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About Gayle Hardie

Gayle is internationally recognised for her capability, enthusiasm and experience in the world of leadership and organisation transformation. She currently works with boards and senior leaders all over the world in a range of areas, including: transformational leadership and change in individuals and organisations, strategic planning and development, emotional health and leadership resilience, leading through facilitating, strengthening collaboration, and board and executive mentoring and coaching.

What can we do together that we can’t do apart?

We have recently come to the conclusion of another two Tables of Ten, bringing to over 30 the number of leaders engaged in this process over the past three years. The question that heads this blog post is one that is explored over the nine months each group is together. At first glance, it may [...]

By |2019-11-06T11:32:44+11:00November 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

A growing sense of inclusion

Last Saturday, along with many other Australians and probably many others from across the world, I watched the AFL (Australian Football League) Grand Final. It is a celebrated day – with fans walking the streets in their football colours, plenty of backyard barbeques, lots of cheering (and booing) and strong opinions about umpires, players and [...]

By |2019-09-30T12:40:57+11:00September 30th, 2019|Blog|3 Comments

Vulnerability and leadership: what steps can we take?

In my last blog post, I explored the impact that being vulnerable has on becoming a more authentic, compassionate and effective leader. I also identified that one of the greatest challenges to this is to shed the ‘protective coatings’ or coping strategies that shield us from the experience of being out of control, feeling ashamed or [...]

By |2019-09-12T09:07:10+11:00September 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Vulnerability and leadership: what steps can we take?

Vulnerability and leadership

One only has to look at the current thinking and work around vulnerability and leadership to appreciate the impact that being vulnerable has in becoming a more authentic, compassionate and effective leader. A strong contributor to this field is researcher and author Brene Brown. In her book Dare to Lead she says, ‘vulnerability is the [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:23:11+11:00August 6th, 2019|Blog|2 Comments

Connecting to my inner observer

I have been travelling in the USA over the past week on my way to my high school reunion in Springfield, Vermont. Since I arrived I've been very conscious of some differences in perspectives and approaches around me. Two examples are the arrivals and security processes at airports and the strength of opinions that exist [...]

By |2019-06-19T14:58:03+11:00June 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Connecting to my inner observer

Raising the bar of human consciousness

After meeting Saara Sabbagh, founding director of Benevolence Australia a few years ago it quickly became clear that we shared many of the same values – particularly around the need to, as she describes it, ‘raise the bar of human consciousness’. We have since been privileged to work with Saara and her organisation on strategic [...]

By |2019-05-09T08:54:53+11:00May 9th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Raising the bar of human consciousness

When an organisation lives what it believes

In November last year, Malcolm Lazenby and I had the privilege of travelling to Frutillar, Chile to join more than 700 people from over 20 countries at was described as the ‘largest and most ambitious constellation of events’ in the history of the B Corp movement: Encuentro+B. To be in the space with so many [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:37:32+11:00April 2nd, 2019|Blog|1 Comment

Stepping up for the ‘greater good’

Last week I received an email from my colleague Huw Kingston letting me know that he was stepping up to a new challenge, one that was very different to any he has undertaken to date. Huw describes himself on his website as ‘an adventurer, speaker, entrepreneur, former cafe owner, event director, environmentalist, writer, ski guide, [...]

By |2019-03-04T12:04:35+11:00March 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Stepping up for the ‘greater good’

Leading above the line: the gift of positive feedback

We open this year with an inspiring guest post from our friend, colleague and Tables of Ten participant Alex Mills. Alex is coordinator of the Opening Doors community leadership program and a passionate social inclusion advocate. Based in Melbourne’s east, Opening Doors supports existing and emerging leaders to create stronger, more connected and more inclusive communities. [...]

By |2019-06-26T15:10:55+11:00February 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Leading above the line: the gift of positive feedback