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Emotional health in a time of global crisis

One of the gifts of our work is that we are able to spend time in countries all over the world, both directly or through our network of Global Fellows. For instance, Malcolm and I recently returned from running workshops in Denmark, which included participants from Brazil and Iran, and we will soon return to [...]

By |2020-03-16T11:58:43+11:00March 3rd, 2020|Blog|2 Comments

Always amazed at the impact

Malcolm and Gayle are recently returned from a trip to Denmark where they ran their 'Enneagram Immersion' and 'Development Paths to Building Emotional Health' workshops. The participants in both workshops came from Europe and the UK and as far away as Brazil. We are constantly amazed at the impact these workshops can have, and the [...]

By |2020-02-19T14:39:17+11:00February 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Local leadership lessons from Antarctica

Twelve months ago I started on a journey – a journey of leadership learning, growth and development. My journey ultimately took me all the way to Antarctica for a 21-day voyage, as part of the largest-ever all-women expedition to the continent. And now, as I reflect on the experience, I realise that my journey has [...]

By |2020-02-04T08:49:24+11:00February 4th, 2020|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|0 Comments

A reflection on 2019

As we come to the end of another year, it feels timely and important to reflect on the work and impact of Global Leadership Foundation in raising the emotional health levels of people across the planet. There are always interesting conversations with our friends, Fellows and clients when it comes to what we mean by [...]

By |2019-12-03T11:33:36+11:00December 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on A reflection on 2019

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|Comments Off on What can we do together that we can’t do apart?

Counting down to Antarctica

It has been a year since my first post about my Homeward Bound experience. Now, with just over a month to go until we begin our trip to Antarctica, I have started to picture what it is going to look like when we first approach the Antarctic Peninsula. I am told nothing can really prepare [...]

By |2019-10-03T13:51:30+11:00October 8th, 2019|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|2 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

On the environment, you can make a difference too

This month we are featuring a new blog post by environmentalist and marine scientist Gillian Starling. Gillian has contributed a number of posts to our website already this year as she takes part in #HB4, the fourth Homeward Bound program for women working in STEMM. Gillian was selected to be one of 100 women from [...]

By |2019-07-02T08:47:40+11:00July 2nd, 2019|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|Comments Off on On the environment, you can make a difference too