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+10:00August 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+10:00July 2nd, 2019|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|0 Comments

The story of our new book

In case you missed it in last week’s Global Connections, last month Gayle and I were very pleased to introduce our new book, Working with Emotional Health and the Enneagram, to the world. At the recent International Enneagram Association China conference in Hong Kong – our first chance to share our book – Jerry Wagner [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:29:47+10:00June 4th, 2019|Blog|4 Comments

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+10:00May 9th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Raising the bar of human consciousness

The drive for change

I feel very fortunate to have grown up in Kenya. It was experiencing the wonders of Africa as a child that ultimately drove my passion for nature and led me to choose to study marine biology and zoology at university. Not long after graduating, I started to understand some of the many human-created threats to [...]

By |2019-05-01T13:15:54+10:00April 30th, 2019|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|Comments Off on The drive for change

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+10:00April 2nd, 2019|Blog|1 Comment

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+10:00March 12th, 2019|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|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+10:00March 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+10:00February 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Leading above the line: the gift of positive feedback