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Becoming visible

‘To be seen without purpose is vanity’ One of the first topics we are delving into as part of the Homeward Bound project is ‘Visibility’. This is something I have looked forward to. Scientists like me are often behind the scenes, playing our part feeding information to inform policy, for example. One of the things [...]

By |2019-03-12T08:54:17+11:00March 12th, 2019|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Emotional health is the answer

This month we feature another guest post, this time from Tim Giles. Tim has been a social worker for 11 years. After a chance encounter working with men who had had contact with the criminal justice system, he has spent his career working with this population in various leadership and clinical roles. Five years ago Tim had the [...]

By |2019-02-27T08:48:42+11:00December 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Emotional health is the answer

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+11:00November 13th, 2018|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|1 Comment

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+11:00November 6th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

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+11:00October 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+11:00September 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+11:00July 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Becoming healthy as an alternative to losing weight