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Preparing for a post-pandemic world involves being flexible now on our path to resilience. Adapting to the current context is crucial for those who are faring well to support those affected and coping less well. Human-centred leadership skills are fundamental to developing resilience, starting with flexibility.
Tall Poppy Podcast Series on Women and Power- Michelle Ryan: Powerful woman. They say that women hold up half the sky yet the number of women in positions of leadership doesn’t reflect this. Michelle Ryan is a professor at Exeter University, a researcher, social and organisational psychologist, looking at gender inequality. What does that mean, and what can we do to promote equality? Michelle helps us unpack the reasons for the low numbers of women in leading roles, and impact of stereotyping and imposter syndrome relating to women and power. She helps us see that we’re not alone and [...]
Tall Poppy Podcast Series: Women and Power What does it mean to be fit for the future of work? Michelle Gibbings helps us unpack the skills and competencies of leadership when the world of work is changing so quickly. She brings an experience of having difficult conversations in her own career and how to navigate the power structures of the corporate world. She helps us see what holding your own can look like and where that strengths to do so comes from, relating to power well. We discuss the impact of unconscious bias against women in individuals her determination [...]
Lindsey Brown created Foundry Associates to bridge the gap between technical solutions and society. Leveraging years of experience in the water industry and levelling up from being a solo operator, she created a team that can function without her. She learned this the hard way and offers insights into doing things differently, inviting diverse perspectives and being connected to purpose and innovative strategies to leverage resources. She's also the Victorian Vice Chair of the Australian Water Association and talks about the differences between working with volunteers in a well-respected industry association and working with paid staff. She shares what it's [...]
Stephen Dunns was a career CEO and now teaches about leadership and is exploring a new realm in the shadow side of leadership. What happens when virtues become vices? We discuss the impact of your ‘emotional wake’, the tension in wanting a hero leader but resenting them when we get them, the fact that we want to be in control but no one wants to be controlled. We get to hear Stephen reflect and share the path that went from feedback that gutted him, to being inquisitive, inclusive and a true leader in walking the talk. This is the [...]
What does it take to build a successful charity? Chantelle Baxter started One Girl, the organisation behind the Do It In a Dress Campaign, in her mid-20s, and after years of building the organisation stepped down as CEO. We learn about her journey, how long it took before she started paying herself, the cost to her physical health, her commitment to transparency and fun, how it helped build a strong relationship with a large community of committed supporters. She also talks about her latest venture, serious health challenges and what’s important to her now after all she’s experienced. This interview is dripping with inspiration, listen up! Links Chantelle's website , on [...]
It can take a lot to achieve a goal and sometimes we need support to hold ourselves accountable. There are plenty of resources that talk about apps and mindset, advising you to measure progress and manage your energy not your time, great I love all of those, but this is really focusing on practical accountability support. If you’re already clear about why you want to achieve, a specific goal and have a good understanding of what the benefits of achieving it are, here is something that might help. I’m focusing here on three areas: technology, internal tools that relate [...]
If you could end suffering, would you? If you could turn trauma into your greatest strength what difference would it make? Would you be empowered? These are the questions that lead us to a bold vision held by Sally Anderson, Founder of Evolved Leadership and author of the Co-Creative Age - The next evolutionary phase of leadership. This episode is not for the faint of heart, it’s for those who hunger for a thriving and prosperous future for all. Sally Anderson is dangerous…to the status quo, to how much we tolerate our own pain and suffering. This isn’t just [...]
Joshua Spodek went from being an astrophysicist to teaching and coaching leadership at NYU and Columbia Business School following a rollercoaster experience as an inventor and CEO of Submedia. After discovering that leadership could be taught, he became curious about learning how to teach it. His book Leadership Step by Step, is the culmination of his teaching and coaching experience. His approach is focused on practices for skill development of the social and emotional elements of leadership. In our conversation, he talked about his own practices and reframed competition. He shared his thoughts on the difference between managers and leaders, the #1 predictor of success, and why there are so [...]