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Gillian Starling is creating change

Eight years ago I met Gayle and Malcolm in the Solomon Islands on one of Global Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Experiences. It was one of my early introductions to leadership development, and also to the work that Global Leadership Foundation undertakes. More recently, they encouraged me to apply for a place on the Homeward Bound program. The [...]

By | 2018-11-16T09:03:48+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|0 Comments

2018, I will remember you

This month we feature a guest post from Alicia Kennedy. Alicia is a participant in the 2018 Melbourne Table of Ten. Having worked as a veterinarian for thirty years, Alicia was acutely aware there was a growing need for a community-centred veterinary service that provided special support for senior clients. So, in 2015 she founded Cherished Pets, [...]

By | 2018-11-05T17:33:26+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment

The search for healthier political leadership

Two months ago I wrote about how the lack of emotional health in our current political leadership – in particular in parliament itself – was keeping me awake at night. As if to emphasise that below-the-line behaviours aren’t restricted to the chambers, in the period since then we have seen yet another sitting prime minister [...]

By | 2018-10-01T11:45:59+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Blog|3 Comments

Enter ‘artful leadership’

This month we welcome a guest post from our colleague and collaborator Kim Lisson. Kim is a ‘late onset artist’ (a writer) and the Principal Consultant at Karrak Consulting. After 30 years in the leadership development field, he has finally realised artists are his tribe and he’s enjoying making and sharing the now-so-very-obvious links between [...]

By | 2018-08-31T10:15:31+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment

Becoming healthy as an alternative to losing weight

No, I haven’t suddenly become a fitness guru with tips and techniques for the month ahead. What I want to do in this article is highlight something that has become more apparent to me lately and that is all about our use of words and what that creates in our life. I would like you [...]

By | 2018-07-02T16:03:41+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Becoming healthy as an alternative to losing weight

Why culture change is rarely straightforward

As one financial institution after another is finding itself embarrassed by the current Royal Commission into the sector in Australia, we hear a lot of commitment to ‘changing the culture’ in the future. Unfortunately, the likelihood is that these large banks and investment firms will find culture change far more difficult than they make out. As [...]

By | 2018-06-05T11:21:52+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why culture change is rarely straightforward

Business in the doughnut economy

It’s easy to intuitively understand why being a certified B Corp– a business that has demonstrated its ability to be a force for good – is a ‘good’ thing to be. What is perhaps less obvious is that B Corp-like values are much more than a ‘nice to have’. They are essential to the future [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:08:54+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Business in the doughnut economy

Feeling included

For the past 10 years, I have had the honour of being part of the team facilitating the ‘Opening Doors’ Social Inclusion Community Leadership Program. Running over six months each year, it provides leadership development to around 20 community members from Melbourne’s east and south-east who are passionate about working towards a more socially inclusive [...]

By | 2018-04-04T09:19:55+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Feeling included

Culture change: See it, Own it, Do it

We are privileged to work with many organisations that are changing their cultures to support their purpose and direction. It is rewarding to be part of the team supporting an organisation’s people to develop a picture of what they want, and then to build the behaviours, symbols and systems that will enable that picture to [...]

By | 2018-03-06T10:22:15+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Culture change: See it, Own it, Do it