Skills for adaptive leaders

Posted by Connie Henson
22nd July 2012

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How to become a thought leader

Posted by Cathy Beer
16th July 2012

I came across this book by Grant Butler: think, write, grow - how to become a thought leader.  I thought you may find this easy to read book helpful in developing your organisation's thought leadership strategy.   It covers what makes a thought leader and a practical guide to communicating your views.  Here are a few key points:

- Successful thought leaders operate at the forefront of their fields, they have a deep understanding of their field and crebilility; offer novel thinking that others can act on; and have the confidence and capacity to communicate their views

- Thought leadership marketing material needs to: promote ideas, might contain extensive facts but must offer your opinion; solve a problem or reveal an opportunity; not sell a product or service directly and be rigorous and transparent

- Thought leader traits are: intelligence, challenge the status quo, credible, honest, courageous and passionate about their fields but their unconventional approach to creating value and their outspokenness can leave them vulnerable to criticism

- No matter what type of thought leadership piece your are writing, the text should do 3 things (3Cs): Capture the reader's attention, Convince the reader of your case and Close with a strong conclusion and ideally a call to action. MORE >

Scholarships available through Australian Scholarships Foundation

Posted by Lauren Heyligers
13th July 2012

Join Marty Linsky & Social Leadership Australia in a new conversation about leadership, Sydney 11/8/12

Posted by Liz Skelton
9th July 2012

With Marty Linsky, Social Leadership Australia and our community of change agents


Reminder: SLA Online Community posts work!

Posted by Julie Ahern
6th July 2012

I just wanted to remind all our SLA Online Community members that posts in the Online Community are quite an effective way of getting the word out to a large group of interested readers.

Our web-stats are show quite a high click-through rate from the weekly SLA Online Community updates that go out to everyone.

SLA Alumni have all had log-ins created for this site. Your log-in should be your name and your password is your program and year (eg. SL2009 for Sydney Leadership 2009, LL2011 for Leading Leading 2011 etc).

Click on the Community tab on the SLA website at www.benevolent.org.au/leadership and follow the instructions at the top of the blog. Why not have a look now and see what others have been doing?

If you have any questions about this, please don't hesitate to contact us in Sydney on 02 9339 8090 or Brisbane 07 3170 4618.

Julie Ahern
Manager, NSW

HBR blog on women and power in leadership: useful or a cop-out?

Posted by Anonymous
6th July 2012

HBR Blog 'Power Play Strategies for Women' (http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/07/power_play_strategies_for_wome_1.html) goes beyond the usual argument that family pressures or unsconscious bias are the key barriers to women's advancement at work. MORE >

Looking for new board member with fundraising or marketing experience

Posted by Jacqui Phillips
4th July 2012

ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) is looking to recruit a volunteer board member with experience in fundraising or marketing.

The board meets monthly by phone and in person 1-2 times per annum. It is comprised of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous board members, including representatives from the ANTaR state branches, national NGOs and individual policy or other experts.

ANTaR is a national advocacy organisation for the rights and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We rely on fundraising income for the majority of our funding.

The ANTaR National Office is based in Sydney and has 5 staff.

Please contact National Director Jacqui Phillips for more information on 0423 773 395 or at jacqui@antar.org.au

Invitation from Circus Oz High Flying Teams

Posted by Lauren Heyligers
22nd June 2012

Phil Ralph is one of SLA's associates.  As Managing Director of The Leadership Sphere, he would like to offer you a special invitation to a business event with Circus Oz to coincide with the Melbourne performance season.

Creating and sustaining high performance teams in today's environment is even more critical as organisations face tougher markets, increased competition and unrelenting pressure to perform.  As one of the facilitators of the newly developed High Flying Teams program, Phil is excited by what the program can offer. 

You will find more information in the attached invitation from Wendy McCarthy AO, the Chair of Circus Oz.  More information about Wendy is also attached.

Leadership in the marriage equality debate

Posted by Justin Koonin
14th June 2012

Hi folks,

  In my role as co-convenor of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, I have written a brief opinion piece about leadership (or perceived lack thereof) in the marriage equality debate.  It draws on some of my learnings from SL2011.  I thought some of you may be interested:



  Best wishes,

                     Justin Koonin









Leadership and change practitioners' reminder: Leading Learning registrations closing 28 May

Posted by Vivienne Reiner
10th May 2012

Last chance to register for Leading Learning, our annual masterclass for senior decision-makers in OD, leadership- and talent development, change and HR.

The program will run in Sydney on 25-30 June.

Registrations close 28 May.

This 6-day residential is not to be missed!

For more informtion go to our page on Leading Learning: The Purpose, Role & Practice of Leadership Development for the brochure, further details, testimonials and registration form.

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