion is recognised as an important human trait that is normal and natural. So that those who express emotion are respected and revered. So that raising a new idea is met with encouragement and curiosity. So that putting yourself out there as an artist, entrepreneur or free thinker isn’t so scary. Currently, our society regards vulnerability as a weakness. This makes asking for help, posing new ideas, and creative expression seem difficult and scary things to do. This prevents [...]
ReWriting the World Blog Challenge Day 5 I imagine a world in which we trust ourselves. So that... We stop looking outside ourselves for answers and start relying on our selves because we have a deep connection to our sense of self. We can look in the mirror and experience a strong foundation of confidence and self-awareness. We feel grounded in our relationship with ourselves such that we have strong relationships with others in our families and communities. Today, we are forever second guessing our own intelligence, our own wisdom, looking to others, role models, the media, pop culture for [...]